Ok, giving 5 stars for a luxury hotel may be a common place, but I believe every hotel must be reviewed in to dimesions: An absolute dimension (using the Accor group as an example, a Sofitel will be a better experience than a Formule 1) and a relative dimension (again using the Accor group a Mercure may be better value than a Sofitel).
That said, the Baur au Lac excells in both dimensions, you get everything you expect from a hotel on it class and price range, futhermore, you get impeccable services from start to end and top notch facilities in am incredible location.
Firt location: It´s close enough to the main streets and sights so you will not need a car, but a quiet street, just by the lake and eith a private garden (of unbelieveble size for a building downtown) to have a peaceful night.
Second facilities: Spacious rooms, with large bathrooms (with heated marble floors). Comfotable beds, a good work desk and plenty of space for you luggage. The lobby and other common areas also impeccable. Also try the breakfast at the restaurant by the garden, delicious food with a peaceful view to start your day.
Third services: Helpful staff, most speak differents lenguages (besides the obvious english, german and french). The concierge gave great indications of restaurants and shops and sights to go.
Bottom line: One of the best hotel i've ever stayed.More
- Free Wifi
- Breakfast included