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Olympia Hotel
Ranked #126 of 137 Hotels in Zurich
Reviewed 31 March 2014

The hotel is about a 10 minute tram ride from the city center and in an area where there really isn't much to do. The hotel hosts quite a few small rooms, however upon my arrival, I was upgraded to a suite...room #209. The suite was lovely...but not the norm. It had a large king sized bed with 2 additional cots and 2 small loveseat sofas. There was a large tv and desk as well as an armoire that had a lock. The bathroom had a wall of mirrors with 2 sinks and a generous tub/shower. In addition, there was a small fridge and sink just around the corner from the bathroom.

Room Tip: Most every other room in the hotel is rather small, if you plan to stay look to book the suite, room...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

The Hotel is near stations for tram 2 and 3 so it is easy to go anywhere from there.
The sound isolation is pretty bad and if you have a loud neighbor, you will not get lots of sleep.
Breakfast is OK, but staying more than a few days it gets repetitive.
It is probably the best value for money in the neighborhood.

Room Tip: Rooms with backyard view are more.quiet.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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2  Thank Blazeiliev
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

Thank you very much for another great service

The staff is very friendly and helpful, the rooms clean and confortable and the price very reasonable.

Only 10 minutes by tram from Location to the City Center.

See you at the and of the week again.

Room Tip: to the back side (very quiet)
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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2  Thank Felix K
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Reviewed 21 December 2013

I had to stay in this hotel for a night, and leave early in the morning. When i arrived, the night recepsionist made me fill out more papers than a public service, at every question i had, he hadn't a suficient answer! The WiFi internet is on extra charge, like everything!!! and the worst!! i had to pay him at my arrival, and to collect the bill at the morning, but the morning recepsionist had no idea that i already payed!!! and i had to argue with him for about 30 minuts before leaving!!

Room Tip: chose a room in an other hotel!!!
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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3  Thank Theocharis T
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

My honest feedback is as below
1. Bigger rooms are limited, I was lucky enough to get a bigger room which was nice, So be sure to confirm the room size before checking in the hotel
2. Breakfast - Since I am a complete vegetarian there were limited vegetarian options for me in the breakfast, so if you are vegetarian better not to prefer this hotel
3. Convenience - The hotel is conveniently located in the center of the city and hence you can get convenience easily to connect to different places in the city.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Samveg
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

It was a last minute call to Zurich and due to tourist season was unable to get a room in any other hotel but except Olympia. Thankfully a room was vacant on second floor, after completing the formalities, I got the keys. I was really tired after hours of flight and this place was not providing any sort of comfort. Room was clean, quite spacious for a solo person like me but the furnitures and even the carpets were outdated. There were hairs on pillow as well. I even complaint to the guy at front desk to either get the room changed or get the service done- no response for hours and then a lady came to change the covers and sheets. So much was I irritated that even thought of leaving the place but left with no substitute stayed back. Food was okay but very limited and price- very high compared to restaurants outside. Just dined once from the hotel and was not at all satisfied. The place could have been much better considering the high price they charge. Look for other options if possible.

Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
2  Thank danielethan443
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

Zurich is an expensive city, so miserly though I am even on company expenses, I ended up with the Olympia. I've been here before and knew the location, an easy but nevertheless twenty minute plus journey into town by tram. You don't have to wait long but it still takes time.

Anyway, the hotel is what you might expect for the price off-center Zurich. It's rather "compact": i.e. don't expect much space, but its rooms are minimally fitted, clean and functional and reasonably quiet on the off-street side. Tram noise still pervades, as does that from the car workshop in the backyard.

If you want breakfast, it's about CHF16.50, which seems steep but actually is not bad value compared to the numerous lesser alternatives in the vicinity. All depends how much you eat at that time of day. If not much then CHF10-11 buys you a nice breakfast of roll, croissant, juice and (a single) coffee at the Stoller just up the street.

A word to the staff, who were varied, friendly and helpful - it does make a difference, so appreciate it when you get it!

Room Tip: Further back, further up!
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Olympia Hotel

Address: Badenerstrasse 324, Zurich 8004, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #126 of 137 Hotels in Zurich
Price Range: £66 - £108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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