This is a good hotel, well located for kleinbasel or Basel Altstadt. The only downside would be that it is next to the red light district (albeit this is tiny), so it would not be the best place for kids. For business however, it's perfectly sound. Good breakfast too!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel is located a block away from the Rhine - perfect for swimming. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. They gave us all free tram/bus passes for the time we were there - very nice touch! No A/C but there was a nice breeze through the window AND they have an elevator :) Would stay here again!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"close to where I was supposed to be"
I had a very good stay it was very convenient to where I wanted to be. Very decentGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Fours all round"
Good, Clean, modern Hotel. Quite funky in design. Not suitable for families due to its proximity to Red Light district. Its still fairly safe. Restarant Next door open until 0400am so good for younger crowd. Can be noisyGenuine Hotels.com guest review
very pleasant !!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Breakfast far too expensive. Very noisy at night. Right in the middle of Red Light District. Quite shocking especially for young children, did not feel safe.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
très bon ! très agréableGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"super Hotel - Leider umgeben von Rotlichtmilieu"
Wir haben den Aufenthalt sehr genossen. Das Hotel wäre wirklich super, wenn das Rotlichtmilieu nicht grad nebenan wäre.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Balade Liebe Gast, Besten Dank für Ihr Feedback. Leider stimmt es, dass hinter dem Balade das Rotlichtmilieu anfängt. Dafür befindet sich unser Hotel direkt im Zentrum umgeben von Diskotheken, Bars, Restaurants sowie diversen Shopping-Möglichkeiten. Wir freuen uns trotzdem, Sie bald wieder bei uns begrüssen zu dürfen. Sonnige Grüsse aus Basel, Ihr Team vom Hotel Balade
Despite bar & prostitutes just next to the hotel, it is just next to the Rhine River.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
War sehr zufrieden! Gerne wieder....Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Balade Lieber Thomas Herzlichen Dank für das positive Feedback. Wir freuen uns auf Ihren nächsten Besuch. Freundliche Grüsse Ihr Team vom Hotel Balade
"시설은 좋지만, 안타까운 위치"
전반적으로 시설은 모던함이 느껴져서 좋습니다. 하지만, 역에서 멀어서 걸어가기엔 다소 무리가 있습니다. 또한, 주위에 클럽 및 술집이 있어서 밤새 시끄럽게도 합니다.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"beaucoup de frime pour peu"
le WIFI n'a été accessible que 45mn et ceci qu'au bout d'une heure de palabres avec la compagnie de telecom. La porte de ma chambre ne cessait de s'ouvrir lorsque quelqu'un ouvrait une porte du couloir,Genuine Hotels.com guest review
angenehmGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"in guter lage zum Rhein und den Sehenswürdigkeiten"
schönGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good Value, Close to the Action"
08/05/14 DelilahMississauga Mississauga
We arrived at the Hotel Balade on a national holiday so lots of services were closed. However, the Hotel was a great place to stay. It was clean, efficient, close to all the attractions in Basel, Switzerland and utilitarian modern. The beds were comfy, rooms were clean, lots of hot water. Interesting lighting in the walls. Yes, in the red light district, but we were not bothered. Very close to the river and Marketplatz....lots of restaurants, gelato vendors, bars. Great location and staff was friendly and accommodating. Place is not manned at night but facilities are locked. Good breakfast provided at an extra charge in the morning.
"Great choice in "Small Basel" - the "Soho" of Basel"
07/17/14 Stefan A Berlin, Germany
stayed here for 3 nights as we filmed in Basel. Great hotel, room was perfect. The area outside may not be something for families, but it is not bothering anybody with serious means. very friendly staff, great bar, nice business guests in the hotel. silent rooms. and a totally awesome bathroom.
great little design hotel, just a block from fairgrounds and wonderful rhine river promenade! but also next to the red light district (loud) with screaming at times. despite the location, the value for money is high and the staff is VERY friendly and competent! we always come back.
"Close to city centre but noisy and sleazy"
04/07/14 Roger J York, United Kingdom
The hotel itself is clean and modern. Staff very friendly. Noise from the street outside from midnight to 0500 Sunday morning. The area contains a number of bars and dubious nightclubs. Women standing on street corners from 7pm Saturday evening. Pity as on the face of it the area looks nice but would definitely not go back. Hardly slept at all
01/24/14 rcm49 High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Nice hotel, friendly staff but my room at the front over-looked a rather dubious area. Lots of women hanging around the street corners and a busy nightclub with heavy traffic until 6:00am. Shouting, talking, doors banging ensured I got no sleep at all.
"Friendly, clean, very accessible"
11/01/13 Activefamily_11 London, United Kingdom
Very good hotel, only 5 minutes walk form the middle bridge, so very central. Clean room, good sound insulation, comfortable bed and the free WiFi worked well. Good breakfast with a selection of breads, cheeses, yoghurt and cereals. I would thoroughly recommend this as a great base to tour Basel although I was on a business trip.
"Perfect for Basel"
07/31/13 AlastairPether Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
This hotel is moments away from the Tattoo, the river and the bridge across to the old city. The rooms are lovely, with spacious bathrooms, tv, fridge, etc. The staff though are simply the friendliest, most helpful you could ever wish for! Food is excellent here with a hearty breakfast and good coffee setting us all up for the day. When I go back to Basel I want to stay here!
04/12/13 cliff48 London, United Kingdom
I stayed for two nights in this hotel and must say i really cannot fault it, very clean room very spacious room whole hotel very clean, every member of staff i came across very friendly and helpful, a lot of 4 star hotels and even the odd 5 star would not match this place in my opinion. The hotel is in a very convenient area to get around and although as mentioned in other reviews that the red light area and the working ladies are on the doorstep it is not one bit a problem they are not rude and leave people alone who want to be left alone. Plenty bars around and shops and nice clean and friendly place will look forward to my next trip to Basel and will be booking the Hotel Balade to stay in again without hesitation. The room as said was spacious nice size bathroom with lovley shower, one of the most comfortable beds ive ever slept in also. So a big thank you to staff of this hotel for making my stay here a excellent stay.
03/23/13 adrian_bruder Crawley, United Kingdom
Staff very friendly and very, very helpful. Excellent communication prior and after the stay. Interior decorations may have been better designed, shower area also needs some attention as the water goes out on the floor under the curtains. Breakfast was adequate.Plug adapters free ( to borrow) from reception as well as city maps, bus and tram passes.
03/16/13 Spookeytookey Gosport, United Kingdom
Rooms were groovy. Tastefully decorated to give a modern vibe. area was in the red light district but dont bother then and they dont bother you... 3 mins walk from tram. Rooms are good size and clean. staff are mixed some relly great but the odd one a bit robotic. Recommen this hotel
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