Le Grand Hotel Du Hohwald3.0 out of 5.0
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The photos of this place have to be very old because they make the place look new and decent. The reality is the place is old and smelly and in places just plain gross, like the shower which was rusty and moldy. We had a conference at a nearby location which is why we selected this place (and by looking at the photos). We also picked it because they had a pool (described on website as "spa", again with new pictures) as we have teen boys who would want to swim. About a week before our arrival date we were contacted by the hotel asking us to move to another property about 45 minutes away as they had a "large group" coming. We had made our reservations about 5 months in advance because of the conference and being in a remote location, so we said no. When we arrived we were dismayed by our rooms and the boys could not get into the pool because the very large group had it "reserved" for only their use. My husband read the riot act and the rude receptionist threw his keys! BTW the whirlpool part of the "spa" had no water in it. Again the "restaurant" pictures were from a long time ago and we never saw a soul in there, it looked like a sad room of bygone days - until the large group arrived and then they had it the whole time (however we did not envy them as I peeked in the kitchen looking for hot water for tea and it was absolutely disgusting!) Wi-fi was free however terribly spotty and constantly kicked you out so you'd have to go through a long process to reconnect. Terrible place - avoid unless you just enjoy old, gross places.
Had booked this hotel online. Called them up and informed that we would be checking in by 8 pm. When we reached there, two of the most unfriendly receptionists told us that there is no room available in that building and that we have to move to the opposite building (which is really tiny with probably 6-8 rooms...doesn't look like a hotel at all. Thanks to my persistence suddenly we were given the 'last' room which suddenly magically popped up on their list. During the course of the stay the receptionist continued their rude behaviour. Anyways I learnt how to ignore that. Coming to the hotel...theres nothin 'grand' about this hotel. The rooms are in dire need o f renovations. Would advise you to go there without much expectations.
the hotel, a bit old fashion, is a good place to stay if you want to be in the middle of the nature. You are surrounded by trees, birds...so peaceful. The pool is very welcomed after the long walk in the mountains. The breakfast is very good (the "pain au chocolat" is just delicious) To have in mind, there is a church near the hotel that wakes up you at 7am every morning :)
Friendly staff and stunning local area- although there isn't a functional restaurant there are places nearby to eat. The rooms are clean but nothing spectacular and the mini bar was not stocked. Definitely acceptable for the price and a charming region to stay in.
Nice hotel. Unfortunately it was not possible to have dinner. Breakfast is good. Rooms okay, WiFi perfect. Friendly staff. We got a small discount on the price of our rooms. No garage available for motor!
It was part of a study summer trip to Europe and one of the cities we were visiting was Strasbourg. Due to budget & availability of hotel rooms in Strasbourg, I was put up at this hotel totally by chance by my travel agent. We traveled by coach and I must say that the road to Le Hohwald is not really suitable for big fat buses. Lots of bends and small roads, was a challenge for our driver, but we made it in the end. :) The hotel room I was given was small but clean. Modern amenities. Apparently, my room was the only one among our group that didn't come with a bathtub. :( But I love that there was a electric bathroom heating rail. The view from my room was simply wonderful. We had been travelling in Frankfurt & Brussels and the country style stay was a very nice surprise for us. The hotel also had an indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi and sauna, but i didn't get a chance to use it. The first morning, breakfast was not so great. Limited choices, but on the 2nd morning, perhaps there were more guests, it was a bigger spread. I noticed that there were no hams nor sausages like the other European hotels we've stayed at, but there were fish items like pickled herrings & tuna. We took a walk to Cascade du Hohwald (a small waterfall nearby) and saw that lots of families came here to hike over the weekend. There were plenty of beautiful quaint cottages all around. There are small restaurants around the hotel area, there was one around the corner that served tarte flambees and Gewürztraminer wine at slightly cheaper prices than if you'd have them in the city area and the food were of hearty portions and tasted great! The place was pretty far away from everything else and a pretty long drive in from the nearest highway. A short stay here would be great for relaxation. Perhaps not too long as I don't think there would be too many things to do. :P
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this charming hotel,the food was excellent and the staff where very helpfull .I would recomend this very hospitable hotel to all of my friends
I have known this hotel over a 50 year period, and the current Grand Hotel is nowhere near as grand as it used to be. Still, it is a great location in a quiet valley in the Vosges with great access to lots of activities and places to visit. My favorite is to hike around the paleolithic fortifications at Mt Ste-Odile. The trails start right at the hotel. As a family group we had three rooms for four days. One looked out over the fields towards the woods, very relaxing. Our was the least scenic (photo attached, not too shabby). A prior owner sunk a huge investment in refitting the rooms to a very modern (black and dark red) look that rather jars with the creamy nineteenth century exterior. The benefit is a clean comfortable setting, though I think that owner spent too much and pulled out to leave the current managers to try to rebuild the place. The pool is very nice, though it occupies what used to be a more elegant restaurant. The breakfast is served in the old greenhouse parlor. The selection was a bit erratic, and not up to the standard of the hotel.
The hotel looks to be recently renovated and the pool area is great. We had two rooms - the family room was HUGE and our second room, a double, was quite nice but not as large. Great location and perfect for doing the Alsace Lorraine wine road.
This was a late weekend in September (low season) and we were there for a family wedding. Nevertheless, the hotel was full, with two large groups staying there. Despite arriving at 9.00 p.m., the reception staff arranged for the chef to stay late so we could eat. Throughout the service was good, the rooms clean and comfortable. The village is small, but there are lots of walks etc... to do around, and the swimming pool in the hotel is excellent. The only minor glitch was breakfast. If you arrived after the large groups, lots of things had run out. You could ask for anything, and they would always fetch it, but they really needed one more waiter in the morning. Happy to recommend it to others.
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43% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 393 reviews