My husband and I enjoyed our four-night stay in this quaint hotel. For 150 euros/night we had room 35, quite a large space on an upper floor with a queen-size bed, a huge double wardrobe, a desk and chair, round table with chair, and high double window from which we had what must be one of the most charming views in Alsace. The bathroom was also quite large, with both an expansive tub and a good shower, and a floor-to-ceiling storage cabinet. The room was extremely quiet, even with hordes of tourists milling about below. Only negative (very minor) was that the room is under the roof and is criss-crossed at a couple of points by beams that might be a risk for a tall person.
We had booked through Small Luxury Hotels of the World and inquired about a free upgrade when we arrived, but our stay happened to coincide with a major four-day holiday weekend in Germany and the hotel was completely full for the first three nights. They offered an upgrade for the last (Sun.) night but we were very comfortable where we were and declined the offer. Other rooms that I peeked into were much smaller than ours, but I can't speak to the more expensive ones as we didn't explore those.
We took dinner at the hotel the first night and had a lovely corner table in the section of the restaurant right by the canal. There are other sections, all very elegantly decorated. Service was somewhat slow in our case but that might have been because I am a vegetarian and the chef was preparing a dish for me (a mushroom risotto) that was not on the menu, which I really appreciated. The servers were friendly and hardworking, dealing with a packed restaurant and customers speaking at least three different languages (English, French and German)..
The hotel made an excellent base for exploring not only Colmar but also all the other absolutely gorgeous villages in the area. We visited them all and also enjoyed beautiful Haut-Koenigsbourg castle with its mountain setting, and the parc des cigognes in Hunawihr, where you can see storks nesting.
All in all we were very satisfied with our experience at the hotel and very pleased to be able to stay in La Petite Venise, which could hardly be more charming.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Tranquility of a village at the water’s edge, right in the centre of town. Old, half-timbered houses, balconies heaped with flowers, weeping willows which dip their boughs into the Lauch waters… this is the heart of Colmar, the old quarter which is so picturesque that it has been called “Little Venice”. Constructed in 1565 on the fortified walls which encircle the old town (11th century), the Hostellerie « Le Maréchal » welcomes you to the center of this enchanting spot. Everything about the place has charm, tranquility, elegance and courtesy. Why not try a four poster bed from the yesterdays ? The owners, Family BOMO, will personally ensure your comfort. The 30 Rooms and suites are nostalgic, furnished with good brocades and antiques, but with 21st century conveniences : TV LCD HD (international chanels), WIFI, Minibar, Phone, Individual Air Conditioning, WC, Safe, Hair Dryer, all equiped with bath (some with whirpool bathroom) and shower (some with massage shower). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hostellerie Le Marechal Colmar
- Hostellerie Le Marechal Hotel Colmar