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“Simple hotel. Perfectly adequate”
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ibis Basel Bahnhof
Ranked #18 of 51 Hotels in Basel
Certificate of Excellence
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39 reviews
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“Simple hotel. Perfectly adequate”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights with family while visiting for a memorial service in Hochwald. The hotel,was clean and someone said it had recently been refurbished. It was perfectly located for basle SBB station. Literally a ten minute walk (although there is a tram that stops right outside if you are not able to walk ( no. 2 from the station)
You can easily walk to the centre of Basle from this hotel in about 15 minutes where you will find the shops, bars and restaurants. ( or again you can catch tram 16 from right outside). There are trams everywhere and it's an amazing transport system. We were given the mobility card from the hotel on arrival which allows you travel for free on the trams and buses etc for length of yr stay. Brilliant! we even used it to get from the airport and back again. So quick and efficient. Taxis are very very expensive so avoid unless you have to. we had to use a taxi for last part of our journey to Hochwald and it was literally a few miles up a mountain. It was almost 40 CHF and the return was the same! So 80CHF for a 6 mile journey.
We didn't have breakfast in the hotel although relatives did and said it was nice. Although to be honest no one checked you had paid for this and you could just walk in and grab a coffee! There is a little snack bar available for beer and coffees etc all day which was nice

In summary a simple hotel, clean, modern and quite sufficient for somewhere to lay yr head if that's all,you need. We would use this hotel again if we ever had the need to. Only gripe was the built in hair dryer which wasn't great and plug points not next to the only mirror in the room!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

I stayed here for a short break and thought the hotel was very nice, clean, comfortable with friendly staff. The location is excerlant and even though I was given a free pass for the city's public transport I never used it as the city centre is within a very short walk. If you want to use the tram system there is a stop right out side the hotel, this is a little noisy in the evening if your not used to it but I found it fine, the location, cost and friendly staff defiantly make up it. If your looking for a comfortable, no frills weekend hotel I don't think you will find much better than this.

Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Myriam S, Manager at ibis Basel Bahnhof, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Dear Mr Simon,
We are happy to read that you appreciate your stay at the ibis Basel Bahnhof. We are always interested to read about the impression about our hotel as well as about your impression about our city and it’s facilities. Of course as we are located close to the city center, there is always a little bit of animation. However, our rooms are well isolated from the noise due to a very thick window. We want to thank you to have shared with us your impression and we will be happy to welcome you by your next trip in Basel.
Kind Regards,
Myriam Schmid
General Manager
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Reviewed April 5, 2013 via mobile

It's an Ibis budget hotel, so the rooms are small and a bit dull. Excellent shower, phenomenal service, good breakfast. One of the cheapest options in Basel; if you aren't looking for a destination hotel, it's perfect.

  • Stayed April 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

Good location being a short walk from the station. The included mobility pass was excellent as you could jump on the tram right outside the hotel to get into the centre of town. Room was clean and a good size with a very comfortable bed. Bathroom failry small but had a huge and powerful shower which was great. Staff were very friendly and helpful. I would definately recommend.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

I have stayed at the Ibis Basel Bahnhof Hotel many times on business trips to Basel.
The stuff is very friendly. If you arrive by car, make sure you call before and ask for the parking in the hotel garage. If you call the reception upon arrival they can open you the gate.

There are a few restaurants in the neighbourhood and within a 5 minute walk you are at the train station.

The hotel has a wifi (free in general areas, pay on room) - the rooms are always very clean. All the newer Ibis Hotels in Switzerland (been to Lugano, Locarno, Freiburg) have the same room interiour - so it makes business trips always more comfortable since the room always look the same - you kinda feel at home :)

All the Ibis Hotels provides breakfast (pay extra) and most of them have a little snack card.There is no restaurant in the hotel.

As for Basel the Ibis as a business hotel compared to other hotels in Basel is a very good value for the price. Also tramline and trainstation is so close, its easy to get around.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

Switzerland isn't cheap but at least the Ibis is good value, near the station, a 10 minute walk from the old Town, clean and comfortable rooms, a small bar for a late night beer, very friendly staff and a Basel mobility ticket free which enables you to travel around and get to the airport without the horrendous taxi fares!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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London, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2013

The hotel is convenient for the station but on the opposite side of the tracks from the main entrance. It is only a few minutes from the south entrance. An adantage of staying near the station if arriving by train or the bus from the airport is that you can collect your mobility pass for transport around the city on checking in to the hotel. The hotel is reasonably wel equipped with functional bedroms, high housekeeping standards and a reasonably wide ranging breakfast buffet. My room faced the road away from the railway and I had no problem with noise. Staff were both friendly and professional.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Property: ibis Basel Bahnhof
Address: Margarethenstrasse 33 - 35, Basel 4053, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Basel
#12 Family Hotel in Basel
#13 Romantic Hotel in Basel
#14 Business Hotel in Basel
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Hotel Class:2 star — ibis Basel Bahnhof 2*
Number of rooms: 112
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel ibis Basel Bahnhof is located right next to the main train station in Basel and is 15 minutes from Basel's EuroAirport. The city center and the zoo are just a few minutes' walk or a short tram ride away. Our hotel with 112 rooms is fully non smoking. Enjoy our friendly 24/7 reception, our generous buffet breakfast, 24/7 bar service, free wifi and webcorner, luggage room and an indoor car park (12 spaces for an extra charge)are also available. ... more   less 
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