The Alex Hotel

The Alex Hotel

Rheinstr. 29, 79104 Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Württemberg Germany
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#1 of 60 hotels in Freiburg im Breisgau
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Lean luxury for business, as well as leisure guests. Privately run, individual, small & luxurious. Adjoining Freiburg’s old town, on foot only five minutes away from the main train station, and thanks to its location in a side street, The Alex Hotel in Freiburg is ideally situated for quiet nights. Since the new opening on May 29th, 2014 Alexander Beinert and his team will be your personal hosts, welcoming you to the hotel and Freiburg in the spacious lobby area. From there, the bar which invites to drinks, and the lounge with its cozy fireplace giving you space and time for yourself, are easy to reach. Small but mighty: all 39 non-smoking guestrooms are equipped for everybody to find what they are looking for; let it be a good night’s sleep, enough space to work or simply time for themselves. Indulge in the comfortable box spring beds with fine, elegant bed linen. Large windows, air-conditioning in all of our rooms, and a large working space are only some features to the The Alex guestrooms. Let your day in Freiburg start with a refreshing shower, as all bathrooms are equipped with a rain shower. We also offer 4 outside parking spaces as well as 5 parking spaces in the garage. Advanced reservations recommended. The garage is not suitable for very large cars. PS: we are happy to be a smoke-free hotel.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Parking
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Safe
Telephone
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German

Location

Rheinstr. 29, 79104 Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Württemberg Germany
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Good for walkers
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tkscov wrote a review Jun 2020
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I travel often and have had all kinds of hotel experiences. The Alex Hotel is the most unique and wonderful one we have ever stayed at. Our impression began before we even arrived through email exchanges about restaurants and activities. Alex and his staff were always quick to respond, very pleasant and gave helpful suggestions. On check in day, Alex called to see what time we would arrive and offered to make us a dinner reservation. When we finally showed up, Alex was at the desk to greet us with a smile, showed us where to park and even allowed us to store our bikes in the hotel. There were water and apples in the room for us and he made sure everything was to our liking.

We shared with him that we wanted to taste the local wines and he offered to do a tasting for us there in the hotel with his favorites. When we returned with cheese and bread and the apples from the room, he cut them up and plated them for the tasting. We had a delightful conversation about his journey since taking over the hotel and remodeling it. The attention to details is impressive in both the room and the common areas. We liked the wines so much, Alex contacted the wineries and organized the shipments to our home. Above and beyond what I would have expected!

All three restaurants Alex suggested (Primo, Wolfshöhle and Lollo) were very different from each other and delicious!

On top of all of that, the hotel is perfectly located near the old town, but is still in a quiet location.

I can't recommend this hotel enough!!
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Date of stay: June 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from TheAlexHotel_Fr, Geschäftsführer at The Alex Hotel
Responded Jun 29, 2020
Dear tkscov, Thank you so much for your visit and reveiw here on TripAdvisor. It was a pleasure having you as our guests and enjoying the wonderful wine tasting in our WINERY29 with you. I hope the rest of your vacation was to your expectations as well and that the wine shipments have arrived safely :) Best regards, Alexander Beinert and The Alex Hotel Team
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Foodie0714 wrote a review Nov 2020
London, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Unfortunately I didn't write this review shortly after my stay so I've forgotten a few of the things I wanted to mention but I had a very pleasant stay at this hotel. This was my third visit to Freiburg to see a friend who lives there and I prefer to stay in a hotel to have my own space but find there isn't a great choice of hotels for me; having previously stayed at the Colombi which was nice but overpriced for what it delivered and the food was disappointing, and the novotel which was just terrible. I picked this hotel based on the reviews and nice decor and I was not disappointed.

The hotel is about 10-15 minutes walking distance from the train/bus station and is in a fairly quiet remote area so I feel it would be nicer if it was a bit closer to this or the town centre. The room was reasonably sized for me but I was just 1 person. It was extremely clean which is very important to me and decorated in a nice modern way. I found it very easy to sleep and the reception staff were polite and helpful.

