3 stars classification awarded by the Tourist Office in Strasburg
The Krutenau is one of the oldest districts of Strasbourg, only a 10-minute walk from the city centre, 15 minutes on foot from the European Parliament and Council of Europe, and on direct tram lines to all of these destinations, as well as the main train station. Formerly marshland with a dense network of waterways, the quarter was known for a long time as Krutenau in undis (of the waves), hence some of the place names currently still in use, such as the Place Saint Nicolas aux Ondes. Over the years the district developed as a market-gardening area, before becoming the site for military barracks in the 18th Century and tobacco factories in the 19th Century. Following urban renewal in the 1970s, students then gradually took the place of the district’s working class residents, and today the Krutenau is one of the highspots of Strasbourg nightlife, with its many restaurants, bars and nightclubs.
The Place Saint Nicolas aux Ondes has recently been turned into a little park complete with park benches, and the street around the square has been pedestrianised. With its numerous cafés, bars and restaurants, the square is a lively place, popular in the summer months with pétanque players. The district generally is bustling with local shops. The art nouveau municipal swimming baths, the National School of Decorative Arts, also art nouveau, and the Strasbourg Youth Theatre are all to be found within about 100 metres of the square.
THE LOFT (sleeps up to 4 people)
Nestling peacefully to the rear of the building located at 5 Place Saint Nicolas aux Ondes, overlooking a courtyard with a magnificent catalpa tree, small garden and timber-framed houses, The Loft is located on the top two floors of the three-storey building. This spacious 50 m² apartment is completely open-plan, minimalist in design with its plain white walls, including a whitewashed-brick feature on the 2nd floor, bare beams, and Italian-style furniture.
Fully-equipped kitchen with bar stools and separate dining area and view over the courtyard, study/living space with views over the garden. Facilities include a 1m40 x 2m sofa bed, 2 armchairs, coffee table, desk, small bookcase, wardrobe with hanging space, flat-screen television, a dining table, free WiFi. WC.
Bedroom under the eaves overlooking the courtyard and garden and timber-framed houses. Double bed (2m x 1.80m). Built-in storage space. Wall-to-wall seagrass flooring. Balustraded walkway overlooking the first floor providing access to the bathroom with built-in sunken bath with shower attachment, separate shower cubicle, mirror, storage space.