Classic European midprice hotel
02/10/2016 FunOnly, Calgary, Canada
We had an overnight stay in Colmar on a driving trip from Beaune to the Black Forest. The Bristol met our criteria for easy access from the freeway; secure parking and close proximity the Little Venic... more
We had an overnight stay in Colmar on a driving trip from Beaune to the Black Forest. The Bristol met our criteria for easy access from the freeway; secure parking and close proximity the Little Venice district.
We booked a Deluxe Queen bedroom away from the street and were given a very comfortable room with a balcony in the block of rooms that had been very nicely refurbished. The color scheme was bright and inviting and the bed was very comfortable. The bathroom was large and modern. The air conditioning was quiet and efficient. The balcony was and added nice touch with flowering planter boxes.
We had a 10 minute walk to the Little Venice area, that in our opinion, is the most beautiful in all Alsace! There some street venders and young people hanging around the train station but the main roads to the Little Venice is well lit and populated so we did not feel uncomfortable walking back to the hotel after dark at about 10 pm.
Breakfast was typical for a mid price hotel with adequate choices and was filling.
The hotel is adjacent to the railway station so that street parking, even to register at the front desk can be a challenge. We had to make a circuit around the block to get to the private parking lot but excellent instructions with pictures are provided at the front desk. The parking lot is not for the faint hearted, as the entrance is very narrow and enclosed by unforgiving walls!
Unknown to us was that the annual Colmar Marathon was taking place on the morning of our departure and that the roads would close at 8:30am. We were pleased that the front desk advised us of this at check in so that we could have an early breakfast and depart before the curfew. We were really thankful that we had chosen a hotel with easy freeway access! less