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Alexander Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Riehenring 83/85, Basel CH-4058, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Prague, Czech Republic
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Stayed there before Christmas. Was at very reasonable price, close to the tram stop (public transport in free in basel for visitors) with nice breakfast. Could be too noisy because of the thin walls. Shower drain was very pure, but we didn't care much. Rooms are cleaned daily

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Geneva, Switzerland
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Convenient location, Nice Breakfast, Pleasant reception, and reasonable price. Best for backpackers and for short stays when on business. Flexible service oriented staff. Over all a good experience except that when you are awake and not interested in conversations of your neighbors I recommend to use your ear phones listen to music.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I stayed at this hotel for a little over a week in December. Booked it last minute as I had to move out of my previous accommodation in Basel. The location is fantastic as its just next to Messe Basel and there are tram stations nearby whether you need to get to the SBB train station or the city center.... More 

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Martigny, Valais, Switzerland
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I stayed in this hotel for 2 nights. The location is very good next to the center, is in the messeplatz bus stop and 2 minutes walk from that square. Good value for money. Clean room, friendly staff. If you need a place just for sleep and breakfast then this can be a very good choice.

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I stayed 2 nights in this hotel for a quick business trip at Basel. Very friendly staff, quite helpful gentleman at the reception desk. The hotel is very central and the room was quite comfortable. (Not to mention I had a beautiful view of the main street). I would definitely go back!

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Barcelona, Spain
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

In such Hotel like Alexander and in his Price level at Basel City, you don't can expect to become a 5-star accommodation. But, for business trips to the Messe, you don't find any other better placed, directly at other side from street (Riehenring). Rooms at ok, simply but comfortable, not luxurious at all. the bed very well and comfortable. You... More 

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We had a great time at this hotel.Wondeful service by all the staff.Stayed for 2 nights for the Liverpool v Basel game.We were checked in promptly and given a free tram ticket for our stay!I can not fault this hotel and would for sure stay here again.Thanks for a wonderful stay.Phil Wright and Phil Moores.YNWA

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The location of this hotel is very good - we could simply walk from the Basel Badischer bahnhof (train station) to reach the hotel. Tram stops are located just outside the hotel for several destinations. The receptionist told that there is also a very good disco close by. The staff is quite friendly and would help you with your questions.... More 

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Komorow, Poland
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104 reviews 104 reviews
16 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This hotel has definitely seen better times. Everything is a bit scuffed and dinghy. Hallways with scuff marks on the walls, loose cables, poorly fitted smoke detectors. The rooms are quite small, the shower and toilet (rust stains) seem to be left over from a previous era. The street outside is quite busy and noisy (trams are one, noisy customers... More 

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Grenoble, France
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

The hotel staff and services were were co-operating. The rooms were quite big and clean. The complimentary breakfast served was also very food. Its located near to the tram stations and free tram passes are also given to the customers

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Address: Riehenring 83/85, Basel CH-4058, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Alexander Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 69
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