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“It's just o.k.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Schmitta

Hotel Schmitta
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Hotel Schmitta
Zurich, Switzerland
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45 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“It's just o.k.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2012

We got a Dein Deal (it's a Swiss Groupon) for this hotel and went with a group of friends for a weekend. The hotel is in serious need of an overhaul. Our room was really, really dark with some light bulbs either not bright enough or burnt out. Pieces of the faucet in the shower fell off when we turned it on, and the shower itself was kind of weak (it's a pet peeve of mine - an anemic shower). I think the last time the rooms were decorated was in the late '60s because the decor was quite dated.

We were provided half board one night during our stay - it was good, but nothing spectacular. We were served bouillon soup, grilled chicken, and some ricotta cheese dessert. Maybe I'm spoiled because I've stayed at plenty of hotels in Switzerland where they go above and beyond and that's why I'm a bit critical of the Hotel Schmitta?

There were plenty of pluses - comfy bed, spotlessly clean rooms, location near the train station, affordable, a filling breakfast, and the staff was nice. If they did a few updates to the facilities, it would easily be a super hotel. Until then, don't expect to be wowed during your stay.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Geneva, Switzerland
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17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2012

Great location, close to the ski lifts. The room we stayed in was on the small side but really nice with great views! The bathroom does need some revamping but was functional. Overall great value for money!

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Zurich, Switzerland
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52 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2012

We stayed in Hotel Schmitta in March, 2011 for 2 nights over a weekend of skiing. The hotel is only a short walk away to the lift which brings you up to the ski area. The staff were very friendly and helpful both during the reservation process pre-arrival and while we were there. The building is old but rooms are tactfully decorated with adequate spaces. The beds are comfortable. We had one dinner at the hotel restaurant and the service was good and friendly. It wasn't the fastest given that it was a busy night. The food was good. Overall what really sets the hotel apart are the friendliness of the staff/owners there. It has gone above and beyond compared to the 3-star family run hotel rating. We are returning back to the hotel again this year 2012 and looking forward to our second visit.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2011

Close to rail station, friendly and welcoming staff, good (for switzerland) price. Clean. Good breakfast. We had a balcony with views to the other side of the valley. Others have complained about absence of a lift - we didn't find this an issue, as the stairway was adequately wide, and this is very common for smaller hotels. Coop supermarket 200 metres away in same street. Lighting in room a little dim, but not a big issue,furnishings a little dated.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Zug, Switzerland
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482 reviews
117 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2011

Located in an old but appealing building, the smallish hotel Schmitta exudes Alpine charm. The rooms are simple and clean, the free breakfast is adequate to start the day's hiking (in summer) or skiing (in winter).
What really distinguishes the hotel, however, are the hosts - a young Dutch couple named An and Aldwin, who take care of their guests with friendliness, good humor, and efficient service.
The village of Fiesch isd the ideal starting point for the Aletsch Glacier arera, which has been designated a Unesco World Heritage site. Nearby one also finds the charming village of Ernen, site of a great deal of musical activity (they call themselves "the music village"). And - believe it or not - Cesar Ritz, the "inventor" of the modern luxury hotel, was born and is buried not far from here...

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Schmitta
Address: Furkastrasse, Fiesch in Valais 3984, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Valais > Fiesch in Valais
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Fiesch in Valais
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Schmitta 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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