Alexander - Basel

Riehenring 83/85, Basel, Switzerland, 4058show map
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Very goodBased on  337 reviews
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Overview

Alexander Hotel welcomes guests in the center of Basel meters away from a cathedral and a museum. Alexander Hotel was opened in 1960.

The hotel lies within 15 minutes' walk of Basel Cathedral. Alexander Hotel is within about 10 minutes' walk of the center of Basel.

Fairgrounds and a pharmacy are located nearby.

This comfortable hotel is 75 km away from Zurich-Kloten airport.

Rooms

The hotel provides modern rooms including adjacent quadruple room, king room and executive queen room. They are equipped with an in-room safe, heating, wireless internet, a dressing room and a seating area. The rooms have a view over the garden. Some of the rooms feature traditional décor and wooden furnishings.

Eat & Drink

In the morning a buffet breakfast is served at the bar. The air-conditioned restaurant serves dishes of Swiss cuisine. Servring a selection of food Restaurant Rebstock and Jeffery's Thai Restaurant are placed a 5-minute walk away.

Services

Guests can make use of 24-hour reception, dry cleaning and 24-hour security on site.

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 floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   68.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

CHF 25 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Fitness/ Gym

Aerobics

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Sports & Fitness

  • Diving
  • Pedal boating
  • Basketball
  • Golf course
  • Squash
  • Aerobics

Services

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

Dining

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre

Spa & Leisure

  • Night club
  • Garden area
  • Library

Room view

  • City view
  • Courtyard view

Room features

  • Heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Hi-Fi
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 14:00-23:00FREECheck-out07:00-11:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 3 yearsExtra bedFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children4 - 6 yearsExisting beddingFREE
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Marktplatz BaselMarktplatz Basel3300 ft
Basel CathedralBasel Cathedral3300 ft
Palazzo Colombino BaselPalazzo Colombino Basel400 ft
Congress Center BaselCongress Center Basel700 ft
Badischer BahnhofBadischer Bahnhof2300 ft
Messe BaselMesse Basel700 ft
Syngenta World HeadquartersSyngenta World Headquarters1400 ft
Hoffmann La Roche Head QuarterHoffmann La Roche Head Quarter3000 ft
Laderach ClarashoppingLaderach Clarashopping1800 ftGreifengasse 36
Basel MunsterBasel Munster3500 ftRittergasse 3
FischmarktbrunnenFischmarktbrunnen3100 ft BaselSwitzerland
Naturhistorisches MuseumNaturhistorisches Museum3200 ftAugustinergasse 2
Museum of Ethnology (Museum der Kulturen Basel)Museum of Ethnology (Museum der Kulturen Basel)3400 ftMuensterplatz 20
Solitude ParkSolitude Park3400 ftSolitude-Promenade
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Engadinerstube (inside Hotel Alexander)Engadinerstube (inside Hotel Alexander)100 ftRiehenring 85
Jeffery's Thai RestaurantJeffery's Thai Restaurant200 ftRiehenring 77
Restaurant RebstockRestaurant Rebstock400 ftKlingentalstrasse 67
Restaurant Ueli-StubeRestaurant Ueli-Stube400 ftRiehenring 67
800 Premium Steakhouse800 Premium Steakhouse500 ftRiehenring 109
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SpalentorSpalentor4600 ft
Basel SBBBasel SBB1.2 mi
Kunstmuseum BaselKunstmuseum Basel3700 ft
Museum Jean TinguelyMuseum Jean Tinguely3700 ft
Tinguely MuseumTinguely Museum4000 ft
Architectural MuseumArchitectural Museum4300 ft
Jewish Museum of BaselJewish Museum of Basel4600 ft
Zoological GardenZoological Garden1.3 mi
Tierpark Lange ErlenTierpark Lange Erlen4300 ft
Altstadt-Spaziergange durch BaselAltstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel3600 ftMarktplatz
RathausRathaus3500 ftMarktplatz 9
Freie StrasseFreie Strasse3700 ftFreie Strasse
Museum for Contemporary Art (Museum fur Gegenwartskunst)Museum for Contemporary Art (Museum fur Gegenwartskunst)3800 ftAlban-Rheinweg 60
Pharmazie-Historisches MuseumPharmazie-Historisches Museum3900 ftTotengaesslein 3
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Getting around
Airports
Zurich-Kloten (ZRH)45.1 mi
Belp (BRN)45.2 mi
Train
Badischer Bahnhof2700 ft
Basel SBB1.3 mi
Bus
Bus stop2000 ft
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Reviews
7.0
Very goodBased on  337  reviews
  • 1.6
    Guest rating

    Sehr nah zur Messe Basel, gut mit dem Tram.

    Schlecht belüfteter, fensterloser Frühstücksraum mit gefühlten 35^C.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

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

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

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

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Internet did not work, pour breakfast

  • 8.8
    Superb

    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.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    WIFI internet does not work at all

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

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

    Smoking area, very simple brakfast

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

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

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    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.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    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)

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

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

  • 6.2
    Good

    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.

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Highlights
7
Very goodBased on  337 reviews
Hotel Awards

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:00FREECheck-out07:00-11:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 3 yearsExtra bedFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children4 - 6 yearsExisting beddingFREE
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Zurich-Kloten (ZRH)45.1 mi
Belp (BRN)45.2 mi
Train
Badischer Bahnhof2700 ft
Basel SBB1.3 mi
Bus
Bus stop2000 ft
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