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Sorell Hotel Merian

4-starHotelstars Union assigns an official star rating for properties in Switzerland. This property is rated 4 stars.
Rheingasse 2, Basel, BS, 4058, Switzerland

4-star hotel with restaurant, near Basel Town Hall
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast and free WiFi
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From 38 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Great location
Good internet service
Fantastic service
Bar could improve

Sorell Hotel Merian

from £154
  • Standard Single Room, City View
  • Business Single Room, 1 Bedroom, City View
  • Standard Twin Room, 1 Bedroom, City View
  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 Bedroom, River View
  • Superior Twin Room, 1 Bedroom, River View
  • Family Room, 1 Bedroom, City View
  • Superior Single Room, 1 Bedroom, River View
  • Condo, Terrace

What’s around Sorell Hotel Merian


  • In Basel City Centre
  • Basel Town Hall (6-minute walk)
  • Basler Muenster (10-minute walk)
  • Spalentor (12-minute walk)
  • Basel Historical Museum (12-minute walk)
  • Messeturm Basel (12-minute walk)
  • Basel Zoo (25-minute walk)
  • White and Blue House (6-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Basel (BSL-EuroAirport) 3.9 miles/6.2 km
  • Mulhouse (MLH-EuroAirport) 3.9 miles/6.3 km
  • Basel Bad Station 19-min walk
  • Basel SBB Station 22-min walk
  • Basel St. Johann Station 26-min walk
  • Marktplatz Tram Stop 5-min walk
  • University Tram Stop 7-min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 65 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-5:30 AM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only) *

  • Restrictions apply *

  • 1 per room


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Self parking *

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Free use of nearby fitness centre
Working away
  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built – 1969
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Brasserie Cafe Spitz – This brasserie serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Sorell Hotel Merian’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Merian am Rhein Basel
  • Sorell Merian
  • Merian am Rhein Basel
  • Hotel Merian am Rhein
  • Merian am Rhein Basel
  • Merian am Rhein
  • Best Western Merian Am Rhein Hotel Basel
  • Basel Best Western
  • Best Western Basel
  • Sorell Hotel Merian Basel
  • Sorell Merian Basel


Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: CHF 4.00 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Self-parking costs CHF 25 per night

Extended parking costs CHF 25 per night

Rollaway beds are available for CHF 50.0 per day

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of CHF 20 per pet, per day

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 43 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Lovely, friendly hotel
Really enjoyable stay - stunning view across the river, helpful staff, comfy bed, lovely breakfast and great little touches
Stephen, gb4 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Beautiful views. Fantastic breakfast.
We were traveling with a group, so we booked the 2 bedroom apartment on the 6th floor. It was dreamy! The views of the river and the old city are beautiful from the balconies. A lovely apartment, seems very new. I couldn’t tell entirely the number of beds from the photos before I booked, there were 5 in total, 2 were about US full bed size, and then 3 twin beds, between the 2 bedrooms. Also not pictured was a half bath, which was helpful. Also, the included hotel breakfast was incredible. Restaurant for dinner was less impressive for food, but was really nice to dine outside by the river.
Karen, usFamily trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very nice Hotel, good friendly service, good breakfast. Perfect location. We would use this Hotel again if we returned to Basel.
Peter, ie2 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Great hotel overlooking the Rhine. Easy to get into the main part of Basel
Mark, auTrip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Awesome Breakfast and Service
The breakfast was awesome, felt very special. Location was very good too. The gals at the reception went out of their way.
Robert, us2 night romance trip

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