Behind Widder’s medieval façade you’ll discover a cacophony of contemporary design. This heady mix of sleek modernity alongside hundreds of years of history makes for an entirely unique experience. From the rooms to the restaurants, the place is quirky and surprising, without ever compromising on its incredible service.
The airport is less than a 15 minute drive from the hotel; and on arrival you’ll find a ‘traffic-calmed’ zone that is especially reserved for guests. If you’re coming by train, then you are just a few hundred meters from the city’s main station. You’ll be right next to the famous Bahnhofstrasse in the heart of the city, with shops, bars, restaurants and the river all a short stroll, during which you can enjoy the alpine panoramas that decorate the distance.
Influence has been drawn from across the ages, the world-over, and each room is completely individual. Behind every door there’s something different. Will you find old oak beams, an Eames chair and abstract art across the walls, or deep wood panelling, a grisaille mural, parquet floors and a silk bed spread? Whatever the design you can be sure it’ll be unusual and impressive.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Right in the heart of Zurich’s ancient city streets, the hotel cleverly pays homage to the history of its location, while being distinctly immersed in the 21st century. It’s the little details that make all the difference. Prefer sleeping on a soft mattress? You can adjust the firmness with the touch of a button. Need to nip to the bathroom in the night? The motion-sensor lights will help you find it without having to stumble around.