Review: Radisson Blu Hotel, Basel


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Like this city’s great location, nestled where the Swiss, French, and German borders meet, the Radisson Blu Hotel Basel is excellently positioned to explore this vibrant and interesting city. Whether you have been brought to Basel on business or simply want to visit one of the museums, take a trip to Basel Zoo, a dip in the Rhine or enjoy an evening at the theatre, Basel offers a great deal to do and see.


The Radisson Blu Hotel in Basel is easy to get to, with the nearest airport just 8km away (Zurich Airport is 85km away) and most local transport options are within walking distance. The SBB train station is nearby, and the tram stop is directly outside the hotel!

Swiss Auto-Route Tax Tip: If you are driving to Basel from France, you can avoid the Swiss Auto-route tax by telling the border agents that you are staying in Basel, and they will allow you to take the first exit after the border to enter the city, avoiding the Swiss auto-route tax. When you check-in, you will also receive a complimentary Basel Mobility Ticket, which gives you free access to public transport in the city of Basel and the surrounding area – a very handy and thoughtful touch.

The hotel is ideally located to visit many of the area’s finest attractions, including numerous museums, architectural must-sees like the Basler Münster, Münsterplatz, and Basel’s Town Hall; the Basel Zoo, theatre, and concert hall, and the city plays host to many fairs throughout the year too. The front desk will be more than happy to help if you are looking for recommendations.

Style & Character

With its modern, refined and stylish guestrooms and all the facilities you could need at your fingertips, the Radisson Blu Hotel Basel offers everything you need for a great overnight stop or a longer Swiss escape.


Situated on a quiet city corner in this bustling Swiss city, the Radisson Blu Basel comprises over 200 contemporary and stylish guestrooms and suites with a modern monochrome theme and tasteful bursts of vibrant color throughout. All guest rooms come with comfortable beds with crisp linens, a seating area, tea and coffee facilities, a mini-bar, in-room safe, complimentary Wi-Fi, lovely ‘This Works’ toiletries in the bathroom, and access to the 24hr fitness center and Pool Inn Club.

Suites also benefit from 2 flat-screen TVs with complimentary movies, bathrobes, slippers, complimentary soft drinks from the mini bar, Nespresso® coffee machine, living area, and a daily breakfast buffet (which offers a widespread including fresh fruits, muesli, yogurts, and bread). Room Tip: There is a lot of nightlife minutes from the hotel, so if you are a light sleeper, request a room facing the rear courtyard away from the street.

Service & Facilities

As part of your stay, you will have access to the Pool Inn Club, with the city’s longest (20x8m) hotel pool, complete with massage jets and a sun terrace, sauna, steam bath, relaxation room, and 24-hour fitness center. If you are looking for a little TLC and pampering, you can book a beauty treatment or massage with one of the hotel’s own Body Harmony Specialists – highly recommended!

As well as the fitness and relaxation treat on offer, the hotel also offers 24-hour room service; a business corner in the lobby; daily grab & run breakfast in the lobby before 6:30 am (with free coffee, tea, fruit, and croissants), business and event facilities with eight meeting rooms that can cater for up to 400 guests and finally there is also underground parking for 30 CHF per night.

Food & Drink

There are two dining options at the hotel: The Filini Bar & Restaurant, with an intimate feel and cozy fireside dining which serves a delicious selection of Italian cuisine, and The Oval Bar & Lounge, with a more zesty, vibrant atmosphere that offers an extensive wine list, cocktails, coffees and light bites as well as sumptuous fare like steak tartare.

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