If you have to stay near the train station then I suppose this is an okay place, but just okay. This was our 3rd stop of 5 in Europe and the most disappointing hotel of all. We were only there for one night for a quick afternoon business meeting. We arrived rather late at night, but even so, I really questioned if the front desk clerk had ever been inside one of the hotel rooms. The room was very small and only came with one towel - literally. We had to ask him for a 2nd towel. He seemed unclear how to go about this task and ultimately took one from a vacant adjoining room. The room was rather warm and we asked about air-conditioning. He looked all around the room for the thermostat and then announced he wasn't sure if this room had AC. Oh, then he spotted a vent in the ceiling and said yes, it did have AC but when he looked around a 2nd time and couldn't find a control, he announced it indeed did not have AC. Weird to say the least. This room was the equivalent of $250/nt. for the 2 of us. There was a slight problem with the rate from when we checked out to when we originally made the reservation. We got some line about this being Europe and it's not exactly like it is in the US. Thanks for that. We lived in Italy for 2 years and trust me, I know ALL about Europe not being like the US. I felt like the front staff just sort of made it up as they went. This high rate didn't even include breakfast - that was another $18/pp. So I can't comment on the quality/quantity of breakfast. Lobby was extremely small and difficult to manuveur around with very many people and luggage. No Wi-Fi and didn't see a business center. To do over again, I would probably check out the Hilton Basel hotel that was across the street.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy the charming and personal atmosphere in ourmodern, centrally-located Boutique-Hotel - only a few steps away from the main railway station (SBB) and airport-shuttle. Shopping centre, exhibition square and cultural attractions are only a few steps away - free Free ticket for tram and bus for hotel guests ! All rooms are soundproofed and state-of-the-art (highspeed WiFi, sat-TV, kettle to make tea and coffee). Petit Salon with business corner. Magnificient view across Basel in the breakfast room at the 8th floor - the perfect start to the day ! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Swiss q Metropol Basel