Aparthotel Adagio Basel City, Hammerstrasse 46, Clara, 4058 Basel, Switzerland
Switzerland has a habit of making you lose weight – from the pocket. That’s an issue when it comes to decent accomodation in one of Europe’s most expensive countries. We searched across Basel for some decent dwellings to keep a roof over our head for the two days that we would be in the city for.
We came across Aparthotel Adagio Basel City. Having already booked the Appart’hôtel Odalys La Rose d’Argent in Colmar, we decided to continue with our theme of apartment stays on this mini-tour.
A very reasonable £155 (210 CHF) gets you a two night stay in a spacious apartment – yet again with those all important cooking facilities. I mean, have you seen the price of Swiss restaurants?!
The hotel was really easy to find from the central SBB station that our Flixbus dropped us at. Take a tram from the square outside the entrance to the Swiss part of the station and use line 2 in the direction of Beyeler to get to WettsteinPlatz just across the river. From there, it’s an easy stroll up Hammerstrasse to the hotel, around 250 yards in total.
The check-in was a smooth process with a friendly member of staff. While looking around the reception area I noticed that you could purchase things like ice cream, wine or beer from the fridge downstairs or even have a game of table football.
We also got two Basel Card’s which proved invaluable during our stay. This card covers you for all transport within the city and gives discount on attractions such as the zoo, which we made the most of. Any saving of money in Basel is most definitely welcome.
The accomodation was a big surprise for a three-star rated hotel. A really spacious room with a proper kitchen (not like the cupboard job in Colmar) along with a pull-out table for dining, a spare chair in the wardrobe, plus a bed that can be turned into a sofa.
Bathroom facilities were nothing to complain about and the TV came with the most amazing selection of international channels including our beloved BBC and ITV. Thanks to Adagio Basel City I wouldn’t be missing out on the Masterchef final!
I’ll be honest and say that the kitchen facilities were a lifesaver in Basel. The city is beautiful but eating out every meal will put the strain on your finances. Each day we used the kitchen everything ran like an efficient Swiss watch – perfectly. It’s so easy to use the induction stove as long as you remember to use that extractor fan!
Location-wise, the hotel is in a perfect position. It’s an equidistant walk to the tram at Wettsteinplatz for trams to the Kunstmuseum (careful how you say it) and also to the old town at Claraplatz with direct routes by tram to the main market square.
We had a great stay here at the Aparthotel Adagio Basel City. We would highly recommend this place for anyone wanting a decent stay while in the city. Nearby there are a few supermarkets if you need to stock up on food. This came in handy for us during our time here. We’ll be back!
Booking.com reservations at Aparthotel Adagio Basel City can be found here