Dorint An der Messe Basel

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • The hotel provides city passes, giving you access to free public transport during your stay
  • Guests can borrow steppers & dumbbells to use in the room, & bikes are free to hire 
  • It's a short tram ride from Basel city centre highlights


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.

Rooms & Rates

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  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bike rental
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Kitchenette in some rooms
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check-in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 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: Pets are allowed on request, and will be charged 20CHF (subject to tax) per night. Charges will be applied by hotel.

Fees: City tax not included in the total price: 4CHF per person, per night, payable at the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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