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Hotel Merian am Rhein

4-starHotelstars Union assigns an official star rating for properties in Switzerland. This property is rated 4 stars.
Rheingasse 2BaselBS4058Switzerland

4-star hotel with restaurant, near Messeturm Basel
  • Free WiFi
Very Good8.0
Good internet service
Great location
Fantastic service
Amenities are not the best
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Hotel Merian am Rhein

from £89
  • Comfort Single Room
  • Business Single Room
  • Comfort Double Room
  • Panoramic Double Room (Rheinseite)
  • Panoramic Comfort Double Room Rheinseite
  • Family Room

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 63 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


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

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 (12 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only) *

  • Restrictions apply *

  • 1 per room


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Extended parking *

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Free use of nearby fitness centre
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Horse riding/rental on site
Working away
  • Meeting rooms 5
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Lift
  • Terrace

In the room

Home comforts
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • In-room safe

Special features


Caf̩ Spitz РThis restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Hotel Merian am Rhein’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Merian am Rhein Basel
  • Hotel Merian am Rhein Basel
  • Hotel Merian am Rhein
  • 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
  • Merian Hotel
  • Merian Basel


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

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

Extended parking costs CHF 25 per night

Rollaway beds are available for CHF 80 per night

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of CHF 25 per person (approximately)

Cribs/Infant beds are available for CHF 20 per night

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

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

What’s around Hotel Merian am Rhein


  • In Basel City Centre
  • Messeturm Basel (12-minute walk)
  • Basel Town Hall (6-minute walk)
  • Basler Muenster (10-minute walk)
  • Basel Historical Museum (12-minute walk)
  • Spalentor (13-minute walk)
  • Basel Zoo (27-minute walk)
  • Marktplatz (6-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Mulhouse (MLH-EuroAirport) 14-min drive
  • Basel (BSL-EuroAirport) 14-min drive
  • Basel Bad Station 18-min walk
  • Basel SBB Station 23-min walk
  • Weil Am Rhein Station 10-min drive
  • Marktplatz Tram Stop 5-min walk
  • University Tram Stop 7-min walk
  • Extended parking (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.0 From 109 reviews

Hotel Merian am Rhein
My stay in Basel
No smiling face anymore, only My room view was lovely, rooms are so small, staff was not friendly
Cagla, gb1 night family trip
Hotel Merian am Rhein
Hotel of 2 sides, good Rhine and poor street side
If you get a room on the street side (as opposed to the Rhine side) prepare to suffer from noise from bars down the street in the evening and trams (very early in the morning). Maybe you can hear the trams on the Rhine side of the hotel but I imagine that the view would make this annoyance less irritating. Overpriced for rooms on the street side, but maybe this is the standard price in Basel. I would not go back.
Janet, gb2 night business trip
Hotel Merian am Rhein
Very nice
would stay again
Marc, gb5 night business trip
Hotel Merian am Rhein
Would not recommend it for a good night's sleep!
lovely location, friendly and helpful staff, secure parking garage - which is quite a bonus given the downtown location. Small rooms without A/C - a nightmare on a hot night. There was a really noisy wedding party going on downstairs during our stay so we had to keep the windows open given the heat - which meant no sleep. I think the hotels should warn guests in advance about functions going on so there is an option to cancel. Mattress and pillows really uncomfortable too.
Maryia, gb1 night romance trip
Hotel Merian am Rhein
Hope you like it hot - Rooms are stifling!
Hotel is just ok but be warned, the rooms on the upper floors are much to hot, to the point of waking up in the night sweaty. No air conditioning other than a useless fan which pushes the hot air around the room. Not possible to open the window as 'City View' rooms overlook a busy street where loading and unloading operations take place from 6am! (on the point the city view rooms look directly at buildings opposite! no view at all!) Reception staff were amicable but the entire hotel feels dated. The lift also takes forever to arrive. Would not stay again.
Peter, gb5 night business trip

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