Stayed at the Basel Hotel D for a few nights prior to a Rhine riverboat cruise. Hotel was very conveniently located in downtown Basel. Can't speak about their 'standard" rooms, but the delux rooms were very comfortable. Even had a king bed option, almost unheard of in Europe, and much appreciated by my 6'5" spouse. The morning breakfast was way above the normal continental breakfast offering, with hot eggs and wide offerings of breads, fruit, cereal, cheeses, meats, yogurts.... Not all Basel downtown hotels are airconditoned. The Hotel D is, and that makes a big difference in a city where the streets are narrow, trams run at all hours, and normal European city life is quite noisy. The staff were very accomodating, giving us recommendations for eating, drinking, museum and shopping experiences. The breakfast area was unused during the rest of the day, but the staff got us utensils and glasses so that we could sit in the lobby breakfast area with wine, cheese and meats (and chocolates) from one of the many nearby food markets. There is no onsite bar or restaurant, but many options within just a few blocks. Besides, no onsite bar or restaurant meant no conventioniers.... always a plus when traveling for pleasure.
The Hotel D location can't be beat for walkability, but also for quick tram access. Like other Basel hotels, Hotel D provides a mobility pass for free tram travel during our stay. Highly recommend arriving early for any riverboat cruise, and taking a day trip to Lucerne. Tains run from Basel to Lucerne several times an hour all day long, and takes just about an hour each way. Why go to Switzerland without at least seeing the Alps? And the Hotel D made a great home base for our excursions.
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- The newest Design & Boutique hotel in Basel, Switzerland. Located on the famous Blumenrainstrasse, close to the old town and the renowned attractions. ... more less
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