Staff were extremely helpful from start to finish, hotel is very central to all that Basel has to offer.they also supply you with a transport card for the length of your stay to use on all public transport which became very useful.
After a very long day in the Milan train station and another 4 hours to Basel, we were thrilled to find this beautiful hotel close to the train station. On arrival we were pleasantly greeted, invited to free breakfast the next morning and shown to our room, which was a most pleasant surprise! The glass walls on the bathroom and the high ceiling made the room seem extra spacious. The window opened to a lovely courtyard, which however was a downside with cigarette smoke intruding the next morning. The substantial breakfast made up for the smoke. We were able to walk to a pharmacy nearby through a pleasant neighborhood before we took taxi to our boat dock. We would have stayed longer if we could have.
We stayed at Hotel Basel over night to board our river cruise trip. The front desk staff are very friendly and efficient. The man checking us in made a great suggestion for a walk. If we would have gone the way I thought, we would have ended up in an industrial end of town.
Beautiful city and the hotel's location is perfect!! Right in the middle of city centre and close to market square.
Would stay again.
denise from halifax, ns
Hotel Basel is located in the heart of Basels Old City, surrounded by historical buildings, sitting above Market Square and …More
Great place for one day in Basel. Easily accessed from bus route 50 between airport and train station. It's the big gold building next to the the tall red one (the casino!) right there at the bus stop. The bus runs every 10 minutes if not sooner. Comfortable room. Clean and modern. I was there just to sleep before catching a flight the next morning, so I did not try any of the amenities offered.
Can't fault this hotel in anyway. The price was a bit higher than average for the area but I put that down to the football being on and booking late. Looked very new and the rooms were modern and excellent. No Tea/coffee facilities in the room which was a bit disappointing but a minor issue.
Note the Swiss have public transport sewn up - you can get a No2 tram from the SBB train stn to right outside the hotel and use your booking reference as your ticket (providing you are traveling to the hotel on the day of check in). When you check in you will be given a 'mobility card' which entitles you unlimited use of trams and buses for the duration of your stay. You must pay a local tax however on check out but worked out about £3 per person per day, a small price to pay for ruthlessly efficient public transport!
PH_Mcr from Manchester, UK
The 31-floor glass building, known to locals as the glass giant, is 800 metres from Basel’s Old Town. Rooms are decorated in …More
Great location for us. No 50 bus outside airport every 10 mins I think takes 20 mins max to main station and three mins walk to hotel. Area is good. Lots of very efficient frequent trams into different parts of city but we loved to walk at leisure mainly.....so much to see and discover. Great place to explore. We took a train to Berne v historic like Basel but v different and Thun, one day. Thun by lake is just lovely.
We really liked this hotel. Fantastic staff, cleanliness and attention to detail. It was a real treat to stay there.
We arrived early, and were given a room upgrade, to a very nice, spacious room. Breakfast is very good, but try not to go when it is busiest, as the staff can't keep up with the table clearing.
Overall, I would give the Spalentor a high rating.
Hotel Spalentor is a modern non-smoking property located on the western side of Basel's ancient city wall, directly at the …More
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