Penthouse room with private balcony

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Florastrasse, Basel, Basel-Stadt 4057, Switzerland
Sylvia

Ideally located top floor flat in Kleinbasel, within walking distance from old town, river & fairground/congress center. Bus & tram stop around the corner. The guest room with a double bed (140 x 200 cm) is quiet and sunlit with a private balcony.

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Ideally located top floor flat in Kleinbasel, within walking distance from old town, river & fairground/congress center. Bus & tram stop around the corner. The guest room with a double bed (140 x 200 cm) is quiet and sunlit with a private balcony.

The Space

The top floor flat is wonderfully located in Kleinbasel within walking distance to the river, the city center and the fair/congress grounds. The guest room with a double bed (140 x 200 cm) faces south and has a private balcony with a view on the Cathedral on the other side of the river. Bedroom and toilet are private, the shower in the second bathroom is shared with me. Breakfast is included but on a self-service basis as on most days I leave early for work. The jewel of this flat is the large terrace that runs on both sides and almost doubles the living space in the summer months. In the winter the fireplace in the living room makes for coziness.

Guest Access

The guests have access to the kitchen, the dining/living area (with cable TV) and the terraces.

The Neighborhood

The neighborhood is lively and features plenty of smaller and bigger shops, restaurants, bars, cafés, cultural institutions and the nearby riverbank. On a few days in July the Basel Tattoo is held just around the corner. The fairgrounds, congress center as well as the old town can be reached on foot in no more than 10 minutes.

Getting around

Bus and tram stops are just around the corner. Both directly connect to the train station, the bus also to the German train station (Badischer Bahnhof).

Other Things to Note

The local guest tax of 3.50 Swiss Francs is included in the rate. In exchange each guest will get a mobility ticket for the entire stay allowing you to use public transportation in and around Basel free of charge; this includes the bus/tram ride from Basel airport or the Basel railway stations to the house on the day of arrival. Just show the booking reservation in case of controls.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Extra people: $17 / night after the first guest
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  • Wonderful apartment and host. The location is excellent and within walking distance of lots of great sights in Basel. Room is spacious and has its own balcony. Sylvia makes you feel at home straight away.

    June 2014
  • We had a great couple of days at Sylvia's apartment.
    Sylvia had with success prepared everything to make our stay as comfortable as possible.
    Unfortunately, we did not have the time to profit from the various balconys, which is definitely a missed opportunity. Next time perhaps.....

    June 2014
  • Actually , we were tired when we got to Sylvia's apartment, for we had travelled a lot in Germany and almost exhausted ourselves. But as soon as we met Sylvia and welcomed by her at the door we became happy! Then, when we walked in, we became happier:). We love Sylvia's apartment: our bed room is specious and clean and the bathroom is also very clean. Especially, there are huge balconies with flowers where we could view part of the city and sit on the sofas to relax. On one of her balconies, there is a big table that we sat by and had breakfast. As for Sylvia herself, she is a very friendly and nice lady, and we were thankful for everything she did for us . Although she had a party to attend and time was limited for her when we arrived , she warmly talked with us and printed the timetable of the trains we would take the next day. She also told us we could help ourselves for breakfast and everything was already in the refrigerator. We felt at home and enjoyed our stay and would strongly recommend her place.

    June 2014
  • Our stay with Sylvia just recently was excellent. She is a lovely hostess, very obliging, informative and speaks good English. She opened her home to us and we felt welcomed. The accommodation was comfortable and breakfast out on the patio idyllic. We would thoroughly recommend Sylvia to anybody planning to visit Basel.
    Mary and Ric

    June 2014
  • Die Lage von Sylvias Wohnung ist genial. In kürzester Zeit ist man am Rhein und von dort in der Altstadt. Zimmer und Wohnung sind in Natura noch schöner und das leckere Frühstück bei Sonnenschein auf einer der Terrassen einfach traumhaft.
    Sylvia ist eine liebenswerte Gastgeberin, die gerne Ideen und Tipps gibt. Schade, dass wir nur so wenig Zeit hatten. Wir würden jederzeit wieder bei ihr übernachten wollen.

    Eine wirkliche Empfehlung für Basel!

    June 2014
  • I have stayed at Sylvia's several times and I really like it does feel like home. The room is perfect with a terrace to enjoy on a hot summer's day. Sylvia is very pleasant and I like our chats. Breakfast is just how I like it. Hope to stay there again.

    June 2014
  • Our stay in Basel was delightful, much due to Sylvia who is a wonderful host! Her apartment is beautiful, with lots of outside space & views of the cityscape, and she made us feel very welcome. Her breakfasts are delicious. Her pictures are accurate. The bed is comfortable. The shower is great. Best of all is Sylvia herself, who is a confirmed world traveler with many interesting tales & great perspectives to share. She enjoys traveling & travelers, making herself available to chat or give suggestions about how to see Basel.

    June 2014
  • It was lovely staying with Sylvia in Basel. Her home is really welcoming, and the room is perfect, with a double bed and a big desk! I wish we had sunny weather, so that I could have enjoyed the balcony as well ;) Sylvia is really welcoming and easy to talk to, I felt like I was home.

    May 2014
  • We stayed for 2 nights with Sylvia after completing a trip down down the Rhine from Amsterdam to Basel. Arriving a wee bit earlier than expected Sylvia greeted us warmly at her front door. She is as we had envisaged…..a most delightful and charming host with a lovely smile. She made us feel welcome in her home at the very start and our room was quite large with a comfy bed and a balcony that made the most of the sun. She made us coffee with some delicious Italian Biscotti and we sat at her dining room swapping stories of travelling and living in our respective countries. We had so many questions about transport and where to go and what to do etc and Sylvia was very obliging and offered much information. Basle is ‘beautiful’ and on the day we arrived......very warm. The locals were drawn to the steps on the Rhine like a magnet soaking up the unusually warm day with mini bbq’s dotted up and down the Rhine and lots of beer LOL. We walked our way into the main Markt Platz and became familiar with the area and tasted much of the local fare YUM. In the evening catching up with Sylvia and a fellow companion on her balcony, we swapped stories again over wine and coffee and by the time we went to bed we felt well armed with all the information we needed to enjoy another wonderful day in Basel before departing for home the day after. THANK YOU Sylvia, we had a lovely time in your home and wonderful city. Basel is definitely on our list to visit again and we hope that we can meet with you again.

    May 2014
  • I stayed with my boyfriend in Sylvia's apartment for only one night and I felt it was way too short. Obviously you can see her beautiful penthouse surrounded by terraces in the photos, but in order to feel/experience the warmth and friendliness of this place, you simply have to come here and meet Sylvia. It was a great pleasure to stay with such a beautiful and refined person who generously shared her space with us. I hope to come back to Basel and stay with Sylvia again. I highly recommend her, but only to nice and happy people!

    May 2014
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When I discovered travelling about 40 years ago I became addicted right away. Since then I have been to many countries, to all continents but Oceania, with friends, a partner, as a family, and alone. My language skills perfectly complement my desire to communicate with the people I meet and to get a better picture of their lives and thoughts. I prefer private rooms to hotels for the same reason. And when circumstances don't allow me to travel my guests bring the world to me. Other hobbies include reading, dancing (salsa), movies. I am uncomplicated and discreet both as a guest and a host.
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