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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
The Anwand Lodges is part of a small local chain of hotels and guesthouses scattered throughout Zurich. Its dynamic location in the up-and-coming (albeit sometimes gritty) Langstrasse area is only the beginning of its appeal. The three-star hotel also combines rustic charm with urban convenience—at rates that are very reasonable for Zurich.
Red-carpeted stairs, hanging rugs and lovely cherry wood lend a certain Old World feel to the Anwand Lodges. The hotel’s 17 guestrooms, on the other hand, juxtapose quaint fixtures (like exposed beams and impeccably polished hardwood floors) with a sleek modern feel (clean lines, clean white bedding, dark brown furniture). We especially loved the top-floor rooms, with their sloped ceilings and wooden beams reminiscent of mountain chalets.
Rooms are outfitted with a fan, mini-fridge, minibar and flat-screen television. The tiny bathrooms have white tiles and flimsy plastic shower curtains. They aren’t luxurious, but they are bright and spotless.
The neighborhood can be a plus or a minus, depending on the traveler. Langstrasse is fast becoming trendy, and we appreciated that the hotel’s neighbors include an African grocery and avant-garde art gallery. Just keep in mind that the area is still very much changing—and still home to a very evident red light trade.
The staff at the Anwand Lodges is extremely friendly and helpful. Wi-Fi is free throughout, and a small breakfast buffet is served in the basement breakfast room. If it’s not included in your room rate (check when booking), breakfast costs a pricey CHF17.50. We recommend opting for a cheaper meal at the farmers’ market or one of the many cafés in the area.
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor and is recommended based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
- Reception: 24-Hour
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Bathroom: Private
- Bathtubs Available
- Cable TV
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Langstrasse, Zurich, Switzerland
About the Anwand Lodges neighborhood
The Langstrasse, a wide thoroughfare filled with adult theaters and various restaurants, runs north from the district courts, cutting west across the train tracks and ending at Limmatplatz near the water. The Kreis 4 ‘hood is home to the city's Red Light District (southwest of the central train station), but it also happens to be the city's youngest and most dynamic quarter of late.