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“One step away from the train station” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel St. Gotthard Basel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Centralbahnstrasse 13 - 15, Basel 4002, Switzerland (Altstadt)   |  
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Ranked #3 of 49 Hotels in Basel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Geneva
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“One step away from the train station”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

Stayed there in February, the staff is great and very helpful, they speak French, English and German.
The rooms are really clean and spacious with a mini-bar, TV and Wi-Fi.
A buffet is given for breakfast with eggs, cooked meats, fresh fruits, toasts, jam and drinks (orange juice, coffee, tea, hot chocolate).
Train Station is just in front of the hotel as well as the public transport. It's still pretty easy to walk around town from the hotel.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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gotthard4002, Manager at Hotel St. Gotthard Basel, responded to this review, April 24, 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you so much for your very kind and positiv review, which helps us better understand the needs and concerns of our customers.
We hope to have another chance to welcome you at our hotel!
Warm regards from Basel
Your Hotel St. Gotthard Basel Team
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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koh chang
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3 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

It's not pure advertisement but the reality. Very nicely decorated rooms and great breakfast. Most important for me we had real coffee and not brown water. So I was immediately in good mood and didn't have to run to the first coffee shop around.
As you leave the hotel you receive Swiss chocolate which makes you even forget the bill.
Will surely go back.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

My second visit to Basel and third stay at this Hilton.

My first review as the last visit was before I joined Trip Advisor.

Very convenient location can be seen from the main railway station, once you look the right way…..

The price is reasonable for Switzerland but our currency has lost a third of its value against the Swiss Franc since I was last there

We were warmly welcomed. I had a small single room with a queen sized bed. The room numbers are slightly confusing as perhaps there are 2 buildings. Unlike 99.9% of hotels your floor number may not tally with the first number of your room number.

Didn’t eat in the hotels and there is no formal bar although they can serve you drinks. The minibar is complimentary, mainly soft drinks although 2 bottle of beer I remember.

Receptions staff helped with wireless access issue and provided us with our free transit card.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sackets Harbor, New York
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

Stayed here in November when visiting Basel during their Autumn festival, which if you haven't been is a great time, with good food, games and a great atmosphere. The hotel is very conviently located right across from the train station, which is still a pretty easy walk (10-15 mins.) from the downtown. The breakfast is fantastic, and the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful my wife and I really enjoyed it there. On top of all of this the minibar drinks and snacks in our room were FREE! I've traveled all over Europe and never experienced this before, which is great because Switzerland tends to be quite expensive. I would certainly stay here again if I return to Basel, great hotel!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Morbio Inferiore, Switzerland
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

The hotel is very closed to the central station and to tram connections. The rooms are confortable, quiet and well equipped. The staff is nice and helpful. The rich breakfast is served in a charming hall.

Room Tip: Every room is quiet.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

We spent one night at the Hotel St. Gotthard in October, while on our way to a hiking trip in Alsace. This hotel is walking steps from the train station, yet so filled with charm and personality, you would almost think you are in the country.

The rooms are small but very nicely decorated. There are some very interesting public spaces with an art collection established during the owners' various travels. The desk staff are extremely helpful.

Finally, the elaborately decorated breakfast room must not be missed. There is an excellent buffet that covers every possible taste. I will definitely stay in this hotel when I return to Basel.

Room Tip: A lot of the formal restaurants in Basel are extremely over-priced. Shop around for smaller, ethnic...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011

Beautiful, clean, bright, friendly small hotel right opposite the station, perfect for anyone travelling by train. My room was on the street side but was quiet nevertheless. Sadly I had to leave early in the morning, but an excellent breakfast (included in the rate) was brought to the room at no extra cost, dead on time. The room was very well equipped and I'd have been delighted with the free wifi had I needed it on that occasion. I was given a free pass for public transport in the city (the trams are well worth a try). The hotel's invitation "Come as a guest, leave as a friend" was no exaggeration - I for one definitely want to go back there.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel St. Gotthard Basel

Address: Centralbahnstrasse 13 - 15, Basel 4002, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel > Altstadt
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Basel
#2 Business Hotel in Basel
#3 Luxury Hotel in Basel
#3 Romantic Hotel in Basel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel St. Gotthard Basel 4*
Number of rooms: 86
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The elegantly furnished 86 rooms not only provide for a restful and enjoyable stay to the guests of the Hotel St. Gotthard Basel. Especially businessmen, congressional and fair visitors can use their hotel room in order to work thanks to the comfortable furniture and the modern technological infrastructure. Delicately used art deco ornamental elements, warm colours and selected pictures of known artists contribute to the interior of the hotel in which one feels simply well at first sight. The in the Belle Epoque style developed banqueting room not only serves as a breakfast room, it reveals itself as a unique jewel for special receptions, company and family events or gatherings. ... more   less 
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