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Danville, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is modest in size and amenities but it has excellent, helpful front desk staff and is well located ( you can walk easily to the tram and to a main street with shops and restaurants). The rooms are quite large . Bathrooms are large with good showers. The room rate is very reasonable for Basel. They serve breakfast... More 

Thank suzkuz
Julia F, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hotel Balade, responded to this review

Dear Suzkuz Thank you very much for your recent stay and the time you have taken to rate us here on TripAdvisor. It makes us happy that you have been satisfied with our hotel and it especially pleases us to read that you liked our front desk staff - we will gladly forward your compliments. You also mention the redlight... More 

Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Nice hotel, with spacious rooms, clean and friendly/helpful staff. Unfortunately it is true that we cannot overseer the fact that it is in the red light district. This said it is a great location for its proximity of the center of Basel.

Thank AlexD-GE
Julia F, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hotel Balade, responded to this review

Dear AlexD Thank you for your recent visit in our hotel and for the time you have taken to rate us here on TripAdvisor. We would like to emphasize the fact that our location is in a safe place although we are close to the red light district of Basel. Also we would like to point out that there are... More 

Level Contributor
58 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

super huge room not far from main street. Very reasonable prices. At night, however, there seems to be call girls standing by the small alleys looking for customers. The room was big and clean, with comfy bed and hot shower.

Thank Ouu T
Julia F, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Hotel Balade, responded to this review

Dear Ouu T, Thank you very much for writing us such a nice comment. We are open to any kind of feedback and appreciate your inputs very much. We are happy to hear that we could convince you of our good value. We can not hide the fact, that in the steet behind the hotel, is the tolerance zone of... More 

Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

At the Hotel Balade we stayed in their apartment style accommodation. Very nice size, all facilities, kitchen, extra large shower, umbrella's, and very helpful, accommodating staff. I was a little worried about the neighbourhood after reading some reviews. There are no issues, Balade is in an excellent location, very central. As far as the one street with the ladies, the... More 

Thank Mike B
Julia F, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hotel Balade, responded to this review

Dear Mike Thank you for having taken the time to rate us. We are very happy that you have passed an enjoyable stay at our apartments and that you especially liked the location and our staff. It will be a pleasure for us to forward your positive feedback to our teammembers. Thank you also for pronouncing that the nearby red-light... More 

Perth, Australia
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158 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

We read lots of reviews about the hotel being in the middle of the red light district which indeed it is, however, it is not in your face and really not an issue. The hotel has excellent facilities, nice staff, great wifi and it is close to everything. Basel is quite expensive yet the price here was quite reasonable. Why... More 

Thank Mark S
Julia F, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hotel Balade, responded to this review

Dear Mark S Thank you for having taken the time to rate us here on TripAdvisor and thank you very much indeed for your kind feedback. It makes us very happy to read that you have passed an enjoyable stay at a reasonable price at our hotel and that the nearness to the redlight district did not bother you at... More 

Brussels, Belgium
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6 reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2016

Very good location close to the historical center, comfortable rooms cleaned daily, extremely friendly and helpful receptionists. I was impressed by all of the staff within the hotel, and I will definitely choose this hotel when I come to Basel again.

Thank Michal_K_SVK
Julia F, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hotel Balade, responded to this review

Dear Michal_K_SVK Thank you very much for having taken the time to rate us here on Tripadvisor. It makes us very happy to read that we could convince you with our location and our services. We look forward to welcome you again. Sincere regards from Basel Your team of Hotel Balade More 

Kirkland, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 4 March 2016

We enjoyed our stay one night stay in Hotel Balade. We were in Basel to start a Rhine cruise. It has the look and feel of an affordable small "boutique" hotel that you might find in a large US city. It's not "fancy" but has a remodeled modern look. We had an excellent buffet breakfast the next morning. Is it... More 

Thank Steve G
Julia F, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hotel Balade, responded to this review

Dear Steve G Thank you for having taken the time to rate us here on Tripadvisor and to put down your impressions about your stay at the Hotel Balade. It makes us happy to read that you enjoyed your time here. However, you are completely right, that our hotel is very close to the red light district but as you... More 

London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2016

The hotel is a nice offering if you are looking for a budget hotel with a decent design and service. I was invited by the adjacent university hence I had no other choice. What is important to mention is that the hotel is situated directly in the small red-light district that Basel offers. The ladies can be quite explicit in... More 

Thank the_siegel
welcomehotelsCH, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hotel Balade, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you very much for your honest feedback. Unfortunately we cannot change our location, but luckily the red light district begins behind the hotel. During the day it is quite and usually you don’t realize it. Besides, the majority of our guests appreciates our central location close to shopping facilities, bars and restaurants. However, we do hope you... More 

Ascot, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

I visited Hotel Balade for one night with my mum & sister and had a wonderful stay. We had an apartment with two twin beds & a sofa bed. It was extremely clean and spacious, comfy beds, excellent kitchen facilities & for a longer stay, you could have saved money by self-catering as there was everything that you would need.... More 

Thank Wanderlust_Sian
welcomehotelsCH, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hotel Balade, responded to this review

Dear guest, I can’t begin to tell you how happy it made me to read about your experience at our hotel. The team here strives to make each guest experience as close to perfect as humanly possible. When we accomplish that goal we’ve done our job. I am so honored that you choose the Hotel Balade while you were in... More 

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112 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2015

I stayed at the Balade for a week when I was in Basel for business. The hotel is a very nice property -- clean and modern, with an excellent staff and a very nice breakfast bar. It is very conveniently located in the heart of Basel -- a block from several of the main tram lines, an easy two block... More 

Thank tkelly7
welcomehotelsCH, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hotel Balade, responded to this review

Dear guest, we thank you so much for the time you have taken to rate us. We are so happy to hear that you could enjoy your stay at Basel. It would be a pleasure to welcome you soon again! Best regards, your Hotel Balade Team. More 

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Only a 3 minute walk from the center of Basel, this hotel offers rooms with private bathrooms with safes, cable TV, free Wi-Fi internet and hairdryers. Free Baby crib. The conference Centre is a 10-minute walk from Hotel Balade.Basel's Train Station and the EuroAirport are easily accessible via public transportation. The reservation confirmation is valid for the use of public transport (2nd class) from EuroAirport or from the Basel rail stations (zones 10 and 13/EuroAirport) to the hotel on the day of arrival (2.)(V)(Spez). The riverbank of the Rhine and the tram station Rheingasse are a 2-minute walk away. Numerous stores, restaurants as well as many nightclubs and lively bars are located in the Kleinbasel historic quarter.Balade Hotel's bar is an inviting place to relax and sip your favorite drink in the evening. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Balade

Address: Klingental 8, Basel 4058, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel
Price Range: ₹ 7,692 - ₹ 12,820 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Balade 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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“Ask for a room that overlooks the square. This is away from the business district between the hotel and river and is a bit quieter.”
  • view from our room. All the water fountains in Basel are safe for drinking!
 of 5 bubbles stevegN1324MQ, 3 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Ask for an upper floor -- a little quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles tkelly7, 16 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Choose one of the higher floors”
 of 5 bubbles Travelling_Patrick, 30 Sep 2014 | Read review
“if you have to stay here, get a room at the back”
 of 5 bubbles rcm49, 24 Jan 2014 | Read review
“I was travelling with my two sisters on a budget and booked the family room with three beds. Although this room was large and roomy I was able to swap the booking to two adjoining double rooms for not very much extra, which gave us ladies two bathrooms which was a godsend.”
 of 5 bubbles RuthY559, 5 Dec 2012 | Read review
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