B2 BOUTIQUE HOTEL AND SPA AT HURLIMANN AREA, BRANDSCHENKESTRASSE 152, 8002 ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
+41 44 567 67 67
B2 used to be a beer factory and the rooms are located inside the former Hurlimann beer building dating from the mid 19th century.
There are 60 rooms and suites, 2 boardrooms with state of the art infrastructure and direct access to thermal baths and spa with steam rooms for hotel guests.
The 33,000 books at Library Lounge offer fine meals, fine wines and a fine read!
Rooms start from an affordable 300 Swiss francs (RM 900) and all the way to 1,600 Swiss francs.
When you check in, ask for GM Katrin Wolf and say you are my friend and she will ensure you have a special stay. Then again, even if you are my enemy, she will ensure you will also have a special stay!
The service is wonderful and sincere and not at all snotty. When I arrived at the train station, I phoned the hotel which instantly sent a minion I mean a staff member running down to escort me to the hotel lobby! That was nice since labour is so expensive in Europe.
B2 also enjoys direct access via a lift that links it to the railway platform below. So you can arrive by train from Zurich Railway Station almost to the doorstep of B2 Boutique Hotel and Spa!
I love oranges and took some from the reception desk. To my surprise and amazement, the next day there was a bowl of oranges on my desk! The staff noted my greediness and without asking, made sure I had my favourite fruits in my room daily thereafter! I only experienced similar services at Mandarin Oriental Bangkok but the rate there is around US$ 1,000 (RM 3,200) a night compared to around RM 950 at B2!
On my departure to Montreux again someone from reception offered to lug my suitcase down to the railway station!
It must be said B2 is not located next to the shops as you need to walk 5 minutes to the road to take the tram or bus. But transport is SUPER efficient in Switzerland and waiting time is 8 minutes max before the bus or tram you want roll into sight.