Zum Ochsen

Location Basel at Arlesheim

Postcode 4144 Arlesheim 16 BL

Telephone +41 (061) 7065200

€€€-€€€€

Why we love it...

Well-run inn, founded 1692, in suburban Basel

The Place

One must never discount suburbia when looking for well-run hotels. Take the number 10 tram out of Basel and after a 15-minute ride you are in Arlesheim, where streets in the old part of town are still cobbled. Just outside are vineyards, with a small old chateau looming above. Many people stay at the Ochsen when attending the nearby homeopathic hospital or going to the huge theatre at Dornach for productions of Shakespeare and Goethe, whose Faust plays here at its full length over ten days.
‘I’d be happy to stay here,’ commented our reporter, who liked this inn, founded in 1692 by a family of butchers whose descendants help to run the restaurant. ‘Not for vegetarians, though,’ he warned, since gilded bulls heads, model pigs and cartoons of every sort of animal adorn the walls, while the speciality is calves’ liver with a perfect rosti. The oak panelling here was saved during the 1990 rebuilding but elsewhere, walls are of cool marble. Bedrooms are simple: pale colours and furniture in wild pear wood are offset by antiques and paintings by a local artist. Those on upper floors look out on the cathedral or nearby hills and vineyards.

The Essentials

Price Band €€€-€€€€
Rooms 15 double; 20 single; all have bath or shower, central heating, phone, TV, radio, minibar; no smoking floor
Food breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks
Facilities 2 dining-rooms, sitting-room, conservatory, lift/elevator
Children welcome
Disabled not suitable
Pets accepted

To Book

Contact Jenzer family
Call +41 (061) 7065200
Fax +41 (061) 7065254
Email gasthof@ochsen.ch
Website www.ochsen.ch

Good To Know

Address Eremitagstr 4144 Arlesheim 16 BL
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The Location

Find this place: old town of Arlesheim, 15mins from Basel

What's nearby: Basel, Dornach with theatre