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Frequently asked questions
What can I expect on my historical trip to Basel?
Those in search of a tour of the local history will want to plan a trip to Basel. And while you’re here, you can visit the array of shops and scenic riverfront. You can also relish a trip to the top-notch restaurants.
What's the best place to stay in Basel to be near historical sites?
Based on our travel expertise, Hotel Spalentor is a top 4-star hotel for history seekers booking on Expedia, and it offers onsite parking and free WiFi. Augusta Raurica is a short 12-minute drive away. A couple of other options to soak up the local history include Hotel Basel and Der Teufelhof Basel.
How many historical hotels are there in Basel?
Basel has 296 hotels and other accommodations bookable on Expedia, including 82 designated as historic hotels or close to historic sites.
What are the must-see historical places and other sights in Basel?
Basel is notable for landmarks like Augusta Raurica, White and Blue House, and Rötteln Castle. Cultural venues include Vitra Design Museum, Beyeler Foundation, and Basel Natural History Museum. Other popular sights include Congress Center Basel and Basel Zoo.
What is a historic hotel like in Basel?
By booking a historic hotel, guests can sleep someplace that has a national historic designation. A castle, stately home, palace or even a pub, lodge, old police station, or skyscraper can be considered a historic hotel provided that it’s of special interest. Traditional architecture and period features are typically found within the guestrooms or public spaces of historic hotels in Basel, bringing the history to life.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
“Heritage hotel” is a term often used in Asia and Europe, while “historic hotel” is a term often used in the U.S. but overall the terms are quite similar. The architecture and actual building of historic hotels tend to be the most significant aspect. For a heritage hotel, it’s mainly the cultural value and how it shaped the community.
Do historic hotels in Basel have modern facilities?
Hotel interiors feature the modern conveniences and safety features you’ve come to expect, but every effort is made to preserve treasured traditions and historic facades. Private rooms with updated bathroom facilities, heating and air conditioning, free and fast Internet, and the popular amenities found in any hotel will be available in a historic hotel. When you choose a historic hotel in Basel, don’t worry that you’ll find a place that’s uncomfortable or rundown.