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Hotel Helvetia

Kuchengasse 13, Basel 4051, Switzerland (St. Alban)
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Ranked #34 of 47 hotels in Basel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bucharest, Romania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I came with reserved expectations and if you take the hotel out of the context you would say it is very expensive (for the same money you can have a room in a 5* hotel in Bangkok). But given the limited supply of hotels and high demand in Basel (especially during specific events) I think it is good value for... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Nice hotel, clean, friendly staff. Refreshing breakfast. Reasonable price (for Switzerland). Excellent location right next to Basel Railway Station, short bus ride to/from airport. They gave me a free travel card (Bus/Tram) for Basel for the duration of my stay! Very useful! BUT: Asked for room with wifi, was told all rooms have wifi. But in my room (4th floor)... More

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Pros: Great location near railway station (swiss and french part), tram stops,airport bus(n50) and eateries - pizzerias and Burger king nearby.No noise from trams , good wi-fi signal on the second floor.We asked for an early check-in and the room was ready at 12.30.Fair price for Switzerland (100 euros/night with continental breakfast for a twin room).Nothing spectacular but a clean... More

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Victor Harbor, Australia
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14 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Picked this one to be close to train station just a few minutes walk, room was adequate for what we needed, staff were very pleasant and breakfast was lovely, bit of a walk we found, to get to the old part of the city but very easy and close to the buses that can get you there. would definitely recommend... More

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Portland OR
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

This hotel is on a side street just opposite the train station, but you need to start looking for their sign as soon as you exit the station. If you miss the sign, you will get into the organized chaos of the street cars and pedestrians and cars all trying to get through the area. This is a typical old-style... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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262 reviews 262 reviews
89 hotel reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

Virtually opposite the station, so easy to reach by public transport. As well as the trains, there are trams and buses outside the station, including a bus direct to the airport. The hotel is down a side street, which makes it quite quiet. Easy check in, and given a free ticket for public transport in the Basel area. Good sized... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011

Our stay in Helvetia Hotel of Basel was very nice. The services are great and the employees always smiling and ready to help. It's clean and the breakfast is very tasty. The hotel is very near to the railway station, but it's placed on a quiet street. You can get anywhere from there really easy. Not far from the airport.... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
44 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011 via mobile

This hotel was an ideal location just next to the train station and bus to the airport. We were only staying here for one night on a stop over after getting train from zurich and flight to alicante the next morning. The staff were nice and pleasant. This is just a small hotel and we had booked a triple room.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

Great location, but unfortunately very noisy from thje street in front of the Hotel, we were there on a friday and saturday night and it was extremely noisy all night, for the price this Hotel is not good value, breakfast was okay, no problem with front reception, was very helpful with bag storage and directions, etc.

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San Francisco
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2010

Terrible guy at frondesk at arrival, not frindy and polite at all. Terrible rooms, no renovation or mending has been conducted since 50 years, extremly noisy, not possible to close windows properly, carpet a shame for a country with such a reputation, cleanliness in general can be better, no working internet connection was available. By no means 3 star standart... More

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Address: Kuchengasse 13, Basel 4051, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel > St. Alban
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