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Swiss hotels are the most expensive in the world, according to a study by Hotels.com.

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Re: Swiss hotels most expensive in the world

Rubbish - Hotels in the UK are very very expensive. We manage to stay in simple hotels all over CH for 40-80 CHF all the time.
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Re: Swiss hotels most expensive in the world

Asian hotels can be horrendously expensive too- especially if you are on an average asian wage.

Unlike most of us who are on an average Swiss wage.
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Swiss XYZ are the most expensive in the world, according to a study by XYZ.com.
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Rubbish - Hotels in the UK are very very expensive. We manage to stay in simple hotels all over CH for 40-80 CHF all the time.

Hold on there, Hotels.com. I spurn your 142 000 properties worldwide and I cast aspersions on your methodology of reporting a global survey based upon the actual prices that your business actually paid on behalf of your clients globally.

Odile sometimes stays somewhere cheap, so stick that up your statistically valid survey methodology and let us hear no more of it.

Bloody timewasters, with their real data and everything
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Re: Swiss hotels most expensive in the world

Costly, indeed.

But it's more the 70's skiing log cabin formaica interiors that kill me. Too recycled for that price tag.
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Rubbish - Hotels in the UK are very very expensive. We manage to stay in simple hotels all over CH for 40-80 CHF all the time.
Some fine analysis there Odile! I will challenge you to find me a hotel room In Switzerland for CHF40.-

To make things interesting for you I will wager CHF10.- for every CHF1.- below CHF60 for 2* hotel within 5km radius from the center of any main city in Switzerland within the next 3 months. In return I will expect you to pay the difference between CH60 and the cheapest hotel you will find

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Re: Swiss hotels most expensive in the world

I dunno, we're staying in a hotel next week and, geez, for a tiny room in an out of the way place in off season...I could stay in the Ritz in NYC with a park view and a butler for the same price. I shopped around a bit, too, and that was the most affordable without lowering my standards/convenience factor too much.

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“Switzerland is not a low-cost destination and never will be,” said Véronique Kaene, spokesperson for Swiss Tourism.
I needed a good chuckle. Maybe they should use that in their next PR campaign...."Switzerland. Just bring all the cash you have..."
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I dunno, we're staying in a hotel next week and, geez, for a tiny room in an out of the way place in off season...I could stay in the Ritz in NYC with a park view and a butler for the same price. I shopped around a bit, too, and that was the most affordable without lowering my standards/convenience factor too much.



I needed a good chuckle. Maybe they should use that in their next PR campaign...."Switzerland. Just bring all the cash you have..."
http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/featuredhotels/newyork?utm_campaign=TBPSUSEGPB133&src=ps&pId=rztb ppc You mean this one No mountain view,dirty NYC air ,mugger ,purse snatcher,murderers,PMS(pims), republicans,bad politicians,Americans,Canadians, thief's,hose,and discharged gums ,tobacco on the side walk
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LOL - stayed in a simple hotel in October in Evolène - 80 CHF for a double room including breakfast. Simple and old fashioned Hotel, but really cute in a lovely Swiss village. Yes, there was no en-suite, only a wash basin, and the bathroom in the corridor. There are plenty like that all over Switzerland- not 5 star, but really typical and in lovely spots like Evolène. All wooden and not a bit of formica in sight. En-suite bedrooms were 100CHF for double. Just one example.

Hotel Hermitage that was, but the other simple and typical hotels in the area (like Les Haudères) were roughly the same price and in a setting with fabulous views all around. So you takes your choice. I'd much rather stay in such a fabulous setting in a simple hotel, than a 5*. Go to Val d'Hérens and see if you can find a better and more 'Swiss' spot with better views? Friends have got a great (simple) B&B there called La Grande Peur dans la Montagne - views are to die for, a waterfall right at the back with a BBQ and peaceful garden, similar prices (and Madeleine speaks excellent English). Sorry but I never stay in town- but always further out and travel in

90.- CHF per night for two persons in double room
60.- CHF per night for two children in twin bedroom
130.- CHF per night for family room (one doubled size bed, bunk bed (sleeps 2) and kitchen) including breakfast

You'd be hard pushed to find even a simple B&B in the Lake District for less than £30 squid.

