Los Angeles, California
May 28, 2008
The Hotel ABC in Chur (pronounced KOOR), Switzerland is as convenient a stop for which a traveler could ever hope. It is situated only paces (perhaps ½ block) from the train station. Even while pulling luggage, it is a very easy walk. I became aware of this hotel somewhat by accident. I had planned on reserving at a full-service property in the area but discovered that many of the resort hotels in this region are closed between the winter (ski) season and the summer (tourist) season. I was directed to Hotel ABC as a "next choice". One is always a little uncertain when one doesn’t have the range of choices at their disposal, but in this case, I can positively say that Hotel ABC was a pleasant surprise with no disappointments!
This hotel provides all the basic necessities but with no frills. It is immaculately maintained and one of its best features is the spotless, modern bath/shower combination in the rooms. I find that European (and particularly Swiss) tubs tend to be deeper and longer than in the U.S. They also include a portable showerhead for stand up showering with great water pressure. That is always a welcome feature for the tired traveler. The rooms have ample space with a work desk, chairs, and plenty of storage for longer stays. There is internet available in the hotel’s lobby though we had already purchased time through the Swisscom site while on the train. That way, it can be used at stations and in transit.
The lovely town of Chur is easily navigable on foot and offers everything you need…restaurants, cafes, shopping and history. Nestled between the Alpine passes to the south and the Bodensee to the North, it is exceedingly picturesque. Approaching Chur by rail, one cannot help but notice the remaining snow on the mountain tops. Waterfalls cascading down the mountainsides provide additional beauty. If you are considering a stop in Chur, either as a connection or an extended visit, you can’t go wrong on price and convenience at this well-run hotel.
From journal Awed by Switzerland