We stayed at the beautifully...
We stayed at the beautifully quaint 19th-century-looking tourist-class Hotel Schiller, just a 2-minute walk away from the River Reuss. I was given a room on the uppermost floor (read: attic) and man, it was interesting.
My hotel room resembled a loft.... The first thought that entered my mind when I walked through the door of my room was - where is the bathroom? I soon discovered that the so-called 'bathroom' lies in a very tiny section inside the room and it had no doors and no shower curtains! Nothing. Zero. Nil. Sigh.... Wet the floor during my bath-time and I have had it. One of my buddies was a little more fortunate than me. Her room (and we BOTH paid the SAME price for it!) resembled a Queen's bedchamber. I kid you not. It was quintessial and spacious. Yes, and large enough even for her to practice her Tae-Bo (read: Kickboxing - the latest rage)! Envious? Who, me??!!!
Although it's only a tourist-class hotel with 82-rooms, it is still expensive (by my standards). I think we paid about 200 Swiss Francs per room night. Not cheap at all (shaking my head in disbelief). Yes, the standard of living in Switzerland is very high... Either that or the Swiss (like the Japanese) are a very well-paid bunch of people!!! They have a lovely no-frills cafe here called simply Grand Cafe. The food served here is sumptuous AND delicious. An absolute delight to dine here.