Apaliving Hotel - Basel

ex. Appartementhaus Gundeli-Park

Jj Balmer Strasse 1, Basel, Switzerland, 4053  show map
 3 stars
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Apaliving Hotel - Basel

Wi-Fi
Parking

CHF 10 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour
Food/ Drinks

Restaurant

Elevator
Kitchen facilities

Electric kettle

Meeting facilities

Meeting room

Overview

Apaliving is a quiet 3-star hotel set close to Architectural Museum, Zoological Garden and Kunstmuseum Basel. Apaliving Hotel has been welcoming guests to its non-smoking rooms since 1985.

The hotel is nestled in the center of Basel, steps away from Basel SBB train station. Apaliving Hotel is within about 20 minutes' walk of the center of Basel.

Cafés and restaurants are set close to the property.

Apaliving Hotel is within a 75-minute drive to Zurich-Kloten airport.

Rooms

Apaliving Hotel provides 170 guestrooms appointed with a dressing area, satellite TV, a personal computer, heating and pay TV for a pleasant stay in Basel. Bathrooms come with a hairdryer, a bathtub and a shower.

Eat & Drink

Guests can eat at Eo Ipso and Suki Chockchai, situated within a 5-minute walk of the venue.

Services

Such facilities as a luggage storage, currency exchange and a lift are available on-site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

public parking is possible on site (reservation might be needed) at CHF 10 per day.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of floors:   6.  Number of rooms:   170.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Front desk
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Multilingual staff

Dining facilities

  • Restaurant

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting room

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Jj Balmer Strasse 1, Basel, Switzerland, 4053

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City Center
  • Basel
    1.9 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Basel SBB
    900 m
  • Badischer Bahnhof
    3.1 km
  • Bus stop
    300 m
Restaurants
  • Eo Ipso (cuisine: International)
    170 m
  • Suki Chockchai (cuisine: Thai)
    110 m
Beaches
  • CityBeach Messe
    1.4 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    170

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Rooms and availability

Apaliving photos Room Twin room Standard
Standard Twin Room
  • Room size:

    20 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
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  • General:Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Satellite TV
Room Description:

Functional furnished rooms with two separate beds (90x200 each) shower/toilet TV, refrigerator, kettle and hair dryer.

Apaliving photos Room
Deluxe Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Coffee machine
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Satellite TV
Room Description:

Bright, modern rooms with one queen size bed (140x200), shower/toilet, TV, refrigerator, writing desk, Nespresso coffee machine, kettle and hair dryer.

Apaliving Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Zirkus Rägeboge100 m
  • Galerie J. R. Schläppi800 m
  • Galerie Gisèle Linder1.0 km
  • Daniel Blaise Thorens1.3 km
  • Galerie Canus Evelyne1.4 km
  • Daniel Tanner1.4 km
  • Tinguely Brunnen1.4 km

Places of interest

  • Markthalle1.0 km

Train stations

  • Basel SBB800 m

Amusement

  • Querfeld100 m
  • Restaurant Bowling900 m
  • Kino Mascotte900 m
  • Dreispitz Bowling Center AG1.0 km
  • Pathe Eldorado:1.3 km
  • Cinema Küchlin1.3 km
  • fantastic empire1.3 km

Museums

  • Heimatschutz Basel1.2 km
  • Kunsthalle Basel1.3 km
  • Historisches Museum Basel1.4 km
  • Architectural Museum1.4 km
  • Antikenmuseum1.4 km

Parks

  • Zoological Garden1.2 km

Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

  • Zolli (Zoologischer Garten)1.2 km
  • Zoologischer Garten Basel1.2 km

Theaters

  • Broadway Theater AG200 m
  • Theater BasiLight600 m
  • Theater- und Clownschule1.0 km
  • Märchentourneetheater1.3 km
  • Theater Basel1.3 km

Business areas

  • BIZ tower800 m

Local attractions

  • Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel1.5 km
    Steinenvorstadt 1, Basel
  • Basel Paper Mill Museum1.6 km
    St Alban-Tal 37, Basel
  • Basler Papiermuhle1.6 km
    St. Alban-Tal 37, Basel
  • Museum for Contemporary Art 1.6 km
    Alban-Rheinweg 60, Basel
  • Historisches Museum Barfusserplatz1.6 km
    Barfusserplatz, Basel

Near the hotel

  • Zoo Basel1.3 km
    Binningerstrasse 40, Basel
  • Haus zum Kirschgarten1.3 km
    Elisabethenstrasse 27 / 29, Basel
  • CityBeach Messe1.4 km
    Dufourstrasse 25, Basel
  • Tinguely-Brunnen1.4 km
    Theaterplatz, Basel
  • Indigo Fitness Club1.2 km
    Sternengasse 19, Basel
  • Offene Kirche Elisabethen1.4 km
    Elisabethenstrasse 10-14, Basel
  • Fine Arts Museum 1.5 km
    St. Alban-Graben 16, Basel

Restaurants nearby

  • Eo Ipso170 m

    Address: Dornacherstrasse 192
    Phone: +41 61 333 14 90

    63% likes this, based on 72 reviews
    Cuisine: International
    Price Range: CAD 29 - CAD 112

  • Blindekuh Basel170 m

    Address: Dornacherstrasse 192

    63% likes this, based on 39 reviews
    Cuisine: European

  • Wanderruh320 m

    Address: Dornacherstrasse 151
    Phone: 061 361 08 88

    57% likes this, based on 18 reviews
    Price Range: CAD 32 - CAD 119

  • Suki Chockchai110 m

    Address: Dornacherstrasse 195
    Phone: +41(0)61 331 60 98

    59% likes this, based on 17 reviews
    Cuisine: Thai

  • Caffetteria Da Graziella310 m

    Address: Dornacherstrasse 283
    Phone: 061 692 49 39

    52% likes this, based on 22 reviews

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    170

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Apaliving Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Apaliving

Average guest rating

7.2out of 10
Very good
Based on 420 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Single
    9.6

    The room was clean, modern and functional. once I had got my bearings to the location it was perfect for my visit with easy access to Basel centre. Will deffinately use again!

    coffee machine didn't work!

