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    Hotel Merian am Rhein

    Rheingasse 2, Basel 4058, Switzerland
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    02/07/2017 03/07/2017
    1 room
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      2 adults
      • 2 adults
        0 children
        • 0 children
          US$164
          US$142
          US$164
          US$142
          US$164
          US$141
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          Overview
          • Excellent21%
          • Very good47%
          • Average21%
          • Poor8%
          • Terrible3%
          Travellers talk about
          “the river” (50 reviews)
          “old town” (23 reviews)
          Free Wifi
          Breakfast Buffet
          Non-Smoking Hotel
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          Family Rooms
          Bar/Lounge
          Concierge
          Pets Allowed
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          4.0 Star Hotel
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          1 - 5 of 302 reviews

          Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

          Sure I've never had such a bad experience in a hotel: very expensive 1.460 € (aprox, see invoice enclosed for 3 nights). Not AC, dirty , rude service, very poor breakfast . Asked to cancel the reservation once we were there and presonally confirmed these...More

          Thank Elisa M
          Response from UBF4058, Manager at Hotel Merian am RheinResponded 4 days ago

          We have noticed your comments. With best regards.

          Reviewed 1 week ago

          The location is great for exploring the old town and viewing the Rhine river. Suggest you book river view room. Staff was very helpful. The hotel needs a big remodel. The room was spacious but the dark carpeting and black chairs made it dismal. There...More

          Thank june091
          Response from UBF4058, Manager at Hotel Merian am RheinResponded 4 days ago

          We tahnk you for your comment. The big remodel is in the pipe and we are working on it. This will most probably also include A/C. With best regards We are also glad, when the heat wave is over.

          Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

          While the location is excellent and the staff responsive, the hotel lacks in character, charm, texture. In particular the rooms have as much charm as one would give a patient on an insane asylum. Walls are stark white, the on picture on the wall was...More

          1  Thank David G
          Response from UBF4058, Geschäftsführer at Hotel Merian am RheinResponded 15 May 2017

          Thank you very much for your comment. What is in our hands, we will change, especially the breakfast. With best regards

          Reviewed 25 February 2017

          Booked just for one night and paid extra for river view. We used Expedia and got 10% the hotel price!!. Had a 36 square metre room which was nice but very boring in its furniture and layout. The bathroom was very small old fashioned with...More

          1  Thank Yas46
          Response from Ellen G, Manager at Hotel Merian am RheinResponded 8 March 2017

          We thank you for your comment. Especially we have noted that the English text about the parking is not clear. About the age of the hotel, we are working on a complete renovation but taht will take a little bit more time. With our best...More

          Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

          Great view from our nice room over the Rhein to Basel centre, perfect for exploring this lovely city. Very helpful staff. Room warm, which was vital in January, but unable to turn down heat on radiator, so ironically was a little too hot at night!...More

          2  Thank Mark L
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          About
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          • Top amenities
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Room Service
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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          • Multilingual Staff
          • Room Service
          • Dry Cleaning
          • Meeting Rooms
          • Laundry Service
          • Concierge
          • Banquet Room
          • Self-Serve Laundry
          • Conference Facilities
          • Babysitting
          • Things to do
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          Details
          • Price range
          • US$127 - US$657 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Hotel class
          • Hotel Style
          • #17 Luxury Hotel in Basel
          • Room types
          • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
          • Family Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 63
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          • Basel >
          • Altstadt
          • Also Known As
          • Best Western Merian Am Rhein Hotel Basel ,
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          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          longslady
          How do we get a taxi to your hotel from the airport? We are coming in next week and I have not been able to find information. Thank you
          12 August 2016|
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          Response from YABFamily | Reviewed this property |
          It depends which airport you are flying in, if via Basel airport, then the taxi queue is just outside the arrival hall. It's easy to take taxi from there.
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          Loo L
          Hi, Is there a carpark at the hotel? Regards, Bernard
          29 March 2016|
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          Response from johnpares1 | Reviewed this property |
          Yes, there is a secure car park under the hotel. There is a cost - 15 Francs a day I think. You have to drive through the non-traffic/ restricted part of the town. Don't worry - just tell the police you are staying there and... More
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          ATP1
          What is the approximate cost of a taxi from the hotel to the EuroAirport (BSL)? Thank you!
          6 May 2015|
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          Response from Ken57M | Reviewed this property |
          We paid 45euros such is the going price or you can get a train to the airport.
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          "Book a room with a river view."
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          "Rooms with balcony on the riverside"
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          "T.e floors with views might be a little noisy during the day due to all the action down by the river,"
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          "Very noisy outside due to cafes on the corner"
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