The 9 Best Hotels In Riquewihr

Wine and architecture lovers are at home in Riquewihr
Wine and architecture lovers are at home in Riquewihr | Courtesy of Hotel De La Couronne / Expedia
Nicola Simonetti

Ideally located in the center of Alsace, Riquewihr is a stunning French village positioned where sprawling vineyards meet majestic mountains. Famed for magnificent views and breathtaking architecture, it’s no wonder Riquewihr finds itself firmly among ‘The Most Beautiful Villages of France‘. Boasting excellent locally produced wines, and home to an array of historical hotels, it is fast becoming a hot spot to holiday in for tourists. And here at The Culture Trip, we have reviewed the top places to stay in the region. From the town center to its picturesque outskirts, here are the 10 best hotels in Riquewihr.

1. Le Bastion de Riquewihr


Traditional seating area at Le Bastion de Riquewihr with wooden cabinet, stone walls and wooden beams
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Established by a wine grower over two centuries ago, this beautiful hotel is still literally attached to its roots, situated under its own rambling vines. The fairytale atmosphere continues throughout Le Bastion with the wide surrounding gardens, and the cosy rooms it offers are warm and homely. A tasty breakfast is available upon request, and all the amenities you may need are close at hand, such as car parking, internet access and local stores. This hotel is suitable for both a weekend break and longer stays.

2. Hôtel à l’Oriel


Warm double bedroom at Hotel à lOriel with wicker headboard, red chairs and wooden furniture
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Hôtel à l’Oriel is housed in an ancient and impressive building, situated in the heart of Riquewihr’s renowned wine route. Surrounded by vineyards, this is a top spot to experience the charming French countryside at its best, and the wines produced by l’Oriel are of excellent quality too. The hotel’s restaurant offers a wealth of local specialities, and the cellar bar will leave you stumped for choice with the different bottles it has available. The serene and peaceful inner courtyard here is not to be missed.

3. Le Schoenenbourg


Swimming pool outside Le Schoenenbourg with purple parasols and rolling hills in distance
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Le Schoenenbourg, one of the most popular hotels in the area, is arguably the best place to relax in Riquewihr. It offers countless facilities including a swimming pool, fitness room and sauna. Despite its large capacity, rather than being chaotic the hotel maintains a peaceful and serene atmosphere. The 58 rooms and suites are decorated according to a mixed modern and traditional style, and there is an unmissable daily cocktail hour held on the hotel’s terrace.

4. La Cour des Nobles


Living room at La Cour des Nobles with green sofas and double bedroom seen through doors
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With an unbeatable homely atmosphere, this bed and breakfast is highly recommended both for couples and families. Situated in the city centre, La Cour des Nobles offers clean and spacious apartments consisting of a bedroom and small living area. Parking is easily available outside the main entrance, and there is a delicious breakfast, as well as a wealth of drinks and local culinary specialites, available upon request.

5. Hôtel Saint Nicolas


Exterior of Hôtel Saint Nicolas on cobbled street
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Located in a majestic 17th century building, Hôtel Saint Nicolas stands in the heart of Riquewihr as one of the most historical hotels in the village. All rooms are equipped with en-suite facilities and flat screen TVs, and free wifi access is available in all common areas. Alsatian specialties are offered by the hotel’s rustic restaurant, and the friendly and helpful staff are always on hand to offer expert advice on tourist activities.

6. Maison Kiener


Built in 1574, Maison Kiener is housed in an historical French building of splendid beauty. Designed from a combination of wood and other modern materials, different styles are created throughout the hotel, meaning every creative taste is catered for here. Maison Kiener is the ideal spot for those who seek a central position in the town, but want to enjoy peace and quiet within their lodgings.The hotel’s eye-catching colourful exterior is wonderfully decorated, and makes it stand pleasantly out from the crowd.

7. Hôtel Le Riquewihr


Simple double bedroom at Hôtel Le Riquewihr with blue carpet, blue bedding and wooden headboard
Courtesy of Hôtel Le Riquewihr / Expedia

Located at the very entrance of Riquewihr, this charming family run hotel offers a range of 49 well equipped rooms and suites. Hôtel Le Riquewihr offers many amenities, including a spacious terrace with a great view over the surrounding rural area. A body care center creates a space where customers can relax and exercise during the day, and the inner swimming pool is accessible all year long. The staff are welcoming and amiable, and offer excellent advice on where to go and what to do in Riquewihr.

8. Le B Cottage


Overhead view of Le B Cottage with deck and jacuzzi surrounded by grass and a vegetable patch
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The vineyards overlooking Riquewihr envelop this luxurious and spacious accommodation option, making it the optimal spot to experience the beauty of the French countryside. Situated close to the Alsace Wine Route, the outdoor terrace is outstanding here, offering an unforgettable view of the surrounding greenery. High timber ceilings and stone walls combine with an 18th century fireplace to create a romantic and rustic atmosphere. A dip in the cottage pool is a must.

9. Hotel La Couronne


Dining area at Hotel De La Couronne with terracotta tiled floor, wooden cabinets and French graphic posters
Courtesy of Hotel De La Couronne / Expedia

Built in 1550, the family run Hotel La Couronne pleasantly combines the old and the new, with a modern and wonderfully decorated interior, and a mature, pastoral exterior. A tasty continental breakfast is served every morning, allowing lodgers an authentic taste of Alsation cuisine whilst basking in the sun of the open terrace. The rooms are all equipped with necessary amenities, and private parking is available. Several areas surrounding the hotel, such as the picturesque town of Ribeauvillé, are highly worth a visit.

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