Hotel Krafft Basel - 4 HOTEL INFO stars

This is what awaits you:

  • 1 bottle of mineral water
  • WLAN in room

Hotel description Krafft Basel

Business hours of reception: 24 hours


Hotel Krafft is located at the Rhine River and right in the heart of Basle. It offers a pretty view to the Old Town and to the cathedral on the opposite bank of the river. Given its ideal and central location, this hotel is a perfect place for your holiday. You can reach all interesting places quickly and conveniently.


All our rooms are reserved for the non-smoking guests. We offer single rooms, double rooms and suites with either a view to the Rhine or to the city. All hotel rooms are comfortable, cosy and most of them are equipped with Swiss design furniture.


Our culinary offer comprises mainly creative and authentic specialties. We combine fresh regional products with a careful preparation. Everything, ranging from a sauce to a sorbet, is home-made. Our guests can dine in the stylish atmosphere of a dining hall that provides Viennese parquet floor, high round arch windows and tables with white table-linen. In good weather you may also enjoy your meal on the terrace next to the Rhine.


The visitor’s tax is charged separately per person and day. 


A mobility ticket is available for each guest granting free of charge use of public busses and trams in Basel during the whole stay.

Reception hours: Every day: from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Hotel data

Hotel built in 1872, Last complete renovation 2005, Last partial renovation 2018, Number of floors 4, Total number of rooms 48, Number of single rooms 24, Number of double rooms 36, Number of junior suites 10, Hotel open all year round, Reception manned 24 hours a day, Earliest check-in 14:00, Latest check-out 12:00, Multilingual staff on hand 24 hours a day, Hotel, City hotel, Boutique hotel, Trade fair/conference hotel, No-smoking room 60, Children's beds/cots 3, DEHOGA Rating 3, DEHOGA Rating valid until 2018-09-19

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Rheingasse 12-18, 4058 Basel, Switzerland


  • Station (Basel - Badischer Bahnhof) 1.38 km
  • City centre (Basel) 0.84 km
  • Airport (Zürich Airport (ZRH)) 72.69 km

Service times

Reception open:

1:00 AM to 1:00 AM

Reception manned at weekends:

1:00 AM to 1:00 AM

Earliest check-in:

3:00 PM

Latest check-out:

1:00 PM

    Accepted payment methods

  • Diners Club
  • Visa
  • Eurocard/MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Japan Credit Bureau (JCB Intl.)
  • Electronic cash

Hotel facilities

  • Reception (lobby)
  • Elevator
  • Restaurant(s) 1 open from 12:00.00 until 13:30.00 and from 18:30 until 21:30.00
  • Garden terrace
  • Fire alarm
  • Smoke detectors
  • WLAN with Internet access in lobby Hourly rate 0,00 CHF
  • Breakfast from 07:00 o'clock to 10:30 o'clock
  • Vegetarian food available
  • Smoke detectors in all rooms
  • Hallways equipped with fire exstinguishers
  • Hotel has emergency lighting

Room facilities

  • WLAN with Internet access in rooms Hourly rate 0,00 CHF Provider Swisscom
  • Cable TV
  • TV remote control
  • Radio
  • Desk
  • Separate luggage store
  • Telephone by the bed
  • Room safe
  • Windows for opening
  • Make-up mirror
  • Full-length mirror
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Plan of emergency exits

In-house services

  • Hotel safe
  • Vending machine for beverages
  • ATM
  • Free daily newspapers
  • Laundry service
  • Shoe-polishing machine
  • 1 bottle of mineral water
  • WLAN in room

Hotel location

Rheingasse 12-18, 4058 Basel -

Evaluations of Krafft Basel

Overall 82 ratings, including comments: 47 ratings
7.9 / 10
Average rating of all hotel guests
93% of all hotel guests would recommend this hotel to their friends
Private Solo traveller
9.3 / 10
July 2016

This is a real family hotel in the heart of Basel. My room was very small - but the price also, and I know from previous stays that there are beautiful bigger rooms. If you like the charm of smaller hotels this is a place to be

The elevator is very small - ok for a slim person like me, but might be a problem for bigger people

Corporate customers
7.0 / 10
September 2013

Water Bar on each floor. Very Good. Free WiFi.

Rooms are very noisy. Almost no noise isolation to the other rooms.

Corporate customers
8.2 / 10
September 2013

Good location

Rooms facing the street, subject to noise late at night. Stops by 1 AM

6.8 / 10
July 2013

Very central location

No air conditioning, very loud environment

Corporate customers
10 / 10
March 2012

Krafft hotel is a great blend of old world charm with understated mid-century decor and comfort. I have been here 20+ times and continue to be impressed. Make sure to sample breakfast in the stunning dining room overlooking the Rhine.

Corporate customers
10 / 10
October 2011

water heater and tea available historic building, very nicely and directly located at the Rhine and public transport stop in front of the hotel rooms seem to have been completey renewed in 2005, thus, the design of the rooms is modern

no sport facilities

Corporate customers
6.8 / 10
July 2011

I got a extremly small room. The bathroom was so small that a big guy might not fit into the shower. The room was located to the street side where you here the tram at 5:30 am in morning.

Corporate customers
7.7 / 10
September 2010

Very friendly staff, quite big room, location near to center. I do like the hotel.

The hotel is located in the noisy at night place (some restaurants and pubs are near by), for me it was not a problem but if you have a light sleep it will be better to ask for the room overlooks Rhine, maybe it helps.

Corporate customers
6.8 / 10
August 2010

Excellent view over the Rhine river from the riverside rooms. Historical ambiente, carefully maintained and party modernized. Very friendly staff. Nice restaurant.

Single rooms very small and with sparse furnishings, tiny bathroom. Wooden floor makes loud squeeking sound when walking. Noises from neighboring room very noticable. Double rooms better.

Corporate customers
3.3 / 10
January 2010

Great location!

Single room is extremely small. Bed was too short and very uncomfortable. You can hear everything from the room next door and the hallway. The bathroom is tiny and the shower so small you can barely turn. The room was not cleaned daily and used glasses not replaced. Currently remodeling is ongoing so elevator is out of order for a long time.

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