If the grand history of Zurich is all too much, and modern comforts and funky gadgets appeal, this is the place to stay. In Zurich West, it’s close to the redeveloped industrial area which is now a hipster destination full of bars and boutiques, it’s easy to get to by train and there’s a tram stop right outside.
Rooms are designer chic- bare floorboards, white bedlinen and zinging splashes of colour- and the bar has a quirky, 60s vibe. Ipod docks, neon art and cool prints make it all a little like staying inside a stylish, space-age comic, and it’s none the worse for that.
There’s free internet, it’s child friendly, and there’s a top floor sauna. A real plus is the bikes they hire out free of charge- along with (if you’re very lucky, and no one else has nabbed it), a very cool Mini Cooper.