Hotel Helvetia - Basel

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

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

CHF 30 per day

Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Restaurant

Snack bar

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Overview

The charming Hotel Helvetia is situated in the heart of Basel close to Solitude Park, Stadion St Jakobpark and Kannenfeldpark.

Hotel Helvetia is 20 minutes' walk from the center of Basel. A theater and a museum lie a short distance away.

Within a 5-minute walk guests will find Basel SBB train station. Zurich-Kloten airport lies within about 75 minutes' drive.

Rooms

Guests are offered 18 elegant rooms featuring multi-channel television, a minibar, a dressing room, a safe and a work desk. Bathrooms are fitted with a shower, a bathtub and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Offering various dining options, Fluegelrad and Mr Wong are about 5-minute walk away.

Services

Parking, a storage room and an elevator along with a meeting room and a business centre are also at guests' disposal.

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 30 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

  • Self-service laundry
  • Newspaper service
  • Shoe shine service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • 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  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 2 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Kuchengasse 13, Basel, Switzerland

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City Center
  • Basel
    1.1 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Basel SBB
    200 m
  • Badischer Bahnhof
    2.6 km
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Chez Alain (inside Hotel Helvetia)
    0 m
  • Da Roberto (cuisine: Italian)
    40 m
Beaches
  • CityBeach Messe
    720 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    18

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Best 3 Star Hotels in Switzerland

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Rooms and availability

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Bed type: Queen-size bed
Size: 12 m²
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    Twin Room
    Bed type: 2 Single beds
    Size: 15 m²
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      Size: 30 m²
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        How to reach hotel

        hotel Hotel Helvetia - Basel Basel location
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        Hotel Address:

        Kuchengasse 13, Basel, Switzerland

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Basel
          1.1 km
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Basel SBB
          200 m
        • Badischer Bahnhof
          2.6 km
        • Bus stop
          100 m
        Restaurants
        • Chez Alain (inside Hotel Helvetia)
          0 m
        • Da Roberto (cuisine: Italian)
          40 m
        Beaches
        • CityBeach Messe
          720 m
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  11 am
        • Number of rooms:
          18

        Hotel Awards

        SwissHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedBaselHotel Helvetia

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

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        Hotel Helvetia Location

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions

        • Galerie Gisèle Linder - 200 m
        • Galerie J. R. Schläppi - 300 m
        • Tinguely Brunnen - 500 m
        • Daniel Blaise Thorens - 600 m
        • Die erschti Lektion - 600 m
        • Galerie Beyeler - 700 m

        Places of interest

        • Markthalle - 100 m

        Train stations

        • Basel SBB - 100 m

        Shopping areas

        • Architectural Museum - 600 m

        Amusement

        • Kino Mascotte - 100 m
        • Restaurant Bowling - 300 m
        • Pathe Eldorado: - 400 m
        • Cinéma Capitol - 400 m
        • Cinema Küchlin - 400 m
        • fantastic empire - 600 m

        Monuments and Landmarks

        • Tinguely Fountain - 500 m

        Stadiums

        • BIZ tower - 100 m

        Museums

        • Zoological Garden - 400 m
        • Kunsthalle Basel - 500 m
        • Puppenhausmuseum - 600 m
        • Architectural Museum - 600 m
        • Historisches Museum Basel - 600 m
        • Antikenmuseum - 700 m

        Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

        • Zolli (Zoologischer Garten) - 500 m
        • Zoologischer Garten Basel - 500 m

        Theaters

        • Theater BasiLight - 400 m
        • Theater Basel - 400 m
        • Scala Basel - 700 m
        • Broadway Theater AG - 700 m
        • Theater- und Clownschule - 700 m

        Local attractions

        • Anatomisches Museum - 1.9 km
          Pestalozzistrasse 20, Basel
        • Kannenfeldpark - 2.1 km
          Kannenfeldpark, 4055 Basel Basel-Stadt, Switzerland 47,565621 7,570722, Basel
        • Solitude Park - 2.4 km
          Solitude-Promenade, Basel
        • Jean Tinguely Museum - 2.1 km
          Paul Sacher-Anlage 2, Basel
        • Botanischer Garten Bruglingen / Grun 80 - 2.4 km
          Vorder Bruglingen, Basel

        Near the hotel

        • Zoo Basel - 480 m
          Binningerstrasse 40, Basel
        • Indigo Fitness Club - 440 m
          Sternengasse 19, Basel
        • Tinguely-Brunnen - 580 m
          Theaterplatz, Basel
        • Fine Arts Museum - 750 m
          St. Alban-Graben 16, Basel
        • Haus zum Kirschgarten - 440 m
          Elisabethenstrasse 27 / 29, Basel
        • Offene Kirche Elisabethen - 570 m
          Elisabethenstrasse 10-14, Basel
        • Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel - 610 m
          Steinenvorstadt 1, Basel

        Restaurants nearby

        • Chez Alain (inside Hotel Helvetia) - 0 m

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

          71% likes this, based on 27 reviews

        • Brasserie Bahnof Basel - 40 m

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

          66% likes this, based on 37 reviews

        • Mr Wong - 110 m

          Address: Centralbahnplatz 1

        • Da Roberto - 40 m

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

          74% likes this, based on 58 reviews
          Cuisine: Italian
          Price Range: GBP 8 - GBP 50

        • Le Train Bleu (inside Hotel Victoria am Bahnhof) - 110 m

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

          55% likes this, based on 55 reviews

        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  11 am
        • 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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        Hotel Helvetia Reviews

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

        Average guest rating

        7.8out of 10
        Fabulous
        Based on 326 reviews

        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 Hotel Helvetia - Basel Basel location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        Kuchengasse 13, Basel, Switzerland

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Basel
          1.1 km
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Basel SBB
          200 m
        • Badischer Bahnhof
          2.6 km
        • Bus stop
          100 m
        Restaurants
        • Chez Alain (inside Hotel Helvetia)
          0 m
        • Da Roberto (cuisine: Italian)
          40 m
        Beaches
        • CityBeach Messe
          720 m
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  11 am
        • Number of rooms:
          18

        Hotel Awards

        SwissHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedBaselHotel Helvetia

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

        Use Badge