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Hotel Merian am Rhein
Ranked #39 of 52 Hotels in Basel
Reviewed 3 July 2013

Stayed here while at a conference in Basel. Great location right on the river but easy walking distance to the Congress Centre and to the old town (across the bridge). A bit pricy but cheaper than all the hotels that were recommended by the conference centre. Nice bar overlooking the river and a good continental breakfast - lovely selection of breads, cheses and cold meats and perhaps the best scrambled eggs I've ever had from a hotel breakfast buffet.

Room Tip: Ask for a river view rather than city view - especially in the summer as there is no a/c although th...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 25 June 2013

Stayed in a river view room. Rooms are small but practical. WiFi required a voucher and fresh login every time you need internet. I guess access could be better managed. Breakfast offer great selection of cheeses, scrambled eggs, good bread, yoghurt and cereals. Staff is very helpful and the location on the Rhine near the city center and all tram lines is very convenient.

Room Tip: Get a river room. The view is fantastic.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

I only ate at the restaurant so my review will not include hotel accommodation. I was attending a seminar and we were taken here to eat one evening. I was very impressed as the food was delicious, the waiters very courteous. And they also cater for special needs such a lactose free food, which was great. Am not sure whether you need to tell them in advance since this was all taken care of by the co-ordinator of the seminar.

Room Tip: If possible, and weather permitting there's seating outside, just overlooking the river. Lovely...
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Reviewed 22 June 2013

I stayed for a rew days when visiting Basel, had single occupancy of a twin room on first floor. Good rate for an expensive city. Located right on the river by the busy Mittel Bridge. No air conditioning is a serious short coming as small fan barely enough. Noisy for road and riverside especially with open window or on the balcony. Otherwise very comfortable clean, foam mattress, minibar and coffee machine. Breakfast included in rate was normal generous affair with terrase for dining and breakfast. Free wifi code.

Room Tip: Bounded by road and riverwalk so both noisy especially low floors.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 20 June 2013

First off the location is good...it's hard to beat a Rhein river view. But the hotel problems far out weigh the view.a)I paid in advance with booking.com for a standard room, higher up, no smoking and here's what I got. A tiny room, on the third floor, where smoking was allowed as seen by the ashtrays. This room cost me $255. When I asked the receptionist immediately to change my room, she said no rooms were avilable during my entire 3 night stay. To further make matters worse, the hotel has NO AIR CONTIONING system, just a loud fan in the room. In addition there was a horrible smell of grilled chicken, grilled lamb, grilled pork and grilled fish coming into the room from the restaurants just below. So for 3 days my wife and I had to endure an extremely hot and humid tiny room that smelled liked the inside of a kitchen from a cheap chicken take out restaurant. when it was time to leave, I told Ellen the desk manager of these faults including the no smokling policy. She told (now get this) "that the hotel is a no smoking zone, but that people are allowed to smoke in the rooms"...on other matters, She asked "My I hadn't complained from the beginning", When I told her I did, she didn't believe me.
Finally, Finally, just before getting into my taxi for the airport, after talking it over with the director of the hotel they decided grudgingly to give us back 70 dollars. It was 3 days of torture

Room Tip: My tip for a good room...choose another hotel
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 17 May 2013

My wife and I enjoyed the two days we spent at the Best Western Hotel Merian in Basel. The hotel is well located, next to the river and to the main points of interests. The service is good and the staff helpfull.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 May 2013

A nice little hotel, centrally in Basel and with a nice proximity to river Rhein. Outdoor terrace overlooking the Rhein. Clean room in simple Swiss style. Big breakfast buffet. Very nice and helpful staff. Good value for money. I will come back here!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Hotel Merian am Rhein

Address: Rheingasse 2, Basel 4058, Switzerland (Formerly BEST WESTERN Merian Am Rhein)
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel > Altstadt
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Luxury Hotel in Basel
Price Range: £96 - £276 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Merian am Rhein 4*
Number of rooms: 63
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