Radisson BLU Hotel, Zurich Airport, ZRH, Switzerland [REVIEW : PHOTOS]

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    1 night stay, April 2014, Business Class Room:

    After our stay at the Park Hyatt Zurich (see review) we spent a night at the Radisson BLU Zurich Airport.

    The hotel is directly connected to the airport. The way was very well signed out and the hotel is easy to find.

    The hotel has a large atrium with a huge wine tower near the elevators. On the same level were the reception, the Angel's Wine Bar & Restaurant and Filini's.

    There is also a small business center at one corner of the lobby.

    On the Mezzanine Level were meeting rooms and the fitness center.

    Check in was quick and friendly.

    Our Business Class Room, which included free WIFI, breakfast, all non-alcoholic drinks and snacks from the mini bar, was located on the higher floor. The internet was fast. The mini bar was stocked with juices, water, soft drinks, different types of nuts and beer. The savings were great, because the prices started from 6 CHF (ca. 4.95 Euro or ca. 6.80 USD) and since we took the juices and nuts, we would have paid at least 20 CHF (ca. 126.40 Euro / ca. 22.65 USD).

    We had views over the runway, which we enjoyed.

    The room was medium sized, modern and design driven. The colors were mostly red, blue, black and grey.

    There was a chair and coffee table, a writing desk, a collage about Switzerland (I liked especially Kaethi, the cow), a large TV, Nespresso machine, a wardrobe, 24 hour room service and a choice of magazines, including the Nespresso Magazine.

    To my surprise the channel selection was the same as at the Park Hyatt. A good thing, because it gave access to regional and British channels as well as CNN, Bloomberg and much more.

    The furniture was stylish and comfortable at the same time.

    The bathroom was medium sized with a shower/bathtub combination, a sink and toilet.

    The amenities were a mix of Anne Semonine (bath salts and soap) and That Works! (Shower gel, body lotion, shampoo and conditioner).

    Unfortunately the bath tub wasn't that comfortable. It was a bit too short and too narrow.
    I also managed to flood the bath room floor when using the hand held shower. There is no rainfall shower. I've learned a lesson here. When we stay again, I'm going to make sure the shower head is adjusted to my height and won't remove it from its cradle. That should avoid spillage and flooding.

    That said the water pressure was always good and the temperature stable.

    Earlier I mentioned the wine tower. There is something special about it. When a guest requests a wine bottle a "Wine Angel" (During our night two ladies dressed in lace) will collect it for you - no matter at what height.

    The Wine Angels have been trained at Circe de Soleil and perform three shows a day (19.00 hours, 21.00 hours and 23.00 hours). We recommend to come a bit earlier if you want to see it, because it's only a short performance and lasts about two minutes. It was interesting, though, and the ladies are attractive.

    We didn't have dinner at one of the hotel's restaurants. This time around we wanted to try the food court at the airport, because there was an Asian section.

    We had requested a wakeup call and we received one automated and one personal call within a minute or so from each other.

    Breakfast was at Filini's.

    A Vespa with gourmet food was parked beside the entrance of the restaurant. It was a nice touch and gave an indication that Filini's is an Italian restaurant.

    Filini's was busy. A lot of the customers were regulars, because the staff knew them and their preferences already. The majority of guests were business men.

    The dining room was light filled and overlooked the airport. The staff was attentive and fast.

    There breakfast was served buffet style and there was also an egg station, where a chef made eggs to order.

    The buffet was large and offered a wide variety, for example two types of sausages, fried rice, cold cuts, fruits, fruit salad, yogurt, cheese and much more.

    It was tasty too. He liked the chocolate milk very much, while my favorite was the marble cake.

    Check out approached too fast. It was done fast and with a smile. The only amount to pay was the city tax.

    We have enjoyed our stay very much, including the views, the comfort and contemporary design of the room and the overall hotel.

    We are going to stay here again before a flight.

    Would we stay again at this hotel? YES!
    Would we recommend this hotel to a friend? YES!
     
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