25 Hours Hotel & A Free Mini | Zurich Day 1

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After a very long 12 hour night train from Ljubljana to Zurich, it was safe to say that we were ready for some comfort. Once we arrived, our first mission was to find the Tourist Information Centre as we had to collect our 72 hr Zurich Cards* these were quickly put to use as you get free public transport within the card, which we use to travel to our hotel for the night.

25 Hours Hotel*. It didn’t look like much for the outside, but stepping foot in front and as the automatic doors open, you are welcomed into a completely different world. The hotel regards itself as a small, independent universe where the worlds and cultures of art and finance converge.
Upon arrival, we were greeted by a lovelylady who checked us in and luckily our room was available to go to straight away, which we were so grateful for as a shower was definitely needed.

The room was so big, immaculate and so quirky! We were over the moon, with our views looking over the train tracks and into the city, we thought we’d hear so many trains but we didn’t. We had an open shower/bath tub, also looking over the view and a clear open space. Everything down to the comfy beds to the desk lights, even the speakers and toys around to play with.

We were also welcomed with a little goodie bag on our bed, along with a welcome note.

The hotel had 170 guest rooms, a meeting space for up to 80 people, Neni restaurant, Cinchona bar, living room and business lounge, parking spaces,trainspotting-sauna including fitness (which we adored and will talk more about that later in the post), the fastest free of charge wifi (even for on the go, which we didn’t have to use as we have our own data but very handy), iMac workstation (which I am currently using to write this post), James’ new best friend UE boom bluetooth speakersand freitag bags. All of these were in all rooms for yourdaily use and able to purchase, free of charge mini cars upon availability and bikes for rent.

So back to the free of charge Mini cars upon availability, yeah, you read that right! Free of charge! A Mini! Crazy I know and we were lucky enough to have the availability to use it. We had no plans to go anywhere with it, but why not right? James signed his life away and off we went.

With no idea where to go, we just went for an hour and a half ride around to nowhere basically. This was James’ first time driving out of the UK, let alone an automatic, hybrid, sitting on the left side and driving on the right. It was fun and a nice little touch to our trip here (she says but fell asleep on the way back)

After some meals and a wander around the hotel, we come back to the intriguing name, trainspotting-sauna and fitness section of this post.

Perched at the top of the hotel, on the 7th floor, is the inviting spa area with a sauna and fitness machines. The sauna offers a spectacular view of the arriving and departing trains on the tracks of Zurich’s main station, hence the name and the panorama extends all the way to Zürichberg and Käferberg. There is also a relaxing quiet zone and outdoor area with sun loungers, if it wasn’t for the drizzles, this would have been the perfect setting but the views were still worth looking out at.

As well as the facilities, there is also a complimentary selection of teas and chilled water along the side of the fresh towels for your use.

This was the perfect end to our day and very well deserved after a rocky night on the train! Thank you so much to 25Hours Hotel for having us!

Disclaimer: we were given a complimentary stay/passes to the asterisks (*) in exchange for a mention in this blog post and coverage on social media. However as always, all pictures and views are our own.


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  1. kayleigh Zara
    July 27, 2017 / 4:03 pm

    The mini looks amazing and free!? Even better! The hotel looks amazing and like so much fun, the little goodie bag is so lovely too x Kayleigh Zara 🌿www.kayleighzaraa.com

    • Food and Baker
      August 19, 2017 / 1:07 pm

      I know we were so shocked at it being free! Can't beat that kind of experience now can we?Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  2. Abigail West
    July 27, 2017 / 4:04 pm

    Wow this hotel looks so cool and nice! And a free mini to drive around?! Whaaaat? I loved reading this post, going to catch up with all your other inter-railing posts now as I haven't read the past few. Definitely will look into this hotel if I ever find myself in Zurich! Abs xhttps://afababulouslife.blogspot.co.uk

    • Food and Baker
      August 19, 2017 / 1:08 pm

      It's definelty a hotel stay your never forget! They had everything and more that you could even think of!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  3. Breanna Catharina
    July 27, 2017 / 4:07 pm

    Goodness. I'm totally giving with the aesthetic of this hotel. It's a sort of nice quirky. It's fun, but it's still classy and presentable. I love that they gave you a welcome goodie bag and a fancy, handwritten note for *Mr. Baker.* Like, they took the time to write that out for ya. I've never been in a sauna before, but boy howdy would I love to try this one. Looks like you had a wonderful time here! 😍Breanna Catharinatoocuteforlife.com

    • Food and Baker
      August 19, 2017 / 1:09 pm

      Yes quirky it was! Exactly what you said, it was amazing, down to every last detail! It has been the best time ever, you should so try the sauna, such a cleanse!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  4. Emily
    July 27, 2017 / 4:10 pm

    This hotel looks delightful! I love that you got to borrow a car from them, too. It's so fun to drive around a city you've never been to, even if you're doing it on the opposite side of the road from what you're used to!xxEmilyemilyhallock.blogspot.com

    • Food and Baker
      August 19, 2017 / 1:11 pm

      I can only imagine it being super weird to drive on the other side but it was so much drum exploring in such a different way to what we're used to!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  5. Corinne & Kirsty
    July 27, 2017 / 4:16 pm

    That hotel is worth it for the mini alone lol love the interior design though, very different from what I usually like in a hotel, but it looks great!Kirstywww.corinneandkirsty.com

    • Food and Baker
      August 19, 2017 / 1:11 pm

      Exactly our thoughts! We loved it so much, very young but professional at the same time!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  6. Anonymous
    July 27, 2017 / 4:18 pm

    This hotel looks so lovely. I'm living for the aesthetic of this hotel. Looks like you're having lovely travels, I'm so jealous!Lois xwww.lifeasloismay.wordpress.com

    • Food and Baker
      August 19, 2017 / 1:12 pm

      Feel like we didn't take enough photos of the room, it was just so pleasing!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  7. Make Me Up Inside
    July 27, 2017 / 4:20 pm

    Such a quirky looking hotel! I could see myself staying here.Carla x

    • Food and Baker
      August 19, 2017 / 1:12 pm

      Omg you'd love it! It was amazing!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  8. Caitlin Houston
    July 27, 2017 / 4:35 pm

    omg I'm literally lost for words this hotel is AMAZING LOOKING, I'll definitely have to visit sometime xxhttp://www.lifeascaitlin.co.uk/

    • Food and Baker
      August 19, 2017 / 1:13 pm

      We were exactly the same when we arrived, we'd definelty go back!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  9. Maria H Trejo
    July 27, 2017 / 4:37 pm

    That is amazing! The hotel, and the car was free of charge? Zurich seems like so much fun, I hope to visit one day. I've never really read travel blogs, but I'd love to continue reading yours and learn about all your adventures x lupehtrejo.wordpress.com x

    • Food and Baker
      August 19, 2017 / 1:14 pm

      We hope you've continued to read our travels and have enjoyed it! Zurich was definetly an experience to remember!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

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