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Metropol Hotel Basel

#17 of 50 Hotels in Basel
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Elisabethenanlage 5, Basel 4002, Switzerland (Formerly Swiss Q Metropol Hotel)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bega, Australia
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28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hotel is right near trains and trams. Perfect ! I agree with previous reviews so I'm just repeating them...except the comment about no late check out??? We were given a 2pm check out without any question. Staff would have also stored our luggage so I am surprised that someone has said different. Perhaps they didn't communicate properly. We were on... More 

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Wilsonville, Oregon
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right next to Basel's main train station. Many bars, restaurants and stores are also just a few steps away from the hotel. They give you tickets for Basel public transit, and the staff is very friendly and cute.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

A great little hotel in Basel. Just a 5-10 minute walk from the train station and convenient for walking throughout the old town area of Basel. The staff is very friendly and accommodating and answer any questions about the area..

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Isabelle T, Manager at Metropol Hotel Basel, responded to this review

Dear Lou, Thank you very much for your stay with us and for your time to rate it. We really appreciate that you enjoyed your stay so much and with pleasure, we have forwarded your compliments to our staff. Looking forward to meet you again, we wish you all the best until then. Yours sincerely, Isabelle Tanachian & Holger Brombacher... More 

Segovia
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The hotel is very functional and close to the city center. I was there for two nights and the visit was pleasant. The room was clean and quiet. Breakfast was average, but missing hot dishes. I missed some bar/restaurant facilities.

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Isabelle T, Manager at Metropol Hotel Basel, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you very much for your stay with us and that you took the time to rate it. We are very pleased that you felt comfortable and could enjoy our breakfast as a good start into your new day in Basel. It is correct that we offer a cold buffet breakfast where we attach great importance to the... More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Hotel is literally around the corner from the Basel SBB train station and a 10 minute walk to the old city center. Although the room is a bit small, the bed was extremely comfortable, and I slept very well. Considering how expensive Switzerland is, this hotel is a great deal. Hence, it's very popular with business travellers, so it gets... More 

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Isabelle T, Manager at Metropol Hotel Basel, responded to this review

Dear guest, First of all, we thank you very much for your stay at our hotel and your positive rating. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your time here and the most important thing: that you had a restful sleep ! The regular check-out time is noon but whenever possible, we will arrange a later check-out. It goes without... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Fantastic location round the corner from the main Rail Station and the bus terminus from the airport. The Tram Station is between the Rail Station/bus stop, and the hotel....couldn't have asked for a better location. ***The Hotel provided free transport 'hop on' 'hop off' tickets for the duration of our stay - including the 15 min journey in from the... More 

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Isabelle T, Manager at Metropol Hotel Basel, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you very much for your pleasant comment and your positive rating of your stay. It was a pleasure to share your impressions with our staff. We appreciate that you enjoyed your stay that much and that you could profit from our central location as well as from the free ticket for the public transportation system. It is... More 

Miami Shores, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The hotel is steps from the train station and less than 10 minutes from the main area. Very good location!!!!!!!!!!! The stuff was very nice and helpful. Cleaning service was magnificent. Price was just right. I will definitely comeback

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Isabelle T, Manager at Metropol Hotel Basel, responded to this review

Dear Daniela, thank you very much for your stay with us and your time to share your impressions. It is of pleasure to forward your compliments to our staff and especially the housekeeping. We are looking forward to welcome you definitely again and wish you all the best until then. Yours sincerely Isabelle Tanachian & Holger Brombacher, Management More 

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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The hotel is dated and small. The staff were extremely helpful and very pleasant and could not do enough for us. The rooms although small were very clean. They do have a breakfast room which had a great view. Not a lot to choose from, boiled eggs only, fruit sweet buns cold cuts etc. but made us toast if we... More 

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Isabelle T, Manager at Metropol Hotel Basel, responded to this review

Dear Jan P., Thank you very much for your stay and for your time to share your impressions. It was a pleasure to forward your very positive comment regarding the helpfulness, service and cleanliness to our staff. Our hotel was built in 1980 and as you already mentioned correctly, the charme of our hotel hides behind the facade. It is... More 

Montreal, Canada
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The hotel is near the Swiss train station. We just took bus #50 from Basel Airport (the only bus connecting the airport with the city, running every 10min or so), and the hotel was 25min ride away. The hotel is a 10min walk from the city center, and many trams and buses at the station connect with the rest of... More 

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Isabelle T, Manager at Metropol Hotel Basel, responded to this review

Dear Maria P., Thank you very much for being our guests and for your time to rate your stay. We are pleased to understand that you were satisfied with the service and that you felt comfortable in the room and with its equipment. We decided to provide kettles to make complimentary coffee or tea in the room. Of course, our... More 

Nyon
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Great location next to the train station and public transportation (we got a two-day free transportation ticket for a one night stay). Excellent price-quality ratio. Very nice, colorful rooms. Super clean. Tea/coffee tray very appreciated. Free wi-fi. Friendly staff. Great buffet breakfast on the 8th floor with nice view of the city. Complimentary apples and Läkerli degustation a very nice... More 

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Isabelle T, Manager at Metropol Hotel Basel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for staying at our hotel during your "cultural" visit of Basel ! It is a big pleasure to hear that you were completely satisfied with your stay. Yours sincerely, Isabelle Tanachian & Holger Brombacher Management More 

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