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BEST WESTERN Merian Am Rhein

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rheingasse 2, Basel CH-4005, Switzerland (Altstadt)
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Ranked #25 of 47 hotels in Basel
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Geneva, Switzerland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Room: extra small (don't take the single room) with very limited space. The rooms not facing the river are noisy, even night time as there are roadwork. Given that there are no air conditioning - which is amazing for such a hotel of this standard - you have to basically choose between very noisy environment (as you open the window)... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Basel for 2 days and stayed at Best Western because we weren't going to be there very long and it was located on the Rhine! We were very pleasantly surprised. We had a fabulous breakfast included - a huge buffet, complete with local cheeses! and the hotel included free public transport passes, which we took advantage of... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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69 reviews 69 reviews
21 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have been staying in this Hotel for several times. It is very convinient to go to Art Basel. 10 minutes walk.We have a "Suite" on the second floor towards the street and it is very noisy. We can only sleep with earplugs.On the door it says "Suite" 480 Swiss Franks and we pay 1100.- Swiss Franks including breakfast.The service... More

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This is a nice hotel but they are not prepared about bug and flies situation in Basel due to the river. After arriving and arranging my room, went out for a city walk about 2 hours on my first day but when I returned to my room there was about 100 different bugs and flies in my room. I told... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I stayed at this hotel for two nights only while attending a conference in Basel. It is a small hotel, but cozy and with great service. The restaurant has a view on the river - unfortunately, it closes early, and the hotel does not have room service late at night. I guess I cannot blame it as this is how... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We arrived at Basel by air - took a bus into town and switched to a tram to the Hotel. It was very convenient. We arrived early - way before check in time. Happily the hotel had a room ready and we were able to shower and relax a bit before touring. The rooms are European - not large by... More

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Moscow, Russia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Excellently situated hotel with very high qualified staff. Perfect personal approach. Excellent breakfast. Unfortunately overpriced due to the fair time. Very clean room, not enough sound approved. Can be excellent view to the river Rhein obtained.

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69 reviews 69 reviews
25 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I stayed there in July 2013 for a business trip with my wife. The hotel has very good location two minutes away tram station, by the Rhein and walking distance to Marketplatz. Rooms are quite well and roomy hence I should warn you that there was no air condition in our room. The room has view over Rhein, and in... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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63 reviews 63 reviews
32 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Stayed one night in this hotel after many years, and was really very happy. Awesome location on the Rhein, and right in the centre of town- I had a cosy double room with a lovely balcony and view. Efficient checkin and checkout and surprisingly decent breakfast with good service all round, despite full occupancy owing to the big baselworld fair.... More

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14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This hotel is at a convenient location on the bank of the River Rhine and about a half block from the Rheingasse tram and bus stop for a number of lines which go directly to either of the two train stations (Bad or SBB). One nice touch is that all visitors checking into any of the city’s hotels receive a... More

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Address: Rheingasse 2, Basel CH-4005, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Basel > Altstadt
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN Merian Am Rhein 4*
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