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Hotel Balade

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Klingental 8, Basel 4058, Switzerland
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mississauga
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at the Hotel Balade on a national holiday so lots of services were closed. However, the Hotel was a great place to stay. It was clean, efficient, close to all the attractions in Basel, Switzerland and utilitarian modern. The beds were comfy, rooms were clean, lots of hot water. Interesting lighting in the walls. Yes, in the red... More

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welcomehotelsCH, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hotel Balade, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are very delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. By telling us what you liked about your stay, you are helping us deliver a superior experienece for you and other guests in the futute. We hope you'll come back and see us again soon. If we can be of assistence in the future, please... More

Berlin, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

stayed here for 3 nights as we filmed in Basel. Great hotel, room was perfect. The area outside may not be something for families, but it is not bothering anybody with serious means. very friendly staff, great bar, nice business guests in the hotel. silent rooms. and a totally awesome bathroom.

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welcomehotelsCH, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hotel Balade, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you! Thank you for your visit, your great rating and your kind feedback. It's nice to hear you've really enjoyed your stay at the Hotel Balade. See you soon again?Hopefully! Kind regards, Your Balade Team More

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

great little design hotel, just a block from fairgrounds and wonderful rhine river promenade! but also next to the red light district (loud) with screaming at times. despite the location, the value for money is high and the staff is VERY friendly and competent! we always come back.

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welcomehotelsCH, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hotel Balade, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We'd like to say thank you for your feedback and your rating-we really appreciate it! Especially your comment "we always come back " is wonderful - we're looking forward to welcoming you soon again! Sunny regards from Basel, Your Balade Team More

York, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The hotel itself is clean and modern. Staff very friendly. Noise from the street outside from midnight to 0500 Sunday morning. The area contains a number of bars and dubious nightclubs. Women standing on street corners from 7pm Saturday evening. Pity as on the face of it the area looks nice but would definitely not go back. Hardly slept at... More

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welcomehotelsCH, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hotel Balade, responded to this review

Dear Roger, First of all we would like to thank you very much for the time taken to write down your impressions regarding our hotel. It is vitally important to us receiving honest feedback from our guests. Therefore, we are sorry to hear that we did not meet all your expectations and the surrounding of the hotel caused some trouble.... More

High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Nice hotel, friendly staff but my room at the front over-looked a rather dubious area. Lots of women hanging around the street corners and a busy nightclub with heavy traffic until 6:00am. Shouting, talking, doors banging ensured I got no sleep at all.

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welcomehotelsCH, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hotel Balade, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review.m Nice to hear that you liked our hotel, but the surrounding caused some trouble. The Hotel Balade is situated in a lively area in the middle of the city that might bring some noises with it. We apologizie for the mentioned trouble. It would be a pleasure to welcoming you again at our... More

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Very good hotel, only 5 minutes walk form the middle bridge, so very central. Clean room, good sound insulation, comfortable bed and the free WiFi worked well. Good breakfast with a selection of breads, cheeses, yoghurt and cereals. I would thoroughly recommend this as a great base to tour Basel although I was on a business trip.

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welcomehotelsCH, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hotel Balade, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review and your rating. We appreciate your recommendation and we are pleased to hear that you liked our place. See you soon again when you drop by Basel, it's our pleasure! Kind regards, Your Balade Team More

Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This hotel is moments away from the Tattoo, the river and the bridge across to the old city. The rooms are lovely, with spacious bathrooms, tv, fridge, etc. The staff though are simply the friendliest, most helpful you could ever wish for! Food is excellent here with a hearty breakfast and good coffee setting us all up for the day.... More

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welcomehotelsCH, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hotel Balade, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your review! What con I say, your last sentence of your feedback makes us happy. Soo see you soon again at our palce. You Balade Team More

London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

I stayed for two nights in this hotel and must say i really cannot fault it, very clean room very spacious room whole hotel very clean, every member of staff i came across very friendly and helpful, a lot of 4 star hotels and even the odd 5 star would not match this place in my opinion. The hotel is... More

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welcomehotelsCH, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hotel Balade, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your lovely words and we are very happy if you are! Thanks for the kudos and the tipps and hints about the are, indeed it is a lively place and area, but as you mentioned above, it is safe and also the ladies are polite. The best thing is when you are located... More

Crawley, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Staff very friendly and very, very helpful. Excellent communication prior and after the stay. Interior decorations may have been better designed, shower area also needs some attention as the water goes out on the floor under the curtains. Breakfast was adequate.Plug adapters free ( to borrow) from reception as well as city maps, bus and tram passes.

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welcomehotelsCH, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hotel Balade, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your feedback and your nice words. Regarding the shower story, we wil improve a new solution briefly, since this is not a great convenience at the moment. See you soon again, it's our pleasure! More

Gosport, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
30 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

Rooms were groovy. Tastefully decorated to give a modern vibe. area was in the red light district but dont bother then and they dont bother you... 3 mins walk from tram. Rooms are good size and clean. staff are mixed some relly great but the odd one a bit robotic. Recommen this hotel

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welcomehotelsCH, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hotel Balade, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for you lovely comment about your last stay with us! Thanks for the recommendation, we appriciate it! See you soon. More

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Address: Klingental 8, Basel 4058, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Balade 3*
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Only a 3 minute walk from the center of Basel, this hotel offers rooms with private bathrooms with safes, cable TV and hairdryers. The conference Centre is a 10-minute walk from Hotel Balade.Basel's Train Station and the EuroAirport are easily accessible via public transportation. A free of charge Mobility Card for the public transportation is provided.The riverbank of the Rhine and the tram station Rheingasse are a 2-minute walk away. Numerous stores, restaurants as well as nightclubs and lively bars are located in the Kleinbasel historic quarter.Balade Hotel's bar is an inviting place to relax and sip your favorite drink in the evening. ... more   less 
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