NUMBER OF ROOMS: 55 rooms
CLOSED ANNUALLY: Open all year round
THE STORY: Located on the outskirts of the Petite France neighborhood of Strasbourg, this immense pink sandstone house once sheltered the Haras Nationaux, a regulatory board for horse and donkey breeding in France. Abandoned by the stallions in 2005, the site, which is listed as a historic building, is now a hotel where the former quarters for stable hands and riders have been transformed into bedrooms, with saddle leather headboards, old hardwood floors, exposed wooden rafters and pommel horse-style barstools…. Double rooms starting at €149 a night.
TOILETRIES: Les Haras soap, shower gel, shampoo and conditionner.
INTERNET: Wifi (free).
BREAKFAST: €24. Buffet, with viennoiseries, various breads and fruit juices, desserts, charcuterie, eggs, cheese…
MINI-BAR: Sodas, mineral waters, beers, 1/2 bottles of wine and Champagne, small bottles of liquor (vodka, whiskey, rum), pretzels, smarties + an electric teapot to make tea.
LITTLE LUXURY: The wine, the hot apple cider and the bredeles (small traditional Alsatian cookies) provided by the house near Christmas-time.