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

Wi-Fi
Parking

CHF 25 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Pub

Cafe

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Elevator

Overview

Surrounded by a cathedral and a theater, Hotel Merian Am Rhein offers 63 guestrooms featuring a superb view. The hotel was opened in 1972, renovated in 2003 and is housed in a 6-storey building.

Many Basel sights, including Jean Tinguely Museum are about 20 minutes' walk from the property. Nestled in the museum district and 1 km from the city center.

The hotel offers easy access to a pharmacy, a supermarket and shops.

Basel SBB train station lies within a 15-minute walk. Due to its location 75 km from Zurich-Kloten airport, fast access to the Hotel Merian Am Rhein is provided.

Rooms

This hotel comprises of modern rooms including panoramic double room, family twin room and business single room with such comforts as free Wi-Fi, central heating, a laptop-size safe, coffee/tea makers and a sitting area. The rooms look on to the river. Bathrooms come with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Guests will enjoy Italian cuisine of Acero Eiscafe, which is about 50 meters away.

Services

This property offers a safety deposit box, a luggage storage and a lift along with a business center, a meeting room and a movie projector to answer the needs of all guests.

Relax

On-site facilities for children include cribs and a playroom.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible at a location nearby at CHF 25 per day.

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

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Hairdresser
  • Bicycle storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Half board
  • Continental breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Pub
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

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

Leisure facilities

  • Casino
  • Night club
  • Theater
  • BBQ facilities

Room view

  • River view

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • Mini-fridge

Bedroom

  • Down/Feather pillows

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

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)
    200 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

Hotel Merian Am Rhein photos Room
Double Room
  • Room size:

    260 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Room

Hotel Merian Am Rhein photos Room
Family Room
  • Room size:

    335 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Queen-size bed and 1 Single bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Family Room

Hotel Merian Am Rhein photos Room
Comfort Single Room
  • Room size:

    260 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Coffee machine
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  • General:Free internet access
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Comfort Room

Hotel Merian Am Rhein photos Room
Panoramic Double Room
  • Room size:

    260 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Coffee machine
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Radio
Business Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • + More
  • General:Free internet access
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Telephone
  • Dining:Mini-bar
Room Description:

Standard|Business Room

Hotel Merian Am Rhein Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Galerie Ausstellungsraum700 ft
  • Fähren700 ft
  • Basler Morgestraich1000 ft
  • Galerie Franz Mäder1000 ft
  • Armin Vogt / Stasia Hutter1000 ft
  • Dante Schuggi1000 ft
  • Marktplatz Basel1000 ft
  • Staatskanzlei1000 ft
  • Vorfasnacht in Basel1400 ft
  • Pfalz1400 ft
  • Basler Fasnacht1400 ft
  • Basel Cathedral1400 ft
  • artefakt gmbh1400 ft

Popular areas

  • City Center1000 ft

Places of interest

  • Münsterplatz1400 ft
  • Basler Münster1700 ft

Amusement

  • Camera Studiokino AG700 ft
  • Fanzone Kaserne-Riviera700 ft
  • Kino Central1400 ft
  • Fanzone Münsterplatz1400 ft
  • Euro 081400 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Blue and White House700 ft
  • White and Blue House700 ft
  • Pfalz Basel1400 ft

Museums

  • Museum der Kulturen1000 ft
  • hoosaggmuseum1400 ft

Theaters

  • Charivari s Muusigtheater400 ft
  • Figurentheater Felucca1400 ft
  • Theater Fauteuil-Tabourettli-1700 ft
  • Scala Basel2000 ft

Local attractions

  • Jean Tinguely Museum5200 ft
    Paul Sacher-Anlage 2, Basel
  • Solitude Park1.1 mi
    Solitude-Promenade, Basel
  • Botanischer Garten Bruglingen / Grun 801.9 mi
    Vorder Bruglingen, Basel
  • Kannenfeldpark1.0 mi
    Kannenfeldpark, 4055 Basel Basel-Stadt, Switzerland 47,565621 7,570722, Basel
  • Tierpark Lange Erlen1.3 mi
    Erlenparkweg 110, Basel

Near the hotel

  • Naturhistorisches Museum1100 ft
    Augustinergasse 2, Basel
  • Altstadt1400 ft
    Marktplatz, Basel
  • Basel Munster1600 ft
    Rittergasse 3, Basel
  • Pharmazie-Historisches Museum1500 ft
    Totengasslein 3, Basel
  • Rathaus1300 ft
    Marktplatz 9, Basel
  • Fischmarktbrunnen1200 ft
    BaselSwitzerland
  • Museum of Ethnology 1300 ft
    Munsterplatz 20, Basel

Restaurants nearby

  • Cafe Spitz100 ft

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

    62% likes this, based on 66 reviews

  • Acero Eiscafe200 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 Hecht200 ft

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

    Cuisine: Swiss
    Price Range: USD 1 - USD 14

  • Zum schmale Wurf200 ft

    Address: Rheingasse 10
    Phone: 061 683 33 25

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

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

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Cities nearby
  • Birsfelden hotels - 2 km
  • Liestal hotels - 14 km
  • Binningen hotels - 3 km
  • Muttenz hotels - 5 km
  • Dornach hotels - 8 km
  • Pratteln hotels - 8 km
  • Arlesheim hotels - 7 km
  • Bottmingen hotels - 4 km
  • Duggingen, Basel-Landschaft hotels - 11 km
  • Muenchenstein , Basel-Landschaft hotels - 5 km

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)
    200 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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