Colmar is the capital of the green and lovely Alsace region, but the surrounding countryside is only half of the charm. This city looks like something out of a fairytale, with houses with timber beams in pretty colours and cobblestone lanes leading to bridges over canals. There are castles and châteaux - there’s plenty of German influence so close to the Rhine - excellent museums and some of Europe’s most magnificent churches. For those seeking the city’s historic charms, the best places to stay in Colmar will be around the large medieval old town, but if you’re here to see more of Alsace, then the best places to stay in Colmar might actually be a little way out of town amongst the green fields and vineyards.
If you’re here to see the old town, as many day trippers will be, the main attractions are
There are also plenty of lovely little shops and restaurants.
Colmar is a great place for foodies - the style is Gallic with a German influence and there are numerous local specialities and plenty of places to sample them.
The city is directly on the Alsacian Vineyard Route, and there are plenty of vineyards around to explore. Some of the other towns and hamlets on the route have plenty of charm too, so it’s worth exploring even if you’re not a huge fan of white wine.
Our guru's pick of the best places to stay in Colmar range from a simple country escape to five star luxury in the centre of town
This friendly little country hotel in Alsace, is in the heart of the green landscapes of the Parc Naturel Régional des Ballons des Vosges. The hotel's 8 rooms are simple and comfortable. The owners prepare regional cuisine with ingredients sourced from the garden. Relaxed and great value.
A fabulous Five Star hotel in an Alsatian town. Elegant rooms have exposed beams, sloped roofs, some with views across the courtyard. A gastronomic experience in the restaurant and a lovely shady terrace on which to enjoy a drink. A great choice for families or couples.
This hotel provides the utmost in comfort and mod-cons for its guests. The bedrooms are comfortable and chic and the indoor pool and spa offers the chance to unwind. Located in the charming village of Kaysersburg this is the perfect spot for local exploring, be it hiking, cycling or wine tasting.
A chic hotel in town centre. Large rooms feature ipod docks, original artworks and designer furniture, all with beautiful bathrooms. A sunny terrace to enjoy drinks or breakfast. Minutes from Colmar's "Little Venice". Cool, laid back and sophisticated.
Adult only luxury retreat in the heart of wine country. Beautiful suites offer top notch accommodation with stunning views. Chef will individually prepare breakfast and evening meals to be enjoyed in your room or suite. A romantic haven for total relaxation with spa and hot tub.