Hotel Merian Am Rhein - Basel

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Rheingasse 2, Basel, Switzerland, 4056  show map
 4 stars
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Hotel Merian Am Rhein - Basel

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking
 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Conference room

Overview

Located 10-minutes from the city center, the four-star Hotel Merian am Rhein is situated not far from such famous sights as White and Blue House, Marktplatz Basel and Basel Cathedral.

The classical five-storey building of the hotel dates back to 1870 features contemporary interior.

All 63 guestrooms, including 49 single rooms, 10 double rooms, three junior suites and one suite, the hotel is equipped with modern amenities such as mini-bar, offering spectacular river views.

The hotel features a fish restaurant “Café Spitz”, where fish dishes are served.

Business guests are provided with a 24-hour business center and a meeting/conference room.

All recreational activities are available nearby for additional fee, among them is bicycle rental.

Number of floors:   6.  Number of rooms:   63.

Rooms

The hotel provides rooms for people with disabilities.

Single occupancy room comes with a balcony with view of the city and river.

Double room offers a sofa bed and 40-cm flat-panel television with cable channels.

Double room grand lit comes with refrigerator and en-suite bathroom with shower/tub combination.

Single room with river view offers a balcony with view of the city and river.

All children under two years old may stay at the hotel free of charge, older children and adults are staying here for CHF80 per night/person for extra bed.

Maximum one baby cot and one extra bed are available in a room.

Dining options

A complimentary buffet breakfast is available for guests to start off the day.

Room service is available during limited hours.

The fish restaurant “Café Spitz” offers fish cuisine along with a tasty and fruity wine from our selection. It is entirely smoke-free.

The hotel Merian Am Rhein provides visitors with a free full breakfast. 

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Handicap parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Currency exchange
  • Barber shop
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Guest Parking

  • private parking is possible on site at CHF 25 per day.

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Shoe shine service
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Half board
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pub
  • Cafe

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/Baby cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Casino
  • Night club
  • Barbeque grills
  • Theater

Room view

  • River view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway beds
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Fan/Extractor

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Lighted makeup mirror

Kitchen facilities

  • Mini-fridge

Bedroom

  • Down/Feather pillows

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • International calls
  • Plug adaptor
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 1 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • One child under the age of 1 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of CHF 80 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Rheingasse 2, Basel, Switzerland, 4056

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City Center
  • Basel
    1400 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Badischer Bahnhof
    5000 ft
  • Basel SBB
    5000 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Cafe Spitz
    100 ft
  • Hotel Hecht (cuisine: Swiss)
    100 ft
Parks
  • Rathaus
    1300 ft
Beaches
  • CityBeach Messe
    2800 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    63

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Rooms and availability

The hotel provides rooms for people with disabilities.

Single occupancy room comes with a balcony with view of the city and river.

Double room offers a sofa bed and 40-cm flat-panel television with cable channels.

Double room grand lit comes with refrigerator and en-suite bathroom with shower/tub combination.

Single room with river view offers a balcony with view of the city and river.

All children under two years old may stay at the hotel free of charge, older children and adults are staying here for CHF80 per night/person for extra bed.

Maximum one baby cot and one extra bed are available in a room.

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Double Room
Bed type: Double bed or Double bed or Twin beds
Size: 260 sq. feet
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Rooms with cable and satellite TV, Nespresso coffee machine and a minibar. Please note that extra beds cannot be accommodated in this room type.

Room facilities
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    Family Twin Room
    Bed type: Twin beds
    Size: 335 sq. feet
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    This family room features a cable TV and minibar

    Room facilities
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      Comfort Double Room
      Bed type: Double bed or Double bed or Twin beds
      Size: 390 sq. feet
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      Rooms with cable and satellite TV, Nespresso coffee machine and a minibar. Please note that extra beds cannot be accommodated in this room type.

