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Going to be flying into Zurich (hoping to take the train) then to Basel for 3 nights pre cruise in August.  Looking for recommendations for hotels.

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We stayed at the Hotel Spalentor. Smallish boutique hotel - very pleased with and would stay again!

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I have stayed at the Hilton downtown;  close to everything;  with a Starbucks across the street

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We stayed in the Ibis Bahnhof.  It's right on one of the tram lines that goes to the old town.  Tram stops right outside the hotel and the hotel gave us a 3 day pass for the tram.  Very convenient to get to the old town, churches, museums, etc.  And the breakfast buffet is to die for.  Highly recommended.

FWIW we took Uber from the airport to the hotel and also from the hotel to the dock for our cruise.  Worked great.

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We also stayed in  the Hotel Spalentor.  It is a very nice hotel and close to many things to walk to.  They also gave us a one day pass for the trams/trolleys.

 

It was very , very easy to get the train to Basel from Zurich.  It looks like trains leave leave every hour.  I had bought tickets on line (taking nothing for granted) but it would have been very easy to get tickets at the station which is part of the airport.  I had reserved first class train seats.  Our seats were on the upper level and we couldn't carry our luggage up there so we stayed below in second class, there were plenty of extra seats.

 

In Basel we took a taxi from the train station to our hotel.

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