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Hotel Brasserie au Violon

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Im Lohnhof 4, Basel CH 4051, Switzerland (Altstadt)
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Hotel Brasserie au Violon
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New Delhi, India
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I had gone to Basel to attend a meeting and was referred to this special hotel by the host institution. It is a perfectly located hotel, at the heart of the city centre, with beautiful views and a delightful French restaurant. The staff is super helpful. I asked a lot of questions and they never hesitated to answer. Speak perfect... More

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80 reviews 80 reviews
24 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Au Violon is a former police station, so most of the rooms are pairs of prison cells that have been joined together. The solid construction means that the rooms are very quiet. You look out onto a quiet courtyard, which is pleasant. The breakfast room has a good view across Basel. Breakfast is good with a wide range of bread,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

Conveniently located on the edge of the old city, this characterful and quirky establishment has much to recommend. Helpful multi-lingual staff, pleasant clean spacious rooms, continental breakfast with delicious pastries. Didn't try the brasserie although locals recommended its fare. Would definitely stay there again.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Prison cells in the middle of Basel old town. A very memorable experience in a very rich in history Kloster, with many parts that can be explored and enjoyed. Comfortable and reasonable priced rooms, nice service and excellent breakfast.

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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97 reviews 97 reviews
13 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We enjoyed staying at au Violon and liked Basel very much. While you need to switch trams once if coming from the train station, the system is so well organized it is not a big deal (assuming you do not have too much luggage) and the tram stop is very close to the entrance to the property. (Note: If you... More

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Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

The rooms of this hotel are very hot in the summer and not very spacy. The price does not match what is provided. We certainly expected more story telling, but it is nothing but a very oredenary hotel at a high price.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We stopped off in Basel on our way home from holiday in Switzerland, and were delighted with the au Violon. The rooms are simple, but very clean and atmospheric, and the setting is very quite despite being only a few steps away from Barfusserplatz. Great selection of fresh breads at breakfast. We did not try the restaurant, but it looked... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

This place was a prison years ago and the cells have been converted into hotel rooms. Rooms have operable windows for fresh air. Bath and storage are sufficient. Breakfast is included and quite pleasant. The hotel is actually entered from two areas. One is the courtyard of the music museum/ church. The other in entered thru an elevator using a... More

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Basel, Switzerland
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

It's a real aventure for little money. In the center of town but very quiet. There are no extra's but this is the real prison feeing. Even the key is very special. Restaurant is very nice and in summer there is a nice garden with big trees to sit under.

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The Netherlands
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is an interesting place! It is a former police station and someone had reserved a room for me in the former cell complex. Two cells were made into one small room with a limited view on a courtyard. There was neither phone nor TV, so it felt a bit isolated. Very clean, impeccable service at reception.The breakfast is fine,... More

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Address: Im Lohnhof 4, Basel CH 4051, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel > Altstadt
Number of rooms: 30
Also Known As:
Brasserie Au Violon Basel
Brasserie Au Violon Hotel

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