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Motel One Basel is now open

On 14th July 2016 Motel One Basel opened the doors of its very first hotel in Switzerland. Rooms start from just 98 CHF (around £75) a night, providing visitors to the city with all the benefits of a design hotel at an affordable price.
The new 143 room hotel is located in the most exclusive old town setting in Basel, Barfüssergasse 16. The new hotel is adjacent to the famous Barfüsserplatz with landmarks such as the Basel Cathedral, the town hall and Saint Peter's Square all within walking distance.

To give customers a unique travel experience, each Motel One takes its design influences from its local area. Motel One Basel has taken its inspiration from the local art scene and has worked with two well-known artists when creating the high design and artistic interiors within the property.

Upon entering the hotel visitors are greeted with a piece of art by the famous local graffiti artist Adrian Falkner alias "Smash 137". The work titled “Soundscape”, features abstract circular shapes representing speech and thought bubbles associated with the energy and conversations flowing from the One Lounge guests.

The hotel’s One Lounge is the heart of the hotel – the most perfect place to enjoy breakfast, an afternoon tea or a late night drink. Brightly coloured abstract prints hang throughout, contrasting with a black and white text covered wall depicting famous artists’ names including Alberto Giacometti, Edvard Munch and André Masson.

Guests can admire an original "Tu-Be-Luester" – an exclusively designed suspended light by Ingo Maurer, whose 93 aluminium paint tubes are illuminated spectacularly.

The art theme continues in the bedrooms thanks to the wallpaper, exclusively designed by local artist Daniel Zeltner, which depicts the Basel skyline beautifully. All bedrooms are designed in the contemporary Motel One style and offer a calm and comfortable night’s sleep thanks to 100% Egyptian cotton bed linen and box spring beds. The room also includes a safe and features a stylish armchair by designer Freifrau and Artemide Tolomeo lighting and LOEWE flat screen TVs.

The bathrooms are elegantly fitted with granite and glass Dornbracht washbasin fittings, as well as a monsoon rain shower. Guests will enjoy the little extra touches such as the organic hand wash, shower gel and the handy make-up mirror.

Clever functional design ensures there is plenty of storage space too. Guests will enjoy the benefits of free Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel. 

Single rooms at Motel One Basel from 98 CHF, double rooms from 113 CHF. A selection of regional and organic products is offered for breakfast for 14,50 CHF.

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