Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois

  • Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois, Basel
    Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois
  • Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois, Basel
    Ballsaal
  • Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois, Basel
    Junior Suite Rhein
  • Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois, Basel
    Suite Les Trois Rois
  • Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois, Basel
    Bar
  • Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois, Basel
    Brasserie
  • Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois, Basel
    Salon du Cigare
  • Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois, Basel
    Suite Napoleon
  • Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois, Basel
    Bibliothek
  • Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois, Basel
    Cheval Blanc by Peter Knogl
  • Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois, Basel
    Chez Donati
  • Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois, Basel
    Lichthof
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Rich in history, young at heart.

The Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois lies at the very heart of the city of Basel. At the 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 wide world. With a history stretching back over three hundred years, our Grand Hotel has one of the richest traditions in Europe. That obligates and inspires us: our guests experience hospitality and exquisite delicacies in a lively setting, which combines natural elegance with luxury. Discover Basel, the tri-border area and the charm of our region. Allow yourself to be pampered – to make your stay in our small cosmopolitan city unforgettable.

Geschichte Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois

History since 1681

There are countless tales about Les Trois Rois hotel. Napoleon, Queen Elisabeth II, Pablo Picasso, Thomas Mann and many others have enjoyed the exclusive hospitality of the Basel grand hotel. And as long as the three kings have a place high up on the facade, many more famous names will have an entry the guestbook of Les Trois Rois. First mention: The first official record of the “Three Kings” or “At the Three Kings” at Blumenrain 8 in Basel dates back to 1681. The hostelry is located close to the main water and overland trade and travel routes directly at Schifflände. A new era: Des Trois Rois opens on 16 February 1844 and a number of different owners run this world famous hotel. In 1936, a new era begins: the owners appoint directors and are no longer personally responsible for the running of the hotel. The hotel undergoes many partial renovations. In 1976, Count Guy de Boisrouvraye’s company takes over Des Trois Rois and in 2000 his daughter sells it to the Richemond Group. Royal name: Three kings is a popular name for inns and taverns located near trade routes. It is a reference to the three wise men from the Orient: Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar, also known as the Three Kings. A rich history: The hotel is a hostelry for the nobility. The landed gentry and aristocracy all meet at the Three Kings. The Basel aristocracy holds its family events at the hotel and the most important state receptions are also held there. Crowned heads, diplomats, traders and leading personalities from the worlds of science and culture all lodge at the Three Kings. Over the centuries, the owners of the hostelry add various buildings, for the most part former homes of noblemen. In 1841 and 1842, the wealthy master tailor Johann Jakob Senn acquires the estate. Senn has the buildings torn down and has a hotel built according to the plans of Basel architect Amadeus Merian. Its façade and perimeter still define the building today. Comprehensive renovation: In 2004, entrepreneur Dr. h.c. Thomas Straumann acquires the historical hotel. He has it renovated back to the period around 1844 according to national heritage criteria. At the same time the hotel is also fitted with a luxury infrastructure to respond to the needs of the most exacting guest – as befits one of Switzerland’s leading hotels. On 20 March 2006, Les Trois Rois, the hotel with the richest tradition in Basel, opens its doors to the public once again.

General Manager Reto Kocher
  • Host
  • General Manager Reto Kocher
  • Hotel type
  • City Hotel, Rhine, Cheval Blanc by Peter Knogl, Banquets & Conferences, Basel World, Art Basel
  • Hotel facilities
  • 101 rooms, free WLAN and Minibar, 3 restaurants: Cheval Blanc by Peter Knogl (3 Stars Michelin /19 GaultMillau-Points), Brasserie, Chez Donati, Bar (Bar of the Year 2015), Banquet and seminar rooms
  • Hotel classification
  • Price range
  • > CHF 200 / EUR 192
  • Open
  • all year
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