Helvetia Hotel - Basel

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

Wi-Fi
Parking

Off-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Snack bar

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Overview

Helvetia Hotel is a 3-star quiet property offering a soundproof accommodation steps away from Theater Basel, Zoo Basel and Messe Basel.

Nestled in the heart of Basel and a 5-minute walk from Basel SBB train station. The city center lies within 2 km from the venue.

The hotel is situated near a tower, a museum and a theater.

The property enjoys quiet location within a 75-minute drive to Zurich-Kloten airport.

Rooms

Helvetia Hotel provides 17 guestrooms appointed with multi-channel TV, a sitting area, a safe, a work desk and a minibar for a pleasant stay in Basel. Bathrooms come with a hairdryer, a bathtub and a shower.

Eat & Drink

A complimentary breakfast is served daily. Alte Post offers Italian meals and lies within 100 meters of the property.

Services

Corporate travelers can use a meeting room and a business centre available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Paid public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Number of rooms:   17.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Off-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Multilingual staff

Services

  • Self-service laundry
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Separate sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Bottled water
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

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

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone

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. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

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:
    17

Hotel Awards

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Best 3 Star Hotels in Switzerland

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Rooms and availability

Helvetia photos Room
Single Room Smart
  • Room size:

    12 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

Single room with a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a desk and a bathroom with a shower.

Helvetia photos Room
Suite
  • Room size:

    41 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Dressing area
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

Spacious room on 2 floors with a bedroom, a living room ,a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a desk and a bathroom with a bathtub and a shower.

Helvetia photos Room
Superior Twin or Double Room
  • Room size:

    22 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

  • Check Prices
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

Spacious room with a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a desk and a bathroom with a shower.

Helvetia photos Room
Twin or Double Room Smart
  • Room size:

    15 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

  • Check Prices
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

Room with a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a desk and a bathroom with a shower.

Helvetia Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Galerie Gisèle Linder200 m
  • Galerie J. R. Schläppi300 m
  • Tinguely Brunnen500 m
  • Daniel Blaise Thorens600 m
  • Die erschti Lektion600 m
  • Galerie Beyeler700 m

Places of interest

  • Markthalle100 m

Train stations

  • Basel SBB100 m

Amusement

  • Kino Mascotte100 m
  • Restaurant Bowling300 m
  • Pathe Eldorado:400 m
  • Cinéma Capitol400 m
  • Cinema Küchlin400 m
  • fantastic empire600 m

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Tinguely Fountain500 m

Museums

  • Kunsthalle Basel500 m
  • Puppenhausmuseum600 m
  • Architectural Museum600 m
  • Architectural Museum600 m
  • Historisches Museum Basel600 m
  • Antikenmuseum700 m

Parks

  • Zoological Garden400 m

Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

  • Zolli (Zoologischer Garten)500 m
  • Zoologischer Garten Basel500 m

Theaters

  • Theater BasiLight400 m
  • Theater Basel400 m
  • Scala Basel700 m
  • Broadway Theater AG700 m
  • Theater- und Clownschule700 m

Business areas

  • BIZ tower100 m

Local attractions

  • Anatomisches Museum1.9 km
    Pestalozzistrasse 20, Basel
  • Kannenfeldpark2.1 km
    Kannenfeldpark, 4055 Basel Basel-Stadt, Switzerland 47,565621 7,570722, Basel
  • Solitude Park2.4 km
    Solitude-Promenade, Basel
  • Jean Tinguely Museum2.1 km
    Paul Sacher-Anlage 2, Basel
  • Botanischer Garten Bruglingen / Grun 802.4 km
    Vorder Bruglingen, Basel

Near the hotel

  • Zoo Basel480 m
    Binningerstrasse 40, Basel
  • Indigo Fitness Club440 m
    Sternengasse 19, Basel
  • Tinguely-Brunnen580 m
    Theaterplatz, Basel
  • Fine Arts Museum 750 m
    St. Alban-Graben 16, Basel
  • Haus zum Kirschgarten440 m
    Elisabethenstrasse 27 / 29, Basel
  • Offene Kirche Elisabethen570 m
    Elisabethenstrasse 10-14, Basel
  • Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel610 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 Basel40 m

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

    66% likes this, based on 37 reviews

  • Mr Wong110 m

    Address: Centralbahnplatz 1

  • Da Roberto40 m

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

    74% likes this, based on 58 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian
    Price Range: GBP 8 - GBP 48

  • 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:
    17

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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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

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
    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:
    17

Hotel Awards

SwissHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedBaselHelvetia

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

Use Badge