Review – Hotel du Dragon Strasbourg

We didn’t originally intend to stay at the Hotel du Dragon, but a lack of availability at our first choice of hotel meant that we had to look elsewhere. We found out about the Hotel through my sister-in-law, who had a voucher for a free night’s stay with breakfast.

The hotel is located very centrally, just to the south of the island in the Ille that the old parts of the city are sat on, on a road that runs down to the River Ille. It’s 300m from Porte de l’Hôpital tram station, which has frequent (every 5 minutes) services up to the central train station for TGV connections. Location wise, it’s as convenient as you could reasonably want, and is broadly halfway east-west between the Cathedral and ‘Petit France’ (the World Heritage Site). Being on the corner, we had windows on two aspects, and could make out the line of the river.

Our room was on the second floor, on the north-east corner of the hotel (you can see it in the first photo below, underneath the European flag). Despite the 30 degree heat, our room was cool, thanks to the shutters on the windows. Our room didn’t have air conditioning, but the tall electric fan provided coped ably with the temperature.

In between the two wings is a lovely courtyard, and we were able to enjoy the warm night air over a cold drink before bed.

The room was what you would expect from a 3 star hotel; the bed was comfy, there was a bath tub (big plus for me) and a large built-in wardrobe with good space to put a suitcase away. Breakfast was a continental affair, but enjoyable. Service for cutlery and coffee was a little slow, but I think because there was a large group of German golfers having breakfast separately in a room on the other side of the hotel, which may have led to more toing and froing than might be the norm, but not annoyingly so.

Pricing varies seasonally, but expect to pay around €120 per night for a room like ours – there are some bigger rooms and some in the attic that look nice, and connecting rooms are available for famillies. It’s quite pricey compared to some chain hotels, but given its location in a very popular tourist spot, and outside space I think it’s quite reasonable. I’d certainly recommend it to anyone.

Website:
http://www.dragon.fr/ (English)


The view approaching from the river
The entrance to the hotel, through the courtyard

Our room (the morning after, with my shoddy bed making skills)

The view from our window – the river is behind the trees on the right

The courtyard

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