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GAIA Hotel

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The GAIA could not be better located. The room accommodations are comfortable and luxurious with many nice little touches, whether in the mini-bar or the excellent towels and choice of sleeping pillows. Great breakfast. The staff is friendly and attentive with the utmost concern for customer satisfaction. When is Basel, there is no place I would prefer to stay.

Thank michaelrneilson
London, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very well located, lovely staff and great breakfast! There was also good attention to detail and nice chocolates at reception. There is a cosy room to have a drink in too. It is right by the station for those travelling elsewhere and 20mins on the bus from the airport.

Thank Joanna G
New Jersey
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I would recommend the Gaia for all - close to the train station, the rooms are very very clean and comfortable, the hotel has great decor and charm. Full breakfast and specialty coffees, staff is friendly and very accommodating.

Thank Fi0Fam
Bedminster, New Jersey
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119 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Can't say enough positive things about my stay-hepfuk staff, great decor and rooms, and the breakfast and mini bar are I closed with the price. It's location is excellent and right across from the SBB train hub, which will essentially get you anywhere in the country or city. Best of all, the internet is good for a European hotel-connects and... More 

Thank shivaswrath
St Helier, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed her whilst on business in Basel, a great location and not too bad to find even in a hire car. There is a carpark very close by called Centralbahn and at first can seem expensive but if you pay for your parking at the hotel they offer you 24 hrs for 25 sfr which is pretty reasonable but make... More 

Thank wokingjames
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This part of town is replete with charmless corporate-style hotels, many of which have seen better days. Not so the Gaia. This is a small, very modern hotel, although the building itself is a very well-kept historical one, typical of Basel architecture. Staff are friendly and welcoming, and my room - albeit a little on the small side - was... More 

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Monza, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Personnel is very nice in welcoming and supporting your requests. Room is comfortable. Unfortunately there is no restaurant but there are several options for dining in the area around the hotel. The hotel doesn't have a parking but has an agreement with a car park nearby.

Thank Chicca000
Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely bright, comfortable and airy room. Updated sparkling bathroom. Delicious breakfast included. Friendly and efficient staff that go out of their way to make one feel welcome and at home. We very highly recommend the Gaia Hotel as THE place to stay while visiting Basel.

Thank dpickel
Geneva, Switzerland
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent two night aat the GAIA in fine comfort. The room was average size for Europe, but the mattress was firm and level, the lighting more than adequate, and for a wonder the TV included the best British channels. In addition the wifi was solid and fast. Breakfast was included - in an elegant dining room with attentive and... More 

Thank mendelso
Blair, Nebraska
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel was located across from the train station and close to the historic part of the city. The rooms were well appointed with complimentary mini-bar, robes and even slippers. The free breakfast was outstanding with a great variety of hot and cold items and was served in the beautiful dining room. The true highlight was the staff. They went... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The elegantly furnished 86 rooms not only provide for a restful and enjoyable stay to the guests of the GAIA Hotel. Especially businessmen, congressional and fair visitors can use their hotel room in order to work thanks to the comfortable furniture and the modern technological infrastructure. Delicately used art deco ornamental elements, warm colours and selected pictures of known artists contribute to the interior of the hotel in which one feels simply well at first sight. The in the Belle Epoque style developed banqueting room not only serves as a breakfast room, it reveals itself as a unique jewel for special receptions, company and family events or gatherings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about GAIA Hotel

Address: Centralbahnstrasse 13 - 15, Basel 4051, Switzerland (Formerly Hotel St. Gotthard Basel)
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel > Altstadt
Price Range: ₹ 10,556 - ₹ 65,186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — GAIA Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 86
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Also Known As:
St Gotthard Hotel
St Gotthard Basel
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Basel
#3 Romantic Hotel in Basel
#3 Luxury Hotel in Basel
#4 Business Hotel in Basel
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Up high room at the back is very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles mendelso, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors have less noise from train station. Same for rooms on the back side of building.”
 of 5 bubbles J0Ba13, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Our rooms were on the back side of the Hotel and on the 3rd floor.”
 of 5 bubbles roses854, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“One in a different hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles RichardM492, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room was great - not a lot of noise complained about from anyone in our group.”
 of 5 bubbles momma_christa, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
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