We enjoyed our one-night stay at the Monopole Metropole hotel in room 322. The room was large for a standard room, very modern and set up nicely. The bed was soft and comfortable. We had a couple of windows along with AC (not used as Winter hasn't broken yet!), curtains, and rouladens. There was also a mini-fridge inside the cabinet. The room was very clean. The bathroom was really nice, modern, and had a large shower above tub with a huge shower head. Unfortunately, and I just don't understand the fascination of these "new" doors... the shower door was fixed to the tub and only extended 1/2 way so a good part of the bathroom floor takes a shower along with you!
Breakfast was very good although the cappuccino seemed to be a mix of cappuccino and chocolate. Everything else was wonderful with a large selection of meats, cheeses, fruits, great breads, cereal, and scrambled eggs and sausage. There was also the possibility to boil your own egg for whatever time you chose.
Personnel at the hotel were all very helpful and accommodating. All front desk personnel spoke great English.
We booked through hotels.com and got a great rate of € 82 including breakfast. We'd definitely go that route again.
On the negative side, I bumped my head a couple times on the flat screen TV which protrudes from the wall a bit. It didn't hurt so no big deal, but the mounting/placement of the TV could be done better I think. The toilet and shower rooms were separate (which is no problem) but the toilet is so, so low. I'd guess it's mounted 8-12 inches lower than the usual height. That was a bit strange. The location of the hotel is okay as far as not being seedy since it is somewhat near the train station. But it's far enough away to really keep the riffraff away. My only real complaint about the location is the 10-15 walk to the cathedral area and about 10 minutes to Petite France. It's not that far but after walking around all day, then back to the hotel, then back into the old town for dinner and back was a bit of a hike (all combined). I would stay here again but I would bring bicycles to get into the old town quicker/easier, then lock the bikes up until returning to the hotel.
We parked on the street which was a little cheaper than buying a parking space with the hotel. The parking is metered from 0900-1200 and 1400-1900. Cost is € 1.50 per hour and you can only pay maximum 2 hours at a time. And street parking is free on Sundays.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Best Western Hotel Monopole Métropole, close to the TGV train station and the old town La Petite France, is one of the most historical of Strasbourg. Discover the charms of the lounges with antiques and paintings of famous Alsatian artists and visit the collections featured in the “little museum” at the lobby. The rooms, traditionally furbished or contemporary styled are all non smoking and air conditioned. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Monopole Metropole Hotel Strasbourg
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