Hotels Basel Christmas Market 


Are you planning to stay in Basel during the Christmas market? We have created the latest guide for Basel to help you find a restaurant, an activity, a guided tour and best hotels close to the Basel Münsterplatz – Basel Christmas Market for the Winter of 2023!

The Basel Christmas Market known as Basel Christmas Market  is a magical place that comes to life in the heart of Basel, a few weeks before Christmas.


This year the market runs from 25th November 2023 to 23rd December 2023. The Basel Market is located in Münsterplatz, the old town of Basel. Other popular Christmas Markets in Zurich are the Barfüsserplatz Christmas Market.

How is the weather in Basel in December?

The average temperature in December is about 6° / 1° (low) and light snow is possible as well. A warm, waterproof coat or jacket is a must during the winter in Basel and Switzerland if you plan to visit during the Christmas period!


Best Restaurants in Basel for the perfect Christmas Dinner

  1. Restaurant Vierter König Basel
  2. Cheval Blanc by Peter Knogl
  3. i favoriti Restaurant
  4. Schlüsselzunft
  5. Ufer7 Basel


Best Day Tours in Basel in Winter

Basel is a city on the Rhine River in northwest Switzerland, close to the country’s borders with France and Germany. Its medieval old town centers around Marktplatz, dominated by the 16th-century, red-sandstone Town Hall. Its 12th-century Gothic cathedral has city views, and contains the tomb of the 16th-century Dutch scholar, Erasmus. The city’s university houses some of Erasmus’ works.

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1. Hotel Basel – Da wohnen, wo Basel lebt! 4* – Hotels Near Basel Christmas Market

Hotel Basel - Da wohnen, wo Basel lebt!

Only a few steps away from the town hall and many sights and museums, this hotel offers a quiet location in the centre of the picturesque old town of Basel.

Stay in Hotel Basel – Da wohnen, wo Basel lebt!’s comfortable rooms, which were renovated in 2018 and feature air conditioning and free water in the minibars.

Enjoy the cuisine in the Brasserie, the Boulevard outdoor restaurant (open in summer), or the Sperber Bar. Various seminar and banquet rooms are also available.

The nearby market square (Marktplatz) provides easy access to the city’s public transport network.

Set in the city’s Old Town and pedestrian zone, this refined hotel is a 5-minute walk from the Rhine, a 12-minute walk from artwork at the Kunstmuseum Basel and a 3-minute walk from Marktplatz square.

Bright, streamlined rooms feature free minibars and Wi-Fi, plus flat-screen TVs. Upgraded rooms have Nespresso machines, while elegant suites add separate sitting areas with sofas. Room service is available.

There’s a trendy brasserie, a cozy restaurant/bar with regular live jazz, and a casual seasonal restaurant with terrace seating. Breakfast and valet parking are extra.

Hotel Basel is a great base of operations for any visit to Basel, and was a great choice for the beginning of our trip for Christmas Market season.

Hotel Basel is many things – First Rate, Great Central Location, Personable Staff, Comfy Room, and a Terrific Breakfast in a lovely dining area situated below Floor 0.

It is not what I would characterize as “cheap” for those looking for all of the above which will not come cheap in Switzerland (or certainly not Basel).

But if the question is “Value for the Money,” this location should be among the short list of hotels one considers.

We were assigned a top floor suite with a lovely view of old town and extremely nice accommodations. robes, slippers, separate bathtub and shower. The room had a smart TV, thus we hooked up a HDMI cable and watched a movie downloaded on my phone.

The staff is very friendly and helpful. This is one of the best hotels we have stayed, and we have stayed at many. We can definitely recommend staying here.

Hotel Basel was in a brilliant location. Right in the middle of the shops and very close to the main points of interest.

Also very close to the Christmas Markets, I believe approximately 300 metres.

The Hotel was quiet and clean and had a restaurant down stairs. The staff were friendly and helpful and the Hotel was moderately priced.

Perfect location, in the city center, few steps from tram stop, with shops restaurants and bars all around and, and during Christmas season, a block away from the Christmas markets. Excellent service, Front desk staff always smiling and willing to help.

