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GAIA Hotel

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Excellent location just by the main train station. It was great to be able to leave the luggage at the hotel and pick it up minutes before leaving on the train. With a relatively busy street (with trams) between my room and the station, I was concerned about noise. As it happens the hotel is perfectly soundproofed and I ended...

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Airth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel deserves to be a 5 star. It is immaculate, tastefully decorated, staff are wonderful, and it is in the perfect location. The free travel pass is an additional bonus. We stayed here as a New Year break and will certainly be returning in the near future.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every day I looked forward to the delightful breakfast in the antique room, with lots of healthy options like gluten-free bread and 3 different types of butter: organic, biodynamic and sheep's. It's a family-owned hotel and they are there most of the time, and the rest of the staff is very friendly and helpful. I'm keen on many aspects of...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were very satisfied with staying there. First of all 2 mins away from the train station. (Perfect location! also great access to the airport by bus from there.) The room was comfortable and very clean. Furthermore, the breakfast was awesome. The staffs were also friendly and kind. We would like to stay there again! Definitely we recommend this hotel!

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ISTANBUL
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When you enter a very central located GAIA Hotel, you immediately feel the positive energy the hotel staff gives you. You arrive at a tastefully decorated lobby. Art works are everywere. I stayed at 3th floor and did not use the elevator just to admire the beautiful artwork on the stair walls. Rooms are comfortable and provide everything necessary. And...

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Shipham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 December 2016

I choose this hotel because of good TA reviews. The location was fab, right by the bus stop from the airport, tram station 1 minute walk, supermarket next door. You get a tram pass from the hotel, three stops you are in the centre of town, some restaurants close by, which tended to be cheaper than in the centre. The...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

If I was to pick between hotel Basel, the Passage, and Gaia; I would select Gaia hotel. I have stayed at a few hotels in this category in Basel and the Gaia is without question my top pick. It is located right next to the train station so you can hop right over without any issues. A few shorts stops...

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uk
Reviewed 7 December 2016

pleasant stay in clean and very comfortable hotel, good location next to railway station and easy walking distance to Christmas markets which was the purpose of our visit. Staff extremely pleasant and helpful. Breakfast a good start to the day. Considering how expensive we found Switzerland (poor exchange rate no doubt affected this) this lovely hotel was excellent value for...

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St. Gallen, Switzerland
Reviewed 5 December 2016

We enjoyed our stay at Gaia Hotel very much! The location is very good, just next to the main station but still quiet. You can walk in about 15min to the city centre but there are also plenty of tram connections available – the hotel provided us even with a free pass for public transport during our stay. If you...

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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 3 December 2016

It's my first time stayed in this GAIA hotel even I traveled to Basel very often. And this will be my favorite hotel in Basel. The hotel location is very convenience for walking from Basel SBB and it's very close to COOP. The staffs were very friendly and full of smiley service mind. The room was small but fulfilled with...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The elegantly furnished 86 rooms not only provide for a restful and enjoyable stay to the guests of the GAIA Hotel. Especially businessmen, congressional and fair visitors can use their hotel room in order to work thanks to the comfortable furniture and the modern technological infrastructure. Delicately used art deco ornamental elements, warm colours and selected pictures of known artists contribute to the interior of the hotel in which one feels simply well at first sight. The in the Belle Epoque style developed banqueting room not only serves as a breakfast room, it reveals itself as a unique jewel for special receptions, company and family events or gatherings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about GAIA Hotel

Address: Centralbahnstrasse 13 - 15, Basel 4051, Switzerland (Formerly Hotel St. Gotthard Basel)
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel > Altstadt
Price Range: $212 - $486 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — GAIA Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 86
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Also Known As:
St Gotthard Hotel
St Gotthard Basel
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Basel
#3 Luxury Hotel in Basel
#3 Romantic Hotel in Basel
#4 Business Hotel in Basel
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“"Gorgeous selection" rooms are stunning.”
 of 5 bubbles Irenejean, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles Cemse, 16 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Up high room at the back is very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles 914martinm, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors have less noise from train station. Same for rooms on the back side of building.”
 of 5 bubbles J0Ba13, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Our rooms were on the back side of the Hotel and on the 3rd floor.”
 of 5 bubbles roses854, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
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