The hotel used to be a prison and the rooms are reminiscent of jail cells with their spartan furnishings. The old wooden floors creak reminding you of their age. There is a lovely garden restaurant but be sure to reserve a table when you check in. Parking is off site, remember to ask for a parking ticket from the hotel to get a discounted rate. The clerk who checked us in neglected to give it to us and the hotel refused to give us a credit upon check out. The breakfast was okay and served in a very austere room in keeping with the rest of the hotel's decor. There is an elevator from the street level taking you directly into reception. The setting of the hotel is next to a church and you have to pass over the church square to get to the hotel if you don't take the elevator.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Monsieur Philippe Maire and his team are happy to welcome you into the small, history rich and elegant hotel brasserie au violon. You’ll love the unique character of this former jailhouse, which has been converted into a charming hotel and lively brasserie. Thanks to its superb location in the heart of the old town, welcoming staff and good value for money, au violon is a special place to stay that offers its guests a wonderful culinary experience. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Brasserie Au Violon Basel
- Brasserie Au Violon Hotel