Stayed here for 4 nights. Arrived late in the evening and had fast, efficient check in- no need to fill in any forms or even show ID. Our room was on 3rd floor, a bit too small and outdated for 130 euro/ night without breakfast in a hotel next to the train station.
The room had a strange layout- a tiny hall with bathroom on one side and WC on the other, then the actual room, just big enough to fit the double bed (but with two single mattresses and duvets, not what you expect when booking a double room) and some furniture. The room was made even smaller by a glass door opening into it, a total nuisance at all times- it didn't close properly, when open took up half the space and made access to wardrobe tricky and didn't seem to serve any purpose as you could still hear the noises from the corridor. The soundproofing between rooms is not very good, you can hear your neighbours if they're of a more vivacious nature.
But overall was comfortable enough, clean enough, there was a small hot drinks tray, TV (but little to watch in English)- the usual in a chain hotel, impersonal and characterless for such a beautiful town.
However, centre of town is within walking distance and it's convenient for travel with the train station and buses across the road, as well as a bike rental shop with very reasonable rates (but busy). It has a Michelin star restaurant and as a brasserie that serves food from 10 am. There is another cafe nearby but we didn't try it.
Overall, a little disappointing and expectation raised too high after reading some of the other reviews. Maybe when booking on the internet you don't get one of their better rooms...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Thanks to its optimal situation opposite Colmar TGV train station, the BEST WESTERN Grand Hôtel Bristol is a perfect base for exploring the historic city centre, a 5-minute walk from the hotel. A subtle blend of regional heritage and contemporary design places the hotel midway between two eras. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Colmar
- Colmar Best Western