We have stayed at ibis hotels all over the world and this is one of the best. Of course it appeals to those who are looking for a functional place to stay (bedroom, shower, and television) while exploring a city as opposed to those for whom a hotel is the main objective (as in Las Vegas). The rooms are clean and modern and an added bonus is that the building is architecturally interesting with its semi-tubular style.
The hotel is at the edge of the Grand Ile which is an island surrounded by rivers and canals and the medieval center of Strasbourg as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hotel is next to the medieval Ponts Couverts (covered bridges) part of the island but the bridges are no longer covered.
From the hotel you can walk towards Strasbourg Cathedral and pass through the Petite France area which consists of medieval tudor-style buildings next to canals. These buildings have been converted to restaurants, cafes, and shops.
Strasbourg Cathedral is an impressive Gothic structure made of reddish stone which dates back to the Middle Ages. It is apparently the tallest Gothic cathedral in the world and was the tallest building in the world for a few centuries. You can climb almost to the top up a spiral stone stairway (about 300 steps).
The French have to be different and one thing you won't find in Strasbourg are the countless money exchange places you see in most of the rest of Europe. You can't even exchange money at the main railway station and the same may be true for the airport. The only place you can exchange money seems to be the governmental Banque Postale next to the cathedral. It is much easier to change your money in a place like Germany across the Rhine if you are coming from there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Ibis Strasbourg Historical Center is located 5 min walk from the Petite France , the TGV station and the historic districts of Strasbourg and 10 minutes walk from the Cathedral. The hotel has 244 air-conditioned rooms with free WIFI , a bar serving snacks 24 / 24 and a restaurant. It is ideal for business trips , visiting Strasbourg, to get to Europapark , discover the wine trail or visiting the many castles and villages in Alsace . " Try our Ibis Restaurant Kitchen and buffets formulas. Terrace and bar are also available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ibis Strasbourg Centre Ponts Couverts Hotel Strasbourg