Basel, Switzerland is a wonderful place to visit as it features a historic city centre packed full of old historic buildings along with a modern central business district too. You’ll find Basel is located right next to the German and French borders, to the point that the airport even has an exit into France.
Sitting right on the Rhine River with stunning city views rolling into the countryside, Basel is wonderful during winter and summer. Basel’s hotels are either located in the Messe Area nearby to the Basel Exhibition Centre complex and Congress Center Basel, or in Basel’s old town on the banks of the Rhine River.
All hotel guest visitors to Basel receive a Base Card which gives you free public transport, free wifi access around the city, free bicycles, and discounts on tourists activities, making a visit to this Swiss city as easy as it can be.
Join me as we take a look at the best hotels in Basel, Switzerland so that you can enjoy the best that this city has to offer.
One of the best luxury hotels in Basel has to be the Art House Basel. This Basel hotel has only been open for three years and it is extremely stylish with an excellent layout that also offers great views.
Located in the centre of Basel this is a hotel featuring allergy-free rooms, a great in-house restaurant, free Wifi, 24-hour front desk, room service, and a shared lounge. The accommodation also provides evening entertainment so guest are always enjoying their stay.
All the rooms in this hotel are spacious, come with private bathrooms, a seating area, a work desk, a kettle, and a satellite flat-screen TV. They feature stunning decor and are very relaxing to be in.
The Art Hotel also offers an à la carte breakfast or a buffet breakfast which you can eat out on the beautiful terrace.
This centrally located hotel is also close to some of Basel’s best attractions including the Zoological Garden, the Jewish Museum of Basel, and Kunstmuseum Basel.
Another of the best hotels in Basel is Novotel Basel City. This hotel has a central location and is just opposite the main Basel train station as well as some of Basel’s most popular attractions and its picturesque old town.
The guest rooms at this hotel come with air conditioning, comfy mattresses, and pillows, a flat-screen TV, plus coffee and tea-making facilities, and a safety deposit box.
On-site you’ll find the hotel’s own Gourmetbar restaurant that dishes up delicious meals from all over the world while the in-house bar is a great place to sample great wines and tasty cocktails.
You’ll be able to use the Business Corner for the whole of your stay at this luxury hotel and
Guests at the Novotel Basel City can take advantage of a and for the duration of their stay and be in easy reach of Basel’s old town, botanic gardens, and all the other sights of this romantic city.
Hotel Krafft Basel is also one of the best hotels in Basel as it offers beautiful views over the Rhine river and historical scenery on the other bank.
This hotel has the best location sitting right on the banks of the Rhine in a quiet neighborhood and is surrounded by all the great sights you might want to see. Landmarks such as the Basel cathedral are within walking distance and it’s a great choice for exploring the city.
The hotel offers a great restaurant with a terrace overlooking the Rhine, a lovely hotel bar, and even provides laptops with printers and wifi for free.
The hotel is housed in a famous building and is where famous people like Hermann Hesse used to stay while in Basel.
The comfortable rooms are luxurious with large bathrooms, great beds, minibar, and more, but room rates do come at a high price.
The Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois is one of the most elegant of the luxury hotels in Basel and it’s quite famous for being one of Europe’s oldest city hotels. This Basel hotel has played host to the likes of Pablo Picasso, Elizabeth II, and even Napoleon.
The Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois is situated on the banks of the Rhine in the heart of the historic old town of Basel. It is decorated with utter class and features modern amenities with easy access to many sights via a short walk and it even has a Triple Michelin star restaurant, Cheval Blanc.
During your stay, you’ll be in modern rooms decorated with excellent interior design with all the amenities you could ask for. The hotel also provides free WiFi, a daily newspaper, and comes with a fitness centre.
Since this luxury hotel is home to one of the best restaurants in Europe, Cheval Blanc, it would be a crime not to eat there.
The GAIA Hotel is located opposite the main train station and is within walking distance of the delightful sights of Basel’s old town.
GAIA is a family-run hotel and a place that is famed for its amazing breakfast that is served daily between 7 and 10:30 am. It’s also a certified organic hotel meaning all the food served at the restaurant are organic and a lot of the ingredients are locally sourced too.
All the lovely rooms come with free use of the business center for free where you can use the printer, fax, and internet for free. All the rooms also feature free wi-fi, a flat-screen TV, kettle, and air conditioning as well as a private bathroom and a minibar.
The minibar is free to use and is refilled every second day while you’re there – that’s great service and ideal if you like an evening drink.
The Hyperion Hotel Basel offers excellent value along with some of the city’s best views. The hotel is situated in the tallest habitable building in Basel and is in a great location that is just a quick walk away from the stunning old town.
This rather unique hotel is perfect for couples and comes with many recommendations so if you’re looking for a romantic hotel in Basel that is ideal for a weekend away and good value, choose this one.
