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“Friendly place near the center”
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Hotel Rochat
Ranked #20 of 51 Hotels in Basel
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Friendly place near the center”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

I recently stayed at The Hotel Rochat while in Basel for the Christmas Market. The room was small and cozy. The bed and bedding were very comfortable and the bathroom was updated. This hotel is a result of the joining of a couple different buildings making levels uneven and access interesting, if you have any trouble with stairs, you should advise reception when making your reservation. The great thing about his hotel is the staff, they are really exceptional. It was a short walk to the center and the hotel is also near the tram so it's easy to get around. I would absolutely stay here again when I'm next in Basel.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

The hotel staffs were nice.
it was in a good location although it took us a while to find at first.
The room was clean but the blanket was a little rough and make us feel a little itchy. Not too bad though.
The bathroom was spacious with two sinks, a big tub, and plenty walking/standing area.
It could be better if some spaces were allocated to the bedroom. it was not too small but compared to the bathroom, I think we need some more space in the bedroom area.
Overall, this is a good place to stay during your trip in Basel.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

Great rooms, newly renovated and very quiet. Good location near the center of Basel. The staff was very friendly and helpful in making good suggestions during our stay in Basel. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

This hotel is by the university area, good neighborhood, and convenient to the excellent Basel tram network. The rooms are large and so are the bathrooms - although the shower was one of the tiniest I've seen. Very useable, but maybe 'cozy' is more descriptive. Furnishings modern, think nice IKEA styling. Not soundproofed, but this doesn't appear to attract rowdy people - there's a no-alcohol policy in the hotel, meaning they have none to serve you in the minibar or restaurant. Nice reception area. Spotlessly clean in rooms and public areas. My one surprise was the food costs in Switzerland - and that our breakfast wasn't included (17.90 Swiss francs for our stay) because we didn't book direct from them. And I'm positive (but can't prove) that their own booking site was down when we booked over the summer. So research, research, research. Food prices are high in Basel, be prepared. The transportation pass issued by Basel hotels are a welcome perk - take those trams! And learn which are streets and which are staircases on the map the hotel (or tourist office) provides. The Christmas Markts were fun and well within walking distance from this hotel. Note this hotel is right by a church with lovely (and loud) bells that ring the hours as well as a rousing 'get up' sequence just before 8.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ashdod
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Reviewed December 25, 2013

"+" Good, central location. Helpful and friendly staff. Cleanness in rooms. Breakfast was OK. You get Mobility Pass for a transport. They let us in 3 hours before the check-in time! They booked a taxi for us and told the average price.

"-" Bad noise isolation, bad ventilation in the bathroom, small elevator, expensive breakfast - 16CHF, the pillows were terribly thin!

I'd recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Sheffield
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Reviewed December 23, 2013

The Rochat is an excellent 2 star hotel and ideal for a weekend break. The hotel is very clean, the rooms are large and cater for all your requirements. Breakfast is better than you would expect from a 2 star hotel. Overall the hotel does exactly what it says on the time. Good location, clean rooms and friendly helpful staff.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Beddau, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 19, 2013

Overall the hotel was ok, not great but clean and the staff helpful and friendly. The room was comfortable but with non functioning air conditioning and the shower was pathetic!
Basel itself was an interesting city to visit with lots to see, but as is usual Switzerland, very expensive.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Rochat
Address: Petersgraben 23, Basel 4051, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel > Vorstädte
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Basel
#19 Romantic Hotel in Basel
#21 Business Hotel in Basel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Rochat 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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