Alexander Hotel - Basel

Riehenring 83/85, Basel, Switzerland, 4058  show map
 3 stars
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Alexander Hotel - Basel

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Business center

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Pets

Pets allowed

Overview

The attractive Alexander offers luxury guest rooms close to Congress Center Basel, Blue and White House and Messe Basel. Operating in Basel since 1960, this hotel features traditional architecture and modern comforts.

Nestled in the center of Basel and a 15-minute walk from Badischer Bahnhof train station. The property is set within 1 km distance from Basel city center.

Alexander can be reached in 10 minutes by car from EuroBasel Mulhouse Freiburg airport.

Rooms

This hotel comprises 68 rooms featuring Three-Room Suite, Standard Family Room and Standard Suite. They also have en suite bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

In the morning a buffet breakfast is served at the restaurant. The air-conditioned restaurant serves Swiss dishes.

Services

The hotel offers cars for rent to explore the local sites.

Relax

Guests will benefit from a nightclub and a cocktail lounge.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible on site (reservation might be needed) at CHF 25 per day.

Number of rooms:   68.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair access

Services

  • Room service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/Lounge

Meeting facilities

  • Business center

Leisure facilities

  • Night club
  • Garden area

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Heating
  • Mini-Bar
  • Bottled water
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of CHF 40 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Riehenring 83/85, Basel, Switzerland, 4058

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City Center
  • Basel
    3300 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Badischer Bahnhof
    2700 ft
  • Basel SBB
    1.3 mi
  • Bus stop
    2000 ft
Restaurants
  • Engadinerstube (inside Hotel Alexander)
    100 ft
  • Jeffery's Thai Restaurant (cuisine: Thai)
    200 ft
Beaches
  • CityBeach Messe
    4200 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    68

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Rooms and availability

Alexander Standard Double RoomAlexander Standard Double RoomAlexander Standard Double Room
Standard Double Room
Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or 1 Single bed
Size: 185 sq. feet
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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Standard Double

Room facilities
    Alexander Triple RoomAlexander Triple RoomAlexander Triple Room
    Triple Room
    Bed type: 2 Single beds or 2 Single beds and 2 Sofa beds or Triple
    Size: 240 sq. feet
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
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    Standard Triple

    Room facilities
      Alexander SuiteAlexander SuiteAlexander Suite
      Suite
      Bed type: 2 Single beds or 2 Single beds and 1 Sofa bed or Triple
      Size: 435 sq. feet
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      • Shower
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      This suite has a cable TV.

      Room facilities
        Alexander Three-Room SuiteAlexander Three-Room SuiteAlexander Three-Room Suite
        Three-Room Suite
        Size: 435 sq. feet
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        Rooms are 40 square metres.

        Room facilities
          Alexander Four Room SuiteAlexander Four Room SuiteAlexander Four Room Suite
          Four Room Suite
          Size: 435 sq. feet
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          Rooms are 40 square metres.

          Room facilities
            Alexander Quadruple RoomAlexander Quadruple RoomAlexander Quadruple Room
            Quadruple Room
            Bed type: Quad
            Size: 305 sq. feet
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            • Private bathroom
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            Room with 2 connected double bedrooms, cable TV and a bathroom. Extra beds are not available for this room type.

            Room facilities
              Standard Family Room
              Bed type: Quad
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              • Free Wi-Fi
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              FAMILY ROOM STANDARD

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                How to reach hotel

                hotel Alexander Hotel - Basel Basel location
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                Hotel Address:

                Riehenring 83/85, Basel, Switzerland, 4058

                Get directions
                City Center
                • Basel
                  3300 ft
                Airports
                Train Stations
                • Badischer Bahnhof
                  2700 ft
                • Basel SBB
                  1.3 mi
                • Bus stop
                  2000 ft
                Restaurants
                • Engadinerstube (inside Hotel Alexander)
                  100 ft
                • Jeffery's Thai Restaurant (cuisine: Thai)
                  200 ft
                Beaches
                • CityBeach Messe
                  4200 ft
                Hotel information
                • Check-In:
                  from  2 pm
                • Check-Out:
                  until  11 am
                • Number of rooms:
                  68

                Hotel Awards

                SwissHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedBaselAlexander

                According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                Best Design Hotels in Switzerland

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                Alexander Location

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                What's nearby

