Strasbourg's 10 hotels on the banks of the River Ill

Strasbourg, European city, Christmas capital and... river city. It is surrounded by a river called the Ill. This is Alsace's main river, which rises in the Jura and flows through the Haut-Rhin and Bas-Rhin departments. Originally, this stream was used to power the old mill wheels and sawmills. A tributary that owes its letters of nobility to the region of Alsace, which is pronounced Elsass in German, literally meaning "land of the Ill". In Strasbourg, the river divides into several branches of varying length and width, encircling the city centre. It's a river that welcomes flora and fauna to the rhythm of its flow. There's nothing like waking up on the banks of the river to get your day off to a good start. And that's just as well, because Strasbourg is full of hotels strategically located on the banks of the Ill. We have selected 10 hotels where you can discover Strasbourg from the water.

Half-timbered buildings and old water mills in the Petite France district of Strasbourg, France.

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1. Cour du Corbeau Strasbourg - MGallery 4* Hotel

This welcoming hotel is located near the Alsatian Museum, in the heart of Strasbourg, in a 16th-century building. A charming 4-star establishment with a pretty courtyard, Wi-Fi connection and renovated accommodation. The rooms are tastefully decorated with Louis XV-style furniture. Air conditioning and satellite TV complete the rooms.

© Hotel Cour du Corbeau Strasbourg - MGallery / Booking.com

The Cour du Corbeau hotel is less than 10 minutes' walk from Strasbourg's Notre-Dame cathedral. To get out of the centre, the Porte de l'Hôpital tram stop is 350 metres away. Some of the accommodation offers a view of the courtyard and includes a kettle or Nespresso coffee machine. The private bathrooms have a bathtub, so you can enjoy a hot bath after a walk.

© Hotel Cour du Corbeau Strasbourg - MGallery / Booking.com

Guests are served a buffet breakfast every morning, featuring local produce. In fine weather, you can enjoy it on the terrace from 9am.

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Hôtel Cour du Corbeau Strasbourg - MGallery 4* - France

The hotel bar serves delicious cocktails in the evening. A selection of pastries is available in the tea room.
9.2 Fabulous
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2. Regent Petite France 5* hotel & spa

The Régent Petite-France hotel is a prestigious establishment offering quality services. It boasts an excellent restaurant, "La Table du Pont Tournant", ideally located close to tourist attractions in the picturesque Petite France district. Strasbourg Cathedral and the Alsatian Museum are just a short walk from this charming hotel. This is one of the best places to stay in the city. The staff are attentive and the rooms are well-kept.

© Hotel & spa Regent Petite France / Booking.com

All of the rooms at the Hôtel Régent Petite France & Spa overlook the Petite France district, with an unobstructed view of the River Ill or the traditional half-timbered houses of Alsace. Rooms are equipped with air conditioning, en suite facilities, satellite TV and a minibar. Everything has been thought of to ensure guests have the best possible stay in Alsace.

© Hotel & spa Regent Petite France / Booking.com

Mornings are punctuated by a buffet or continental breakfast served in the lounge or in your room. A wellness centre with sauna and hammam offers treatments and massages. For guests travelling by car, private parking is available on request. Families and pets are allowed.

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Hotel & Spa REGENT PETITE FRANCE 5* - Strasbourg

Right in the heart of Strasbourg's most picturesque district, the 5-star hotel offers top-of-the-range rooms and wellness areas to relax in.
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3. Ibis Styles Strasbourg Centre Petite France 3* Hotel

More accessible, the ibis Styles Strasbourg Centre Petite France hotel is ideally located near the Petite France district at an affordable price. Located 600 metres from the TGV train station, it is easy to get to with your suitcases. The hotel offers 24-hour reception and free Wi-Fi internet access.

© L’hôtel Ibis Styles Strasbourg Centre Petite France / Booking.com

In the morning, you'll find a buffet breakfast served in the restaurant's dining room, with pastries and some delicious-smelling regional specialities. In the evening, the hotel bar offers an attractive drinks menu to enjoy with an aperitif.

© L’hôtel Ibis Styles Strasbourg Centre Petite France / Booking.com

The rooms are decorated in warm colours, with modern furniture and very comfortable bedding. The housekeeping staff go through every room with a fine-tooth comb. The rooms are spotless. They have an iron and an electric kettle. The bathrooms are equipped with a hairdryer and bath or shower.

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ibis Styles Strasbourg Centre Petite France 3* 3* 3* 3* Styles Strasbourg Centre Petite France

In addition to its well-appointed rooms, the hotel offers a bicycle rental service.
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4. The Moon luxury residence

Nestled in a 19th-century town house, Le Moon welcomes guests in an intimate, modern and sophisticated setting. Notre-Dame Cathedral is just a 5-minute walk away and the city's main attractions (theatre and shops) are just a few metres away.

© Le Moon / Booking.com

The rooms have a friendly and contemporary atmosphere. The hotel provides a flat-screen TV in each accommodation. The hotel studio is equipped with a fridge, microwave and Nespresso coffee machine. The luxury flats feature a dining area and a fully equipped kitchen.

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In the bathroom, a bathrobe and towel are provided. And because the teams take such good care of visitors, they provide Clarins toiletries free of charge. We appreciate the attention.

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Le Moon - Strasbourg

The hotel is located next to the Quai Jacques Sturm, in an ideal location.
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5. The Regent Contades 4* Hotel

On the banks of the River Ill, next to Saint-Paul church, the Regent Contades Hotel, BW Premier Collection is a magnificent building with 48 rooms and suites. The hotel has gone to great lengths to offer luxurious accommodation. High ceilings, exceptional bedding, noble materials and a decor combining minimalism and refinement.

