Frankly, if I'd have checked trip advisor before we booked the Kindli we might not have (it's kind of low down in the ratings) but we turned out to love it! Admittedly, the room was a bit small (though the television happily allowed access to the U.S. Open tennis tournament coverage via the EuroSport channel) and a bit claustrophobic (high window, noisy cobbled street outside). Bathroom was lovely, with a nice deep tub and window. I will say it was a small room....
What made the stay was two things: the staff was just great, just great. Couldn't have been more welcoming to this Finnish and American couple. Second? The location is divine. Love the old town, it's close to everything (we just walked and walked and walked) and we found a lovely French bistro restaurant around the corner for dinner that was a prize (can't remember the name but the hotel recommended it).
One really nice touch was breakfast. It was a substantial European spread. I'm not a big coffee drinker and so I asked for diet Coke, fully expecting to be presented with a bill. In fact I asked for two. And there was no bill. That was nice....
We'd go back in a heartbeat but I would book a better room (and would pay accordingly with no problem). It must be stated that we arranged our trip to Zurich at the last minute so weren't exactly in the catbird's seat in terms of choosing rooms!
We read about this small hotel on Karen Brown (she writes travel guides in the U.S. that cover Europe and America) website (it led us as well to a fabulous place in Lucerne, which was our home for the following two nights on our summer mini-break; that review is already posted). Great. We're planning a return trip next summer (though if airfares are reasonable may try Geneva this time around). Just because!
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- Also Known As:
- Haus Zum Kindli zürich