Hotels in Alsace: Château d’Isenbourg in Rouffach

Hotels in Alsace: Château d’Isenbourg in Rouffach

This four-star rated chateau hotel is located on the Route des Vins d’Alsace, with pleasing outlooks over the landscape of vineyards in the Vosges foothills and the rooftops of the old village of Rouffach.

In the autumn of 1972, René Traversac, the founder of the family owned hotel group, Grandes Etapes Françaises, bought the semi-derelict building from a local syndicate of wine traders and wine producers. The 19th century château had been unoccupied for decades and was in a very poor condition. Over the years it has been restored and upgraded and now offers a comfortable base from which to discover the delights of the Vosges and the Alsace wine trail, and is close to the historic city of Colmar and the village of Eguisheim, one of the “plus beaux villages de France”.

The Château d’Isenbourg has 41 rooms, from simple doubles to lavish suites, all furnished in traditional style with fabric wall-coverings, comfortable beds, upholstered armchairs and the occasional piece of modern art to enliven the atmosphere. Some might consider the style dated, but nevertheless it is well maintained and offers that timeless, calm and elegant French style which suits a grand old building and makes for a relaxed stay.  There are numerous lounges and terraces in which to pass the time and enjoy the quiet atmosphere and the hotel staff are courteous and friendly and never far away.

Additional facilities include an outdoor pool, a small indoor pool with spa and hammam. Onsite beauty and wellness treatments are also available.

The Hotel Restaurant Les Tommeries is a real find – worth a trip on its own.

Rooms from 270 Euros in the chateau or smaller rooms in an adjoining building from 155 Euros per night.

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Guy Hibbert is Editor-in-Chief of France Today and an author of short stories and novels set in France.

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