Took the bus from Basel airport which drops you off in front of the main train station, and the hotel is right in front of you. It is a no nonsense property, it's clean, it has a restaurant with decent food but expensive prices, breakfast that is plentiful, rooms that are big (we stayed in a suite on the top floor) with a queen size bed facing the back and a fold out twin bed in the living room facing the train station. We stayed there only for a day, just to catch a river cruise which eventually didn't leave out of Basel because of the flooding of the Rhine. We also stayed during a football match of the local team and through the night I could hear fire crackers, and not to mention the trains and trams that go back and forth outside of the hotel. I think I eventually fell asleep after all the traffic has stopped running, and awaken when the first train/tram started to roll. Downtown Basel is about 4-5 tram stops away, and the free visitor pass for public transportation is handy, since the main tram station is also outside of the hotel. There isn't much going on near the train station, and the options for food also is limited. If you need to catch a train in and out of Basel, then this location is excellent, provided you can tolerate the noise level and are willing to take the tram into town. If you are thinking of taking a river cruise out of Basel, then there are no hotels located near the ports and therefore you will most likely need to take a cab regardless where you are staying the night prior.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Victoria Hotel Basel
- Hotel Victoria Basel