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Hotel Merian am Rhein
Ranked #33 of 51 Hotels in Basel
Novi Sad
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91 reviews
44 hotel reviews
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“Right location for everybody”
Reviewed 21 June 2012

Hotel is at heart of Basel on Rhein bank, stuning view over river. Hotel is clean, my room was on the river side, so enjoy stay very much. Room was clean and spacious, but no WiFi in hotel except in loby. Food in hotel is very good, staf nice and friendly ready to help. Warmly recomending this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Frankfurt, Germany
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137 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2012

The location is what bumps my rating on this hotel up from 3 to 4. The hotel itself is good, my room was clean and comfortable, and I had absolutely nothing to complain about. But the location, directly on the river and just across the bridge from old town, is perfect. I had a room on the 5th floor with a view of the river. I slept with the windows open and was not at all bothered by the trams or other noise. I did find that I needed to pull the curtains closed, however, because the spotlights from the bridge (or maybe they were from the hotel) were quite bright. I would happily stay here again on future trips to Basel.

Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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Vancouver
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161 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2012

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.

Room Tip: Higher floors facing the Rhine. Be aware they may be hot during summer months.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2012

I am giving this 4 star hotel a very good rating mostly due to the location and the fact that if you book a room with a Rhein view its amazing, small balcony and large doors that open on to it, the room is also a decent size. Hotel is very near the old town as well. The hotel its self has a few nice touches like nespresso coffee machine in room and free non alcoholic drinks in the fridge, slippers etc its nice but not luxury. Breakfast is usual selection of hot and cold food and is not bad. I would recommend this hotel for the exceptional views! Reception staff are friendly and can give you ideas on where to go. Its also good location for trams etc.

Room Tip: pay extra for rhein view
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2012

Would recommend this hotel for the view and location. Hotel restaurant very expensive so take a walk into the old town. Staff very accommodating and helpful, the speak excellent English

  • Stayed January 2012
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Additional Information about Hotel Merian am Rhein

Property: Hotel Merian am Rhein
Address: Rheingasse 2, Basel 4058, Switzerland (Formerly BEST WESTERN Merian Am Rhein)
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel > Altstadt
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Luxury Hotel in Basel
Price range (per night): ₹ 8,837 - ₹ 15,790
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Merian am Rhein 4*
Number of rooms: 63
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Also Known As:
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