Things which could have been improved in the room were having a luggage rack (I do not like to keep my suitcase on the floor or table as it's nice to have the table free), the temperature control in the room didn't work all that well, sound proofing could be better but I had no issues with other guests being loud or disturbed sleep, power sockets didn't all work well, and the bathroom ventilation.

I may consider trying a different hotel closer to the station/town centre next time but if I can't find anything nice, this hotel was reasonably priced and I had a pleasant stay so I'd happily stay here again.
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Date of stay: February 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Alexander Beinert, Inhaber at The Alex Hotel
Responded Nov 20, 2020
Dear Foodie0714, Warm regards from The Alex hotel and thank you for your review. I am glad to read, that we are your new favorite hotel in Freiburg. The next time you visit us, we would like to assist you in the best possible way. Should you inquire any inconveniences such as not working power sockets or temperature controls, please feel free to contact us at reception. We will be more than happy to assist you. Hopefully, we can welcome you back soon. All the best and regards, Alexander Beinert and the The Alex Hotel Team
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Tracy C wrote a review Jun 2023
Colleyville, Texas
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great hotel right outside the main tourist area. Quiet location but easy access. The rooms were new, clean but a little small but consistent by European standards. Rooms had AC but were on the warmer side. Nice bar onsite. Parking was offered. If you drive, you must have the required Environmental sticker on your car window. It is a green “round” sticker on the bottom right of the front window. If your car does not have it, you can secure one from the Rathaus before 4:00pm.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Alexander Beinert, Inhaber at The Alex Hotel
Responded Jul 3, 2023
Dear Tracycut, Warm regards from The Alex Hotel and thank you for your visit. It ist great to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and had a good time in Freiburg. We hope your onward journey was good and that you returned back home safely. Best regards, Alexander Beinert and The Alex Hotel Team
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Raintree_Thailand wrote a review Jan 2023
Bangkok, Thailand
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The Alex is in a very good location, less than 10 minutes walk from the train station, but it is not easy to find the first time as it's located on a small street reached through some narrow walkways. The room we had was very clean with a comfortable bed and nice towels. On the negative side, there was no pot for heating water and no complimentary tea or coffee. The check-in was rather cool and inflexible. They could have upgraded us to a more appropriate room, based on our request for a room with less allergens, but instead asked us to pay extra for such room). The TV had no English channels. And at check-out time, there credit card machine was not working.
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Date of stay: November 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Alexander Beinert, Inhaber at The Alex Hotel
Responded Jan 18, 2023
Dear Raintree_Thailand, Warm regards from The Alex Hotel and thank you for your review here on TripAdvisor. It is great to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Did you know, that we offer hot water upon request? Due to security reasons, we do not have a pot for heating water in the rooms. Since all our rooms a equiped equally, we do not have special allergy rooms. However, in one month, all our rooms will have hardwood floors. Furthermore, our satelite does receive English channels such as CNN. Did you contact reception regading this concern? We wish you all the best and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best regards, Alexander Beinert and The Alex Hotel Team
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Medstead wrote a review Jul 2022
Alton, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a family owned hotel and it is wonderful. Easy walking distance from the town centre or Freiburg. Good off road parking and easy to find. We had to cancel our stay here twice due to Covid but they held our booking and could not have been more helpful. Very comfortable although small room with air conditioning. Although the room was small the attention to detail in design was amazing and very easy to stow luggage. A fridge was provided for you to stock yourself. Great breakfast and lovely bar area with outside terrace. I certainly hope to return here and recommend highly.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Alexander Beinert, Inhaber at The Alex Hotel
Responded Aug 8, 2022
Dear Medstead, Warm regards from The Alex Hotel and thank you for your stay. It was great to finally welcome you and have you as our guests. Thank you for your review here on Tripadvisor and advertising our hotel. We hope to see you soon and wish you all the best. Kind regards, Alexander Beinert and The Alex Hotel Team
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Besse Family wrote a review Sep 2023
