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“Pleasant stay”
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Hotel du Commerce
Ranked #44 of 51 Hotels in Basel
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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25 reviews
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“Pleasant stay”
Reviewed December 8, 2011

The room: small, with a single bed, but clean and complete, good bathroom, hot water, safe, couch, desk. And affordable.
At the reception several languages were spoken. The elevator is extremely slow, but staying on the second floor I didn't really need it. Breakfast buffet didn't have the default scrambled eggs and bacon, it was more local oriented. The soft boiled eggs were just right. If you're staying in the front of the hotel, there is a tram track right in front of you. Didn't bother me though, I guess they stop riding somewhere during the evening.
I enjoyed my stay, even though I spent minimal time at the hotel room. The location is good: with the free public transit pass you're in the city center in no time.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 30, 2011

I stayed for a couple of nights in August 2011 at the hotel. For 65 swiss francs, I had one of the business singles room, including breakfast and free internet.

The hotel is close to the German railway station, and 6 or 7 minutes by tram from the main Swiss station, or a 15 minute walk.

I'm sure most of the guests are those attending events at the nearby conference centre, but it is fine for other visitors to the city too. The River is a short walk away. Given that all hotel guests in Basel get a "Mobility Card" for use on the buses and trams, everything is accessible. Particularly so, when there are five or six tram lines within a couple of minutes of the hotel's front desk.

A very enjoyable stay and one I'd repeat.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 7, 2011

I spent one night at Hotel Du Commerce when being on a business travel nearby Basel. The hotel was easy to find with a GPS, but we missed the hotel parking. Entrance to the hotel's parking lot is very close to the hotel's entrance, but the sign telling it's there is hard to see when you come from one particular direction.

The room was quite large and clean. There was no traffic noise, but I could hear some of the neighbours though. The room I had was on ground level, with door directly in from an outdoor open place, but a locked gate between this area and the street outside made me feel quite safe, even though I normally prefer room above ground level when staying in larger towns/cities.

Breakfast was good with bread, several types of juice, cheese, ham and jam.

The receptionist we met at arrival was very friendly, but didn't speak english too well, but the receptionist we met in the morning spoke very good english.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled on business
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Sheffield
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Reviewed December 29, 2010

Basel is a very expensive city so this was a decent option. Stayed for two nights in a single room. Reception is very small but no queue when I checked in. The room had a decent TV and a writing desk but was quite small. Bathroom and bed were fine and breakfast was a decent standard though reflected that it's not a huge hotel i.e. not lavish. All the front facing rooms have a main street outside the window with a tram route. Not too bad although people parking (reversing several times to get in a space) was an occasional nuisance. The hotel is perfect for conventions as it is directly oppsite the commercial centre. It is no more than 10 minutes' walk from the old town and city centre, passing by plenty of bars and restaurants and shops as you go, then over the main bridge into the old town.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled solo
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Wallis
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Reviewed December 24, 2009

We arrived really late on Saturday night with a baby, a 4yr old child, two friends, and a dog. We called one hour ahead to inform that we are coming and the receptionist said she would arrange everything. When we arrived the baby-cot was ready and so was the extra bed for my 4-year old, at no extra charge, in a very spacious room. The bathrrom was large and very clean with very very large towels and towel warmers. That was a treat. Our friends with a dog got a wooden floor double room with a huge shower, We will certainly ask for it next time when we come back without my kids.
Breakfast was really delicious. The coffee was strong and flavorful, not the watery filter stuff. The breads were crisp and fresh. Nice assortment of deli meats, cheeses, yogurts, and FRESH fruit. Did I mention that the breads were really fantastic. Yummm.
There is no restaurant in the hotel, There is a Chinese restaurant 2 steps from the hotel, but other restaurant choices nearby are not great, especially if you have kids and do not want to wonder more than 5 min from the hotel. But within 10min you can reach anyplace,.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel du Commerce
Address: Riehenring 91, Basel 4058, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #44 of 51 Hotels in Basel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel du Commerce 3.5*
Number of rooms: 51
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