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Schaffhauserstrasse 8, Winterthur 8400 Switzerland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Elevator capacity limits enforced
Updated 10/05/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 10/05/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#6 of 15 hotels in Winterthur
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Winterthur's Friendly Business Hotel Hotel Banana City is a completely independent hotel under private ownership. It's part of SISKA Heuberger Holding AG's multifunctional services complex located in the centre of town, close to Winterthur's central train station. The building complex, more than 200m long, has such an intriguingly arched shape that locals have come to affectionately call it >, hence the hotel's name. What used to be an industrial site has been successfully converted into one of Winterthur's most beautiful hallmark buildings thanks to its modern glass facade. Successful and Popular The hotel is very much focused on the specific needs of business patrons. With 10 conference halls and meeting rooms, the banqueting hall and 101 guest rooms, it has all it takes for efficient congress organisation in a single place. Hotel Banana City is becoming an increasingly popular venue for congresses and meetings. Each year, the hotel played host to more than 52,000 guests, amongst them many conference and meeting participants or persons attending cultural events or private parties. Hotel Banana City (including all guest rooms and conference facilities) has been consistently built to give full access to persons in wheelchairs. Health and Relaxation On our premises, you will find Winterthur's largest fitness and spa centre (exercise machines, saunas, relaxation pool)
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycles available
Hiking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
Electric vehicle charging station
Car park
Wifi
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Massage
Solarium
Steam room
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 1 more
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Laura Z wrote a review Aug 2022
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I stayed at the Hotel Banana City in July 2022. The room did not have AC - which was no problem since I had been informed about before booking - but the room was sweltering, requiring the windows to be open. I was not informed that the room faced railroad tracks directly outside, and there was loud construction going on throughout the whole night. When I asked the hotel for a partial refund, they refused to take any responsibility, even for their lack of transparency.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 25 Aug 2022
Dear Laura Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with our hotel online. We are grateful for both positive and negative feedback, as this is the only way we can improve every day. We are sorry, that you were not happy with your room. For the next time we recommend you to book a room with an aircondition in summertime. We would be pleased to welcome you again soon! Kind regards, Dominique Eberle Front Office Manager Hotel Banana City Winterthur
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Daman A wrote a review Jun 2022
National Harbor, Maryland12 contributions2 helpful votes
Rooms are hot and stuffy with no AC or ventilation. They had a small fan. The building backs right up to a train depot, so good luck opening a window unless you want an hourly squealing wake up in between sweating through the sheets. We'd have been better off sleeping in the hallway.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Avoid this hotel
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Response from Dominique Eberle, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Banana City
Responded 7 Jul 2022
Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with our hotel online. We are sorry, that you did not have a good experience with our Hotel. For next time, we recommend you to book the Superior Park room, which is located to the park side. As well we do have rooms with aircondition, which are as well located to the quiet side. We are looking forward to be welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Dominique Eberle Front Office Manager Hotel Banana City Winterthur
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Coppi4 wrote a review May 2022
Leeds, United Kingdom2 contributions
If you're a business traveller needing a gym, this is the place - Absolutely great facility, pool, actual barbells and racks..even ladder bars on the walls! The restaurant is shocking, however. I asked at reception if I needed to book a table, which they replied would not be necessary. I turned up just before 9pm, which is not late in the world of food serving and was informed there was a heavily reduced menu - In fact I was offered of all things beef tartare (which I grant you is nice, but as a single option as quite frankly odd) and a sandwich. Yes, a sandwich. I asked, if it was just a bit easier for them, if I went to the town for some food...to which they happily 'yes'. What service! Actually, the receptionists were lovely and check-in was easy and fast. The restaurant manager needs a quiet word though.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Dominique Eberle, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Banana City
Responded 18 May 2022
Dear Mr. Aspinall Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with our hotel online. We are grateful for both positive and negative feedback, as this is the only way we can improve every day. We are pleased that you enjoyed the possibility to use the free entry to the gym area. As well we are happy, that you are satisfied with the friendliness of our Front Office team. I will share your feedback with the team. They are pleased when our guests appreciate their service. Please share your experiences with our hotel with your friends and come back again! Follow us also on Facebook and Instagram for our weekly news. We deeply regret and apologize for the inconvinience you had in the Restaurant. I will pass on your feedback to the team and together we will do our best to ensure that this situation is not being repeated in the future. We would be pleased to welcome you again soon! Kind regards, Dominique Eberle Front Office Manager Hotel Banana City Winterthur
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Durba G wrote a review May 2021
Vevey, Switzerland41 contributions13 helpful votes
I stayed with my family for two nights. I loved the place, the people, the service. Wide spacious room for my 4,5 year old to run around, his own bed. My child was lovingly welcomed in the hotel with a gift back and that just bowled him over. Then our room was overlooking the train junction and that was it. My child was more interested in staying in the room than going outside. Great breakfast spread. Very very kind staff, greatly accomodating! Very clean and COVID hygiene compliant. English, German, French speaking staff. i would highly recommend the hote. Thanks a lot, team!😀🙏
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: If you have child who loves trains, ask for a room facing the train yard!!
