Zurich is undoubtedly one of the most expensive cities in the world, but it’s also a gorgeous city that is not to be missed while in Switzerland.
While in Zurich we stayed at Sorell Hotel Seidenhof which is located about a 10 minute walk away from the central Zurich train station. We failed miserably at walking there as we weren’t used to the winding streets of Zurich so we would suggest catching a taxi or public transport to get to the hotel.
The check in process at the hotel was relatively quick and the staff were friendly. There were two elevators to use to get access to the rooms, one at either side of the reception. We were informed of our room number and where the breakfast area was for the buffet in the morning.
The staff also seemed good at dealing with problems. The man in front of us at check in said he had accidentally cancelled his booking, despite this the clerk was able to give him another room quickly.
The room was clean, with a decent amount of space and had amenities we didn’t even have in more expensive hotels such as a tablet for internet use. The room had a coffee machine, aforementioned tablet, a large bed, a bath, television, a chair and a desk making it handy for both business and leisure travelers.
As for the bathroom we loved having a bath to use during our stay. As a nice touch each room is fitted with a rubber duck, like the one you used to have in your bath as a child. I loved this as it gave the hotel a more homely touch, making you feel more relax when so far away from home.
Steve and I love a good buffet breakfast and the Sorell Hotel Seidenhof didn’t disappoint. In the mornings we had access to a classic breakfast with choices of eggs, cheeses, fruits and yogurts, as well as many different types of breads. The wait staff brought us teas to sip on while eating our breakfast and we got to look out the window while eating (many of the seats are placed near the windows).
The Sorell Hotel Seidenhof has a restaurant available for its guests called Mishio Restaurant and Takeaway which served Chinese, Vietnamese and Thai influenced dishes. Upon check in we were given a ten euro voucher for the restaurant (I believe this is given to all guests upon check in, but I could be wrong).
Another restaurant worth trying from the Sorell Hotel Group is Restaurant R21 overlooking the lake at their partner hotel Sorell Hotel Zurichberg. This is an upscale restaurant with an amazing view of the city – stay tuned for our review next week for more information and prices (will link it in here).
That was our review of the Sorell Hotel Seidenhof, and we would definitely recommend it if you are staying in Zurich.
- Rooms at the Sorell Hotel Seidenhof start from around CHF140 (single) and CHF195 (double).
- Free wifi in all rooms.
- Breakfast is included.
- Central location near the train station and tram stops.
We were hosted by Sorell Hotels in exchange for an honest review.