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Have you stayed in these hotels?

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Have you stayed in these hotels?

BEST WESTERN Hotel le Schoenenbourg and Parc Hotel Obernai?

We are planning on 2 days in each of them and would love some current reviews from you.

Thank you!

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1. Re: Have you stayed in these hotels?

I don't know either from having stayed in them. Best Western le Schoenenbourg is situated just outside the town walls in Riquewihr and seems quite big from the outside.

Le Hotel du Parc in Obernai is a classy hotel with a spa, again situated just outside the old town.

(New building is restricted in the old town areas and needs to be strictly in keeping with what's there already hence unlikely to have space for a garden or a swimming pool.)

Speaking as a local, they are luxurious, but might be more 'international' in terms of the facilities and comfort offered rather than a reflection of Alsacian hospitality. It might be hard to leave the gardens/spa/comfort of your room with TV and Wifi to actually explore Alsace in any depth! Just my thoughts, but I am sure you will have a lovely time there. I don't think you'll have any shocks.

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Thank you!

Both hotels claim to have a pool, which is why we are choosing them.

Do you know otherwise?

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I think that the Schonenbourg's mightbe smaller than the Parc's! But my point still stands .... are you intending to stay in the hotel most of your time and enjoy the facilities or get out and discover Alsace? And I've forgotten when you're planning to come ... the weather may not be really warm enough to swim out doors or laze by a pool ... we're a lot cooler than CA!

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We'd like to stay in 2 small towns after we pick up the car in Colmar.

The Schoenenberg is on the edge of Riquewihr, and then one close to Strasbourg. If I switch out of the Parc, I'd like a place that's around 100 Euros a night to justify the change. Small villlages only. I appreciate your thoughts on other possibilities!

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If you have got the Parc for under 100 € per night, I'd keep your reservation! But if not here are some other possibilities. I haven't stayed in any of them - because I live locally - but they might be worth thinking about

Le Relais du Klevener (http://www.relaisduklevener.com/index.html) in the wine village of Heiligenstein, famous for its Klevener (Pinot Blanc Auxerrois).

Somewhere different, northwest of Strasbourg, in a more agricultural area than wine growing, the Ferme de Helene (fermehelene.com/pages_fr/accueil/accueil.php) might give a refreshing insight into local life.

If you decide to stay in Obernai, have a look at the Jardins d'Adalric (http://www.jardins-adalric.com), but if you decide to move up the road past Ottrott (which is less commercialised than Obernai and a bit smaller), you might like to consider the Hotel des Vosges in Klingenthal which nestles underneath Mont Saint Odile (http://www.hoteldesvosges.eu/). You might like to discover Mont Saint Odile which is still a functioning convent, but which welcomes visitors. Saint Odile is the patron saint of Alsace - her dad wanted to marry her off to someone who didn't appeal, and she refused. He blinded her. She went into the convent here and the holy water restored her sight. The views over the plain of Alsace are spectacular, there are a couple of beautiful chapels and a cafeteria and gift shop. Parking is easy and it's all free; that said, it's remarkably peaceful and restoring.

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My wife and I stayed at Le Schonenbourg in Riquewihr and *loved* it. However, we stayed there in 1997, so we can't possibly offer any useful advice about the property's current management, or condition. We loved the location, just outside the gates of busy Riquewihr, because it allowed us to come and go from the village at will....if it got too busy, escape was easy! At the time, they had a restaurant in the hotel that was very good, albeit a bit on the formal side....not sure if the restaurant is still there.

And I recall some lovely afternoons in the sunshine on the hotel's outdoor patio, soaking up sun and having a tasty local draft beer.

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