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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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Prague, Czech Republic
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
28 helpful votes 28 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
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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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Halifax, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

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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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

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
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

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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