Excellent hotel on hill above city
Posted Aug 4, 2016
I'm glad I had a good GPS in my car to find this excellent mansion-hotel perched high on a hill above the city. But once there, I was not disappointed. The view is wonderful (open fields give you an unobstructed view) - the city below (the sounds of church bells waft up as you sit on the terrace with a beer or glass of wine in the early evening), the whole lake stretched out before you with the snowcapped Alps in the far distance. The staff was very helpful and pleasant, room excellent, clean and quiet, breakfast was likewise excellent, and the food on the terrace was also very good (if pricey). I advise making a reservation in advance at the restaurant on weekends since they often have weddings parties and the place is full - I couldn't get a decent time without one. But the terrace above is a very good substitute - and you have that wonderful view. There's a tram just a two minute walk down the hill from the hotel which takes you right to the Center stop. From there you can just walk to see the main sites. Zurich Old City is, as is true with other Swiss cities, beautiful.