      Room facilities
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        Business Single Room
        Bed type: 1 Single bed
        Size: 260 sq. feet
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          How to reach hotel

          hotel Hotel Merian Am Rhein - Basel Basel location
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          Hotel Address:

          Rheingasse 2, Basel, Switzerland, 4056

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Basel
            1400 ft
          Airports
          Train Stations
          • Badischer Bahnhof
            5000 ft
          • Basel SBB
            5000 ft
          • Bus stop
            400 ft
          Restaurants
          • Cafe Spitz
            100 ft
          • Hotel Hecht (cuisine: Swiss)
            100 ft
          Parks
          • Rathaus
            1300 ft
          Beaches
          • CityBeach Messe
            2800 ft
          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  2 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  11 am
          • Number of floors:
            6
          • Number of rooms:
            63

          Hotel Awards

          SwissHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedBaselHotel Merian Am Rhein

          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
          Best Luxury Hotels in Switzerland

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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions

          • Galerie Ausstellungsraum - 700 ft
          • Fähren - 700 ft
          • Basler Morgestraich - 1000 ft
          • Galerie Franz Mäder - 1000 ft
          • Armin Vogt / Stasia Hutter - 1000 ft
          • Dante Schuggi - 1000 ft
          • Marktplatz Basel - 1000 ft
          • Staatskanzlei - 1000 ft
          • Vorfasnacht in Basel - 1400 ft
          • Pfalz - 1400 ft
          • Basler Fasnacht - 1400 ft
          • Basel Cathedral - 1400 ft
          • artefakt gmbh - 1400 ft

          Popular areas

          • City Center - 1000 ft

          Places of interest

          • Blue and White House - 700 ft
          • Pfalz Basel - 1400 ft
          • Münsterplatz - 1400 ft
          • Basler Münster - 1700 ft

          Amusement

          • Camera Studiokino AG - 700 ft
          • Fanzone Kaserne-Riviera - 700 ft
          • Kino Central - 1400 ft
          • Fanzone Münsterplatz - 1400 ft
          • Euro 08 - 1400 ft

          Monuments and Landmarks

          • White and Blue House - 700 ft

          Museums

          • Museum der Kulturen - 1000 ft
          • hoosaggmuseum - 1400 ft

          Theaters

          • Charivari s Muusigtheater - 400 ft
          • Figurentheater Felucca - 1400 ft
          • Theater Fauteuil-Tabourettli- - 1700 ft
          • Scala Basel - 2000 ft

          Local attractions

          • Jean Tinguely Museum - 5100 ft
            Paul Sacher-Anlage 2, Basel
          • Solitude Park - 1.1 mi
            Solitude-Promenade, Basel
          • Botanischer Garten Bruglingen / Grun 80 - 1.9 mi
            Vorder Bruglingen, Basel
          • Kannenfeldpark - 1.0 mi
            Kannenfeldpark, 4055 Basel Basel-Stadt, Switzerland 47,565621 7,570722, Basel
          • Tierpark Lange Erlen - 1.3 mi
            Erlenparkweg 110, Basel

          Near the hotel

          • Naturhistorisches Museum - 1100 ft
            Augustinergasse 2, Basel
          • Altstadt - 1400 ft
            Marktplatz, Basel
          • Basel Munster - 1600 ft
            Rittergasse 3, Basel
          • Pharmazie-Historisches Museum - 1500 ft
            Totengasslein 3, Basel
          • Rathaus - 1300 ft
            Marktplatz 9, Basel
          • Fischmarktbrunnen - 1200 ft
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          • Museum of Ethnology (Museum der Kulturen Basel) - 1300 ft
            Munsterplatz 20, Basel

          Restaurants nearby

          • Cafe Spitz - 100 ft

            Address: Rhein-/Greifengasse 2
            Phone: +41 (0)61 - 685 11 00

            62% likes this, based on 66 reviews

          • Acero Eiscafe - 100 ft

            Address: Rheingasse 13
            Phone: +41 61 222 27 28

            74% likes this, based on 29 reviews
            Cuisine: Italian

          • Le Petit Bale (inside Hotel Krafft am Rhein) - 200 ft

            Address: Rheingasse 12
            Phone: +41 (0)61 - 690 91 30

            56% likes this, based on 36 reviews

          • Hotel Hecht - 100 ft

            Address: Rheingasse 8
            Phone: +41 (0)61 - 691 22 20

            Cuisine: Swiss
            Price Range: USD 1 - USD 14

          • Zum schmale Wurf - 200 ft

            Address: Rheingasse 10
            Phone: 061 683 33 25

            54% likes this, based on 49 reviews
            Price Range: USD 26 - USD 101

          Getting there.

          EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg is in 5.6km

          From the airport:

          • Head southeast, in 600m turn right toward A35 and at the roundabout, take the second exit onto the A35 ramp to Basel/Bâle/Lörrach/Allemagne/Aéroport Fret, merge onto A35, entering Switzerland, and continue onto A3, take the exit toward Basel-Kl’hüningen, at the roundabout, take the fourth exit onto Riehenring and then turn right onto Klingentalstrasse, continue straight onto Klingental and then onto Rheingasse. The hotel will be on the right.

