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Hotel Krafft Basel

1.0 km from Basel centre
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  • Bar/Lounge
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Rheingasse 12, Basel 4058, Switzerland
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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very nice classic hotel on the river. Rooms are small but comfortable and the location is very convenient. Friendly staff. Good restaurant and nice wine bar across the road. Easy to walk or take the Tram.

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Hotel_Krafft_Basel, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Krafft Basel, responded to this review

Dear "allanm203" We are happy to read your wonderful Feedback. Have a great day. Madeline

Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed here for two nights for business. It's a nice boutique hotel with friendly staff. The rooms are nice however to the smaller size, so don't expect a lot of space if you need to do some work. The rooms at the street side are a bit noisy so try to book a room with river view. Breakfast is OK,...

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Hotel_Krafft_Basel, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Krafft Basel, responded to this review

Dear "Rob d" Thank your for your time. We hope that it will be possible on your next stay to book a table in our Restaurant. Have a great day. Madeline

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Basic hotel, amazing atmosphere. Excellent service. Smiling people are soooo important and they are indeed smiling! Food was great, room cleaned tidely (albeit basic appliances). Overall very positive experience.

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Hotel_Krafft_Basel, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Krafft Basel, responded to this review

Dear "Danny B", Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful day! Barbara

Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took a spontanious trip to downtown basel. my wife an i were amazed by the charme of this historic but also very modern hotel! excellent staff at the reception, breath-taking views over the river and a delicious cuisine! whether you travel for business or leasure, hotel krafft truly is worth a visit, we highly recommend it! thank you guys!!!

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Hotel_Krafft_Basel, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Krafft Basel, responded to this review

Dear Fabian, We feel flattered! Thank you for sharing! Have a wonderful day. Best regards, Barbara

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Smaller type hotel in the heart of Basel. The service was friendly but what i found odd about this hotel was that the bar in the actual hotel was a smoking room. This limited the hotel bar use to only people who smoked. There was another bar across the street for people not smoking and we went across the road...

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Hotel_Krafft_Basel, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Krafft Basel, responded to this review

Dear „Brett H“ Thank you for taking time to rate us on tripadvisor. Only with feedback like yours we can improve in what we do. We are sorry our wine bar consum was fully booked. As soon as it gets warmer we have a second bar - our summer bar on the terrace - a wonderful view on the river...

Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel on the banks of the Rhine is situated in an attractive environment and centrally placed for exploring Basel's many attractions. The hotel is comfortable, with excellent service. There's one downside though - cigarette smoke. Smoking, as in a number of Swiss hotels, is still permitted in designated areas. In the Krafft it is inadequately contained and pollutes lower-level...

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Hotel_Krafft_Basel, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Krafft Basel, responded to this review

Dear „TimBley“, Thank you very much for taking the time to give us a feedback. We feel very honored that you enjoyed our service. We will pass your kind words to our whole team. You are right we have a fumoir - many guests enjoy the fact that we have one. It is new to us that it effects lower-level...

Neuchatel, Switzerland
Reviewed 5 January 2017

If you happen to stay in Basel, don't hesitate one second, this hotel is just perfect! Very charming, historic, sober and design, all together. Perfect to me! Amazing bed and delicious breakfast. If you take a room on the river side, you get the most beautiful view on the river and the old city superb architecture.

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Hotel_Krafft_Basel, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Krafft Basel, responded to this review

Dear "119Linda" To read your review makes us happy - thank you for your time and for appreciating our house. :) All the best, Barbara

amsterdam
Reviewed 28 December 2016

1-2 nights per week for 1,5 years, I walked into the lobby of Krafft Hotel in Basel. I always had a “thuiskommoment” when arriving at this charming hotel, that means, a warm feeling of coming home in Dutch. From the friendly welcome at the reception, to the inviting restaurant/ breakfast room, to the rooms themselves. Everything is done with pride....

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Hotel_Krafft_Basel, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Krafft Basel, responded to this review

Dear "RPPVDB" We cannot thank you enough for your review! So many compliments - wow! We don`t like goodbye`s - so let`s say it as a "see you later". :) All the best, barbara & Krafft team

Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Reviewed 14 December 2016

This hotel was truly fabulous! Although only stayed for 3 nights including one day for work and one for leisure- I loved every minute. It is an historic hotel with a rich history set on a beautiful location overlooking the Rhein river on a gorgeous cobble sTreet in KleinBasel old city. It has maintained all its old world charm and...

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Hotel_Krafft_Basel, Manager at Hotel Krafft Basel, responded to this review

Dear Linda Thank you so much for your great review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much. You should return soon for your second German lesson :) All the best and "bis bald" Nicole Director

Lausanne, Switzerland
Reviewed 14 December 2016

This hotel is full of history and has a great charm. Next to the Rhin river, it gives a sense of cosy and warmth, in the heart of the city. The single rooms are tiny but just perfect for my needs. Very neat, very comfortable, you would like to stay there for much longer time ! No surprise to discover...

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Hotel_Krafft_Basel, Manager at Hotel Krafft Basel, responded to this review

Dear Martina B Thank you very much for your great feedback. It's always a pleasure to read that people are interested in our history. You should definitely return in one of our riverfacing rooms, maybe even in the one Herman Hesse stayed in. All the best and see you soon Nicole Director

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Food & drink at the hotel
Krafft Basel Restaurant
Krafft Basel Restaurant
Cuisines: Central European
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Character, charm and quality: The Krafft Basel enjoys a long tradition as a city hotel with a restaurant situated in the heart of the old town “Kleinbasel”, symbolizing the life of the Rheingasse. The renovated building from 1873 combines classic with contemporary design: Individually designed hotel rooms and junior suites with a variety of extras in comfortable units across the street in the annex.The restaurant convinces with its variety of fresh products and with its authenticity and invites to experience the pleasure of dining in a new way. A smoking lounge and the wine bar consum complete the Krafft offer.Beautiful moments on the Rhine. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Krafft Basel

Address: Rheingasse 12, Basel 4058, Switzerland (Formerly Hotel Krafft)
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel
Price Range: $204 - $434 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Krafft Basel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 60
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Also Known As:
Krafft Am Rhein Basel
Hotel Style:
#15 Family Hotel in Basel
#17 Romantic Hotel in Basel
#19 Business Hotel in Basel
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“The river side with a balcony if very nice”
 of 5 bubbles allanm203, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“junior suite with river view”
 of 5 bubbles fabiankoehli, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view of the river”
 of 5 bubbles bretth755, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If you're a non-smoker, seek a room as far away from the designated smoking room as possible.”
 of 5 bubbles TimBley, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms in both the main building and annex are wonderful but if you're a fan of historic old buildings, ask for a room in the main building!”
 of 5 bubbles RPPVDB, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
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