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Hotel Merian am Rhein

Rheingasse 2, Basel CH-4005, Switzerland (Formerly BEST WESTERN Merian Am Rhein)
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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114 reviews
104 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 nights in June. We arrived about midnight after many flight delays getting from London to Basel and were given a nice room with a great view over the river. The location is excellent with the old city just over the bridge and good public transport by tram and bus. With the river in flood and... More 

Thank NZGrant
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good side: 1. hotel location is just beside the Rhein river. 2. breakfast restaurant waitress was very kind Poor side: 1. No Air-Conditioning in room, very Hot during summer (we were here in July). 2. in room air-ventilator was making big noise, probably due to old age of facility. We have no choice but turned it off. 3. Quite noisy... More 

Thank YABFamily
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11 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Hotel was quite ok, Big roms good beds. A bit Walk from the centre but thats ok. We didn't eat breakfast there, ate at a cafe in the city centre. Had a room next to the road outside so IT was A bit noisy but not too much. The reception area was not the biggest and best and the... More 

Thank John Atle H
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Hi Been here for a conference. The location is great- a nice 10 min. walk from the conference center (messe ) and the old city. The room was nice and clean. The staff of average helpfulness (requested I get downstairs after just having checked in to get the wifi access details- could have been nice to have this sent up... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

An average hotel made better by its situation on the bank of the river Rhine. Smallish room with rather weak shower. Breakfast a bit disappointing. Lovely decking bar area overlooking the river with views of the bridges and the Minster. Ideally placed for walks into the old town. Plenty of eateries and bars nearby. About 15 minutes walk from the... More 

Thank Ken M
Mississauga, Canada
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Right on the Rhine. Close to the old town and the trams. Free tram rides for full duration. Really comfy bed. No AC but fan in the room. Check in was a breeze. Restaurants and bars all around. It made a great stepping off point for sightseeing. Quick response to room requests.

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Le Landeron, Switzerland
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37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

This hotel was perfectly suited to our needs. Close to public transport, close to the old town and next to the river. The rooms are well equipped, my only critic would be the hairdryer - you have a sore arm by the time it dries your hair!! Breakfast was a little disappointing - it certainly does not have the wow... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

The hotel was a 12-15 minute walk from the German train station, right on the Rhein. Superb views - right by the bridge over the river; very helpful and attentive staff and a comfortable room. Free transit passes were nice to have, especially heading back to the train station. We found the hotel to be clean and comfortable; the restaurant... More 

Thank biblioverken
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

We came to Basel a couple days early before embarking on a Rhine River cruise. We could not have made a better choice than the Merian. The location is superb, overlooking the bridge to the old city and by the bus/tram line (free tickets at desk). The memory foam beds are superb! The rooms, though small, are well equipped with... More 

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>Thank you very much for your choice and pleasant comments - we wish you a happy journey and safe return More 

Thessaloniki, Greece
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

The view from the hotel is the best thing that happened in this hotel and it is the only reason to accept the hotel's expensive rates. Apart from that, a lot of disadvantages made us doubt the 4stars rating... The hotel did not have an air condition, making it really difficult to sleep in an August night. Staff was not... More 

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

Address: Rheingasse 2, Basel CH-4005, Switzerland (Formerly BEST WESTERN Merian Am Rhein)
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel > Altstadt
Price Range: $142 - $249 (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
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#16 Luxury Hotel in Basel
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