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Hotel Krafft am Rhein

Rheingasse 12, Basel 4058, Switzerland
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Ranked #16 of 47 hotels in Basel
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
33 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is still one of the best hotels to stay in Basel . Sure , the floors creak , the bath towels are small and there is no ironing board , but given the awesome views and the old world charm of the place it is a must . If you are lucky enough to have a riverside view you... More

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Panama City, Panama
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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

When I arrived at this hotel, my first reaction was "oh boy, another old, small European hotel" but I was instantly surprised when I got past the check-in, looked at the restaurant and then got to my room. I literally had the smallest room in the hotel and they tried to move me to a bigger room but I was... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I've been in this hotel for a working week in Basel and I would really recommend it. The hotel is located along the river, next to the central Basel bridge. In addition to the central position, it is also comfortable because many trams pass by. The rooms are very new, there are rooms in the main building and in the... More

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Hong Kong, China
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

One of the old hotels on the river with updated rooms Staying ''river side' is a must because of the street noise on the north side of the hotel. However, also choose river side for the great views. I stayed on the 4th floor room 6, which is a junior suite. It is a corner room (with a nice patio... More

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

When you arrive from the north, you must cross the busy Greifengasse. Trams, busses and lots of pedestrians. A soon as you have crossed, things get a lot easier. Park your car in front of the hotel. Friendly staff give you a route to a nearby garage, 2 minutes walk from the hotel. The hotel has a terminal that gives... More

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South West London/Surrey
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117 reviews 117 reviews
71 hotel reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

I have been a regular business visitor to Basel over the last few years, and have stayed in many hotels, and my latest adventure brought me to the Hotel Krafft. Number one positive is location, you are right on the Rhine, next to the main bridge, everything in central Basel is very close by, plus you have tram and bus... More

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We stayed at Krafft for one night, we stayed in the new building whereas my parents in law stayed in the main building. We didn't have any Rhein view in the new building, it is nicely decorated (with items of vintage design) and little touch such as a nice teapot and choice of tea is greatly appreciated. Despite bars and... More

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Marin County, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We arrived early in the morning. Our cab dropped us off in front of the hotel. As my husband paid the taxi driver, I had to take our bags up some steep steps. No bellman, nothing. I walked into the hotel and the two young women at the desk made no move to assist me. Barely a hello. Once we... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I was on the river above the Rhine - and had a great room. A collegue was down the hall with a street side room and complained of street noise/garbage truck noise. My room was tiny - the single room had enough room for a small bed - tiny bathroom - and a desk and chair - but by opening... More

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

One night stay on a business trip, in a street-view suite. The suite was huge: living room with bay window facing the street, bedroom (two singles instead of a queen or king), little side room as open closet, bathroom with tub and two sinks, separate toilet. Individual, quirky furniture, nice hardwood floor, directly above a pretty cute after-work bar. The... More

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Also Known As:
Krafft Am Rhein Basel
Address: Rheingasse 12, Basel 4058, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Basel
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#15 Business Hotel in Basel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Character, charm and quality: The Krafft Basel enjoys a long tradition as a city hotel with a restaurant situated in the heart of the old town “Kleinbasel”, symbolizing the life of the Rheingasse. The renovated building from 1873 combines classic with contemporary design: Individually designed hotel rooms and junior suites with a variety of extras in comfortable units across the street in the annex.The restaurant convinces with its variety of fresh products and with its authenticity and invites to experience the pleasure of dining in a new way. A smoking lounge and the wine bar consum complete the Krafft offer.Beautiful moments on the Rhine. ... more   less 
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