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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is great value for its location, service and amenities. Switzerland is pricey, so finding this hotel with its river view rooms(worth the extra)is a treat. Nice size rooms as well. Walking distance from both train stations, and a free transit card when you book a room. The windows of the room open, so you can hear the Rhine... More 

Thank lindamsd2016
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I sat on one of the big wooden benches outside beside the Rheine with a view out to the old town. With the Autumn leaves it was a very pretty spot. Lunch was very tasty. I had a pulled pork burger which was delicious. Price was very reasonable (for Swiss standards) at about CHF 30 for beer and lunch.

Thank CatE1981
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Friendly welcome at reception and a very nice room. Lovely architectural features all across the hotel. Rooms are good size and have a very interesting concept of an integrated bathroom with see-through wall. If you want a quiet night I'd recommend opting for a room towards the riverside as the alleyway on the other side seems to be quiet popular... More 

Thank Christoph G
Newport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Hotel is in a great location right on the river front , good rooms and nice view of the city if you have a river front room. Near trams and train station walkable . We went on a Friday and Saturday night , Saturday fine and the usual noise you'd expect from people enjoying themselves , Friday was terrible ,... More 

1 Thank Keith S
Chorley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Though I arrived late, I was greeted by a polite and friendly night porter, she even got me a nice cold beer though the bar was closed. Wish I could speak so highly of the senior barman. The room was small, but comfortable and nicely decorated. The hotel is conveniently located for exploring Basel and only a few yards from... More 

1 Thank Michael H
Orillia, Canada
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

East West Hotel has a large outside patio with a view of the river . We were there on a Sunday and it was quite busy. THe waiter was very helpful and spoke english. I had the sausage and cheese salad and my wife had the mixed greens and eggs salad . Both were excellent and typical Swiss prices of... More 

1 Thank russell85
Rheinfelden, Switzerland
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

The East-West Hotel offers a restaurant at a very nice location in the heart of Basel just at the Rhine river. They have not much on the card: Some Burgers with french fries. That's it. The prices are rather expensive (well that is probably due to the location). The service tends to be quite slow (since there are only 2... More 

1 Thank Alexander H
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

Loud music and crowd noise till 3:30 am. Thought it was not possible in Switzerland, but.......Also no aircon, but because of noise opening the window on the warm evening was not an option. Regret not being informed in advance by hotel when making phone reservation Pity, because it is a nice, unpretentious hotel

1 Thank 90RUSTY
Basel, Switzerland
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61 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

As a long time resident of Basel, I have seen a major transformation along the Rhine on the 'small' Basel side of the river - lots of informal cafes to hang out, have a coffee, light sandwich, etc. The East-West hotel was newly renovated, so one sunny, Rhine-swimming day I decided to check out the fare - what a burger!!... More 

Thank KF0x
Brighton, England
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23 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 14 July 2016

An good, central location right on the banks of the Rhine and a short walk to many of the major attractions. Refurbished to a high standard with comfortable and spacious rooms. However, the lack of aircon in warm weather will be a big downside for some people. In a pedestrian zone with no garage parking so have to park in... More 

Thank msej449

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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Opened in June 2015 after extensive renovations, the East-West Riverside Hotel is located right on the Rhine River in the lively centre of Basel, just a short walk across the bridge from the Old Town. Various bars and clubs can be found in the immediate vicinity. ... more   less 

Additional Information about East-West Hotel Basel

Address: Rheingasse 8, Basel 4058, Switzerland (Formerly Hotel Hecht Am Rhein)
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel > Altstadt
Price Range: £90 - £178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — East-West Hotel Basel 3*
Number of rooms: 44
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“Spend the extra for the river view rooms! Request top floor to minimize noise.”
 of 5 bubbles lindamsd2016, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Go to Parking Räbgass on Rebgasse 20 4058 Basel, then walk to hotel. About CHF 35 per day. Don't drive to the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles msej449, 14 Jul 2016 | Read review
“River view is worth the extra few euros”
 of 5 bubbles DerekHoughton, 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Room 301 - best views of the Rhine river”
 of 5 bubbles Dominique7339, 2 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Maybe choose a room overlooking the Rhine river”
 of 5 bubbles soosoo888, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
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