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.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Baur au Lac has the discerning tastes of its guests to thank for the leading position it has maintained for more than 170 years in the international luxury hotel industry. Set in its own park, the hotel enjoys a unique location overlooking the lake and the Alps - and yet is still but a few minutes' walk from the Paradeplatz financial district and the Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich's celebrated shopping high street. While offering the ultimate in comfort and privacy, the rooms and suites have been equipped with every, yet hardly noticeable technical refinement. The large marble bathrooms with heated floor and daylight match up to the highest demands of comfort, design and equipment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Baur Au Lac zürich