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Hotel City Inn
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Reviewed November 2, 2012 via mobile

I read the prior reviews before booking this place and was left underwhelmed at best.

Location: yes, proximity to the Basel train station ~100 yards is a plus. At the same time the arrangement of this hotel is clunky. Hotel Euler is the front end hotel which bought the adjoining/behind property to it and this separate entity with Hotel Euler is the City Inn. One checks in at Hotel Euler and a porter walks you in a ziggy zag manner through some half finished corridors up an elevator (where the floors and room numbers are incorrectly stated) and finally one needs to walk up stairs to get to the rooms.

Rooms: nothing special - bathrooms are more like a closet; I first had a standard room that was tiny but they upgraded me to a twin which was far better. A bit on the spartan side with creaky floors and beds though the bed was ok enough to sleep.

Breakfast: ~20 Euros. If you plan to have breakfast then you might as well book the better rooms in Hotel Euler for that price differential.

Wifi: it's free but a pain. Let me explain - they give you am ID/password card on checkin but the login screen doesn't match that. The login requires a SMS password sent to your cell phone - it works for Swiss and German cell phone though a French colleague traveling with me was left helpless.

Summary: it could become a better hotel though its more of a work-in-progress hotel

  • Stayed: November 2012
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Thank n s
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

We were booked into this convenient hotel by our agent and had a good experience. They upgraded our room and we spent a quiet comfortable night.
They tried to double charge us a breakfast and the two rather silly women didn't have the grace to apologise when they discovered their mistake. But apart from that the service was excellent and the other staff were delightful. Mind you I don't know about value-for-money because the "rack rate" of our room was a staggering 800CHF a night!!! Does anyone pay that?

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank tommyzulu
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

The hotel is in the Hotel Euler and I really liked that the reception was open 24 hours especially for late flight/train arrivals. The room is on the small slide but we had such a good night's sleep. The bedding and bathroom was so clean and comfortable.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank dball98
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

Working out how to drive to this hotel is a challenge. If you're arriving by train it's a piece of cake but if you're driving it's a bit tricky. We parked in a public car park round the corner at first, but thy offer vallet parking and you an actually pull up right outside the hotel, even though you feel like tou're driving in the pavement. Approach it from the dual arrive way and turn just after where all the bikes are, there is a lay by just outside Starbucks too.

It has a strange layout and we had to take a lift and 2 flights of stairs to get to out room, but it was worth it as it was a much bigger room which we got as an upgrade.

You are right by the central tram station so handy for getting around. There's a star bucks, mcD, Burger King , and a range of super markets around the place.

The hotel doesn't actually Have a big label saying city Inn, it has another name on the front, but it's adjacent to the star bucks.

I would revisit this hotel again.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Thank dawnch023
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

Well the good points of this hotel were
1. Relative price (Switzerland/Basel seems to be very expensive in comparison to other large European cities)
2. Location 2 mins walk from railway station and Tram terminal
3. Hotel room was clean
4. There are a number of restaurants, fast food outlets and shops nearby

On the downside, our room was on the 3rd floor (the lift only goes to the 1st floor - so then you have to climb 2 long flights of stairs to reach the room), the room itself was extremely small and the air conditioning unit in the room was really noisy which made it difficult to sleep (we visited during an exceptionally hot period in July with daytime temperatures in mid 30 derees centigrade), however we did not report the noisy air con unit to the hotel staff (so that is our fault really)
I am not sure if the size and location of our room was because we "only" paid 130 CHF per night for a double room, but certainly I have had better rooms for a similar or less price in other European cities.
Overall given the size and location of the room, we do not think we would book this hotel again

Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
Thank VictorKirby
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