                Tourist attractions

                • Galerie Franz Mäder - 1400 ft
                • Armin Vogt / Stasia Hutter - 2000 ft
                • Galerie Friedrich - 2000 ft
                • Galerie G. Däppen - 2000 ft
                • Galerie Ausstellungsraum - 2300 ft
                • Fähren - 2700 ft
                • Pfalz - 3000 ft
                • Marktplatz Basel - 3300 ft
                • Basler Morgestraich - 3300 ft
                • Vorfasnacht in Basel - 3300 ft
                • Dante Schuggi - 3300 ft
                • Basel Cathedral - 3300 ft

                Popular areas

                • City Center - 3000 ft

                Places of interest

                • Münsterplatz - 3300 ft
                • Basler Münster - 3300 ft

                Train stations

                • Badischer Bahnhof - 2300 ft

                Convention centers

                • Messe Basel - 700 ft

                Amusement

                • Camera Studiokino AG - 1700 ft
                • Fanzone Kaserne-Riviera - 2300 ft
                • Gare du Nord - 2300 ft
                • Fanzone Münsterplatz - 3300 ft

                Monuments and Landmarks

                • White and Blue House - 3000 ft

                Museums

                • Museum der Kulturen - 3000 ft

                Universities, Institutes

                • Hoffmann La Roche Head Quarter - 3000 ft

                Theaters

                • Palazzo Colombino - 700 ft
                • Figurentheater Felucca - 1400 ft
                • Junges Theater Basel - 1700 ft
                • Charivari s Muusigtheater - 1700 ft
                • Exex Theater - 3000 ft

                Business areas

                • Syngenta World Headquarters - 1400 ft

                Local Attractions

                • Indigo Fitness Club - 5000 ft
                  Sternengasse 19, Basel
                • Zoo Basel - 1.3 mi
                  Binningerstrasse 40, Basel
                • Botanischer Garten Bruglingen / Grun 80 - 1.9 mi
                  Vorder Bruglingen, Basel
                • Synagoge in Basel - 1.0 mi
                  Eulerstrasse 2, Basel
                • Kannenfeldpark - 1.3 mi
                  Kannenfeldpark, 4055 Basel Basel-Stadt, Switzerland 47,565621 7,570722, Basel

                Near the hotelNear the hotel

                • Basel Munster - 3500 ft
                  Rittergasse 3, Basel
                • Museum of Ethnology (Museum der Kulturen Basel) - 3300 ft
                  Munsterplatz 20, Basel
                • Altstadt - 3600 ft
                  Marktplatz, Basel
                • Fine Arts Museum (Kunstmuseum) - 4000 ft
                  St. Alban-Graben 16, Basel
                • Naturhistorisches Museum - 3200 ft
                  Augustinergasse 2, Basel
                • Rathaus - 3500 ft
                  Marktplatz 9, Basel
                • Fischmarktbrunnen - 3500 ft
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                Restaurants Nearby

                • Engadinerstube (inside Hotel Alexander) - 100 ft

                  Address: Riehenring 85
                  Phone: +41 (0)61 - 685 70 00

                  68% likes this, based on 13 reviews

                • Restaurant Rebstock - 400 ft

                  Address: Klingentalstrasse 67
                  Phone: (0)61 691 20 50

                  66% likes this, based on 35 reviews
                  Cuisine: Italian

                • 800 Premium Steakhouse - 500 ft

                  Address: Riehenring 109
                  Phone: 0616818800

                  61% likes this, based on 61 reviews
                  Cuisine: Steakhouse

                • Jeffery's Thai Restaurant - 200 ft

                  Address: Riehenring 77
                  Phone: 061 681 30 70

                  62% likes this, based on 20 reviews
                  Cuisine: Thai

                • Restaurant Ueli-Stube - 400 ft

                  Address: Riehenring 67
                  Phone: +41 61 681 4007

                  64% likes this, based on 31 reviews

                Hotel information
                • Check-In:
                  from  2 pm
                • Check-Out:
                  until  11 am
                • Number of rooms:
                  68

                Hotel Awards

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                According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                Best Design Hotels in Switzerland

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                Alexander Reviews

                Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Alexander

                Average guest rating

                6.8out of 10
                Very good
                Based on 163 reviews

                Rating by category:

                Value
                8.0

                Individual guest reviews

                • Single
                  5.8

                  Extremely loud, with people making noise in front of the hotel all- night long

                • Single
                  3.8

                  Nothing there was no aircon in the bedroom and the temperature was nearly 80 degrees . not a pleasant stay and would never go back

                • Single
                  8.2

                  This hotel is very good and budget economic and well located for the people like to travel the turist spot in Basel and around. The breakfasts are included in the hotel package and of very good quality and very much well served. Prticularly I am impressed about the cleanness in every respect. Also the hotel staffs are very much friendly.

