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Hotel Spalenbrunnen

Schuetzenmattstrasse 2, Basel 4051, Switzerland (Vorstädte)
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Ranked #16 of 25 Basel B&B and Inns
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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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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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100 reviews 100 reviews
52 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Toronto, Canada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
21 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

This older quaint hotel is located close to the center of old Basel, 5 minute walk down the hill to city hall, next to Tram #3, restaurants are all close by. The room on the first floor facing the fire hall was always clean, moderate in size and had a good bathroom with shower. The staff were very helpful and... More

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Chatham, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

It was fine for the purpose but not as good as the pictures indicated. It is billed as family run but that gives a false impression. There was mostly no one on reception and we had to wait for someone to come. But it was a good location and was quiet despite being on a street corner. The breakfast was... More

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Paris, France
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

Deceived by the nice location and the quite atractive picture showing the facade of the building, I was folish enough to select this so called "hotel". I wish I had read the tripadvisors reviews at first, which would have spared me the obnoxious experience of spending a night in this horrid place... I have nothing agains the manager to invest... More

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San Francisco
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2010

I was forced to stay in this hotel because of the Basel watch and jewelry fare and was charged the princely sum of 350CHF for a room in what could easily be a rent-by-the hour establishment. It is such a shame because it is in a nice location with an attractive facade. The public areas of the interior were grimey... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2008

I stayed a night at Spalenbrunnen because it was on the inexpensive side of hotels in Basel. That was still more expensive than my luxury room in Venice, but that's Switz. for you! Admittedly when I first came into the hotel, I was a little nervous. There is no "traditional" front desk (like in many cheap hotels, it's an office.)... More

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crowland, lincolnshire, uk
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155 reviews 155 reviews
58 hotel reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2008

This is the kind of hotel I should love. Personally run, middle of town, sensibly priced. So what went wrong? The hotel is in a quiet part of the old town, but it is where the trams go past within inches of the bedrooms, and where the street sweeping trucks congregate throughout the night rather than returning to their depots.... More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2007

The location is very good, just a few steps und you are at the old part of the town with little streets and interesting shops. If your feet are to tired you can use the Tramway, the station is located nearby. There is a nightclub in the Hotel - but don´t worry, the only thing you notice is the advertising... More

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Address: Schuetzenmattstrasse 2, Basel 4051, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel > Vorstädte
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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