The Basel Pullman is an ideal hotel for both business and tourist customers, and when we stayed both were evident. It is located on a main street leading into the town centre accessed by an excellent tram network, although, when we were there for the Christmas markets, these were easily within walking distance within 15 minutes from the hotel door – and it’s also a pleasant walk!
The hotel has a modern feel to its styling, almost boutique/fashion in the public areas and a bedroom template which has very clear lines in all areas.
All the staff we had reason to deal with were exceptionally pleasant and helpful.
The bedroom we had was on the 2nd floor overlooking the rear of the hotel which was very quiet, although you are overlooked by other residences. This was never a problem as the hotel has not only two sets of window blinds, but also a set of external electrically operated shutters. The fittings and furnishings are new, and there is seating for two in the main area. In addition, there is a free room safe, a mini bar with various supplies, however, a nice touch was that the water in it was free and replenished daily. In our case, it was needed, as the room was too hot. There was no way in which to lower the temperature, and therefore we slept with the side window open fully in order to try and cool the room down.
There is a multitude of ‘freebie’ items provided, from slippers to shoe-shine and sewing kits, a vast range of toiletries, pens, notepads and topping it off was the free wi-fi. The wall mounted flatscreen tv has a plentiful of choice of channels, inc some British ones all of which are provided free of charge.
There were plenty of towels provided in the bathroom, and the bed linen was clean, of high quality and made for a reasonably comfortable nights sleep with the exception of the heat.
We had chosen a deal which included breakfast. The choices were first class and included a selection of fruit juices, waters, teas, and coffees. Breads, rolls, croissants, cold meats and cheeses and fresh fruits. There was an ample supply of hot food which included bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, tomatoes, and potato rosti. Breakfast is a buffet service and you can have as much or as little as you like. One thing to bear in mind on two of the mornings we arrived for breakfast all the tables were full and we had to sit in reception waiting for space. The problem appeared to be that the majority of guests were coach tourists and all had arrived at 8-9am swamping the available space. Still, this was our only gripe and one which we could easily cope with.
A nice touch was the free tram pass we received on arrival and had we not pre-booked taxis to and from the airport to the hotel, we could have travelled back to the airport for free on the tram.
For the price we paid, approx £70 per night B&B per room, I consider that for a centrally located City hotel with all these facilities/standards it was a bargain.
Further details and up-to-date pricing at:Pullman Europe, Basel.