Don't be deceived by the boring, industrial outside of the building. The first thing you seen when entering the building is table tennis, then into a modern designed lobby, with friendly staff to check you in and a corner for Freitag products on sale.
The location of the hotel is a bit far from city center / Altstadt, but close to a hip shopping area around Viadukt. From Zurich HB it is about 15-20 mins on Tram No. 4. Not the most convenient, but good enough for us.
The room is spacious and clean, with a comfortable bed. If you are not travelling with your spouse, then you will want to let them know when checking in because there was a glass panel separating the bathroom and the bedroom for our room, with no curtain. Thus one can quite clearly see what the other is doing in the bathroom - be it on the throne or in the shower.
We stayed here twice during our trip, and the first room had only a curtain for the shower section, which was a slight problem as the bathroom got quite wet. The second room had a glass door, though.
One other thing to note is that some rooms face the central atrium, and if you have a habit of walking around naked in the room, you might want to consider closing the curtains - the thin white drape was translucent at best and those in the corridor outside or the room opposite will be able to see you.
That said, this is the rare hotel that keeps bringing a smile to my face, with many well thought-out small touches. Like the Freitag bag hanging in the room for your use. Or the genius DND booklet that let you choose your messages from "It's your turn to clean" to "Still naked" to "Police crime scene do not enter". Or something along those lines.
Also, the soap / bath gel they provided was really quite good.
The restaurant downstairs was decent.
We liked 25hours so much that we've decided when we next travel to cities where their hotels are present, we will not hesitate to book again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 25hours Hotel Zürich West is the most colourful hotel in the city on the Limmat. Located in the vibrant district 5, designer Alfredo Häberli‘s team has created a relaxed living environment with playful references to the secrets and sights of the city. The Oriental-Mediterranean restaurant NENI offers an eclectic mix of world cuisine in collaboration with trendsetting Austrian restaurateur Haya Molcho.126 rooms • Mini-bar • Safe • iHome Sound Dock • iMac workplaces • Kiosk • Free Wi-Fi throughout the building • Free MINI rental • Free bicycle rental • NENI restaurant with summer terrace • Bar • 3 function rooms • Jogging corner • Sauna & Fitness with city view • Car park • Art installations from Alfredo Häberli ... more less
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