This review is about the public RESTAURANT at this place, not the hotel rooms, as we went there to eat, not to spend the night. The food at the restaurant was good, absolutely no complaints, with decent portions. I had a pizza, which had a very thin, very crusty bottom and ample toppings, and my husband enjoyed his veal steak in cream sauce (there were actually two pieces of meat) and a generous helping of dumplings. For desert we had ice cream which was very creamy and came - for European standards - in in very decent helpings. Service was friendly but a bit lack-lustre. The meat dish was expensive, but not more so than at other Swiss restaurants.
The restaurant doesn't have any atmosphere really. There's a general part at the bar and a dining room beyond that. We were the only ones dining there - but then it was a Monday. There were some obviously locals having a drink.
There is outside seating (not right now, too cold) but that's right on a main road with much traffic. There are a few parking spaces right outside - like six or eight - but you have to drive up over the sidewalk to get onto them - which was why we had to go and park in a side street - for my husband driving a sedan up over the curb is sacrilege. There's enough parking in all the little side streets, but I can imagine that it'll mostly be gone after working hours since it's all residential streets with small homes with no garages.
For people actually staying here as guests, there's a bus stop right outside on a line which will take you right downtown. Two minutes- walk away there's a square with several stores and two small supermarkets.
I would go to eat there again, but it would not be on my list of preferred places.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcom in Basel! We are pleased that you will be our guest and will do everything that you feel comfortable during your stay with us. Are you looking for a cosy hotel far from the city bustle and yet centrally located? We have just the place for you! The Balegra hotel lies in a quiet suburb. The city center is just a few minutes away. The city can best be explored by public transport. You can reach open space in just a few minutes. When you arrive, you will receive a public transport ticket, which you can use on the entire city network at no cost to you. If we have piqued your curiosity, or if you would like more information, we are happy to assist you and will be glad to make a reservation. "Your well-being is our passion" Daniel Spicher - your Basler host with a heart! ... more less
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- Balegra Hotel Basel