Want to sleep in a castle in Alsace? I may have just what you need: a night at the Château d’Isenbourg in Rouffach. The Château d’Isenbourg is a five star hotel and part of the Grandes Etapes Françaises. It is located in Rouffach, on the
Alsace Wine Route
between Colmar and Mulhouse. I discovered it when I was looking for a place to have dinner and sleep for my wedding anniversary! Well, I only took a few pictures on the phone to illustrate this article, because I also cut a little from time to time 😉
The Château d’Isenbourg overlooks the town of Rouffach and offers a beautiful panoramic view of the Wine Route and the Alsace plain. While there was apparently only a house in a terrible state, the founder of Grandes Etapes Françaises decided at the end of the 20th century to buy the castle and renovate it entirely to make the luxury hotel that exists today.
The place is really beautiful and decorated in an atmosphere that corresponds well to the idea that one has of a castle in France: large rooms with high ceilings, parquet, furniture and decoration in an old style… One can find it elegant or on the contrary very old-fashioned but personally I liked to be plunged in this particular atmosphere, which corresponds well to the place: a true castle style! 😉 My room was very comfortable and the bedding was perfect, only the bathroom could have used a little work.
Spa of the Château d’Isenbourg
The Château d’Isenbourg has a small spa with a heated indoor pool, an outdoor pool overlooking the vineyards, a Jacuzzi, a sauna and a steam room. It’s not very big but already very pleasant to relax!
Restaurant Les Tommeries
The restaurant of the castle of Isenbourg, the Tommeries, has three different rooms (two rooms and a terrace precisely), but only one of them was open for dinner during my stay. It was the Dagobert Room, located in an old vaulted cellar dating from the late 16th century. If the cellar itself is pretty, I admit I found it rather sad: between the decoration and the fact of not having windows, I did not like it. I preferred the panoramic room that I discovered during breakfast, much brighter and offering a beautiful view. The food was very good, even if we found the prices a little excessive.
Breakfast at the Château d’Isenbourg
Breakfast is served in the panoramic room, which is located in the former orangery of the castle and is superb. It has huge windows to enjoy the view of the surroundings, a beautiful stone floor and a fresco of the famous Zuber manufacture. A superb and very pleasant place! The price of breakfast is substantial (25€) but, depending on the formula chosen, it is sometimes included in the price. The proposed buffet is really very good: there are quality products and a very large choice. I warn you, you will certainly eat too much 😉
- Beautiful and peaceful place with a nice view
- Castle style decoration
I liked less
- Restaurant room
- Price of the restaurant a little excessive
My photos of the Château d’Isenbourg in Rouffach
The night is from 130€.
Make a reservation at Isenbourg Castle
The address is as follows: Chateau d’Isenbourg, Rue de Pfaffenheim, 68250 Rouffach. You have to count:
- 16 km from Colmar (about 20 minutes)
- 30 km from Mulhouse (about 30 minutes)
- 95km from Strasbourg (about 1h)
By public transport
You can watch on Fluo.