Visiting my old hometown is always a treat for me. Staying at the Illuster Hotel, right at the center and towering over Uster became a treat. It's true, the rooms are a bit run down and the owners are aware of it. Soft renovation started already and I had a glimpse into a newly renovated room which makes me want to come back again for sure. I was given a room at the top floor with a small balcony and view over the town and was delighted. The only thing I truly missed during those hot summer days with up to 32 degrees was a fan. That should be a standard installation in every room, over the bed. Also to be considered are some rooms with showers instead of bathtubs. To enter the bathtub when half of the length is blocked by a fixed glasswall can become a challenge.
I was informed that the reception will close at 8 pm and had my room key with me at all times.
I also like the fact that everything needed is a couple of steps away, as I came primarily for shopping and to see my family. Be it magazines, fashion, food, shoes, ATM - take the lift to the ground floor and it's there! The post office is right opposite, the train station 5 mins to walk with easy and fast transportation to Zurich and many other lovely destinations. Great restaurants are found nearby too! The people at the reception were extremely friendly and helpful and especially the manager with his tipps of sightseeing jewels off the beaten path in Switzerland was priceless. Do I mind a spot on the floor, which is unremovable when the bed is comfy and clean? Do I mind an old blanket over the older sofa when I only needed it to put down some things on it? No I don't. Everything I needed and more was there (except for the fan which I could have from the reception), everything important was clean and changed daily. I am one happy customer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Illuster Garni enjoys a central location in Uster, a 150 metres from the train station, and offers free WiFi and a garden with a sun terrace. Parking spaces are available on site.The rooms at the Illuster come with a private bathroom with a bathtub or a shower, a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a view of the surrounding mountains. Some units also feature a balcony and a minibar.Guests at the hotel can enjoy a daily breakfast buffet and take advantage of an on-site snack bar. Several restaurants are reachable within 500 metres.In addition, Hotel Illuster Garni also provides a bicycle rental. Zürich Airport is 21 km away and Lake Greifen can be found within a 2-minute drive.We speak your language! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Illuster Uster, Switzerland - Canton Of Zurich