This hotel is calling itself a boutique hotel which is pretty much what lots of cheaer hotels are calling themselves these days. Boutique hotels, in my mind though, are very very different to the Wettstein!
My definition: small, chic, contemporary, "home-like", high quality furnishings and associated products .like shampoos and shower gels.
The Wettstein: small, not at all chic - it is stuck in a 1970s time warp, not in the least contemporary, poor quality furnishings (one of the few places where you can still get a single bed!!),
It is a long long time since I was in a hotel where the bathroom in the hotel was orange! Well not quite, there was a white toilet seat where the matching one obviously broke. The tiles on the bathroom wall are also very dated as is the flooring. The shower head is an old plastic head attached to the taps where the water runs from very hot to quite cold all in one shower!
The bedroom itself was very small - hence the single bed. There was one uncomfortbale chair to sit on and a desk and wardrobe. The room was too hot and the only way of rediucing the temperature was to open the window. That was OK where I was because it was quiet but on the other side of the hotel, it faces a main street and it would have been too noisy to do that.
Let's not be too negative though; the people were friendly and helpful and the breakfast was OK. The TV service in the rooms is excellent with a fantastic range of programs from all over the place. It was also cheap.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome! Are you looking for a hotel with a friendly atmosphere in a central location in the middle of a beautiful residential district? Then the Hotel Wettstein is the right place for you. In the heart of the Kleinbasel district, in the immediate vicinity of the Rhine and the old town, our hotel and its idyllic garden will ensure you have a pleasant stay. The exhibition and conference centre or art museum are just a few minutes away on foot. Whether you're here on business or pleasure, the Hotel Wettstein is perfect for every occasion. ... more less
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