Hôtel Cour du Corbeau Strasbourg – MGallery By Sofitel
What We Love
- Wonderful riverside location within walking distance of Old Town highlights
- Truly helpful and attentive staff who aim to make your stay memorable
- Beautiful period details and modern-day creature comforts
What To Know
- Nail down details about the hotel's location before departing, especially if traveling by car
- The hotel has no restaurant, although there is a bar, a tea salon and a breakfast room
- Free parking and WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
In a beautiful half-timbered building dating from the 16th century, the Cour du Corbeau (Crow’s Courtyard) is one of France’s best–loved hotels. The 57 guestrooms blend period details (solid oak flooring, wood beams) with modern must-haves (air conditioning, WiFi). All feature Louis XV–style furniture, and some look out onto the courtyard or the garden. The contemporary bathrooms come with twin vanities, stone floors and either a tub or a shower. The building’s heritage status limits what can be done with the space, so there’s no gym or spa, or even a restaurant, but the petite bar has an alfresco terrace on the secluded cobblestone courtyard. And there are plenty of restaurants, bistros and cafés within strolling distance.
In the Area
Strasbourg’s Cathédrale de Notre-Dame is a Gothic masterpiece with stained glass, an astronomical clock and a viewing platform that offers vistas of the city (after a 332-step climb). The city is easy to explore by bike, and there’s an extensive cycle network and tons of parking options. Rent a bike from Velhop, a nonprofit company with several outlets. The city’s Grande Ile (Big Island; home to the cathedral) is full of eye-catching half-timbered buildings and places to eat and drink, including Maison Kammerzell, a traditional restaurant in a house that dates from 1427.
How to Get There
My friends and I recently stayed for three nights. Each of our rooms was different and unique. Several had steps leading down into them so be aware of this if it is not something you can handle. My room was spacious with a very comfortable bed and nicely appointed bathroom and separate toilet room. Unfortunately the shower was bad and I ended up running down the hall to use the excellent rain shower in my friend's room. My room had a huge bay window and view of the courtyard but several friends' rooms had much smaller windows. Again, if you have preferences, please make them known when booking. The staff at the front desk and the bellmen deserve kudos for being unfailingly pleasant and helpful. The restaurant is nicely appointed but has a limited breakfast selection. The location is excellent, close to the Cathedral and the canal. It is a great place to stay if you are visiting the Christmas markets.
This 16th century inn has been thoroughly renovated for the modern traveler. What remains of the historic structure can mostly be seen in the charming courtyard with its long wooden galleries and in the exposed wood framing in some of the rooms. We were upgraded to a junior suite (thank you!) which was spacious and comfortable. We opted not to eat breakfast at the hotel but instead enjoyed cappuccino and a croissant sitting before the beautiful Cathedral--which is only a short walk away. With the many one-way streets, getting to the hotel was a bit of a challenge. Best to punch Rue des Boeufs into your GPS; this will take you to the public parking garage and then it's only a couple of blocks walk to the hotel. Enjoyed our stay!
I spent one night at this hotel, just a short walk to the Grande Île. I stayed in a classic room. The staff were friendly and helpful, and the hotel gave gifts of vin chaud, a home-made style of confiture, and postcards, which enriched the stay. The hotel buildings are quite attractive as the refurbishment maintains the character but delivers all the modern pleasures. My classic room was comfortable and quiet. I enjoyed staying this hotel, especially the character, and regard it as a special place worth another stay if I am back in Strasbourg overnight.
Strasburg will get you into Christmas spirit and this hotel has great location nearby cathedra. It is little bit hidden but it also make it charming and romantic. On the warm evenings you can have a drink on a courtyard with candles on the tables. Rooms are nice and specious. Service really is good too. What really made it special is every evening there would be chocolate waiting on your pillow each with different motif of Alsace and note with weather forecast for the next day. The only disadvantage was very dark bathroom, it made impossible to do make up.
Agree with all the reviews where services is emphasized, hotel offers the great example how it should be done properly, from informing about street closures nearby to the very helpful staff on all the way through.
I expected to stay in some historic atmosphere, but apart of inner yard, I did not feel it. Inside all the standard amenities and design of upper market Accor brand is offered. That is good, but sometimes I want to have more authentic approach, even at the expense of chic and glamour I have got the feeling that part of the hotel history was removed with renovation, and hotel now is a well managed modern property.