Base Nyon – A Modern and Innovative Place to Stay in Nyon
Whether you are thinking about moving to Nyon, if you have arrived here with a family and are starting an expatriate life, or you simply need a place to sleep while on business, staying in a serviced apartment hotel is often a very good option for visiting and working in the town.
Having the facility to be able to prepare meals with on-site laundry facilities while looking for permanent accommodation is particularly useful. Nyon has seen considerable economic growth over the past 10 years and consequently has attracted many international companies* to the region, so the opening of Base Nyon just over a month ago is a most welcome and much needed facility.
5 out of 5 on TripAdvisor
Four weeks after opening, the hotel is already rated 5 out of 5 on TripAdvisor and has started to receive some excellent reviews from “Excellent stay” to “Outstanding service and modern rooms”. It has also been nominated for the #TUMIxWIRED Innovation in Travel Awards.
Photo above – Base Nyon
Convenient for the train station
The hotel itself is at Rue Jules Gachet 2, a one minute walk from Nyon railway station. Trains from Nyon go directly into Geneva airport (a 25 minute journey) and leave very early in the morning, early enough to take the first Swiss, Easy Jet or British Airways flights to London and other European destinations. Trains also run late at night from the airport back to Nyon.
A Fresh Approach to Hotel accommmodation
The hotel itself is a new type of accommodation co-founded by Frédéric Mydske and James Fry, two entrepreneurs who are passionate about convenience, service, comfort and value. They spent two years researching the idea of Base Nyon (including chatting to Living in Nyon in the early stages) and a further three years to secure the site and obtain the necessary permit. Based on first-hand experience of working with and talking to guests about what they need, their fresh approach to hotels is free from the constraints of a large corporate structure.
The Hotel’s Facilities – from Easy check in to Easy cooking to Easy biking!
The hotel has the services of a 4 star hotel and has many facilities designed to take the hassle out of travel and the traditional rental sector.
Photo above – the reception area
The Facilities Include:
A bright airy and welcoming reception area with members of staff (Ecole Hôteliere de Lausannne trained) to answer questions and help guests, and with free coffee and soft drinks on hand. iPads are available for use, there is free WIFI and VOIP phones offer free local calls and low cost international calls.
No filling in forms when you arrive at a hotel with the same information you entered online to make the booking! At Base there is no need, the touch screen terminal has it all recorded. It’s quick, easy to use and does everything from scanning your passport to giving you your key card.
Check out is also via smart phone or via the internet TV located in your room.
A Base Breakfast Bag full of goodies, everything from croissants to gluten free bread and Swiss granola can be ordered and delivered to your door by 07:00 every day (except Sundays) and a whole lot more can be provided. This innovative concept avoids paying the usual high flat fee as you would normally do at a hotel. If you just want a juice and croissant, you just pay for that!
Photo above – Breakfast brought to you in a bag!
A Base Box offers returning guests the option of using their own personal Base Box.
If you re-book with the hotel, you will find a Base Box in your suite the day before you leave. You can fill it with your food and drink, any clothes or files/books etc you don’t want to take with you. The hotel will store it securely in the basement and return it to your new suite before you return. An innovative facility resulting in the traveller having to carry less luggage and leave less waste behind!
Base Bikes (BBs) are available for guests and free for the first hour (small charge thereafter) and can be used to explore the local area, pop to the lake for a coffee or to get to and from work. For guests who would rather bring their own bike there is space to store it in the underground secure underground area.
Gym at Base Nyon
The hotel also has a gym in the basement with cardio and strength equipment.
Fast Wi Fi
There is fast WiFi available to all guests throughout the building
A “Green Hotel”
The building and operations practices at Base include: high levels of insulation and triple glazed floor to ceiling windows, efficient temperature control and automatic sun blinds, low water usage equipment, solar panels, chemical free cleaning products. Every suite will have ‘Stop The Water While Using Me!’ natural and organic cosmetic and bodycare products. Read more about the hotel’s sustainability policies click here
There are three different sizes of suites offered at the hotel: The Base Suite, The Base XL Suite and the Base Penthouse.￼
To find out more about the accommodation and see photos of all the suites in detail click here
For guests that don’t want to cook for themselves in the individual kitchen of the hotel suites, Luigia (the famous Geneva based Italian restaurant) has established a restaurant on the ground floor of the hotel – serving a large variety of fresh Italian food and a wide range of beers, wines and cocktails.
Drinks on the Roof at the Base Balcony Bar
And last but not least, the Base Balcony Bar with its views of Lac Léman and the Alps beyond is the perfect place for hotel guests (and their friends) to unwind.
*International companies/organisations in the region include Generali, EMS, Novartis, Hublot, Beckman Coulter, General Mills, UEFA, Puig, Kodak, Vertex and many trading companies in Nyon, WWF, IUCN, Swissquote in Gland,