The unusual building of the Haras gives the hotel a sense of seclusion and remoteness despite it being less than a 5 minute walk away from the bustle of Strasbourg’s river and old town. Converted from Louis XV stables, the hotel is set around a huge courtyard (ideal in fact if you want to exercise your horse…) on an incongruously large plot within the density of the surrounding residential streets.
Most of the rooms overlook the courtyard which is lit prettily at night, and are all spacious and modern. The bathroom was even large enough to house a baby’s cot (ahem) and the blackout curtains held the nocturnal glow from the courtyard at bay.
Also overlooking the central courtyard is another conversion, the highly popular Harras restaurant. Day and night the outdoor tables bustled with diners delighted with the wonderful food and serene ambience. The service left something to be desired but the food and style were faultless.
The Haras staff are welcoming and helpful. The hotel is ideally placed to allow you to follow the river, meander the quaint restaurant district and explore all the history and highlights of this lovely city.