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Today the weather is dull and grey but we are still in our shorts......perfect weather for some schnapps shopping. We all piled into one motorhome and headed for the town of Zweisel to visit the famous schnapps shop. This shop is a tourist attraction in its own right ! Filled to the brim with their own brand if schnapps which comes in flavours labelled "lusty granny" and "lusty mama " and many more. Sampling is a must and you only have to glance ...
Today we drove to Egging which is in the heart of Bavaria, the weather now is very and sunny. We arrived around lunch time and opted for a nice lazy afternoon reading and relaxing. It was warm but I still managed to complete my run with David accompanying me on his bike. The campsite e at staying at is excellent we have booked in for 3 nights so that we can explore the area. I have now got 3 very angry insect bites it happens me every time ...
... which runs through the middle of the city. It was developed in the 12th century as the location provided natural fortification on three sides and a fortress was added on the remaining side. Today it is a well preserved housing and nightclub area around the banks of the river Alzette which runs through it.
Although unscheduled, we enjoyed our short visit to Luxembourg but are excited about returning to France for our last week of riding. ...
... exams so we have been going through multiple presentations, papers to write, seminars and so much more. This past week we started one of our last courses, "Doing Business with European Countries and Peoples." We had class from Wednesday to Friday and it wasn't until Thursday afternoon that our professor assigned our project/final exam that would be due on Friday - the contract, negotiation, non disclosure agreements, presentations, business cards, design ...
... friend Corinne in person after talking to her via Facebook for so long. They ran up and hugged each other when they met in the hotel lobby. Her entire family was so incredibly nice. It was especially fun for me because Corinne has a daughter who is about my age and I got to spend the day talking to her while we walked around Luxembourg. Corinne and Eric also have two sons, Matthias and Theotime. I was impressed that ...
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A fun happy time for all
I stayed a night at the Hotel Carlton last week. The hotel was much nicer than we expected... and my guess is nicer than those in the area.
It is true that its not in the middle of the historic centre, but we walked there in about 10 minutes... (In the middle of winter, it wasn't that bad). The walk is beautiful, especially crossing the bridge....
Hospitality was great. Lion (I think?) was there to help us check in... He was more than helpful, and probably would have chit chat with us all night if we wanted. The included breakfast was nice and above and beyond the typical buffet found.
The room itself was quite roomy (especially after just checking out of the tiny rooms in Paris). Free high speed Internet worked well, but you do need to bring an ethernet cable. (They might have them at the desk, I didn't check because someone else on here reminded me to bring one). Train station is across the street. We drove and found easy street parking right in front at night. It was free because it was at night, but normally would have cost a bit.
Also, FYI, it looks like they are rehabbing the entranceway...
I have to agree with all the comments said about this hotel, especially when it comes to Gianni's hospitality. However there are a few points I would like to make, slightly negative but not real detractions from the overall quality of the hotel. Firstly the rooms facing the street front are a bit noisy especially considering there is a construction site just opposite (current at 7/11/04). Secondly, if there are two of you travelling and you both have suitcases then you might struggle to find room to open both cases. If this is the case then make sure you request a large room.
The Hotel itself is about a 15 minute walk to the old town where you will find most of the bars and restaurants. The train station is 100 metres away, so this makes the hotel very convenient. I payed 90 euros a night for a double including breakfast which was more than acceptable (typical European fare). One other great feature is that each room has free unlimited ADSL, however bring your own Ethernet cable.
What you should know before deciding to stay here
Based on the recommendations on this site, I considered staying at the Carlton on my recent trip to Luxembourg. I actually stayed elsewhere, but out of curiosity I went and had a look.
Visitors should know that although it's close to the railway station, it's not that close to the historic centre. It's in the red light district and some may find the streetlife offputting. There are also large building sites opposite and behind the hotel.
The interior of the hotel sounds charming and Gianni certainly seems to have made an impression on all the other reviewers. But I wanted to share these facts to help other travellers form a balanced view.
Hotel Carlton is the only choice while staying in Luxembourg City
Staying at the Hotel Carlton was a tremendous joy. It's centrally located, just 1 block from the Train & Bus Station and just minutes from everything, It has wonderfully appointed rooms, with the greatest balance of modern convinces and old world charm. From the minute you walk in and meet the concierge Gianni, to the minute you leave, you can't be more comfortable anywhere else. Without a doubt Gianni is a standout among concierges, with every question or request being answered perfectly, almost before being asked. Later in our trip we stayed at newer and more expensive hotels (in other cities) and it was a disappointment, that they didn't measure up to the Carlton and Gianni. If you're staying in Luxembourg City, this is the ONLY place to stay.
Old World Charm & Comfort
The Carlton is a lovely small hotel in Luxembourg Ciry within easy walking distance of the Train Center Station. Gianni, the Hotel Manager is the hotel's best asset. He is warm, kind, helpful, gracious and speaks five languages. He made us feel like guests in his home, welcomed after a long journey with every concern for our comfort and enjoyment. He was our guide, our interpreter, our reservationist and our host, without ever leaving the hotel he managed to make our first trip to Europe a wonderful experience; one we won't forget, but will look forward to re-visiting soon.
What a great place to stay!
We stayed here in August 2004 and found the hotel simply wonderful. The owner is the nicest man and ever so helpful. He speaks English, French, Italian, and a few others fluently. The rooms were modern, clean, and nicely appointed with comfortable beds. The hotel is just around the corner from the main railway station. Highly recommended!
Great Hotel/Great Deal
I chose Hotel Carlton after reading a description in a Frommer's guide. As stated there, Mr. Gianni is the key to Hotel Carlton's superiority over the average hotel. Mr. Gianni did indeed greet us upon our arrival with a hearty welcome and freshly poured orange juice. The room was actually much nicer than I expected, and the hotel in general one of the nicer ones I've been in in Europe. For the money, this is easily one of the best deals on the planet. In every way, Hotel Carlton, and Mr. Gianni, made our stay in Luxembourg City highly comfortable and exceedingly pleasant. Highly recommended.
What a treat!!!
March, 2004 - Luxembourg was the last leg of our 6 day Delft/Amsetrdam (Netherlands) train trip. We arrived at the hotel late and were very tired, but after being greeted by Gianni, we suddenly felt a burst of energy! He made us feel so welcome and right at home! The hotel is near and in walking disatnce from the train station and downtown Luxembourg. Very clean, cozy atmosphere. The rooms are very comfortable and the price is very reasonble. Everyone at the hotel was super helpful and friendly. We can't wait to go back to Luxembourg and will without a doubt stay at the Carlton when we do! THANK YOU!!! :-)
Fantastic European Hotel
This hotel near the train station in Luxembourg is a real gem. Recently refurbished and immaculate. Gianni will welcome you upon arrivial and cares about his guests. About a 10 minute walk to the older section of Luxembourg.
Loved the Carlton
We stayed at the Carlton during my pre-Lenten break and were extremely pleased. Not only is the hotel very attrative (having just been remodeled) but the rooms are extremely comfortable. Although we had what the manager called a small bath, it was more than adequate. The bed was very comfortable and there was plenty of storage as well as comfortable seating. We were pleased that there was a television with several English speaking channels available. We paid 83 Euro per night and were served a wonderful breakfast each morning. The manager was there each morning and was extremely pleasant and helpful. We highly recommend the Carlton. It is close to the train station and a short walk from the Cassements and the Place. A wonderful place to stay.