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Hotel Rochat Basel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I stayed at the Hotel Rochat a couple of times and was always very pleased by their service. The rooms are clean, quiet and nicely appointed. Located several blocks from the Rhein, the Marketplatz and convenient to bus lines, this is a superb choice for travelers. I traveled with my Mom, who found the layout of the floors a little confusing, but, figured it out pretty quickly. I recommend doing the additional breakfast add-on. Very nice buffet with excellent and fresh offerings of muesli, fruit, cheeses, coffee and eggs.

The hotel is in the city center near restaurants and near the river. You can walk all over the city from here. The rooms are good in a convenient size. They are clean. The breakfast it's ok. I think it's worthwhile having it in the hotel because it has got all you need by a not very expensive price. When in Basel I' ll stay here again

LOCATION - Right across the street from the university, a peaceful little park and the Botanical Garden. An easy walk down the steps to city center, the Pharmacy Museum, and the bridge to Kleinbasel. Close to the Spalentor. TIPS - Down the street to the right is the least expensive market I've found in Basel to stock up on Coca Cola, fresh fruit and snacks. The excellent Middle Eastern restaurant Za Zaa is just a few steps away. DOWNSIDE - The rooms are pretty plain. A bed, a chair, a small functional shower. Some liquid soap in a squeeze container. OTHER - Didn't try the hotel's restaurant so can't comment on that. Nice center courtyard for sitting. If you have heavy bags, can be challenging to navigate over stairs (even using the small lift). Easy to catch bus to airport. Pleasant hotel, nice people. I wouldn't go out of my way to stay here again.

Partner & I are coming to the end of a wonderful vacation that began with a family wedding in England, moved across for seven wonderful weeks in France. Our last hurrah was to stay overnight in Basel before boarding the MS Monarch Baroness for a week-long cruise down the Rhine. The Hotel Rochat is in the old quarter of Basel, & for us provided easy access to the departure wharf for our cruise. The Hotel was a perfect choice. The two staff attending the main desk greeted us as friends rather than hotel fodder. Our room was great: spotless & tres comfortable bed. We also greatly appreciated being able to open windows for fresh air. Unfortunately, probably due to a meal taken before the hotel, we both be came 'slightly' nauseous. So much so that we stayed in our room, well into the following morning, neglecting to ring the front desk & cancel the optional buffet breakfasts we had ordered. Staff once again were fantastic. Not only was there no problem about striking the breakfast tariffs from our bill, but staff, knowing we were ill, assisted us with our luggage, ordered a taxi to take us to the wharf & insisted on attending us to make sure we got into the taxi safely & that the driver knew exactly where we needed to go. Sadly, we did not get to eat at the Hotel Rochat, so cannot comment on the food. We do know however, that on any future visit to Basel the Hotel Rochat would be our hotel of choice. Wonderful staff. Highly recommended.

My husband stayed at the hotel for a week and it was wonderful. The staff was very helpful and went out of their way to be accommodating. The breakfast was more than adequate. The room was nice with a large bathroom. The location of the hotel is within walking distance of the marketplatz, many restaurants, shops and museums. A pass is provided by the hotel for transportation on the trams.

We arrived around 1 PM expecting to have to check our luggage and were delighted to find our room was ready. Our room was large, comfortable and quiet. The only small downside is that getting to our room from the elevator involved several places were we had to go up or down a few steps. The room has a safe, hair dryer, and small minibar refrigerator. The bathroom is well lit with a fully enclosed shower. The room was airy with lots of natural light and good lighting at night. The bed is hard, which seems to be preferred in Switzerland. The hotel is very centrally located. We took the number 11 tram from the train station to the hotel after arriving from Luzern. The visitor information office at the train station advised us to take the number 11 tram to the Universitatsspital stop. That way you can walk up Petersgraben with no steps. If you get off at Schifflande, you are closer but must go up 75 steps, which doesn't work well when you have luggage. The Information office also informed us that we would get a transportation pass from the hotel for the duration of our stay and did not need to buy tickets to get to the hotel. If asked for our tickets on the way to the hotel, we could just show the copy of our booking paperwork. The staff were very helpful providing detailed directions on how to get to various places and where to eat. The botanic garden is very close. You can visit it at no charge. The large greenhouse is especially spectacular with some birds that sing.

Very nice property and very accommodating staff. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Awesome location. Breakfast buffet was reasonable and very good. Bring an electrical convert or you can get at front desk. Would stay here again

We stayed in Basel at Hotel Rochat twice. Both times we had a very large double room in size of a big suite (ca 35 and 45 m2). The rooms were very nice and well furnished with a large HD-TV and a good range of international canals. The hotel was quite silent and gave a good sleep. It is well situated in old town. The only minus was the lack f a bidet shower.

My friend booked this hotel on as it had good reviews and the rates where good. I had a look at the website and being a bit of snob, thought with the photoshopped image of the hotel what where they hiding? How wrong I was. The hotel is perfectly sitiutated in the old part of town and easy to find. There where four of us so we had booked the family room. It was huge, clean and had two showers. We where made to feel very welcome by the very helpful staff and when asked for recommendadtions of places to eat and drink they didn't disappoint. There is a very good restaurant/bar just up the road that is open late and serves Beer and cake... which is just what we did one night. We didn't have the breakfast so cannot comment on that. We walked everywhere, even though we had free travel with the accomodation. Which we did use on the last day when we went to see the Monet exhibtion which is out of town. Tip: Many museums/art galleries in Basel are free on the first Sunday of the month! Not the Fondation Beyeler however but it was worth every penny to see the Monet exhibtion. We left just as Carnival was kicking in... I would definatly stay here again if ever in Basel.

Good mid range hotel - nice staff. Old building, but modern feel in room and breakfast area. Lovely courtyard at the back. Location easy for Schifflande/Marktplatz with many trams. Only downside for me was some squeaky floorboards in bedroom.

Petersgraben 23 Basel

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Spalentor and Basel Town Hall
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Business center
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Altstadt Grossbasel, Hotel Rochat Basel is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Spalentor and Basel Town Hall. This 50-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with in-room amenities like sitting areas, minibars, and flat-screen TVs. Basler Muenster and Basel Historical Museum are also within a short walk.


Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.


The 50 accommodations feature sitting areas. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Minibars, free newspapers, and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests of Hotel Rochat Basel enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a business center. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a terrace, laundry facilities, and a garden.

Room options

Double or Twin Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Triple Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Quadruple Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

83% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 416 reviews