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Hotels in Basel

The majestic Swiss city of Basel boasts some of the country's richest heritage and finest sights. Sitting right on the River Rhine and stretching across the border with both France and Germany, the town has produced some famous residents over the years, from Friedrich Nietzsche to Roger Federer.

If you plan on visiting this endlessly charming border town, there are plenty of ways to get around, thanks to an extensive tram network, cycling options and more. You can even take a trip down the river if you fancy seeing the city from a different perspective.

A city's story told through its architecture

Basel's eclectic mix of old and new buildings is a testament both to its storied past and its continuing relevance in the modern age. The city was seen as vitally important to the Romans all the way back in 30BC, when it was used as fortification for the imperial forces. As time went on, however, the city morphed into a centre of learning and culture, with the founding of the now world-famous university in 1460.

Taking a stroll down many of Basel's streets is like stepping back in time. From the Romanesque cathedral to the Renaissance Rathaus – town hall – as well as the churches of the Old Town, there are few better showcases for the best of European architecture throughout the ages.

A cultural heritage well worth experiencing

Any city with a story worth telling will have a museum or two, and Basel is no exception. In fact, you'll be spoilt for choice, with both history enthusiasts and art connoisseurs well catered for. The Kunstmuseum in the city centre, for example, shows many works by Picasso, while the Antikenmuseum Basel houses one of Europe's largest collections of antiquities.

A welcoming place to eat, drink and be merry

Basel provides plenty of opportunities for revelry, with the so-called Carnival of Basel held every year. Beginning at 04:00 on the Monday after Ash Wednesday, the event kicks off with a lantern procession which is truly a sight to behold. If you get the opportunity to experience the city during this time, be sure to get involved.

In addition, the city provides plenty of options in terms of both Basel hotels accommodation and food, with a range of guesthouses, and more to suit all budgets. The city's café culture, too, ensures that no matter which part you find yourself in, there will be somewhere to duck in and get a bite to eat.

Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Basel

What are the best hotels to stay in Basel?

According to our booking data, the most booked hotels in Basel are Novotel Basel City, Aparthotel Adagio Basel City and Pullman Basel Europe.

What are the most convenient hotel rates in Basel?

Basel Backpack in Basel offers one night in a double room at the price of £51.

What are the best hotels in Basel near the center?

If you want to stay near the center of Basel, you can consider staying at Art&Fair, Microhotel and Hotel Alexander.

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