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Rheingasse 2, 4005 Basel, Switzerland – Show map
Excellent location — rated 9.4/10! (score from 717 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Best Western Hotel Merian am Rhein.
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Food & Drink
Restaurant, Bar, Breakfast in the room
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible) and costs CHF 25 per day.
Room service, Car hire, 24-hour front desk, Express check-in/check-out, Currency exchange, Luggage storage, Laundry, Dry cleaning, Ironing service, Shoeshine, Meeting/banquet facilities, Business centre, Fax/photocopying, Barber/beauty shop, Gift shop, Bridal suite
Newspapers, Safety deposit box, Non-smoking rooms, Facilities for disabled guests, Lift
French, English, German
From 14:00 hours
Until 12:00 hours
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.
Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 2 years stay free of charge for children's cots/cribs.
One child from 3 to 12 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
All older children or adults are charged CHF 80 per person per night for extra beds.
The maximum number of children's cots/cribs in a room is 1.
The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.
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Based on 717 reviews
Value for money
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This hotel in a historic listed building in the old town of Basel enjoys a central and very quiet location, close to the university and the cantonal hospital.
Score from 1350 reviews Fabulous
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Score from 634 reviews Very good
In Basel's tallest habitable building, the RAMADA PLAZA Basel Hotel & Conference Center is next to the Basel Messe trade fair centre and just a short walk from the Old Town.
Score from 580 reviews Very good
Newly built in 2014, The Passage in Basel is a centrally located design hotel featuring a sauna, a fitness centre, free WiFi access and air-condtioned rooms.
Score from 419 reviews Superb
Excellent location, helpful staff, terrific breakfast, onsite parking, great views
Overpriced rooms, breakfast, & parking. Dated room decor in need of fresh paint.
I enjoyed the view; the room was comfortable and clean; enjoyed Nespresso in room!! Staff was extremely helpful and pleasant. Breakfast substantial. Location was excellent just across bridge to sights and shopping. Very easy navigation of city on public transportation.
location, view on the river
very noisy - trams on Rhine view and bars on the street view, old fashioned showers and wc, terrible bed
The hotel was perfect. Dreamy location, one bridge walk to the historical center. We had a river view room, the view was fantastic you had the feeling that you were on a cruise ship. One of the best hotels with view. If you choose it definitely ask for a river view room. Good breakfast in a very beautiful hall by the river.
Nothing. Everything perfect
The location, the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff
Nespresso coffee machine water container was cracked, as was the wash basin in the bathroom. Curtain in shower is awful. Some "unplugged" screw holes inside room where possibly doors were at some time
Great central location, close to the Old Town and restaurants, with a lovely view of the Rhine from our room. Staff were friendly and helpful. We appreciated the free soft drinks, water and juice in the mini bar, and the Nespresso coffee machine. It's these small touches that make a great hotel.
The room was very well heated and we could not adjust the temperature, so our night was not as comfortable as it could have been as we were hot and had to open the windows.
The view over the Rhine is fabulous and the hotel is well positioned in the middle of Basel.
Apart from CNN, no other english speaking channels on TV, I had to ask for an iron and ironing board and the mini bar only contained soft drinks. The rooms are ok but feel cheap (eg no headboard, poky wardrobe) and breakfast is expensive for what is on offer
Location was excellent.
Lack of sleep due to bars literally across the road from the hotel.
Wifi over complicated
1. Location to the old city and view of the river Rhine. 2. Hotel pass for free public transport; especially the tram network 3. Quality of the restaurant food
1. Switzerland is very expensive; a longer stay was not considered.
Pretty much everything. The personel was helpfull, the room was clean,minibar was free, the location is central and the view over the Rhine was nice to have.
Part of the furniture, especially the doors and coat racks remind you of newer "modern" tyope hotels. I'm not a big fan of those...but that is just nitpicking.
Excellent location Clean room and well appointed bathroom. Very nice. Also comp. juices and water.
Front desk reception, appeared to be bothered by inquires. Pricey dinning room.
Location was excellent for sightseeing and view from hotel was awesome
We arrived on a Sunday and therefore reception staff was probably a part- timer. In any case ,she was not very knowledgable and very impatient.
Loved the central location of this hotel and the view of the rover makes it well worth paying extra for a Rhine side room. Free wifi was great and the parking good and secure. Highly recommended.
Breakfast was too expensive to try.
loved our balcony overlooking the rhein
Everything was excellent. Location, breakfast, staff...
Very expensive compared to bed Western stuki and not as nice
The view of the Rhine was picturesque, and it was very close to the tram. The old part of the hotel was charming, but small.
The hotel in general was tight and charmless. The room felt like a small cell, with inadequate ventilation, and no individual temp control. We asked if we were able to get more air and we were brought a small desk fan. We slept with the door open, but it was stuffy. The pillows were terrible. How this is rated a 4 star is beyond me. Picture on web site misleading.
Traffic noise and noise from passers-by late into the night
great position great value for money
in the info it was staed all rooms have a safe but mine did not have one.
Great location and good help on arrival, especially on how to get around and see Basel.
Steps at entrance made it difficult with heavy baggage.
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