Krafft Basel

Rheingasse 12, Basel, Switzerland

Action Bar

18.5
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  • Rooms17.5
  • Public Spaces19
  • Service18.5
  • Overall18.5
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Hotel Description

How’s this for a literary pedigree: Hesse began Steppenwolf here in the mid-Twenties; room 4.1, to be precise. This building has operated continuously as a hotel since 1873, when Ernst Krafft (its first owner) lent his surname. Any way you look at it, Hotel Krafft Basel doesn’t pull its historical punches — quite fitting for a Kleinbasel heavyweight, just across the Rhine from Altstadt’s ceremonious, half-timbered façades, and firmly ensconced in the neighborhood’s walkable, lively streets. Indeed, the renowned Mittlere Brücke (“middle bridge”) straddles the even more renowned river right outside the front door.

The hotel’s 60 rooms are split between the central building and an opposing annex. Old-world details abound in the carefully preserved interiors, a heady compote of parquet flooring, restored tiles, original radiators, wainscoting, and chandeliers suffused with with gentle Swiss light. A delightful array of lamps, by turns whimsical and sleek, sustain that light in the rooms themselves, colluding with mid-century Typenmöbel furniture for a retro-futurist vibe. Grab a double room facing the river for the spaciousness and the gratifying view of the Rhine from the distinctive arcade balcony. Inside, thankfully, they’ve updated the fixtures since the 19th century, incorporating flatscreens, complimentary wi-fi, docking stations, Moka Efti coffee, and L’Occitane bath amenities.

Silvio Wieland’s team serves lunch and dinner daily (try the trout en papillote or the veal fillet with tuna salsa) from an imperially gorgeous dining room or, weather permitting, on the terrace. There’s also a downstairs lounge called Schnooggeloch, which should be just fine if it’s half as fun to dine in as it is to pronounce. Right next door is Consum, a wine bar specializing in charcuterie and cheese boards; wander further at your leisure, as you’re liable to stumble upon some true curiosities in such a magical neighborhood.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 60 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Free wi-fi
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Offsite gym facilities
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Wake-up service
  • Wood burning fireplace

Need to Know

Pets are allowed at Krafft Basel. Baby cots and extra beds are available on request. Extra beds have a supplement of 45 CHF per person/night. Please contact CustomerService@TabletHotels.com for assistance.

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Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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    This room features 1 Single/Twin Bed and is approximately 107 ft²/10 m².
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    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • international channel
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • wake up service
    • working desk
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    This room features 1 Single/Twin Bed and is approximately 118 ft²/11 m².
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    • A few rooms have a balcony
    • central heating
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • international channel
    • l'Occitane bath amenities
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • standard television
    • wake up service
    • working desk
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    This room features 1 Queen Bed or 2 Single Beds and is approximately 215 ft²/20 m².
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    • crib (on request)
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • international channel
    • l'Occitane bath amenities
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • sofa
    • Some rooms are equipped with a shower, some with a bath tub
    • stand up shower
    • standard television
    • wake up service
    • working desk
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    This room features 1 Queen Bed or 2 Single Beds and is approximately 226 ft²/21 m².
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    This room includes:

    • A few rooms have a balcony
    • bathtub
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • international channel
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • standard television
    • wake up service
    • working desk
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    This room features 1 Queen Bed or 2 Single Beds and is approximately 333 ft²/31 m².
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    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • espresso machine
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • l'Occitane bath amenities
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • standard television
    • wake up service
    • working desk
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    This room features 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds and is approximately 419 ft²/39 m².
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    Views: street or city.

    This room includes:

    • A few rooms have a balcony
    • bathtub
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • espresso machine
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • l'Occitane bath amenities
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • standard television
    • wake up service
    • walk-in closet
    • working desk
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Free wi-fi
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Offsite gym facilities
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Wake-up service
  • Wood burning fireplace

Need to Know

Pets are allowed at Krafft Basel. Baby cots and extra beds are available on request. Extra beds have a supplement of 45 CHF per person/night. Please contact CustomerService@TabletHotels.com for assistance.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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