Alexander Hotel - Basel

Riehenring 83/85, Basel, Switzerland, 4058  show map
 3 stars
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Alexander Hotel - Basel

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

CHF 25 per day

Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Laundry
Elevator
Meeting facilities

Business center

Overview

Alexander Hotel is a 3-star venue positioned about 2.1 km from Verkehrsdrehscheibe, Stadion St Jakobpark and Botanischer Garten Bruglingen . Since 1960, it has been hosting guests in the center of Basel.

The city center is 10 minutes' walk of the property. A cathedral and a museum lie a short distance away.

Guests will find fairgrounds and a pharmacy within minutes of the hotel.

Alexander Hotel is within a 75-minute drive to Zurich-Kloten airport.

Rooms

The property offers luxury rooms equipped with central heating, individual climate control, wireless internet, TV and a personal safe. The hotel rooms come with carpet floor and wooden furniture.

Eat & Drink

There is a bar for guests to enjoy their meal. The property features an air-conditioned restaurant serving Swiss dishes. Serving a wide range of dishes, Thai-Family Restaurant Sudsaard and Bar Rouge can be reached within 5 minutes’ walk.

Services

This comfortable hotel provides laundry, 24-hour front desk and room service.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible on site (reservation might be needed) at CHF 25 per day.

Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   68.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair access

Services

  • Room service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry

Dining facilities

  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Bottled water
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of CHF 40 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Riehenring 83/85, Basel, Switzerland, 4058

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City Center
  • Basel
    1.0 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Badischer Bahnhof
    800 m
  • Basel SBB
    2.1 km
  • Bus stop
    600 m
Restaurants
  • Engadinerstube (inside Hotel Alexander)
    10 m
  • Jeffery's Thai Restaurant (cuisine: Thai)
    40 m
Beaches
  • CityBeach Messe
    1.3 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    68

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Rooms and availability

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Basic Twin Room
Bed type: 2 Single beds
Size: 14 m²
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    Standard Double Room
    Bed type: Double bed or 1 Single bed or Double bed or Twin beds
    Size: 17 m²
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
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      Triple Room
      Bed type: 2 Single beds or Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons or 1 Queen-size bed, 1 Single bed and 1 Sofa bed
      Size: 24 m²
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        Suite
        Bed type: 2 Single beds
        Size: 40 m²
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          Quadruple Room
          Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
          Size: 28 m²
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          • Private bathroom
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            Standard Family Room
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              How to reach hotel

              hotel Alexander Hotel - Basel Basel location
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              Hotel Address:

              Riehenring 83/85, Basel, Switzerland, 4058

              Get directions
              City Center
              • Basel
                1.0 km
              Airports
              Train Stations
              • Badischer Bahnhof
                800 m
              • Basel SBB
                2.1 km
              • Bus stop
                600 m
              Restaurants
              • Engadinerstube (inside Hotel Alexander)
                10 m
              • Jeffery's Thai Restaurant (cuisine: Thai)
                40 m
              Beaches
              • CityBeach Messe
                1.3 km
              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  2 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  11 am
              • Number of floors:
                5
              • Number of rooms:
                68

              Hotel Awards

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              What's nearby

              Tourist attractions

              • Galerie Franz Mäder - 400 m
              • Armin Vogt / Stasia Hutter - 600 m
              • Galerie G. Däppen - 600 m
              • Galerie Friedrich - 600 m
              • Galerie Ausstellungsraum - 700 m
              • Fähren - 800 m
              • Pfalz - 900 m
              • Vorfasnacht in Basel - 1.0 km
              • Marktplatz Basel - 1.0 km
              • Dante Schuggi - 1.0 km

              Popular areas

              • City Center - 900 m

              Places of interest

              • Palazzo Colombino Basel - 100 m
              • Congress Center Basel - 200 m
              • Blue and White House - 900 m

