It’s funny, Zurich or Switzerland as a whole really, had never been on my radar as a place to visit and yet as I’m writing this post I have to say it’s probably the best city break I’ve ever been on. In a word Zurich is…stunning and I really do mean absolutely beautiful!
We were very lucky with the weather, each day reaching 28-30 degrees whilst we were there which only added to the beauty. But my goodness, the views were incredible and the people were just so friendly!
Myself along with my bestie Lee went along to Zurich as guests of the Kameha Grand Hotel, a luxurious 5 star hotel in the region of Glattpark just outside of the city centre. Everything about our stay at the Kameha Grand was perfect, starting of course with our airport transfer – a Maserati no less. For me, I’m not really into cars and had no idea but Lee, as soon as he saw it he was in his element danicing around and singing the Britney classic …”You want a Maserati? You better Work B**ch!” As for the hotel itself each member of staff was welcoming and extremely helpful with giving us trips and tricks on what to see and where to go in Zurich (particular shoutouts to Vanessa, Angello, Kristoph and Thomas who went that extra mile in making our stay extra special.)
We entered the lobby which modern design filters throughout the hotel – the bar, the shisha lounge as well as the spa on the top floor. Every detail has been thought of and each room is styled to perfection!
We stayed in one of the hotels themed rooms ‘The Princess Suite’ and as soon as we walked in I let out a little scream of excitement.
It was so beautiful, the carpet, the vanity desk…the bath!!
We were treated to room service and both Lee and I enjoyed out Strawberry Mojitos whilst sitting on the couch and staring at the room, we were really spoilt!
The bed was so so comfy and the bath and shower were amazing, I didn’t want to leave the room! Again as with the communal areas of the hotel, the room was so perfectly designed and decorated, it was a real treat to stay there.
My personal highlight of our mini Zurich adventure was the rooftop sights. There is nothing like seeing a city from above and this is were the beauty of Zurich really shines through. Lee and I went to all the tourist hotspots namely – Swiss National Museum, Grossmünster Church (make sure to climb the steeple as the views from the top are unreal!) Lindenhoff Hill (again another cracker is you love a good view) and the old town which is full of true Swiss culture. It’s so easy to walk around so most of our days we spent wandering around until we found a nice cafe or bar and the locals are always keen to offer recommendations and give directions which was a huge help.
Cheese fondue, cheese fondue, cheese fondue!
If you’ve seen my Zurich travel vlog over on youtube you’ll notice there is one thing I was rather excited to try whilst in Switzerland….CHEESE FONDUE!!
Yes, as a lover of cheese I’d heard many tales of the wonderous cheese fondue on offer in Zurich so obviously as soon as I knew I would be visitiing I started the research and ended up seeking out Swiss Churchi for their famous fondue. It was literally the first thing we did after leaving the hotel and it was totally worth the hype! Four cheeses, white wine and sherry, all mixed together and served melted with bread on the side to dip, even as I’m writing this i’m drooling. It was so SO good!
We also sort out some pretty cool bars whilst out there, Bar Rimini which is a chilled out outdoor bar with decking and a fresh water swimming area so that in between sips you can go for a dip. Also Jules Verne Panoramabar which again has some pretty amazing views of the city.
One meal that deserved it’s own little paragraph was the one we had at Y.O.U, the michelin star restaurant within the Kameha Grand Hotel. I can honestly, hand on heart say (and Lee says the same) this is the best meal I have ever had. It was my first time dining at a michelin star restaurant and I can tell why it had been awarded the star. We decided on the nine course fine dinging taster experience, each course paired with a signature wine. Each and every course was superb and tasted amazing, the flavour combinations were exquisite. I don’t think anything I write could possible explain how incredible this meal was but please, if you ever find yourself in Zurich Go Go Go! You will not regret it. From start to finish our dining experience at Resturant Y.O.U was perfect.
Another fabulous little trip to add to my memories! I had such a great time in Zurich and would definitely return. It’s such a beautiful city and one I would highly reccomened visiting if you can. Make sure to check out my youtube video vlogging my time there…where to next?