The good: Location (well, that is great actually.. can walk almost everywhere central or take one of many tram options). Friendliness of staff. Cleanliness and size of rooms. Good quality beds.
The bad: As others said, there seems to be an issue with heating system. Apparently the thermostat is locked and can't be manually adjusted by the controllers in the room, I found that it was set too high for my preferences for sleep and at some point in the middle of the night had to get up and let the window open, only to a couple hours later -early morning- find out that the street noise was too much as it is between busy crossroads... with closed windows the soundproofing was very good, so it remains to address the thermostats.
The ugly:Breakfast location (top floor) and service/friendliness of staff there again excellent however quality was just OK, could have done better there at small extra cost. The decor not particularly nice (but cleanliness offsets for that).
The pretty:Free juice and t-shirts at the entrance; nice touch.. well done.
Overall a very good choice for Basel and surely in my shortlist when in the city, with some more effort I know they can hit the top..
- Also Known As:
- Spalentor Hotel Basel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Spalentor Basel is a centrally located hotel in Basel Old Town. Renovated in 2012, this friendly city hotel offers extremely spacious, comfortable rooms, with free Wi-Fi, and a generous breakfast buffet. Welcome drinks, fresh fruit, mobility ticket and bicycle hire are all included in the price. The four-star Hotel Spalentor Basel in the centre of Basel is waiting to welcome you with its warm hospitality and impeccable service. You will stay in stylish, modern rooms with a large desk, comfortable rocking chair or sofa, flat-screen TV, DVD player, Smartphone docking station, mini bar and coffee machine.Throughout the day and during the evening, you can relax in the garden or hotel bar. You also have free access to the fitness centre and games room with billiards, darts and table football. A mobility ticket is included in the room rate for the use of buses and trams throughout Basel during your stay. You therefore have quick and easy access to Basel-Mulhouse (BSL) airport, the SBB and Badischer train stations, as well as the exhibition and conference centre. ... more less
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