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    Hotel Merian am Rhein

    Rheingasse 2, Basel 4058, Switzerland
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    Traveller (116)
    Room & Suite (42)
    Dining (7)
    • Excellent21%
    • Very good46%
    • Average21%
    • Poor9%
    • Terrible3%
    Travellers talk about
    “the river” (50 reviews)
    “old town” (24 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Breakfast Buffet
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Room Service
    Family Rooms
    Pets Allowed
    Wheelchair Access
    Conference Facilities
    Dry Cleaning
    Self-Serve Laundry
    4.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviews (311)
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    1 - 5 of 166 reviews

    Reviewed 12 July 2017

    Like the previous reviewer we booked the hotel at the end of a river cruise. The hotel was very helpful, letting us check-in when we arrived at 11.15. First impression - you have to climb a set of stairs to get from the road into...More

    Thank DaveMAlcalal_Spain
    Reviewed 4 July 2017

    We were in Basel at the end of a river cruise and stayed an extra night. We paid a bit extra to get a room with a small balcony overlooking the Rhine. The room has full sun all day so be prepared to have the...More

    Thank Richard G
    Response from UBF4058, Geschäftsführer at Hotel Merian am RheinResponded 10 July 2017

    Thank you very much for your kind comments. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay here in Basel. We hope you had a pleasant flight back home and keep good memories of your visit in Europe.

    Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

    Sure I've never had such a bad experience in a hotel: very expensive 1.460 € (aprox, see invoice enclosed for 3 nights). Not AC, dirty , rude service, very poor breakfast . Asked to cancel the reservation once we were there and presonally confirmed these...More

    Thank Elisa M
    Response from UBF4058, Manager at Hotel Merian am RheinResponded 20 June 2017

    We have noticed your comments. With best regards.

    Reviewed 17 June 2017

    The location is great for exploring the old town and viewing the Rhine river. Suggest you book river view room. Staff was very helpful. The hotel needs a big remodel. The room was spacious but the dark carpeting and black chairs made it dismal. There...More

    Thank june091
    Response from UBF4058, Manager at Hotel Merian am RheinResponded 20 June 2017

    We tahnk you for your comment. The big remodel is in the pipe and we are working on it. This will most probably also include A/C. With best regards We are also glad, when the heat wave is over.

    Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

    While the location is excellent and the staff responsive, the hotel lacks in character, charm, texture. In particular the rooms have as much charm as one would give a patient on an insane asylum. Walls are stark white, the on picture on the wall was...More

    1  Thank David G
    Response from UBF4058, Geschäftsführer at Hotel Merian am RheinResponded 15 May 2017

    Thank you very much for your comment. What is in our hands, we will change, especially the breakfast. With best regards

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    • Top amenities
    • Restaurant
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Room Service
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Room Service
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Concierge
    • Banquet Room
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Conference Facilities
    • Babysitting
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    • Restaurant
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    • Price range
    • US$ 122 - US$ 246 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #17 Luxury Hotel in Basel
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 63
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    • Location
    • Switzerland >
    • Canton of Basel >
    • Basel >
    • Altstadt
    • Also Known As
    • Best Western Merian Am Rhein Hotel Basel ,
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    Traveller (116)
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    12 August 2016|
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    Response from YABFamily | Reviewed this property |
    It depends which airport you are flying in, if via Basel airport, then the taxi queue is just outside the arrival hall. It's easy to take taxi from there.
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    29 March 2016|
    Response from johnpares1 | Reviewed this property |
    Yes, there is a secure car park under the hotel. There is a cost - 15 Francs a day I think. You have to drive through the non-traffic/ restricted part of the town. Don't worry - just tell the police you are staying there and... More
    7 May 2015|
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    Response from Ken57M | Reviewed this property |
    We paid 45euros such is the going price or you can get a train to the airport.
    Room Tips
    "Panorama rooms overlook the Rhine but beware Sunday mornings when the church bells (more than 1 church) start..."
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    "Cant beat a room with a view of the Rhine. Splurge a little."
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    "Book a room with a river view."
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    "Rooms with balcony on the riverside"
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