The Three Kings…also known as The Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois lies at the very heart of the city of Basel, crystalizing its essence in its very core.
If you are stopping by Basel, you must stay at one of the grandest hotels in the city. The Three Kings exudes an old world historical charm. Well, that’s understandable. Here are a few interesting historical titbits about the hotel.
Les Trois Rois – The Three Kings Hotel, Basel, Switzerland
It is located at exact spot where, in the Middle Ages, the ships docked at the salt tower in order to transport that much sought-after product down the Rhine and out into the world.
The guestbook of the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois reads like a who’s who of world history. Empress Michiko of Japan, James Joyce and Pablo Picasso: were all guests for a while here!
It is one of the oldest city hotels in Europe, founded in 1681 as an inn for gentlemen, rebuilt in 1844 as a Grand Hotel.
Back to the present…
Today, with staff from over 20 countries working here, tending to requirements of guests from all over the world, the hotel is a true global home to tourists.
It has 101 rooms and suites that combine history with the latest comfort. From the junior rooms through to the luxurious Suite Les Trois Rois is done up in the art deco style and is very elegantly furnished.
Three restaurants await the guest, with creations that delight: French haute cuisine, newly interpreted with Mediterranean and Asian influences in the Cheval Blanc by Peter Knogl, or Swiss and French brasserie specialities with ingredients fresh from the market in the Brasserie, or the very essence of Italian cuisine at Chez Donati.
The Salon du Cigare welcomes cigar aficionados to relaxed enjoyment and a peaceful end to the day in a cosy atmosphere with a view over the Rhine. The wide range of cigars on offer, with 135 provenances, includes classics from Cuba and the Dominican Republic as well as insider’s tips from unconventional countries of origin.
Basel and the tri-border region have an extraordinary range of cultural events on offer throughout the year, including concerts, exhibitions and theatre.
So, whether you are at Basel for the carnival, or the world famous Baselworld exhibition or as a tourist eager to explore the city, do remember that The Three Kings awaits you!