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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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Reviewed 31 December 2015

We had a four night stay in one of the 'Police Station' rooms (no 12) overlooking the Christmas market. The location of the hotel is ideal for a winter break being very close to the Barfűsserplatz, main tram stops and the river Rhine as well...More

1  Thank Jac_Abertawe2015
Reviewed 30 December 2015

Very charming place in the middle of Basel. This building that has almost 1000 years was first a religious building and then for around 100 years, a prison (until 1995). This is why you can get 2 types of rooms: Police station or Cell. The...More

Thank PepperGrinder1
Reviewed 27 December 2015

This hotel is a former prison, but you wouldn't know that when you're in the lovely restaurant or one of the cozy bedrooms. The location is perfect (we were delighted to find the Christmas market so close by during our December visit), and the staff...More

1  Thank emmacgordon
Reviewed 12 December 2015

If you visit Basel, home of the Beyeler Foundation and many other museums, the hotel "Au Violon" is a must. It is a former prison converted in a pleasant hotel with 20 rooms on two floors, some of them with a view on the courtyard,...More

1  Thank Alain F
Reviewed 10 November 2015

We had a mini-holiday in Basel and stayed at the Au Violon. The hotel and restaurant is in a scenic location, great views and has lots of character - especially as it's the former city jail. The hotel was clean and comfortable, although the reception...More

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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Breakfast Available
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USD 152 - USD 219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Price range
USD 152 - USD 219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
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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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