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The 4 Best Hotels in Basel

By Zahra Al-Kateb

Salon Royal Penthouse

Whether a sumptuous bed, a spectacular view or service beyond compare – choose from our stunning selection

Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois


Les Trois Rois is one of Europe’s oldest city hotels and exudes the charm and elegance of a historic grand hotel.

It goes without saying that this luxury establishment offers everything its discerning guests are entitled to expect from a hotel in the five-star superior category. The Suite Les Trois Rois offers far more than you would expect. Two bedrooms, three bathrooms, a sitting room with two dining tables and a seating group in front of an open fireplace, as well as a TV and work corner. But that’s not all: You can also relax in your private open-air Jacuzzi and sauna, high above the rooftops of Basel’s old town.

Top Suite Suite les trois rois

Private Open-Air Jacuzzi / Suite Les Trois Rois

Number of rooms in suite: Three

Number of entrances to suite: One

Number of baths: Three, all in Art Deco style with separate bathtub and shower, floors with Ringgenberger limestone, under-floor heating, heated towel rails and steam-free mirrors.

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Suite style: Neo-classical, with antique furniture and works of art.

Key selling points: Private open-air Jacuzzi and sauna on the rooftop, panoramic window over the river Rhine and the old town, sitting room with open fireplace, Bang & Olufsen flat-screen satellite TV, Bang & Olufsen DVD / CD player, internet access (LAN or WLAN), direct-dial telephone, fax connection, safe and refrigerated bar.

Number of suites in hotel: Six, including the Suite Les Trois Rois.

Special Services

The hotel houses seven event and conference rooms and one magnificent ballroom.

Awards & Ratings

  1. Five-star superior
  2. Two Michelin stars
  3. 18 Gault Millau points


Grand Hotel Bellevue, Gstaad, Switzerland

  • Square footage: 2,690
  • Nightly rate: $5,150

Cristina Bally, Chief Concierge

+41 61 260 5050

+41 61 260 5060

Blumenrain 8 | 4001 Basel



Ideally located within walking distance of Basel’s countless cultural landmarks, Swissôtel Le Plaza Basel boasts 238 beautifully appointed rooms and suites, which have all recently undergone extensive renovation.

Swissôtel Le Plaza Basel is the largest hotel in Basel and provides the perfect base for the elite traveler, whether on business or pleasure. Swissôtel prides itself on offering its guests all the amenities necessary for the perfect stay and have accommodated celebrities such as Paris Hilton, Jean Claude Van Damme and local tennis legend Roger Federer. The hotel offers top-of-the-range massage and fitness zones, as well as an exceptional menu at Grill25, together with drinks and snacks at the ô Bar.


President’s Suite

Why we love it: The President’s Suite is the jewel in the Swissôtel Le Plaza Basel crown. This wonderful suite features an elegant living room equipped with an attractive bar, a Bang & Olufsen hi-fi system, a plasma TV and spacious office, making it the ideal environment to spend a relaxed evening entertaining guests. The bedroom boasts a walk-in closet, another plasma TV and a marble bathroom with a hot tub and an exclusive selection of accessories. The President’s Suite guarantees the elite traveler top class comfort and privacy.

  • Square footage: 1056
  • Nightly rate: $2,600

Brigitte Fritz, Managing Director

+41 61 555 3333

Messeplatz 25, 4005 Basel



This fantastic boutique hotel opened in November 2010 on the famous Blumenrain Street, just on the edge of the historic Old Town.

Hotel D offers its guests charm and tranquility in a contemporary and urban chic atmosphere. This modern design hotel is renowned for its superlative service, and each of its 48 rooms and suites are a perfect synthesis of esthetics and comfort. Hotel D has a fully equipped business center, fitness studio and sauna, as well as a prestigious address, making it the ideal upscale hotel for the elite traveler in Basel – whether for business or pleasure.

Julien Baly, Hotel Director

+41 61 272 2020

Blumenrain 19, 4051 Basel



Hotel Basel is an ideal accommodation whether the elite traveler is in Basel on business or pleasure.

Located at the foot of the Spalenberg, Basel‘s top attractions such as the historic Town Hall, Theater Basel and Münster Cathedral are a short leisurely stroll away. The hotel’s proximity to Freie Strasse, Basel’s top shopping district, is sure to appeal to those in search of some retail therapy. Hotel Basel boasts 72 rooms, with the Sovereign Room its jewel – this exclusive room features an elegant drawing room, a wonderfully crafted stucco ceiling and the latest in media technology.

Esther Brühwiler, Director

+41 61 264 68 00

Münzgasse 12, 4001 Basel

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