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Volkshaus Basel

  • Rebgasse 12-14, Postfach 603, Basel, Switzerland
  • Altstadt Kleinbasel
  • 45 Rooms

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Volkshaus Basel

  • Rebgasse 12-14, Postfach 603, Basel, Switzerland
  • Altstadt Kleinbasel
  • 45 Rooms
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It’s something of a surprise to see the Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron named in a boutique-hotel project. Outside of Switzerland, the firm is better known for large-scale projects like stadiums and museums. But Basel’s Volkshaus, while it’s not a football stadium, has been central to this city’s public life for centuries, and to adapt it for use as a hotel was no small task. Once a castle, later a brewery, still later a concert hall and office complex, it’s a site with a history that demands preservation.

What stands here today is both a very thorough update and a sensitive restoration. The long-hidden bones of the 1925 structure dictate the atmosphere, which indirectly recalls Bauhaus in its simplicity and its focus on livability. The 45 rooms are possessed of a warmth beyond the abilities of most contemporary designers, and the facilities are quietly state-of-the-art.

And the Volkshaus is still the people’s house, which means it’s much more than a hotel. There’s a brasserie, a bar, and a leafy courtyard, as well as a surplus of meeting and events space, and even a concert venue, whose reopening we eagerly await….

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Facilities & services
  • Free wi-fi
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Central air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Wake-up service
  • Luggage storage
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Boardroom
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Crib (on request)
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