This is a beautiful place to stay and I heartily recommend it.
It's about 12 minutes walk from the station, bit of a hike over the cobblestones but I enjoyed it. Being fairly flat, Strasbourg is a walker's paradise and the sights, which are abundant and lie in every direction, are within easy reach.
Mine was an extremely large room with a view over the courtyard (double-glazing ensured absolute quietness) beautifully furnished with provincial antique furniture and a giant chandelier that cast subtle patterns on the walls. (Down-lights and lamps ensure plenty of additional light when needed.)
The enormous bathroom with double basins has been sleekly designed.
Wifi reception was excellent with no need to log-in again after initial connection.
Breakfast is a superbly presented feast served in an elegantly panelled room with a mural on one wall. You are cheerily greeted and asked to "frappez sur la porte" (to the kitchen) if you have any further needs.
For the gently pampered luxury that you enjoy, Hotel Le Bouclier cd'Or affords great value.
I would like to rate It 5 stars but a bungled check-in means that in all honesty I can't.
I'd arrived by train around midday and had hoped for an early check-in. Not possible. Fair enough. But instead I was told - not asked - to come back at 3 pm because the room assigned to me had just been vacated and would not be ready till then.
3 hours to clean a room? I had pre-paid so was somewhat at a disadvantage but produced a copy of my confirmation which stipulated a 2 pm check-in and politely but firmly said that I would return at that time expecting my room to be available.
I did and it was. There was no unpleasantness and I experienced amicable relations thereafter with those who had been involved.
This glitch was out of character with the welcoming approach and general atmosphere otherwise enjoyed. Perhaps they were under immense mid-summer pressure or a cleaner had failed to show.
Whatever the reason, it's probably one of those one-off oversights. It stops me according Hotel Le Bouclier d'Or 5 stars, but the quality of the rest of most stay was of such excellence that my overall memory is a happy one.
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