Travel Blogs from Luxembourg City
The journey to Luxembourg from Nancy is only supposed to take 1.5 hours so I figured I had plenty of time to get here. Everything was going fine until the last stop before Luxembourg, in sticksville north-eastern France, that something strange happened and everybody grabbed their stuff and got off the train. This was highly unusual and a little …
Checked out of hotel Best Western drove all day to Metz thr Nancy. Stayed off Tool rds. Long drive at first but got faster as we took dual carriage. I got suck today. Had to take medication Lovely drive thro rural countryside. Stopped for Hamburger in Quick cafe. And got hotel free wifi to book hotel. Drove on to Metz and got Comfort inn hotel. 58$ good value. Lovely hotel. Smelly ...
Anyway, we left at noonish after the city tour and headed to the Mosel valley to take in the Berg Eltz, one of the few true mid-evil castles still standing.
Lori Rade I thought about you all day while visiting this, I knew you would have enjoyed it.
We returned to Trier to have dinner. We had a great experience!
The restaurant, Das Wienhaus was recommended by our guide Andrea. It is ...
Don and Cindy are making really good Rick Steve's participants, and Andrea called them "virgins" tonight! Don could hardly believe it...he said "I have been called a lot of things but never that!"...everyone laughed!
Tomorrow is a long tour day...up and out by 8:00 and back to the hotel at 6:30. Time for bed!
Love ya all,
Dar, Mary, Don and Cindy
8th and 9th September- We left for Luxembourg on Sunday 8th September for 2 nights. The weather has definitely changed from sunshine and warmth to overcast/rainy and cold. Time to break out the warm clothes. This is another very old country/city with old churches, abbey's, monasteries and buildings.
Luxembourg has a very long history dating back to Count Siegfried ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Carlton Luxembourg City
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.
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.
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.