Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois

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Basel, Switzerland

Dating back to 1681, the legendary Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois is one of Europe’s oldest and most storied luxury hotels, welcoming the who’s who of art, culture, and politics for more than three centuries. Guests have included Napoleon, Queen Elizabeth II, and Pablo Picasso, and today, the five-star service continues to impress even the most discerning modern traveler.

Rooms, suites, and entertaining spaces are beautifully decorated with antique furnishings and cutting-edge amenities such as Bang & Olufsen media centres. Priceless works of art create refined and inspiring environments where guests can experience the elegance and charm of bygone days. A choice of dining and entertainment options include a romantic riverside terrace, inventive cocktails at the bar, and Cheval Blanc, a two-Michelin-starred restaurant, renowned for its inventive Mediterranean cuisine.

Located directly on the banks of the Rhine river, in the heart of Basel’s Old Town, Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois offers the perfect starting point to explore one of Europe’s cultural capitals. World travelers know this scenic Swiss town as the centre of art and architecture, particularly during the annual Art Basel event, when guests book up to a year in advance to ensure a place in this coveted icon of hospitality.

Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate Basel into a greater Swiss or European holiday. Take a look at A Family Ski Holiday In The Swiss Alps as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.

Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois Information

Location & Getting There:

Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois is located in the heart of Basel, Switzerland’s cultural capital, directly on the banks of the Rhine. The hotel is a 15-minute drive from EuroAirport Basel international airport.


The hotel features 101 exquisitely furnished rooms and suites, each one a unique blend of comfort and luxury. Thoughtfully curated antiques and accessories lend understated elegance to every space. Priceless works of art provide a sense of beauty and history, while state-of-the-art amenities, such as Bang & Olufsen media centres, deliver modern convenience.

The Suite Les Trois Rois is the crown jewel of the hotel. Encompassing more than 260 square metres, this 2-bedroom, 3-bathroom suite features art deco interiors, an open fireplace, a living room, office, and dining area, plus a rooftop oasis that includes a private outdoor whirlpool and sauna with spectacular views over Basel’s Old Town. In every space, every suite, every room, guests feel like royalty.


3 restaurants
Fitness centre
Conference rooms
Free wifi


If Basel is Switzerland’s cultural capital, then Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois is the epicentre of the art, architecture, and cultural crossroads. The city offers more than 230 museums, including the renowned Fondation Beyeler, a Renzo Piano-designed space showcasing works from traditional artists like Monet and Cézanne, and contemporaries of the 20th century like Andy Warhol, king of pop art.

There is also the Park im Grünen, a massive green space that entertains both young and old with lush botanical gardens, a peaceful lake, and an enormous statue of a dinosaur, because what’s life without a little fun?

There are a variety of boutiques, cafés, and restaurants nearby, perfect for a day of exploring the town, but save room for gourmet fare because the hotel features three elegant restaurants, including Cheval Blanc, the internationally-recognized 2 Michelin-starred restaurant, famous for its menu of culinary delights.


Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois welcomes guests of all ages.

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