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Alexander Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Riehenring 83/85, Basel CH-4058, Switzerland
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Ranked #44 of 49 Hotels in Basel
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Phil W Altrincham, United Kingdom
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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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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Bangalore, India
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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101 reviews 101 reviews
14 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
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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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gibraltar
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65 reviews 65 reviews
13 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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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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sussex
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103 reviews 103 reviews
51 hotel reviews
149 helpful votes 149 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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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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