Serviced Apartments in Zurich West
Top Serviced Apartments in Zurich-West
Zurich West, as the name suggests, is the Western part of Zurich which is the financial capital of Switzerland. Renowned around the globe for being upscale and extravagant in terms of its chocolates, shopping, lifestyle, and living standards, Zurich is quite frankly one of the most expensive global cities. Yet all that isn't enough to describe this city as over the years it has turned into a magnificent pot of culture, symbolic of its revival. That is the reason so many people travelling here for the short term often struggle with finding an affordable and at the same time convenient place to live.
TheSqua.re team has done its thorough research right in Zurich-West and has come up with a compact list to choose from. Right below are some of the top serviced apartments in Zurich-West:
Amid other expenses that expensive Zurich-West might throw your way, some very convenient daily amenities that TheSqua.re apartments make available to you will save the trip. Expect weekly cleaning with fresh upholstery, high-speed Wi-Fi for better connectivity and business communication, satellite TV, comfortable beds, and a clean ambience among several other comforting features to unwind here. Even if the plan might shift to the long run, tumblers and washing machines are made available to tenants free of cost. Overall, the experience of a serviced apartment in a place like Zurich-West is hands down the most comfortable, convenient, and affordable.
Corporate Accommodation in Zurich-West
Zurich-West being a part of Zurich gets all the benefits of being the finance and banking hub that it is. It falls in the north of Switzerland and of the iconic Lake Zurich. Considering its proximity to nearby countries, there can be a possibility that a lot of travelling goes within your stay here. The best part is that all of our corporate accommodation in Zurich-West have been strategically placed in some of the most charming buildings in the city. While the quietness of the residential streets won't bother your me-time, the hip culture and exciting nightlife of the 5th district right nearby will collectively take care of the lazy dine-outs, party weekends, and the tourist in you.
Holiday Accommodation in Zurich-West
If needed, extra laundry shifts or cleaning shifts can be offered as well. We understand that it is quite predictable with kids on the trip. If that is the case, even supplementary furniture can be made available for added comfort. Even if the plan might shift to the long run, tumblers and washing machines are made available to tenants free of cost. With all possible comforts available, even if additional intervention is required, the guest services team will be available for all your needs 24X7 just to ensure if your expectations are being met. With such warm and thorough service available in a foreign land, holiday accommodation in Zurich-West by TheSqua.re promises a memorable stay right at the foothills of snow-covered Swiss Alps.
Where to Stay in Zurich-West
When it comes to Zurich, the city is divided into several numbered districts. Out of the ones falling in Zurich-West, District 5 is considered to be the most lively and popular among locals and tourists alike. Living near the airport might be cheaper but the entire fun of the residential life here is right at the centre. The good part is that the entire city is a pot of multiple ethnicities which make it quite easier to fit in and make the most of the experience. The Langstrasse neighbourhood with its popular red-light area falls in District 4. Literally translated into ‘Long Street’, this lively section though notorious in its reputation bags the second-best preference among travellers. No matter which district you go far, both of them promise the essential vibe of Zurich.
Facts About Zurich-West
Zurich as per its reputation has a lot of buzz around the world. Despite that, there are some intriguing facts which most people don't know as yet. If travelling to Zurich West anytime soon, below are some of the lesser-known facts that the financial capital holds in, the charm of which directly passes on to its western part:
- A confusion that often blurs the picture, Zurich is not the capital of Switzerland but only the financial capital.
- Even though it is hard to believe with the limited area, Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and therefore worthy of all the popularity.
- With an approximate average of 2915 trains every day, Zurich Hb is one of the largest and busiest train stations around the world.
- Approximately 30 % of Zurich’s population is of foreign nationals which is quite a heavy number as per other cities in Switzerland.
- Zurich has been ranked as the 2nd best city in terms of quality of living across the globe in 2019.
- Known for being a rapidly growing hub of artistic and cultural revival, Zurich is home to more than 50 museums and over 100 art galleries.
- Zurich is home to Switzerland’s first railway line.
Cost of Living in Zurich-West
It is no surprise that Zurich is one of the most expensive cities around the globe. Even then, the stats on paper end up surprising many. The cost of the living index here is 138.92. While that doesn't end here, its cost of living goes up to rank as high as 2nd position among 541 cities across the world. One side public transport ticket can be bought for as low as 4.40 Swiss Fr but eating out can get the charge higher. While an inexpensive meal at a food joint would cost you 25 Fr., a three-course meal at a mid-range restaurant might cost over a 100 Fr. That's the kind of difference that makes a serviced apartment your best option. With a ready kitchen and groceries available to you, reducing the frequency of restaurant meals wouldn't be difficult at all.
Tips for Visiting Zurich-West
Even though Zurich-West is not very huge, there are some of the expert tips that can save you a lot of hassle and money. Some tips that you might help to lessen the expenses and add more oomph are listed right below:
- Public transportation is any day the cheapest mode of travel here. Prefer wearing comfortable shoes for the same.
- Buy a Zurich Pass as soon as possible.
- This one is no brainer, buy local vegetables and cook from scratch in your apartment kitchen. It will save a lot of money on food.
- Don't miss the aesthetic beauty of the airport runway when you land. It even has an observation deck to get a bird’s eye view.
- A universal adapter is a must.
- Prefer taking combined tours and cruises. Be cautious when you make the final choice as individual ones are way more expensive.
- Keep a light jacket handy for sudden temperature drops during the start or end of the day.
- Last but not least, travel in style. The city oozes of high fashion and one must be prepared in advance for high-end photos and poses before the snow-covered alps.
