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“Well located business hotel”
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Hotel Victoria
Ranked #24 of 51 Hotels in Basel
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 19, 2012

This hotel is very centrally located opposite the main railway station, with many tram routes passing out the front also. The hotel is clean, and staff are courteous and efficient.
I was fortunate to get a large room, facilities were quite standard for a business room. Though no ironing board in the rooms. Free wifi is however included.
Breakfast is fairly standard, though better standard than other comparable European hotels.

Room Tip: Ask for a room not facing the street. Trams can be noisy.
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

If you are ever arriving late by rail then this is the place for you. Located directly across the road from the station. The hotel is modern and very clean. The staff were attentive and there is free wifi throughout the hotel. The rooms were huge and the bed was a dream. The hotel is a short walk from the main part of town and is well connected to almost all tram lines. Breakfast was ample but if you miss it you can help yourself to the free lakeri in the lobby. Excellent hotel 4* by swiss/euro standards but for the rest of us it plays it self out as a very good three star hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

Centrally located next to SBB (Swiss railway station) - two tram stops away from old town (one gets a mobility ticket upon check in), parking directly under the hotel (20 EUR per night). Nice, modern rooms, very helpful staff - breakfast included everything one needs or looks for (nothing fancy though). Would definitely go there again - if the beds were a touch harder (felt a bit like a water bed)

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Thank milkyway23
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

This hotel resides right at the station and is easily accessible from and to anywhere in Basel. We had a meeting at the BIS building which is just next door.

Our check-in experience was quite fast and with no problems. Rooms were small but ok. They serve free juice, apples and cookies in the lobby, which is nice too. They handed us a free pass to trams and buses and it was good for the rest of our stay. I guess this is standard for most hotels (if not all), so you don't need to buy a week pass ticket or something in the airport.

I can recommend this hotel as it is a good value compared to its more expensive alternatives in Basel.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Thank blckeagle
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Reviewed June 1, 2012

Great location, right by the central train & tram station and opposite where the EuroAirport bus drops off/pick up from. You get a ticket for all public transport lasting the duration of your stay on check in which is super handy.

We had a comfort room facing the SBB station. Good size, clean, comfy bed & all the amenities you would expect. You do get some noise from the trams but nothing too excessive - I would suggest if you are a light sleeper though to get a room on the other side of the hotel. Staff were friendly & helpful.

Breakfast was a little basic but it was buffet style & you could of eaten as much as you had wanted. Had all of the usual stuff cereal, pastries, fruit, yoghurt, bacon, eggs & they would make you an omlette if you asked. I think brekkie was an additional CHF 24 or something thereabouts.

The reason for 3/5 is that this is not an amazing luxury hotel, but it is perfectly adequate for a couple of nights business/leisure.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 22, 2012 via mobile

Needs upgrade of airconditioning, ironing board is not in the room, but on 4th floor. Useful free to use pc with color printer on 1st floor.

  • Stayed: May 2012
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Thank James290774
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Reviewed May 20, 2012

How great to arrive at a major railway station and be able to look up and see your hotel right in front of you. Close to trams and with the free transport card supplied by the hotel, it was an easy place to strike out from and imvestigate the city.
My only complaint is with the habit of not putting a top sheet onder the doona/ duvet, which I still can't get used to!
Hotel provided free wi-fi Internet, but instead of that being offered at check in, we only found out after enquiring at the desk.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Victoria

Address: Centralbahnplatz 3-4, Basel 4051, Switzerland (Formerly TOP Hotel Victoria)
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Basel > Basel > St. Alban
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#15 Luxury Hotel in Basel
#15 Romantic Hotel in Basel
Price Range: $119 - $296 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Victoria 4*
Number of rooms: 107
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Victoria offers traditional hospitality and modern hotel comforts in the centre of Basel next to the main train station (SBB). You will be enchanted by the unique atmosphere of this stylish hotel. The rooms blend an exclusive Victorian ambience with all the comforts of modern life. All rooms are equipped with a functional working desk, phone, free Wi-Fi, large flat screen TV, room safe, minibar with free mineral water, door spy hole, tea and coffee maker facilities. Le Train Bleu Restaurant and Bar offers a fine choice of traditional Swiss, regional and international dishes. During summer, guests can relax with a drink or meal on the terrace. The hotel offers 24-hour reception, laundry and room services. The hotel also features a small fitness room, business corner with free Internet access, and a selection of daily newspapers. Guests staying at the hotel can use Basel's public transportation free of charge. The most attractive museums, theatres, sport stadiums, the Basel ZOO, as well as the congress and exhibition centre, are easily reachable on foot or by public transportation. Parking is possible in the hotel's underground garage. This is our guests' favourite part of Basel, according to independent reviews. This property also has one of the best-rated locations in Basel! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area. We speak your language! ... more   less 
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