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Der Teufelhof Basel

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Its a great boutique 3-star hotel greatly located. The Art rooms are spacious and greatly decorated. The breackfast which is included is rich and the building an old greatly refurbished one. The negative part is that the reception is understaffed and that its very difficult to load and unload your luggages if you are with a car. Also there is no elevator if you got a room in the Art Building. Otherwise the best 3-star hotel in town. I had Art room 8 which was gorgeous

I found this hotel in a list with the best hotels to stay in Switzerland and i stayed there for a night and the main reason i booked this hotel was the restaurants in there. Both restaurants of this hotel are 2 of the best in Basel. Location: downtown just next to everything you can visit as a tourist, just park the car and relax - parking not free The room was perfect and very well organized. The service was excellent and the staff helpful in everything The breakfast was also perfect, very poor but everything so yummy

What a delightful hotel. The moment we arrived we were treated like VIP’s. Eilena at the front reception was so friendly and helpful checking us in. She made sure all accommodations were perfect! We stayed in Zimmer 1, one of the art rooms, and it was perfect. There was a beautiful view from the window looking out towards the Basler Münster, a comfy bed, clean bathroom, robes, slippers and coffee machine. The room did not have A/C, but we did have a fan and were fortunate that it was not too warm during our stay. We left the window open. Only downside to this room is that it is over the courtyard to the restaurant so it can be a bit noisy until dinner is over in the evening, but after that very peaceful. The hotel is perfectly situated to access the tram system which can take you all over the city. They definitely have the trams worked out to get you around town. Magnificent! You can also walk out from the back entrance of the hotel and just meander down to Old Town. I recommend walking through the alley ways to Old Town to see all of the amazing 16th century architecture of the village. It’s magical. Our dinner at the Atelier restaurant, which is located at the hotel, was delicious. We missed out dining at Restaurant Bel Etage because they were closed. This was disappointing since this is a Michelin restaurant, we will have to make sure they are open the next time we stay here. All in all this hotel was such a treat to stay at. I would highly recommend if you are planning on staying in Basel.

This is a lovely little hotel in the old part of town very central to walking around. It has what I think is perhaps the best included hotel breakfast I've ever had. Not only was there a large variety of pastries cheeses and meats, muesli, fresh juices etc. but they also offered cooked eggs in almost any style as well as ham and bacon. Having this breakfast be so hard he allowed us to stick with only two meals in super expensive Basel. We stayed in one of the rooms that is not decorated with art just plain white everywhere. The room was small and pretty basic, but the bed was comfortable and everything worked well. Most of the historic building is an old town do not have air conditioning, but even though we were here in August they provided a large floor fan and with the window fully open at night it was fine. The staff was extremely helpful friendly and pleasant. Every person I encountered he worked here was smiling pleasant and helpful. Very nice place to stay I would definitely stay again.

This is a nice hotel just a little removed from the busy center to be quiet but still within a short walk. The reception staff, as mentioned in previous posts, is one of the highlights of the hotel. Very courteous, welcoming and helpful. My daughter had been excited to have one of the art rooms. Unfortunately, the one we were placed in had a glow-in-the-dark picture. Nice once you turn the lights off in the evening but if you fall asleep within 5 minutes you don't have very long to enjoy it. Therefore, the art rooms seem to be hit or miss unless you can choose in advance, which I'm not aware of. If I returned to Basel in the summer time I would strongly consider not stating here. While the hotel is lovely, not having air conditioning made it very hard to sleep at night and a hot room would not be welcoming after a long day sightseeing. Any other time of year I'd say yes.

Clean, efficient, friendly hotel. Front desk women extremely helpful. No problem arriving early or leaving bags to pick up later. There seems to be parking - we used the trains/trams. Breakfast and dinner at restaurant were good - dinner in their upscale restaurant (they have two) was very good but tables are very close so not especially romantic. Underground 1000 year old city walls is very interesting - you can have a glass of wine down there. Only problem in this August heat wave was no A/C. Manager explains why they can't have A/C in a prior post. So ask for an eastern side room (cooler in evening) which also faces the quiet back street. Western side rooms face the hot sun, busy street with trams, and overlook the cafe (so noisy until 11:00). Our room had none of the art described in prior posts but was stark white - but very large for Europe and bed was fine. This hotel is full, so book early.

As others have written, attention to detail and the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff raise this comfortable, attractive and well-located hotel to a five-star ranking. Der Teufelhof is located in a quiet area just minutes by walking from the city's old center, and by tram line No. 3 from the train station. It is also just 100 meters away from a small jazz club. (Don't worry about any noise from it: it is well-insulated and its last set finishes around 10:00.) We had a room on the back side of the hotel, looking down on a pretty little street. We found the room's all-white decor to be very attractive. Among the many amenities were a room fan, a CD player (with a selection of CDs in a rack on the stairway), and little pocket-sized books in English originally printed for German students. In our room we had a Poe classic and a collection of short stories by Patricia Highsmith ("A Shot from Nowhere"). We were told be the staff we could keep them. The breakfast and restaurant fare were good, but I would rate the comportment of the restaurant staff (at both times) -- in sharp contrast with the staff at the hotel reception desk -- to have been the hotel's weak spot. We felt in general that the serving staff were impatient, and that they knew better than their customers. A concrete example is when my wife ordered a glass of Chardonnay, of a type that takes several years to reach full maturity. What arrived was a year younger than advertised on the menu. The server tried to argue that Chardonnay should be served young. Yeah, right.

The hotel and staff were excellent. One evening, not wanting to venture out in the rain my husband and I decided to eat at the hotel restaurant. It was the best meal we had in Switzerland! The staff was warm and made excellent suggests regarding the meal and wine pairings. Absolutely unique and delicious!

We enjoyed the wonderful location of this hotel. The service at reception is exceptional. Very helpful. The standard room was so comfortable. It's located on a quiet street with nearby parking. Attention to details befitting a much more luxurious hotel. When you leave, they send you off with chilled bottle water. That's the little human touch that will bring guests back. The bed and room was so comfortable. If we return to Basel, we will be back. Their restaurant is also very good.

Really lovely hotel convenient to everything in Basel. We stayed here for 2 days before our AMA Rhine River Cruise. Beautifully restored historic property with incredibly friendly staff. Don't miss the on-site restaurant...great modern take on traditional foods....and very attentive to food allergies, in our case gluten free.

Room options

Double Room (Style)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Family Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Junior Suite

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Double Room (Art)

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

89% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 485 reviews