Things to Do in Zurich-West
Even though the western half of Zurich city looks like a small area to explore, the diverse range of activities that travellers enjoy here often surprises them. Some of the most popular things that can be done here include:
Q. What are the most popular things to do in Zurich-West?
Below are some of the top recommendations from the locals and the tourists to make the most of Zurich-West:
- Take a Swiss Mountain tour, cable car tour or even a local walking tour to get the perfect taste of Zurich.
- Travellers are thrilled to roam around the beautiful streets of Zurich and shop. Some of the must-buy things include special Swiss watches, cheese, chocolates, Cuckoo clock, and even Swiss knife.
- The 19th-century building of Löwenbräu Complex is home to several activities, museums and even a book store named Kunstgriff. Kunsthalle Zurich and Migros Museum are popular for the contemporary art scene here.
- Head to Moods im Schiffbau which is listed as one of the best jazz clubs in Europe.
Q. What are some free things to do near Zurich-West?
Considering the cost and standard of living in Zurich, expect a moment when the trip might get slightly rough on the pocket. When that happens, head to the below recommendations for rescue:
- The iconic art galleries at the Löwenbräu Complex are surprisingly free to enter and explore.
- As astonishing as it may sound, one can swim in the iconic Limmat River for free. One can easily find a lot of people to join.
- Schiffbau is a landmark brick-building, popular for being the hub of theatre and open-house music concerts here. It is one of the most happening sites in the city.
Q. What are the most family-friendly things to do in Zurich-West?
Zurich-West has a mix of adult fun and family outings. Even though the red light district is famous in the city, there are still several hubs here which are fantastic for kids and family groups. Some of them are listed below:
- Zoo Zurich is a cultural and institutional zoo which boasts of being the largest in Switzerland. It is also the most-visited zoo here.
- Head to Berg und Tal with kids to shop some of the best slow-food delicacies. A colourful and happening place to get a taste of the Swiss food craze.
- Family groups love boating or cruising on the Limmat River. You can sit by the side and bask in the glory of the greenish waters.
- Take a one day tour of the beautiful Swiss Alps with family. A hike to the Uetliberg Mountain will be a great option.
Places to Visit in Zurich-West
This beautiful part of the city has an eclectic selection of places to offer. From museums to the river, cult fashion hub to landmark shopping destination, Zurich-West ends up building a lot of expectations. Below are some of the most iconic places to visit in Zurich-West:
- Viadukt - The lively shopping street with tiny shops, aesthetic cafes and souvenir shops right at one place is a must-visit. The Im Viadukt has over 50 vendors and is Zurich's first permanent covered market.
- Freitag Tower - Zurich cult label is the iconic Freitag known for its chic recycled bags made from seat belts, tubes, tarpaulin, and airbags.
- Limmat River to Lake Zurich - If there is one landmark that is identical to Zurich city, it is this peaceful river. Take. 90-minute round trip on a sunny day.
- Bahnhofstrasse - Being the 3rd most expensive retail street, downtown Street is one of the world's most pricey shopping hubs.
- Museum of Art - This is a modern art gem in Zurich-West (Kunsthaus) with some of the artefacts ranging back to the 1600s.
- Rietberg Museum - One of the most popular museums in this city filled with museums. One can head to the quiet Lindenhofplatz park right nearby.
Places to Eat in Zurich-West
While Swiss cheese and chocolates are famous across the globe, some exclusive food experiences are a must-try in Zurich-West and the city in general. Some of the handpicked places to eat in Zurich-West include:
- Nietturm Bar
- St. Gallerhof
- Frau Gerolds Garten
- The Butcher
- Restaurant Le Cèdre
- Ribelli Zürich
Street Food in Zurich-West
From Thai to Indian, Chinese to authentic Swiss delicacies, some of the most popular street food joints near Zurich-West which are loved by locals can be read below:
- Soul Köfte Food Truck
- Wurst & Moritz
- Chiang Mai Thai Shop
- India Street Food
- Soi Thai
- Äss-Bar Zürich
Shopping in Zurich-West
From Tibetan shops to flea markets, a high-end luxury that might crash banks to tiny things that are affordable and adorable, Zurich is home to all. Below are some of the exclusive picks from around Zurich-West.
- Markthalle at Im Viadukt
- Bahnhofstrasse Street
- Kanzlei Flea Market
- Puls 5 Mall
Transportation in Zurich-West
Rail system and trans work best in Zurich-West, both of which are quite accessible from both our corporate accommodation in Zurich-West and holiday accommodation in Zurich-West. So much so, that it would not take more than 19 minutes to reach the nearest station by foot. For transportation by air, Zurich Kloten Airport can be reached in anywhere around 20 minutes from Zurich-West.
Some of the nearest train and tram stations in Zurich-West are:
- Zurich Hb Central Station
- Hardbrücke Railway Station
- Quellenstrasse Tram Station
Zürich Hauptbahnhof, the long-form for Zürich HB is the Central Station and the largest of the entire Zurich city. In most cases, it is around 900 metres away from the apartment. For business travellers travelling to and fro from neighbouring countries or even independent travellers exploring this side of the world at their own pace, this station provides easy connectivity to countries including France, Garmany, Austria, and even Italy. Apart from that, the local connectivity is well ensured with the train system of Zurich City.
Weather in Zurich-West
Zurich-West like the rest of the city is quite predictable and comfortable all year long, especially during summers. While the summers can get wet but anyway quite convenient to travel, the real vibe of Switzerland can be enjoyed over the winter season. While it gets very cold, the average of snowy days goes up to roughly 20 days with around 33.5" of snow, and that's exactly what every traveller low-key expects from Switzerland.
The temperature roughly varies between 27°F to 76°F over the year and it rarely jumps above 87°F or below 16°F. Bottom line, Zurich-West is partly cloudy throughout the year, except January and February which makes exploring here convenient. 28° to 45° F is the temperature bracket for bitterly cold winter peak between January and February.