An atypical place in the middle of the Alsatian vineyard where it is good to stop for a moment of relaxation and a sweetness treat. Welcome to Dominique Michel's place.
“Motivation is our driving force. Being attentive, to know how to adapt to offer you the most pleasant stays. ”
“Val-Vignes Colmar Haut-Koenigsbourg, The Originals Relais is a place that is far from trivial”, “It is a building steeped in history, witnessing the transformations of the region since the ninth century.” Former hunting lodge of the Dukes of Lorraine, then religious college from 1826, a rest home for religious brothers in the 80s, the place was transformed into a hotel in 2008. A witness of this past, the chapel (which can be visited) is still present on the 2nd floor. “Everything was completely renovated in 2010.” 46 spacious and comfortable rooms have been created, many services have been set up, including the restaurant run by Christophe since 2017. This 4 star hotel in Alsace enjoys an exceptional location in the vineyards of Alsace, between the tourist attractions (Colmar and the Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg 2200 meters away on foot) and the peaceful village of Saint-Hippolyte.
With their unobstructed view of the vineyards, the famous Haut-Koenigsbourg castle, the village of Saint-Hyppolite or the Alsace countryside, the 46 rooms of the Val-Vignes Colmar Haut-Koenigsbourg, The Originals Relais offer the most sought after benefits: spacious (extremely!), comfortable, bright and extremely calm. The décor is classic, elegant and understated. The hotel has several triple rooms, a family room (up to 5 people) and 2 rooms for disabled people.
With its local bistronomic cuisine that is creative, original and gourmet, the restaurant has a good reputation (Gault & Millau rating 12/20). Reservations recommended for your lunches and/or dinners. When the weather warms up, the elegant setting of the room opens onto the terrace and the surrounding vineyards. This is an opportunity to have your breakfast after enjoying the buffet, where you will find local and organic products. The lounge bar in the game room offers regional wines as well as hot and cold drinks.
TABLE DE VAL-VIGNES
In the hotel or just steps away, various activities allow you to enhance your stay in the beautiful Alsace region.
Val-Vignes Colmar Haut-Koenigsbourg, The Originals Relais invites you to take a relaxing break in its wellness area. Free access to the sauna and steam room (on request minimum 30 minutes’ advance notice). Massages available upon appointment.
ACTIVITIESChildren can enjoy the play area designed for them outside the hotel. Tennis, ping-pong, bikes are also available. For indoor activities, darts, billiards, table football and jukeboxes await you in the game room located in the former cellar of the Dukes of Lorraine. The hotel offers cellar tours in partnership with local winemakers.
CHÂTEAU DU HAUT-KOENIGSBOURG
It is impossible to pass up one of the most visited monuments in Alsace. Set up high in the mountains of Orschwiller, its imposing silhouette dominates the landscape. The Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg has 900 years of history and a grandiose panorama. Under clear conditions, you can see the Alps.
THINGS TO SEE NEARBYThe department of Bas-Rhin is rich in cultural and natural discoveries. The wine route; Montagne des Singes Park, home to more than 200 monkeys also called “Barbary apes”; La Volerie des Aigles Park and its breathtaking air show; Cigoland, fun and educational amusement park; Ill*Wald, a splendid natural reserve; Selestat, “City of Art and History” known for its Gothic, romantic and renaissance beauty.
What our customers say
"A castle with style! "
The manager was amazing - when we arrived everything we needed in a special situation was prepared and organized! The view from the room over the yellow autumn vines was overwhelming with the castle overlooking it all! The dinner was a culinary experience with a combination of excellent food, immaculate presentation and amazing service! Overall we enjoyed our stay immensely!
When we arrived, there was no one at the reception desk. We waited and waited, but no one came. We were tired and wanted to check-in. After 20 minutes or more, the receptionist finally came. She did not apologize or explain why she left us waiting for so long. She just looked at us and coldly said: 's'il vous plait?' This is absolutely unacceptabel for a 4* hotel and we did not felt welcome at all. The room was evenly disappointing: we booked a premium room with a view, but we got a room at the back at the parking lot! It was ridiculous. The bathroom was not clean (hairs in the shower) and it was as basic and plastic as a cheap highway hotel. The room itself had no atmosphere either, cold lighting and cheap furniture. Everything that is promised beforehand online is just not true. We would not want to stay here again.
"Very nice location with a top staff"
Very nice hotel with all the desired amenities. Charming staff always available and very qualified.
Staff was friendly and welcoming. However, the pictures on the specific room I booked trough booking.com were pictures of a different (much bigger) room. When I told the staff they told me they couldn't help it. By law hotels are required to put the correct pictures for specific room types. This was disappointing. Also, there was very little comfortable spaces on the terrace, which is a shame with such a beautiful view!
Given the Covid restrictions I was pleasantly surprised at the standard of service that you and your friendly and professional staff provided.
"One night stay on our motorbike holiday"
This hotel is definitely recommended. Good beds, good breakfast and the motorbikes could be parked safely. Very nice region to do for rides.
"really nice hotel, amazing view"
Overall we had a great time in your hotel, the building is unique and beautiful, the environment is peaceful, the view is amazing. The stuff were very nice and helpful. The breakfast was delicious. What we didn't like was that there is no small refrigerator in the room, which can be very helpful in a hot summer day, considering that there is no air conditioning in the rooms.
"Very nice location, good food, friendly staff."
Very nice location, good food, friendly staff.
Lovely placed only few seconds from the blooming wineyards of Saint-Hippolyte. Nice rooms and friendly staff.
For the organisation of your seminars, banquets, conferences or weddings, Val-Vignes Colmar Haut-Koenigsbourg, The Originals Relaisoffers 400 m² of modular rooms. Enjoying direct daylight and unobstructed views, the rooms are air conditioned and all have modern equipment. The “Fulrad” area is at your disposal for your welcome coffees and breaks. The hotel is responsible for drinks and sweets, the chef can concoct a menu. Entertainment and team building are also possible.