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Hotel Schweizerhof Basel

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.

Room options

Economy Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Business Single Room

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 1

Business Double Room

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Superior Single Room

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 1

Guest reviews for Hotel Schweizerhof Basel

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

not for me

Singles

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

GetawayWithFriends

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

BusinessTravelers

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

4

great experience

GetawayWithFriends

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.

By on Apr 9, 2012

4

2 beautiful days in basel

BusinessTravelers

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

By on Jun 4, 2011

2

great location but beware

Families

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.

By on May 9, 2011

5

wonderful experience

Couples

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.

By on Apr 19, 2011