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Hotel Balade

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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good62%
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  • Terrible2%
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“the river”(5 reviews)
Free Wifi
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3 Star Hotel
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All reviewsthe red light districtnice hotelthe riverhotel is locatedvisiting baseltram stopsleepreceptioncity
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Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

At the Hotel Balade we stayed in their apartment style accommodation. Very nice size, all facilities, kitchen, extra large shower, umbrella's, and very helpful, accommodating staff. I was a little worried about the neighbourhood after reading some reviews. There are no issues, Balade is in...More

Thank Mike B
Response from Julia F, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hotel BaladeResponded 22 June 2016

Dear Mike Thank you for having taken the time to rate us. We are very happy that you have passed an enjoyable stay at our apartments and that you especially liked the location and our staff. It will be a pleasure for us to forward...More

Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

We read lots of reviews about the hotel being in the middle of the red light district which indeed it is, however, it is not in your face and really not an issue. The hotel has excellent facilities, nice staff, great wifi and it is...More

Thank Mark S
Response from Julia F, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hotel BaladeResponded 30 May 2016

Dear Mark S Thank you for having taken the time to rate us here on TripAdvisor and thank you very much indeed for your kind feedback. It makes us very happy to read that you have passed an enjoyable stay at a reasonable price at...More

Reviewed 11 April 2016

Very good location close to the historical center, comfortable rooms cleaned daily, extremely friendly and helpful receptionists. I was impressed by all of the staff within the hotel, and I will definitely choose this hotel when I come to Basel again.More

Thank Michal_K_SVK
Response from Julia F, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hotel BaladeResponded 23 May 2016

Dear Michal_K_SVK Thank you very much for having taken the time to rate us here on Tripadvisor. It makes us very happy to read that we could convince you with our location and our services. We look forward to welcome you again. Sincere regards from...More

Reviewed 4 March 2016

We enjoyed our stay one night stay in Hotel Balade. We were in Basel to start a Rhine cruise. It has the look and feel of an affordable small "boutique" hotel that you might find in a large US city. It's not "fancy" but has...More

Thank Steve G
Response from Julia F, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hotel BaladeResponded 6 March 2016

Dear Steve G Thank you for having taken the time to rate us here on Tripadvisor and to put down your impressions about your stay at the Hotel Balade. It makes us happy to read that you enjoyed your time here. However, you are completely...More

Reviewed 9 January 2016

The hotel is a nice offering if you are looking for a budget hotel with a decent design and service. I was invited by the adjacent university hence I had no other choice. What is important to mention is that the hotel is situated directly...More

Thank the_siegel
Response from welcomehotelsCH, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hotel BaladeResponded 12 January 2016

Dear guest, thank you very much for your honest feedback. Unfortunately we cannot change our location, but luckily the red light district begins behind the hotel. During the day it is quite and usually you don’t realize it. Besides, the majority of our guests appreciates...More

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US$106 - US$275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Price range
US$106 - US$275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
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27 June 2016|
Response from Julia F | Property representative |
Dear "mrshorsy", thank you for your request. We do offer a cleaning and washing service against fee, whereas we do not have washing facilities for our Clients to wash their laundry themselves. If necessary we can recommend a... More
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"A view to the square is OK"
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"Ask for a room on the back of the hotel as they will be quieter"
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"Ask for a room that overlooks the square. This is away from the business district between the hotel and river..."
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"Ask for an upper floor -- a little quieter."
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