Our first order of business on our trip to Europe with our moms was a day in Colmar, France. Upon arriving in Colmar, we went directly to the Hotel Kyriad Colmar Center for a chance to shower and rest after our long flight. Between, barely making our Delta flight then barely making our KLM flight we were a bit exhausted.
About Kyriad Hotels
Kyriad is a European hotel chain with locations in France, Andorre, Indonesia, China, and the United states. Generally Kyriad hotels are mid-level hotel rooms, between 2 and 4 stars depending on location. They tend to provide a decent room for a pretty good price. Kyriad is part of the larger Louvre Hotels Group. With over 2,500 properties worldwide, I am surprised there is no rewards program. But maybe that is just an American thing.
Hotel Kyriad Colmar Location
Colmar, France is a small town with a population of less than 75,000 people. Given its size, they do not have much of a public transportation system. Thus, more than most larger places you will visit, staying near city center is essential. The ideal place to stay is as close as possible to Colmar’s old town. The key landmarks to keep in mind when judging distance are La Petite Venise and Saint Martin’s Church. If you are within 10-15 minutes walk to both of those landmarks you have found a great hotel.
The Hotel Kyriad Colmar is in precisely that location. It is 9 minutes from St. Martin’s and 12 minutes from La Petite Venise. As I don’t like to take cabs, I like to stay within a short walk from the major train station, if possible. This is what made Hotel Kyriad Colmar ideal, it is a 5 minute walk from the train station. It is right in between the train station and old town.
Hotel Kyriad Colmar Room
The room at Hotel Kyriad Colmar was extremely small. Well at least smaller than most hotels that you will find in the United States. Smaller hotel rooms are not uncommon in Europe. Rooms tend to be a bit smaller in Europe, because a lot of hotels are in significantly older buildings than the US. These buildings were not constructed for the purpose of a hotel, and rooms when they were built were not as big. This hotel room is even on the small side for Europe. The room was not much bigger than the bed that it contained.
We booked a double room. Expecting a double bed, we were surprised by what looked to be a queen. The bed was not super comfortable, but it was not uncomfortable either. However, given our jet lag and exhaustion, I had no trouble falling asleep the instant I sat down. Next to each side of the bed was a built in nightstand, however, to find power outlets we had to go to the desk.
The desk area contained a small desk and chair. With a decent size TV mounted on the wall. This was literally the entirety of the living area of the hotel room. Like I said very small.
With such a small room I expected a very tiny bathroom. I was not wrong. Despite being small, the bathroom contained a tub/shower combination. Normally, in rooms of this size you find an extremely cramped stall shower.
Overall, Hotel Kyriad Colmar’s rooms are basic, but get the job done. Considering the price of the room, this was an absolute steal.
I said multiple times in this trip report that Colmar is France’s best kept secret. I stand by this statement. Our nightly rate at this hotel, was close to half of what you would find in a major city. We paid $48.45 (did not include breakfast) for our 1 night stay at Hotel Kyriad, and this included taxes and fees.
While the low price is partially due to it being the offseason, prices in Colmar stay low even in peak season. A weekend night at this hotel in July (peak season) would only run you $75, which includes free breakfast.
For a highly reviewed, spotless hotel in the perfect location, this price cannot be beat.
Hotel Kyriad Colmar is a very basic hotel. However, at $48.45 for a night during offseason and $75 during peak season this hotel is unbelievable value for money. Considering you will be spending your entire day in colmar exploring the town, I would not suggest staying at a more expensive hotel.