I had the pleasure of staying at Le Bouclier d'Or for four nights the last week of October. I loved it! Every staff member was a total professional, truly gracious and helpful. The entrance to the hotel is within a small courtyard, so not directly on the street. It sits kind of kitty-corner in a area where four streets meet--all of which making heading in any direction toward any of the sights a breeze. For example, Place du Gutenberg is an easy five minute walk from the hotel and just over the bridge opposite the hotel sits the restaurant Au Pont St. Martin where we ate twice for its food, atmosphere, and service. (There are several restaurants located on the same street as Au Pont...).
The room was so cozy and welcoming from the décor to the pitched roof and beams. The beams lend an authenticity to design, but do be careful when walking around if you're tall like I am. My only complaint--not a serious one--was the lighting in the bathroom. I had forgotten to pack my own small mirror so needed to use the bathroom mirror for applying make-up. The bathroom was well-lit overall, but I found the location of the one recessed light over the mirror (off-center to the right) problematic. If I leaned in, shadows obscured my face, making make-up application virtually impossible. A round, wall-mounted mirror sat at the right side of the mirror over the sinks, but it had a rather odd blue cast to it. I had to bend and lean in to use it, and still I felt that I really couldn't see! So, all in all, applying make-up did make for a challenge every morning, but again, partly my fault for forgetting my own mirror. My room had only a shower, which is fine for me, with great hot water and water pressure. Plenty of sumptuous towels, double sink, toiletries, two fluffy bathrobes, and slippers. Fantastic!
I enjoyed a delightful breakfast buffet every morning that offered scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon with plenty of breads, fruit, cereal, yogurt, cheese, juice, and coffee brought to the table. My niece used the wifi in the room one night and I had access to the computer in the bar area at any time I needed it. I had treats left on the bed each night, too--such a lovely touch. I appreciated having two bottles of water available for free (plus juices) in the small mini-bar. The room was completely dark at night and I had no issues with noise at all. One night I did leave a window open slightly, which enabled me to hear the Cathedral bells ringing in the distance--lovely.
Strasbourg is such a lovely city. My stay at Le Bouclier d'Or was so enjoyable--location, staff, breakfast, room--all just perfect for me. Highly recommend and would definitely stay at this property again.
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