Hotel Krafft Basel

Where the past meets the present. 3 star superior boutique city hotel with a restaurant directly on the Rhine.



The three-star superior boutique city hotel with a restaurant is beautifully located on the small banks of the Rhine and benefits from a unique view of the Rhine and the Old Town facing it. Opened in 1873, the Krafft Basel is a historic building that was awarded the title "Historic Hotel of the Year" in 2017 by Historic Hotels of Europe. The special mix of a tradition building and today's lifestyle gives Krafft Basel a unique character with a lot of charm. The hotel has 60 individually decorated rooms in six categories. In the main building there are 48 hotel rooms and in the Dépendance facing it there are 12 that stylishly combine classic and modern designs. On each floor guests will find a water bar with Basel water, tea, and fresh fruit that they may take as desired. The overlying small library and on-site bicycles are provided freely for all guests. In a spectacular dining restaurant with enjoyable market cuisine, you can dine with a breathtaking view of the Rhine, and in fine weather on the large terrace right on the promenade. The Fumoir with a hearth, the conference room and the Weinar Consum, vis-à-vis the Krafft Basel, are also amongst the services offered. The Krafft Basel has always attracted creative, artistic people. In Room 401 still standing today, the writer Hermann Hesse wrote his novel "Steppenwolf", inspired by the Basel tavern scene. Still today, the hotel is a magnet for those who create and are inspired by art.

Price from 110 CHF / 103 EUR* *will be charged at the current daily rate
Rooms 60


Where cosmopolitan bustle is combined with comfort and urbanity meets tradition: discover the Basel lifestyle. Experience the diversity of the landscape in Basel Land.

Basel City

In addition, the location on the border area of France and Germany guarantees variety and top quality on the menu. Whether you're looking for traditional cuisine, exquisite haute cuisine, or exotic specialties - the local gastronomy leaves nothing to be desired.


In the summer months, Basel desire to enjoy life is particularly evident. Many Basel locals indulge in a recreational pastime with a difference: every year in August the official Rhine swim is held, which has now become a tradition. And on all other days too, you can swim in the cool water in the city on the Rhine. If you mingle with the swimmers, you'll experience firsthand why the Mediterranean seems so close here.


Münster und Pfalz, the Town Hall and market, Tinguely Fountain, ferries, Spalentor, Theater Basel, Kunstmuseum Basel, Fondation Beyeler, Kunstmuseum Basel, Vitra Design Museum and the Vitra Campus, Museum Tinguely, Basel Exhibition, Novartis Campus, Roche Tower, pasture cafés am Rhein, harbour area on Klybeckquai, Basel Zoo, Rhine boating trips


Watch and jewellery fair Baselworld, Art Basel, Basel Tattoo, the river music Festival, Official Rhine Swim, Swiss Indoors Basel, the autumn fair, Avo session Basel, the Christmas market, museum night, Basler Fasnacht



The Krafft Basel hotel is located in the lively Old Town of Basel. The art museum, the exhibition centre, and the shopping street are just a few minutes' walk. The hotel is 10 minutes from the SBB railway station by tram, or 6 minutes from the Baden railway station.

How to find us

Hotel Krafft Basel

Rheingasse 12

4058 Basel

+41 61 690 91 30

+41 61 690 91 31

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