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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

super huge room not far from main street. Very reasonable prices. At night, however, there seems to be call girls standing by the small alleys looking for customers. The room was big and clean, with comfy bed and hot shower.

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Thank Ouu T
Julia F, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Hotel Balade, responded to this review

Dear Ouu T, Thank you very much for writing us such a nice comment. We are open to any kind of feedback and appreciate your inputs very much. We are happy to hear that we could convince you of our good value. We can not hide the fact, that in the steet behind the hotel, is the tolerance zone of... More 

Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

At the Hotel Balade we stayed in their apartment style accommodation. Very nice size, all facilities, kitchen, extra large shower, umbrella's, and very helpful, accommodating staff. I was a little worried about the neighbourhood after reading some reviews. There are no issues, Balade is in an excellent location, very central. As far as the one street with the ladies, the... More 

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Thank Mike B
Julia F, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hotel Balade, responded to this review

Dear Mike Thank you for having taken the time to rate us. We are very happy that you have passed an enjoyable stay at our apartments and that you especially liked the location and our staff. It will be a pleasure for us to forward your positive feedback to our teammembers. Thank you also for pronouncing that the nearby red-light... More 

Perth, Australia
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159 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

We read lots of reviews about the hotel being in the middle of the red light district which indeed it is, however, it is not in your face and really not an issue. The hotel has excellent facilities, nice staff, great wifi and it is close to everything. Basel is quite expensive yet the price here was quite reasonable. Why... More 

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Thank Mark S
Julia F, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hotel Balade, responded to this review

Dear Mark S Thank you for having taken the time to rate us here on TripAdvisor and thank you very much indeed for your kind feedback. It makes us very happy to read that you have passed an enjoyable stay at a reasonable price at our hotel and that the nearness to the redlight district did not bother you at... More 

Brussels, Belgium
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Very good location close to the historical center, comfortable rooms cleaned daily, extremely friendly and helpful receptionists. I was impressed by all of the staff within the hotel, and I will definitely choose this hotel when I come to Basel again.

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Thank Michal_K_SVK
Julia F, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hotel Balade, responded to this review

Dear Michal_K_SVK Thank you very much for having taken the time to rate us here on Tripadvisor. It makes us very happy to read that we could convince you with our location and our services. We look forward to welcome you again. Sincere regards from Basel Your team of Hotel Balade More 

Kirkland, Washington
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

We enjoyed our stay one night stay in Hotel Balade. We were in Basel to start a Rhine cruise. It has the look and feel of an affordable small "boutique" hotel that you might find in a large US city. It's not "fancy" but has a remodeled modern look. We had an excellent buffet breakfast the next morning. Is it... More 

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Thank Steve G
Julia F, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hotel Balade, responded to this review

Dear Steve G Thank you for having taken the time to rate us here on Tripadvisor and to put down your impressions about your stay at the Hotel Balade. It makes us happy to read that you enjoyed your time here. However, you are completely right, that our hotel is very close to the red light district but as you... More 

London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

The hotel is a nice offering if you are looking for a budget hotel with a decent design and service. I was invited by the adjacent university hence I had no other choice. What is important to mention is that the hotel is situated directly in the small red-light district that Basel offers. The ladies can be quite explicit in... More 

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welcomehotelsCH, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hotel Balade, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you very much for your honest feedback. Unfortunately we cannot change our location, but luckily the red light district begins behind the hotel. During the day it is quite and usually you don’t realize it. Besides, the majority of our guests appreciates our central location close to shopping facilities, bars and restaurants. However, we do hope you... More 

Ascot, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

I visited Hotel Balade for one night with my mum & sister and had a wonderful stay. We had an apartment with two twin beds & a sofa bed. It was extremely clean and spacious, comfy beds, excellent kitchen facilities & for a longer stay, you could have saved money by self-catering as there was everything that you would need.... More 

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welcomehotelsCH, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hotel Balade, responded to this review

Dear guest, I can’t begin to tell you how happy it made me to read about your experience at our hotel. The team here strives to make each guest experience as close to perfect as humanly possible. When we accomplish that goal we’ve done our job. I am so honored that you choose the Hotel Balade while you were in... More 

Virginia
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112 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I stayed at the Balade for a week when I was in Basel for business. The hotel is a very nice property -- clean and modern, with an excellent staff and a very nice breakfast bar. It is very conveniently located in the heart of Basel -- a block from several of the main tram lines, an easy two block... More 

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welcomehotelsCH, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hotel Balade, responded to this review

Dear guest, we thank you so much for the time you have taken to rate us. We are so happy to hear that you could enjoy your stay at Basel. It would be a pleasure to welcome you soon again! Best regards, your Hotel Balade Team. More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I was for a football game whit friends on 2014,verry good place,nice room and modern,was a triple room but very large!! GOOD position in the city,verry cheap. Good staff to the reception and verry helpful!!

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welcomehotelsCH, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hotel Balade, responded to this review

Dear guest, we thank you so much for the time you have taken to rate us. It is absolutely great to hear that you could benefit from our services. We look forward to welcome you again! Best regards, your Hotel Balade Team. More 

Milano
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23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Very nice hotel close to Reno and the center of Basel .. I stayed just two days but they were enough for me to understand how "balade's crew" is : so polite, so kind (specially the blonde girl that I met during my breakfast ) the room and the bathroom were very cleaned up .. Thanks so much, see u... More 

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Thank Federico F
welcomehotelsCH, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hotel Balade, responded to this review

Dear guest, we thank you so much for the time you have taken to rate us. It is absolutely great that you had such a wonderful stay here at Basel. We will surely forward your compliments! It would be a pleasure to welcome you soon again! Best regards, your Hotel Balade Team. More 

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Only a 3 minute walk from the center of Basel, this hotel offers rooms with private bathrooms with safes, cable TV, free Wi-Fi internet and hairdryers. The conference Centre is a 10-minute walk from Hotel Balade.Basel's Train Station and the EuroAirport are easily accessible via public transportation. The reservation confirmation is valid for the use of public transport (2nd class) from EuroAirport or from the Basel rail stations (zones 10 and 13/EuroAirport) to the hotel on the day of arrival (2.)(V)(Spez). The riverbank of the Rhine and the tram station Rheingasse are a 2-minute walk away. Numerous stores, restaurants as well as many nightclubs and lively bars are located in the Kleinbasel historic quarter.Balade Hotel's bar is an inviting place to relax and sip your favorite drink in the evening. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Balade

Address: Klingental 8, Basel 4058, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel
Price Range: $116 - $210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Balade 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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