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Old 16.03.2012, 15:22
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http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/featuredhotels/newyork?utm_campaign=TBPSUSEGPB133&src=ps&pId=rztb ppc
You mean this one No mountain view,dirty NYC air ,mugger ,purse snatcher,murderers,PMS(pims), republicans,bad politicians,Americans,Canadians, thief's,hose,and discharged gums ,tobacco on the side walk
Yes, that would be it. I don't' think the hotel we're staying in here has a mountain view either.
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Old 16.03.2012, 15:54
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...."Switzerland. Just bring all the cash you have..."
Too funny. I always tell friends who want to come visit, "Bring your camera. . .and your wallet."
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Re: Swiss hotels most expensive in the world

I don't know about whether they're the most expensive but some of the worst hotels I have stayed in in my life have been in Switzerland.

I've stayed in some wonderful ones as well but lots have been truly terrible (but not in a funny implausible way if you know what I mean).
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Re: Swiss hotels most expensive in the world

In other news:

- Shops on Bahnhofstrasse Zürich pay more lease than McDonalds in Chur
- Men prefer soft toilet paper to sandpaper
- Girls have vaginas and boys have penises
- Er, that's it ....
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"Switzerland. Just bring all the cash you have..."
Getting there... Other possible strap lines:

"Switzerland, if you have to ask how much, we don't want you visiting..."

"Switzerland, where money meets money"

In all seriousness, Swiss hotel prices are often very poor in terms of value for money - especially in the mid and lower price bands. But when you get to the higher price bands (such as the Grand Hotel Park, Gstaad) you get what you pay for and it IS very, very good.

I would agree about UK hotel prices, unless you are very lucky it's hard to find anything reasonable in London for less than £120/night
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http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/featuredhotels/newyork?utm_campaign=TBPSUSEGPB133&src=ps&pId=rztb ppc You mean this one No mountain view,dirty NYC air ,mugger ,purse snatcher,murderers,PMS(pims), republicans,bad politicians,Americans,Canadians, thief's,hose,and discharged gums ,tobacco on the side walk
You forgot rapists, child abductors, and war criminals.
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Getting there... Other possible strap lines:

"Switzerland, if you have to ask how much, we don't want you visiting..."

"Switzerland, where money meets money"
How about "Switzerland. Where your money checks-in, but doesn't check-out"

Seriously, though, if I could have booked a hotel out in the sticks, I would have, but we had to be near the apartment due to movers, etc. It's about 350chf per night (2 adults and 1 child) and it's really nothing special. I does have a bathroom, though.
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How about "Switzerland. Where your money checks-in, but doesn't check-out"

Seriously, though, if I could have booked a hotel out in the sticks, I would have, but we had to be near the apartment due to movers, etc. It's about 350chf per night (2 adults and 1 child) and it's really nothing special. I does have a bathroom, though.
In Switzerland 14 min. work pays for hotel >USofA 14 month work pays for hotel.Motel payed by client
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LOL - stayed in a simple hotel in October in Evolène - 80 CHF for a double room including breakfast. ... Just one example.

Hotel Hermitage that was, but the other simple and typical hotels in the area (like Les Haudères) were roughly the same price .


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Hold on there, Hotels.com. I spurn your 142 000 properties worldwide and I cast aspersions on your methodology of reporting a global survey based upon the actual prices that your business actually paid on behalf of your clients globally.

Odile sometimes stays somewhere cheap, so stick that up your statistically valid survey methodology and let us hear no more of it.

Bloody timewasters, with their real data and everything
That was worthy of the honour of being your 2,000th post
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There are a lot of expensive hotels in Switzerland, but I do not agree with the comment in the article saying that it lacks budget accommodation. It does in Zurich/Geneva and top resorts - but there is a lot of great but simple budget accommodation in some stunning areas (see example above).
We use Freedreams and stay for 3 nights for 2 people in some great locations for 85CHF - but yes we have to take one meal in house. 14CHF per night isn't bad is it? Not many in towns in Switzerland- although a 4* hotel is available in Lugano - 14CHF per night!!!

I've used hotels.com - to book hotels in Sharm-elSheik , Tenerife and South of Spain. Most people using the site will be booking for stays in such places - no wonder!

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