Hotel Alpha is about a ten or fifteen minute drive from downtown Grenoble and has easy access from the A41. The restaurant food is good, especially the buffet breakfast. Rooms are fairly small, but well equipped. Try the patisserie next door for take-out lunch.
I want to start off by saying that this hotel has one of the biggest elevators I've ever seen at a non-chain hotel in France. That seems like a good intro for the Grand Hotel, which is a really nice boutique hotel that's been completely redone to have all the amenities of a chain hotel without the bigger prices. Returning to the elevator, this one could comfortably hold 8-10 people, which is the first clue that the hotel's probably been totally redone at some point in the last few years. The rooms were quite comfy, though like all French hotel rooms a tad on the small size. One large bed (queen?) and a reading/writing desk were about all you could fit in. But that was all I needed. Also loved the bathroom design, which had the shower and rest of the bathroom floor all at one contiguous level so that it all drained quite well instead of having water flood out of the shower onto the bathroom floor. Fixtures were all quite new and in good shape, and everything in general was quite tastefully done. Staff also very friendly and helpful, and their first-floor restaurant looked good as well even though I never used it (breakfast only, but lots of newspapers too). It's right in the center of town, so easy to walk to just about anything, though train station is a bit further, about 15 minutes. On the whole, a very pleasant hotel experience for my week-long stay.
Doug from Shanghai
The Grand Hotel, a superb 19th century building, stands in the centre of the old town close the pedestrian streets, theatre …More
A single night stay in this centrally located hotel that occupies a former military quarters. The overall style is cool and very comfortable. The rooms have high ceiling (*really* high ceilings, 5 m at least), with beautiful windows looking over the mountains. In proximity of the shopping mall "Caserne de Bonne". The center is within easy walking distance.
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