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Hotel Merian am Rhein

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06/11/2017 06/12/2017
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Syracuse, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While the location is excellent and the staff responsive, the hotel lacks in character, charm, texture. In particular the rooms have as much charm as one would give a patient on an insane asylum. Walls are stark white, the on picture on the wall was slightly larger than size of an A4 document and was gloomy, the physical space place...

1Thank David G
UBF4058, Geschäftsführer at Hotel Merian am Rhein, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comment. What is in our hands, we will change, especially the breakfast. With best regards

Adliswil, Switzerland
Reviewed February 25, 2017

Booked just for one night and paid extra for river view. We used Expedia and got 10% the hotel price!!. Had a 36 square metre room which was nice but very boring in its furniture and layout. The bathroom was very small old fashioned with a very narrow bath and shower above it. The website was very unclear about parking...

1Thank Yas46
Ellen G, Manager at Hotel Merian am Rhein, responded to this review

We thank you for your comment. Especially we have noted that the English text about the parking is not clear. About the age of the hotel, we are working on a complete renovation but taht will take a little bit more time. With our best regards U. Füeg

Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Great view from our nice room over the Rhein to Basel centre, perfect for exploring this lovely city. Very helpful staff. Room warm, which was vital in January, but unable to turn down heat on radiator, so ironically was a little too hot at night! Overall a very enjoyable visit and we hope to return.

2Thank Mark L
Abbots Bromley, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Apart from the stunning views over the river and its central location, this hotel is pricey for what is offered. Rooms are small and are in need of modernisation - just got a feel of a 1980's hotel. Buffet breakfast on offer was OK.

2Thank Ian B
Ellen G, Leiter Front Office at Hotel Merian am Rhein, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comment. We are aware, that certain things are not up to the latest standards and we are working, to make this up with freindliness and efficency. Best regards and whishes

Pompeii, Italy
Reviewed December 15, 2016

The hotel is situated near the centre, just a few metres across the Rhine. The rooms are nice, quiet and comfortable with fridge, tv, free wifi, free coffee nespresso machine, and a beautiful view on the other side of the river, overlooking the bridge and the cathedral. Breakfast is good and abundant and the staff kind and helpful. All hotels...

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Ellen G, Leiter Front Office at Hotel Merian am Rhein, responded to this review

Thank you very much for comment. Wishing you all the best, we remain with our best regards

Boca Chica, Panama
Reviewed November 25, 2016

This hotel is right by the Rhein River. Beautiful setting during the fall! It is a nice antique building, the rooms are comfortable and spacious. My room had a spectacular view of the river and bridge. Just steps away from all the main plaza. If you are looking for a nice, convenient location. This is the place.

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Bengaluru, India
Reviewed November 13, 2016

Had just a night and day to spend here...very convenient location and accessible to trams ,shopping and museums...got to do more than I thought ....walk by the river and meet friendly local people or hire a cycle and drive around .very helpful staff

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Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

The location here is fantastic and if you can afford the higher priced river view, then do it. Fantastic, especially in the summer. The rooms are 3 star quality and in need of a refurb. Annoyingly there are no electric sockets near the bedside counter. The breakfast is really overpriced, so I went to the dunkin donuts up the road...

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Reviewed October 20, 2016

The hotel is generally nice enough. It is in a great location, it's clean, rooms are big, view is nice, breakfast is decent, wifi strong and fast. Shame about the bed bugs. My partner found a bed bug biting her during the night and killed it. It was absolutely clear that it was a bed bug as it perfectly matched...

2Thank Levi B
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed October 19, 2016

My Mother and I recently stayed at Hotel Merian for 2 nights after a 7 day Viking River cruise which disembarked in Basel. The hotel is situated in a wonderful location with a beautiful view of the Rhine River, it is such a shame for such a beautiful location and appearance on the outside. Upon our arrival, the staff was...

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Additional Information about Hotel Merian am Rhein

Address: Rheingasse 2, Basel 4058, Switzerland (Formerly BEST WESTERN Merian Am Rhein)
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel > Altstadt
Price Range: $127 - $286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Merian am Rhein 4*
Number of rooms: 63
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Also Known As:
Best Western Merian Am Rhein Hotel Basel
Best Western Basel
Basel Best Western
Best Western Hotel Basel
Hotel Style:
#17 Luxury Hotel in Basel
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“Rooms with balcony on the riverside”
mayamaya2013, Dec 15, 2016 | Read review
“T.e floors with views might be a little noisy during the day due to all the action down by the river,”
MelissaQ7, Nov 25, 2016 | Read review
“Very noisy outside due to cafes on the corner”
lynnt599, Oct 19, 2016 | Read review
“Get a room with a view!”
149JohnD, Oct 15, 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are worth it”
163n9876, Sep 9, 2016 | Read review
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