  • Family with children
    4.6

    Peace and quiet; the things I requested were in the room (hair dryer, plates/glasses/cups/utensils but no bowls, modem although didn't get to use it since my laptop battery was low & I couldn't plug it on socket).

    (1) We arrived Saturday at 10:00pm & there was nobody when it said that opening office hours (Saturdays) was ≈ 6:00pm-12:00 midnight; I would have wanted to ask to leave our luggage the next day before leaving Basel but this was not an option as there was nobody; (2) everything seems to be falling apart: the flusher of the toilet was loose and kept falling off; (3) the soap holder in the shower was also loose & suddenly even fell on (and hurt) my daughter's foot - the screws were not good; (4) we couldn't plug any of our equipment e.g. laptop (type C plug w/c should fit on type J socket); couldn't use my laptop but the hotel pre-charged me for the internet in my bill and, although I put a note to this effect, I haven't heard from hotel.

  • Single
    7.8

    Ideal for weakly business overnights, clean, proper and quite.

  • Older travelers
    6.2

    The price is really low for the standard room which has a fridge and a kettle.

    You will not know until you get there that the reception is not always manned and when they are not there, the main door is locked! This information is hidden in the tiny print at the bottom of your confirmation email. You will also find that this is not an apartment, it is a very basic room with a shower room plus kettle and fridge, that's it. Also, note that the standard room has two narrow single beds, you have to upgrade to get a double bed!

  • Single
    9.2

    The hotel staff was great. I was happy to receive a call from the receptionist, Doris, the evening of my check-in. She informed me of their closing hours and then e-mailed me the codes for the entrance and check-in details so that I could come in on my own. Fantastic.

    The only small observation was the bathroom's ceiling. The paint was starting to come off due to a lack of proper ventilation. Otherwise, everything else was fine with me.

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    Friendly staff, coffee/tea facilities and fridge, clean, good location to Basel and Transport. Handy shops nearby. I would stay here again.

    I liked these apartments but it would have been handy to have had some bowls & cutlery especially for people with children.

  • Family with children
    8.2

    Good service and I had a plesant stay

  • Single
    7.0

    Convenient location due to Basle excellent tram service.Never saw any staff - somewhat unusual.However had all I needed and teamaking service appreciated dut to expensive Swiss prices.

    Apparently run by remote control but I had no complaints.

  • Single
    3.2

    It is nothing more than an overpriced hostel. The room was too hot and had no facilities. Reception was open a few hours a day. Found myself having to wait at least a day to have the chance to speak with them. Overall, it is the worst value for money hotel experience I have ever had.

  • Older travelers
    5.0

    . The location was convenient and the guest tram pass was useful.

    The room, called an apartment, had little more than a refrigerator and very poor furnishings. It was much too hot and no fan was provided. The toilet seat came off, the shower leaked, the one chair (for two people!!) was a covered outdoor chair. The refrigerator was useful but the coffee maker didn't work properly

  • Group of friends
    10.0

    Good location, good enough price for what it offers, a nice stay with not many frills but everything you need.

  • Single
    6.6

    Quite close to the city center, very good bus and tram network to everywhere in the town. No noise at all in the neighbourhood.

    The room was perfectly clean (hair in the shower...). Nobody at the reception office at night of during the weekend (except this time I guess, because of the Festival). No possibility to let your luggage there, to have breakfast or to order anything to eat.

  • Single
    6.2

    The main complaint is the people hanging around outside your door who I think come from the internet cafe right next door. The apartmnent house is well run and clean , but this gives a bad first impression. Also , it was very hot during this time of year and it would be nice to have airconditioning.

  • Single
    5.8

    Basic infrastructure - good for no frills business overnight.

  • Single
    6.2

    It can be called as a basic hotel, appears to be clean and well light. Staff is good but they appear only in the morning. Location is good for the money however not the room facilities.

    There is no phone or intercom in the room. The reception is closes in the evening until next morning. For any help/support during non office hours, one has to call a phone number. The phone is answered after a long wait and then you are put on music once again for long long time as they are either checking your reservation details or are hunting for some one who can speak to you in English. From an international mobile this call gets very expensive. No wi-fi also makes it difficult for people with Wi Fi mobile phone/ laplop. Micro-wave is missing in the room. A Wi.Fi , microwave, phone and 24hr reception will get the value for money, without these facilities it is an expensive hotel.

How to reach hotel

hotel Apaliving Hotel - Basel Basel location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

Jj Balmer Strasse 1, Basel, Switzerland, 4053

Get directions
City Center
  • Basel
    1.9 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Basel SBB
    900 m
  • Badischer Bahnhof
    3.1 km
  • Bus stop
    300 m
Restaurants
  • Eo Ipso (cuisine: International)
    170 m
  • Suki Chockchai (cuisine: Thai)
    110 m
Beaches
  • CityBeach Messe
    1.4 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    170

Hotel Awards

SwissHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedBaselApaliving

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Hotels Recommended by Guests in Switzerland

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