I have a bit of a soft spot for Best Western chain hotels. Okay, they're a bit quirky, but that adds to the charm. 'The Grand' in Colmar is the least eccentric I have experienced and there is very little I can say about it other than our experience was superb.
A spotlessly clean, quiet, double room with a bath and all the equipment anyone could reasonably expect; and at a very competitive price. A copious breakfast included with an abundance of all the fare you could wish for, from cereal and bacon and egg, through an extensive range of fresh fruit, to pastries and cheeses. So stuff yourself senseless if you're that way inclined.
But let's face it, you don't go to a resort to sit in the hotel, so unless you are looking for some exotic, hi-tech, sauna-equipped establishment, what more could you possibly require than all this?
The elegant building is probably an old station hotel and, as the address suggests, is
across the road from la gare - another mega plus, but there is also excellent parking. Town is a pleasant, ten minutes, brisk walk away.
The staff, from Lea, who we encountered on reception and managed to combine model-girl good looks with charm and efficiency, to the servers in the breakfast room, are helpful and delightful. Best Western seem also to have a knack for employing super efficient domestics/chamber maids and this establishment is no exception. Impeccable presentation of the rooms with a cheery, welcoming manner.
Any 'downs' at all. Not really. Some might find it a bit disconcerting to be surrounded, almost exclusively, by elderly Germans and German-speaking Swiss on coach trips. But, the hotel would probably consider, with every justification, that that is a recommendation.
A really super hotel that I cannot recommend sufficiently highly. less