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Alexander Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Riehenring 83/85, Basel CH-4058, Switzerland
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Ranked #46 of 49 Hotels in Basel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014
rutgerek Komorow, Poland
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    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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Komorow, Poland
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93 reviews 93 reviews
10 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
11 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

If I were not restricted by a minimum of 200 characters, I would simply say it all in one word "DON'T". Not too badly placed, quite central, the young man at the desk very helpful, but the room which provided an unwelcome steam bath, the decor, bed without sheets, the shower which had already seen better days years; more than... More

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Poznan, Wielkopolskie, Poland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

We had booked two rooms in Alexander Hotel for our four days visit in Basel city. It was a wonderful stay and everything went very smooth. A warm welcome by staff at the reception on arrival was amazing. Rooms are very clean and had excellent levels of decor and modern bathrooms. Bed was comfortable and had large pillows. Staff is... More

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Vevey, Switzerland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
32 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

The rooms are basic and a touch of paint would be nice. However, everything is clean and in working order. Staff very friendly and helpful. Besides the free mobility ticket (all public transport free during your stay) I appreciated their offer on their website of submitting a reasonable offer for the room price you would be prepared to pay. Depending... More

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

I stayed at this hotel for two nights, the room was very small and basic. Because it was so small it heated up and became very stuffy, I had the choice of opening the window, though the trams are directly out the front so it was extremely loud, or have the window shut and boil... Therefore I got only a... More

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Midlands UK
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96 reviews 96 reviews
30 hotel reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

To get to your hotel – 2 choices. Pay the taxi man 45 SWF for a 10-15 min journey to your hotel. OR pay nothing (if you have an official hotel reservation) and take FREE public transport. The bus you want will come in a few minutes, it’s the ’50 SBB Bannhoff’. Stay on it until you get to the... More

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49 hotel reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

Alexander is the cheapest of the hotels near to Basler Messe (exhibition square), and a reasonable option for a short business visit. It's clean, everything works, free wifi, but the main reason for staying is the cost, about half that of nearby alternatives. Aim to get a single room for no more than CHF90. Buffet breakfast is included in the... More

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156 reviews 156 reviews
23 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

We stayed 2 nights at the Alexander which has been awarded 3 stars. Usually in Switzerland 3-star hotels are very reasonable. This one is an old establishment which has been refurbished but with very little soul. The rooms are very austere and the renovation leaves you with pieces of furniture in which you will knock your head or other essential... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2010

Yes this hotel is run down, but it is clean and really cheap for Basel. We paid £60 a night through Octopus. The breakfast is an all you can eat continental (cereal, yougurt, meat, cheese, breads, oj and coffee) and was really nice. The hotel includes a free ''Basel Mobility'' pass so all your travel on the trams are free!... More

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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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