Really great hotel with poor location
04/09/2016 TrueCanucks, Kootenay National Park, Canada
We spent 2 nights here recently. This hotel is clean and safe and very comfortable. Bed and pillows were clean and appeared to be new! The staff, particularly EVERYONE at the front desk are friendly,... more
We spent 2 nights here recently. This hotel is clean and safe and very comfortable. Bed and pillows were clean and appeared to be new! The staff, particularly EVERYONE at the front desk are friendly, knowledgeable; warm and welcoming. The breakfast buffet was average but good.
Across from our room was a tall building that sold books on many floors. It was closed at night. Between the hotel and that building is a pedestrian walkway that goes down to a much louder street and we could hear that till bout 2 am, unfortunately. This of course is not the hotels fault but tourists should know about it. They should also know that on that street and on the front corner across from the hotel on 3 sides are prostitutes ALL NIGHT LONG! They and their 'customers' can be loud and raucous and sometimes it seems the women were plying their trade directly behind the hotel, where there is a little patio and garage belonging to the next property. UGH! Again, this is not the Best Western's fault but if I was travelling with my kids, I would NOT want to suddenly discover this! (I wish more people had noted this on Trip Advisor in the past so we would not have been caught off guard.)
Sunday morning brought something wonderful! The sounds of the church bell from 1 block away. It rang and rang and rang and echoed out and down the hill to and across the river Limmett. Oh, it was so very nice! And at the same time, it other churches in Zurich began ringing their bells as well. Loud but so melodic and so very lovely. I supposed though that some tourists might not like to wake up to that so again, I am just saying it here to let other people know.
Let me say again that this was a really great hotel. Outside influences (as mentioned above) that are out of the hotel's control make choosing it something I would hesitate about should I return to Zurich. less
John M R, Geschäftsführer at BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Zuercherhof, responded to this review
Thank you for your nice review on our hotel. We do appreaciate your comments.
Sure since we are in the city center (especially in the old part of the town) you could hear noise form louder streets. This has happend to me as well in many hotels in canada - however this is the city center.
Your remarks in regards to the few prostitues are obviousely true. However as already mentioned by you - this is beyoned our controll and.. juust to clarify - they are not out all night.. Furthermore I can assure you that the ladies are NOT plying their trade directly behind the hotel, where there is a little patio and garage. This are is secured with a gate and cameras.
The area is very safe!
John M Rusterholz