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“Standard comfort is centre of Basel”
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Basilisk Hotel
Ranked #43 of 51 Hotels in Basel
Schoten
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“Standard comfort is centre of Basel”
Reviewed 22 September 2012

As most of hotels were fully booked we ended with 3 persons in this hotel, in de centre of Basel. Underground car parking 100m. Late arrival, reception was OK. Elevator was clearly old and not up to date with current safeties. Room was rather small, as was tv, but everything was clean and silent over night. Breakfast was very good, nice assortment of swiss cheeses, fruit juice and several kind of bread. If you only stay for a couple of nights hotel is OK, not recommended for longer stays.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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Ithaca, New York
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Reviewed 8 July 2012

Our very large group - including my family of 4 - stayed here for a week. It was a basic hotel.

On the plus side, it was very near a tram stop. This would take you anywhere and was very reliable. It was also very near shops including a couple grocery stores. This is helpful if you are traveling on a budget as Switzerland is expensive.

The hotel staff was extremely welcoming and wonderful. Our large group was very high maintenance, so they dealt with us well.

The breakfast was fine and what you would expect in Switzerland. (Buffet of boiled eggs, yogurt, cheeses and meats, fruit, bread, etc.) The coffee was good and the wait staff was friendly.

The rooms for our entire group varied in size. The two that my family had were adequate, especially for Europe. They weren't huge but definitely spacious enough. They were clean, which is really, really important to me. The beds had duvet covers, so you didn't have to worry about touching yucky bedspreads.

On the minus side, the carpet in the halls is shabby. The furnishings are more on the sparse side. There is no air conditioning and it could get warm in the rooms. If you opened your window at night, you could hear the activity on the streets below.

I was surprised that the rooms were as quiet as they were. My kids had a room at the top of the stairs near the elevator. It was always noisy in the hall. However, little noise seeped through to their room.

Would I stay there again? Probably. It was very convenient and overall, a good, basic hotel.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 2 March 2012

I spent a week at Hotel Basilisk in Basel.
The hotel is OK.
Parking fee in the garage across the street.
A 10-minute walk from the Convention Centre.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
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Swindon - England
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Reviewed 12 January 2010

i stayed at the hotel Basilsk for 1 night only having watched football at the stadium between Basle and Fulham in the Europa League. The hotel was average and I was on a room only basis simply because my flight back to London was early in the morning. It was basic but clean. There was a complimentary drink in the room. The shower and toilet facility were very small. it was functional but 1 night was enough. It was sufficient for my requirements. The hotel is situated near a Tram route so it is easy to get around Basle. If you come out of the hotel turn left it is about 400 metres to the crossing that tales you over the river and into the city. It tales about 20 minutes brisk walk to get to the main railway station. For me the hotel was ok being a single traveller going to watch football. If my wife was with me then I would consider staying elsewhere.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled solo
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London, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2009

Great location near shops and restaurants at Claraplatz and tramstop just around the corner but it is approx a 15 minute walk into Central Basel. My room was ready despite arriving before 2pm. It was immaculately clean as was the shower room but a small floor tile was missing. And the air freshner was overpowering in the bathroom so I had to keep the bedroom window open as much as possible. The in room safe is provided free of charge for guest use as is bottled water. The bed was akin to a camp bed and during the night the mattress seemed to move away from the wall and be hanging off the base slightly but it was comfortable with a cosy duvet. The breakfast buffet was yummy with a good variety. The staff were cheerful and ready to help.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled on business
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Cairo
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Reviewed 28 September 2009

I booked a room in this hotel and upon check in I requested a room with a big bed and the receptionist was willing to give it with extra money of 100 chf for a superior room with and when i said that i dont want to pay more money and i just need a normal room with big bed so she gave me the superior room and CONFIRMED that i m not paying more money. After I checked in and I opened my bags, relaxed then went out for a walk. When I came back they started a long rude discusion and i discovered that they dragged my bags opened down to the lobby with all my stuff out and broke some stuff inside.

And the owner bumped speaking in a more rude way admitting that its her employee's mistake but I need to pay for HER EMPLOYEE's mistake.

I was planning to call the police and report it but I didn't in order to try to enjoy my vacation and start looking for a new hotel.

NEVER ENTER THIS HOTEL AGAIN.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled solo
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Reviewed 6 August 2009

A standard city hotel near the centre (a short tram ride) which offers all the facilities one would expect of a three star hotel. All Basel hotels provide a free bus and tram pass. Clean comfortable rooms, breakfast included.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Basilisk Hotel

Property: Basilisk Hotel
Address: Klingentalstrasse 1, Basel 4057, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #43 of 51 Hotels in Basel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Basilisk Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 56
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