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East West Hotel Basel

Rheingasse 8, Basel 4058 Switzerland
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#44 of 59 hotels in Basel
Doch woher kommt der Name East West Hotel? Beim East West Hotel in Basel ändert der Rhein seine Fließrichtung von Ost-West, in einer auslaufenden Kurve um ca. 90°,um dann weiter in Richtung Norden entlang der deutsch-französischen Grenze zur Nordsee zu fließen. Politisch liegt das Rheinknie am Dreiländereck von Deutschland, der Schweiz und Frankreich, weshalb diese Region auch RegioTriRhena genannt wird. Wir verstehen uns als ein familiengeführtes Art und Design Hotel,mit insgesamt 44 Zimmern verteilt auf Rhein und Stadtseite, welches den Hauch der Vergangenheit mit den Visionen der Zukunft verbindet. Wir wünschen Ihnen einen angenehmen Aufenthalt, geniessen Sie die schweizer Gastfreundschaft in vollen Zügen wie vor Ihnen Gäste aus aller Herren Länder vor 800 Jahren.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle bus service
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Private check-in / check-out
Secured parking
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Soundproof rooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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River View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 2 more
147Reviews5Q+A18Room tips
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Stuart P wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom74 contributions49 helpful votes
This is the perfect hotel for a two or three night stay to see most of Basel, without wasting time travelling about. The hotel has a very nice riverside bar and the rooms are pretty good [a little more lighting would improve things though - this is my only gripe]. Be sure to use your **** BASEL CARD **** - issued to you on arrival, as it will save you a lot of money and convenience. Use the trams [they are so convenient and they went everywhere we wanted to go] for FREE and get half price entry to the top Museums and Galleries. If you stay here Tram 8 gets you to the hotel from the Main Train Station [Bahnhof SBB] after transferring from the Airport Bus 50. Tram 6 takes you to the Fondation Beyeler, currently showing Edward Hopper plus other 20C art including Picasso, Monet, Mondrian, Cezanne, Warhol etc
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Emptynesters09 wrote a review Nov 2019
Port Saint Lucie, Florida476 contributions193 helpful votes
We stopped here while in Basel for lunch. Lovely water view. The lunch was delicious, the service was fair (no one rushes to get you your check to leave in Europe) and the view was great. I would definitely come back, if only for a drink and the view.
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Date of stay: October 2019
BusinessTraveler43 wrote a review Oct 2019
Amsterdam21 contributions6 helpful votes
This hotel has mixed reviews but I tried it anyway since there were very few reasonably-priced hotels near where I needed to be for a business trip. Unfortunately, the negative reviews are correct. The hotel is noisy, inside and out, and some are created by the hotel itself - poor insulation, a bar in the basement open until 4 a.m. on some evenings, music playing in the bar/breakfast room all night and a restaurant with outdoor seating. The staff are indifferent except the woman at breakfast who is surly. But worst of all, when I checked out I was charged in Euros rather than Swiss francs for which I did not give permission and therefore paid a 5% foreign transaction fee above the going exchange rate instead of the 3% my credit card charges. Some Swiss hotels offer this but they always ask first (and you should say no). I can not recommend staying at a hotel that behaves in this manner.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Trip type: Travelled on business
Philj wrote a review Oct 2019
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand7 contributions8 helpful votes
Stayed 3 nights here, view to river and bridge, above bars and restaurants. Very small room, modern bathroom. Lift in building. Could be very hot in summer as full afternoon sun and could be very noisy at night if windows closed. Breakfast included, basic but sufficient, very close to tram stop and easy walk to shops, restaurants and main square.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Room Tip: River views a must.
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PRCDenver wrote a review Sep 2019
Denver, Colorado192 contributions78 helpful votes
Half the price of the hotels next door. For that you get a decent, clean, reasonably appointed room on the river in Old Town, some noise from the bar and restaurants next door (ear plugs are provided at the front desk!), friendly check in, an average breakfast with average service, no free parking, an appealing/accessible neighborhood with shops and restaurants, direct access to the river promenade, public transportation a one minute walk away. All in all, a good value.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Room Tip: River facing rooms, top floor.
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US$121 - US$283 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Hecht Am Rhein
SwitzerlandCanton of BaselBaselAltstadt
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Frequently Asked Questions about East West Hotel Basel
Which popular attractions are close to East West Hotel Basel?
Nearby attractions include Rathaus (0.4 km), Basel's Old Town (0.4 km), and Müensterplatz (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at East West Hotel Basel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at East West Hotel Basel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at East West Hotel Basel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to East West Hotel Basel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cheval Blanc By Peter Knogl, Parterre One, and Ufer7 Basel.
Is East West Hotel Basel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 1.0 km away from the centre of Basel.
Are any cleaning services offered at East West Hotel Basel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at East West Hotel Basel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at East West Hotel Basel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Turkish.
Are there any historical sites close to East West Hotel Basel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Basel Minster (0.5 km), Basel Historical Museum - Barfuesserkirche (0.7 km), and Ermitage (7.6 km).
Does East West Hotel Basel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.