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It is often said that Strasbourg is the French capital of Christmas. But Colmar, a little further south, can be just as perfect a Christmas destination as Strasbourg. The atmosphere here is purely magical: each year, the city is decorated with millions of lights, and it treats tourists with no less than six Christmas markets. Five of them are located in the Old Town, all medieval. But how to make sure the magic doesn’t fade away even when the evening comes? Here’s our recommendation: book a stay at one of the three best hotels for a truly magical Christmas in Colmar.
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Hotel & Restaurant Le Maréchal – Les Collectionneurs
Our small selection of the best hotels where to spend a magical Christmas in Colmar starts with the Hotel Le Marechal, a 4-star hotel. Built in 1565 on the original fortifications of the city, the Hotel Le Marechal is nestled in the district of Little Venice. It is located on the canal, less than a kilometer away from the most famous Christmas market in Colmar and the Place des Dominicains.
As you can see from the photo: the rooms (or shall we say chambers?) look like a time machine. Four-poster beds, mansards, antique furniture, everything breathes history. But modernity is never far away: the rooms are air-conditioned, well connected to the Internet, and most of them offer a beautiful view of the canal.
When it comes to meals, you won’t be disappointed either. The A l’Echevin restaurant serves traditional and regional gastronomic cuisine prepared with local products.
Relais & Châteaux La Maison Des Têtes
The second hotel of our selection is also perfect for Christmas in Colmar and it’s antique, too. Relais & Château La Maison des Têtes is located in a bourgeois building erected over four centuries ago, in 1609. The building owes its name to the 106 small stone heads that decorate its facade. As for the rooms, you won’t be disappointed: spacious and well decorated, they live up to the highest standards and the prestige displayed by the hotel.
Are you up for an outstanding culinary experience in a refined setting? Seek no further. The Relais & Châteaux La Maison Des Têtes is a treat for the eyes, as well as the taste buds with a brasserie of local cuisine and a starred restaurant.
Hotel Le Colombier Suites
Let’s finish our Top 3 of the best hotels to celebrate Christmas in Colmar with a small charming establishment right in the center of the city. Like the first hotel, this 18th century Alsatian mansion is located in the Little Venice district. When it comes to the romantic vibe, you will find just what you’re looking for. The rooms are rather modern, and offer all the comfort one would expect from this type of establishment: soundproof and air-conditioned accommodation, equipped with nice TVs and docking station for laptop and tablet.
Hôtel Le Colombier Suites is located 500 meters from the Saint-Martin Church and less than 1.5 km from the Christmas market in Place Jeanne d’Arc. It can be your cozy harbour, ideal for visiting the city and enjoying the magical moment of Christmas.
Our small selection of the best hotels in Colmar for a magical Christmas is now complete. Do you have other recommendations? Do not hesitate to share them in comments.