Having seen pictures of some of the rooms I was a bit apprehensive about the art on the walls, but ours was one of the neutral rooms in the Gallery part of the hotel and the pictures on the wall were in restful blue colours. The room was very pleasant and well furnished with a good size bathroom with walk in shower, a flat screen TV should you want to watch TV, bottles of water and an excellent Nespresso machine which I really enjoyed. It looked out over the street and had a window seat so you could watch the comings and goings below. We were in the part of the hotel which had a lift and although we were only on the first floor, that lift was very much appreciated when we arrived and when we left for our luggage.
If you were really fussy you could say there was a bit of noise. Basel has a lot of churches and they all strike the hour one after the other. I could vaguely hear the trams which ran the other side of the hotel but you had to listen very hard. You would hear these noises wherever you were in the hotel, probably wherever you were in the city. There was a bit of street noise but that is only to be expected.
Staff were all excellent, very friendly and helpful and the manager actually gave us a table on the Saturday night when we returned exhausted from the Christmas markets and walking around Basel, despite the fact that the Atelier restaurant was full. We very much appreciated that.
Breakfast was served in the Atelier restaurant which is on the ground floor and was very good with a cooked option which is quite unusual for European hotels. Plus, on Saturdays and Sundays it was served till 1pm. How good is that??
We checked out the wine cellar which was amazing and had some reasonably priced bottles of wine, relative to the cost of the wine elsewhere in Basel. bearing in mind that it is a very expensive city. We also enjoyed drinks and snacks in their bar which was located in the building next to the hotel and necessitated going outside to access it.
The location of the hotel is perfect for the Christmas Markets, which was the reason we were there. it is literally a few minutes away from the market in Barfusserplatz and perhaops 10 minutes walk at the most to the market in Munsterplatz.
The only downside for us, and this is no reflection on the hotel, was how expensive Basel was compared with other European cities we have visited for christmas markets.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Teufelhof Basel is a unique world, where dining, hotel and culture form a single entity. The hotel thrills guests with diverse aspects in the areas of dining, hotel, culture and unique events. Thus the hotel also runs its own theatre as well as two restaurants, the «Bel Etage» gourmet restaurant and the «Atelier» restaurant. The hotel is rounded off with the «Bar & Kaffee Zum Teufel» and the wine shop «falstaff», embedded in Basel's historic city walls from the 11th and 13th centuries with a small museum on the city’s history. The Teufelhof stands in the middle of Basel’s Old Town, surrounded by sights and unique cultural buildings, and is under absolutely individual ownership - simply put «Basel under one roof». The hotel and cultural house combines two historic houses in the Old Town. This fact, together with the modern interior, gives the Teufelhof its special, timeless charm - a truly fantastic combination of historical and modern. This unique hotel world has 33 rooms and offers two hotel concepts. The Gallery Hotel: modern, stylish, with a painting gallery for an artistic impact. The Art Hotel: art to live in, historical and individual. The latest addition to the Teufelhof Group: the unique restaurant concept of the «1777 Kaffee-Restaurant-Bar» managed by Fabio Gemperli, also in the heart of Basel’s Old Town.. ... more less
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