About This Listing
Beautiful and spacious top floor, split-level apartment ideal for 4 to 6 people
- 2 bed rooms
- 1 kitchen
- 1 bathroom
- Spacious living room
Both bedrooms are spacious and feature either a queen sized bed each or 2 single beds each. Ideal for 2 to 4 people. If needed, two single mattresses can be provided which allows to host a maximum of 6 guests.
FURNISHING & FREE INTERNET
The entire apartment is furnished and equipped with what you need to start a hassle free stay (for example hair dryer, iron and iron board, basic spices to cook, tissues etc). We also provide clean towels and bed sheets as well as free broadband wifi internet.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION...
The house is located in the center of Basel, only a 10min walk from the historic old town. There's a tram stop only a 2min walk away from the apartment with a direct link to the train station (17mins). The airport is 20mins away. Messe Basel (the exhibition center) is only 5mins away!! The river Rhine can be reached within a short stroll of 5 to 10 mins. Although the city center of Basel is not very car friendly, there is a good amount of free 'blue zone' parkings around the building which allow you to stay for free on weekends as well as 1.5h during weekdays and from 6pm to 8am.
THE BUILDING & AREA
The house was built in 1892, but was recently refurbished. It has the typical characteristics of houses in Basel.
The house is located in a residential neighbourhood. Despite the central location, the street we're located at is quiet and safe.
- No smoking
- No loud music
- No parties
- Lock all doors when leaving
- Turn off all lights and appliances when leaving
- Clean any spills right away!
- Don't bother the neighbors
- Don't damage the apartment or furnishings
- Enjoy your stay!
Wireless internet is provided. The network name and password will be provided at check-in. Guests are asked not to access any illegal content from the network. Records of stays are kept and will be furnished to the authorities if ordered as part of an investigation resulting from improper internet usage.
The apartment is just like the photos, clean and nicely furnished. It is located in the second floor including an attic room which added to the charm of the place. My family felt really comfortable in the quite neighborhood, kids enjoyed the nearby park and the small animal zoo which is located within a 15 minutes walking distance. By the trams 8 and 14, I was having easy access to nearly everywhere in Basel.
Raphael is one of the best hosts fulfilling all of my requests; He added a brand new digital decoder for the TV, a nespresso machine and fixed the mailbox lock so I can have my own key.
I strongly recommend the apartment for all especially family with kids.
L'appartement était parfaitement situé pour participer au activité du centre des congrès de Bâle. Aussi, il était très bien équipé pour répondre à nos besoins (jeunes familles avec trois enfants). Michelle a répondu rapidement à toute les communications. Nous avons apprécié notre séjour. Nous avons visité Lucerne et Augusta Raurica à partir de Bâle.
This apartment is exactly as is shown: bright, spacious and has everything you need for a great city break in the beautiful city of Basel. We stayed with our two children (six and eight) who LOVED their attic bedroom! It was clean and had helpful little things like towels, dishwasher tabs, some coffee to get us started and dish towel. We were easily able to cook a family dinner in the specious kitchen and sit together at the dining table.
Over the river in five minutes to the 'old town' on the number 14 tram. But there are good restaurants walking distance, be sure to explore close to the apartment, much cheaper too. We loved Restaurant Eintracht for dinner - welcomed the children, delicious salads, pasta and soups - the veal cordon bleu a speciality, delicious! We passed The Union which also loved great, but didn't go in as, sadly, there weren't enough nights to eat everywhere. The other restaurant we'd recommend is Restaurant zur Harmonie on the other side of the river to the apt - my favourite, a wonderful place where we could have eaten anything on the menu.
If you have kids, there is a park 30 seconds walk from the apartment (and many more close by), a visit to Wasserfallen is a must and Basel Zoo was a great day out which we all loved.
All in all this apartment is a brilliant base to explore Basel and the surrounding area and Michelle was very helpful with local tips and checking we were ok. Thank you!
