I had previously regarded the Ibis chain as pretty down-market but this hotel changed my views. The prices of everything in Switzerland are ridiculous but the cost of a night's stay in this hotel (just over 80 Swiss Francs - book well in advance!) seemed pretty good relatively. We arrived off a river boat at 10.00 am but the receptionist accepted us without a quibble - which was much appreciated and will not be forgotten! The hotel is within 5 or 6 minutes, walking, from Basel main railway station and is well situated for anyone wanting to use the railway system. But it is also situated on three tram routes which will take you pretty well anywhere by interconnecting routes. Also there is a large public transport area just outside the railway station. The hotel receptionist gave us a guide book to Basel and a bus/tram map plus some guidance. At present if you book a hotel room (perhaps anywhere in Basel but certainly in the Ibis Hotel) you will get a free ticket to all local public transport which at Swiss prices is really helpful. Our room was basic with open "wardrobes" - very similar to the Holiday Inn Express chain - but had air-conditioning, excellent soundproofing (even good enough to cope with a tram outside!), adequate space, a comfortable bed and a good shower. My only complaint was the liquid soap - anyone want to join my campaign for proper soap in all hotels? I sampled the bar twice as it was pleasant enough and a lot cheaper than drinking in central Basel. We had breakfast which was excellent. There was no hot food but the ample cold buffet for 15 Swiss Francs was very good value (especially at Swiss rates) and thoroughly enjoyable. I thought that all the staff whom I met were helpful and courteous. They certainly changed my views about ibis and I would certainly return to stay at this hotel. It is a budget hotel but of a wholly acceptable standard.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel ibis Basel Bahnhof is located right next to the main train station in Basel and is 15 minutes from Basel's EuroAirport. The city center and the zoo are just a few minutes' walk or a short tram ride away. Our hotel with 112 rooms is fully non smoking. Enjoy our friendly 24/7 reception, our generous buffet breakfast, 24/7 bar service, free wifi and webcorner, luggage room and an indoor car park (12 spaces for an extra charge)are also available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ibis Basel Bahnhof Hotel Basel