$135 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Sep 18, 2015 Check-out: Sep 19, 2015

Hotel Schweizerhof

3 stars
View map of Centralbahnplatz 1, Basel, 4002

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
12 reviews
Europe Vacation

If we are ever in Basel again we would definetly stay here. The location is within steps of the SBB... See full review

  • Smitty and Boots
  • Nov 19, 2014
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
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.

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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
Accessible Rooms/Facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Main Train Station: 0 mi
  • Basel Historical Museum: 0.1 mi
  • Zoologic Gardens: 0.5 mi
  • Vivarium in Basel: 0.5 mi
  • Basel Cathedral: 0.6 mi
  • Schifflande Basel: 0.8 mi
  • Natural History Museum of Basel: 0.8 mi
  • CityBeach Basel: 0.9 mi
  • Basel University Library: 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
  • Basel Historical Museum: 0.1 mi
  • Zoologic Gardens: 0.5 mi
  • Vivarium in Basel: 0.5 mi
  • Basel Cathedral: 0.6 mi
  • Schifflande Basel: 0.8 mi
  • Natural History Museum of Basel: 0.8 mi
  • CityBeach Basel: 0.9 mi
  • Basel University Library: 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:
2:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Schweizerhof

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
12 out of 12
Amenities:
4.1
Cleanliness:
4.8
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.3

92% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hotel Schweizerhof

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Lime
Single
Franklinton
Jan 7, 2015

Not for me

The hotel is just what you would expect from a three-star hotel. Nothing more. Was not impressed with professionalism from the staff or room amenities or breakfast buffet. The location was convenient for trains, trams, and airport bus.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Hotel Schweizerhof

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Smitty and Boots
Couples
Naples Florida
Nov 19, 2014

Europe Vacation

If we are ever in Basel again we would definetly stay here. The location is within steps of the SBB train station and the hotel provides you with a free pass to use city transportation,including a ride to the airport which saved us the expense of a cab ride. Our room also included a breakfast buffet which was excellent.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: In Hotel

We were there on a Sunday and alot of restaurants and shopping are closed. The hotel does not have a restaurant so we had to find one that was open for dinner.

Review of Hotel Schweizerhof

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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Hotel Schweizerhof

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Two Rovers
Friends
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Hotel Schweizerhof

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
BLouis
Couples
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Hotel Schweizerhof

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
traveling summer student
Couples
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Hotel Schweizerhof

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
RGRD
Friends
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Friends

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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
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
Family
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Hotel Schweizerhof

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Couples
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Several restaurants in immediate area.

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