Hotel Reviews

Free Minibar & More at the RadissonBlu Zurich Airport Hotel

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Some of my best nights’ sleep have been at a Radisson Airport property and the RadissonBlue Zurich Airport Hotel was no exception.RadissonBlu Zurich Airport terminal entrance

The RadissonBlu Hotel Zurich Airport is only a short walk from the terminal, and coming in the airport entrance my first view was the amazing wine wall.

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RadissonBlu Zurich Airport Wine Wall Red Lobby

Bottle selection is made by attendants in rothere was rock climbing harnesses. Pretty cool!

Coming in at 11PM and tired from my day in Taormina, I was a little worried by check in. The employee was in training so I had to ask most of the questions, such as internet and breakfast amenities, and there was no recognition of my Club Carlson Gold Status.

RadissonBlu Zurich Airport Business Class room door

But when I arrived at my room, I realized that was just a blip. I had been upgraded to an Executive Club room with all the amenities. I actually had a view instead of the internal atrium (though I couldn’t see it til the next morning).

RadissonBlu Zurich Airport Business Class King View

I had free internet, free breakfast, and apparently free minibar! The mini bar was only nuts and waters, but that’s all I needed!RadissonBlu Zurich Airport Business Class Amenities

And there was a welcome note with Swiss chocolate.

RadissonBlu Zurich Airport Business Class King Welcome Gift

The room had plenty of space and lots of outlets to recharge my electronics.  The decor involved a weird felt covered bench but a fantastic duvet cover.

RadissonBlu Zurich Airport Business Class King Bedroom

RadissonBlu Zurich Airport Business Class King

RadissonBlu Zurich Airport Business Class Desk

The bathroom was also nice with heated towel racks. I still dislike the showers with half glass panel as I can never seem to keep the water within those bounds, but at least the hot water was HOT, not warm, and plentiful.

RadissonBlu Zurich Airport Business Class King Shower

RadissonBlu Zurich Airport Business Class King Bathroom

I slept great for the few hours I had and woke up early enough to try out my free breakfast in the restaurant downstairs. It was good, with a decent variety of hot and charcuterie options.

The hotel appeared to have other modern restaurants and a pretty hip gym, I just wish I had more time to check them out.

The Radisson Blu Hotel Zurich Airport is not cheap — it was $400+ for my night or 50,000 points. I went for the points redemption option, though it would have been great if the 15,000 points + $194 had been available. There where less expensive options in the area, but the luxury of walking from my plane to my hotel room and back was worth the extra!

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More from this trip

JFK Flagship Lounge
American Airlines Economy JFK-MXP
Diplomatic Suite at the Sheraton Malpensa Airport
Getting from Malpensa to Linate Airport
Alitalia Economy LIN-CTA
You Get What You Pay for at the Sheraton Catania
Wine Tasting on Mount Etna
Charming Stay at Zash Country Boutique Hotel
A Day in Taormina

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3 Comments

  1. Diane S

    May 17, 2015 at 10:27 am

    I stayed there for 2 nights in August, 2014. 50,000 points, 2nd night free. Got the same upgrade, but my view was of the tarmac.

  2. Sean

    May 17, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    I have the same feelings toward Radisson Blu Hamburg Airport. As gold we got free breakfast, which by the way, was the best hotel breakfast I’ve had in the world!

  3. JRG

    May 17, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    I see where Carlson is running a deal that you can get up 2K United miles for staying at a Radisson. That’s always nice…

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