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“Excellent Basel Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of GAIA Hotel

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GAIA Hotel
Ranked #5 of 51 Hotels in Basel
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane
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“Excellent Basel Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

We visited Basel for the first time and were fortunate to have chosen the St Gotthard for our stay.
A convenient location across the road from the station , and just a few steps to the tram stop for most of your likely Basel destinations.
Staff were extremely friendly and helpful , the room was spacious and well appointed, and the bathroom was exceptionally large and well appointed.
An excellent breakfast was provided in a delightful dining room by staff who seemed to really enjoy their job !
The hotel has genuine character and charm and is highly recommended.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

-Modern, spacious room
-Very clean
-Great buffet breakfast
-Located directly at the main station, yet not facing the noise tram stops.
-Very friendly and helpful staff
-Unfortunately no gym, but discount for nearby wellness parc

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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South West London/Surrey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

I have stayed in many Basel hotels in the last couple of years, and The St Gotthard is absolutely up there with the best, and it has a certain charm which some of the others do not. The Tripadvisor reviews here are accurate.

Location is tops - you are a stones throw from Bahnhof SBB, perfect also if arriving by air, the number 50 bus will take you directly here, and you do not need a ticket, your printed hotel reservation is sufficient until you are given your free travel pass at checkin.

All of the staff i met at St Gotthard were great, friendly and professional.

Breakfast room was a delight, very characterful, food very nice and well presented.

The guest room was a nice size and provided everything you will need, the complimentary mini bar a very nice touch! Cleanliness in the room 100%

To conclude, a lovely hotel with great customer service, I will return for sure. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

Only stayed for one night, which was a shame as the place is wonderful. We were given a room with 2 bathrooms, a huge living and sleeping area. There were many TV channels in English. Nice Free mini-bar. Breakfast was really good, everything you could want (which is great as eating out in Basel will cost you). We were only in Basel to attend a concert, a birthday present from my wife (a Helene Fischer concert!), but we will be back as the City was lovely. The old part of town had fantastic buildings dating back up to 700 years. Just watch out when crossing the roads, the trams can be deadly. A very good hotel. They have parrots in the lobby too, great fun. Travelled to Basel by train from Frankfurt, Basel Station is spotless, in fact a nice place to shop.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

Great hotel!! Stayed there for two weeks on business and it was just great! Helpfull staff, excellent location, comfortable room and great breakfast service!! Right at the Central Train Station and the Airport Bus Stop. You can go anywhere you want to from the Hotel's door and there are many great places around for lunch and dinner!

Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Jarfalla, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

Nice hotel with really friendly personell. The location is great close to the train station.
I didn't like the noice from the trams but otherwise I can recommend this hotel.
Free minibar included in the price. Free internet.

The breakfast was really nice.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Marietta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

The Hotel St. Gotthard in Basel is in a great location, just down the street from the Central train station and close to the junction of several tram stops. The front desk staff was very helpful and very friendly. You can certainly tell this is a family run hotel rather than a chain. Rooms were very nice and clean and included a free minibar and wifi. Hotel lobby is roomy and a nice place to meet and chat with traveling companions. The free breakfast is a full breakfast with very good food. The dining room is worthy of pictures on its own, and the gentlemen who works breakfast is highly entertaining a a real delight himself. If you are going to Basel and want a very comfortable stay in a nice hotel, this is the place.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about GAIA Hotel

Property: GAIA Hotel
Address: Centralbahnstrasse 13 - 15, Basel 4051, Switzerland (Formerly Hotel St. Gotthard Basel)
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel > Altstadt
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Basel
#3 Luxury Hotel in Basel
#3 Romantic Hotel in Basel
#4 Business Hotel in Basel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — GAIA Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 86
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The elegantly furnished 86 rooms not only provide for a restful and enjoyable stay to the guests of the GAIA Hotel. Especially businessmen, congressional and fair visitors can use their hotel room in order to work thanks to the comfortable furniture and the modern technological infrastructure. Delicately used art deco ornamental elements, warm colours and selected pictures of known artists contribute to the interior of the hotel in which one feels simply well at first sight. The in the Belle Epoque style developed banqueting room not only serves as a breakfast room, it reveals itself as a unique jewel for special receptions, company and family events or gatherings. ... more   less 
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St Gotthard Basel

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