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Hotel Spalenbrunnen

Schuetzenmattstrasse 2, Basel 4051, Switzerland
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

the hotel is simple, clean, and friendly staff, rooms are large and basic but the bed was really good and gave a good night sleep, I would stay away from rooms with a window to the street I found the noise to be a problem, but the location was great and allowd a nice walk around the old city

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

Not a luxury hotel, but confortable and very well located for somebody who wants to visit and walk through the old city. Friendly front desk. If you stay at the hotel you can get a reasonable price at the restaurant (Indian food).

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

we stayed here 2 nights last week. The hotel is average,clean,comfortable but very handy, The decoration is almost inexsistant and there is rather alot of noise from the streets as there is a tramway and a bus route that pass next toit . At night its calme and we slept with the window open and weren't bothered by the noise.... More 

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Sancerre, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The Hotel located in very good place, but when we get inside, its look very poor and cheep hotel. Also the room very "Cold Atmosphere" very cheep. the room very noisy. Breakfast also very poor, after 8 guests the Bread is finished. And the price not so cheep.

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WALES
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Stayed in the Spalenbrunnen for 2 nights in a 4 bed room. Was a bit worried what I had booked when I read the reviews, but was very surprised when we arrived at the hotel. Rooms are very dated and needs an update but both bedroom and bathroom were clean and tidy and beds comfortably with plenty of room. You... More 

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Komorow, Poland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I can't say I recognize the awfulness and shabbiness mentioned in the comments below, I spent a rather restful night here, on a reasonable mattress with clean bed linnen and a medium soft pillow (but not lumpy and horrible). The room is indeed a bit dated, with threadbare curtains and doors which don't close properly (warped wood), handles falling off... More 

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Venise-en-Quebec, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Personnel absent when needed. Restaurant dirty and disgusting, personnel with dirty hands. Rooms much too noisy. Bathroom extremely dirty, (look at the ceiling it is worst), inacceptable ! Feelings of insecurity due to the kind od people met there.

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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

A business trip taken at short notice found us here as everywhere else was booked. I can see why there was availability here. It's pretty grim. Yes it was cheap - no it was not cheerful. Big bedroom but everything cheap and nasty. Tv didn't work - lots of exposed cables and a bathroom that was probably fitted out 30... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Stayed: 9 - 14 Feb, 2014 Looks like least maintained hotel, owner does not care. Curtains are old, mattresses are old, no bed-sheets. Pillows are old - you do get back pain and unrest during night-sleep. There are very few lights in the room and toilet - there should be twice more. all lights are dim (dimming might be standard... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

My first experience of this poor hotel, was having to walk into the adjascent restuarant to find the receptionist. When I found my room, one of the numbers had fallen off the outside, so my expectations were not sky high when I went inside. Although I wouldn't say the room was dirty, it was in bad need of refurbishment and... More 

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