Hostellerie Le Marechal
- At a Glance
- Our Review
Characterful olde-worlde charmer in the heart of Alsace
Some places look almost too good to be true, and Hostellerie Le Maréchal – sat on the water’s edge in the pretty Alsace town of Colmar – could come straight from the pages of Hansel and Gretel.
Know It All
Hit the spot
Beside a canal in Colmar’s pretty Little Venice district.
Come here for...
● Hansel-and-Gretel good looks. ● A fetching riverside location. ● Gables, old beams and candelabra.
There's a riverside restaurant, and terrace dining in fine weather. Canal boats stop nearby for water tours of Colmar.
Good to know
There’s no lift, and attic rooms are a bit of a climb. Parking nearby can also be a challenge.
30 rooms and suites
Ultra-comfortable rooms are furnished with antiques and family heirlooms: expect to see beamed ceilings, stencilled walls, French armoires and pretty colours. Some rooms boast a whirlpool bath, others a hydro-massage shower.
Take the Wagner or Bach suite, complete with whirlpool bath, or the four-poster Debussy room.
Eat & Drink
Candlelit dining at the water's edge in Le Maréchal's A L'Echevin restaurant is a treat, and you can dine out on the terrace itself or in the two warmly lit, beamed dining rooms. There's classical music in the background, and house specialities include fresh lobster, fish and breast of duck roasted with lemon and thyme. The chef's six-course gastronomic menu is worth going hungry for, and includes half a lobster, roasted seabass with mussels and pan-fried loin of veal flavoured with ginger and cardamon. Extra-special desserts include pear carpaccio with gingerbread icecream and meringue.
Buffet breakfast (charged at EUR 14) is served until 10am.
Morning and evenings only.
See & Do
Colmar is one of the prettiest towns in Alsace, with its cobbled streets and half-timbered houses. The canal quarter known as Petite Venise is a delight, and it's not hard to imagine 16th century wine merchants shipping casks of wine along these old waterways. There's also a toy museum stuffed with antique toys and trains, and an automobile museum with some 450 rare motor cars on display.
Colmar also sits conveniently at the heart of the Alsace Route du Vin – easily within reach of medieval towns such as Eguisheim, where two grands crus are produced.
Come to see Colmar’s fairytale Christmas market: mulled wine, gingerbread and Christmassy gifts in a picturebox setting. There’s also an ice rink to burn off some of those indulgent yuletide treats.
ESSENTIAL INFORates Guide
EUR 105-255Check In
12:00 MiddayMinimum Night Stay
Open all yearAir Conditioning
Yes – all roomsChildren
Welcome for a small feeWedding License?
Place des Six Montagnes Noires, 68000 ColmarParking
Garage parking is available for a small feeTrains
Colmar station - 2kmTaxis
EUR 10 from the stationAirport
Euroairport Mulhouse Basel 55 km (35 min driving)