Officially known as the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, this beautiful country has a little bit of everything – from the charming laid-back countryside to exciting city nightlife. It’s also home to a pretty fine collection of unique places to stay from stunning boutiques to the grand and modern. To help you choose, here are my picks for the best cool and unusual hotels in Luxembourg…
Hotel Parc Belair
Hotel Parc Belair became one of my favorite places when I visited Luxembourg. Nestled in the residential charm of Belair, it’s conveniently located near Parc de Merl and just a short 15-minute stroll to the city center.
Every corner of this hotel exudes a unique charm; the breakfast room boasts vibrant murals, and cosy chill-out spaces are adorned with traditional tapestries. The 57 rooms are a delight, some draped in soothing gold tones, others in rich oriental reds. What I loved was the thoughtful amenities in each room – a mini-fridge, coffee and tea-making facilities, and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels.
The on-site restaurant, a personal favorite of mine, offers a delectable menu of French dishes. The chic lounge bar, perfect for unwinding, adds a contemporary touch to the day’s end. For those craving Italian or Mediterranean flavors, Antica Trattoria, a mere 300 meters away, became my go-to spot.
During my stay, I made use of the fitness studio, a great perk for guests. Business travelers, too, can appreciate the seamless connectivity in the well-equipped business center. Hotel Parc Belair truly offers a perfect blend of glamour and authenticity.
Glamorous boutique hotel
Murals in breakfast room
On-site French restaurant
No AC in rooms
Noisy during events
Gym needs more equipment
Hotel Parc Beaux Arts
Hotel Parc Beaux Arts stands as one of my favorite places, nestled right in the heart of Luxembourg City! The building itself holds a rich history, situated at the crossroads of two ancient Roman roads, enveloping you in a captivating historical charm during your stay.
Stepping outside, the majestic Palais Grand-Ducal greets you straight ahead, with the imposing Casemates du Bock to the left. Inside, a perfect blend of history and art unfolds—original stone features, wooden panels, Murano lighting, medieval architectural details, and Italian design elements create a captivating interior.
With only 11 suites, each preserves its 15th-century roots through exposed stone features and 18th-century wooden and timber ceilings. The English country style theme adds a touch of continental charm.
Le Friquet, the on-site restaurant and brasserie, became a beloved spot for savoring Luxembourgish cuisine throughout my stay—be it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. In the summer, the dining experience extends to the historic streets, offering delightful al-fresco dining. This place proves that fancy hotels can also be warm and inviting. At this graceful boutique, you’ll experience the perfect blend of luxury, warmth, and hospitality!
Vintage fancy ambiance
Medieval architectural details
Beamed ceilings and fireplaces
Only 180 meters from the Palais Grand-Ducal
No AC in the rooms
Small hotel vibe
INNSiDE by Meliá Luxembourg
While visiting INNSiDE by Melia Luxembourg, I discovered an urban oasis seamlessly blending with nature in Luxembourg’s avant-garde district—a pet-friendly haven surrounded by residential charm, parks, and vibrant shopping spots, capturing the city’s dynamic spirit.
I love this contemporary gem; its open spaces exude relaxation, and the floor-to-ceiling windows ensure a constant infusion of invigorating natural light. The rooms, especially the minimalist INNSiDE Room and the spacious Studio with a sofa-bed, showcase refined design, each detail carefully considered. My stay in The Townhouse, perched on the top floor, was extraordinary, offering panoramic city views that I savored from the stunning terrace. The connection to the surroundings felt genuine.
Dining at Da Gaart was a delightful experience, focusing on local connection. The restaurant sources produce from nearby small farms, delivering seasonal delights to my plate. Even a quick visit treated me to freshly baked artisan bread and expertly brewed coffee, perfect for my adventures. This hotel effortlessly blends work and leisure, providing 145 m2 of versatile, innovative workspace. I appreciated the commitment to well-being and maintaining my fitness routine with the top-notch equipment at the in-house InFit gym.
Cool trendy vibe
Free bikes and fitness centre
Lovely terrace and restaurant
Da Gaart uses organic ingredients
One of my favorite places, the Coque Hotel, captured my attention with its futuristic building nestled in a sprawling park at the heart of the business district. The 36 cozy double rooms, complete with a TV and safe, made my stay comfortable, and the inclusive breakfast was a delightful touch. The interior exuded sophistication with smooth wooden finishes complementing the inviting leather seating areas. I loved how the windows framed views of the lush park, creating a serene atmosphere.
During my visit, I tried the tempting offerings at two dining spots. Fresh & Fitness Corner, perfect for those on the go, offers a variety of sandwiches, soups, pasta dishes, and refreshing organic juices. Meanwhile, La Coquille, an elegant eatery, presented a culinary journey with an impressive wine selection featuring Luxembourg, French, and Italian options.
