This hotel is very convenient to the airport if you just need a day to layover. We stayed here on our way to Johannesburg and on the way back to Chicago. The rate fluctuates and sometimes has breakfast included in the price. The breakfast is decent for a buffet style offering. There is not much close to the hotel to get breakfast cheaper. Get the breakfast inclusive package if it is reasonable we were in the $130 USD price range with breakfast one night. The beds are comfortable, but occupy much of the room space. Expect to pay about $40 USD per adult for a pretty basic dinner with a beer. If you know Zurich somewhat, you can catch the tram to the City Centre about 10 minutes away. You can use a debit card to buy your ticket or a credit card if you have a pin. The platform machine does not take cash. The Zurich transportation is based on zones. The cheapest zone will allow you to travel most of city center. I think that was zone 110, but may be wrong about that. Depending which tram you take, getting to the excellent Art Museum or the downtown requires no tram changes or one tram change. The unfortunate thing is that a lot of the information on the tram platforms is all in Swiss German and is very hard to understand if you don't know your stops ahead of time. There are usually two trams that stop at the stop nearest to the hotel--one of which gets you all the way downtown and the other needs a transfer depending on the day of the week. The tram is slower than the trains, but you get a great tour of the neighborhoods and local color. Depending how busy the front staff are, they may be very helpful in dealing with getting to the tram or not so helpful in busy times. This is a hotel that quite a few bus tours use and breakfast can be very busy as a result.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ibis Zurich Messe Airport Hotel is just a 10-minute walk from the Hallenstadion and the Zurich exhibition center. There is a free shuttle bus service for hotel guests that runs between the airport and hotel. The recently renovated hotel boasts 252 comfortable, air-cooled rooms, a contemporary restaurant, 3 meeting rooms and private car park (paying). There is free Wi-Fi access and our bar is open 24 hours a day serving drinks and snacks with a smile. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ibis Zurich Messe-Airport Hotel