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Historical Traveler Reviews Regent Contades Strasbourg
Strasbourg is really worth going to. One of the nicest cities in France. The hotel was great. We had a superb room at the top of the hotel on the corner with great views of the river and church. The hotel is about a 15min walk from the main centre, but is well worth it! The reception staff were really helpful but we didn't use any ot the other facilities at the hotel so can't comment. But overall, well worth a stay.
Classic Hotel in good position
Heard that Strasbourg was worth a visit so booked in for one night. For the price I paid, this is a lovely hotel to base yourself for Strasbourg and surrounding area. The hotel itself is more traditional than modern but is well maintained in the classic style. The bedroom was well-sized with a very modern en-suite bathroom. The added bonus was that the room was on the top floor and as the weather was hot, you could open up the large french windows and leave them open at night. In terms of location, it is pretty ideal with a short walk into the main shopping and eating areas. There is limited parking underneath the hotel but there was space on the road outside and parking is free after 7pm and on Sundays. Well recommended.
Wonderful hotel gorgeous room in fairytale Strasbourg
My husband and I have been travelling quite a lot over the last six years through Expedia and the Hotel Regent Contades rates extremely highly on our list of really lovely hotels. We cannot praise the staff, the charming atmosphere of the residence and the beautiful newly decorated room too highly. It was gorgeous, so quiet and restful and superbly designed with every comfort. Because it was Easter we found chocolate bunnies on our pillows every evening which was a sweet and thoughtful touch. We did not have breakfast on this occasion. Situated diagonally opposite a beautiful church steeple and close to the river with weeping willows and cherry trees and within easy walking distance to the centre and the museums the hotel's location made our stay perfection. A very good tram service is also nearby. Strasbourg is a fairytale city only an hour and a half away from London and made a superb five day Easter break. In fact we needed far longer to explore all the nearby villages and indeed sample the superb Alsace cuisine at the multitude of delightful restaurants.
The Petite France area has a canal running through it with willow trees and beautiful old wooden beamed houses fronting the water and little boats gliding down. Indeed the sister hotel Regent Petite France is a splendid modern hotel facing the canal with an excellent gourmet restaurant and the Regent Contades will provide a return courtesy car to enjoy a beautiful dinner there. The shops are so quaint amidst winding cobble stoned streets and wooden beamed medieval houses with window boxes full of flowers and little Easter wooden rabbits and other decorations which may sound twee but truly enchanting like stepping back into fairyland time. Similarly the restaurants were lovingly decorated and the food wonderful - not heavy Germanic but French with a hint of the German specialities. In particular I can recommend the lovely food and atmosphere at La Petite Alsace and Le Rathsamhausen. We enjoyed drinks in the courtyard of the bar La Table Du Gayot and an amazing apple streudel and coffee (the food looked great too) at Le Baeckeoffe d'alsace but you will discover all these for yourselves. Au Crocodile the famous restaurant was not unfortunately open on the day we were able to visit. The homemade biscuit shop La Cure Gourmande is a tempting delight and a must. We also had a day at the lovely town of nearby Colmar and cannot recommend too highly the restaurant Le Marechal fronting the canal in this romantic and charming hotel. The village of Riquewihr is utterly endearing and full of old word charm and there were many more which of course becon for another time. The museums are fabulous - the Art Moderne rates amongst the best in Europe and has an excellent and reasonable restaurant. The Musee Beaux Arts was superb. I do recommend fellow Trip Advisors to enjoy Regent Contades and all the nearby areas have to offer and hope our findings will be useful.
Great view and location, needs work!
I stayed here for one night and we booked two rooms. First of all, the parking situation is not good. The hotel garage was full and we had to fight for street parking. Second, the room smelled badly of paint fumes - enough to give you a migraine. Third, the speakers on the tv were bad. Finally, we could not get hot water for a shower. When we talked to the staff about this they said, "This happens when a lot of people are staying here." I think it is time to get a new hot water heater for the hotel. You pay for a 4-star hotel, you should at least get a hot shower.