              Train stations

              • Badischer Bahnhof - 700 m

              Convention centers

              • Messe Basel - 200 m

              Amusement

              • Camera Studiokino AG - 500 m
              • Fanzone Kaserne-Riviera - 700 m
              • Gare du Nord - 700 m
              • Fanzone Münsterplatz - 1.0 km

              Monuments and Landmarks

              • White and Blue House - 900 m

              Museums

              • Museum der Kulturen - 900 m

              Universities, Institutes

              • Hoffmann La Roche Head Quarter - 900 m

              Theaters

              • Palazzo Colombino - 200 m
              • Figurentheater Felucca - 400 m
              • Junges Theater Basel - 500 m
              • Charivari s Muusigtheater - 500 m
              • Exex Theater - 900 m

              Business areas

              • Syngenta World Headquarters - 400 m

              Public parking

              • Hoffmann La Roche Head Quarter - 900 m

              Local attractions

              • Indigo Fitness Club - 1.5 km
                Sternengasse 19, Basel
              • Zoo Basel - 2.1 km
                Binningerstrasse 40, Basel
              • Botanischer Garten Bruglingen / Grun 80 - 3.1 km
                Vorder Bruglingen, Basel
              • Synagoge in Basel - 1.7 km
                Eulerstrasse 2, Basel
              • Kannenfeldpark - 2.1 km
                Kannenfeldpark, 4055 Basel Basel-Stadt, Switzerland 47,565621 7,570722, Basel

              Near the hotel

              • Basel Munster - 1.1 km
                Rittergasse 3, Basel
              • Museum of Ethnology - 1.0 km
                Munsterplatz 20, Basel
              • Altstadt - 1.1 km
                Marktplatz, Basel
              • Fine Arts Museum - 1.2 km
                St. Alban-Graben 16, Basel
              • Naturhistorisches Museum - 970 m
                Augustinergasse 2, Basel
              • Rathaus - 1.1 km
                Marktplatz 9, Basel
              • Fischmarktbrunnen - 1.0 km
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              Restaurants nearby

              • Engadinerstube (inside Hotel Alexander) - 10 m

                Address: Riehenring 85
                Phone: +41 (0)61 - 685 70 00

                68% likes this, based on 13 reviews

              • Restaurant Rebstock - 100 m

                Address: Klingentalstrasse 67
                Phone: (0)61 691 20 50

                66% likes this, based on 35 reviews
                Cuisine: Italian

              • 800 Premium Steakhouse - 150 m

                Address: Riehenring 109
                Phone: 0616818800

                61% likes this, based on 61 reviews

              • Jeffery's Thai Restaurant - 40 m

                Address: Riehenring 77
                Phone: 061 681 30 70

                62% likes this, based on 20 reviews
                Cuisine: Thai

              • Restaurant Ueli-Stube - 120 m

                Address: Riehenring 67
                Phone: +41 61 681 4007

                64% likes this, based on 31 reviews

              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  2 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  11 am
              • Number of floors:
                5
              • Number of rooms:
                68

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              Alexander Reviews

              Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Alexander

              Average guest rating

              6.8out of 10
              Very good
              Based on 163 reviews

              Rating by category:

              Value
              8.0

              Guest reviews

              • Single
                5.8

                Extremely loud, with people making noise in front of the hotel all- night long

              • Single
                3.8

                Nothing there was no aircon in the bedroom and the temperature was nearly 80 degrees . not a pleasant stay and would never go back

              • Single
                8.2

                This hotel is very good and budget economic and well located for the people like to travel the turist spot in Basel and around. The breakfasts are included in the hotel package and of very good quality and very much well served. Prticularly I am impressed about the cleanness in every respect. Also the hotel staffs are very much friendly.

                But I found only the internet facility, that fully disappointed me and I think there should be phone facility in every room that I could not find. Some electrical points was not working properly. So in my opinion the standard of this hotel is no doubt very good but a little improvement is still needed.

