A warm welcome by Hotel Atlantis Giardino Zürich
Situated at the bottom of the Uetliberg Mountain and a 10 minutes drive from Zürich City, this beautiful 5-star Design Hotel with 95 exclusive rooms and suites reopened its doors on 1 December 2015. Formerly well known by many stars and actors like Frank Zappa, Shirley MacLaine, Freddy Mercury and many more.
Update: unfortunately this hotel closed its doors in April 2020.
We had a special celebration and decided to stay in this beautiful Hotel. What immediately drew my attention was the design and the eye for detail. The company responsible for the design is The Gallery HBA lead by Creative director Inge Moore. She did an exceptional job to restore the hotel to its former glory and at the same time created a very modern design.
The staff made us feel very welcome from the moment we walked in and gave us some fine refreshments to start with. After we were shown into our beautiful room we had surprise waiting for us. A bottle of Prosecco to celebrate our special occasion, that was very thoughtful of the Hotel and a big treat for us.
Our room was a DeLuxe Room 37–40 m² in size with a King size Bed and beautiful views over Zürich City. Breakfast was included.
We had our lunch at the Hide & Seek restaurant. The decor of this restaurant is very inviting, creating a living room feel with soft colours, designer books, beautiful flowers, cosy pillows, book shelves and warm lighting. A big terrace is waiting to be used when warm weather arrives.
My husband started with the Kingfish crudo with cider, apple, pine nuts and chervil. As main he had the Bison entrecôte with roasted pumpkin, mushrooms, gremolata, orange gel and black garlic. For dessert he had the Ganache of Guanaja und Jivara Chocolate with goji berries, passion fruit and salted peanut ice cream. It all tasted delicious.
As a starter I had the „Atlantis“ salmon cured and hot smoked with mango-papaya, mustard seed salsa, cashew nuts and pea creme. As main the Albaco tuna with pomegranate, broad beans, beluga lentils and chimichurri sauce. For dessert I had the Thai Garden with cocos, mango, tamarind and bitter melon. All very great dishes with very refined flavours.
We started of with a glass of Blason Rosé Champagne from Perrier-Jouët. My husband had a white Sauvignon Blanc 2013 from Clerc Bamert with his starter. I had a glass of white Chardonnay 2013 from Rivers-Marie. My husband had a glass of Brunello Di Montalcino from 2010 with his main. I stayed with the fine Chardonnay.
As a surprise by the amazing staff they had made a delicious chocolate cake for our celebration.
In the evening we had a beautiful spot at the window overlooking the lights of Zürich and listened to some great live music. We had some delicious cocktails and tapas which was more than enough after our voluminous lunch.
We had a great time and a memorable celebration. All thanks to the very friendly and helpful staff. They spoiled and pampered us all the way during our stay. A Big thank you from us!
For more info: Hotel Atlantis by Giardino