On the advice of a friend, I went to try the package “Day spa” of the Nature spa at La Cheneaudière. The hostelry La Cheneaudière is a 4 star hotel with the label Relais et Châteaux. It is located in Colroy-la-Roche, in the Bruche Valley. It is a bit isolated, but extremely peaceful. It is at the border between Alsace and the Vosges and the landscapes are stunning.
The Nature Spa of La Cheneaudière was built in 2014 and rewarded with the price of “Best Hotel Spa in Europe”. And honestly, it’s well deserved! The place is absolutely stunning and fits perfectly with its environment, thanks to its luminosity, the view on surrounding landscapes and the decorations made with countless natural materials.
There are many installations on offer: indoor and outdoor pools with jets, a choice of saunas, steam rooms, water beds, jacuzzis, natural outdoor pools, polar baths… Every small detail has been thought of, such as the ice fountain outside the sauna. It is also possible to book extras, such as treatments (scrub, face treatments…).
The package Day Spa of La Cheneaudière allows non-residents of the hotel to come and enjoy the nature spa for the day. You will have access to all installations (except for the flotarium, that you have to pay for) and to a “Pause gourmande”, which is of very good quality. Between 12.30 pm and 3 pm, you can have a brunch with savory (mainly a salad buffet) and sweet (pastries, cereals, fruits, cakes…) dishes. From 3 pm to 5 pm, only the sweet buffet is available. You can enjoy this break in a beautiful room or at the terrace (in that case, come at 12.30 pm, as the terrace fills up quickly). I really had an excellent time!
- The atmosphere of the spa, in harmony with the surrounding nature
- The variety of installations available
- The robe, the slippers and the 3 towels supplied. Very pleasant!
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My pictures of the Nature Spa at La Cheneaudière
The package Day Spa costs 85€ per person. It is essential to book in advance by phoning +33 (0)22.214.171.124.16.
The package Day spa gives you access to the spa from 10 am to 7 pm and to the gourmet break from 12.30 pm to 5 pm.
The address is as follows: 3 rue du Vieux Moulin 67420 Colroy la Roche. La Cheneaudière is located:
- 50 km from Colmar (about 1h drive)
- 62 km from Strasbourg (about 1h drive)
- 93 km from Mulhouse (about 1h30 drive)
Be careful if you use the GPS from Colmar, as mine made me go through a tunnel in Lorraine that costed 8€! There is a much easier road by staying in Alsace and that does not cost anything.
By public transport
You can have a look on Vialsace, but it’s gonna be tricky!