Le Saint Barnabé - Hotel & Spa

Buhl, Haut-Rhin

Nature lovers and gourmets will love this fabulously quiet Alsatian hotel. Colouful rooms, good food and ferny woods to explore


26 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


At the top of its peaceful valley, under the guidance of attentive and efficient owners, the whole hotel now has modern, clean lines: gone are the traditional Alsatian frills. Food is important here, and good. Éric is the chef. Trained with France’s best and chef at Château d’Isenbourg for some years, he uses local, biodynamically-grown ingredients whenever he can. Clémence does the colourful garden and can also advise on what to do between the Vosges hills and the Alsace plain: there are typical villages and wine-growers to visit, excellent hiking, bike rides and good fishing places (they also have mini-golf on the spot, and a spa with hammam). The ferny woods are full of paths and burbling brooks and there’s skiing in season. Rooms, quietly elegant and comfortable, are of two kinds: in the main house they are big, sometimes in rich, dark colours, and come with smashing bathrooms and the odd balcony; in the separate building behind, they are smaller, with a shower each – and cheaper! A great place for nature lovers and gourmets, the Saint Barnabé is completely quiet – bar the birdsong – and carefully eco-friendly.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

24 & 25 December, 11 January to 8 February.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Lunch €22.90, Mon-Sat. Picnic on request. Dinner €32-€78 plus à la carte. Closed 1 week in July, and 2 weeks in Jan/Feb.


Nightly price
from €86
Singles €86-€199. Extra bed/sofabed available €25 per person per night.
26 Twin/doubles
From €86


This hotel is probably a little further off the A35 than we anticipated, but it is well worth the effort, and much easier to rejoin the A35 if heading south. We stayed in a garden room with our 2 dogs and had a lovely relaxing evening after a long drive. We were made very welcome. The flexibility of a room leading directly into the garden was invaluable when travelling with dogs. We had a delicious relaxed dinner in the restaurant, and breakfast next morning in sunny surroundings. I would highly recommend this hotel whether travelling with dogs or not, and we will definitely return.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Clémence & Éric Orban

  • wellness center, mini golf
  • close to the abbey of Murbach (5 min.)
  • close to the wine route
  • halfway between Colmar and Mulhouse (20 min)
  • 1 h15 from Strasbourg, 1 H from Basel
  • not far from the Markstein and Grand Ballon (30 min.)