Hotel Krafft is a meticulously renovated historical hotel set in the heart of Basel. The rooms feature a sleek and elegant mixture of vintage and modern appliances and are incredibly cosy and quiet. Ours had a small covered balcony facing the Rhine river, and the view was breathtaking. With its cosy bed, warm atmosphere, well-insulated walls and windows, it was a true heaven of calm and we slept like babies.
Several small gestures are made to reduce the environmental footprint, such as soap and shampoo dispensers in the bathroom instead of individual soap bars or water fountains offering free cold filtered tap water (flat or sparkling) instead of a waste-producing minibar. A kettle and a range of teas are available in the candle-lit common area on each floor, where there are cosy armchairs and beautiful wooden toys for children.
The breakfast buffet is delicious and plentiful, with a wide choice of bread, home-made preserves, local cheeses and fresh fruits. The service is very efficient and helpful.
The only drawback we could find was a faint bad smell coming from the bathroom when we entered the room... It must have come from a problem in the piping, because both room and bathroom were spotless.More