The breakfast staff is very polite and helpful. They even learned our coffee preferences from the second day of our stay. Housekeeping service is also of high standards.

The rooms are refurbished and very clean. Although you can not say that the double room was not comfortable If it was more spacious it would be better but that not a big issue. The breakfast was also nice. I highly recommend it.

Hotels Near Basel Christmas Market
Hotels Near Basel Christmas Market

How much does a room costs at Hotel Basel?

Prices start 174$/night for Double Room-MODERN. The Junior Suite-UNIQUE is 272$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.

Spacious top-floor suite with a bedroom and a living room, each with a flat-screen TV and superb views over the Old Town. Drinks from the mini bar are included in the rate.

Where to book online Hotel Hotel Basel – Hotels Near Basel Christmas Market you can find the best hotels near Basel Münsterplatz – Christmas Market hotels in Basel during Christmas which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Switzerland on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

2. Hotel Rochat 3* – Hotels Near Basel Christmas Markets

Hotel Rochat

This hotel in a historic listed building in the old town of Basel enjoys a central and very quiet location, close to the university and the cantonal hospital.

Hotel Rochat offers 50 rooms with 95 beds and features a cosy garden. 2 conference and banquet rooms for up to 200 people are available for trainings, conferences, exhibitions and various private occasions.

his understated hotel dating from 1899 is a 2-minute walk from the Universitätsspital tram station, a 12-minute walk from Basel Minster and 2 km from the Fine Arts Museum Basel.

Featuring carpeted or wood floors, the low-key rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and safes, plus minibars and en suite bathrooms. Some have sitting areas, sofabeds and/or exposed beams.

Amenities include a garden, a terrace, and meeting and event space. Breakfast is available.

Hotel Rochat is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Basel, offering a family-friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Basel, Hotel Rochat is located a short distance from Marktplatz (0.2 mi) and Tinguely-Brunnen (0.5 mi).

Rooms at Hotel Rochat offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a minibar providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.

It is within easy walking distance of all the main sights and while we were there, the Christmas markets.

Rooms were all fine (‘most had been refurbished so modern bathrooms). Lots of UK freeview channels on the TV in the room so available if you want some downtime from exploring the town! We picked the hotel because of the location and easy walking distance to the Christmas markets and it was prefect !

Free transport on trams in the Basel city area was a nice bonus ! Option for a quick breakfast (5 €) was a great idea. Will definitely stay there again for another weekend break.

The rooms are very clean and modern. The room was a suite style with a separate seating area and table by the tv, but i assume all the rooms were like this. It had a huge comfy bed, lots of storage, a fridge (with water, soft drinks, non-alcoholic beer.

All of which is chargeable if used). Hair drier, USB charging points at the side of the beds, so no need for plug adaptors to charge phones, which was very handy. The TV has lots of English speaking channels. Bathroom with a huge shower, double sink, shampoo and shower gel included, and all very modern again. One thing that i would of liked in the room was a kettle. I quite like a tea/coffee as soon as i wake up and that would of been amazing.

The rooms seem pretty well sound proofed, we didn’t hear any other guests coming or going. When we requested two more pillows they were delivered to the room almost instantly. There was no a/c in our room, but i doubt you would need it too much. Heating was pretty full on, I had to pretty much turn it off as soon as we arrived.

The hotel is in a very good location. Just a 5-10 minute walk to the city centre.

The side of the hotel that we stayed on was opposite a church, and the bells did sound a few times while we were there. If you had the windows open it was quite loud, (i quite like them). If they are not your cup of tea, with the window closed you can hardly hear them.

The christmas markets were amazing. Totally eclipsing any I’ve been to in the UK.

It was within easy walking distance of everything.

The trams were close by, restaurants were close by and Christmas markets were a short stroll away. It was a fairly quiet area. The steps were a steep but quick shortcut to the edge of town. I was a little worried when I booked, but it turned out to be fine.

Hotels Near Basel Christmas Market
Hotels Near Basel Christmas Market

How much does a room costs at Hotel Rochat?

Prices start 129$/night for Double Room. The Double Room Grand lit is 144$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.