          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  2 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  11 am
          • Number of floors:
            6
          • Number of rooms:
            63

          Hotel Awards

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          Hotel Merian Am Rhein Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Hotel Merian Am Rhein

          Average guest rating

          7.8out of 10
          Fabulous
          Based on 613 reviews

          Rating by category:

          Location
          8.7
          Rooms
          7.7
          Service
          7.9
          Value
          6.0

          Guest reviews

          • Single
            7.0

            Location and views onto Rhein & old city

            Restaurant was expensive

          • Older travelers
            9.2

            fantastic location with stunning views from the riverside rooms handy for the plethora of [free]public transport if required although most of Basels prime sights, shops, museums etc within walking distance

          • Older travelers
            6.2

            The Balcony and the Rhein view.

            Generally we don't understand the 4 star.

          • Older travelers
            9.6

            This hotel was very comfortable and in a great location to access the old city. The staff were very helpful.

            Drinks at the bar were very expensive even for a cup of tea.

          • Couple
            10.0

            Nice next to the river and in the middle of the city. You can walk everything. You get free public transport tickets.

          • Single
            8.2

            The hotel is well located and has very nice rooms on the river side. The city center is only 5 min. To walk and the restaurants are also in the near.The rooms on the river side have balconies and it is very good to sit there if you come tired back to the hotel. Internet is free of charge in the rooms and in the lobby which is very effective if you are on a business trip.

            Breakfast was good, but I have seen more reach bufftes in other hotels

          • Single
            7.4

            Great location directly on the Rhine, with waterside beer gardens and restaurants next door.

            Loud traffic nearby. I couldn't sleep with the window open on a warm night.

          • Group of friends
            5.8

            I like the hotel It is good location

            Rooms a bit old fashioned Prices are high

          • Older travelers
            7.4

            Location

            The woman running the breakfast room had a different attitude to those who were not swiss. She was abrupt with us.

          • Couple
            8.2

            The room was small, but quite comfortable, and very clean and tidy. Moreover the view was superb. The parking service was efficient. The kindness of the staff was appreciated and so was the presence of a restaurant belonging to the Goldener Fisch Association.

            However, the prices of the restaurant were too high, if compared to the quality of food and service.

          • Older travelers
            7.8

            Cooking smells entering our room on the 5th floor through the window plus noisy crowds below at night.

          • Single
            6.2

            location was great for being near to the trams and river , theer were pleant of places around for food and the hotel had a pretty decent resarant, staff were friendly and helpful when they could be and the atmosphere was relaxed,

            they did not provide advice on the fsct that there was public transport to the airport, and they were no familiar with the tram bus services in general.

          • Older travelers
            8.2

            The location was very good - and the mobility tickets an excellent way of getting around Basel

            Noise. On Friday & Saturday nights there is a club that clearly closes late ( we were woken servreal times, the latest being at 4.00am on the Saturday morning !) and the patrons of that establishment are not quiet. Perhaps triple glazing is required ??

          • Single
            5.4

            For the price (of 140chf), and I guess it depends if you get a special or not, this place may be considered okay by Swiss prices. The location's really good and they did give me a room with a river view in it, which was kind of them.

          • Older travelers
            7.0

            Hotel staff are nice & friendly. Nice view from rooms facing the river

            No a/C. Hot rooms. If you open the balcony doors it so noisy that you can't sleep.

          How to reach hotel

          hotel Hotel Merian Am Rhein - Basel Basel location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          Rheingasse 2, Basel, Switzerland, 4056

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Basel
            1400 ft
          Airports
          Train Stations
          • Badischer Bahnhof
            5000 ft
          • Basel SBB
            5000 ft
          • Bus stop
            400 ft
          Restaurants
          • Cafe Spitz
            100 ft
          • Hotel Hecht (cuisine: Swiss)
            100 ft
          Parks
          • Rathaus
            1300 ft
          Beaches
          • CityBeach Messe
            2800 ft
          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  2 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  11 am
          • Number of floors:
            6
          • Number of rooms:
            63

          Hotel Awards

          SwissHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedBaselHotel Merian Am Rhein

          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
          Best Luxury Hotels in Switzerland

          Use Badge