Disclaimer: This post was brought to you by 25Hours Langstrasse in Zurich, Switzerland.
On our way back from Kenya, Lauren and I stopped at a few locations in Europe for our first ever European Tour, and the first stop on the tour was in Zurich. I’ve only ever experienced Zurich’s airport via layover, so I was excited to have a few days to explore the town, and the home base for our first night was 25Hours Langstrasse.
It’s the most eclectic, unique hotel I’ve ever experienced. The lobby reminds me of a hipster secondhand shop combined with an Urban Outfitters store. At the front desk, there are all sorts of amazing vintage finds, and rumor has it, you can bring in your valuable item, and offer it up in exchange for a free stay!
Their restaurant, Neni, has an industrial vibe with exposed piping through the high ceilings, and it’s offset with floor to ceiling windows flooding the space with natural light. There are plants everywhere, and you feel like you’re in some sort of urban jungle. The food? Fantastic. We experienced their breakfast which had everything you could possibly want from fresh squeezed grapefruit juice to a variety of fresh croissants to scrambled eggs, bacon, and smoked salmon. Make sure you order a cappuccino - it was smooth, bold and perfectly made.
The rooms are so funky! Each one has a different touch. Ours had a Polaroid camera we could use, as well as a coloring book and colored pencils, a hot water bottle, and a comfy king size bed.
Up on the seventh floor is another light-filled industrial room with a sauna, small workout area with a few cardio machines, and it opens up onto a terrace that makes for a relaxing sitting area in the warmer months.
But awe-inspiring architecture and decor aside, the thing that stood out most was the hospitality. Every single person we encountered was warm, friendly, and helpful. They offered us a hotspot to take around the city with us (that comes standard at any 25Hours hotel), they had umbrellas, running maps, and so much more. I was pumped to stay there, and will definitely be back in the future.