The Best Hotels to Book in Metz, France
The Moselle River and Temple Neuf in Metz | © mauritius images GmbH / Alamy Stock Photo
Metz is steeped in both French and German culture, thanks to its proximity to Saarbrücken and the Luxembourg border. Admire the glittering stained glass windows at Metz Cathedral or jump forward into the 21st century at contemporary art gallery Centre Pompidou-Metz.
Metz’s history spans some 3,000 years, famous for its gothic cathedral and German imperial district. It’s also one of France’s greenest cities with kilometres of tree-lined riverside paths and flowers in bloom during the summer months. During the day, try some classic quiche lorraine, before perusing the city’s museums and galleries. Come nightfall, Place de la Comedie is the best place to see Metz’s illuminated cathedral, opera theatre and Temple Neuf. Read on for top hotel recommendations in this fascinating city, all bookable with Culture Trip.
Campanile Metz Centre – Gare
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If you’re looking for simple, modern and central, then book the Campanile Metz Centre. This hotel can be found just metres from Metz’s central train station, while drivers have easy access to the main route south of the city (road D913). Secure, 24-hour parking is offered at the nearby Urbis Park Centre. For dining, hotel partner Courtepaille grill offers a speedy two-course lunch menu.
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The Emile & Lola restaurant and bar is a highlight here, where chef Cristian Martinez serves up traditional French cuisine. Specialities include the salmon tartare and grilled avocado, and braised beef slow-cooked for eight hours. If you’d rather tuck in from the comfort of your room – all of which include a coffee table and chairs – click and collect is available.
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The tray of complimentary snacks provided in each room is a touch as welcoming as the fresh flowers in reception at Hotel Kyriad. The breakfast buffet is an all-you-can-eat choice of fresh pastries, breads, fruit juice and cooked meats, while the hotel’s Karousel restaurant provides lunch and dinner menus from Monday to Friday. Choose the plat du marche for a dish based on the chef’s best picks from the day’s market. You might be tempted to follow it with the sumptuous cherry creme brulee.
Best Western Plus Metz Technopole
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Don’t forget to pack your clubs as this Best Western sits on the site of the 18-hole Metz-Technopole golf course. With practice greens, six pitch-and-putt holes, and a golf school offering lessons, this urban course is designed for players of all levels. The sport provides the inspiration behind the hotel’s Le Swing bar, though if you share the opinion about it being a good walk spoiled, you might be more tempted by the sun terrace and swimming pool.
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Housed in a historic building near the banks of the River Moselle, this 68-room hotel comes with a storied past. Built in 1559 on the orders of King Henry II, the fortress was intended to protect the city after reclaiming it from the Roman Empire. These days, its interiors are chic and modern, with colourful art and sculptures adorning the walls in its spacious deluxe and superior bedrooms.
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Stone walls, red-carpeted staircases, and timber-beamed roofs are the charming period features of this 17th century hotel, which faces Metz’s Saint Stephen Cathedral. It means, along with a tiled bath and wooden bureau, some of the rooms come blessed with a view of the building, consecrated in 1552. For breakfast, a range of traditional lorraine tarts are on offer, alongside a bounty of berries and fruit.
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Overlooking the turfed roundabout and fountain on Avenue Foch, this stylish 38-room hotel takes its inspiration from France’s La Belle Epoque period. A mauve-and-plum colour scheme runs through the rooms and dining area, which is also brimming with Bonne Maman jam pots, cookies and yoghurts at breakfast. A mere five-minute stroll from the Place de la Republique, the hotel’s location is ideal for visitors looking to explore Metz on foot.
This is an updated version of an article originally written by Madeleine Bazil.
These recommendations were updated on April 1, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.