$114 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Sep 14, 2014 Check-out: Sep 15, 2014

Hotel Schweizerhof

3 stars
Centralbahnplatz 1, Basel, 4002
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
10 reviews
Great find in Basel

Excellent location by the main train station with a tram stop right out front. Though we arrived in... See full review

  • Two Rovers
  • Jun 1, 2014
Great location

Great location near train station. Hotel was clean and staff was excellent. Great value. See full review

  • Globaltravella
  • Jun 1, 2014
It offers completely renovated, non-smoking rooms, a rich buffet breakfast, 24-hour continental breakfast, a hotel bar with a smoking area, a business corner with free access to the internet and free use of public transportation in the surrounding area. Free parking for a maximum of 6 cars is available but more than 500 parking spaces can be found around the hotel. All important museums, theatres, sport stadiums, the Basel Zoo as well as the congress and exhibition centre are easily reachable on foot or by public transportation from the Schweizerhof. A bottle of mineral water can be found in every room. In 1864, the Hotel Schweizerhof Basel was the first hotel to open at the Basel SBB railway station. In 1896, the hotel was sold and has remained in the ownership of the same family for four generations. It underwent a total renovation in 2006 and 2009. The result is a unique, harmonious symbiosis of the historic and modern in a perfect location. Enjoy spacious, bright and tall rooms, wide staircases and artistically forged banisters, surrounded by pleasantly warm colours. Guests who value a cordial, dedicated and individual service in a modern setting with traditional roots will find the Hotel Schweizerhof Basel the perfect choice. Breakfast is available at a supplement of CHF 25,- per person and day.

Hotel Map

47.5484 7.5909
Area served
Basel
Nearby airports
Basel, Zurich, Geneva
Area description
The Hotel Schweizerhof enjoys a preferred location in the centre of Basel, next to the SBB train station and is easily accessible by car and public transport. Free parking for a maximum of 6 cars is available but more than 500 parking spaces can be found around the hotel. All important museums, theatres, sport stadiums, the Basel Zoo as well as the congress and exhibition centre are easily reachable on foot or by public transportation from the Schweizerhof.

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Hotel Schweizerhof Rooms

ROOMS
The Hotel Schweizerhof Basel offers 82 rooms in the categories Business, Economy, Ambiente and Fitness. All rooms were totally refurbished in 2006 and 2009. Bright rooms, warm colours and the walnut parquet lend the rooms a cosy feel.

All rooms are provided with extra-long 210 cm beds, Loewe flat screen SAT-TV, individually adjustable air conditioning,
spacious working area, direct dial telephone (internal and external), W-LAN, coffee and tea maker as well as a complimentary safe.

The spacious, well-lit bathrooms have a generously-sized shower area or a bathtub (Ambiente category), hair dryer, scales and body care products by Yves Rocher.

Free non-alcoholic drinks in your room and from complementary bars on 3 floors, free local telephone calls, a business corner with free Internet access and the option to have breakfast served 24 hours a day, are other foundation stones of the Schweizerhof service concept.
ECONOMY
The 15 economy rooms are reasonably priced, a little smaller, yet bright, comfortable and fully-furnished single rooms ranging from 17 - 20 m2. With 140 x 210 cm beds, you can be sure of a convenient night's sleep. The 3 - 4 m2 bathrooms are equipped with a shower, WC, hair dryer, scales and care products from Yves Rocher.
BUSINESS
The 46 business rooms form the hotel's standard category. These are spacious, bright rooms ranging from 20 - 25 m2 in area. Furnished with double or twin beds (160 x 210 cm or 2 x 90 x 210 cm) they can be used as single or double rooms. The 4 - 5 m2 bathrooms are equipped with a spacious shower area, WC, hair dryer, scales and care products from Yves Rocher.
SUPERIOR
The 18 Ambiente rooms together with the 3 Fitness rooms form the hotel's superior category. They offer a superior room size of 26 - 35 m2. Furnished with twin beds (2 x 90 x 210 cm) they can be used as single or double rooms. Thanks to their size, most Ambiente rooms can also be prepared as comfortable 3-bed rooms. The Ambiente rooms have a cosy seating area consisting of two or three armchairs or a sofa. The unusual floor plans of these rooms allow individual furnishing. With 6 - 8 m2 of floor area, the bathrooms offer plenty of space. They are equipped with a bathtub, WC, scales, hairdryer and care products by Yves Rocher. Bathrobes, the unique Schweizerhof flip-flops, bubble bath salts and flower-shaped bath balls contribute to bathing comfort.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Main Train Station: 0 mi
  • Kunstmuseum Basel: 0.1 mi
  • Zoologic Gardens: 0.5 mi
  • Zoo Basel: 0.5 mi
  • Basel Cathedral: 0.6 mi
  • Schifflande Basel: 0.8 mi
  • Basel Town Hall: 0.8 mi
  • Basler Messeturm: 0.9 mi
  • University of Basel: 1 mi
  • Schützenmattpark: 1 mi
  • Museum Tinguely: 1.2 mi
  • Convention Centre: 1.2 mi
  • St. Jakob Park Stadium: 1.5 mi
  • St. Jakob Arena: 1.5 mi
  • Badischer Train Station: 1.5 mi
  • Main Train Station: 0 mi
  • Kunstmuseum Basel: 0.1 mi
  • Zoologic Gardens: 0.5 mi
  • Zoo Basel: 0.5 mi
  • Basel Cathedral: 0.6 mi
  • Schifflande Basel: 0.8 mi
  • Basel Town Hall: 0.8 mi
  • Basler Messeturm: 0.9 mi
  • University of Basel: 1 mi
  • Schützenmattpark: 1 mi
  • Museum Tinguely: 1.2 mi
  • Convention Centre: 1.2 mi
  • St. Jakob Park Stadium: 1.5 mi
  • St. Jakob Arena: 1.5 mi
  • Badischer Train Station: 1.5 mi
  • Schaulager: 1.6 mi
  • Stadion Rankhof: 1.6 mi
  • Vitra Design Museum: 3.8 mi
  • Beyeler Foundation: 4 mi
  • Augusta Raurica: 6.2 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (10)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Schweizerhof

