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Rheingasse 12, Basel 4058 Switzerland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 26/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 26/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#12 of 59 hotels in Basel
Travellers' Choice
Character, charm and quality: The Krafft Basel enjoys a long tradition as a city hotel with a restaurant situated in the heart of the old town “Kleinbasel”, symbolizing the life of the Rheingasse. The renovated building from 1873 combines classic with contemporary design: Individually designed hotel rooms and junior suites with a variety of extras in comfortable units across the street in the annex.The restaurant convinces with its variety of fresh products and with its authenticity and invites to experience the pleasure of dining in a new way. A smoking lounge and the wine bar consum complete the Krafft offer.Beautiful moments on the Rhine.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room service
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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River View
Languages Spoken
English, French, German
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DOM wrote a review Jun 2021
5 contributions
We enjoyed our stay at the Krafft Hotel a lot. The room with view to the river was fantastic, everything was clean a nicely furnished. Having dinner at the hotel is truly s treat, we recommend you having once outside and other indoors (food was delicious). Overall the experience was very good, the hotel has a light atmosphere and the staff is friendly and helpful. The location is superb as well, very central yet quite in the nights. You can reach anywhere by walking or the easily accesible trams right around the corner. We definitely will book again here!.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Krafft Basel, Gästeservice/Empfang at Hotel Krafft Basel
Responded 17 Jun 2021
Dear domitrescu99 Thank you very much for your nice and detailed review. We are very happy to welcome you again soon! Kind regards from the Rhine Bettina Hediger Reception
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Sophie R wrote a review May 2021
2 contributions
in fact, there is nothing to say a part that it was "perfect" from the beginning to the departure, staff super pro and welcoming, super food at the restaurant with a super service and an excellent wine !! the room overlooking the Rhine was very comfortable and we had a balcony which made our stay even NICER !! thank you for everything
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Date of stay: May 2021
Room Tip: choose a room with a balcony
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Response from Krafft Basel, Gästeservice/Empfang at Hotel Krafft Basel
Responded 24 Jun 2021
Dear Trail801097 Wow, we appreciate your amazing words about your stay in our hotel KRAFFT. We wish you a lovley day and we hope to see you soon in Basel! :) All best, Petra Belosevic Réception
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Grégory T wrote a review Apr 2021
Lausanne, Switzerland4 contributions
In a charming historic building directly by the river, you will find the beautifully decorated Hotel Krafft. Perfect starting point to visit the city or for a morning stroll by the Rhein. Our room on the last floor was exactly what we wanted: great view, comfortable bed, practical (albeit on the smaller side) bathroom. Hadn’t it be for the chilly wintery weather we would have loved spending some time on the terrasse. We highly recommend the restaurant: tasty traditional dishes in a relaxing atmosphere with a friendly staff. We had the full artichoke and the pig cheeks - both tasty flair to share, not so many places would serve you such tasty old time dishes updated for 2021. A little gem in Basel. We’ll visit again!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Krafft Basel, Gästeservice/Empfang at Hotel Krafft Basel
Responded 24 Apr 2021
Dear Grégory T Thank you very much for being our guest and such a great and detailed review! We would love to welcome you back in summer. The balconies of our rooms really invites one to relax and to enjoy the stunning view over the Rhine and the oldtown of Basel. On hot summer days, the Rhine also offers cooling. So you can dive in further up the river and get out again at the Krafft and enjoy a cool drink right on the bank. Thank you very much for your compliments about our staff and food. This gives us the motivation to continue and provide an excellent service and offer top quality food. We are already looking forward to welcoming you next time and wish you all the best until then. Best regards from the Rhine Hotel Krafft Basel Robin Mildner Reception
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Candido wrote a review Mar 2021
Fribourg, Switzerland43 contributions1 helpful vote
We just came back from our 2 nights trip and we were enchanted by our experience at Krafft Hotel. We booked through their website directly one of their special offer. At our arrival we had the great surprise of being upgraded without asking anything. The room was way behond our expectations: huge (even a dressing room!) with a nice balcony facing the river. Design furniture. L'Occitane products. In the building corridor you have access to books, coffe machine, water (sparkling as well), tea, etc. all complimentary. The salon downstairs is perfect after a day walking around the city. For our stay we received a welcome drink with a fantastic and very generous platter of local cheese and cold cuts. The meals at the restaurant were very tasty and original. A real culinary proposal. All the staff was super friendly and available. We recommended this place to all our friends already! We cannot wait go back. Thank you Krafft team for this break.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Response from Krafft Basel, Gästeservice/Empfang at Hotel Krafft Basel
Responded 4 Apr 2021
Dear Candido D We are very flattered by your detailed review. It is great to hear that your stay was successful from A to Z and that we were so convincing with our rooms, facilities and food. Furthermore, we are very delighted about your positive feedback towards our staff. It is always nice to hear that we are so well received with our cordial manner. Best wishes and see you soon, Aurelia Pestoni Reception
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Oscar H wrote a review Jun 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
I chose the single room with a balcony on the river Rhine, and although it is a bit tight it still is very comfortable, the bed is large and the bathroom tiles and equipment are perfect except the basin for a tall man like me (it is a bit small and placed at a low height, so whenever I splashed my head with water a little pool formed around my feet on the floor). The balcony is sublime, with wooden planks and a view of the river and the bridge and the city which is worth every penny.
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Date of stay: May 2020
Room Tip: Choose a room high up to enjoy the view if on the riverside.
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Response from Krafft Basel, Gästeservice/Empfang at Hotel Krafft Basel
Responded 14 Jun 2020
Dear 877oscarh Thank you very much for the excellent evaluation of the Krafft Basel! It is a pleasure to read that you did enjoy your stay with us that much! We are very glad to learn that you were satisfied with your stay, especially highlighting the rooms with the river view and balcony. The feedback of our guests is very important for us in order to improve our performance and fulfill all our guest´s needs. Regarding your disappointment of the room size, for your next stay we recommend our "Timeless Double Rooms". In this category, all rooms are about 15qm and are therefore more spacious. Hoping to welcome you back soon! And please stay in touch - we would be very happy to book the right room for your next stay with us in Basel! Best regards, Valérie Stebler Réception
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US$160 - US$325 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
krafft am rhein basel
Hotel Krafft
SwitzerlandCanton of BaselBaselAltstadt
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Krafft Basel
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Krafft Basel?
Nearby attractions include Rathaus (0.3 km), Basel's Old Town (0.4 km), and Müensterplatz (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Krafft Basel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Krafft Basel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Krafft Basel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Krafft Basel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cheval Blanc By Peter Knogl, Parterre One, and Ufer7 Basel.
Is Hotel Krafft Basel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 1.0 km away from the centre of Basel.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Krafft Basel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Krafft Basel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hotel Krafft Basel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Krafft Basel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Krafft Basel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Basel Minster (0.5 km), Basel Historical Museum - Barfuesserkirche (0.6 km), and Ermitage (7.6 km).