Seehotel Sonne

Jul 15th, 2010, 04:53 PM
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sent another email this afternoon via Karen Brown's website

I am really at a loss as to why they are not answering. I don't think I'm being obnoxious, I asked two main questions which I couldn't find on the website ~ if they have air conditioning or fans if it is hot, and how long would it take to drive to Zurich Airport if we have a car. On the website they say "the direct link to Zurich Airport takes about 30 minutes" which to me sounds like the train, not if you have a car?

They can't be having computer problems as I have received two automated responses from them that they received my emails.

Their last review on Trip Advisor was about a year ago, 3 out of 5, reviewed by someone who had 20 reviews, many 4's and 5's. Maybe Seehotel Sonne has undergone a change in ownership or management?
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Jul 15th, 2010, 05:12 PM
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Very strange. Have you checked your SPAM folder to see if their responses have gone there?
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Jul 15th, 2010, 05:58 PM
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Yes, I have a MAC, and it is extremely accurate on spam vs non spam.

I too think it is strange, I have never had this happen with a hotel/B&B of top quality such as Seehotel Sonne. I'm really at at loss to figure this out. I would love to stay there, but I'm not sure at this point what they could say that would make me feel comfortable with staying with them.

Maybe tomorrow morning.........?

Right now I'm looking at some places I found on some old Fodors threads when I did a search for Rote Rose in Regensburg. I had it bookmarked Rote Rose from a few years ago, but am not sure I want to stay there, can't find any current reviews/comments on it. Anyway, when I did a search on Fodors another thread came up where Hotel-Restaurant Uto Kulm and Hotel Alexander in Thalwil were recommended.
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Jul 16th, 2010, 03:26 AM
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nothing this morning
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Jul 17th, 2010, 05:43 AM
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I'm not sure what Seehotel Sonne could say now that would make me want to stay there.

So any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated. We will have a car, so would prefer to stay a little distance out of the city itself.

Help!
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Jul 17th, 2010, 01:23 PM
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We stayed once in the Ermitage which is also on the lake and also in Kusnacht. One other time they made a mistake (at the Ermitage) in our reservation, so they put us up in a MUCH more expensive hotel in Zurich, but on the same side of town.
That was a long time ago, and I think they have gotten pretty expensive now, but you might look at that. It is very close to the Sonne, and there is a footpath all along the lake there.

I also thought the Ehrlibacher Hotel looked pretty good when I was there years ago, but I never actually stayed there. It might be worth looking at these two on the web.

I love that part of the lake, and I'm sorry you had no luck with the Hotel Sonne.
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Jul 17th, 2010, 01:26 PM
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hi wrenwood -

perhaps they have some IT problem. have you thought of FAX?
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Jul 17th, 2010, 02:29 PM
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Taconic, thanks so much! I will check them out. I don't mind paying somewhat expensive as long as it's a lovely place.

Ann, I have thought of that ~ But I sent emails from my own server, through their website, and through Karen Brown ~ starting 11 days ago.

Send them an email and see if they answer?
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Jul 17th, 2010, 02:32 PM
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Ann ~ sending them a Fax would still be an international call charge, not willing to do that. Schuler was there in early July, so I assume they are still there and didn't burn down or something awful.
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Jul 17th, 2010, 09:52 PM
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Sorry, the Ermitage has closed. It has been sold, and it is no longer a hotel. I also used to stay there.

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Jul 18th, 2010, 04:06 AM
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I guess that's why I couldn't find it!
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Jul 18th, 2010, 05:30 AM
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Ok, I rarely help folks who drive in Switzerland, but I'll offer these two places. I don't know if you'll be interested in them, as they aren't upscale --

Landhotel Alpenblick in the town of Uetikon am See. A very sweet little hotel settled in the countryside above Lake Zurich -- peaceful and quiet and green. Terrific restaurant. It's a little hard to find. There *is* a bus stop about two blocks from it . .

http://www.landhotelalpenblick.com/Hauptseite.html

Hirschen am See, a nice little inn right on the lake in the town of Obermeilen. It's also close to a bus stop or about 20 minutes from the Meilen train station.

http://www.hirschen-meilen.ch/sites/index.php?id_b=21

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Jul 21st, 2010, 03:43 AM
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Swandav, I think both your suggestions look charming. I have bookmarked them, maybe for another time. Thank you!

Since our trip is in August, I'm really looking for a place with air-conditioning. I'm fine with opening windows at Waldhaus, Soglio and Tarasp where it's quiet, but I have a lot of trouble sleeping with noise from streets in towns and cities, so opening windows at night isn't always an option for me.

The choice at this point is Hotel Lowen in Zug. Looks like a nice last night, they serve breakfast beginning at 6:30, so we should have enough time to get to the airport since our flight isn't until 11:55

Zug looks like a nice place, any comments or other ideas?

By the way, I still have never heard anything from Sonne, even after sending one from Karen Brown's website.
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