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The 10 Best Hotels In Basel, Switzerland
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The 10 Best Hotels In Basel, Switzerland

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Updated: 9 February 2017
As one of the most popular tourist destinations in Switzerland, Basel has an outstanding variety of hotels to offer. Whether you are looking for a luxury hotel located by the Rhine River with a long-standing history, or a modern place right in the heart of Basel, the following list will guide you through the maze of the best hotel offers in Basel.
Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois | © Darcie Tanner/Flickr
Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois | © Darcie Tanner/Flickr
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Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois

Les Trois Rois, one the oldest city hotels in the whole of Europe, brings luxury and a long-standing history to the heart of Basel. The hotel has a prime location, right next to the Rhine River and its guests can enjoy breathtaking views from the rooms. Les Trois Rois’s 101 deluxe rooms and suites are each unique and decorated with great attention to detail. The hotel also offers special deals in conjunction with popular events in the city, such as musicals and art shows.

Blumenrain 8, 4001 Basel, Switzerland, +41 61 260 50 50

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Der Teufelhof

Der Teufelhof Basel is a fantastic hotel in the heart of Basel that successfully combines modernity and tradition. The hotel is divided into two parts: the historic building, which is referred to as the art hotel, where all the rooms are decorated as works of art, and there’s also the modern building – the gallery hotel. The gallery hotel is renowned as a sophisticated design and lifestyle hotel that is very popular with business tourists. Der Teufelhof also has its very own theater, where satirical productions of local artists are featured on a regular basis.

Leonhardsgraben 49, Basel 4051, Switzerland, +41 61 588 01 69

Der Teufelhof | © Thomas/Flickr
Der Teufelhof | © Thomas/Flickr
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Hotel Basel

Hotel Basel is a modern city hotel, which is located right in the center of Basel, in the city’s pedestrian zone. Situated in a beautiful area, among historic buildings, Hotel Basel is just a few steps away from Basel’s main square and other major tourist sights. The hotel has an outstanding brasserie with a charming terrace that can be used during the summer months. It also has a perfect location for those who are visiting on business, exploring the city’s cultural side or spending a day in the city’s main shopping areas.

Muenzgasse 12, Basel, Switzerland, +41 61 264 68 00

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The Passage Basel

The Passage Basel, located just 500 meters away from Basel’s main train station, is a relatively new addition to the city’s hotels. The design hotel features a sauna, fitness center as well as modern rooms with flat-screen TVs, iPod docks and coffee machines. The Passage also has its own café and bar with a seating area in the beautiful courtyard, where guests are invited to enjoy a drink when the weather is nice. All of the city’s most important sights, such as the Basel Cathedral and the old town can be reached within five minutes.

Steinengraben 51, Basel, Switzerland, +41 61 631 51 51

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Steinenschanze Stadthotel

Steinenschanze Stadthotel is a great city hotel in the heart of Basel. Its colourful rooms are designed in a contemporary urban style, which puts the hotel in a friendly and vibrant environment. The most outstanding feature of Steinenschanze Stadthotel is the hotel’s beautiful garden; it is an oasis in the middle of the city. Guests are welcome to have their breakfast in this great ambiance or just to relax there in the afternoon if the weather permits.

Steinengraben 69, Basel, Switzerland, +41 61 588 09 07

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Hotel D

Hotel D is located in the center of Basel, in the immediate vicinity of the old town, the city’s major shopping areas, and museums, as well as other tourist attractions. D stands for discovery, and the hotel is an exclusive boutique hotel that is decorated with modern minimalistic design, which is complemented with exceptional service. The hotel also offers great package deals tailored to every guest’s specific needs and wishes, like Basel culture and art unlimited, where the hotel has tickets to fantastic museums, exhibitions and art shows.

Blumenrain 19, Basel, Switzerland, +41 61 588 05 66

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Hotel Rochat

Hotel Rochat was first built in a neo-classical style and opened in 1899, which makes it one of the most traditional hotels in Basel. However, Hotel Rochat has adapted to its predominantly international clientele and has developed into a hotel with modern comforts within a historical building. Hotel Rochat also has its own restaurants that serve local cuisine and has a beautiful garden, where guests can enjoy the excellent dishes under the stars.

Petersgraben 23, Basel, Switzerland, +41 61 261 64 92

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Hotel Victoria

Hotel Victoria, located at Basel’s Centralbahnplatz, has a great location right opposite the city’s main train station. Due to its central location, Hotel Victoria attracts both business and leisure travellers alike and its vicinity to Basel’s most important sights and major shopping areas, makes it a great place to stay. In addition to this, the hotel hosts special events and conferences on a regular basis.

Centralbahnplatz 3-4, Basel, Switzerland, +41 61 588 09 60

Hotel Victoria | © calflier001/Flickr
Hotel Victoria | © calflier001/Flickr
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Hotel Spalentor

Hotel Spalentor is located right next to the city’s historic Spalentor, which also gave the hotel its name. This is a great central location, just across from the beautiful botanic gardens and the historic University of Basel. The hotel also provides its guests with a mobility ticket throughout their stay, to ensure guests can make the most out of their stay in Basel and discover the city’s fascinating gastronomical landscape and outstanding cultural heritage. Hotel Spalentor also provides bicycles to their guests, which gives them the unique opportunity to explore the city in a different way.

Schönbeinstrasse 1, Basel, Switzerland, +41 61 262 26 26

Hotel Spalentor Lobby | © Big Titan/Flickr
Hotel Spalentor Lobby | © Big Titan/Flickr
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East-West Riverside Hotel Basel

East-West Riverside Hotel Basel first opened in June 2015 and is located right on the Rhine River in the lively city center. It is just a few steps away from Basel’s Schützenmattpark, Lange Erlen Zoo and the Jean Tinguely Musuem. The hotel is a great starting point for a river cruise on the Rhine and a cultural theater night out in Basel. East-West Riverside Hotel boasts modern design in its rooms as well as a stylish restaurant and bar that serves Swiss cuisine on a fantastic terrace.

Rheingasse 8, Basel, Switzerland

Riverside | © Michael/Flickr
Riverside | © Michael/Flickr