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Hotel Villette
Ranked #133 of 138 Hotels in Zurich
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“Stay Away”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2009

I travelled to Zurich in Nov 09 and to had to stay one night in this hotel due to some flight delay. Here it goes, I reach the hotel no one at reception, though a phone number is there call him up and there comes someone to attend. Limited credit cards accepted. Room had old fashioned feeling, first impression not pleasing . Now you goto the bathroom and find missing toileteries. The bathroom needs real renovation, hard to stay in it . Then the morning breakfast eat bread butter jam with cofee.
I would rather spend some more to get a better place.
Only advantage 2 mins walking distance from tram station.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2009

This hotel is in a great location - BUT it has problems. . . . The receptionist is also the caretaker, waitress and general EVERYTHING. She does everything here and treats the guests as if they are in her home. . . she will walk into your room without knocking. . . tell you to leave so she can clean NOW. . . .
Breakfast. . . a joke. . . . continental breakfast is fine but this just doesn't cut it. you also get accosted if you come half hour before the ending time (0930). She wants to get out so she can get back to her other job.
My room did not have a bathroom in the room - it was on the hall shared with 2 other rooms and anyone else who wanted to use it in the hotel (14 rooms). The shower stall did not have a curtain or any enclosure either. . . it was quite dirty as well. . . .

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2008

We found this hotel online searching for an affordable place to stay in downtown Zurich. Hotel Villette popped up on a Swiss Budget Hotel website and we could not find any reviews, so we decided to take a risk and book anyway.

It turned out to be a very pleasant place with a great location. We parked in a near-by garage (Hohe Promenade) and walked maybe 5 or 10 minutes to find the hotel. We took the elevator to the reception desk, hit a buzzer, and was greeted by a very nice lady. She spoke excellent English. We paid up front in cash (Swiss Francs) and she gave us the key to our room. They may take credit cards, but it was unclear at the time.

The room was small like most European hotel rooms, but not too cramped for me and my husband. It came with standard features such as a mini-bar and a queen size bed. The bathroom was in dire need of a renovation, but clean. The water was very warm, but did not get hot. It was not a deal-breaker or ruin our stay. The room was very quiet. Wool blankets kept us warm. The TV was small, but adequate.

It was centrally located to the tourist part of the city. All major sites were within walking distance.

The hotel does not have its own parking. The parking garage is always available, but can be expensive if left overnight. We were lucky enough to find curbside parking nearby, which was free between 9 PM and 8 AM. After 8 AM you have to charge the parking meter every 2 hours.

Breakfast was complimentary. It was served in the downstairs restaurant (a fondue restaurant owned and operated by the hotel), but was only some bread served with assorted cheeses and jellies. Coffee, juice, and hot tea were also served. There was room for improvement as far as breakfast was concerned.
In the evening the restaurant looked inviting, but we decided to go elsewhere.

Overall, we left very satisfied with this hotel. It was very affordable compared to others in that area of Zurich. It has great potential, but unfortunately the place does not seem to advertise for itself enough. I would definitely recommend it for couples traveling thru Europe on a budget. Don't expect anything fancy like the worldwide chains. It is a privately owned hotel with charm, where we were extremely comfortable.

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  • Stayed November 2008, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Villette

Property: Hotel Villette
Address: Kruggasse 4, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich > Old Town
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #133 of 138 Hotels in Zurich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Villette 2.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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