Krone-Limmatquai Hotel Zurich
Average rate: $80 - Hotel class: 1 star
Limmatquai 88, Zurich, Switzerland
+41 44 251 42 22
Krone-Limmatquai Hotel Zurich Reviews
Cheap stay in Limmatquai Jul 11, 2008
This hotel is small, cheap and livable for a few days. Things can get noisy from time to time outside, but that's the price for staying in Limmatquai. It's a party atmosphere in the area and it is not for those seeking peace and quiet. I enjoyed the advantage of this hotel. The main train station is a 5 minutes walking and the tram runs right in front of the hotel. Easy access for venturing outward.
This hotel has no services really and after hours there is nobody at the desk. Prepare to be independent if you stay here. It's cheap, well located and reasonably comfortable. The Swiss Franc equals the US dollar when I stayed here, but your dollar may go a bit short these days. Nevertheless, it's not too bad considering Switzerland can be expensive too. Check with the hotel for rates: firstname.lastname@example.org
I had an adequate stay here. I remember more about what was across the street than I do the hotel itself. I think that says something about location. The views of the river are splendid, the train stops right out front and the area behind the hotel uphill is worth exploring too. Give Hotel Krone a try. Recently, Christian (Chokk) visited Zurich and captured a splendid photo of the hotel I stayed in. With his permission I show that photo here since, for some reason, I neglected to take any representative photos.
It's only fair I mention Christian's journal too (http://www.travbuddy.com/travel-blogs/4048/Zurich-Switzerland-50) and the funniest thing is that we took self-shots in almost the exact same location. See Christian's 2013 photo:
and my 2008 photo:
Anyway, It's a pain to copy and paste stuff I know, so I just offer the photos here...
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Jul 14, 2007
This hotel is not only really close to the train station, but right on the Limmat River a little before it empties out into Lake Zurich. On the east bank of the river, it's near a lot of the bars and restaurants, and it's also right by where all of the churches and medieval city sites are. The rooms themselves could use a new paint job, but there is enough space for your luggage without it being crowded, and there is plenty of closet space, too. My room (a single) had a large sink in it for 69 CHF/night. Beware of what looks like a mini-fridge in your room. While it may be stocked with bevvies which one would keep in the refrigerator in the US, the box only looks like a fridge. Well, in theory there is a plug so that it could keep things cold, but even if you plug it in it doesn't seem to do anything.
For the cheapest rates you get a sink, but the toilets and shower are separate -- yet still on the same floor as you. Some rooms have private bathrooms. You leave your room key at the hotel, but you get two keys to keep with you -- one to let yourself into the hotel after the reception closes, and the other that releases the key to your room -- it's a pretty good security system. Definitely better than the places where you just leave the key hanging on the wall and grab it when you return. The hotel will allow you to keep your bags at hotel either until you check in or after you check out but before you leave the city, but in this case the bags are just in a room next to the reception but without any tickets or locked up. I paid 59 CHF/night for my room (in July 2007), so for location it's definitely worth it.
Breakfast is an extra 10 CHF/day, from 7-10 am. While I didn't actually get it, it doesn't look like much. There's a bakery just up the street, so if you want something other than bread with spreads and coffee, you may want to stop there instead.
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