As the previous poster points out, the hotel is not exactly located in the city centre, but a short distance away from the city centre. Getting to the hotel from the Central Station is really easy and is frequently served by a single line bus, except for on weekends, holidays when the frequency turns to a nightmarish a bus an hour. However, it's about 30 mins walk from the Station, so there's nothing to panic.
Exit the station, cross the road and there are two bustops on this side of the road. Ignore the first one and keep walking waya from the station until you see the next stop. Hop on bus number 2 from this stop and get off at Lycee Kleber.
The hotel is immediately visible from the stop once you get off. It is right in front of Tram Stations and is conveniently served by many tram lines. Tram B takes you directly to the city centre and is only 3 stops from the hotel and the European Institutions are only a stop away. Strasbourg is a small place and easily walkable. A walk from the hotel to the City Centre shouldn't take more than 15 mins although it is three stops away. That's about transport.
The hotel itself is just like any other Holiday Inn. Howeever, the rooms here are extremely large and clean. Staff are friendly and can speak in English/French/German so communication is not much of a problem. The hotel has a small lunge bar, which is open quite late and a decent restaurant open until 10 PM. Since we were here on a Easter Holiday when eveything else was shut, we had no option but to have few of our meals at the Lounge Bar as well as the restaurant. The Bar serves more than nibbles. You have some salads, soups and omelettes on its fare, which is not exactly out of this world but not bad either. Having heard so much about Sauerkraut, I wanted to try it immediately on arrival and I was impressed with what was offered at the in-house restaurant. I had the pork option and the meat was succulent and pickled cabbages were awesome. At about 16.50 Euros, I thought the price was a bit steep, but then realised the next day that all the restuarants in the city centre had pretty much same pricing.
The Gym area is quite small, and the indoor swmming pool more than serves the purpuse. The nroom itself is quite bit (We stayed in 212) and has a large bed, a couch, a small dining table to two, a 21 inch Lcd with cable, a cable for internet, small fridge, coffee and tea making facilities etc. As with the room, the bathroom was clean and quite spacious. The furniture was not of high quality, but looked good. Internet at 4.50 Euros an hour or 10 Euros a day is quite expensive. The speeds are quite good though and I got a consistent speed of 1.5 mbps.
One complaint about the room is the interconnected doors for each rooms. This makes the sound actually travel from room to room.
Breakfast is elaborate and you have a nice selection of cold meats, hot sausages, ham, breads, cakes etc.
All in all, a fantastic stay at a decent hotel. Highly recommened.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of the capital of Alsace, a short walk from the headquarters of the European Institutions, the Concert Hall and Conference Centre, the Mercure Strasbourg Palais des Congrès is the ideal place to stay whether visiting on business or for pleasure. This historic city is very attractive: pedestrianized centre, the Palais de Rohan, Notre-Dame cathedral and “winstubs alsaciennes”.The hotel, renovated in 2010, offers 174 spacious rooms including 26 “Privilege” rooms.Our new restaurant “La Table du 20” offers a light cooking which emphasizes the flavours and the seasonal produce.The Lounge Bar offers an inviting and totally modern setting. A restful and Zen atmosphere, jazz style music in the evening, cocktails and interesting food throughout the day.Free admission to the Health Club will help you relax. Fitness facilities include a sauna, Turkish bath and large indoor pool.A Business Point, open 24 hours a day, provides services for business: Internet access, scanner, photocopies, fax, printer, etc. A Wi-Fi system is installed throughout the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Strasbourg City Centre Hotel Strasbourg