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“Great business hotel”
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Hotel Basel
Ranked #7 of 52 Hotels in Basel
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 April 2014

This is an excellent hotel located in the very centre of Basel. Rooms are clean, comfortable and very quiet, the staff were all charming and very helpful. The breakfast was rather expensive so we ate out instead - at the local department store.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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HotelBasel, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Hotel Basel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2014

Dear Stylusman
thank you so much for your nice rating. Great that you liked your stay. We hope to welcome you soon again for another stay!
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Your Hotel Basel Team

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Reviewed 3 April 2014

Oh, I love, love the breakfast. Good selection. Love their beds.

The location is perfect to explore Basel by foot, and Johann Wanner is next door for must have Christmas Tree decorations. However, when you need a cab or a friend to pick you up on the weekend, be prepared for stares from pedestrians. Cars etc are allowed for pick up and delivery in that area, but nothing else. So, the police may check to ensure that your car is not just passing through as a short cut.

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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Ana R
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HotelBasel, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Hotel Basel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2014

Dear Ana R
thank you so much for your nice rating. Great that you liked your stay. We hope to welcome you soon again for another stay!
Best regards
Your Hotel Basel Team

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Reviewed 21 March 2014

Helpful service small but adequate room , slightly tight bathroom but well equipped , nice restaurant and bar options . I appreciated the free public transport coupon during my stay and a free drink voucher as well as free wifi . Breakfast was adequate . The main benefit of the hotel is the old town location which makes it a great base for an evening walk . Three tram lines (including the number 8 ) connect the nearby Marktplatz with the SBB station so avoiding an expensive taxi ride . The public transport coupon included tram to the station and then bus to the airport . There is a good in house restaurant and many good choices nearby . the msall room / bathroom is the only reason I did not give this 5 STAR rating

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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HotelBasel, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Hotel Basel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2014

Dear hilltopOxon
Thank you so much for your nice rating. We do appreciate that very much!
Best regards
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Reviewed 18 March 2014

Lovely location, friendly staff, a home away from home!
Close to amenities, and with a nice in house restaurant too.
I would recommend this highly for business or pleasure. The price can vary a lot depending on availability, but that is Basel for you, since it is very popular for large conventions

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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HotelBasel, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Hotel Basel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2014

Dear pixiedust70
thank you so much for your comment. WE do appreciate that very much.
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Reviewed 12 March 2014

I have been going to Basel for business for a long time (many years) and have stayed at a number of fine hotels there. But, whenever I go I always try to stay at the Hotel Basel. Although the rooms are small by American standards they are impeccably maintained, and stocked as if they had read your mind about what you may have a taste for. The hotel's location in "old Basel" couldn't be better. You are surrounded by small shops, winding streets, and really historic buildings. One block away is the tram station with trains that go most places in the city. But the best part is the hotel staff, from the people at the front desk to the waitresses that serve you coffee with warm milk in the morning, to the people who staff the resturaunt on the ground floor. Truly a wonderful place to stay. And if you are really lucky you may be there when they have one of their special wine dinners where they team up with Ulrichs across the street (one of the best wine/spirit shops in Basel) for a great wine tasting dinner on the outdoor patio. Something not to be missed if available during your visit.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank Kenneth L
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HotelBasel, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Hotel Basel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2014

Dear Kenneth L
Thank you for rating us. And thank you for so many frindly words, we do appreciate that very much!
Looking forward to welcoming you soon again.
Best regards
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

I spent a couple of nights in the Hotel Basel on a business trip. The hotel is ideally located in the historical city centre, just a few meters away from Marktplaz and Basel University. The personnel are exquisitely helpful and efficient. The local Brasserie and Bar will welcome you in a cosy and friendly atmosphere after a long working day.
The only negative points are the excessive temperature in the room during winter and the absence of lower pillows: the standard pillows provided by the hotel are way too high for sleeping confortably.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Pignolino
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HotelBasel, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Hotel Basel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2014

Dear Pignolino
Thank you for rating us. We do appreciate that very much. We do have different pillows and. room temperature can be regulated individually aswell. Just ask at reception next time you stay with us.
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Reviewed 8 March 2014

Hotel Basel currently sits at number 1 for the Tripadvisor reviews, and this is an accurate indication of what you get here. I have been a regular business visitor to Basel over the last few years, and have stayed in many hotels, all of them good, but Hotel Basel stays top of the pile.

I like the genuine warmth from the staff at the front desk, I appreciate the little extra touches in the room - free mini bar, even a bed time story! This is probably the only hotel in the world where I have seen that, and these little things really do add up to give you a nice feeling when staying here.

Breakfast in the atmospheric basement room is very nice, a good selection, very fresh and very nicely presented.

And another major positive is that Hotel Basel is just a stone's throw from the main Market Square in Basel, and you are close to an abundance of shops and restaurants and anything you could possibly need. And beyond that, you can jump on a tram or bus to get anywhere else in the city, using the free travel pass, which all hotel guests in Basel receive.

Thanks to the staff and management at Hotel Basel for another nice stay, and keep up the good work :)

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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HotelBasel, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Hotel Basel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2014

Dear AFCW
thank you so much for rating us. We do appreciate that very much! And thank you for so many frindly compliments. Be sure that we will keep up our work as good as possible!
Looking forward to welcoming you soon again.
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Your Hotel Basel Team

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Address: Muenzgasse 12, Basel 4001, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #7 of 52 Hotels in Basel
Price Range: £113 - £227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Basel 4*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The personally owned and managed Hotel Basel is situated in quiet yet central old town location. Pedestrian area with permitted access by car for hotel guests anytime. With 72 rooms furnished in a modern yet classic style, conference and event facilities and two cosy restaurants. ... more   less 
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