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Hotel Victoria

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • Brilliant for transport: next to train, bus & tram stops
  • Within walking distance of Basel’s top attractions -- including Switzerland’s biggest Christmas markets
  • Rooms are large for Europe & have free high-speed Wi-Fi

Map & Directions

The hotel is an hour's drive from Zurich, and there’s on-site parking at its underground garage (extra charges apply). Otherwise, take the train from the airport to Basel SBB Railway Station; there’s also the terminal for the twice-hourly shuttle to Basel-Mulhouse Airport just over the road.

Rooms & Rates

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The Swiss have a reputation for efficiency, and it’s hard to think of a more efficient way to see Basel -- Switzerland’s third largest city, with one of Europe’s best-preserved old towns -- than from this well placed hotel.

Set right opposite the main train station, Hotel Victoria is also just across the road from tram and bus stops -- which visitors can ride on for free. Most start their explorations of Basel in the nearby cobbled streets of the old town, particularly during winter when the country's biggest Christmas markets line the streets. At other times of the year, explore the City Market in the Marktplatz, selling local delicacies, flowers, tea and more.

Back at the hotel, the bedrooms are big by European standards and simply furnished, with free high-speed Wi-Fi -- go for one at overlooking the interior courtyard (away from the tram stop) to ensure a quiet night. Upgrade to a Junior Suite for more space, large windows overlooking the city and upmarket touches such as chaise longues.

The on-site Le Train Bleu restaurant serves food daily until midnight, with traditional and regional Swiss dishes on the menu and an extensive salad bar. In the summer, there’s a pretty terrace for dining al freso.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel


  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer


  • Parking (fees apply)


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/crib and extra bed available on request, in the Superior Rooms, free of charge for children under 12, 40CHF for adults. Maximum one per room. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at 15CHF per night. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.

Fees: A city tax of 3.50CHF per person, per night is included in the total price.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm AET

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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