Despite being located slightly off the city centre of Zurich, I still found the Sheraton Zurich to be conveniently placed. It was just a short walk away from a tram stop, with a supermarket (Migros) right across the road.
The lobby was all about understated functionality, with the dark hues lending a polished look to the place. There was nothing opulent about it, and sometimes that is fine too. There were pitchers of cold lemon-infused water located to the side, and guests are free to help themselves to a glass (or two).
Taking the lift up, I found myself in a modern and homely-looking hallway, with the (very) colourful carpet and paintings in stark contrast to the otherwise muted wallpaper finishes.
The base-level Sheraton Room gave me a pleasant surprise when I set foot inside, as I had not expected such a spacious room (it was 31sqm). I really liked the large windows, although there was unfortunately nothing to see, as we were quite some distance away from the mountains. I also appreciated the daybed by the window, which would have been great had I the time to recline with a good book there.
Naturally, being in Switzerland, there had to be a Nespresso machine in the hotel room! A few capsules were provided, but as I was out most of the day for work, I did not make any espressos for myself.
The bed was very comfortable, and I had no problems falling asleep at all. If I had more time, I would probably have lazed around on the bed for longer!
- Mini-bar (chargeable)
- Coffee & tea making facilities (Nespresso machine with coffee capsules & tea bags)
- Toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrush, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner)
- Ironing board & iron
- Bath towels & bathrobes
- Safety deposit box
I have a pet peeve with regard to showers. Showers should always come with a proper door/barrier, to prevent water from splashing out to the main bathroom area. Unfortunately, there was no such door/barrier here, and despite being very careful, there were the inevitable puddles of water on the bathroom floor after showering.
Do note that all guests are required to register and sign an indemnity form at the front desk, before being allowed access to the Sheraton Gym. The gym occupied a good amount of space, and had a good range of fitness equipment to work out a sweat on. Besides the treadmills and elliptical machine in the picture below, there were also free weights, weights machines, as well as yoga mats and yoga gym balls.
In addition, towels, disposable earphones, as well as a water cooler were provided at the gym. They even had toilets within the gym itself, how convenient!
Buffet Breakfast at Route Twenty Six
Daily buffet breakfast was served at the hotel’s main restaurant, Route Twenty Six.
The selection, while not extensive, was reasonable, and the food was decent. If the breakfast were not included in my room rate, I would probably have gone elsewhere to have breakfast.
The Sheraton Zurich is a solid hotel, and I found the rooms to be spacious and comfortable. The well-equipped gym was a plus, and I was satisfied, if not ecstatic, over the buffet breakfast. Having a tram stop and a Migros nearby was another plus point for the hotel, and it was convenient to get around Zurich with the Sheraton Zurich as a home-base.
Ratings out of 10 (10 being the best, 0 being the worst)
Overall Rating: 8
Location: 7.5 (quite convenient to get around via tram)
Room: 8 (a large & comfortable room)
Facilities: 8 (a solid gym, restaurants & meeting rooms)
Staff: 8 (helpful and friendly staff)
Breakfast: 7 (decent selection of breakfast items, but nothing spectacular)
Pfingstweidstrasse 100, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
+41 44 285 40 00
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