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Going to Colmar? I have a lodging recommendation for you

We just spent two nights/full day in Colmar following a Tour du Mont Blanc hike. We are flying home from Frankfurt and stopped in Colmar on the way as I have always wanted to see it. Colmar is a lovely, relaxing town well worth a stop, particularly if you want to wind down from hectic sightseeing.

I highly recommend our lodging, the Terrace Apartment at Reflets Sur La Lauch.

http://reflets-sur-la-lauch-apartment.colmar-hotels.com/en/

You can also book it on booking.com and there are more photos there.

They have five apartments from which to choose, all in the same building right on the canal in Petite Venise. The Terrace apartment is on the first floor and has a direct view across the canal to some of the most charming houses of Little Venice. (My husband dubbed them “impossibly cute”.). The Balcony apartment is higher up and the balcony runs perpendicular to the canal, so you are looking more at the bridge but have a sideways view of the buildings. The three other apartments have no outside space but still good views.

The apartment itself is lovely and very modern. Ours had a black-and-white color scheme with some very clever lighting. The kitchen is spotless and seemingly brand new, well-equipped for cooking if you like (we do). Dishwasher, microwave, Nespresso machine, etc. The separate bedroom has a large (French “king” size) and comfortable. Bed. The walk-in shower is easy to control and has great water pressure. There is a clothes washer in the building for guest use, although we did not need it.

The manager, Marie, met us at the station and drove us to the house to show us around and hand over the keys. We walked back to the station upon departure; it is an easy 10-minute walk with luggage.

I highly recommend this as a nice place to stay in Colmar.

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Looks very nice! Thanks for the recommendation. I'd love to return to the Strasbourg/Colmar region. I regret we didn't take the opportunity to visit Colmar.

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2907 posts

Thanks for the great recommendation. It’s on my short list to return to...

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12343 posts

It wasn’t $400 a night. Where did you see that? We paid $370 for two nights, so $185 a night. We cooked meals in the apartment so saved a lot on restaurant costs. The groceries for one dinner (chicken in mustard sauce, vegetables) cost €11 at the Monoprix grocery.

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7601 posts

When I clicked on the link you provided that is what I found---- perhaps I got lost

$185 sounds much better

PS- Looking forward to reading about your Condor Air experience

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1256 posts

Book ahead for this one! This is where we wanted to stay this September but when we were booking accommodation back in March it was already booked. We ended up booking an apartment through My Sweet Homes.

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Hi Joe, we are sitting on board the plane waiting for takeoff OK. So far all is good, although the boarding scrum was a bit chaotic. The plane ( Boeing 767) seems new. I will post a report after we land.