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“Cheap, basic accommodation”
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Hotel Wettstein
Ranked #44 of 51 Hotels in Basel
San Francisco
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Cheap, basic accommodation”
Reviewed 30 March 2014

Simple room: single bed, desk, armoire. Nice breakfast room, and reasonable breakfast included. Convenient to the No. 1 and No. 2 trams on Wettsteinstrasse that go to the train station. Also easy walk to the Basel Conference Centre.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Sleaford, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2013 via mobile

This hotel is well situated in Basel for public transport. In Switzerland you get free transport to help you on your way? Breakfast is good here. No evening meals available? Nice place round the corner though called the brauhouse. Only downside here is the beds. Why oh why do you have single beds.

Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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London
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2012 via mobile

This hotel is Swiss, so as expected it is spotless. However it is very basic. Rooms are small and the bed, cot like. TV really limited. The wi-fi is dreadful, and if you want to recharge your phone, as I guess many folks would, you will search for plug points in vain. I eventually found some located behind the bed. By the way remember that if you come to Switzerland they have a bizarre plug which isn't the same as the rest of Europe. The staff are very friendly, breakfast is redeeemed by the coffee and the qualiy of the bread and the location is central. Definitely a one night only hotel. No room service or dinner facilities so expect to have to dine out.

Stayed May 2012
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Thank sibeliusLondon
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Geneva, Switzerland
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2012

Convenient place in central Basel. Easy to get to from the freeway, and general location is good. Room clean, but small. Breakfast is fine, but nothing to write home about. Staff friendly. Would stay again if I needed a decent cheap option for one night.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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1 Thank GVAtraveler
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Zionsville, Indiana
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2012

This hotel is a real mixed bag for me. It is located in the "Little Basel" area of Basel, which is across the river from the old town area of Basel. The hotel is really small - maybe 20 rooms total. Interestingly there is a sister hotel right next door and it seems that they share some ammenities.

Checkin was very efficient (we are in Switzerland!). The hand you a key with a honker of key chain, but for going out you leave that one and get a ley with a much smaller and lighter key chain. The hotel room is of adequate size, not too big, not too small. There is not airconditioning and It could not find a thermostat or similar controls. During my stay, this was not a problem as the outside temperature was between 15 and 20 degrees C. I do wonder about how hot it would get in the summer.

The room's bathroom was small. The shower tall was very small - almost uncomfortably so. However, the water pressure was great! I guess they don't have the water reducing showers in Switzerland.

The morning breakfast was the usual european cold buffet - cheeses, cold cuts, cereal, yogurt, etc. No warm stuff like scrambled eggs or toast or bacon or...

On the TV, there was only CNN international, BBC news, and MTV Europe for the english speaking channels. A lot of channels in German, a few in French and a couple in Italian. Oh well.

The pros: The hotel was very clean and well take care of (It's in Switzerland - what do you expect?) and it is about two blocks away from the Rhine River. It was relatively inexpensive.

The cons: the rooms are not fancy by any means, the bathroom is tiny and the breakfast buffet could have some warm foods as well.

Overall, it's a good hotel when traveling for business. It is not a destination hotel by any means. it feels safe and the employees are quite helpful.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Thank Papo_del_wikend
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Basel, Switzerland
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2012

Like other reviewers I think this should be graded as a 3 star hotel. Positive points: staff very friendly, helpful and multilingual; 3 min walk to tram although can walk to city centre; 5 min walk to the Rhine and to Roche campus; very clean; breakfast buffet small but kept topped up and served on pleasant conservatory.
Negative points: limited services with no room service at all; there is a small bar area in the reception area but I saw nobody using it; the WiFi was poor; a number of the TV channels were not working.
If the price matches a 3 star I would stay here but it lacks the services of a 4 star hotel without being a true boutique hotel.

  • Stayed April 2012
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Thank Superdocuk
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Brasil
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2011

This is a perfect combination of family environment with good location and service. This is always my first choice in my business travels to Basel.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Thank Tathiana L
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Property: Hotel Wettstein
Address: Grenzacherstrasse 6, Basel 4058, Switzerland (Formerly Hotel Palazzo)
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel
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Ranked #44 of 51 Hotels in Basel
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Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Wettstein 4*
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