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... by-pass this opportunity. Dar was very worried about micro-organisms (the unclean kind), Cindy was not liking the idea of being naked around others and Don didn't want to show anyone up! I, I really don't like to see myself naked, how could I impose that on others...
So we shopped for mittens and hats and warm layers and then went to the Biergarten! Mittens and hats you ask? Yes, we are off ...
... so clearly from the hills on our walk. It was a suitable end to a perfect day. The church was built in the 18th century but it was a mixture of styles with gothic pillars and walls painted in a medieval fashion but with the typical feel of German Baroque.
Tomorrow we leave for Viala du Tarn (No internet) and an eight hour drive, because of missing out Lyon. So watch this space to see when we can update again...
Another damp day and low cloud was hugging the tops of the hills, but for the moment no rain was falling. We set of for Triberg where the highest waterfall in Germany should be in full spate after all the rain we have had. It is a pleasant drive along the Kinzig valley following the river which is bank high. Triberg is about forty minutes drive from Gengenbach and is very similar in style except for being built on a hill. We climbed up through pretty woodland to ...
... is self opening and as I struggle to open my manual affair he looks insufferably smug and dry.
After stocking up on essentials we head back for a leisurely lunch and an afternoon trip to the old town of Haslach.
Haslach is a typical Black Forest town with its black and white houses with sloping roofs, What makes it different are the little statues that are interspersed all over the town. ...
... note to it. I was thinking this would be a perfect example to bring back to share with Ed so they could hopefully brew one on their scratch system. I could drink tons of this by the pool, or could be enjoyed on any nice summer day.
Now that we were full and happy we started to walk around the city. The streets are lined with amazing 3 and 4 story high old buildings, older than most anything in the USA, housing souvenir ...
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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.