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 area

 Meeting facilities

Conference room

Overview

Hotel Merian Am Rhein is placed in the center of Basel and offers a superb view over the cathedral. Built in 1972 and remodeled in 2003, the comfortable hotel combines contemporary architecture and modern facilities.

The hotel boasts beautiful location next to Tinguely Museum, Marktplatz Basel and Blue and White House. Guests will find Basel city center within a 10-minute walk from the property.

Basel SBB train station is 15 minutes' walking distance from the hotel. Fast access to Zurich-Kloten airport within 75 km is provided.

Rooms

Hotel Merian Am Rhein offers 63 rooms fitted with a minibar, a refrigerator, a Nespresso machine, wireless internet and central heating for a comfortable stay in Basel. The rooms come with private bathrooms featuring a bathtub, a hairdryer and a shower.

Eat & Drink

Serving guests with swiss dishes, Hotel Hecht is 50 meters away.

Services

Guests can avail of a baggage storage, a gift shop and a beauty shop as well as a business center, printers and a photocopier.

Relax

Parents will find cribs and a playroom for their children on-site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

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

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

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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

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 area
  • 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)
    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

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Bed type: Double bed
Size: 260 sq. feet
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    Bed type: Twin beds or Queen-size bed and Single bed or 1 Single bed
    Size: 335 sq. feet
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      Comfort Double Room
      Bed type: Double bed or Double bed or Twin beds or 1 Single bed
      Size: 390 sq. feet
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        Panoramic Double Room
        Bed type: Double bed
        Size: 335 sq. feet
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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)
              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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            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 - 5200 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 - 200 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 - 200 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

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

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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)
              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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