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This hotel is perfectly located near the main train station. Immediately outside are trams to take you to anywhere you want in the city. The city is also small enough that walking to most of the major sites is very easy. The hotel is clean. The bed wasn’t the most comfortable and had only a small comforter that didn’t cover the entire bed, no sheet. Oddly, there was no mechanism for letting staff know to “do not disturb” (a button on the door that I thought server this function did not!), so I was awakened by the eager housekeeping staff on more than one occasion. Despite these minor limitations, I would gladly stay at this hotel again!

Very nice hotel, clean, spacious, reasonable price, and perfect location -- right at the train station entrance. Very good breakfast and free drinks provided all time.

Great location as it is next to the train station. Catching the Tram right out front makes it easy to get around. The staff were very helpful and breakfast buffet was excellent. Major road construction was taking place but that’s not their fault.

Great hotel - even better staff. I was there for two weeks on business, they made me feel at home.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

great staff,large rooms, fab location

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.

Centralbahnplatz 1 Basel BS

Room options

Superior Double Room

1 Queen Bed | 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 4

Economy Single Room

1 Twin Bed | Sleeps 1

Business Double Room

1 Queen Bed | 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 2

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Basel Zoo
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour business center

Hotel Schweizerhof Basel places you within a 15-minute stroll of popular sights such as Basler Muenster and Basel Zoo. This 3.5-star hotel has 89 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a bar/lounge, free in-room WiFi, and a 24-hour business center.


Dining

For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee on weekdays from 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM and on weekends from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

All 89 individually decorated accommodations feature a separate bedroom. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with digital channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include coffee makers, free newspapers, and free local calls.


Property features

Hotel Schweizerhof Basel features free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a 24-hour business center. If you drive, put free offsite parking to good use. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, securing valuables, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a computer station, free newspapers, and a terrace.

Guest reviews for Hotel Schweizerhof Basel

Everyone (1) Couples (4) Business (2) Family (2) Other (2) Friends (3)
5
Business Business

This hotel is perfectly located near the main train station. Immediately outside are trams to take you to anywhere you want in the city. The city is also small enough that walking to most of the major sites is very easy. The hotel is clean. The bed wasn’t the most comfortable and had only a small comforter that didn’t cover the entire bed, no sheet. Oddly, there was no mechanism for letting staff know to “do not disturb” (a button on the door that I thought server this function did not!), so I was awakened by the eager housekeeping staff on more than one occasion. Despite these minor limitations, I would gladly stay at this hotel again!

By on Nov 11, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 12, 2019

Thank you very much for your valuable feedback and for staying with us. We appreciate your positive review towards our top location and cleanliness but regret to hear that you were disturbed several times by our housekeepers. We do have a "do not disturb" sign in the room to hang outside the door so that our staff gets informed. The button on the door is just to double lock the door. We thank you for your understanding and are already looking forward to welcoming you again.

5
Family

Very nice hotel, clean, spacious, reasonable price, and perfect location -- right at the train station entrance. Very good breakfast and free drinks provided all time.

By on Nov 4, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 4, 2019

Thank you for your excellent feedback. We are glad to hear your positive words towards our facilities, location and services.

4
Friends

Great location as it is next to the train station. Catching the Tram right out front makes it easy to get around. The staff were very helpful and breakfast buffet was excellent. Major road construction was taking place but that’s not their fault.

By on Jul 23, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 23, 2019

Thank you for your excellent feedback! It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. The city of Basel has decided to renew the tram tracks to improve the public transport. But we are glad that you did not felt disrupted by it. We are looking forward welcoming you again in our hotel.

5

excellent!

Everyone

Great hotel - even better staff. I was there for two weeks on business, they made me feel at home.

By on Jan 20, 2018

Review comment responded on Jan 22, 2018

It is good to hear that you had a lovely stay at our hotel! Thank you for your feedback :)

3

not for me

Other

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.

By on Jan 7, 2015

5

europe vacation

Couples

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.

By on Nov 19, 2014

5

great find in basel

Friends

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.

By on Jun 1, 2014

4

great location

Business

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

By on Jun 1, 2014

4

nice stay

Couples

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.

By on Dec 31, 2013

5

pleasant one night stay

Couples

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.

By on Aug 6, 2012

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