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Responded 25 May 2021
Dear Durba G Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with our hotel online. We are grateful for both positive and negative feedback, as this is the only way we can improve every day. We are pleased to hear that you and your Family had an wolesome stay with us. I will share your feedback with the team. They are pleased when our guests appreciate their service. Please share your experiences with our hotel with your friends and come back again! Follow us also on Facebook and Instagram for our weekly news. We would be pleased to welcome you again soon! Kind regards, Raphael-Tobias Wagner Assistant Front Office & Reservationsmanager Hotel Banana City Winterthur
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Patricia wrote a review Aug 2020
Gryon, Switzerland182 contributions50 helpful votes
We stayed in this hotel on the recommendation of another family who visited reverently. It was conveniently located for the Centre of Winterthur, the room was spacious albeit slightly dated. It was very quiet and the we were kindly given an upgrade to a suite. The breakfast was good and the staff were very welcoming and friendly. It happened to be my birthday and in leaving the receptionist kindly presented me with a card, chocolates and a bottle of wine - a lovely and very unexpected surprise!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Dominique Eberle, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Banana City
Responded 27 Aug 2020
Dear Mrs. Bremner Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review. We are happy to hear, that you have enjoyed your stay with us and will forward the compliments to our Staff as well. Looking forward to Welcome you again an other day at Hotel Banana City in Winterthur. Best wishes and stay safe Dominique Eberle Front Office Manager
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Cocco82 wrote a review Nov 2019
Nottingham, United Kingdom113 contributions56 helpful votes
Nice place to spend some night. Despite it is close to the train line the rooms are very quite and no any noise. Good breakfast and nice fitness centre with spa 50 meters faraway. Very close to the city center (10 min by foot). Suggested!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Marion C wrote a review Aug 2019
Lugano, Switzerland32 contributions7 helpful votes
Hotel was terrific, staff helpful and very pleasant and all spoke English. The bedding was amazingly comfy and even the foldout couch bed was very, very comfortable. Shower clean, spacious and water pressure beautiful. A suggestion I would have would be that the restaurant be a bit less "high class". Our 3 grandchildren (13, 11 and 8) are too big to eat the child menu, and the adult food on offer was too sophisticated for them (and even for us!!!) Prices too, were extremely high. We noticed many sports teams staying there and we are SURE that that food would not have interested them either!!!! Otherwise, super stay.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Room Tip: We enjoyed the suite 450, as a family of 5
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theonlylumo wrote a review Jul 2019
Seuzach, Switzerland28 contributions7 helpful votes
We booked the bbq buffet on the rooftop and then because of another group had to eat in the normal restaurant "a la carte". The food was great, but the portions small and nothing to compare with "a discretion buffet". And with this "change" we had to pay much more..
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Anna P wrote a review Jul 2019
Geneva, Switzerland43 contributions76 helpful votes
We were sent here after our flight got delayed so we only spent one night here. The room was very quiet and bed comfortable. The room was also very clean, the bathroom was sparkling white. The breakfast was great as well. A very good experience in total.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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vivek t wrote a review Sep 2018
11 contributions13 helpful votes
Hotel staff is good and cooperative. Rooms are good.fitness centre has good facilities, specially brine water pool is good. Very close to the train station and market.breakfast is good but if you stay for a week, it seems repetitive. Restaurant is also very good.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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US$173 - US$231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
101
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Banana City
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Banana City?
Nearby attractions include Kunst Museum Winterthur (0.5 km), Naturmuseum Winterthur (0.5 km), and Stadtpark Winterthur (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Banana City?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Banana City?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Banana City?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Banana City?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Banana City?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ristorante Pizzeria Villa Duchessa, Focacceria Buon Gusto, and Maharaja Curry.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Banana City?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre, a sauna, and fitness classes during their stay.
Is Hotel Banana City located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Winterthur.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Banana City?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Banana City?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hotel Banana City offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.