What truly set Coque Hotel apart was its exceptional amenities. The wellness center, spanning two floors, featured three relaxation areas, a snow cabin, foot baths, and a luxurious whirlpool. The aquatic center boasted an Olympic-size competition pool and a diving board, while the 690 m2 climbing wall, complete with a bouldering wall, added an adventurous touch to my stay.
Futuristic trendy design
Surrounded by a large park and picturesque lake
Several saunas; hammam; snow cabin and whirlpools
Lack of air-conditioning
Poor telephone signals
Entrance sign is not clear
Established in June 2018, JJ32 Hotel quickly became one of my favorite places for a fully immersive experience in the heart of Luxembourg. I love that it offers the perfect blend of affordability and high-end amenities. While visiting, I discovered its prime location, just 180 meters from the central train station and a convenient 15-minute walk from both the city center and the old town.
My stay in one of the 18 double rooms and one family room was a delightful mix of big-name chain comforts and a vibrant, metropolitan flair in the decor. I experienced the lively ambiance created by vivid artwork, an ambient lighting system, and industrial décor that truly set the scene for a memorable urban adventure. The private balcony provided a supreme vantage point overlooking the city’s eclectic streets. The modern and elegant bathrooms, equipped with a light-up rainfall shower, were perfect for pampering my senses after an action-packed day out.
While there was no on-site restaurant, I didn’t mind at all. The surrounding area boasts vibrant bars and eateries, adding to the overall experience. What truly stood out was the graceful boutique atmosphere upheld by a charming staff presence.
180 meters from train station
Poor water pressure
No 24-hour receptions
La Pipistrelle Hotel
While visiting La Pipistrelle Hotel in Luxembourg, I discovered a hidden gem steeped in 18th-century charm in the World Heritage Grund District. It quickly became one of my favorite places.
Stepping out, I found myself surrounded by museums, cafés, and artisan boutiques – the heartbeat of this enchanting district. The hotel’s fusion of history and modernity, evident in rustic walls, exposed brickwork, and local artistry, created a unique atmosphere that became a cherished memory.
My stay in one of the four bedrooms was nothing short of delightful. The seamless blend of homely comfort with stylish decor, featuring intimate seating areas and contemporary amenities, made me feel right at home. Whether in the Grand-Duc Jean suite, Grande-Duchesse Charlotte suite, Guillaume de Luxembourg suite, or the Gëlle Fra room, each promised an enchanting night.
The morning after was a treat. A fresh breakfast awaited me in a rock case lounge, once a fortress shield, adding historical significance to my culinary experience. The surrounding area offered a plethora of high-quality restaurants and cultural events, allowing me to immerse myself in the vibrant life of the town while savoring local delicacies. I loved every moment of it.
Modern cozy ambiance
100 meters from the National Museum of Natural History
No shower area
Le Royal Hotels & Resorts Luxembourg
During my stay at Le Royal Hotels and Resorts of Luxembourg, I discovered my favorite 5-star retreat. Nestled in the heart of the city, adjacent to Parc de Ville in the financial district and just two blocks from Place d’Armes, the location was genuinely idyllic. The 210 guestrooms and suites, featuring workspaces and comfortable seating, cater to various budgets. Opting for a Suite Royale, I indulged in a private Jacuzzi with a steam bath, a spacious living and dining area, and a fully equipped kitchenette.
Dining was delightful at La Pomme Cannelle, offering tasteful cuisine, and the Piano Bar, a sophisticated spot with a cigar lounge and premium drinks until 1 am. I tried the royal picnic, a well-stocked basket with tasty treats and a chilled bottle of rosé, and noted the four electric vehicle charging stations in the parking lot.
The on-site fitness and spa, Club Santé, became a cherished haven, allowing me to forget modern life stresses and rejuvenate my mind, body, and soul. The impeccable service and attention to detail truly made this experience exceptional.
Sophisticated and chic hotel
Suites with jacuzzis
Stunning design and gardens
Breakfast not included in stay
No coffee machine
Costly minibar snacks
Hotel Le Place d’Armes
While staying at this fancy inner-city abode in the heart of Luxembourg’s old city center, I found it to be one of my favorite places. The hotel, composed of 7 meticulously refurbished houses, exudes excellence, attention, aesthetics, kindness, and authenticity.
As I wandered through the stairs and curved corridors, the atmosphere felt like a modern rendition of an enchanted castle. The 28 rooms and suites, designed with a mix of contemporary styles and Art Nouveau touches, created a blend of intimacy and rustic charm. The rooms themselves were a delight, some adorned with intricately patterned, colorful wallpaper and golden headboards reminiscent of the classic 19th-century artistic movement’s character and flair.
