The city of Basel sits on the Rhine River in northwest Switzerland, bordering France and Germany. And "with museums galore, a scenic setting on the Rhine and one of Europe's best winter carnivals, Basel makes an appealing stopover", says Lonely Planet. The Dorint An der Messe Basel hotel is in the business quarter, but catch the tram at the Musical-Theatre stop, a 5-minute walk from the hotel, and you'll be in the city centre in around 15 minutes. All guests are given a city travel pass from the hotel reception, which allows you to take the tram and bus for free.
Marktplatz, with its 16th-century town hall, is a must. It's in The Old Town (Grossbasel), also home to the Theatreplatz, which has an interesting water fountain made out of scrap metal. Don't miss Basler Münster (Cathedral) for its Gothic and Romanesque architecture. Art lovers should head to Kunstmuseum Basel, which houses the largest collection of art in Switzerland and is called a "miraculous balance of judgment and courage" by The Guardian.
For an all-round view of the city, take a Sunday Vintage Tram Tour from Centralbahnplatz and get an hour-long guided tour covering 2,000 years of the city's history.
Dorint An der Messe Basel hotel has an exercise room, and you can borrow dumbbells and steppers to use in the bedrooms free of charge. Free bike hire is also available.
All meals are served in the hotel restaurant, Côte Jardin; it's a choice of cereals, fruit, yoghurts and juices for breakfast, and Swiss and international dishes for dinner.
Bedrooms are cosy and modern, and have air conditioning and free Wi-Fi.
Infant cots / cribs
Newspaper / magazines
Extra beds / roll away beds
Gym / fitness center
24-hour front desk
Room service (limited hours)
Safe in reception
Kitchenette in some rooms
Bathtub (in some rooms)
Bathtub or shower
Accessible bathroom in some rooms
Accessible meeting room
Accessible path of travel
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check-in: 18.
Standard checkout time: 12pm.
Children and additional guests
There is no extra bed available. Apartment allows up to 4 guests. Charges apply for 3rd and 4th guest. The total price will reflect the extra charges based on the number of guests selected.
Pets are allowed on request, and will be charged 20CHF (subject to tax) per stay. Charges will be applied by hotel.
City tax not included in the total price: 3.50CHF per person, per night, payable at the hotel.
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From EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg take the number 50 bus to Bahnhof Basel SBB railway station, and then catch number 30 bus towards Bad. Get off at Riehenring, from there it's a 2-minute walk to the hotel. Underground parking at the hotel costs 20CHF per night.
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