Badenerstrasse 324, Zurich, Switzerland
Doubles from: $117 to $212
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
The Hotel Olympia is a competent business hotel located in a residential area near Zurich’s center. A family-run business since 1999, the three-star establishment offers reliable, affordable singles, doubles and triples with easy access to a tram stop and a supermarket.
The Hotel Olympia’s 40 guestrooms are basic and clean. The standard motel furniture may not be the most stylish, but it’s well-kept, and the carpeted floors are freshly vacuumed. All rooms are equipped with a fan, mini-fridge, flat-screen TV and telephone.
The private bathrooms are likewise standard, but the toilets and tiled showers are brilliantly white. Bathtubs are available (ask ahead).
What the Olympia lacks in flair it makes up for in competent service. As a family business, the hotel has a friendly, happy feel (we were told that the last staff turnover occurred in 2003). Even the sign at reception proudly announces (in German), “Smiling for you today is:” followed by the employee’s name. As a result, the hotel has amassed a cadre of regular guests, whom the staff knows by name.
Note that despite the family feel, the Olympia Hotel is a business-class property. That means that weekends and holidays are the cheapest times to stay—and perks cost extra. Parking is available for an additional charge, and Wi-Fi costs an exorbitant CHF5 per half hour. Breakfast is sometimes included in the room rate (check when booking).
Reviewed by: C H Kwak, EuroCheapo Staff Writer
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.
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Bathroom: Private
- Bathtubs Available
- Cable TV
Langstrasse, Zurich, Switzerland
About the Olympia Hotel 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.