Stay at the opulent Domaine Les Crayères, in central Reims, for a taste of French grandeur mixed with modern amenities. You’ll have easy access to the city and the Champagne countryside, while the property’s extensive grounds provide a relaxing retreat from the everyday.
Grand Hôtel Continental
Located in the heart of the Champagne region, this 19th-century mansion-turned-boutique-hotel offers an intimate stay with modern flair. Set in central Reims, the hotel makes a great base for exploring the storied vineyards of the Champagne region, and you’re just a short walk from the city’s Roman ruins, Porte de Mars.
The Continental Hôtel seamlessly combines the limestone façade of the original structure with a contemporary bold design that’s apparent in the smallest detail. The 52 rooms are all decorated in pale neutral shades that contrast with strong dark tones, accented by patterned wallpaper, printed throw pillows and whimsical touches like a white owl sculpture with glowing yellow eyes.
The hotel’s restaurant is beloved of locals and visitors alike, with an ever-changing seasonal menu that offers both prix fixe and à la carte options. The stylish decor continues here, with indigo-blue wood panels on the walls, comfortably masculine leather club chairs and a bistro atmosphere.
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The 52 rooms are divided into four categories: Intimate, Timeless, Collection and Suites. All the rooms have boldly contrasting decor, with white or cream walls, dark furniture and curtains, and playful accents. You’ll have a good range of modern amenities, including free Wi-Fi, flat screen TVs and air conditioning. Some of the rooms also boast a view out onto the nearby park.
Just a 90-minute drive from Paris, Reims is considered the capital of the Champagne region and makes an excellent base for exploring local vineyards and wineries. The hotel is centrally located within the city, a short walk from some lovely green spaces like Square Colbert and Les Hautes Promenades, and a five-minute stroll to the Porte de Mars, a third-century Roman triumphal arch. It’s also just a three-minute walk to the city’s train station.
Food and drink
- The Continental Restaurant has a seasonal menu that features locally sourced foods.
- Prix fixe and à la carte menus are also available.
- Breakfast includes a buffet, à la carte options and in-room dining.
We love the Continental Hôtel for its modern flair, elegant decor and exceptional location — not only is Reims the capital of the Champagne region, the hotel is centrally located in the city.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
A former 18th-century wine house, Le Château de Rilly has the feel of a grand manor house but the intimacy and value of a boutique hotel. Staying here means you’re midway between Reims and Épernay, and have easy access to the region’s vineyards and Champagne houses.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Spend the day exploring the history and vine-covered landscapes of France’s Champagne region by e-bike with a guide. You’ll stop at the village of Hautvillers, known as the birthplace of Champagne, visit two Champagne houses for tastings and enjoy a Champagne lunch in Épernay.
Explore France’s Champagne region with a private driver-guide. You’ll visit two wineries for tours and tastings, including a larger, well-known winery and a family-run boutique option. You’ll also visit historic Hautvillers, birthplace of Champagne, and pause for lunch paired with bubbly at a Champagne house.