Lebanon, Ohio
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Alex Hotel is a great place to stay if you want to be close to the main train station. The rooms are comfortable and the service at the front desk was extremely helpful and appreciated. Maybe a 10 minute walk to the train station the next morning. if we stop again in Freiburg, we will definitely stay at the Alex.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Alexander Beinert, Inhaber at The Alex Hotel
Responded Sep 22, 2023
Dear BesseFamily, Warm regards from The Alex Hotel and thank you for your visit. It was great having you as our guests - we hope you had a safe onward journey and would love welcoming you back, should you visit Freiburg again. Best regards, Alexander Beinert and the The Alex Hotel Team
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Buttonwoodwriter wrote a review Oct 2023
London
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent modern hotel in a quiet back street about 10 minutes walk from the old town. The staff on reception were very helpful and the room was clean and spacious. Breakfast was also good. A couple of warnings: if you use the parking garage, the passageway to the basement is very narrow and steep. And the town of Freiburg gets very quiet after 9pm in the evening. The hotel has its own small (and reasonably priced) wine bar
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Alexander Beinert, Inhaber at The Alex Hotel
Responded Oct 27, 2023
Dear Buttonwoodwriter, Warm regards from The Alex Hotel and thank you very much for your visit as well as your feedback here on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and had a good time in our WINERY29. We look forward to welcoming you back soon and wish you all the best. Kind regards, Your Alexander Beinert and The Alex Hotel Team
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Elke D wrote a review Nov 2022
Denver, Colorado
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed at the Alex for a quick getaway from Karlsruhe while visiting family in Germany. The hotel is only a few blocks from the train station and we easily walked with our luggage. We received great food recommendations and a detailed map of how to walk to the city center for all the attractions. The hotel was clean, quiet and the breakfast in the morning was tasty and substantial.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Alexander Beinert, Inhaber at The Alex Hotel
Responded Nov 27, 2022
Dear elked6, Warm regards from The Alex Hotel and thank you for your visit as well as your review here on Tripadvisor. We are glad to read that you had a perfect stay and were happy with our facilities as well as our reccomendations. We hope to see you soon and wish you all the best. Your Alexander Beinert and The Alex Hotel Team
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Dave A wrote a review Sep 2022
Tucson, Arizona
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Visiting for four nights, this was a great choice for hotels. Very close to the train station (10 minutes). Easy access to the old section of town. The hotel room was small but very well designed, the design team made the most our of the space. The best feature was the staff. My partner and I were both a bit sick and we spent more time in the hotel than anticipated. The staff was awesome with recommendations and assistance. Thanks to all at the Alex Hotel, we appreciated you.
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Date of stay: September 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Alexander Beinert, Inhaber at The Alex Hotel
Responded Sep 21, 2022
Dear davea723, Warm regards from The Alex Hotel and thank you for your visit as well as your review here on Tripadvisor. It is great to read that you enjoyed our hotel especially the staff! Hopefully we will see you again in the future. We wish you all the best. Best regards, Alexander Beinert and The Alex Hotel Team
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BillParis wrote a review Jul 2022
Paris, France
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A very clean and comfortable hotel, well-located with excellent customer service. This very modern hotel has everything you could need for a short stay. The rooms are very clean and have plenty of power points and the wifi is good too! We stayed on a Sunday so parking was easy and free (normally it would cost 3€ per hour, 9.00 - 23.00) so it is certainly in your interest to park in one of the many nearby car parks. We didn't stay for breakfast (12€) so can't comment. We were very pleased with our choice of hotel and would warmly recommend it.
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Date of stay: July 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Alexander Beinert, Inhaber at The Alex Hotel
Responded Jul 21, 2022
Dear BillParis, Great hearing from you! Thank you for visiting The Alex Hotel and thank you for your kind words here on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope you had a safe journy home. Best regards, Alexander Beinert and The Alex Hotel Team
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planesight asked a question May 2018
Toronto, Canada20 contributions21 helpful votes
Do you allow pets?
Answer from TheAlexHotel_Fr
