There are so many reasons to stay in Selestat hotels...
If you love nature, biking, hiking and canoeing, you'll be in heaven with over 30 miles of bike and walking paths just outside of Selestat...
And countless creeks, streams and small rivers crossing and intersecting (and running right next to Selestat).
Selestat itself is a beautiful small town with a train station just one train stop away from the wine road (or 3 miles by foot or bicycle).
And then you have the world famous Humanist Library Museum in Selestat with books written as far back as the 600s. You won't find a museum like this in many parts of the world.
Selestat hotels may be just what you need around Christmas time too considering it's where the Christmas tree made its first appearance in the world!
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Selestat hotels are a great choice for anyone who is planning to not rent a car, but still wants to be close to a lot of fun things to do in Alsace.
Mainly because you can catch a shuttle bus from the train station in Selestat to Haut Koenigsbourg, Montagne des Singes, Volerie des Aigles and Cigoland.
Not to mention there are quite a few wine road villages just a short train ride away (and even more villages that are just a short bike ride away).
Regardless of how you choose to travel around Alsace, Selestat hotels are worth your consideration.
Distances given are the approximate distances from the center of Selestat.
Villages with a * have a train stop or train station.
3 miles/5 km
Scherwiller is known for its Riesling, so if you're a fan, you'll want to stop by. Speaking of which, Scherwiller has a train station so you can drink to your heart's content! And you can make a 45 minute walk to two castles, the Ortenbourg and Ramstein from the village.
4 miles/6 km
Kintzheim (not Kientzheim) is a pretty little wine road village in Alsace, but your kids probably aren't going to let you sit around and taste wine until you've taken them to Monkey Mountain (Montagne des Singes), the Birds of Prey show (Volerie des Aigles) and Cigoland which are just ten minutes away. And while you're at the Birds of Prey show you can tour the 13th century Kintzheim castle.
Birds of Prey Show
4 miles/6 km
Watching large birds of prey inside the courtyard of a ruined castle (that you can explore either before or after the show) is a great idea for older children (over 10). The younger ones are usually a little scared. It's all in French, but you don't need much translation for this show and it's very close to Monkey Mountain!
6 miles/9 km
If you're travelling with kids of any age, here's something fun for them...feeding monkeys at a monkey sanctuary near Haut Koenigsbourg! It's a great way to spend a few hours of your Alsace vacation. Then you can head on over to the Birds of Prey Show nearby.
Dambach la Ville*
6 miles/9 km
Dambach la Ville is the sort of Alsace wine village where you can walk around anywhere and see something really beautiful, medieval city walls and gates, beautiful old homes and a very interesting chapel. And there is a train station, so you can try one of the 30 wine producers in Dambach la Ville without renting a car!
7 miles/11 km
Bergheim is a quiet little village on the Alsatian Wine Road just past Ribeauville. One of the most amazing things about Bergheim is how it was managed to preserve almost ALL of its medieval city walls. You can walk around the village and see them for yourself before or after trying some of the local wine and food.
9 miles/14 km
The Haut Koenigsbourg castle was originally built in 1147 in the Vosges mountains. Like many castles it was enlarged a number of times and updated to deal with changes in warfare. But like most castles in Alsace, it was severely damaged in the Thirty Years War in the 1600s, but it was also fully restored in the 1900s. Haut Koenigsbourg will give you a very clear picture of life in a medieval castle in Alsace.
If you are looking at Selestat hotels and in need of a luxurious experience where you can enjoy being pampered in a beautiful old Cistercian abbey, the Abbaye de la Pommeraie might be for you. Fine dining, spa services, a choice of modern and old fashioned room decor. Just outside of the city center of Selestat in a quiet location.Air conditioned rooms, breakfast, WiFi and parking available.
For those of you looking at Selestat hotels who would love to stay in a renovated old farm house, you might want to look at the Hotel l'Illwald. The air conditioned rooms are beautifully decorated in both modern and old fashioned styles. They also have a restaurant, bar and outdoor swimming pool. Breakfast, WiFi and parking available.
If you are looking for good deals on Selestat hotels, here is a lovely little two star hotel that is very affordable just outside of the historic center of Selestat. The rooms are decorated in a modern baroque style. Nice little restaurant and bar on the premises. Very reasonably priced breakfast. WiFi and parking available.
The Hotel Vaillant is a tastefully decorated modern style hotel located right next to the historic city center of Selestat (and only a few minutes from the train station). Very friendly and helpful staff. The restaurant (and breakfast) is very reasonably priced. Fitness center, WiFi and parking available.
The Etap Hotel Selestat will offer you the very basics for a very low price. You get a simple, clean room for up to three people. A shower, a sink, a toilet and not much more. You'll probably need to provide your own shampoo (and maybe soap). A very good and inexpensive breakfast is available. Parking and WiFi are available. This hotel is a short drive from the center of Selestat.
If you're looking for Selestat hotels for a lower price, here's a discount hotel with a little more charm, then you might like the Auberge des Allies. Located in a 17th century building with clean rooms that could use some redecorating and right in the middle of the historic center of Selest. There's a restaurant serving Alsatian food. Breakfast and WiFi available.