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“on the very good bank of the Rhine” 4 of 5 stars
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Krafft Basel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Rheingasse 12, Basel 4058, Switzerland (Formerly Hotel Krafft)   |  
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Ranked #25 of 50 Hotels in Basel
Paris, France
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22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“on the very good bank of the Rhine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Krafft Hotel is a lovely House with atmosphere. First the kindness of the welcome, and some little attentions without asking for...The rooms on the river and the city(medieval part) are very pleasant, opening windows on a very beautiful historical landscape; The Breakfast is excellent as usual in Switzerland and the white room elegant over the bank is very quiet. I try the Terrace Restaurant during the "Im Fluss" FESTIVAL and all the crew was very professional and kind .The cook, trying to give something new in the dishes, was without surprise neither sumptuous neither bad. But a very rich "ambiance". In one word Krafft becomes MY hotel in Basel.

Room Tip: ONLY ON THE RIVER even the noise on the summer outside week end as everywhere now in big cities.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Hyderabad, India
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36 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Krafft is a very nice place to say - bit on the expensive side but good service.
Breakfast is ok, and included in the daily charges (but we were not informed of that until the very last day when we got the final bill and it was mentioned on the final bill that breakfast is included in the stay charges). This whole time we were eating outside :D lol
Anyways, nice and clean, friendly staff, electric adapter for tourists, maps, recommendations, view etc - all facilities are available.
However, there are 2 views from the hotel, if you want the river view, its more expensive. FYI.
Enjoy !

Room Tip: there are 2 views from the hotel, if you want the river view, its more expensive. FYI
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank PrinceKabra
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Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

This is an older hotel which has been selectively updated to retain some of its historic elements and overall style. The rooms are comfortably and stylishly updated.
We had one of the few river-facing rooms with a large balcony which we used often. Air conditioning is lacking so we used the provided fan continuously.

The hotel restaurant was on-par with other restaurants and the breakfast was comprehensive. There are common areas on each floor with computers and printers and bowls of fruit, water, and tee.

The WiFi is good as is the selection of television channels.

We also took advantage of the hotel-provided bicycles.


The staff was very personable and helpful.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Robert S
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GlobRes_52398, Front Office Manager at Krafft Basel, responded to this review, July 28, 2013
Thank you very much for your Feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and would glad to welcoming you again at another opportunity. Best wishes your Krafft-Team
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London, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Forget the large business hotels ...unless you want gyms and conferences , this hotel has personality and charm and one of the best views of the Rhine ( if you get the right rooms ) Sure , there is no airconditioning , one or two of the rooms are small and you dont have massive pressure showers , but substitute those for elegance , a real Swiss feel , comfortable beds , a stunning restaurant ( get by the window for breakfast ) , friendly staff , free tea and apple stations on every floor and being situated beside some of the sweetest little streets ....no contest !! Good value for money too ( if there is such a thing in Switzerland !!)

Room Tip: Try to go high and INSIST on a lake view !!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Basel, Switzerland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Absolutely charming hotel that had delightful staff who spoke English well and were most helpful. Had a beautiful room on the fourth floor overlooking the Rhine River...blissful! The only thing that took the shine off our stay was the fact that there wasn't air conditioning and at night, neither of us slept well at all because of it. Tried opening the balcony doors but the mosquitos wanted to come in and share our room so that wasn't an option for long. If it wasn't for the little mossies, we even joked about taking our mattresses out onto the balcony for the second night but knew that wouldn't work. in the daytime, still hot and stuffy in the room despite the constant fan on high but didnt spend much time in the room anyway. Loved the charm, location and staff and would gladly stay here at another time of year but not in the summer months unless air conditioning was added.

Room Tip: Definitely pay the extra for a room overlooking the Rhine River. If you can't manage the extra...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Elizabeth N
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Karlsruhe
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32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

This is my favourite hotel in Basel and I stay here more or less on a regular basis for the past year and a half. Of course you need to have a room on the river side overlooking the old city with the cathedral and the old bridge too. The rooms are tastefully done up with vitra-like design furniture, the typical Bauhaus stuff. The staff is very helpful and friendly. Their restaurant is good too.

Room Tip: The rooms on the Rhine side are a delight!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Ramayya K
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GlobRes_52398, Front Office Manager at Krafft Basel, responded to this review, July 28, 2013
Dear Ramaya, thank you for your kind feedback that we really appreciate. We are happy to having you as our regular and are glad to be your preferred place in Basel. See you soon your Krafft-Team
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Espoo, Finland
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128 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

I game to hotel quater to noon and i was really sick. Reseptionist started to help my feeling and directid me to their launge and order herp tee to me.Same time asked cleening people to hurry clean my room ready. Room was small but good bedand pillow was nice. I had room 3 floor and room was clean and silent(i closed external window door) Next morning I asked bathrope and slippery and got them immediately of free. Brakfast was great, all kind herp tee, fantastic fresh breads, fruit etc.And service also fast and kind.The restaurant was exellent, i had tree times dinner to try different meny of list.the food was clearly better than the average and fresh.Small minus ,the coated chicken was out of order every time!. But over all service in reseption, room cleaners,restaurant was one of the best what i have had in Switzerland

Room Tip: Need to book a Krafft restaurant, it is allways full,I know why
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank jormaa
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GlobRes_52398, Front Office Manager at Krafft Basel, responded to this review, July 28, 2013
Thank you very much for your feedback, We would be glad to welcoming you again another opportunity. Best wishes your Krafft Team
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Property: Krafft Basel
Address: Rheingasse 12, Basel 4058, Switzerland (Formerly Hotel Krafft)
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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 ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#15 Family Hotel in Basel
#17 Romantic Hotel in Basel
#19 Business Hotel in Basel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Krafft Basel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Character, charm and quality: The Krafft Basel enjoys a long tradition as a city hotel with a restaurant situated in the heart of the old town “Kleinbasel”, symbolizing the life of the Rheingasse. The renovated building from 1873 combines classic with contemporary design: Individually designed hotel rooms and junior suites with a variety of extras in comfortable units across the street in the annex.The restaurant convinces with its variety of fresh products and with its authenticity and invites to experience the pleasure of dining in a new way. A smoking lounge and the wine bar consum complete the Krafft offer.Beautiful moments on the Rhine. ... more   less 
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