                  But I found only the internet facility, that fully disappointed me and I think there should be phone facility in every room that I could not find. Some electrical points was not working properly. So in my opinion the standard of this hotel is no doubt very good but a little improvement is still needed.

                • Single
                  5.4

                  Internet did not work, pour breakfast

                • Single
                  8.8

                  I have stayed at this hotel in the past and that is why I've used it again. It is only ten minutes walk from Badischer Bahnhof railway station which enables you to travel into the city (5 minutes) for other destinations in Switzerland and elsewhere. The hotel itself is very clean and the staff friendly and helpful. The rooms are adequately equipped with tv, phone etc and the beds are comfortable and clean. The bathroom had a decent sized shower with excellent hot water control and was scrupulously clean. Breakfast consisted of the usual range of cold meats and cheeses, cereals and fruit juice with coffee being made individually in a coffee machine with it's own supply of beans.

                  A selection of hot food at breakfast time would be welcome considering the cost of the hotel.

                • Group of friends
                  5.8

                  WIFI internet does not work at all

                • Group of friends
                  7.8

                  Close to the congress center, cheap for Basel, cleen!!

                  Smoking area, very simple brakfast

                • Single
                  8.2

                  having a garege location in the heart of the city is very nice

                • Single
                  3.8

                  The only good thing is the location.

                  The hotel is worse than many of youth hostels i have ever been. Dirty, Tiny room and unconfortable. The parking lot smell rubish and the access from there to the reception seemed a horror movie. The forniture od the room could have been an old kitkchen cupboard ... awsome...Really dissapointing.

                • Single
                  7.0

                  Nice location. Well affordable price. Friendly staff.

                  WIFI is free but slow. And I could not get on to the Internet on the first day.

                • Group of friends
                  5.8

                  Really handy for the trams, with a stop right outside

                  No coffee facilities in room, wireless internet very intermittant (it didn't work for 24hrs of my stay)

                • Single
                  3.8

                  The location. Close to city nter and well connected to public transport.

                  This is an old hotel and the rooms are tatty. There were stains on the carpet chair and one had the feling of being in a dirty environment. The internet did not work and the bed was uncomfortable. The rate was outrageous for the acommodation provided and the breakfast was limited and of poor quality.

                • Single
                  7.8

                  It was clean, quiet and good location next to the exhibition grounds.

                • Single
                  6.2

                  Hotel Alexander is a modest hotel that profits from its location right across from the exhibition halls of the Basel Trade Fair. When a big event is in town, it's almost impossible to get a room anywhere. And that's why people pay inflated prices to stay here. Plus points are a generous breakfast and an easy walk to the Trade Fair. Like all Basel Hotels, Hotel Alexander offers a "mobility ticket" that allows you to ride the trams and buses for free.

                  The hotel is located right on a main road with traffic and tram lines. The noise level doesn't fade until midnight and starts to pick up at 5 a.m. The windows are well insulated, so when closed, it's bearable. At the end of September 2010, the room was cool enough for this work. But I didn't see any air conditioning, so I definitely would not recommend this place in summer. Also, the overall look and feel of the hotel is a bit run down. They have done some superficial remodeling and given the rooms fancy names (Hollywood, Manhattan), but there is never a doubt that you are staying in a budget hotel. My advice for Basel is to book early at a higher class hotel. You will pay a little more, but get a lot more for your money.

                • Couple
                  5.4

                  Quite close to the centre of the city by tram. Breakfast included in the price. Hotel staff were very helpful and friendly.

                  Rooms were old fashion looking. Price quite expensive for the standard of hotel.

                How to reach hotel

                hotel Alexander Hotel - Basel Basel location
                Show big map »

                Hotel Address:

                Riehenring 83/85, Basel, Switzerland, 4058

                Get directions
                City Center
                • Basel
                  3300 ft
                Airports
                Train Stations
                • Badischer Bahnhof
                  2700 ft
                • Basel SBB
                  1.3 mi
                • Bus stop
                  2000 ft
                Restaurants
                • Engadinerstube (inside Hotel Alexander)
                  100 ft
                • Jeffery's Thai Restaurant (cuisine: Thai)
                  200 ft
                Beaches
                • CityBeach Messe
                  4200 ft
                Hotel information
                • Check-In:
                  from  2 pm
                • Check-Out:
                  until  11 am
                • Number of rooms:
                  68

                Hotel Awards

                SwissHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedBaselAlexander

                According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                Best Design Hotels in Switzerland

                Use Badge