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany1 helpful vote
Dear planesight, Thank you very much for your question. We do allow pets in our public areas, however no longer in the rooms.. unfortunately we have made very negative experiences. We are sorry that we are not able to deliver better news. Still, we would love to welcome you with us! Best regards, Victoria Beinert
Answer from TheAlexHotel_Fr
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany1 helpful vote
Dear Sireenassiissaq, Warm greetings from sunny Freiburg and thank you very much for your message! I am happy to confirm we do have connecting rooms in the hotel: our The Alex KING category has a connecting door to our The Alex QUEEN category. Unfortunately, we do not have availability in our The Alex KING category for your requested time period. Therefore, we would not be able to offer you a family room or interconnecting room for 10 nights in August. In case you are flexible with the dates, please do not hesitate to contact us direcly in order to disuss further options: You can reach us anytime on +49 761 296970 or via email. We are looking forward to hearing from you. Best regards, Victoria Kasper
Answer from TheAlexHotel_Fr
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany1 helpful vote
Dear Sanad A, Thank you very much for your question. There is a big supermarket (REWE) within 5 minutes walking distance. Let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with. Best regards, Victoria Kasper
Jonathan M asked a question May 2016
Leeds, United Kingdom3 contributions3 helpful votes
What parking is available?
Answer from TheAlexHotel_Fr
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany1 helpful vote
Dear jonathanandkaye, Warm greetings from The Alex Hotel and thank you very much for your question. We do have 4 outside parking spaces (EUR 5 per night), as well as 5 spaces in the (narrow) garage (EUR 10 per night). Reservations are necessary. On top, there is public parking available right in front of the hotel (EUR 9 per 24 hours). Please do not hesitate to let us know should you have any further questions. Best regards Victoria Kasper
William E asked a question Mar 2015
Bridgwater, United Kingdom28 contributions29 helpful votes
Have you parking space please? Haben sie parkplatz bitte?
Answer from TheAlexHotel_Fr
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany1 helpful vote
Dear William E, please accept our apologies for the delay! I am happy to confirm we do have our own parking spaces: 4 outside parking spaces and 6 in the garage. Reservations are recommended. In case all spaces are fully booked, there are also public parking spaces available in front of the hotel. I hope this helps. All the best, Alexander Beinert
Bob S wrote a tip Sep 2022
San Francisco, California, United States62 contributions46 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Most rooms are small but adequate. There are four “king size” rooms."
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terri wrote a tip Jul 2022
New Forest National Park Hampshire, United Kingdom25 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"They have a lift."
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westcoaster49 wrote a tip Oct 2019
victoria, b.c.36 contributions11 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Solo travellers: the Alex double is quieter & almost as large as the Alex Queen"
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Pat J wrote a tip Jun 2019
4 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are automatic blackout blinds inside the window - use the MY button to raise and lower!"
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DorotheaMarch wrote a tip May 2019
St Martin6 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"South-facing rooms will hear the garbage collection on Wednesday morning."
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PRICE RANGE
C$199 - C$259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Hotel Atlanta Freiburg
LOCATION
GermanyBaden-WürttembergFreiburg im Breisgau
NUMBER OF ROOMS
39
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Alex Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Alex Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Hemingway-Bar Freiburg (0.4 km), Archaologisches Museum Colombischlossle (0.3 km), and Planetarium Freiburg (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Alex Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at The Alex Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Alex Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Alex Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Alex Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Yepa Yepa, Bengal, and Drexlers.
Is The Alex Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Freiburg im Breisgau.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Alex Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Alex Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and German.
Are there any historical sites close to The Alex Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Freiburg Cathedral (0.7 km), Historisches Kaufhaus (0.8 km), and Martinstor (0.8 km).
Is The Alex Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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