This was a quick one-night stay after visiting Reinfall in Shaffhausen and having a flight departing Zurich the following morning. This is a pleasant and typical budget hotel. It has a good restaurant, good draft Feldschlossen (swiss beer), clean rooms where all the facilities work and free parking. It is a short drive to the Zurich airport, and is located north of there so one does not need to contend with the Zurich city traffic. The hotel is easy to find by car, and has ample parking. I remember needing a pass key for the garage, but I don't remember if it was included with the hotel rate. If not, is was negligible.
When we got to the rental car rental return the next morning at the airport, I was missing my laptop. I realized I had left it in the parking garage at the hotel when loading the luggage. Avis called the hotel for me, the hotel staff went out to the garage, and found it, and called Avis to let them know to tell us they had it. Avis let us take the car back to the hotel to retrieve it, and they had it at the front desk for me. We returned to the airport and still made our flight (but it was close). We can't express how much we appreciated this.
This hotel is probably typical of European Ibis properties. It was an excellent value and we had a pleasant stay. I was returning from a business trip, but we were here due to a sightseeing trip on the way back to the airport.
Nothing to do with the hotel, but If driving in Winterhur, do watch out for the numerous photo enforcements in the area. These are all over the area, but there seems to be an extra abundance in the Winterhur-Zurich area. We saw a number of cars flashed that did not seem to be exceeding the limit by very much.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The ibis budget Winterthur (former Etap Hotel) is an affordable non-smoking hotel in the business district, just 5 minutes' drive from the train station. It is close to the museums and city center which is home to one of Europe's largest pedestrianized areas. The hotel has 84 comfortable rooms with air conditioning, free WIFI, paid parking and a nearby restaurant. Whether visiting as a couple, with your family or as a group, enjoy an affordable midweek or weekend break in Winterthur. ... more less
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