Just across the Sihl river from the Zurich Stock Exchange in a quiet area is the Swiss star appartment building. A little impersonal as there is no front desk so nobody to contact in the evening if there is a problem. You get your key by typing in the last five digits of your booking reference, and the key drops out. You can then open the main door and go up in the lift to your room. The room is a little spartan although around15/16 sq. metres, perhaps because there was only a single bed, although this was a good 1 metre wide, just a table and a couple of chairs. Just inside the front door there is a small kitchenette with a couple of electric plates and a micro wave. Plates, glasses and cutlery are also provided. There is also an iron and board. Rather tiny bathroom but sufficient for only my needs. Some reviewers on Tripadvisor have said that there were no towels but I found enough for two people although it is a single room.
Through booking.com I paid 70 Swiss francs, just under 60 € for the single room, which I thought was reasonable considering prices for hotels in Zurich.
Unique Quality: In less than 10 minutes I was on the Bahnhofstrasse and in 15 at the train station, at Lindenhof or Grossmunster, so you're never very far away from the centre.
Directions: From the mainline rail station I followed the Sihl river by Gessnerallee and Selnaustrasse and then crossed the Stauffacherbrucke (bridge). Morgartenstrasse is to the left of the small square in front of you and no. 15 is 100 metres up on the left.
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