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Hotel Helvetia

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Enjoyed my stay at this hotel. Location in a side street just opposite the main train station of Basle, and just round the corner from a tram terminal containing several lines. The plane took off from Manchester Airport at 6:30pm, and was checking in at this hotel two hours later. Checking in was okay, slightly delayed because the receptionist was... More 

Thank Sellonfudr
Haifa, Israel
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

the attractive feature of this hotel is without any doubt its location: just in front of the Basel train station and in particular the bus stop of the bus which brings to the airport. Unfortunately the owner takes advantage of this strategical location to post prices which are excessive for this small 3 stars hotel which looks like a 2... More 

Thank Ami C
Herzlia, Israel
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The hotel is conveniently located near the main railway station. The room was nice , although it was very hot during our stay. The hotel supplied a ventilator but it was not enough. The noise from outside (music from a nearby place and traffic from the adjacent busy street) did not allow opening the windows. The hotel owner was very... More 

1 Thank Nimrod R
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Hotel Helvetia is a small hotel conveniently located only a 2 minute walk from the SBB Station in central Basel and the bus station from where you can travel all over the city. The Hotel is clean and comfortable; it has a lift and the bedrooms, with ensuite facilities, are perfect for a short stay in a big city. The... More 

Thank Suken42
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The hotel was lovely, I was very pleased when I arrived. When we checked in we received a map which was explained to us and the hotel highlighted on the map, free travel passes around the city and information we required. The room was comfy and clean. Excellent location across the road from the train station, next 2 two Italian... More 

Thank lauraIreland89
Bucharest, Romania
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28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I came with reserved expectations and if you take the hotel out of the context you would say it is very expensive (for the same money you can have a room in a 5* hotel in Bangkok). But given the limited supply of hotels and high demand in Basel (especially during specific events) I think it is good value for... More 

1 Thank Travelallover2013
Dublin, Ireland
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20 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Nice hotel, clean, friendly staff. Refreshing breakfast. Reasonable price (for Switzerland). Excellent location right next to Basel Railway Station, short bus ride to/from airport. They gave me a free travel card (Bus/Tram) for Basel for the duration of my stay! Very useful! BUT: Asked for room with wifi, was told all rooms have wifi. But in my room (4th floor)... More 

1 Thank OneofmanyMikes
Thessaloniki, Greece
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Pros: Great location near railway station (swiss and french part), tram stops,airport bus(n50) and eateries - pizzerias and Burger king nearby.No noise from trams , good wi-fi signal on the second floor.We asked for an early check-in and the room was ready at 12.30.Fair price for Switzerland (100 euros/night with continental breakfast for a twin room).Nothing spectacular but a clean... More 

1 Thank lianaharala
Victor Harbor, Australia
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27 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Picked this one to be close to train station just a few minutes walk, room was adequate for what we needed, staff were very pleasant and breakfast was lovely, bit of a walk we found, to get to the old part of the city but very easy and close to the buses that can get you there. would definitely recommend... More 

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Portland OR
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83 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

This hotel is on a side street just opposite the train station, but you need to start looking for their sign as soon as you exit the station. If you miss the sign, you will get into the organized chaos of the street cars and pedestrians and cars all trying to get through the area. This is a typical old-style... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Cuisines: French
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  • Free Internet
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Additional Information about Hotel Helvetia

Address: Kuchengasse 13, Basel 4051, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel > St. Alban
Price Range: $126 - $194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Helvetia 3*
Number of rooms: 39
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