Hotel de Guise

Found in Nancy

by Bert Schwarz

The Hôtel de Guise in Nancy is a house with character. It is ideally located in the centre of the old town, very close to the famous square Stanislas - An attractive hotel in a former manor house.

Centuries after its construction, the hotel still exudes the typical atmosphere of the old house. The owners have carefully preserved the architectural and stylistic aspects of the previous epochs with many remarkable pieces of the past.

Hôtel de Guise © Bert Schwarz

Its French-style ceilings, with false beams and painted lilies, the monumental fireplace and its stone floor, the Stanislas Room (breakfast room) have the characteristic elements of Louis XIII's era. The staircase with a wrought-iron railing from the 18th century leads the guest from the ground floor to the floors with the rooms and suites. This staircase is inspired by Jean Lamour. He was the blacksmith in the service of the King of Poland, who had the gold-plated lattices made on Stanislas Square. This heritage is present in the rooms, as the owners have preserved the parquet flooring of Versailles Castle.

Our recommendation

The hotel is in - almost - every respect a house that is quiet and centrally located. Restaurants and bars are around the corner and offer something to suit every taste.

Hôtel de Guise © Bert Schwarz

We found the parking situation to be extremely tricky, as parking spaces in front of the house are rare and usually occupied by residents. We parked our car at Cours Léopold (subject to charges!), which is about three minutes walk from the hotel. By car it takes longer because of the one-way streets... . For unloading and loading on arrival and departure we blocked the Rue de Guise for a short time and nobody complained. The concierge was very helpful in this action.

Conclusion

A nice house, centrally located, but with a few logistics cutbacks if you travel by car.

Very recommended.