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BEST WESTERN Merian Am Rhein

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Rheingasse 2, Basel CH-4005, Switzerland
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Ranked #28 of 49 Hotels in Basel
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

stayed last week for 1 night ,nice location with a room overlooking the rhine ,good tram connections to the hotel 5 stops from the main train station ,transport from the station is free just show your booking slip if requested,when we arrived at the hotel we were given a two day travel pass each which also covered the airport for... More 

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København, Danmark
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the hotel is located at the banks of the rhine - so you really need to have a room with view. the rooms are small, with free softdrink- minibar, and coffee station. i did not try the breakfast - as it was very expensive and actually smelled bad, so i went to nearby cafes instead.

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74 reviews 74 reviews
31 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean hotel, extremely nice rooms with a great view of the Rhine river and the old side of Basel. Rooms clean, well equipped and comfortable. Superior rooms have a good price. Reception could be friendlier!

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Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great position, wonderful vibe on weekends and the best breakfast I think I've had at an Hotel. Close to stores and easy walking. I would stay here again. Restaurant was overpriced with a small slightly weird menu. We stayed here prior to a Scenic Cruise.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the hotel to follow the Basel Head Race- a rowing competition, it was great, looted close to the star/finish, our room faced the river and on a rainy day we had a great opportunity to see the morning training as well as most of the race, the rooms are not very big but comfortable, there is plenty... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room we were in was spacious, clean and well maintained. The bed comfortable. The room contained a fridge and items for free except for alcohol, coffee making facilities were provided. You could open the window for ventilation, but remember the streets outside are city based so some noise comes in, but when the window is closed (double glass) noise... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This hotel is located in the center of Basel, Switzerland and center to easily walking around or catching a tram. The tram stop is just steps away from the front door. (Trams run from the train station to "Rheingasse" stop- and you can purchase a ticket just outside train station before boarding tram) I was greeted with a friendly staff... More 

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Paris, France
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

i wounder who rated this hotel as a four stars hotel ?? the stuff is friendly but the rooms are way far from being four stars !!! the is no independent heating unit in the room. the bathroom is not very clean, and it is not cheap at all not recommended at all

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Basel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The hotel is clean, the facilities appear new (in my room, anyhow). I had a single queen-size room with a small balcony and a view to the Rhine. The staff are friendly and helpful. And the wifi was probably one of the fastet that I have experienced in a hotel recently.

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We booked this hotel for a special occasion and made the hotel aware of this on booking. One of the reasons for booking was the 'Nespresso' coffee machine.. The coffee machine wasn't Nespresso and we were given one capsule of coffee for our stay. The double room we booked was two beds pushed together and the room wasn't the cleanest.... More 

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