The apartment was very clean and spacious! Perfect area for a group of 5-6! The location is strategic because of the tram stop and a short walk to the river :)
As we are from Australia - the location of this apartment surprised us at first. From the description as "central" - we expected it to be in an area with shops, cafes and restaurants. This is not the case - the apartment is in a quiet street in an area filled with other apartment buildings. We did soon discover the tram that took us to the other side of the river where there is a lot these things. However it was not always convenient for dinner to have to catch a tram.
The apartment is very nice as other reviewers have said and Raphael was certainly helpful. However we missed not having a washing machine as we are travelling for a number of weeks.
Overall a great apartment if you are know Basel and are sure about the location.
Wir waren mit unseren drei Kindern da und schätzten daher besonders, dass die Wohnung sehr geräumig und praktisch eingerichtet ist.
Die Lage ist ideal: ein Park neben dran, der Rhein nicht weit und super gut erreichbar mit mehreren öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln.
Die Kommunikation mit den Gastgebern war freundlich und unkompliziert.
Wir fühlten uns wohl und kommen gerne wieder einmal!
Michelle and Raphael were amazing hosts! The apartment was perfect- spacious, very clean and bright. The bathroom and kitchen had everything one would need.
Raphael was available to answer all my questions. I look forward to coming back next year!
This host has 13 reviews for other properties.View Other Reviews
About the Host, Michelle And Raphael
I am an enthusiastic traveler who enjoys meeting new people from all over the world. I live in Basel since more than 35 years I am happy to advise you on how to discover this amazing city.
A nice park with free table tennis (you need your own rackets and net though). Good for kids too.Basel BS 4057
The Musical Theater Basel has a reputation as one of the most attractive venues in Switzerland with major international performances such as Grease, Chicago and Fosse as well as local highlightsFeldbergstrasse Basel BS 4057
Buvette are amazing out door bars in Basel that are on the left side of the river Rhine. The bars open in summer and are a common place for locals to meet up on a sunny day.Unterer Rheinweg Basel BS 4057
Stücki Shopping is one of Basels major shopping malls with stores such as Desigual, Esprit, Foot Locker, Fossil, Guess, Lacoste, Levis, LOccitane, Morgan, Navyboot, Pandora, Thomas Sabo etc.Badenstrasse Basel BS 4057
Messe Basel is the most important exhibition center of Switzerland with exhibitions such as Baselworld and Art Basel among others.Bleichestrasse Basel BS 4058
Bar Rouge is a lounge on the top floor of the highest building in Basel featuring amazing views over the city as well as France and Germany.Messeplatz Basle 4058
Lange Erlen Park is an animal park which is sponsored by the city and private sponsors and is therefore free of charge. An ideal place to have a walk or relax.Basel BS 4058
Restaurant Parterre is a popular restaurant pick among locals. They have a small menu card, but excel at what they offer. Prices are very reasonable (CHF 20 -30) which is good value for downtown BaselKlybeckstrasse Basle BS 4057
Restaurant Les Gareçons is a trendy restaurant that offers great food and wine. Prices are mid-range.Badischer Bahnhof Basel 4058
The authentic Swiss restaurant - the best Swiss food in town is served here. Locals and visitors stop here. Opening hours are 5:30pm – 4:00amKlingental Basel BS 4058
St. Johannspark is a nice park to play football or just to relax and enjoy the view on the river Rhine.Basle BS 4056
Between Basels 5 bridges across the Rhine you will find the citys four ferries, with which you can cross the Rhine without motorised assistance, using only the natural power of the rivers current.Klingentalfähre Basel BS 4058
St. Johanns-Tor (Saint Johanns Gate) is one of the three surviving entrance gates to the old mediaeval walled city, which formed part of the fortifications built around 1350.
Dreiländereck can be translated as the three countries corner. Theres a pylon marking the spot where France, Germany and Switzerland meet and is one of the more unusual city attractions.Basel BS 4057