B Smart Motel - Basel

ex. Helvetia

Kuchengasse 13, Basel, Switzerlandshow map
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Overview

B_Smart Motel welcomes guests in the heart of Basel meters away from a theater, a tower and a museum.

This quiet hotel is situated 1.9 km from Messe Basel. The property is set a 20-minute stroll from Basel center.

A 5-minute walk from Basel SBB train station. Zurich-Kloten airport can be reached by car.

Rooms

There are 17 soundproof rooms appointed with a mini bar, a safe, multi-channel TV, a sitting area and a work desk. They feature bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

A complimentary breakfast is served every morning. Servring a selection of food Alte Post and Chez Alain are placed a 5-minute walk away.

Services

Guests can make use of a baggage storage, an elevator and parking on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Paid Public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Number of rooms:   18.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Snack bar

TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Lift

Check-in/ Check-out

Express check-in/ -out

Services

  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Breakfast
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Free breakfast

Room features

  • Heating
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Basel CathedralBasel Cathedral3000 ft
Basel Christmas MarketBasel Christmas Market2300 ft
Basel SBBBasel SBB400 ft
Architectural MuseumArchitectural Museum2000 ft
Kunstmuseum BaselKunstmuseum Basel2700 ft
Jewish Museum of BaselJewish Museum of Basel3000 ft
Zoological GardenZoological Garden1400 ft
Museum of Domestic Culture (HMB)Museum of Domestic Culture (HMB)1400 ftElisabethenstrasse 27/29
Open Church BaselOpen Church Basel1700 ftElisabethenstrasse 10-14 Basel
Spielzeug Welten Museum BaselSpielzeug Welten Museum Basel2100 ftSteinenvorstadt 1 Steineck-Stiftung
Tinguely-BrunnenTinguely-Brunnen2000 ftTheatervorplatz Steinenberg / Klostergasse
Hammering ManHammering Man2100 ftAeschenplatz
HMB - Museum of HistoryHMB - Museum of History2300 ftBarfuessergasse 4 Barfüsserpl. 4
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Chez Alain (inside Hotel Helvetia)Chez Alain (inside Hotel Helvetia)0 ftKuchengasse 13
Da RobertoDa Roberto200 ftKuchengasse 3
Brasserie Bahnof BaselBrasserie Bahnof Basel200 ftCentralbahnstrasse 14
Le Train Bleu (inside Hotel Victoria am Bahnhof)Le Train Bleu (inside Hotel Victoria am Bahnhof)400 ftCentralbahnplatz 3-4
Mr WongMr Wong400 ftCentralbahnplatz 1
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Marktplatz BaselMarktplatz Basel3700 ft
SpalentorSpalentor4000 ft
Badischer BahnhofBadischer Bahnhof1.6 mi
Messe BaselMesse Basel1.1 mi
St. Jakob-ParkSt. Jakob-Park1.5 mi
Tinguely MuseumTinguely Museum1.3 mi
Museum Jean TinguelyMuseum Jean Tinguely1.3 mi
Syngenta World HeadquartersSyngenta World Headquarters1.4 mi
Tierpark Lange ErlenTierpark Lange Erlen2.0 mi
Fine Arts Museum (Kunstmuseum)Fine Arts Museum (Kunstmuseum)2600 ftSt. Alban-Graben 16
CityBeach MesseCityBeach Messe2400 ftDufourstrasse 25, Basel
Museum of Music (HMB)Museum of Music (HMB)2500 ftIm Lohnhof 9
Basel MunsterBasel Munster3000 ftRittergasse 3
Synagoge in BaselSynagoge in Basel2700 ftEulerstrasse 2
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Getting around
Airports
Belp (BRN)44.1 mi
Zurich-Kloten (ZRH)45.4 mi
Train
Basel SBB700 ft
Badischer Bahnhof1.6 mi
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Reviews
7.8
FabulousBased on  392  reviews
  • 8.8
    Superb

    The hotel is family owned and the small staff could not have been more helpful.the young lady on reception was most helpful and informative and went out of her way to help us with any enquiries.

  • 6.2
    Good

    Great position for the rail station and tram stop. And a good breakfast

    The expense but then again Switzerland is just way overpriced.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    People who work in the hotel are wonderful, friendly, helpful and generous. They help you in anyway they can. The charge of the room is absolutely reasonable for the location. It is right next to the train station, shops and stores are near by. Very convenience!

  • 6.2
    Good

    The hotel staff were very helpful and friendly. They gave us a public transport pass which was very handy. The bathroom was newly renovated and was excellent.

    Breakfast was a little underwhelming and there was a bug floating in the milk. It is right near the train station so it is very easy to get to if travelling that way, and easy to find if driving, but the neighbourhood is a bit grimy due to its position near the station. It is on a small alleyway that is noisy at nighttime because of staff at restaurants surrounding the hotel and there are some sex cinemas just up the street.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Hotel staff were very competent and helpful. Hotel is close to railway station and buses.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Your willingness to change my room to one with more light Good breakfasts excellent location and housekeeping starr

    I wasn't clear on how I was charged--I thought my credit card had already been charged but it was also charged when I left, hope I didn't pay twice!

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    location, free ticket for the bus comunication in the city

    no internet comnection (wi fi) in the room,

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    The staff were wonderful, very caring and helpful. The food and service were excelleent. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone. I defineately will be back here again!

    I liked thee clean rooms. I loved the location - very close to the train station, busses and trams. The room was modern and well appointed.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Room was clean and comfortable. Close to Hauptbahnhof and tram connections for the city centre. Transport card that the hotel gave us was a nice bonus.

    The noise, though I was up a few floors, my room was above an alley where restaurants were dumping their rubbish. Though clean in the alleyway, there was crashing of cans and people talking very loudly till very late/early hours.

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    good breakfast

    the room was extremely hot and it was impossible to modify the air conditioninig. A very loud metallic noise made it impossible to sleep at night until 6am (although I asked for a quiet room, and I am not a sensitive person). In the bathroom, no hooks at all. And only one microscopic bag with shower gel, enough to wash your face. Sloppy internet. Not good enlightened at night. For this price even in Switzerland you would expect a little bit more.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The staff are very helpful. even helped us with checking in for our flights. Location can't be better ... a stone throw from the train and tram staions but still away from the main traffic noise. the main complaint is with the pillows being too soft to our liking.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Easy to find and best location, only cross the road from Basel SBB train station. Nice staff and breakfast. Room size is big and comfort. Breakfast is good and free wifi. Free mobility card for free travelling around basel.

  • 6.2
    Good

    Proximity to the city center and free transportation.

    Poor-to-none internet connection. Absence of air conditioner in the room.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    When we arrived we were immediately greeted at the desk by a very nice woman who spent time helping us with maps and a great suggestion for seeing the Munster (it was Sunday, nothing was open except the Munster). She recommended a great place to eat and we had a very nice one day visit because of her. In the AM, Thomas at the desk went to great trouble to make sure our next reservation in Geneva was assured, even faxing the hotel we were going to be staying at. The room was clean and spacious, the beds very comfortable. And, we were on a quiet side street just a few steps from the train station. I would stay there again and recommend it to anyone visiting Geneva!

  • 8.0
    Fabulous

    Location - excellent for main station & city public transport. Staff very helpful, and gave us free public transport ticket for our stay.

    A relatively minor point, a shame there was no toaster or grill at the breakfast.

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Highlights
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FabulousBased on  392 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best 3 Star Hotels in Switzerland

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Belp (BRN)44.1 mi
Zurich-Kloten (ZRH)45.4 mi
Train
Basel SBB700 ft
Badischer Bahnhof1.6 mi
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