We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
2017-08-27 2017-08-28
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
      {listitems}
    {sold_out_text}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    Hotel Brasserie Au Violon

    Im Lohnhof 4, Basel 4051, Switzerland
    Save
    Best prices for your stay
    2017-08-27 2017-08-28
    Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in BaselSee available hotels in Basel
    Traveller (38)
    Room & Suite (16)
    Dining (2)
    Steinenschanze Stadthotel
    484 reviews
    #2 of 51 hotels in Basel
     
    GAIA Hotel
    879 reviews
    #5 of 51 hotels in Basel
     
    Hotel Spalentor Basel
    1,359 reviews
    #3 of 51 hotels in Basel
     
    The Passage
    536 reviews
    #7 of 51 hotels in Basel
     
    Overview
    • Excellent36%
    • Very good53%
    • Average8%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible2%
    Travellers talk about
    “prison cell” (3 reviews)
    “order eggs” (2 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Breakfast included
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Restaurant
    Multilingual Staff
    Pets Allowed
    Accessible rooms
    Banquet Room
    All hotel details
    Offers from Hotel Brasserie Au Violon
    {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel_hsx","template":"ibex_photo_carousel_hsx__widget","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel_hsx","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel_hsx__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null}
    Steinenschanze Stadthotel
    484 reviews
    #2 of 51 hotels in Basel
     
    GAIA Hotel
    879 reviews
    #5 of 51 hotels in Basel
     
    Hotel Spalentor Basel
    1,359 reviews
    #3 of 51 hotels in Basel
     
    The Passage
    536 reviews
    #7 of 51 hotels in Basel
     
    Write a Review
    Reviews (85)
    Traveller rating
    Traveller type
    Time of year
    Language
    There are newer reviews for Hotel Brasserie Au Violon
    See the most recent reviews

    11 - 15 of 58 reviews

    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 26 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

    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

    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

    Thank HCF46
    Reviewed 31 October 2015

    "Au violon" is a former prison, and so are the standard rooms: a mixture of prison cell and monastery. The standard rooms are quite small, no carpet on the wooden floor, no sitting opportunities beside the single wooden chair in front of a small table....More

    Thank IoanaCraciun
    Steinenschanze Stadthotel
    484 reviews
    #2 of 51 hotels in Basel
     
    GAIA Hotel
    879 reviews
    #5 of 51 hotels in Basel
     
    Hotel Spalentor Basel
    1,359 reviews
    #3 of 51 hotels in Basel
     
    The Passage
    536 reviews
    #7 of 51 hotels in Basel
     
    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Restaurant
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Banquet Room
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Breakfast included
    • Breakfast Available
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    Details
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 20
    • Location
    • Switzerland >
    • Canton of Basel >
    • Basel >
    • Altstadt
    • Also Known As
    • Brasserie Au Violon Basel ,
    • Brasserie Au Violon Hotel
    Add Photo Photos
    Traveller (38)
    Room & Suite (16)
    Dining (2)
    Hotel & Grounds (27)
    Bathroom (1)
    Family and Play Areas (1)
    Nearby
    Steinenschanze Stadthotel
    484 reviews
    .24 km away
     
    GAIA Hotel
    879 reviews
    .83 km away
     
    The Passage
    536 reviews
    .20 km away
     
    Hotel Spalentor Basel
    1,359 reviews
    .71 km away
     
    Nearby Restaurants
    Latini
    234 reviews
    .10 km away
    Kohlmanns
    430 reviews
    .07 km away
    Yam Yam Asian Eatery
    23 reviews
    .07 km away
    Brasserie au violon
    149 reviews
    .01 km away
    Nearby Attractions
    Tinguely-Brunnen
    528 reviews
    .20 km away
    Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel
    230 reviews
    .11 km away
    HMB - Museum of History
    107 reviews
    .21 km away
    Freie Strasse
    143 reviews
    .18 km away
    Questions & Answers
    Get quick answers from Hotel Brasserie Au Violon staff and past guests.
    Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
    Posting guidelines
    Submit
    Room Tips
    "choose 2nd Floor--quietest. The floors creak so better be on top. :-)"
    Read review
    "Police station rooms are all in the same alley and are bigger than Cell rooms that are all in another alley."
    Read review
    "We stayed in room 19, and can recommend the pleasant view and excellent shower."
    Read review
    "The hotel is very quiet. The choice will be a room overlooking the old town or the courtyard, with a TV or..."
    Read review
    Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
    Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing