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Experience Basel. Discover new things. Learn history.

In our city on the Rhine you'll feel the diversity and joie de vivre that make Basel so special. That's why there's no better place in the world for Hotel Märthof than right here: where the city throbs with life, where enjoyment is not a luxury but a way of life, and where imagination has long since left the daily grind behind.

The charm, liveliness and eventful history of our establishment are all reflected in our interior design. Pretty details from style eras gone by complement natural materials and combine with modern highlights to produce 68 unique rooms. Find out which one suits you: Superior, Signature, Deluxe or Junior Suite?

Overview Hotel Märthof

In good company. Right at the heart of things. Above the rooftops.

Great location

  • On Basel's Marktplatz
  • At the heart of the old town
  • 2 minutes to the Rhine
  • 5 minutes to the Minster
  • 10 minutes to the Theatre    


Unique to Märthof

  • Roof terrace over the Marktplatz
  • Bohemia restaurant and bar and Boulevard terrace
  • Banquet room on 6th floor
  • In-house wellness area and fitness room


Always included

  • Baselcard (free public transport, various Wi-Fi hotspots and 50% off culture and leisure offerings)
  • Nespresso machine with a coffee and tea set
  • Minibar
  • Use of the wellness area, fitness room and roof terrace
  • WiFi


Design. Comfort. Luxury.

On the roof, terrace and meeting

Change perspective and admire Basel from above. Explore a highlight of the Hotel Märthof, the roof terrace on the 6th floor. Enjoy an unforgettable view of the market square and the roofs of Basel's old town From our meeting room Jakob-Meyer zum Hasen you have direct access to the roof terrace for break-out sessions, aperitifs or a cultivated exchange under the open sky. When you are a guest at our hotel, the roof terrace is always open to you.

Experience Basel

Breweries and gourmet tours in Basel

From street food to traditional restaurants and hipster cafés – we've put together a selection of gourmet locations in Basel for you.

Graffiti and modern art in Basel

Basel has numerous highlights for fans of urban and modern art. Here's an introduction to art in the public domain in Basel.

Lost places and insider's tips in Basel

We reveal the best insider's tips and most beautiful neglected places in Basel, from a mini-museum to the infamous Witch's Path.

The best night clubs in Basel

Basel’s nightlife has something for all tastes. We've put together a selection of Basel's most popular night clubs.

Basel by bike: fantastic cycle tours

Would you like to discover the Basel region by bicycle? We can show you the best cycle routes in and around Basel!

The best festivals in Basel

Pop, classic, rock and jazz: we've put together a selection of Basel's most popular music festivals. Discover them now!

Flea markets in Basel – which ones are worth a visit?

Rummage to your heart's content. We've put together a selection of Basel's best flea markets. Discover your favourite flea market now!

Discover second-hand shops in Basel

Shop alternatively and sustainably on the spur of the moment: find out here which second-hand shops in Basel are particularly worth a visit.


Time for Two

Relaxation for the Soul

E-Bike Package

Bohemia restaurant & bar

Exciting. Open. Tasteful.

The Bohemia restaurant and bar and Boulevard terrace whisk you away to the exciting bohemian era, with a view of the hustle and bustle of the Marktplatz or from the bar to the lively Eisengasse. The menu ranges from a quick espresso to a delightful dinner featuring specialities from the open charcoal grill and the generous à-la-carte brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. The Bohemia's function rooms, which can be reserved separately, are decorated with murals lovingly crafted by Basel-based artist Patrizia Stalder.

What the others say

9.6 / 10 - 385 ratings

Wow wow wow

Location was the best, staff was very accommodating, room was very comfortable, would highly recommend this hotel. The restaurant was excellent, breakfast and dinner aswell.

9 / 10 - 1515 ratings

Lovely weekend getaway, highly recommended!

Beautiful design and ambiance of the rooms and the building in general. The service was friendly, helpful and very professional. The breakfast was superb with a wide range of selections. The staff in the restaurant were super helpful and accommodated special requests. Ideal location that is very central in Basel.

4.5 / 5 - 63 ratings

Fantastic Stay in Basel

A wonderful hotel! This boutique hotel is a real gem! We loved it in every way! The location next to the town hall in the old town is great. The rooms are beautifully designed in a modern style, spotlessly clean and comfortable! Everyone we dealt with at reception was very knowledgeable about everything going on in Basel. The restaurant is very good and the roof terrace was a lovely place to enjoy a glass of wine at any time. Truly a winner!

Your host

Young, dynamic and passionate, that is your host Álvaro Ferrandis at Hotel Märthof. Growing up in a family of lawyers in Madrid, his parents always told him that he should pursue a career in something he was passionate about. He found his inner fire is burning for gastronomy and the hospitality industry, and so he did not learn an academic profession like his parents, but first decided on his greatest passion, working in the kitchen. As a chef, he worked in a wide variety of restaurants and positions, from small regional restaurants to 3* gastronomy. 


After his time in the Basque Country, he went out into the world. In addition to his homeland Spain, he visited Germany, Norway, the Caribbean and Switzerland during the course of his career, where he also completed his training as a certified hôtelier at BelvoirPark in Zurich and found the joy of being a host. His background in the kitchen accompanies him to this day and he leaves his signature behind. 

Get to know Álvaro during your visit to Hotel Märthof.


He and his team look forward to welcoming you!

Questions & answers


For enquiries about rooms or meetings, please e-mail us at or call +41 (0)61 466 15 15.


You can also book quickly and directly on our website, where you’re guaranteed to get the best room prices. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at any time.

Changes / Cancellations

Did you book with us directly by sending an e-mail to or by calling us on +41 (0)61 466 15 15? Depending on your booking option, you may be able to cancel or alter your booking free of charge up until 6 p.m. on the day of your arrival. Simply contact us using the same method and we can clarify it.


If you booked directly on our website, you can just click on the confirmation number in your confirmation e-mail. You will then need to enter your last name as specified in your booking and you can call up your reservation right away. Any changes you make there will be confirmed in an e-mail.


If you booked through a third-party service such as HRS, Expedia or Booking, please get in touch directly with the contact person specified in your booking confirmation.

Credit cards

Your credit card details will be required if you arrive after 6 p.m., for trade fair or special event bookings and for bookings at reduced rates.


All major credit cards such as American Express, Visa, Mastercard and Diners Club are accepted. You can of course also pay by EC/Maestro card or cash.


Available everywhere free of charge

Disabled-access rooms and lift

You can reach all of our rooms leisurely via the lift.
We also have disabled-access rooms which can be reached easily via the Bohemia restaurant and then by lift. 


Our hotel is non-smoking. You can treat yourself to a leisurely smoking break on the terrace of the Bohemia restaurant facing Marktplatz or on the sixth floor with views of Basel.


For early (and hungry) birds, we offer a breakfast buffet in the Bohemia from 6.30 a.m. to 10 a.m. On Saturdays and Sundays, you can help yourself to the buffet from 7 a.m. up until 10.30 a.m. You can also fortify yourself for the day with the Bohemia Brunch from 9 a.m. or with à la carte options of bread, cheese, eggs, cereal, fruit and yoghurt through till 4 p.m.


Not sure if you'll want breakfast? You can of course also decide once you're at the hotel. However, you can enjoy discounted rates if you book breakfast when you reserve your room.


We offer plenty of vegetarian, gluten-free and lactose-free products. Simply talk to our service team and they will tell you which options are suitable for you.


Since our hotel is located in a pedestrianized zone, we do not have our own parking spaces.

However, the nearest secure parking spot for your vehicle can be found just around the corner in the Storchen multi-storey car park (2 minutes by foot), or you can park at our associated hotel, the Pullman Basel Europe in Kleinbasel (5 minutes by public transport). It is not possible to reserve a parking space in advance. 


We're always there for you! Visit us at reception 24/7.

Check-in / check-out

Your room will be ready for you from 3 p.m. Do you plan to arrive earlier? Don't worry – we would be happy to look after your luggage for you.


Time to say goodbye? To make sure we can get your room looking immaculate again, we would ask you to check out by 11 a.m. Thank you very much!

Wellness zone / fitness facilities / sauna

Arrive, relax, treat yourself or get motivated with a daily workout. As a hotel guest, you can make use of the hotel's wellness zone with its fitness room, sauna and steam bath free of charge.


All rooms have ecological ceiling cooling, which ensures a comfortable room climate without draughts. You can regulate the temperature yourself individually by +/- 2 degrees.

BaselCard & city tax

Free ride! With the free BaselCard, you can use public transport in Basel free of charge. You can also access free Wi-Fi in various hotspots around the city and benefit from one-off discounts of 50% on a range of cultural and leisure attractions.

Please note that the city tax charged by the City of Basel, which is CHF 4 per person per night, is not included in the specified room prices. This will be listed separately on your bill. 

Savoir-Vivre in the heart of Basel


Hotel Märthof 
Marktgasse 19
CH-4051 Basel


Tel.: +41 61 466 15 15


How to find us

We are easy to reach via public transport: from Basel main station (Bahnhof SBB) with tram no. 8 or 11 and from the Badischer Bahnhof (German Railway Station) with tram no. 6 until the Marktplatz stop. If you are arriving by car, paid parking spaces are available in Parkhaus Storchen (a 2-minute walk) or Hotel Pullman Basel Europe (5 minutes away by public transport). Due to the location in the car-free city centre, we recommend that you use the public transports to reach us.