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Hotel City Inn
Ranked #32 of 51 Hotels in Basel
Miami Beach, Florida
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“Great value, great location.”
Reviewed 19 May 2012

Great hotel for the price in Basel. Amenities weren't the best but you are in the Hotel Euler so the staff is good. Didn't like that I didn't have full access to the elevators. Rooms were small but new and stylish. Clean. Great location next to the train.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 14 April 2012

The hotel is connected (and managed I think) by Hotel Euler as they share the front desk and the restaurant. The place is a labyrinth of hallways and stairs that don't all connect especially when you get to the back where the CityInn rooms are. You know you have made it as the walls go from traditional to lime green (and all the rooms are lime green as is much of the furniture). I was there with some colleagues that had decent sized rooms - I skipped that and spent that extra 20 CHF on breakfast so my room was a bit tight but was really only in there to sleep so not a huge issue.

The hotel does not have a fitness center but can get you a discount for a local one down the street (though it is still the magic price of 25+ CHF). They do have free wifi which was quite nice though the network was different in the lobby vs. upstairs so I was often resetting that on my iPhone. The staff were generally friendly and helpful as well.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 March 2012

Room (552) was very spacious and clean. The shower was the best we have ever had in any hotel anywhere. Our relatives who live in Switzerland were concerned as they had read poor reviews, but we cannot understand why as everything was exceptional. The location is great because it is very close to the railway station as well as a central hub for the tram system. Free Wi-Fi and public transport tickets were a plus. Also, preferred the rooms of this hotel as we were not bothered by any tram, train or street noises (we were visiting for Fasnacht). I did not mind the lack of view because we weren't there to look out our hotel room window--we were there to participate in the carnival and it wasn't as though the buildings were that close to each other so there was plenty of light and could see that the sun was out. In addition, the staff were very friendly and courteous. I really cannot say enough good things about this hotel.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Basel, Switzerland
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

Recommended to me by a colleague as the hotel is convenient for where we conduct our business. Very green, but lovely showers, clean rooms and breakfast is served at the Euler, also lovely and from where you access the City Inn. Think they only charge less and rate this lower as it looks out on to the back of buildings (at least, my room did). Free wi-fi too which is great!!
Comfy bed, pillows and duvet and had ability to control radiators and air con too.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 February 2012

The stock photo didn't do my room justice. It was very, very green, It was also very comfortable once I found it. The building is a maze: from reception (at "Hotel Euler") I had to negotiate a corridor, a room, another corridor, a lift, a corridor and two flights of stairs. And another corridor. Location is great, a couple of minutes walk from the station where the bus from the airport stops (cost CHF 4). I got a good deal via Hotels.com and I would stay there again. Free ticket for public transport a great touch, the free wifi is useless.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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Property: Hotel City Inn
Address: Centralbahnplatz 14, Basel 4051, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel > Vorstädte
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 51 Hotels in Basel
Price range (per night): $121 - $242
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel City Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The City Inn is a stylish boutique hotel, totally renovated in 2011, in a contemporary art decor. This 3 star hotel is located adjacent to the Hotel Euler, a traditional 4 star hotel; they both belong to the Manz Family. The City Inn has 30 non-smooking rooms, 8 of which are deluxe. Some rooms include separate living areas and a terrace. We kindly advise that not all of the rooms do have an elevator access. All services offered to the Hotel Euler guests are also available to the City Inn guests, for instance free WIFI internet access, Video on Demand TV and breakfast buffet. A Starbucks coffee shop, located at the entrance of the building, completes the food and beverage choice.If you are looking to spend a nice weekend with your girlfriend or if you are on a business trip, the City Inn in Basel is the perfect hotel in the right location. ... more   less 
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