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BEST WESTERN Merian Am Rhein

Rheingasse 2, Basel CH-4005, Switzerland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Morristown, New Jersey
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23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's not he fanciest hotel in Basel, but it has 2 things going for it...the location, especially if you are lucky enough to score a river view and the beds are memory foam and very comfortable. The room service food is okay, there are better restaurants close by. I have not eaten in the hotel restaurant, but I've heard it's... More 

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36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our second visit prior taking a river cruise. We requested a room overlooking the Rhine and we were not disappointed. Our room had a lovely view, the beds were very comfortable and sleeping with a down comforter kept us very toasty. Having the mini fridge stocked with orange juice was great in the morning. I had forgotten my... More 

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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Hotel is right next to the main bridge over the Rhine in the old part of the town. Trams to the station that connect to most teams or buses stop outside. Room was clean and comfortable with free soft drinks in the mini bar. We aeate out so no comment on the food

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Langley, B.C. Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Great location right on the Rhine with an easy walk across the bridge right into old town. Tram lines and ATM are right around the corner of the hotel. Our room had a tiny balcony overlooking the Rhine; pretty view across to old town and to watch the swans and other activity on the river. Room had limited floor space... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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229 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

This hotel is supposed to be 4 stars, but it's honestly horrible. Has no helper to carry bags. The breakfast is bad with very few cold or hot options and in addition to expensive for what it offers. The hotel has no air conditioning. I understand that in Switzerland most of the time is always cold, but I had three... More 

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Mannheim, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

When i checked in there was a group of elderly Americans checking in who needed help with the forms and then started a conversation about where to go with the clerk. After a long journey all I wanted to do was check in. Did she call any one else nope. Eventually she got to me I told her my name... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Well located hotel. However the rooms are small, quite noisy and overpriced. The single rooms have really tiny bathrooms (no bath) and face the street, I found it too noisy to sleep with the windows open. Double rooms have a great view and are a bit more spacious, but also noisy. Breakfast is quite good.

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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We had stayed in Italy for two weeks and had booked the Best Western in Basel for our first stop off en route back to Wales. We arrived in Basel at 9.30pm and immediately realised that we had arrived in the middle of some sort of music festival - the place was buzzing! Check in - I expressed a little... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

When I was told that a meeting would be held in Basel during a heatwave at this older hotel, I thought, "Oh no…" Air conditioning is not typical here in Switzerland and we were experiencing extreme temperatures of 100+ degrees Farenheit. I prepared myself for the worst. Now, it's true: The location offers lovely views of the Rhein, but it's... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The only reason I give this hotel a 4 is the amount of noise all night long outside. European hotels don't have airco, which is fine by me, but then the windows need to be open. Kids were out with their Beats booming and the trams crossed the bridge until the wee hours of the morning. The beds were comfy,... More 

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