Basel, Switzerland

Hotel Victoria

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • Ideally set for transport: next to train, bus and tram stops
  • Within walking distance of Basel’s top attractions
  • Rooms are large for Europe and have free high-speed Wi-Fi
  • One of Europe’s best-preserved ancient towns and home to Switzerland’s biggest Christmas markets


Map & Directions

For people on a driving tour, there’s parking in the hotel's underground garage (extra charges apply). If you are arriving by car, leave the motorway at the Basel Süd exit, signposted for Bahnhof SBB. Otherwise, take the train from the airport to the city’s main 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 excellently placed hotel.

Set right by the main train station, Hotel Victoria is also just across the road from tram and bus stops, and guests to the city get free tram travel throughout their stay. Most visitors start their explorations of Basel in the nearby cobbled streets of the old town. The Marktplatz, dominated by a 16th-century town hall with vivid courtyard frescoes, makes a good reference point.

Back at the hotel, the bedrooms are big by European standards with free high-speed Wi-Fi -- go for one overlooking the interior courtyard to ensure a quiet night. Those upgrading to a suite will enjoy their own decadent chaises longue and Jacuzzi.

Le Train Bleu restaurant serves lunch and dinner 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 alfresco.

If you’re here in winter, the city reputedly has the biggest Christmas markets in Switzerland. The cheery stalls line Barfüsserplatz and Münsterplatz in the old town. What’s that everyone’s speaking? Probably Baseldytsch. Basel has it own distinct dialect -- but German, French and English are widely spoken, too.



  • 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


  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer


  • Parking (fees apply)

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 2pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 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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The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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