Alexander Hotel - Basel

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

Wi-Fi
Parking

CHF 25 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Laundry
TV

Internet television

Elevator

Overview

The attractive Alexander Hotel is a great place in a natural area of Basel. Since 1960, it has been hosting guests in the center of Basel.

The city center is about 10 minutes on foot. Such Basel sights as Messe Basel, Congress Center Basel and Blue and White House are all within reach.

Fairgrounds and a pharmacy are minutes away from the hotel.

The hotel lies within a 15-minute walk of Badischer Bahnhof train station. 75 minutes' drive from Zurich-Kloten airport.

Rooms

The property comprises of modern rooms appointed with Wi-Fi, an in-room safe, high-speed internet, central heating and a personal computer. The rooms feature traditional décor and en suite bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the bar each morning. At the air-conditioned restaurant guests can enjoy Swiss cuisine. Guests can share a meal in Restaurant Ueli and Restaurant Rebstock, located about 100 meters away.

Services

The on-site conveniences include an elevator, currency exchange and a safe deposit box.

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

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

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center

Leisure facilities

  • Night club
  • Garden area

Room view

  • River view

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Internet television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 2 years
Crib FREE
Existing bedding FREE
All children
3 - 12 years
Existing bedding FREE
Extra bed CHF 40
Children above
12 years or adults
Extra bed CHF 40
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

hotel Alexander Hotel - Basel Basel location
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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

Alexander photos Room
Basic Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Coffee machine
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Wake up service
Alexander photos Room
Single Room
River view
  • Room size:

    14 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 2 Single beds, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Free Wi-Fi
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Housekeeping
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • Computer hookup
Room Description:

1 single bed
Entertainment - Free WiFi, LED TV with satellite channels
Food & Drink - Coffee/tea maker, minibar, room service, and free bottled water
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
Practical - Safe, desk, and phone
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking

Twin Room for Single Use
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

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Alexander photos Room
Standard Triple Room
  • Room size:

    22 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 1 Single bed and 1 Sofa bed, Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
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  • General:Free internet access
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • Computer hookup
Room Description:

Standard|Triple Standard

Alexander photos Room
Standard Suite
  • Room size:

    40 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds and 1 Sofa bed, 3 Single beds, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • + More
  • General:Free internet access
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

SUITE STANDARD

Alexander photos Room
Quadruple Room
  • Room size:

    28 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    5 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Private entrance
  • Parquet floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Media:Wake up service
Standard Junior Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

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Standard Family Room
  • Max occupancy:

    5 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Double bed, Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • + More
Room Description:

Standard|FAMILY ROOM STANDARD

Superior Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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Superior Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • + More
Comfort Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • + More
Comfort Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • + More
Comfort Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • + More
Executive Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Economy Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Business Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Alexander Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Galerie Franz Mäder400 m
  • Armin Vogt / Stasia Hutter600 m
  • Galerie G. Däppen600 m
  • Galerie Friedrich600 m
  • Galerie Ausstellungsraum700 m
  • Fähren800 m
  • Pfalz900 m
  • Vorfasnacht in Basel1.0 km
  • Marktplatz Basel1.0 km
  • Dante Schuggi1.0 km

Popular areas

  • City Center900 m

Places of interest

  • Palazzo Colombino Basel100 m
  • Congress Center Basel200 m

Train stations

  • Badischer Bahnhof700 m

Convention centers

  • Messe Basel200 m

Amusement

  • Camera Studiokino AG500 m
  • Fanzone Kaserne-Riviera700 m
  • Gare du Nord700 m
  • Fanzone Münsterplatz1.0 km

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Blue and White House900 m
  • White and Blue House900 m

Museums

  • Museum der Kulturen900 m

Universities, Institutes

  • Hoffmann La Roche Head Quarter900 m

Theaters

  • Palazzo Colombino200 m
  • Figurentheater Felucca400 m
  • Junges Theater Basel500 m
  • Charivari s Muusigtheater500 m
  • Exex Theater900 m

Business areas

  • Syngenta World Headquarters400 m

Public parking

  • Hoffmann La Roche Head Quarter900 m

Local attractions

  • Indigo Fitness Club1.5 km
    Sternengasse 19, Basel
  • Zoo Basel2.1 km
    Binningerstrasse 40, Basel
  • Botanischer Garten Bruglingen / Grun 803.1 km
    Vorder Bruglingen, Basel
  • Synagoge in Basel1.7 km
    Eulerstrasse 2, Basel
  • Kannenfeldpark2.1 km
    Kannenfeldpark, 4055 Basel Basel-Stadt, Switzerland 47,565621 7,570722, Basel

Near the hotel

  • Basel Munster1.1 km
    Rittergasse 3, Basel
  • Museum of Ethnology 1.0 km
    Munsterplatz 20, Basel
  • Altstadt1.1 km
    Marktplatz, Basel
  • Fine Arts Museum 1.2 km
    St. Alban-Graben 16, Basel
  • Naturhistorisches Museum970 m
    Augustinergasse 2, Basel
  • Rathaus1.1 km
    Marktplatz 9, Basel
  • Fischmarktbrunnen1.0 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 Rebstock100 m

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

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

  • 800 Premium Steakhouse150 m

    Address: Riehenring 109
    Phone: 0616818800

    61% likes this, based on 61 reviews

  • Jeffery's Thai Restaurant40 m

    Address: Riehenring 77
    Phone: 061 681 30 70

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

  • Restaurant Ueli-Stube120 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

Hotel Awards

SwissHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedBaselAlexander

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

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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

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