Widder Hotel THE ROOMS
The hotel has 34 rooms and 15 suites all decorated and designed differently. When I entered my room I immediately spotted the lounge chairs from Charles Eames, which I fell so in love with in green. In fact, the hotel director Jan Brugger has a great passion for designer classics. You’ll find much more furniture from Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, Eileen Gray and many more in the hotel.
I got one of their single rooms facing the Rennweg with a cute balcony. And how amazing is that canopy bed? I slept so well and the cuscions were super soft – it was a dream. The room was super clean. In fact, the room service passed twice a day – one time in the morning for a general clean up and later on in the day to arrange the bed ready for the night and to clean up the bathroom one more time (which is absolutely needless but common in luxury hotels). The mini bar was included, which is definitely great and fresh water and some fruit were refilled every time.
Widder Hotel THE BREAKFAST
I’ve already written about the Restaurant– Boucherie AuGUst in my Foodfriday post this week, where they also serve breakfast. I can only repeat myself and I am all over the interior of this place. But let’s talk about the breakfast…
Next to à la carte they have a great variety of fresh bread, croissanterie, fresh juices (try the homemade ice tea!!), charcuterie, cheese, fruit and cereals. Everything what you’ll desire! Since I am such a poached eggs fan I was happy to spot three variations on the menu. On the first day my hunger was bigger than my belly and I went for Œuf Bénédict (poached eggs with ham and sauce hollandaise on a muffin toast) and a salmon bagel. Both so good! Luckily, Helena finished the other half of my bagel. The croissants were cross from the outside and soft inside as they should be. Nothing more to add!
Julia and my breakfast arrangement – omelett, fresh fruit, croissant, salmon bagel & poached eggs with ham
Widder Hotel THE EXTERIOR
We had our aperitif on the Widder Hotel‘s lovery terrace on the first day (more pictures below). During all three days it was always super sunny and the terrace looked even more beautiful. I fell so in love with the blue hydrangeas and the cute succulent arrangement.
Widder Hotel THE FOOD
Let’s get to my favorite point – the food. Our aperitif started already really deliciously with an appetizer place. My favorite was definitely the foie gras and spring rolls with jam.
Afterwards we got an insight into the cocktail world. In fact, the hotel has the second largest whiskey collection in whole Switzerland offering more than 400 types. Moreover, their cocktails are inspired by old movies.
On the menu:
- Salmon with pumpkin, edamame and soy mushrooms
- Scampo with yellow peas and curry
- Zander with miso celeriac and shiitake mushrooms
- French dove with Granny Smith, Risina beans and onions
- Veal with porcini, anchovies and lemon
- A variation of cheese from Switzerland, Italy and France
- the sweet final – plums, pistachios and green tea
Rennweg 7 – 8001 Zürich