Helvetia Hotel - Basel

Kuchengasse 13 , Basel, Switzerland  show map
 3 stars
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Helvetia Hotel - Basel

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Pets

Pets allowed

Overview

The charming Helvetia Hotel is a 3-star property set next to Architectural Museum, Kunstmuseum Basel and Zoo Basel. The hotel comprises 40 rooms and offers friendly services maintained by courteous staff.

The city center is 20 minute walking distance from the hotel.

75 minutes' drive from Zurich-Kloten airport and 5 minutes' walk to Basel SBB train station.

Rooms

The property comprises of elegant rooms, including Triple Room and Twin Room appointed with multi-channel TV, a minibar, a dressing area, a safe and IDD telephone. A hairdryer, a shower and free toiletries can be found in all bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

Dishes of seafood cuisine are served in the seasonal restaurant.

Services

A meeting room and a business center along with a cash machine, a baggage storage and an elevator are available for guests.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible on site (reservation might be needed) at CHF 20 per day.

Number of rooms:   18.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator

Services

  • Free airport shuttle
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Newspaper service
  • Shoe shine service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Snack bar

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Separate sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from 14:00-23:00 

Check-Out

  • until 01:00-11:00 

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 2 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Kuchengasse 13 , Basel, Switzerland

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City Center
  • Basel
    3700 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Basel SBB
    700 ft
  • Badischer Bahnhof
    1.6 mi
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Chez Alain (inside Hotel Helvetia)
    0 ft
  • Da Roberto (cuisine: Italian)
    200 ft
Beaches
  • CityBeach Messe
    2400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from 14:00-23:00 
  • Check-Out:
    until 01:00-11:00 
  • Number of rooms:
    18

Hotel Awards

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According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best 3 Star Hotels in Switzerland

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Rooms and availability

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Twin Room
Bed type: 2 Single beds
Size: 165 sq. feet
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En-suite room with a TV and a minibar.

Room facilities

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Helvetia Hotel - Basel Basel location
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    Hotel Address:

    Kuchengasse 13 , Basel, Switzerland

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Basel
      3700 ft
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • Basel SBB
      700 ft
    • Badischer Bahnhof
      1.6 mi
    • Bus stop
      400 ft
    Restaurants
    • Chez Alain (inside Hotel Helvetia)
      0 ft
    • Da Roberto (cuisine: Italian)
      200 ft
    Beaches
    • CityBeach Messe
      2400 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from 14:00-23:00 
    • Check-Out:
      until 01:00-11:00 
    • Number of rooms:
      18

    Hotel Awards

    SwissHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedBaselHelvetia

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best 3 Star Hotels in Switzerland

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    Helvetia Location

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions

    • Galerie Gisèle Linder - 700 ft
    • Galerie J. R. Schläppi - 1000 ft
    • Tinguely Brunnen - 1700 ft
    • Die erschti Lektion - 2000 ft
    • Daniel Blaise Thorens - 2000 ft
    • Galerie Beyeler - 2300 ft

    Places of interest

    • Markthalle - 400 ft

    Train stations

    • Basel SBB - 400 ft

    Amusement

    • Kino Mascotte - 400 ft
    • Restaurant Bowling - 1000 ft
    • Cinéma Capitol - 1400 ft
    • Pathe Eldorado: - 1400 ft
    • Cinema Küchlin - 1400 ft
    • fantastic empire - 2000 ft

    Museums

    • Kunsthalle Basel - 1700 ft
    • Puppenhausmuseum - 2000 ft
    • Architectural Museum - 2000 ft
    • Historisches Museum Basel - 2000 ft
    • Kunstmuseum Basel - 2300 ft
    • Antikenmuseum - 2300 ft

    Parks

    • Zoological Garden - 1400 ft

    Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

    • Zolli (Zoologischer Garten) - 1700 ft
    • Zoologischer Garten Basel - 1700 ft

    Theaters

    • Theater BasiLight - 1400 ft
    • Theater Basel - 1400 ft
    • Theater- und Clownschule - 2300 ft
    • Theater Baseldytschi Bihni - 2300 ft
    • Scala Basel - 2300 ft
    • Broadway Theater AG - 2300 ft

    Business areas

    • BIZ tower - 400 ft

    Local attractions

    • Anatomisches Museum - 1.2 mi
      Pestalozzistrasse 20, Basel
    • Kannenfeldpark - 1.3 mi
      Kannenfeldpark, 4055 Basel Basel-Stadt, Switzerland 47,565621 7,570722, Basel
    • Solitude Park - 1.5 mi
      Solitude-Promenade, Basel
    • Jean Tinguely Museum - 1.3 mi
      Paul Sacher-Anlage 2, Basel
    • Botanischer Garten Bruglingen / Grun 80 - 1.5 mi
      Vorder Bruglingen, Basel

    Near the hotel

    • Zoo Basel - 1600 ft
      Binningerstrasse 40, Basel
    • Indigo Fitness Club - 1500 ft
      Sternengasse 19, Basel
    • Tinguely-Brunnen - 2000 ft
      Theaterplatz, Basel
    • Fine Arts Museum (Kunstmuseum) - 2500 ft
      St. Alban-Graben 16, Basel
    • Haus zum Kirschgarten - 1500 ft
      Elisabethenstrasse 27 / 29, Basel
    • Offene Kirche Elisabethen - 1900 ft
      Elisabethenstrasse 10-14, Basel
    • Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel - 2100 ft
      Steinenvorstadt 1, Basel

