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La Clairiere
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   63 Route D'Ingwiller, 67290 La Petite Pierre, France   |  
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“Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013 via mobile

Thé perfect place for business as well as relax and détoxiques stay. Wonderfull location and very well equipped hôtel. Young spirit meets traditional alsacian style. I'll come again, with family or friends.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

From the beginning to the end our stay was perfect.
Friendly staff, clean comfortable room, great food and beautiful walks in the forest.
And on top of all of that an amazing spa with a heavenly treatment.
Already booked for next year!

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

I am a pharmacist who is passionate about other traditional healthcare systems. In my spare time I study and practice arts like Ayurveda, Yoga, Taichi, Bagua and Chi Kung. Last year I felt drained and fatigued with my hectic lifestyle in the big city and upon a friend's advice decided to pay La Clairiere a visit. Even before arriving at the hotel I was absorbed by the picturesque and breathtaking scenery and flora this hotel was located within. The freshness of the air filled my heart with contentment and calmed my mind. I knew then that I had made the right choice but still could not have expected what was to follow.
Upon arrival I was made to feel welcome and given a brief tour of the place. Later in the day I decided to receive some holistic TCM and Ayurvedic treatments the hotel had to offer. Having studied and received these treatments before in their native lands I actually expected it to be bit of a disappointment, but to my surprise the treatments were traditionally authentic, customized to the individual's needs and provided by highly skilled practitioners. High level of hygiene and cleanliness standards were maintained, which is always not the case in places like China and India. These holistic treatments really sets this hotel apart from other such places that I have visited.
The hotel also provides other large variety of activities and facilities such as hiking, trekking, biking, yoga courses, meditation, and a modern gymnasium to name a few. If you get tired from any of the activities I recommend using the heated outdoor hydrotherapy pool. After swimming in this pool all the fatigue and tiredness in my body seemed to melt away.If the weather is bad there is also an indoor swimming pool. Also try the sauna overlooking the forest of Vosges Du Nord. If you are into sightseeing their are plenty of museums, chateaux and caves in the local area to visit, which the hotel staff are more than happy to guide you to. The forests of Vosges Du Nord are themselves classified as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve site.
Being a vegan and a keen traveller, food is often one part of my holidays that I always seem to struggle with but this was not the case at La Clairiere. This hotel believes in providing personalized care to their customers regarding not only the holistic treatments they take but also the food they eat. There is no rigidity when it comes to customer care. The staff are always willing to listen and eager to help. All the meals were organic, sumptuous and pleasing to the taste buds. I got the feeling that at this hotel everyone from the proprietor to general staff takes great pride in providing their customers with an experience of a lifetime. The rooms are spacious, clean and with free Wifi. Room service is excellent and prompt.
Although a long weekend I spent in this place was not enough to experience all the glory and pleasures of this area, or the facilities and luxuries provided by this hotel but it for sure left my mind clearer, my body healthier, and my senses heightened. I felt ready and equipped to face the stresses of life again but also a little sad to leave this place. I definitely plan to visit this hotel again and hopefully not in too distant a future. I am taking time out to write this review because of the memorable experience La Clairiere provided me with, and would like my family, friends and others who read this review to experience the same. I recommend this place to everyone, as this will be an experience to remember but definitely not one that should be missed.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Only 450 km from Ghent makes this place the perfect spot for a short wellness & health break. I had the 'detox'-package of 4 days. I wanted to make a good start of the spring season, to recover from all winter excesses and to clean my head and body ! Friendly staff, excellent (bio) food (the chef himself came to ask if everything was fine and if I had special wishes), lots of healthy drinks and a very nice environment for cycling or hiking. The treatments were fine and I even had the possibility to change one of the treatments for another one. The rooms are fine but not 'wow'.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

My wife is from this part of France and we have been going to La Clairiere for years. It's definitely worth a visit if you are travelling along the border between France and Germany. We love that this is a family-run hotel where everyone really makes sure you have a good experience. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, but it's the spa and restaurant that make the place special.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

About twenty years ago La Petite Pierre - in the north of the French Elzas - was hardly known. Today it is discovered as a marvellous place, where you can relax in all tranquillity between nice villages, fantastic nature and vast woods. In the midst of all this beauty lays La Clairière, a family run hotel-restaurant where you can relax in rare comfort: different cosy sitting-corners, art deco pub, wide lobby, spacious rooms, an enormous Spa (I contradict all other comments!) with steam baths, sauna's, whirlpool, indoor pool, heated outdoor pool, 'café nature', treatments... and a bio-restaurant of high quality. You can have nice walks directly from the hotel, into the woods and even as far as the nearby village. Even in less nice weather, we enjoyed a very nice stay. The hotel offers great comfort for reasonable prices, but it is well worth looking for special arrangements at special prices. The perfect relax-spot for overstressed people!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Izola, Slovenia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

I've spent a whole week in the hotel and I loved it!
The food was superb even for my needs as a vegetarian. Very tasteful with lots of different choices, local and hand made. A treat!
The rooms are spacious, clean and what I liked the most are the mattresses and pillows - from natural materials and so good to sleep on.
The Spa area is very very beautiful. I used the pool (indoor and outdoor) and sauna (with the view of the woods when you sit in it). So relaxing.
The hotel is just a walk away from La Pettit Pierre which is also magical, small and in a way also particular.
I loved the hostess. She was very helpful and kind, professional and nice.
I can't wait to go back and have my few days off in such a beautiful, quiet and green hotel in Alsace.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 63 Route D'Ingwiller, 67290 La Petite Pierre, France
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Location: France > Alsace > Bas-Rhin > La Petite Pierre
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in La Petite Pierre
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — La Clairiere 4*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Clairière is a wellness hotel situated in the heart of the forest of La Petite Pierre (Alsace, France) that pampers its guests with holistic spa treatments and activities destined to improve their vitality in a unique, peaceful environment. The essence of La Clairière is three-fold: Nature, Energy and Inspiration. La Clairière’s mission is to provide a venue in complete harmony with nature. This atmosphere gently enables guests to leave their daily routine and stress behind so that they may renew, boost and enhance their energy. It is an inspirational place that instills new, healthier living habits. La Clairière offers: • An exceptional natural environment in the heart of the Parc Naturel des Vosges du Nord• ... more   less 
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