My friends decided to stay at this hotel because they are traveling on a budget, and I decided to join them so we would be all in one location.
For the price I paid, I wasn't expecting much, and I was actually surprised that the room was fairly clean, had a shower with decent water pressure, and it even had a strong free wi-fi connection, along with a tv with enough channels to watch, although only a couple were in English.
My friends from the USA on the other hand, were shocked to see how small the rooms were and they immediately wanted to upgrade to a bigger room. Unfortunately for them, they found out that all the rooms in the hotel are the same size.
They were traveling with a big luggage, and they were complaining that there was not enough space to put the luggage in the room without bumping into it.
Also, they found the bathrooms to be rather small, but for me, I didn't see what the problem was with the size of the bathroom; matter of fact, there was even a heater inside the bathroom, which I found luxurious for the price.
The one thing that really annoyed me was finding this hotel while driving. The hotel is in a corner location, and when you approach it, all you see is an entrance, which has a bar going across from it.
As I approached the hotel, I thought that was the exit to the hotel, as there were no markings telling you that was the hotel entrance. But as soon as I passed the entrance, I realized there was no other way to enter the hotel, so I had to turn around and try to get back to this entrance. Once there, you push a button to open the gate, and that leads you to a parking space where about 20 maximum cars can park.
Again, there was no sign saying, hotel entrance or push here to open gate, so make sure you study google maps before arriving there. I saw other confused drivers trying to figure out how to enter the hotel, because it is definitely not the friendliest entrance to a hotel I have seen.
As there was no parking once you enter the gated area, I dropped off my friends and then they came out and told me I could actually park on the 'sidewalk of the hotel.' See the picture enclosed to see what I mean, and fortunately for me, there was enough space to do that.
Otherwise there is an underground parking nearby which charges around 7.20 euros or so per day, which is not bad at all.
Also, if you're driving down to Colmar, Riquewihr, Ribeauvillé, Koenisburg, or any of the villages along the way, there is a gas station in Geispolsheim which has the cheapest gas/petrol/diesel prices we saw.
For example, along the way we saw most places had super 95 gas/petrol for 1.75€/L, and in Strasbourg itself, the price was up to 1.80€/L.
In the shopping center E.Leclerc in Geispolsheim, the price was 1.62€/L so on your way to the wine country, you might as well stop there and fill up, or also do it on your way back to Strasbourg.
Google maps doesn't show me the exact address of this shopping center, but the closest shopping center with an address on google which is right across E.Leclerc is: 2 Rue Fort (D222 on google maps)
67118 Geispolsheim, France.
We tried to enter this address on our garmin gps with a 2010 europe map, but somehow it didn't find it, but I had studied the map on google so was able to find the place, which was given to us by one of the helpful hotel clerks.
Personally, I was pleased with the hotel for the price I paid. However, if you're traveling on a budget and you're expecting luxury, then you'll be highly disappointed, like my friends were.
Another american couple we met was also complaining about the room size, so those coming from the USA for the first time to Europe expecting a large room, be warned: rooms are half the size of what you would find at la quinta inn, for example.
One thing I did notice, during the afternoon you hear a lot of ambulances or police cars going by; not sure if there is a hospital nearby, but one afternoon I came back to the hotel room to rest, and the sirens kept me awake, although I finally managed to fall asleep. At night though, I didn't hear so much siren activity, and neither did my friends.
Also, be aware that given that this hotel caters to budget travelers, you might get a group of younger travelers, and you might get stuck in a room with really noisy neighbors.
Something else, we had gotten breakfast in petit france in a couple of breakfast places, but on our last day, we got coffee at the hotel, and shockingly, the coffee at the hotel was a lot better than what we got out in town. If you're a coffee person, don't be afraid to try the coffee at the hotel.
Finally, one thing that I didn't like was that I left the 'do not disturb sign' on the door when I left to explore Strasbourg, and when I came back, I saw that the maid had entered the room to clean the room.
In most hotels I stay when you leave that sign behind, it tells the maid not to enter the room to clean and typically you find a note saying, "we couldn't cleam your room today, if you need something, please let us know." At this hotel they come in regardless of the note.
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