    Restaurants nearby

    • Chez Alain (inside Hotel Helvetia) - 0 ft

      Address: Kuchengasse 13
      Phone: +41 (0)61 - 272 06 88

      71% likes this, based on 27 reviews

    • Brasserie Bahnof Basel - 200 ft

      Address: Centralbahnstrasse 14
      Phone: 00 41 61 205 91 91

      66% likes this, based on 37 reviews

    • Mr Wong - 400 ft

      Address: Centralbahnplatz 1

    • Da Roberto - 200 ft

      Address: Kuchengasse 3
      Phone: +41(0)61 2058550

      74% likes this, based on 58 reviews
      Cuisine: Italian
      Price Range: USD 11 - USD 66

    • Le Train Bleu (inside Hotel Victoria am Bahnhof) - 400 ft

      Address: Centralbahnplatz 3-4
      Phone: +41 (0)61 - 270 70 70

      55% likes this, based on 55 reviews

    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from 14:00-23:00 
    • Check-Out:
      until 01:00-11:00 
    • Number of rooms:
      18

    Hotel Awards

    SwissHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedBaselHelvetia

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best 3 Star Hotels in Switzerland

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    Helvetia Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Helvetia

    Average guest rating

    7.8out of 10
    Fabulous
    Based on 326 reviews

    Individual guest reviews

    • Group of friends
      8.8

      The hotel is family owned and the small staff could not have been more helpful.the young lady on reception was most helpful and informative and went out of her way to help us with any enquiries.

    • Family with children
      6.2

      Great position for the rail station and tram stop. And a good breakfast

      The expense but then again Switzerland is just way overpriced.

    • Single
      10.0

      People who work in the hotel are wonderful, friendly, helpful and generous. They help you in anyway they can. The charge of the room is absolutely reasonable for the location. It is right next to the train station, shops and stores are near by. Very convenience!

    • Couple
      6.2

      The hotel staff were very helpful and friendly. They gave us a public transport pass which was very handy. The bathroom was newly renovated and was excellent.

      Breakfast was a little underwhelming and there was a bug floating in the milk. It is right near the train station so it is very easy to get to if travelling that way, and easy to find if driving, but the neighbourhood is a bit grimy due to its position near the station. It is on a small alleyway that is noisy at nighttime because of staff at restaurants surrounding the hotel and there are some sex cinemas just up the street.

    • Group of friends
      7.8

      Hotel staff were very competent and helpful. Hotel is close to railway station and buses.

    • Single
      9.2

      Your willingness to change my room to one with more light Good breakfasts excellent location and housekeeping starr

      I wasn't clear on how I was charged--I thought my credit card had already been charged but it was also charged when I left, hope I didn't pay twice!

    • Single
      5.8

      location, free ticket for the bus comunication in the city

      no internet comnection (wi fi) in the room,

    • Single
      10.0

      The staff were wonderful, very caring and helpful. The food and service were excelleent. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone. I defineately will be back here again!

      I liked thee clean rooms. I loved the location - very close to the train station, busses and trams. The room was modern and well appointed.

    • Group of friends
      7.0

      Room was clean and comfortable. Close to Hauptbahnhof and tram connections for the city centre. Transport card that the hotel gave us was a nice bonus.

      The noise, though I was up a few floors, my room was above an alley where restaurants were dumping their rubbish. Though clean in the alleyway, there was crashing of cans and people talking very loudly till very late/early hours.

    • Single
      4.6

      good breakfast

      the room was extremely hot and it was impossible to modify the air conditioninig. A very loud metallic noise made it impossible to sleep at night until 6am (although I asked for a quiet room, and I am not a sensitive person). In the bathroom, no hooks at all. And only one microscopic bag with shower gel, enough to wash your face. Sloppy internet. Not good enlightened at night. For this price even in Switzerland you would expect a little bit more.

    • Group of friends
      8.2

      The staff are very helpful. even helped us with checking in for our flights. Location can't be better ... a stone throw from the train and tram staions but still away from the main traffic noise. the main complaint is with the pillows being too soft to our liking.

    • Older travelers
      8.8

      Easy to find and best location, only cross the road from Basel SBB train station. Nice staff and breakfast. Room size is big and comfort. Breakfast is good and free wifi. Free mobility card for free travelling around basel.

    • Older travelers
      6.2

      Proximity to the city center and free transportation.

      Poor-to-none internet connection. Absence of air conditioner in the room.

    • Group of friends
      10.0

      When we arrived we were immediately greeted at the desk by a very nice woman who spent time helping us with maps and a great suggestion for seeing the Munster (it was Sunday, nothing was open except the Munster). She recommended a great place to eat and we had a very nice one day visit because of her. In the AM, Thomas at the desk went to great trouble to make sure our next reservation in Geneva was assured, even faxing the hotel we were going to be staying at. The room was clean and spacious, the beds very comfortable. And, we were on a quiet side street just a few steps from the train station. I would stay there again and recommend it to anyone visiting Geneva!

    • Group of friends
      8.0

      Location - excellent for main station & city public transport. Staff very helpful, and gave us free public transport ticket for our stay.

      A relatively minor point, a shame there was no toaster or grill at the breakfast.

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Helvetia Hotel - Basel Basel location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    Kuchengasse 13 , Basel, Switzerland

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Basel
      3700 ft
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • Basel SBB
      700 ft
    • Badischer Bahnhof
      1.6 mi
    • Bus stop
      400 ft
    Restaurants
    • Chez Alain (inside Hotel Helvetia)
      0 ft
    • Da Roberto (cuisine: Italian)
      200 ft
    Beaches
    • CityBeach Messe
      2400 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from 14:00-23:00 
    • Check-Out:
      until 01:00-11:00 
    • Number of rooms:
      18

    Hotel Awards

    SwissHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedBaselHelvetia

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best 3 Star Hotels in Switzerland

    Use Badge