A good, efficient, clean hotel in the heart of Basel, opposite the main railway station and a short walk from the city centre but it has little personality. The staff were friendly and, as you would expect, multi-lingual, offering excellent suggestions for both restaurants and places to visit. The lifts are close to reception but no help was offered with luggage.
The rooms are comfortable and bright without being anything special, mine had a wall virtually entirely of glass overlooking the internal garden area. The bathroom is adequate and functional, nothing more. The restaurant food was good and the bar - the street entrance makes it one of the closest to the stations meaning a number of travellers were there - friendly and lively with a good choice. Breakfast was included with a decent choice of both hot and cold food although using a self-service machine for tea and coffee was disappointing when there were so many staff available and the quality of the beverages were merely OK.
I would certainly recommend the hotel which, by standards of several others in the city, was good value for money.
- 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