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beds england
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for two nights in December location was excellent for all the sights within easy walking distance also right near river bridge,the staff were helpful but not overly enthusiastic. The room was warm and clean but all fittings are very basic didn't use the restaurant so can't comment,no night porter on duty which I found strange for the size of...

Thank anglian
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed it, overall a good value, well located and had the charm of an old Swiss house. The room was clean and well furnished. Good transport links or walking distance from most places as it's very central.

Thank xtraclick
Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 6 December 2016

We sat in the big benches facing the river which is a very nice view. But the service was ridicously slow and a bit rude for how long we have been waiting and at the end you have some Tarte flambée or flammekueche which was COLD and really nothing special. So those views doesnt worth that time and money basically.

Thank calumnos
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This hotel is great value for its location, service and amenities. Switzerland is pricey, so finding this hotel with its river view rooms(worth the extra)is a treat. Nice size rooms as well. Walking distance from both train stations, and a free transit card when you book a room. The windows of the room open, so you can hear the Rhine...

Thank lindamsd2016
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I sat on one of the big wooden benches outside beside the Rheine with a view out to the old town. With the Autumn leaves it was a very pretty spot. Lunch was very tasty. I had a pulled pork burger which was delicious. Price was very reasonable (for Swiss standards) at about CHF 30 for beer and lunch.

Thank CatE1981
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Friendly welcome at reception and a very nice room. Lovely architectural features all across the hotel. Rooms are good size and have a very interesting concept of an integrated bathroom with see-through wall. If you want a quiet night I'd recommend opting for a room towards the riverside as the alleyway on the other side seems to be quiet popular...

Thank Christoph G
Newport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Hotel is in a great location right on the river front , good rooms and nice view of the city if you have a river front room. Near trams and train station walkable . We went on a Friday and Saturday night , Saturday fine and the usual noise you'd expect from people enjoying themselves , Friday was terrible ,...

1Thank Keith S
Chorley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Though I arrived late, I was greeted by a polite and friendly night porter, she even got me a nice cold beer though the bar was closed. Wish I could speak so highly of the senior barman. The room was small, but comfortable and nicely decorated. The hotel is conveniently located for exploring Basel and only a few yards from...

1Thank Michael H
Orillia, Canada
Reviewed 5 September 2016

East West Hotel has a large outside patio with a view of the river . We were there on a Sunday and it was quite busy. THe waiter was very helpful and spoke english. I had the sausage and cheese salad and my wife had the mixed greens and eggs salad . Both were excellent and typical Swiss prices of...

1Thank russell85
Rheinfelden, Switzerland
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The East-West Hotel offers a restaurant at a very nice location in the heart of Basel just at the Rhine river. They have not much on the card: Some Burgers with french fries. That's it. The prices are rather expensive (well that is probably due to the location). The service tends to be quite slow (since there are only 2...

1Thank Alexander H

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Opened in June 2015 after extensive renovations, the East-West Riverside Hotel is located right on the Rhine River in the lively centre of Basel, just a short walk across the bridge from the Old Town. Various bars and clubs can be found in the immediate vicinity. ... more   less 

Additional Information about East-West Hotel Basel

Address: Rheingasse 8, Basel 4058, Switzerland (Formerly Hotel Hecht Am Rhein)
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel > Altstadt
Price Range: $146 - $274 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — East-West Hotel Basel 3*
Number of rooms: 44
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“Get a river view room”
 of 5 bubbles anglian, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Spend the extra for the river view rooms! Request top floor to minimize noise.”
 of 5 bubbles lindamsd2016, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Go to Parking Räbgass on Rebgasse 20 4058 Basel, then walk to hotel. About CHF 35 per day. Don't drive to the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles msej449, 14 Jul 2016 | Read review
“River view is worth the extra few euros”
 of 5 bubbles DerekHoughton, 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Room 301 - best views of the Rhine river”
 of 5 bubbles Dominique7339, 2 Jul 2016 | Read review
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