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East-West Hotel Basel

Rheingasse 8, Basel 4058, Switzerland (Formerly Hotel Hecht Am Rhein)
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Brighton, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An good, central location right on the banks of the Rhine and a short walk to many of the major attractions. Refurbished to a high standard with comfortable and spacious rooms. However, the lack of aircon in warm weather will be a big downside for some people. In a pedestrian zone with no garage parking so have to park in... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely hotel by the Rhine, close to transport links (tram 8 to Bahnhoff SBB) bit noisy due to the Euro16 and the riverside bar under the room, htel is aware and will provide ear plugs. Great for walks to the old town and along the river to Dreiländereck, border of 3 countries. Evening meal was delicious but quite expensive (... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Prices are high in Switzerland, but we were lucky too find the East West hotel. Beautifully renovated rooms in a vintage building with gorgeous views of the Rhine. A short tram ride from the railway station takes you almost to the door of the hotel. No air-con, but with the windows open and with the fan going the room was... More 

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Rockhampton, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel was terrible! I have no idea how this place is rated well on trip advisor?? There is no aircon in the rooms just a pedestal fan, which may not be so bad in winter but if your going in summer and the temps are 36• like we experienced then it's a very uncomfortable stay an almost impossible sleep!... More 

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Thank Jolene S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good little boutique hotel with modern rooms. In a good location overlooking the Rhine and just across the river (and adjacent bridge) from the old town of Basel. Very comfortable hotel, recommend for those on a city break. I am not sure it has all the services for a business traveller but fine for a comfortable and simple stay.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The room had wood floors; shower and toilet was divided from the room with a glass screen. There was a curtain across the glass which you could pull across so you don't need to look at the toilet or shower from the bedroom. There was no wardrobe so not ideal if you are staying long I had a room overlooking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Walked up along The Rhine and stopped by for lunch on one of the benches outside. Service was quick and efficient and the food was very tasty. The shrimp burger was really good with exceptional chips!! My wife had a good salad and thoroughly enjoyed watching the world go by Will definitely stop by here again.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Having booked a client meeting in the City, it dawned upon me - whilst looking for a hotel, that my trip coincided with the Europa League final. The East-West was one of only a handful of hotels with availability so I booked. Expecting a slight up-lift in price for a room in a city which was pretty much full, I... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Had a lovely time at the biergarten of this hotel. Strongly recommend, although cuisine is somewhat limited and they allow smoking (which can be really pungent). But the view is worth it - right by the bridge from old town.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

This a modern hotel set in a traditional building and it works well. All very Swiss, clean and efficient with a touch of Ikea. I liked it. Breakfast was good and plentiful. The location on the river bank is very good, I enjoyed my stay.

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Opened in June 2015 after extensive renovations, the East-West Riverside Hotel is located right on the Rhine River in the lively centre of Basel, just a short walk across the bridge from the Old Town. Various bars and clubs can be found in the immediate vicinity. ... more   less 

Additional Information about East-West Hotel Basel

Address: Rheingasse 8, Basel 4058, Switzerland (Formerly Hotel Hecht Am Rhein)
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel > Altstadt
Price Range: $125 - $255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — East-West Hotel Basel 3*
Number of rooms: 44
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