              • Single
                5.4

                Internet did not work, pour breakfast

              • Single
                8.8

                I have stayed at this hotel in the past and that is why I've used it again. It is only ten minutes walk from Badischer Bahnhof railway station which enables you to travel into the city (5 minutes) for other destinations in Switzerland and elsewhere. The hotel itself is very clean and the staff friendly and helpful. The rooms are adequately equipped with tv, phone etc and the beds are comfortable and clean. The bathroom had a decent sized shower with excellent hot water control and was scrupulously clean. Breakfast consisted of the usual range of cold meats and cheeses, cereals and fruit juice with coffee being made individually in a coffee machine with it's own supply of beans.

                A selection of hot food at breakfast time would be welcome considering the cost of the hotel.

              • Group of friends
                5.8

                WIFI internet does not work at all

              • Group of friends
                7.8

                Close to the congress center, cheap for Basel, cleen!!

                Smoking area, very simple brakfast

              • Single
                8.2

                having a garege location in the heart of the city is very nice

              • Single
                3.8

                The only good thing is the location.

                The hotel is worse than many of youth hostels i have ever been. Dirty, Tiny room and unconfortable. The parking lot smell rubish and the access from there to the reception seemed a horror movie. The forniture od the room could have been an old kitkchen cupboard ... awsome...Really dissapointing.

              • Single
                7.0

                Nice location. Well affordable price. Friendly staff.

                WIFI is free but slow. And I could not get on to the Internet on the first day.

              • Group of friends
                5.8

                Really handy for the trams, with a stop right outside

                No coffee facilities in room, wireless internet very intermittant (it didn't work for 24hrs of my stay)

              • Single
                3.8

                The location. Close to city nter and well connected to public transport.

                This is an old hotel and the rooms are tatty. There were stains on the carpet chair and one had the feling of being in a dirty environment. The internet did not work and the bed was uncomfortable. The rate was outrageous for the acommodation provided and the breakfast was limited and of poor quality.

              • Single
                7.8

                It was clean, quiet and good location next to the exhibition grounds.

              • Single
                6.2

                Hotel Alexander is a modest hotel that profits from its location right across from the exhibition halls of the Basel Trade Fair. When a big event is in town, it's almost impossible to get a room anywhere. And that's why people pay inflated prices to stay here. Plus points are a generous breakfast and an easy walk to the Trade Fair. Like all Basel Hotels, Hotel Alexander offers a "mobility ticket" that allows you to ride the trams and buses for free.

                The hotel is located right on a main road with traffic and tram lines. The noise level doesn't fade until midnight and starts to pick up at 5 a.m. The windows are well insulated, so when closed, it's bearable. At the end of September 2010, the room was cool enough for this work. But I didn't see any air conditioning, so I definitely would not recommend this place in summer. Also, the overall look and feel of the hotel is a bit run down. They have done some superficial remodeling and given the rooms fancy names (Hollywood, Manhattan), but there is never a doubt that you are staying in a budget hotel. My advice for Basel is to book early at a higher class hotel. You will pay a little more, but get a lot more for your money.

              • Couple
                5.4

                Quite close to the centre of the city by tram. Breakfast included in the price. Hotel staff were very helpful and friendly.

                Rooms were old fashion looking. Price quite expensive for the standard of hotel.

              How to reach hotel

              hotel Alexander Hotel - Basel Basel location
              Show big map »

              Hotel Address:

              Riehenring 83/85, Basel, Switzerland, 4058

              Get directions
              City Center
              • Basel
                1.0 km
              Airports
              Train Stations
              • Badischer Bahnhof
                800 m
              • Basel SBB
                2.1 km
              • Bus stop
                600 m
              Restaurants
              • Engadinerstube (inside Hotel Alexander)
                10 m
              • Jeffery's Thai Restaurant (cuisine: Thai)
                40 m
              Beaches
              • CityBeach Messe
                1.3 km
              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  2 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  11 am
              • Number of floors:
                5
              • Number of rooms:
                68

              Hotel Awards

              SwissHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedBaselAlexander

              According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
              Best Design Hotels in Switzerland

              Use Badge