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“Very Convenient”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of GAIA Hotel

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GAIA Hotel
Ranked #5 of 51 Hotels in Basel
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Deerfield, Illinois
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“Very Convenient”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

Hotel is located right across from SBB Train Station and the Tram station is on the opposite side. The Bus to the Airport stops right outside SBB which made it very easy to get to the airport with my luggage and avoid paying the approx. 47.00 Swiss Francs which I had previously paid a few months ago the last time I was in Basel. Airport by bus was only 15 minutes. Extremely convenient!!

Rooms were "OK" though bathroom was extremely small (I guess normal for Europe). Breakfast was good and the guys in the reception and Breakfast areas were very friendly and helpful. My room was at the end of a short hallway, in the back where it was extremely quiet and I was happy I did not hear the Trams go by in the middle of the night. If you are planning to stay here ask for a quiet room (you won't get a good view, but you will be able to get some sleep. Those Trams can get kind of loud).

There is a Coop Supermarket right downstairs and the hotel fills the room mini-fridge every other day at no charge to guests which was great.

I would definitely stay here again in the future. I had a very pleasant stay here.

Room Tip: Rooms in the back are quieter
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

We enjoyed our stay at St. Gotthard very much. We stayed in a suite with our nine-year-old daughter and it was a beautiful room with so many amenities, including a heated bathroom floor! I would definitely stay here again. The breakfast was wonderful with lots of choices, all delicious. Highly recommend!

Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

The Hotel St Gotthard is a charming hotel, well located by the main train station and tram interchange in Basel. For that reason, whatever you want to do while in Basel, the location is excellent. And despite that, we found it to be quiet and unaffected by the noise one might expect (our rooms were to the side of the hotel). All of the staff we encountered were very welcoming, and happy to try to make sure our stay was an enjoyable one. The rooms were of reasonable size for Europe, clean, and the bathroom had a great shower. The minibar was complimentary, and Wifi was free and reliable. In the morning, the breakfast buffet on offer was excellent, and the staff made a nice cappuccino. In short, we thoroughly enjoyed the stay and will stay here again when next in Basel.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

Famuly Hotel, not very big, but very charming. Very nice and helpfull stuff. Not very big rooms, but modern and very clean.
Wonderful breakfeast room, reminding vintage. Nice and complete breakfast, with delicious bread types, and fresh fruit.
Very central, close to train staion, metro and city center. Easy to walk by.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

After spending only one night at the St. Gotthard, we regret we did not have the opportunity to have a longer visit. The hotel is in prime location. To avoid noise from traffic near the central railroad station, we booked superior rooms. (we were two couples)
The reception staff were more than just being friendly, and did their best to accommodate us in the best rooms they had. We were surprised of the big sized rooms and the superb quality. Breakfast was also very good, and when it rained , umbrellas were offered so we will not get wet...
The minibar was free, and a complimentary transportation ticket helped us to get around.
I can only compliment the team of the hotel that made our short visit so lovely.

Room Tip: Backyard and south side are quieter. If you can afford superior rooms or suits they are beautiful.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

Having stayed in the hotel for three months on business some years ago I was hoping that the hotel would be as good as I remembered. I was not disappointed, the room was great, very spacious, fabulous shower and a kettle !

The staff were very friendly and very helpful, the location is great for the station, trams and airport.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

booked last minute for business trip, and was pleasantly surprised by the accommodations. the staff was really friendly and helpful, the room was spacious and well-furnished, and the breakfast was a feast! the location is also extremely convenient. the ground floor was undergoing some renovation, so sometimes it was hard to get by/around the supplies; there were times the construction was loud, as well, but it should all be completed now...also, whether intentional or unintentional, the staff started restocking less than the original amount...

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Additional Information about GAIA Hotel

Property: GAIA Hotel
Address: Centralbahnstrasse 13 - 15, Basel 4051, Switzerland (Formerly Hotel St. Gotthard Basel)
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel > Altstadt
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Basel
#3 Romantic Hotel in Basel
#3 Luxury Hotel in Basel
#4 Business Hotel in Basel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — GAIA Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 86
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The elegantly furnished 86 rooms not only provide for a restful and enjoyable stay to the guests of the GAIA Hotel. Especially businessmen, congressional and fair visitors can use their hotel room in order to work thanks to the comfortable furniture and the modern technological infrastructure. Delicately used art deco ornamental elements, warm colours and selected pictures of known artists contribute to the interior of the hotel in which one feels simply well at first sight. The in the Belle Epoque style developed banqueting room not only serves as a breakfast room, it reveals itself as a unique jewel for special receptions, company and family events or gatherings. ... more   less 
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St Gotthard Basel

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