Hotel Brasserie Au Violon

Im Lohnhof 4, Basel, 4051, Switzerland

The former residents here—priests and prisoners—never had it so good. Housed in a 12th-century building looming over the Altstadt that served as a cloister and then a prison, the hotel now captivates its clientele with subdued elegance, a peaceful location, and a terrific restaurant. There are some reminders of the building's austere past—guest rooms overlooking the courtyard are still called "cells," with uniformly tight square footage. "Police office" rooms facing the town offer more space at a slightly higher rate. The art deco brasserie, with its mirrored bar and iron-legged tables, serves French classics.

PROS

  • fresh breakfast favorites are included and served in a cozy dining room

CONS

  • some small rooms
  • safes only available at reception

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 061-2698711

HOTEL DETAILS

20 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed between Christmas and New Year's Breakfast

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