Includes a minibar, cable TV and an in-room safe.

Where to book online – Hotel Rochat- Hotels Near Basel Christmas Market you can find the best hotels near Basel Münsterplatz – Christmas Market hotels in Basel during Christmas which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Switzerland on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

3. Gast – und Kulturhaus Der Teufelhof Basel 3* – Hotels Near Basel Christmas Market

Gast - und Kulturhaus Der Teufelhof Basel

Situated in the Old Town, with all sights and museums within walking distance or easy to reach by public transport, the Teufelhof Basel offers stylish accommodation and fine art and cuisine. Free Wi-Fi is available.

The Gast- und Kulturhaus Der Teufelhof Basel houses the Art Hotel, the Gallery hotel, the Restaurant Atelier, a café and a bar, a theatre, and the Falstaff wine shop.

Each of the Art rooms is furnished by renowned Swiss and Italian designers and features one main colour theme. Each room provides free mineral water and free use of Nespresso coffee makers.

A minute’s walk from a tram stop, this offbeat art-themed hotel set in a pair of 18th-century townhouses is 6 minutes’ walk from Kunsthalle Basel art gallery and 7 minutes’ walk from the Theater Basel.

Modern, airy rooms with wood floors feature designer desks and furnishings, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and Nespresso machines. Upgraded rooms add quirky, art-inspired decor, while 1-bedroom suites offer separate living rooms. There’s stair-access only.

Public transport passes are free. There’s also a refined restaurant, and a chic bistro with floor-to-ceiling windows, as well as a laid-back cafe/bar and a wine shop. A breakfast buffet is extra.

The Teufelhof Basel is a unique world, where dining, hotel and culture form a single entity. The hotel thrills guests with diverse aspects in the areas of dining, hotel, culture and unique events. Thus the hotel also runs its own theatre as well as two restaurants, the «Bel Etage» gourmet restaurant and the «Atelier» restaurant.

The hotel is rounded off with the «Bar & Kaffee Zum Teufel» and the wine shop «falstaff», embedded in Basel’s historic city walls from the 11th and 13th centuries with a small museum on the city’s history.

The Teufelhof stands in the middle of Basel’s Old Town.

Hotel is in a great location to explore the Christmas markets and the old town. Should you need it, the number 3 tram stops right outside, but it only takes a few minutes to stroll into town.

The staff were very welcoming and accommodating, giving us good advice and help when the light in our room was not working.

On our first trip to Basel, we chose this hotel to be near the Christmas market. We were very pleased with the usual high standard of Swiss hotel service during our entire one night stay. Hotel is located in the old town quarter and is a few mins stroll to the Christmas markets. Room were simple and stylish, very comfortable.

Dining area was lovely with all you could hope for in a buffet breakfast. Adjoining salon du thé was much appreciated, as was the short walk to the secure parking lots. Highly recommended.

My room was one of the artistic room with impressive interior.

The room 3 was spacious, unique and comfortable with all the modern equipments functioning perfect while I feel staying in an atelier. Breakfast was excellent and the coffee they serve customize was one of the best I have ever had. I could enjoy walking in the historical part of Basel within 5 minute during the Christmas market season.

I would like to come back with my family in the near future.

The breakfast was lovely, with a variety of cereals, breads, fruit, yogurt and pastries. We had the chance to visit Basel Christmas Market which was totally awesome! We shall definitely return to the “Der Teufelhof” soon.

Hotels Near Basel Christmas Market
Hotels Near Basel Christmas Market

How much does a room costs at Hotel Gast – und Kulturhaus Der Teufelhof Basel?

Prices start 182$/night for Easy Double Room. The Art Double Room is 212$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.

Stylish and generous rooms with stylish art decoration in the Art Hotel, featuring a flat-screen TV, a Nespresso coffee machine, tea and water, and a bathroom with bathtub or shower.

Where to book online – Hotel Gast – und Kulturhaus Der Teufelhof Basel
Hotels Near Basel Christmas Market you can find the best hotels near Basel Münsterplatz – Christmas Market hotels in Basel during Christmas which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Switzerland on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.