Ramada Plaza Basel Hotel And Conference Center
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... to be higher than last time and it appeared to be moving faster. James decided he would not take the plunge but vowed to the next time he was in Basel.
It was hot and we were thirsty. A nice cold beer from the Coop was in order. This Coop was more like a department store with groceries on the basement level. We picked up a few beverages and repaired to the main marktplatz where we had our lunch.
All watered and ...
... hats to look like the locals. Called in at the biggest cuckoo clock in the world. What a privilege. All day we headed through beautiful forest scenery, until we arrived at a little town called Todtnau. It was in a real mountain area, but we came here because of the bobsled run. 3.6 km of fun. Sadly we ended up standing in line for an hour and a half waiting for our turn, but it was ...
... had a creamy pie and a doner sandwich. Back at Isi's we packed up while Taylor had a little nap and we left Freiburg to travel to her parent's house in Ispringen. It was so nice to see Heidi and Wobu (actually Wolfgang). They have been so generous is letting us stay at their house, eat their food and use their internet. Taylor had to deal with a work problem so we waited to eat Vesper, a cold meal served later ...
... ready for an early night we did go through another lock, and the wall was hard up against our balcony.
Leanne retired, and I decided I’d get all my photos sorted from my memorable Switzerland adventure sorted out and attached to the blogs I had finished.
"Good Bye" Switzerland, you showed me a wonderful time in a beautiful country, have no complaints, I’d suggest to anyone to visit Switzerland ...
... and the bahnhof (train station). We stopped at the Tourist Information center and got maps and train schedules and a hiking guide for several local trails (17 to be exact) ranging from about 3 to 18 miles in length, and variety of terrain from nearly all level to elevation changes of over 1000 feet. Next, we went to a German supermarket located on the outskirts ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ramada Plaza Basel Hotel And Conference Center
As we had never been to Basel before, we booked this hotel based on price and after reading reviews on tripadvisor. We booked a regular room but were given an upgrade on arrival to a lovely suite. Very modern and spotlessly clean. Bathrooms a good size and the underfloor lighting was certainly different. Excellent food in the restaurant and staff who spoke English, French, German.....American! Thoroughly excellent hotel.
Very Modern Hotel
We stayed a week at the Ramada Basel with a group of 85 Americans. The hotel was absolutely wonderful - not a complaint from anyone in the group.
The checkin was the most efficient I have ever seen for a large group. They had rooms pre-assigned and keys ready. The buses arrived from Zurich airport before noon - and just about everyone was checked in within 1/2 hour. Even though check in time is normally 3pm, only a few people had to wait for their rooms to be cleaned.
The breakfast buffet was wonderful, including eggs, bacon, hashbrowns, cereal, bread, meat, cheese, juice, etc.
The location is great, with a tram stop right by the hotel that gets you anywhere in Basel in 15 minutes or less. Lots of restaurants and shops close by.
The hotel is very modern and the rooms are especially so. Floor to ceiling windows in every room gave absolutely spectacular views. I loved sleeping with the shades open and the stars clearly visible. The blinds are inside the windows and automatically close when the sun is coming in brightly (though you can manually open them). The bathrooms are very modern with interesting fixtures and a lighted floor. Easy internet access including a pay computer in the lobby.
The staff was always friendly, efficient and helpful - all spoke English to some degree.
No need for a car in Basel, the public transportation system is outstanding.
I would absolutely recommend a stay in this hotel to anyone.
And be sure and try the disco bathrooms out. The disco is on the top floor and the bathrooms also have floor to ceiling windows! Luckily it's high enough up that no one can see details!
Be sure and do a ferry ride while you're in Basel. No motors, the current just carries them across the river along a guide wire.
Gute Lage, modernes Hotel
Das Hotel liegt gegenüber von der Tramhaltestelle, einfach erreichbar. Das Zimmer hat Schlüsselkarten Zugang in den Aufzügen. Das Zimmer hatte deckenhohe Fenster, einen klasse Blick über Basel.
Das Badezimmer war mit unkonventioneller Beleuchtung ausgestattet, der Boden war beleuchtet. Es gab am Empfang frische Früchte. Das Frühstück war gut aber teuer, man läuft besser die Straße entlang und isst woanders. Alles war eh zu Fuß zu erreichen.
Fantastische Lage, sehr preiswert
Sehr moderne Zimmer, saubere Wäsche, makellos. Klasse Frühstück, gute Auswahl, hilfsbereites Personal. Das Abendessen an der Bar/im Restaurant war preisgünstig und gut zubereitet. Zentral gelegen. Sehr preiswert im Vergleich zu anderen Hotels in der Nähe.
Fantastic location, great value for money
Very modern rooms, clean lines, spotless.
Breakfast great, good selection, helpful staff.
Evening meal in the bar/ restaurant was good value and well cooked.
Great value compared to other hotels very close by.
The hotel is part of Basel convension center where all major exhibitions and confrences held. the tram station is cross the street, where you can reach the city center in tram no.6 after 5 or 6 stops. or you can walk 15 minutes and cross the river to reach the city center with all major shopping brands, cafes and restaurants. the hotel gave us transportation card where we can use the tram during our stay. the hotel is very modern (glass building) and the room wall is completly from glass. the best thing is the bathroom which completly very modern with lighting floor!. It is probably the best hotel in the lovely city of Basel.
Good location, Modern Hotel
Hotel is situated across from Tram station, easily accessable. Room key-card activated the elevators. Room had full floor to ceiling windows, great view of Basel. Bathroom had funky lighting, floor lit up. Fresh fruit was at the front desk. Breakfast was good, but pricey, better off walking down the road to eat. Everything was within walking distance anyway.
Possibly the coolest hotel in the world.
We had a corner room about 5 floors up with epic views over the city.
The windows are floor to ceiling.
The bathroom was lined in green glass, even the floor; that was lit from beneath!! We turned of all the lights except the "floor light", and shared a very romantic bath.
The bar is situated in wing of the hotel that cantilevers over the square below.
The design is very comtempory, which i would expect from the Swiss.
If you are in the design field, you really should check this place out.
Shame we were only there one night.
Very good hotel & location
This is a well run hotel that lives up to the Ramada reputation.
Rooms are very clean and modern with a bathroom you will not want to leave!
You get a free tram card from reception upon arrival but it is a very short walk to the center to see all the tourist attractions.
The rooms have a safe, TV and A/C.
Breakfast was amazing, it has everything, smoke salmon, eggs, sausage, breads, cheese ,fruit, cooked meats and even champagne!!!!!
my advice book now.
This is a safe and well-maintained business hotel with central location in Messeplatz. Rooms are tastefully decorated and have windows from top to floor. There are even lights in bathroom floor, which was an interesting detail. At least from 10th floor rooms the sights over Basel are remarkable. This hotel belongs to the highest residential building in Switzerland and it is a sight in itself. In a clear weather you can see even to France and Germany from the top floors of the hotel. We had a pre-paid deal from Octopustravel, only 77 euros per night per room, which I consider a bargain for a hotel of this quality. Do not forget to ask a free mobility card from reception, although you can easily walk anywhere in the center.