Hotel Meridiana3.0 out of 5.0
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This hotel is located within walking distance to the center (15 min walk appx). There is also a bus stop at the corner to bring you to the train station. Wifi connection was not strong from the rooms or hallway, we had to come to the lobby most of the time. The staff was helpful. Cold breakfast included.
Wonderful staff at the front desk who were very accommodating and helpful. The room was small but very clean and comfortable. There was a balcony with a beautiful view overlooking the city. There is a great place to eat right down the street from the hotel (Alfredo). The food was better here than what I found in the more touristy sections of the city. It is a comfortable 10 minute walk or so to the city center. I really enjoyed being away from the crowds and in a more residential area of the city.
Overall, I my 20 year old daughter and I had a good experience at the hotel. I booked the room the morning we arrived - it was the cheapest available online in all of Zurich. The highlight was the morning staff! We arrived at 1000 and our room was not ready yet (their check in policy is I think 14 or 1500). The young lady who spoke perfect English took time to give us detailed recommendations and instructions on places to visit, and stored our bags in the front office while we toured old-town Zurich. I am an airline pilot and I stay in hotels hundreds of times a year. I pay close attention to details. Our room was on the second floor. There is a SMALL elevator, but it delivers you to the base of the six steps up to the room (you must carry your bags up steps, regardless of the elevator). The room itself was small (about 4mx4m). There are no chairs in the room, but instead two stools. There is no closet, but instead large hanging rods with hangars available. The view from the window is of a neighborhood and parking lot. The walls are painted white, but one was a vivid purple. There are overhead lights (not common in American hotels) and wall lamps. There was a large mirror situated next to a small flat screen TV on the wall (the remote did not work (we operated it manually). The twin sized beds utilize a memory foam mattress which both my daughter and I found comfortable. They have a computer in the lobby for internet and free wifi available. There is no air conditioning, but we did not need it in mid-September. The hotel is located in somewhat of a sketchy part of town, but that also lent to lower costs for food. There is a bar around the corner next to the bus stop, and a "take-away" fast food place across the street. I expected to find homeless people or grifters in the neighborhood, but there were none. The hotel is located four stops from the main rail station; it's a walk-able distance, but not with baggage. Public transportation in Zurich is amazing, and the hotel is well situated to take advantage of it. Overall, I would not hesitate to stay there again, but don't expect American resort amenities.
Wonderful staff, good breakfast, clean bright room. Noisy traffic but great location, right on a bus route and close to train station and historic district. Would definitely choose this hotel again. Great experience, wonderful value. Short taxi ride to airport (only about twenty minutes). Close to great restaurants in a nice neighborhood.
I thought the hotel was good and the staff was really great, however it was a bit noisy. We were toward the back and there must have been a patio or something under our window because it was quite loud. Also, the Internet was SUPER slow. However, I mentioned it and hopefully they will try to fix it moving forward. All in all, a good hotel for the money. Very clean, free breakfast. Stay here if you don't mind a 15 min walk into town and try to get a front room!
Nothing special about this hotel for a few extra dollars you can find a much better place. It was just ok.