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“Stayed before river cruise”
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ibis Basel Bahnhof
Ranked #18 of 51 Hotels in Basel
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“Stayed before river cruise”
Reviewed 22 April 2012

This is a normal Ibis Hotel. A fair value, considering other nearby accomodations. Our room was amazingly quiet even though it was facing the street and the tram came came right by.

It's close to the Bahnhof SBB train station and just steps to tram stop.
Free local public transportaion ticket provided for duration of stay as well as free bus to/from airport. These made getting around the town very nice and worry free, it was nice not getting nickle and dimed to death with puiblic transportation fees.

Staff was very accomodating. We had no problems at all. When we asked the staff for suggestions for eating or how to get somewhere they provided excellent friendly advice.

As another poster stated, breakfast while good, became a bit boring with the same fare every day, we stayed 4 days.

Aside from pillows, which in Ibis fashion are a bit small, evrything was fine, Would stay again-

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 April 2012

My wife and I have stayed at many Ibis hotels, and many of the rest of the Accor brand, over the years. Bar none, the Ibis Basel Bahnhof was by far the best. Very close and easy 5 to 10 minute walk from the Hauptbahnhof or 3 minutes by Tram number 2 or two minutes by tram 16 to the station using the provided free pass.

The difference was made by the staff. All staff members were pleasant and quick to help. We needed a European to Swiss power adapter and they provided one. Answered all questions competently and quickly. Greeted with smiles and recognition. Gave help with the wifi, which is free for 24 hours. Plenty of food on the breakfast buffet, good variety particularly in the specials, this week highlighting Graubunden food products.

Room very clean and everything worked. Shower huge, could easily fit 2 people. The flow was not hard but a gentle rain setting, plenty warm. Bed a little hard, but not uncomfortable.

Newly redecorated.

Location great, such easy access to both Klein Basel and Gross Basel by the 2 and 16 trams outside the door. Stop named "IWB" for both.

We had driven past Basel many times but this, our first visit into the town, sold us on Basel and we have reorganized our plans to return next week.

Room Tip: We were given a room on the 5th floor overlooking the station; with the window open (opens all the w...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 March 2012

We were catering an event at St. Jakob Halle and had to chose this B&B hotel as Basel was nearlly fully booked. The hotel it self meets the Ibis standards and the staff is very helpfull - always with a smile and giving the good directions for using the Basel Card on the trams and get where you want to go.
The rooms are not very big, but all the basics are in there. The matress are hard - a good option if you like this kind of matress. Internet is free all over the hotel.
For breakfast, the basics are in there - a litle improvement on the choise would be a plus. After 3 days having always the same small choise on cold cuts or bakery makes bfast boring!
The only issue we identify were the room doors. If you don't push it hard, they don't lock. Some colleagues experienced the same wich it makes you feel insecure.

Room Tip: push your room door hard and make sure it is locked!
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 5 March 2012

We stayed in this hotel because I arrived by train and we were leaving for the airport the next morning and the bus leaves also from the train station so the hotel is quite well located. The hotel is what you can expect from an Ibis, more or less the same everywhere but the receptionists were very friendly, didn't mind that I stayed till later in the room the next day as my husband was working and I could also make use of the Internet in the lobby for free! I also got a free card for the tram and it was very easy to go into town. If you feel like it you can even walk.

The rooms could look a bit more stylish with a little of updating. Simple things like a nicer carpet, a nicer vinyl on the bathroom floor (whoever came up with immiation wood had a real bad taste!). But all in all it is reasonable value for money although in Switzerland even an Ibis is terribly expensive! The bad is not very comfortable and the pillows were horrible but well.... that is Ibis, I suppose! We didn't use the restaurant but we have tried in other Ibis and we surely wouldn't do it again!

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: ibis Basel Bahnhof
Address: Margarethenstrasse 33 - 35, Basel 4053, Switzerland
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Region: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Basel
#12 Family Hotel in Basel
#13 Romantic Hotel in Basel
#14 Business Hotel in Basel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:2 star — ibis Basel Bahnhof 2*
Number of rooms: 112
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel ibis Basel Bahnhof is located right next to the main train station in Basel and is 15 minutes from Basel's EuroAirport. The city center and the zoo are just a few minutes' walk or a short tram ride away. Our hotel with 112 rooms is fully non smoking. Enjoy our friendly 24/7 reception, our generous buffet breakfast, 24/7 bar service, free wifi and webcorner, luggage room and an indoor car park (12 spaces for an extra charge)are also available. ... more   less 
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