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Alexander Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Riehenring 83/85, Basel CH-4058, Switzerland
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Ranked #33 of 46 hotels in Basel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014
rb280490 Grenoble, France
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Rating summary
  • 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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Grenoble, France
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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gibraltar
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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
37 helpful votes 37 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
29 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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sussex
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88 reviews 88 reviews
45 hotel reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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zurich71
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126 reviews 126 reviews
21 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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London
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
32 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2010

I simply can't recommend this hotel, we stayed here as part of a larger party with a major coach operator in the NW of England. The room was clean recently refurbished to some extent but still tatty. The bar really was more of a disco and there's nowhere to sit other than in your room and then on hard chair.... More

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Address: Riehenring 83/85, Basel CH-4058, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Basel
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #33 of 46 hotels in Basel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Alexander Hotel 3*
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