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Olympia Hotel
Ranked #112 of 138 Hotels in Zurich
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“ryanair among hotels”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2013

It's an OK hotel, though I would probably look for a different one next time. My room was clean, beds were fine, and the bathroom was tidy too though very tiny. The room smelled like an appartment of a hevay smoker that have been cleant afterwards but not suficciently ventilated. I had to open the window to let fresh air in though you can't really sleep with an open window due to the tram line and general traffic.
Some signs of age in the room. Sqeaking floors. No European sockets (bring your adaptor with you!)
Walking distance 20 minutes to decent pubs and restaurants - just follow the road; 30 minutes to the central station.
All in one not bad but not impressive either.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Oulu, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2013

I stayed 4 nights at this hotel in a single room. As others had stated the issue of walls sound-proofing , I requested for a room not facing the street. I had no problem with the noises from the cars, however, I could somehow hear my neighbor snoring (who snored loudly). They fixed the issue of temperature control by employing valves on hot water heaters and you could adjust them. The bathroom seemed small and I didn't bother that and the fact that I had to wash my hands in the room area as in the photos. It was very well cleaned and towels sizes were alright. You have to lock the door using the key when you leave or enter the room. The lift was for 2 persons + luggage or 4 persons. Overall, it was worth of 60€ per night (room only) compared to other hotels. It was accessible using trams and buses to every other parts of Zurich. The staff who stayed during mornings were helpful and could speak English well. Bear in mind that power outlets are very sophisticated in Zurich even if you use European pins and you could ask the reception to give you an adapter. Still the problem of paid internet exists although I managed to buy a prepaid simcard from Orange service provider and used it for 3 days @ 10 CHF. There are various restaurants, supermarket (COOP) and 24hour K-kiosks around to buy something for breakfast and just glasses were provided in rooms.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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South Shields, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2012

We booked this hotel for 3 nights while we were visiting a friend that works in the city. The location was perfect for our needs, just 15mins walk to the centre or less than 5 on the tram and across the road from a well stocked co-op.

Shamelessly, none of our party could speak any meaningful German, but the staff we met were well versed in conversational English.

We booked a junior suite that comfortably slept the 4 of us, though there was no cutlery or crockery in the cupboards! Aside from this (which was not an issue for us) the hotel was precisely what we were looking for and exceptional value. If we return, we'll be booking here.

Room Tip: Our junior suite was on the ground floor and had plenty of space for the 4 of us.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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Los Angeles, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2012

staff was not friendly, lot of attitude shown. Corridors are without lights. We got double room with two seperate beds at 90degrees! it felt like old soviet style room, bathrooms with white tiles...all at 127chf!
There is a tram station close by...you will reach Zurich HB in 20 mins.
Not recommended at all but this is the average price in Zurich...at 127 chf you ll get much better hotel in NY...yes Zurich is costlier than NY.....

Room Tip: 1st floor is noisy!
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2012 via mobile

Booked a single room, small rooms but cozy and compact. All amenities available. Good, helpful staff.
The hotel is close to a tram station and there us a supermarket bang opposite to the hotel.

Satisfied with my stay there.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Tromso, Norway
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2012

We got an amazing two-bedroom penthouse suite with nice bathroom and separate lounge for a very affordable price (by Swiss standards). The room far exceeded our expectations.
However, the receptionist was very rude, smart and unfriendly, which spoiled our stay. We chose not to eat the hotel's breakfast as it was very expensive.

Room Tip: Ask for the two-bedroom suite on the top floor!
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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113 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2012

The location of hotel is very comfortable. The center of the city is accesible with tram 2 and 3 in 10 minutes.I felt the absolute cleanliness of the room on a daily basis, the friendliness and the perfect staff service. The noise from the main road, when you open the window, is an disadvantage and also when the other customers are speaking aloud you can hear them in your room. For us was a real value of money and we enjoyed every morning the perfect breakfast.

Room Tip: Value of money and a comfortable place to stay in a very expensive Zurich.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Olympia Hotel
Address: Badenerstrasse 324, Zurich 8004, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #112 of 138 Hotels in Zurich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Olympia Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Garni in central Location. Within easy and comfortable reach of both the airport and the railway Station, either by public or private Transport. Own parking and garage spaces. All rooms contains bathroom/wc or shower/wc, direct dial telephone, flat screen Sat TV, and more. ... more   less 
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