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With so much to see during Art Basel, you’ll be needing a comfortable place to rest your head at the end of the day. Here you’ll find Whitewaller‘s favorite hotels in Basel.
Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois
Built in 1844 and restored in 2004 and 2006, the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois offers guests an elegant and exquisite experience. The property boasts 101 rooms, seven conference rooms, and Cheval Blanc by Peter Knogl—the hotel’s three Michelin star restaurant. As a historical structure rich in detail, the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois inspires guests with immaculate hospitality, natural elegance, and luxurious comforts.
Whitewaller recommends: Experience a one-of-a-kind street art tour, either walking, swimming, or driving.
The Passage Altstadt Grossbasel
The Passage gains its name from a direct passage from the hotel to old town. Welcoming guests to 53 rooms and suites, and three lofts, The Passage is an accommodating stay with many amenities. Enjoy a workout with TechnoGym equipment, or a meeting in one of the business rooms.
Whitewaller recommends: Relaxing in the traditional Finnish sauna.
Hotel Der Teufelhof Altstadt Grossbasel
At Hotel Der Teufelhof Basel, visitors are situated in one of two buildings: the historic Art Hotel, which hosts nine rooms that are conceptualized as a live-in exhibition; and the modern Gallery Hotel, which hosts 24 rooms and temporary art exhibitions organized by theme.
Whitewaller recommends: Having a light bite at Bel Etage or Atelier.
Hyperion Hotel Basel Rosental
Within the former Ramada Plaza Basel City Center, the Hyperion Hotel Basel in Kleinbasel is located in front of the trade show complex. The hotel boasts 224 guest rooms and suites, and a reputable Executive Lounge—complemented by music and unique city views.
Whitewaller recommends: Eating lunch at the in-house Gaumenfreund restaurant.
Nomad Design & Lifestyle Hotel Zentrum Grossbasel
Urban, unique, and inspiring, the Nomad Design & Lifestyle Hotel is a 65-room hotel set within Basel’s very first apartment building. Now carefully rebuilt and renovated, the two buildings boast unique architecture and homelike interiors and are interconnected by the Eatery.
Whitewaller recommends: Booking access to the Library Club.
Radisson Blu Hotel Altstadt Grossbasel
The Radisson Blu Hotel offers 206 rooms of comfort and is a short walk from many historic sights, attractive shops, and the SBB train station. It also boasts two peaceful courtyards, Basel’s largest indoor swimming pool at the Pool Inn Club, a fitness center, and the Oval Bar & Lounge.
Whitewaller recommends: Enjoying a bite to eat at Filini.
Swissôtel Le Plaza Basel Rosental
Enjoy unparalleled Swiss hospitality with the Swissôtel Le Plaza Basel’s spacious 238-room hotel. Make use of complimentary amenities, such as a morning newspaper and a mobility ticket for the duration of your stay.
Whitewaller recommends: Savoring the Swiss Burger for dinner.
Metropol Hotel Bahnhof SBB
Basel’s Metropol Hotel is a modern city hotel with a cozy, private atmosphere, located close to many of the city’s museums, cultural attractions, and shops. Enjoy the panoramic breakfast buffet with its 270-degree view to start your day in a relaxed and inspired way.
Whitewaller recommends: Booking online. The hotel donates a percentage to Swisscross.help.
Krafft Basel Altstadt Kleinbasel
Krafft Basel opened as Hotel Krafft in 1873. Since then, the hotel has undergone extensive renovations, and now offers a warm welcome to guests from all over the world. With 28 double rooms, 24 single rooms, and eight junior suites, guests can expect to relax in style with sweeping views of the Rhine.
Whitewaller recommends: Grabbing dinner at the dining room with Rhine views.
Hotel Royal Rosental
Hotel Royal, in the center of Basel, is a property boasting 15 rooms, a barber shop, a drugstore, and a business center. Just a short walk from the Congress Center Basel, Messe Basel, and Jean Tinguely Museum, guests are also a 75-minute car ride from the Zürich-Kloten airport.
Whitewaller recommends: Treating yourself to a haircut.
Pullman Basel Europe Rosental
With a recent renovation, the Pullman Basel Europe shines with inventive and effortlessly modern style—and a restaurant deserving of its one Michelin star and 18 Gault Millau points. In addition to 53 classic rooms, 62 superior rooms, 24 deluxe rooms, and two junior suites, guests can enjoy the hotel’s newest facilities, such as the Fit Lounge and the Europe Bistro.
Whitewaller recommends: Dining at the seasonally inspired Les Quatre Saisons restaurant.
Hotel Wettstein Wettstein
Hotel Wettstein is a family-friendly hotel, welcoming guests to a peaceful establishment. Guests are encouraged to explore the hotel’s fitness center, interior courtyard garden, underground parking, kids’ playground, charging stations for electrical cars, and complimentary mini bars, bikes, and Wi-Fi.
Whitewaller recommends: Using the mobility ticket that allows for free public travel.
East-West Riverside Hotel Altstadt Kleinbasel
The East-West Riverside Hotel opened in June 2015 after extensive renovations to provide guests with 44 rooms overlooking the city and the Rhine. Combining art and design, the hotel features a restaurant and a stylish bar with a terrace.
Whitewaller recommends: Exploring the nearby bars and restaurants.