We were there in December. Staff were really helpful and polite. The room always in perfect conditions with beatiful views to the church and the river. In a very strategic situation, very near to the cathedral and well communicated.
We were very pleased with our election.
A great choice!
Just returned from Europe and while we were in France, we stayed at the Regent Contades in Strasbourg. The hotel service was the best I've ever had, just superb. The location was wonderful. It's close to a lot of shops and restaurants. This city was my favorite. The only thing that keeps this hotel from being excellent is the fact that the furniture in the room is outdated and worn. Despite that, I would stay here again.
Found it great
I was quite surprised with the last review posted on your site. I go to Strasbourg several times a year and stayed at 6 or 7 different hotels. This was, by far the best one. I found it great, the breakfast was one of the best I have ever had (in a European style, but with great quality pastries, cured meats, etc). My room was nice and had a lovely view. I recommend it warmly.
What a bad experience....
I've just returned to a two days trip in Strasbourg and stayed in the Regent Contades which is supposed to be a four stars hotel....In fact, my wife and i had many surprising problems during our stay!
1-the staff is not professional at all...No smiles, no "hello", no service at all....For sample, we've been waiting 20 mn to have a coffee in the barn, whereas it was quite empty!
2-the breakfast: here again, we've been waiting half an hour, standing alone, before we had a table for two (in fact, a table for 4, with any other people we didn't know....).The fact is that the breakfast room is very small, no more than 10 tables!! And,of course, no apologize at all!!!
3-our double room was quite big, the deluxe i mean, but very old, you could hear your neighbours and their tv set.
4-the barman has to be a barman, but he's also bagagist and many things else...So he does what he can, but he's so alone. The other members of the staff are rude, aboslutly not profesionnal at all!
5-the "sport area"of the hotel was closed all the time!!
6-last but not least, another sample:i had to see my mails ont the net, so i asked the reception guy if there was a internet bar,or something like this around the hotel:he answered me but forgot to tell me that there was a Net access on the computer of the hotel....
Overall a very bad experience: I'm used to travel all over the world, in many four or five stars hotels, and it was one of my worst experience.
A last precison: I'm....French andi'm ashamed of this kind of french hotels, who are supposed to be luxury and are rubbery.
Hotel Regent Contades
Well located and well priced, this hotel was very charming and had a really superb staff. We brought our two dgs with us and there was no problem, althugh there was a charge. The hotel has a very comfortable lobby bar and although it is in need of updating in the rooms, the value for money was great.
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Weather glorious again so took the funicular up to Mercury's Vista. Quite a ride and the view was spectacular. We could see about 15 villages in the valley below from the Mercury Tower. There were also huge samples of the variety of rocks found at Baden Baden, and they dated from 142 million to 750 million years old. After our return trip on the funicular we caught a little open tourist train and learnt some more ...
... spa. We decided to stay for two nights as it was Andrew's 65th birthday the next day. A real birthday treat. We meandered around the town for a couple of hours, taking it all in, then went back to the hotel and had a very relaxing spa for an hour. Bliss! Dinner at a very traditional German restaurant - host was wonderful and dinner ...
... euro's per person for 2 hours) and head to the first of two big outdoor pools. As soon as we got in the first one we were caught up in a fast moving "lazy river" that whipped us around the pool. From there we moved to another pool with all sorts of therapeutic jets and waterfalls. I imagined I was a standing under Niagara Falls. The force of the water was amazing.
Then it was off to the aromatherapy sauna. As you walked in you were hit with a ...
Weather glorious again - perfect for sightseeing. Made our way to Triberg to see the highest waterfall in Germany. The walk was beautiful (and quite a strenuous uphill climb in parts) but with lots of tourists, strange about that!! We had a quick look at the town, including a shop with 1,000 cuckoo clocks. We weren't tempted to buy one, ...
... do a pretty amazing job of docking in the strong Rhine current. There actually is no dock. They just run up close to the shore and put down a ramp.
The path on the German side was not paved much of the way but was a reasonably good surface. Initially, we went through a pretty wooded area surrounding a big recreational water park, a welcome break from the rock crushing facilities.This, sadly, was not to last!