Do not let external appearances fool you. In fact, we had to double-check the address because the house is so unassuming and was not signposted. But after bravely venturing beyond the gate, we found that Brigitte and Pierre had left us a note explaining where to find the key. We were at the right place!
We should note, also, that the surrounding suburb is not the most elegant part of Strasbourg, but we never had any problems and enjoyed being so close to the city.
The door proved a little tricky to open - turns out we were just too cautious and needed to use a bit more grunt.
Once inside we discovered a large, open room in immaculate condition, with separate ensuite. The room was very clean and comfortable. It was very well-appointed, with a stocked bookshelf (mostly French books and travel guides), a table with kettle and small tea set, a computer with free internet access and a small wardrobe. There was a comfortable double bed, as well as a large daybed. Plenty of room for luggage as well.
The room was great, but it was the service that made us enjoy our stay so much. Every morning we would go upstairs to enjoy a huge breakfast (cereal, fresh fruit, baguette, pastries, jams, yoghurt, stewed fruits etc) and coffee served up in enormous mugs.
Brigitte would have a fresh printout of daily events in the area and would happily discuss each one with us before heading off to work. When she had time, she would even look up the addresses or find co-ordinates so we could locate the places we were interested in. She went that extra step on Bastille Day, kindly arranging free tickets for us to attend an official event.
We were also able to make use of the cycles to spend a day exploring the city. They were a little old, but comfortable enough for one day. Locks, but no helmets, were supplied.
We really enjoyed our morning chats with Brigitte and Pierre, as well as having the space and equipment to be self-sufficient for the rest of the day. We are more than happy to recommend this B&B to others who are looking for clean and comfortable accommodation without the ridiculous price tag.
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