Good hotel for airport & close to train station
Posted Apr 25, 2017
I selected the Movenpick because it's convenient for the airport as I had to fly back to London the next day and it's within a few minutes walk from Kloten Balsberg train station, so very easy to get trains to the centre of Zurich and other areas. This hotel is very modern and trendy and the breakfast was excellent, included in my room rate and a buffet, so I didn't need to eat anything until much later on in the day! My room was a spacious double, with Nespresso coffee machine and good size bathroom, very quiet and comfortable. I didn't bring my laptop, so was pleased that there are computers to use for guests downstairs by reception. There isn't a swimming pool or spa here, but they do have a gym. Staff were all very friendly and helpful. Yes the food and drinks are expensive here, as with most four or five star hotels in Zurich, so having breakfast included in your room rate is worth it. The only disappointment was that the bar closed at 1.00am and was very busy that evening with guests, a big group of them who were friends of mine also staying in the hotel, but unlike hotels in Germany who are often willing to serve until a bit later if it's busy, they insisted on closing and we were all made to get last orders at 12.30. There was also an issue with a hotel system upgrade that evening and we were unable to charge anything to our room bills, they only accepted cash or credit cards. Food stopped serving at 11pm at the bar.