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
10 out of 10
Amenities:
4.2
Room cleanliness:
4.8
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.5

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Globaltravella
Business
Los angeles
Jun 1, 2014

Great location

Great location near train station. Hotel was clean and staff was excellent. Great value.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Schweizerhof

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Two Rovers
Boston, MA
Jun 1, 2014

Great find in Basel

Excellent location by the main train station with a tram stop right out front. Though we arrived in the morning, the desk clerk found us a room that was ready, and it was great: surprisingly large, with a sitting area and big windows that opened on two sides. Included breakfast buffet was very nice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Hotel Schweizerhof

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
BLouis
Chicago
Dec 31, 2013

Nice Stay

Very close to public transportation and SBB. Short ride to some of the attractions, we went to the Christmas Market and dinner a couple stops away. Nice to have the hotel provide public transportation passes.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Hotel Schweizerhof

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
traveling summer student
Berkeley, California
Aug 6, 2012

Pleasant one night stay

I chose this hotel because of the proximity to the train station and the price. It is directly across from the train station and next to the stop for several of the city's main tram lines. The staff were very helpful in providing information, pamphlets, and maps on museums and local events. The complimentary soft drinks, juice boxes and water in the "Drinks and Ice" rooms are a refreshing and pleasant perk. The rooms are airconditioned and the bathroom (in the Economy priced rooms) had a spacious tiled, walk-in shower. The art in the hallways (particular on the 3rd and 4th floors, if I am remembering correctly) depicting horse races are particularly humorous.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Hotel Schweizerhof

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
RGRD
Atlanta, GA
Apr 9, 2012

Great Experience

Staff was extremely helpful. Room was spacious, clean and comfortable. Great location. Convenient to train station, trams and Old Town. Be sure that the breakfast buffet is included in your room price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Hotel Schweizerhof

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
İstanbul, Türkiye
Jun 4, 2011

2 beautiful days in Basel

I have just stay there only one night. It was a confort night.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Long walk from hotel

A traveler must go the Rheine.

Review of Hotel Schweizerhof

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Should have clarified in advance
Los Angeles, Ca
May 9, 2011

Great Location but beware

50 Bus goes right to the hotel from airport so incredibly convenient. Websites [...] make it seem as if the "sumptious breakfast buffet" is included but only if you book on a more expensive site or directly for more. Otherwise it is a $30/person fast food affair. Charge extra for eggs. When I discussed misleading internet info, manager did agree to add breakfast but was not very gracious. I told him I would pay for it but he said "if you will be upset we will include it otherwise no". Noise from nextdoor train station is constant all night. If you are jetlagged, dont need the window open and take a sleeping pill, you will probable do ok. Despite the negatives, decent value. Expect noise and no breakfast. I would email them and try to get a room on the city side and clarification about the food prior to travel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Hotel Schweizerhof

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Minneapolis,MN
Apr 19, 2011

Wonderful Experience

The location was great - very central. The hotel itself, though historic, was chic, modern and very clean. The floors were parquet, the feather beds and down pillows made for a great night's sleep. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Good ammenities - free passes for the public transportation, free mini bar for non-alcoholic beverages & they brought us coffee at 4 AM (when we had to leave). I would highly recommend this hotel. We would definitely stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Several restaurants in immediate area.

Review of Hotel Schweizerhof

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
boston
Feb 28, 2011

top three star

great staff,large rooms, fab location

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Hotel Schweizerhof

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Atlanta
Jun 1, 2010

"Not bad in Basel"

I was only in Basel for one night. I choose this hotel because of the price and it's closeness to the main train station. It gave me easy access to the city trams and buses. The staff was friendly, but did forget to inform me that breakfast was an additional charge, something I didn't find out until after I'd started eating. I received a Mobility Ticket at the hotel which allows you to ride the trams and buses for free during your stay. They also provided a mini-pop out map that was quite handy. I had an economy room for my stay. It was a good size room for one person with a modern bathroom. And most important, it was clean. There wasn't a mini-bar in the room, but down the hall you had access to one with free non-alcoholic drinks. Guest also had free use of two computers. I thought the breakfast was over priced for what it was and wouldn't have gotten it had I know there was a charge for it. All in all I was happy with my stay. If I ever return to Basel, I would consider this hotel, but would also consider others.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: In Hotel

The hotels in Basel provide guest with a free Mobility Card to use on the trams and buses for the length of their stay.

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