You can enjoy free access to the sauna, fitness centre and gym, as well as the free Wifi. Inside the hotel. You’ll find the popular Gaumenfreuden restaurant which serves up both Swiss and international food, and having a meal here is highly recommended.
Hotel guests will also find two bars that are great for drinks and a 30th-floor executive lounge that is very popular, the perfect place to enjoy views over the city and surrounding area.
The rooms are elegant and equipped with a complimentary minibar, mini-fridge, safe, bathroom and everything else to ensure you can enjoy your trip in style.
Access to the Rhine riverbank is just down the street, the surrounding architecture is stunning, and for convenience, the hotel will organize all your public transport for you.
If you want views, affordable rates, great value, and easy access to the train station, book this hotel for your stay in Basel.
Another hotel worth considering for your stay in Basel is the Swissotel Le Plaza Basel. Set on a quiet location right opposite the Congress Centre inside a super modern property that is very stylish, guests will love the luxurious feel of this hotel that comes at an affordable price.
The suites and room are designed to ensure you can work in peace in your room or suite with huge working areas with desks as well comfy beds, a bathroom, and a flat-screen TV. If you do happen to book one of the suites, you’ll also have a whirlpool tub to relax in.
The hotel provides a friendly service, it has a restaurant on the property with an awesome menu and a dedicated fitness area that includes a gym, steam room, dry sauna, and in-room yoga mats. To top it off, travelers can book Ayurvedic spa treatments including massages.
The restaurant also serves up a delicious buffet breakfast and the location is ideal for exploring the town, getting to the train station, seeing the Rhine river, and other historic sights.
Der Teufelhof Basel is a special place to stay in Basel, Switzerland as it is housed in a property made from two adjoined 18th-century houses. Featuring a historic boutique hotel design, the Der Teufelhof Basel is considered an art hotel.
The rooms and suites are split into two themes one being a modern art gallery design covered with art on the walls, and the other with a design focussed on an old classic style. The rooms and suites come with customer Italian furniture and other items of a similar style such as the Swiss-made Wohnbedarf beds.
This modern hotel is also a cultural center and is home to a coffee lounge, theater, and two restaurants, one of which is a Michelin Star restaurant. The theater hosts a large range of musical and dance performances.
This hotel is one of the few places in Basel where you get a room, great service, amazing food, art, and theater all rolled into one.
Hotel D is the perfect place to explore Basel as just down the street you’ll find shops, the old town, a beautiful garden, the town hall, the market square, Basel zoo, and lots more. The views are also spectacular from the property featuring old Basel and the Rhine river.
The rooms are excellent and come with modern additions such as iPod docking stations, LED-backlit LCD TVs with laptop connections, LED rain showers, and super comfortable beds. These are some of the city’s most modern rooms and they are ideal for younger travelers.
The hotel restaurant serves up a mean breakfast made from only organic ingredients and you’ll find the gym and sauna to your liking as well.
If you’re looking for great value for money then booking the Steinenschanze Stadthotel for your trip accommodation is a great idea. Not only does this elegant hotel come at an affordable price, it’s also amazingly located in the city’s heart, right next to the old town.
The city’s best attractions like the middle bridge, market square, cathedral, and more are a short distance from the property making it easy for guests to explore Basel. There are restaurants nearby, main train stations are a walk away, and the hotel even has a private quiet garden you can relax in.
The rooms are spacious and comfortable, guests can enjoy an organic breakfast, and their service is excellent. This is also the only hotel in Basel that is owned by a local charity organization and the profits support counseling Basel.
The Radisson Blu is one of the top places to stay in Basel and features a range of rooms with a price for everyone and great facilities.
They offer guests tiny rooms for solo travelers, double rooms, suites, and family suites the size of apartments with a sofa bed. All rooms and suites come with modern fixtures like fresh fast Wifi and USB charging ports.
The accommodation also comes with access to an indoor pool, and there is nothing like a swim on arrival. There is also a sauna, steam room, spa, and small exercise area.
The hotel has a contemporary design to it and has a restaurant in the building serving up quality Italian food.
Hotel Euler is another great place to stay on a visit to Basel, Switzerland. Situated in the heart of Basel and just a walk away from all the top sights, it’s one of the easiest hotels to see Basel from.
Each of the rooms comes with a contemporary design along with a minibar, bathroom, flat-screen TV, and complimentary Wifi.
The breakfasts served up by the in-house Restaurant Caspar are to die for, and their lunch and dinner menu is awesome too. There is also a terrace which is a hot spot for drinks in the summer. The bar is always busy and has live piano music every day.
This is a super cool hotel that is ideal for young travelers and is ideal for all your stays in Basel, Switzerland.
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