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Sorell Hotel Merian, Basel

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Rheingasse 2BaselBS4058Switzerland

4-star hotel with restaurant, near Messeturm Basel
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast and free WiFi
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Very Good8.0
Great location
Fantastic service
Tasty breakfast
Vibe is not too good
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From 358 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Sorell Hotel Merian, Basel

from $170
  • Standard Single Room, City View
  • Business Single Room, 1 Bedroom, City View
  • Standard Twin Room, 1 Bedroom, City View
  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 Bedroom, River View
  • Superior Twin Room, 1 Bedroom, River View
  • Family Room, 2 Bedrooms, River View
  • Superior Single Room, 1 Bedroom, River View

What’s around Sorell Hotel Merian, Basel


  • In Basel City Centre
  • Messeturm Basel - 12 min walk
  • Basel Town Hall - 6 min walk
  • Basler Muenster - 10 min walk
  • Basel Historical Museum - 12 min walk
  • Spalentor - 13 min walk
  • Basel Zoo - 27 min walk
  • Marktplatz - 6 min walk

Getting around

  • Mulhouse (MLH-EuroAirport) - 16 min drive
  • Basel (BSL-EuroAirport) - 16 min drive
  • Basel Bad Station - 19 min walk
  • Basel SBB Station - 23 min walk
  • Basel St. Johann Station - 26 min walk
  • Marktplatz Tram Stop - 5 min walk
  • University Tram Stop - 7 min walk
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Extended parking (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 65 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-5:30 AM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child (12 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only) *

  • Restrictions apply *

  • 1 per room


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Self parking *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Free use of nearby fitness center
Working away
  • Meeting rooms 5
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1969
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom

In the room

Home comforts
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Brasserie Cafe Spitz - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.

Sorell Hotel Merian, Basel’s small print

Also known as

  • Best Western Hotel Merian
  • Hotel Merian am Rhein Basel
  • Merian am Rhein Basel
  • Best Western Hotel Merian am Rhein Basel
  • Best Western Merian am Rhein
  • Best Western Merian am Rhein Basel
  • Merian am Rhein
  • Merian Hotel Basel
  • Merian Basel


Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: CHF 4.00 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Self parking costs CHF 25 per night

Extended parking costs CHF 25 per night

Rollaway beds are available for CHF 50.0 per day

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of CHF 20 per pet, per day

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.0 From 142 reviews

Sorell Hotel Merian, Basel
Awesome Breakfast and Service
The breakfast was awesome, felt very special. Location was very good too. The gals at the reception went out of their way.
Robert, usOther trip
Sorell Hotel Merian, Basel
On the river, close to old town
Room comfy if not small. No aircon, but small fan was provided as it was quite warm late Sept. Great to have onsite parking, tho' it was very limited and we needed to jockey around for positions with the hotel manager to get a place to park. Very close to walk to 'old city', but the free Basel transit pass made it easy to travel around the city and get discounts on museum fees. We traveled out of the city to the Augustus Romanica roman ruins, a very worthwhile tripl
Ramon, us2 night trip
Sorell Hotel Merian, Basel
fantastic hotel with great view
I was hesitant to get this hotel because some of the reviews. But it was wonderful! If it's summer time I HIGHLY recommend getting a room with a view of the Rhine. Since there was not AC, we would leave the big doors open at night and they had a fan in the room, the breeze and the fan kept us very comfortable. The place was clean and the bed was comfortable. The view over looking the Rhine was phenomenal! The location was great, very close to a deli and coffee shop for food. (the restaurant in the hotel was overpriced, in my opinion. Tho we had dinner there one night and it was very good.) My only complaint besides the expensive restaurant was that we found 2 spiders in our room. ick! my husband killed them tho and we never saw another one after that. I would absolutely stay at this hotel again and highly recommend it.
Rebecca, us2 night trip
Sorell Hotel Merian, Basel
I stayed there August 9th one night with two rooms
Worst night in my life, No air conditioning , inside So I opened window but crazy noise coming from down the street unrill 2 o’clock in the morning, So I called front and complained but she said “If you don’t like this room,find the orher hotel! So rude...never ever again!!! So disappointed !!!
ji, us1 night trip
Sorell Hotel Merian, Basel
Very friendly and accommodating. Good location right on the river!
pat, us1 night trip

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Sorell Hotel Merian, Basel

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