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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 …
... over in the 1800s and these casemates were reduced to only 17kms in length! During the 2 world wars these casemates were able to house 35 000 people. We twisted and turned through the narrow winding steps the worst part was a section G - it had what they termed a U turn, so made it all the way down with minimal light, a little claustrophobic as it was damp and dark, made it to the bottle and then had to go around and come back to the top!! After the casemates and steep climb ...
Had another fabulous day, driving through Luxembourg, the countryside has been almost English in part, just stunning and so green. Our drive today was up to Esch-sur-Sûre. This is on the river Sauer, with the village itself like a moat, whereby water surrounds the village. It was so picturesque and quiet!! We climbed to the top of the old ruins, totally free with a ...
... the city centre and even shopped at the flea market at the William Square. After lunch we went to Echternach. Unfortunately we didnt have time to go to the lake which they are famous for. We were there to also just visit the basilica and walk around the city centre. We headed back at around 5pm. Lastly did I day that parking is free for Sunday?
... managed to get a hot chicken yesterday to have with salad, we only had to cook some rice to go with the leftovers to make a risotto, just as well 'cos I really was not up to cooking a lot.
Our bus fares and entrance fees today would have come to 14 euros, so the Luxembourg Card we bought at Diekirch is good value, and we still have tomorrow to use it again.
It rained hard overnight and was very misty when we awoke, ...
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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.