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

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

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

The property comprises 18 elegant rooms equipped with multi-channel television, a dressing room, a safe, a DVD player and a minibar. Bathrooms are fitted with a shower, a bathtub and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

A variety of dishes are served in Fluegelrad and Mr Wong, which are only 5 minutes’ walk away.

Services

Parking, a baggage storage 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

Paid public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Number of rooms:   18.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Paid off-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No 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

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • 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

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  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    18

Hotel Awards

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Rooms and availability

Budget Queen Room
Bed type: Queen-size bed
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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  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • 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
  • Daniel Blaise Thorens - 2000 ft
  • Die erschti Lektion - 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
  • Pathe Eldorado: - 1400 ft
  • Cinéma Capitol - 1400 ft
  • Cinema Küchlin - 1400 ft
  • fantastic empire - 2000 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Tinguely Fountain - 1700 ft

Museums

  • Kunsthalle Basel - 1700 ft
  • Puppenhausmuseum - 2000 ft
  • Architectural Museum - 2000 ft
  • Architectural Museum - 2000 ft
  • Historisches Museum Basel - 2000 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
  • Scala Basel - 2300 ft
  • Broadway Theater AG - 2300 ft
  • Theater- und Clownschule - 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 - 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  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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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
    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  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • 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