We are experienced travelers and have stayed at wonderful hotels. This hotel rates right at the top. If you want to experience the luxury of 5+ star travel – this is it. From the moment our taxi arrived to the time we had to check out, we were treated by a most professional staff. Check in was simple. We appreciated that as we had just traveled for 16+ hours.
Our spacious room, overlooking the Rhine, was elegant – old world feeling yet with the latest 21st century conveniences including very fast internet service. The closet is a wall of built-ins with beautiful wood doors. There is a luxurious bath and fantastic bed linens. The room key is on a large tassel and there is a large red tassel to hang on the door in order not to be disturbed and a green one to have your room made up.
The location is simply the best in Basel. Although your stay includes a mobility pass for the tram, you can walk to everything. We took the tram one day, just to experience it. This hotel is right at a bridge. On Sunday, we walked across the bridge and strolled up and down the river with the rest of Basel. (Remember – Basel is closed up tight on Sunday.)
Our concierge had an excellent recommendation for dinner – Walliser Kanne. In fact, it was so good we went back again the next night. We did not eat at the hotel either of the two nights we were there, so I cannot comment on the food. Before we left we did have hot chocolate out on the terrace overlooking the Rhine. It just doesn’t get much better!
If you want to splurge and treat yourself to the ultimate - this is the place to stay while in Basel. It is pricey, but worth every penny. Elegant, great attention to detail, staff with impeccable manners (rare these days).
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