Basel is a charming but noisy city due to the abundance of tramways. They rattle at all times during the day and most of the night, starting again in the wee hours of the morning. If you happen to stay in a room facing the back of the hotel, you will not be able to sleep. Things change drastically though if you book a room facing the Rhine river, especially if it's on a higher floor. The view is fantastic and the noise no longer a problem. Location is superb, with a 5-minute walk across the small bridge to city center. Rooms are rather small but well laid out. They have all the usual amenities, and attention to details one can expect from a Best Western hotel. Staff is exceptionally friendly and helpful and speak English very well. Breakfast buffet (included in the price) is served in a charming, expansive room and the food selection is very good (though no omelets made to order). Fresh delicious breads, wonderful cheeses and the usual offerings. The price is high for what you get if you use N.American standards, but this is more of a Swiss issue than the hotel. Nothing is cheap in this country.
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- Best Western Merian Am Rhein Hotel Basel
- Best Western Basel
- Basel Best Western
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