Hôtel Les Haras
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
A stay at Hôtel Les Haras places you in the heart of Strasbourg, walking distance from Civil Hospital and Choucrouterie Theatre. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Saint Thomas Church and Covered Bridge.
Make yourself at home in one of the 55 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as desks and complimentary newspapers.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Take in the views from a terrace and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services.
Food & Drink
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, multilingual staff, and a safe deposit box at the front desk.
How to Get There
Great stay in Strasbourg. The hotel is situated close to the city center at a walking distance. The room we stayed (authentic room) was very beautiful and big. The staff was very polite. There is a vallet parking for the guests. The brasserie ath the hotel is also excellent.
The positives - lovely hotel, absolutely fantastic location, the Bistro is amazing, rooms were good. Should have resulted in a great stay.
However, the service at the hotel was just off - not sure if there is a problem at the hotel, whether the staff have to work under bad conditions, but it just didn't match.
Upon arrival we asked about parking facilities and were told it was valet parking - i asked if i could park my own car (its not that expensive, but i like parking my own car), This seemed to cause almost anger, perhaps I should have just accepted it. Anyway, a member of staff accompanied me to the 30Euro a night parking garage to park - which turns out to be a dark, smelly (bin store), and shared garage facility with extremely tight spaces - they had put padding on the walls where the doors should open so have at least given it some thought. However, the staff member refused to help me during this process - i asked how high the garage was to ensure my car would fit and he shrugged and said he don't know. Then while parking he got out of the car and stood about 30ft away with arms crossed. To be so deliberately unhelpful was odd.
Rest of service was 'ok', but other examples were upon departure we were taking our luggage out and the valet didn't even offer to help my wife carry bags etc - instead just stood and watched. Perhaps we were marked customers by then.
We asked about air-con in the rooms, told yes it has it, but its off as now autumn. Issue is if you design hotel rooms with massive windows and no ability to keep a window open for ventilation, then the rooms get crazy hot. When raising this with hotel they just said it wasn't warm outside - apparently it didn't matter how hot it actually was in their customers bedrooms. We noted other customers had same issues.
I fed this back to the hotel, zero response. Per intro, can only guess there is something fundamentally wrong with hotel as it is so poor compared with the others we have used.
My primary goal when selecting a hotel for a one-night stay in Strasbourg was one that offered parking. It was a bonus to find this one that was also in such a great location, and such a unique property.
The hotel is a quiet haven just a 5-10 minute walk from the busy tourist area of "La Petite France". It was easy to get to from the motorway, and the valet quickly took my car to the parking space that I'd pre-reserved online with my booking for 20EUR (they have uncovered spots in a lot across the street, or some spots in a garage for a slightly higher rate).
The hotel itself is a former national horse stud farm, which is really cool. The buildings have been renovated such that the large 3-story barn is now an upscale restaurant (on property, but managed separately), and the buildings where the staff lived have been converted to guest rooms. There's one additional building that is new that now houses guest rooms. They've done a fantastic job with the renovations, staying true to the original purpose and design of the buildings. Much of the decor is equine-themed, such as the horse statue in the courtyard, the decor in the lobby, and items such as chairs, headboards, cabinet handles and even the window shades being made of brown leather. The brass faucets in the bathroom also completed the look. I adored all of it!
I chose an "authentic room" and was given room 204 on the 2nd floor. It was a spacious room with beautiful wood floors and charming exposed beams in the ceiling, with cute little windows facing the courtyard which had leather shades. It had all of the amenities I needed, including a large TV, work desk, closet with large safe, and mini-bar. The mattress was a bit firm and I could feel the crack between the two twin mattresses, but I still slept well (especially because I could hear the rain on the roof just above my head - lovely!). The bathroom was large and comfortable, with comfy towels (and a heated towel rack), a full-size hairdryer, and lovely toiletries that smelled really good.
I paid for breakfast to be included with my room for an additional 24EUR. It was served in the bar on the first floor. There were an adequate number of items available, and the staff made specialty coffee on request. If I absolutely had to find one "bad" thing about this hotel, it could perhaps be that for the cost of breakfast, there could be a larger variety of items, or maybe some custom-made omelets.
I had a light dinner in the adjacent restaurant, sitting outside on the patio inside the lovely courtyard. It was good and the staff was top notch. If I'd had more time, I would've liked to have eaten in the restaurant, as it looked to be very good quality - and the architecture inside the renovated barn looked really interesting.
Overall I really loved my stay at this hotel and wished it was for more than one night. The room, the ambiance, and the staff were all stellar. I've got several friends who plan to visit Strasbourg for the popular Christmas markets, and I've recommended this hotel to them already.