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Hotel Merian am Rhein

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Boca Chica, Panama
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is right by the Rhein River. Beautiful setting during the fall! It is a nice antique building, the rooms are comfortable and spacious. My room had a spectacular view of the river and bridge. Just steps away from all the main plaza. If you are looking for a nice, convenient location. This is the place.

Thank Melissa Q
Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had just a night and day to spend here...very convenient location and accessible to trams ,shopping and museums...got to do more than I thought ....walk by the river and meet friendly local people or hire a cycle and drive around .very helpful staff

Thank asawhney2015
Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The location here is fantastic and if you can afford the higher priced river view, then do it. Fantastic, especially in the summer. The rooms are 3 star quality and in need of a refurb. Annoyingly there are no electric sockets near the bedside counter. The breakfast is really overpriced, so I went to the dunkin donuts up the road...

Thank richvjones1976
Reviewed 21 October 2016

The hotel is generally nice enough. It is in a great location, it's clean, rooms are big, view is nice, breakfast is decent, wifi strong and fast. Shame about the bed bugs. My partner found a bed bug biting her during the night and killed it. It was absolutely clear that it was a bed bug as it perfectly matched...

Thank Levi B
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 20 October 2016

My Mother and I recently stayed at Hotel Merian for 2 nights after a 7 day Viking River cruise which disembarked in Basel. The hotel is situated in a wonderful location with a beautiful view of the Rhine River, it is such a shame for such a beautiful location and appearance on the outside. Upon our arrival, the staff was...

Thank lynn t
Devonport, Australia
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Hotel is situated right on the Rhein. We had a room overlooking the river and watching all the people float by while sitting on our small deck was very entertaining. Lots of bars and restaurants along the river outside. Do not eat at the Spitz restaurant at the hotel though - truly awful. The room was well priced but note...

Thank John D
Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 4 October 2016

went for the business trip and the first thing to notice was the extremely friendly staff , room was good ,bed was very comfortable but to top it all was the great view of the river rhine from the balcony .very close to the market as well .

Thank ramanroop
Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 9 September 2016

I would not class this as four star - I would state 5 - superb! The service from this hotel was absolutely sublime! The staff were VERY helpful day and night! I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone who stays in Basel. I loved this hotel and will be going again. Thank you Basu and all staff for a...

Thank 163n9876
Mainz, Germany
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Riverside views can make up for the rest I was in Basel for one overnight for business. I didn't pay much attention and followed a colleagues recommendation to book the Merian. Website and entrance door proudly declares four star status. Do not be fooled by that. I have stayed at Ibis Hotels that were better equipped than this, especially at...

Thank Peterson J
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Really nice and charming hotel Location is great, close to amenities The welcome is perfect and the breakfast is nice Room is ok and clean Standard can be better for a 4 stars hotel though Machine to clean shoes at every level - much appreciated!

Thank jeremylt17

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Additional Information about Hotel Merian am Rhein

Address: Rheingasse 2, Basel 4058, Switzerland (Formerly BEST WESTERN Merian Am Rhein)
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel > Altstadt
Price Range: $184 - $305 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Merian am Rhein 4*
Number of rooms: 63
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Also Known As:
Best Western Merian Am Rhein Hotel Basel
Best Western Basel
Basel Best Western
Best Western Hotel Basel
Hotel Style:
#16 Luxury Hotel in Basel
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“T.e floors with views might be a little noisy during the day due to all the action down by the river,”
 of 5 bubbles MelissaQ7, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Very noisy outside due to cafes on the corner”
 of 5 bubbles lynnt599, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get a room with a view!”
 of 5 bubbles 149JohnD, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are worth it”
 of 5 bubbles 163n9876, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a river view and higher floor (should be quieter).”
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 of 5 bubbles NZGrant, 14 Jul 2016 | Read review
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