I stayed at the Hotel Basilea for two nights with my family. I was a bit apprehensive after reading some of the reviews and so pleasantly surprised when we arrived at the hotel after a short (5 minute) walk from the train station. The woman at the front desk was quite pleasant and we were able to go immediately to our room even though it was probably around 10:30 in the morning. That was a treat.
Our room was a triple and, while not huge, was certainly large enough for the three of us. The third bed was in a small alcove off the main room. The bathroom was small but clean and adequate for the amount of time we spent there. The breakfast in the morning was delicious. A nice assortment of bread, rolls, croissants, yogurt, fresh fruit and cereal. There was free wifi which seemed to work well for us.
Several reviews placed this hotel in the red-light district. If it was the red-light district it's the nicest one I've ever encountered. In all fairness, we didn't stay out that late so maybe we missed all the action. I believe there was one "adult" store on the street (it was quite discreet) but there were also three used book stores and a public library (as well as the main branch of the Zurich Library at the end of the street) so I would have no hesitation in staying at this hotel with younger children. It was well-located within easy walking distance of the old town, river and lake. There are also a couple of tram lines that ran very near as well as the funicular which was a fun ride to get a skyline view of Zurich.
Overall I thought the Hotel Basilea offered good value for a Zurich hotel and I would recommend it and stay there again.
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- Also Known As:
- Basilea Hotel zürich
- Hotel Basilea Zurich