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Carathotel Basel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Hotel is located very close to the German-Swiss border, near motorway. Free parking, good fast wi fi. Rooms are big, not new and smelled old. No air conditioner or fridge. Night was hot and we had to open all windows to sleep, but as our room was near corridor balcony where everyone went to smoke and talk, sleeping was impossible. Pillows were too soft. Staff is great, check in and out was super fast and easy. Breakfast was nice, tasty, big choice.

Agree with other reviews, convenient location, friendly staff but a bit outdated. If you want to get to Basel and other locations you will need a car. The tram to Basel is more than a walk away! These drawbacks are more than made up by the generous space in and around the hotel! The Haziena restaurant provides excellent food! Finally, special mention of Ms Wrobel and her team of Croation staff who go out of their way to accommodate guests' requests!

We have stayed at the Carat several times in the past. Just like during our previous visits we received a warm welcome and experienced a very helpful and friendly staff not only at the front desk. Our dinner at the Mexican restaurant has been very tasty. The exceptionally competent and friendly waiter has to be noted. The breakfast has been great and offered a broad variety of food and drinks including fresh orange juice. We will certainly book the Carat again and come back.

This hotel is an excellent spot for overnight stay before flying from Basel Airport. The hotel is located far from center of city but has enough facilities to spend a nice evening. Nice bar (I did not check the restaurant). The service is good and efficient, rooms are nice and clean, parking is free. The hotel has free coffee and tea for early flyers, available from about 4 am at the lobby. We left early in the morning, so the hotel prepared breakfast bags for us, great touch and good service. I am flying quite a lot from Basel and will stay here again. There is a taxi service to the airport.

The hotel is nice, neat and beautiful. The fittings are old and room keys are like a kilo heavy. The location and views are good and so is the staff. Nice and cool place for a short stay. The food is great and so is the cafe with sitout.

Located next to the highway just before the Swiss border in Germany, industrial area, good parkingfacility, clean rooms, free wifi with perfect speed in your room, excellent breakfast-buffet, fair pricing (way cheaper than Switserland), dinner is difficult without a reservation, friendly staff. Vitra Design Museum is nearby. The center of Weil am Rhein is not worth visiting because it is not picturesque at all.

We visited the Vitra Campus nearby and spent two nights here. The place is ok. Clean, great view from the upper floors. The breakfast was pretty good. The veggie options covered much more than boring cheese slices: antipasti style vegetables, smoked cheese,... I would come back next time at Vitra.

Stayed here for one night on my way to Italy as I did not want to say in Switzerland due to the hotelrates there. Hotel was reasonably priced and breakfast was included. Both room and bathroom were comfortable and clean, with the room having a view of the Rhine and the Swiss border. Breakfast buffet had sufficient choices. Lots of art hanging in the hallways and even the elevator. Might not have been all to my taste (naked lady first thing in the morning f.i.) but nice.

Old building, old rooms, old carpet, however the hotel tries to seem new and stylish. Room pretty big, and the bed was comfortable. The location is good if you are on the way, it is right next to the highway. Supermarkets are near by. You can have a freshly ground coffee during the checkout which is really kind and good. Staff also good and helpful.

Good for business users. Breakfast with fresh fruit and orange juice (vegans). Cheapest hotel around Basel. Large rooms, quiet and clean. Staff attentive and professional. Really close to the amazing Vitra Museum.

Alte Strasse 58 Weil Am Rhein BW

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour business center

Within a short walk of Rhein Center, Carathotel Basel is within a mile (2 km) of Vitra Design Museum. This 162-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and a 24-hour business center. On a river, it's also near Messeturm Basel and Beyeler Foundation.


Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Full breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6 AM to 10:30 AM.


Carathotel Basel's 162 rooms provide minibars, free newspapers, and phones. Guests can enjoy satellite TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and slippers. Rooms also include desks.

Property features

Guests of Carathotel Basel enjoy a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a shuttle from the airport to the hotel (available 24 hours) for EUR 35 per vehicle. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a 24-hour business center, coffee/tea in a common area, and a library.

Room options

Superior Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Comfort Double Room Single Use

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Superior Double Room Single Use

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

43% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 278 reviews