Alexander - Basel

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

Wi-Fi
Parking

CHF 25 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Cafe

Fitness/ Gym

Aerobics

Laundry
Elevator

Lift

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

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • Currency exchange
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Diving
  • Basketball
  • Golf course
  • Squash
  • Aerobics

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Buffet breakfast

Meeting facilities

  • Business centre

Leisure facilities

  • Night club
  • Garden area
  • Library

Room view

  • Courtyard view

Room facilities

  • 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

  • Hi-Fi
  • Television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

hotel Alexander - Basel Basel location
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Hotel Address:

Riehenring 83/85, Basel, Switzerland, 4058

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City Centre
  • 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 floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    68

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Rooms and availability

Basic Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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Basic Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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Standard Double Room
Courtyard view
  • Room size:

    130 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private pool
    • Non-smoking
    • + More
  • General:Free internet access
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Non-smoking
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  • General:Free internet access
Room Description:

King Bed - Nonsmoking Room - Free Internet

King Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Non-smoking
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  • General:Free internet access
Room Description:

King Bed - Nonsmoking Suite - Free Internet

Twin Room for Single Use
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

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Alexander photos Room
Single Room
  • Room size:

    130 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private pool
    • Coffee machine
    • + More
  • General:Free internet access
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Alexander photos Room
Standard Triple Room
  • Room size:

    240 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons, 2 Single beds, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private pool
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Free internet access
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa bed
  • Extra long beds
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee machine
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Alexander photos Room
Standard Suite
  • Room size:

    280 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds and 1 Sofa bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private pool
    • Coffee machine
    • + More
  • General:Free internet access
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa bed
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
Alexander photos Room
Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Coffee machine
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Private entrance
  • Parquet floor
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa
  • Extra long beds
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Bottled water
  • Media:TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
Standard Junior Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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One-Bedroom Apartment
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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Standard Family Room
  • Max occupancy:

    5 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons, Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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Room Description:

FAMILY ROOM STANDARD. BED & BREAKFAST. Non refundable

Standard Family Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    5 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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Room Description:

Standard|Family Room Standard

Superior Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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Superior King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Non-smoking
    • + More
  • General:Free internet access
Room Description:

King Bed - Nonsmoking Superior Room - Free Internet

Superior Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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Superior Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • + More
Comfort Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • + More
Comfort Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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Comfort Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • + More
Comfort Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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Economy Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private pool
    • Coffee machine
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Bottled water
  • Media:TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
Alexander photos Room
Economy Single Room
Courtyard view
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private pool
    • Coffee machine
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Bottled water
  • Media:TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service

Alexander Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Galerie Franz Mäder1400 ft
  • Galerie Friedrich2000 ft
  • Armin Vogt / Stasia Hutter2000 ft
  • Galerie G. Däppen2000 ft
  • Galerie Ausstellungsraum2300 ft
  • Fähren2700 ft
  • Pfalz3000 ft
  • Marktplatz Basel3300 ft
  • Fähre St. Alban3300 ft

Popular areas

  • City Center3000 ft

Places of interest

  • Palazzo Colombino Basel400 ft
  • Congress Center Basel700 ft

Train stations

  • Badischer Bahnhof2300 ft

Convention centers

  • Messe Basel700 ft

Amusement

  • Camera Studiokino AG1700 ft
  • Fanzone Kaserne-Riviera2300 ft
  • Gare du Nord2300 ft
  • Fanzone Münsterplatz3300 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Blue and White House3000 ft
  • White and Blue House3000 ft

Museums

  • Museum der Kulturen3000 ft

Universities, Institutes

  • Syngenta World Headquarters1400 ft
  • Hoffmann La Roche Head Quarter3000 ft

Theaters

  • Palazzo Colombino700 ft
  • Figurentheater Felucca1400 ft
  • Charivari s Muusigtheater1700 ft
  • Junges Theater Basel1700 ft
  • Exex Theater3000 ft

Public parking

  • Hoffmann La Roche Head Quarter3000 ft

Local attractions

  • Museum of Domestic Culture (HMB)5000 ft
    Elisabethenstrasse 27/29
  • Kannenfeldpark1.3 mi
    Kannenfeldpark, 4055 Basel Basel-Stadt, Switzerland 47,565621 7,570722
  • Laguna Badeland1.7 mi
    Am Wasserwerk 2
  • Synagoge in Basel1.0 mi
    Eulerstrasse 2
  • Dreilaendereck1.7 mi
    Westquaistrasse 75

Near the hotel

  • Laderach Clarashopping1800 ft
    Greifengasse 36
  • Fischmarktbrunnen3100 ft
    BaselSwitzerland
  • Museum of Ethnology (Museum der Kulturen Basel)3400 ft
    Muensterplatz 20
  • Rathaus3500 ft
    Marktplatz 9
  • Basel Munster3500 ft
    Rittergasse 3
  • Naturhistorisches Museum3200 ft
    Augustinergasse 2
  • Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel3600 ft
    Marktplatz

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 Rebstock400 ft

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

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

  • 800 Premium Steakhouse500 ft

    Address: Riehenring 109
    Phone: 0616818800

    61% likes this, based on 61 reviews

  • Jeffery's Thai Restaurant200 ft

    Address: Riehenring 77
    Phone: 061 681 30 70

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

  • Restaurant Ueli-Stube400 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 floors:
    5
  • 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 Reviews

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

Average guest rating

6.8out of 10
Very good
Based on 164 reviews

Rating by category:

Value
8.0

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 - Basel Basel location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

Riehenring 83/85, Basel, Switzerland, 4058

Get directions
City Centre
  • 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 floors:
    5
  • 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