Luxury reigns supreme at Le Royal Luxembourg.
As you drive from the airport through the sprawling concrete jungle that is the suburbs of Luxembourg, it’s such a relief when you finally reach your destination. As you drive across the forge you’re treated to views of a quaint town. It makes you wonder that if you turn down the wrong street, you might bump into Gepetto crafting his wooden toys.
Whenever I visit Luxembourg there is only one hotel that I ever stay in and that is the Le Royal Luxembourg. It isn’t in the Leading Hotels of the World book for nothing! This 5 star hotel is just a short walking distance from the old town centre, where you can sample the delights of this picturesque, if not somewhat expensive town.
Walk through the doors and enter a clean lined lobby and prepare to be greeted by warm and friendly staff; on hand to help you with your baggage and help make the check in process as quick and as painless as possible.
The rooms are well sized and designed in a modern European style, which makes it easy to feel home at home. The furniture is elegant and there's internet access in all rooms (although this is quite pricey at €28 per day) to make sure that whether you're there for business or pleasure you need not miss a click. My favourite part of the room however, is the bathroom, where they are tiled from floor to ceiling; with large baths in the centre of the room it's the perfect place for a soak after a walk around the town centre.
There is a Piano Bar in the lobby of the hotel which is decorated in very dark wood but relaxing all the same; and if you're lucky you'll get to listen to the resident pianist play a few tunes while you sit down with a glass of wine or two.
Above: The Piano Bar @ Le Royal Luxembourg
There are two restaurants in the hotel. Le Jardin is the casual dining room or the La Pomme Cannelle, which is the Le Royal Luxembourg's formal dining area; both restaurants have beautiful food and waiters on hand to help you choose something different and to recommend you a fantastic bottle of wine. And of course, if you feel like relaxing and don’t want to venture far then there is an excellent room service menu.
Top Tip: Head over before Christmas to make the most of the markets and traditional goods.
Hotel Le Royal,
12 boulevard Royal,
Tél : + 352 24 16 16-1
Fax : + 352 22 59 48