© Régent Contades, BW Premier Collection / Booking.com

The soundproofing system installed in the rooms ensures a peaceful environment. A television and radio complete the package.

© Régent Contades, BW Premier Collection / Booking.com

The added bonus of this charming accommodation is certainly its free access to the sauna. After a relaxing session, enjoy a drink in the hotel bar on the ground floor. For whisky lovers, the barman offers an impressive selection of bourbons from around the world.

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Régent Contades 4*, BW Premier Collection - Strasbourg

The rooms at this 4-star establishment are decorated in Belle-Epoque style and are accessible by lift.
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6. 3* Hotel Roses

Located on rue de Zurich, close to Quai des Bateliers, Hotel Roses is a romantic bubble. The rooms are decorated in keeping with the hotel's name and feature roses in all their forms.

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The 3-star establishment has 33 rooms, all soundproofed and very bright. For business travellers, a meeting room equipped with an overhead projector can accommodate up to 20 people. The room can be hired on its own or with a breakfast service.

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The day starts with a hearty breakfast based on regional produce. As night falls, why not indulge in a cheese and charcuterie board.

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Hôtel Roses 3* - Strasbourg

The hotel's furnishings offer chic, elegant lines in a romantic style that echoes the rest of the rooms.
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7. 3-star ibis Strasbourg Centre Les Halles hotel

Quai Kléber, at the foot of Strasbourg's Halles district and the shopping centre of the same name. This motel offers chic, sober rooms at a very affordable price. It is close to the Halles shopping centre and the TGV train station, just 900 metres away. The historic city centre can be reached on foot in less than 15 minutes.

© ibis Strasbourg Centre Les Halles / Booking.com

All rooms are soundproofed and have flat-screen TVs with access to cable channels. The bathroom has a walk-in shower and toiletries.

© ibis Strasbourg Centre Les Halles / Booking.com

Wake up to a sweet and savoury buffet, a continental menu and a gluten-free option for those with food allergies. The pastries are baked in the hotel kitchens, and the madeleines are delicious. As an added bonus, you can take a hot drink and a piece of fruit with you. For a snack during the day, the restaurant is open at all hours.

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Hotel ibis Strasbourg Centre Les Halles 3* (France)

A free Wi-Fi connection is also available.
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8. LEONOR 4* Hotel

This light-filled setting is the ideal place to do... everything! Whether you want to work, relax, have a bite to eat or take care of yourself, this establishment has it all. No wonder it's been dubbed "the place to". The hotel is a 4-star accommodation meticulously decorated in an atmosphere combining modernity and sobriety. The place is full of sublime rooms that are well guarded from prying eyes. In a vaulted room covered in pretty stone, the designer has installed a state-of-the-art gym.

© Hôtel LÉONOR the place to live / Booking.com

For overnight stays, the building contains 116 rooms and suites of varying standards. All rooms are equipped with a soft cloud mattress. Air conditioning and Wi-Fi are available. A flat-screen TV and a safe to keep your documents or jewellery safe. Not that the area is dangerous, far from it. The rooms also have a fridge. The general atmosphere of the rooms is very soothing, thanks to the combination of wood, stone and pastel colours.

© Hôtel LÉONOR the place to live / Booking.com

From the outside, the building is just as impressive, with its 19th-century façade. A second 18th-century façade can be seen in the inner courtyard. For the record, this courtyard is open to passers-by, so as to blend the life of the neighbourhood with that of the hotel. The hotel staff are charming and speak several languages (English, German and French). They welcome you at any time, day or night.

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Hôtel LÉONOR 4* - Strasbourg

The rooms are air-conditioned and have private bathrooms.
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9. Le Bouclier d'Or 4* hotel

If the walls of this former 16th-century house could talk, they'd have a lot to say. Before becoming a prestigious hotel residence, this building was home to a number of notables before being abandoned in the 21st century.

© Hôtel & Spa Le Bouclier D'or / Booking.com

La Petite France, Strasbourg's emblematic district, is the perfect address for this historic establishment. Notre-Dame Cathedral is less than 5 minutes' walk away and, for those arriving by train, the railway station is not far either, taking around 10 minutes to reach.

© Hôtel & Spa Le Bouclier D'or / Booking.com

As well as top-of-the-range bedrooms, the hotel offers a wellness service with a 150 square metre spa centre, open every day from 9am to 9pm. Hammam, sauna, baths and massage shower make up the relaxation area.

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Hôtel & Spa Le Bouclier D'or 4* - Strasbourg

The passionate and determined family who own the property have decided to convert this former medieval house into a charming hotel.
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10. Okko hotel Strasbourg Centre 4* (France)

This hotel chain offers quality service. The hotel has a very modern look and is located on the Presqu'île Malraux, in an up-and-coming area. It has 120 rooms with air conditioning, a coffee machine, wireless internet access and a private bathroom with hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. All rooms are accessible by lift.

© Okko Hotels Strasbourg Centre / Booking.com

A reception is available all day without interruption and continues in the evening. A sauna and gym are available free of charge. The hotel has a shop selling regional products. An opportunity to take home a souvenir from the capital of Alsace.

© Okko Hotels Strasbourg Centre / Booking.com

A buffet breakfast is prepared daily by the hotel team. In the evening, the reception room is transformed into a buffet of starters with antipasti, fresh vegetables, dips of all kinds and fresh produce.

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Okko Hotels Strasbourg Centre 4* - Strasbourg

The 4-star hotel has a contemporary decor and well-equipped rooms served by a lift.
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