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BEST WESTERN Merian Am Rhein

4.0 of 5 Rheingasse 2, Basel CH-4005, Switzerland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We lived in Basel for three years so know the city well. Chose the hotel because of it's location and previous visits. The hotel is efficient and well,presented and the staff,especially on reception are friendly and helpful. The exchange rate means that the cost of the hotel is very high by UK standards but on balance the location justifies this.Views... More 

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Bellinzona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have booked a 2 days weekend with Basel Tourismus and what we got was a very small foul-smelling room situated under the roof with no view at this pretended four stars hotel...!!! We complained because we didn't book nor paid for such a terrible accomodation... and as an unfriendly and very strict staff told us that it was not... More 

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NY, NY
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed while on business. The location on the Rhine is nice and the walk over the bridge to where most of the sights are isn't long. Room was fair- basic but clean and comfortable enough. But noisy both from inside and out. During the day I could here some sort of construction (drilling and hammering sounds) from inside. Phone ringing... More 

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Tampa FL
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First tip....tell the cab driver you want the Merian. I said the Best Western on the Rhine river and he was befuddled. Then he took me to the other Best Western. They had to direct him to the right place. Hotel was modern, clean, and the staff was great. Room was adequate size and overlooked the Rhine river. It was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hotel Merian am Rhein in the lovely city of Basel is right on the river and very near to public transportation. We appreciated the free pass to ride the trams around the city during our stay. The guest rooms are small but they have made good use of the space available. There are lots of restaurant choices within easy... More 

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Huntington Park, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We stayed just one night (Oct. 25) prior to river cruise. Room overlooking Rhine was quite small but clean and comfortable, except that it was rather warm when we arrived. Asked for a fan and a pedestal fan was delivered while we were out walking. We did hear the noise from the traffic and trams on the bridge but not... More 

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Lindfield
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I have had the opportunity to stay at this and several other hotels in Basel over the past 20 years or so. Recently stayed at the Merian again after a while staying elsewhere. Whilst not having the charm of several other hotels, t offers comfortable rooms. My room had been refurbished and was of a good standard (superior double). The... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
7 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a great hotel in a fantastic location. Lovely view of the Rhine from our fifth floor room, and very easy walking distance across the bridge to the Old Town. The room was clean and comfortable. One of my rating criteria for hotels is the hairdryer - I have an aversion to the small standard ones that are attached... More 

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Noorden, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Spent 2 nights at the Merian. Had a very nice sup room overlooking Rhine. Room was spacious with balcony. All in good order. Breakfast is good with plenty of choice. Staff is very friendly. Great place to discover central Basel from. Walk along the Rhine. And the free publ transport tickets get you just anywhere you want to go.

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Monmouthshire
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149 reviews 149 reviews
48 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Took a basic room but still had a river/bridge view and mini balcony. Room was was limited but fine for 1 person for 2 nights and few bags. Didn't eat at hotel. Just down lane is Brauerei Fischerstube with onsite brewing and reasonable grub. Easy to access hotel as is the case with most centre hotels. Bus 50 from airport... More 

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Address: Rheingasse 2, Basel CH-4005, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel > Altstadt
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN Merian Am Rhein 4*
Number of rooms: 63
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#15 Luxury Hotel in Basel

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