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The Hotel Krafft Basel and restaurant can be found in the heart of the city, right on the bank of the Rhine river with its Mediterranean-style promenade. Laptops with wireless internet access and printers are available for free. The view of the historical scenery on the other side of the river is breathtaking - be it from the restaurant or the terrace overlooking the lively river promenade. You will get the mobility ticket for free use of all public transport in town during your stay. The Krafft is a classical building with a famous past. For example Hermann Hesse used to stay here writing most of its well-known novel “Der Steppenwolf”. Your hotel booking confirmation is also the ticket for the public transfer from the airport or train station to the hotel. Hotel guests are entitled to a 25% discount at the Rebgasse public car park.

This is our guests' favorite part of Basel, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

Krafft Basel has been welcoming guests since Jun 3, 2009

Property Highlights

Located in the heart of Basel, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.6

Breakfast Info


Loyal Customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


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Room Type
2 twin beds
1 queen bed
Bedroom :
1 queen bed
Living room:
1 sofa bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 2
This property is making considerable investments and efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’ve worked with experts such as Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable program – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Linda
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The room was very nice, River view, lovely amenities, exquisite breakfast, soft wonderful linens and professional, very cordial staff.
  • Emily
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Convenient location, amazing views of the Rhine river, clean and comfortable
  • Ivanovic
    Excellent hotel, value for money, with lots of extras. Kind and friendly staff, very clean. Will stay again.
  • Madelyn
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The breakfast was a standard continental breakfast. It seemed overpriced. I liked the coffee and snack area on every floor.
  • Carol
    I love that you have bicycles for guests - every urban hotel should have them.
  • James
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    beautiful location overlooking the Rhine River, outstanding views, exceptionally good staff, great breakfast
  • Kristi
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    We were greeted by very friendly and helpful front desk staff. When we opened the door to our room, we were blown away by the beautiful view and location. Floor to ceiling French doors and windows opened right out to the Rhine, the promenade...
  • Susan
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Beautiful small hotel with great location by the river. Quiet and private. Friendly and helpful staff. Lovely breakfast room looking out over the river.
  • Erika
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    great location and view. nice cafes on the river right below.
  • Bois
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Everything was excellent but we particularly appreciated the calm.

Property questions and answers
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The property usually replies within a few days

  • Is a late check-in possible (e.g. flight arriving at EuroAirport at 22:45)?

    Hello there, our reception is opened 24h, so a check- in is always possible. Best, Joseph Réception
    Answered on 5 September 2020
  • Hello. I would like to reserve a Double Room with Balcony, with 2 twin beds. How do I make the selection of the 2 twin option?

    Good evening Thank you for your kind message. You can leave a comment that you would like to have TWIN beds. Just note that not all the rooms have a TWIN avalable and we can`t guarantee anything. We wish you a lovely evening. Best regards
    Answered on 19 September 2023

Hotel area info *

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Restaurant Krafft Basel
    • Cuisine
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambience
      Traditional • Romantic
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Amenities of Krafft Basel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.5

Most popular amenities
  • Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.
  • Bicycle rental
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Radio
  • Telephone
Food & Drink
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs CHF 25 per day.
  • Parking garage
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Baggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Books, DVDs or music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Business center
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Safe
  • Pet bowls
  • Pet basket
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wake-up service
  • Elevator
  • Heating
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • French

House rules

Krafft Basel takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM


From 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 2 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Extra bed upon request
CHF 40 per child, per night
Crib upon request
3+ years
Extra bed upon request
CHF 40 per person, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.


When booking more than 4 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa JCB Diners Club American Express Cash Krafft Basel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Guests receive a BaselCard upon check in. This Guest Card includes complementary use of Public Transport within Basel City and surroundings (Zone 10, 11, 13, 14 & 15, including Euroairport), free WiFi, as well as discounts on admission to cultural and leisure activities. Please note that the public transfer (2nd class) from EuroAirport or Basel main train stations to the hotel on the day of your arrival is free of charge with your booking confirmation.
Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Krafft Basel

  • Yes, Krafft Basel is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Room options at Krafft Basel include:

    • Single
    • Double
    • Suite

  • Krafft Basel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Bicycle rental

  • Krafft Basel has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant Krafft Basel

  • Check-in at Krafft Basel is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • Krafft Basel is 1,300 feet from the center of Basel. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Guests staying at Krafft Basel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.6).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental

  • The prices at Krafft Basel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.