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hotel brasserie au violon

89 reviews
#36 of 52 Hotels in Basel
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good52%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Free Wifi
Breakfast Buffet
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Pets Allowed
Accessible rooms
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

A friend and I stayed in the Violon for a weekend to attend the Christmas Market in Basel. It was clean and cosy. The reception staff were more than friendly, providing extra blankets (me) and pillows (my friend.) (It was very very cold!) We opted...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We had a reasonable dinner. However, when we had to pay, the bill was 162 CHF, but the waitress tricked us and I eventually found that I "gave"her a tip of 54 CHF (33%), which I never did. I found that my credit card was...More

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Response from 123456Basel, Manager at hotel brasserie au violonResponded 19 August 2017

Dear Eitan Shiloni Thank you for your feedback. We deeply apologize for that unpleasant experience in our brasserie. This is for us an unusual situation: it could have been a mistake in entering the numbers into the credit card terminal. Please contact us directly (info@au-violon.com)...More

Reviewed 14 August 2017

Actually I found Basel rather dull until we came to this lovely restaurant for dinner. I'd booked before leaving home and just as well because it fits the category of 'hidden treasure' but the locals know about it. Situated in the courtyard (or a pleasant...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

This nuce hotel is centrally located with goid access by public transportation, in a historical building with nice rooms (some overlooking the Barfusserplatz and the cathedral) and curteous service. Exquisit restaurant.

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Reviewed 3 December 2016

A bit strange staying in a room that used to be a prison cell, but in the end I had no complaints. Comfortable, clean and very near the centre. I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again. A good option when you are on a medium...More

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Hotel Amenities
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Breakfast Available
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Price range
USD 152 - USD 218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Price range
USD 152 - USD 218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
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emerald10D
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Response from RuthieMead | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I'm not sure either. Contact the hotel direct - the reception staff speak many different languages. It really is in the city centre, so I suspect no parking, but I do recall seeing car parks just a couple of blocks... More
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"For more "characterful" rooms, choose the cells."
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"choose 2nd Floor--quietest. The floors creak so better be on top. :-)"
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"Police station rooms are all in the same alley and are bigger than Cell rooms that are all in another alley."
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"We stayed in room 19, and can recommend the pleasant view and excellent shower."
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