Head Chef Fabrice Salvador’s talent shone through in the three restaurants available. LE PLËSS, with its grilled meats and fish crudos, offered a warm, elegant atmosphere around a central rotisserie and a comfortable terrace. Le Café de Paris, rocking a neo-bistro style, proved to be a ‘must-visit’ address on the Place d’Armes for decades. La Cristallerie, on the other hand, took me on a culinary journey inspired by the seasons, with a personalized menu complemented by rare and new wines.
Upscale boutique hotel
Beds’ golden headboards
Neo-bistro style cafe
Gym needs more equipment
Dark room lighting
Glass toilet door
Les Jardins d’Anaïs
Les Jardins d’Anais is one of my favorite places, embodying the art of living in a peaceful residential neighborhood just 5 minutes from the city center. While staying at this elegant retreat, I love the seamless blend of tradition and modern comfort behind its charming façade. Nature is a constant companion, enhancing the interior with a touch of serenity.
I experienced the cozy allure of the seven sleeping units, each draped in rustic charm and offering splendid views of the lush surroundings. The options, be it standard, luxury, or suite, feature smooth wooden floors, creating a warm atmosphere. During my visit, I tried the gourmet restaurant with its al-fresco seating, treating myself to stunning panoramas of the vine-filled landscapes. The ambiance was delightful, making it a perfect spot to unwind.
Two lounges on the ground floor became my retreat after a day filled with adventure. I indulged in premium wines and crafted cocktails. While exploring Les Jardins d’Anais, I felt transported to a bygone era. A harmonious blend of old-world charm and contemporary convenience, creating a cherished abode that genuinely felt like my own home away from home.
Traditional yet modern vibe
Tasty daily breakfast
5 minutes from city center
Old style TVs
No irons available
No coffee available
Hotel Simoncini is one of my favorite places in Luxembourg. While staying at this unique hotel art gallery, I immersed myself in the beauty of poetry, etchings, paintings, and sculptures spread across its six floors. Situated in the city’s heart, the hotel’s proximity to the business district, cultural sites, and shops made my visit convenient. Exploring the area, I discovered the Gëlle Fra monument and the Notre Dame Cathedral just around the corner.
The Simoncini, with its modern and sophisticated ambiance, bathed in natural light, offered a perfect setting to infuse a creative touch into my vacation. Every visual frame showcased vibrant pops of nature, intricate artwork, and chic furniture on polished wooden floors. I love the 35 luxury rooms at the hotel, featuring functional and minimalist design yet adorned with fresh décor and plush bedding, creating a homely atmosphere.
Each morning, I woke up to a delightful breakfast in the downstairs eatery, savoring artisan breads and home-cooked delights. For lunch and dinner, I could explore local and international hot spots nearby. Alternatively, I enjoyed dining in-house, taking advantage of the tranquil terrace that offered breathtaking city views.
Chic and modern
Modern art pieces throughout
Small room tables
Bit noisy on weekends
Set in an opulent 1930s building, Hotel Grey quickly became one of my favorite places. It served as my ideal base camp for exploring the city’s heart during my stay. With easy access to the Kirchberg quarter, housing international banks and EU institutions, I felt right in the center of the action.
Upon entering, I immediately fell in love with the exquisite furnishings that seamlessly blended the building’s historical character with a chic modern look. The acrylic blacks, vivid red décor, and intricate artwork created an atmosphere that I found genuinely captivating.
My room, steeped in vintage design, was a cozy haven. The floating queen-sized bed and high-end amenities like the LCD flat-screen cable TV, built-in iPhone dock, mini-bar, and laptop-sized safe added a touch of luxury to my stay. I had various options to choose from, ranging from business rooms to executive suites, all offering a balcony or terrace overlooking the tranquil courtyard.
Each morning, I indulged in a delightful room service breakfast. In the evenings, I visited the bar to relish a relaxed drink. What truly made Hotel Grey stand out for me was its ingenious use of space. Despite its unassuming size from the outside, the interior revealed plenty of seating areas where I could kick back and fully appreciate the vintage charm.
Chic modern look
No clothes hanging space
No window view
Breakfast is not included
Skol l’Original became one of my favorite places during my city break. The boutique hotel seamlessly blends rustic charm with modern comfort, creating an elegant retreat just a short ride from the Grand Ducal Palace. The amenities thoughtfully combine tradition and style, making it a genuinely stylish abode.
While visiting, I fell in love with the communal spaces. The plush seating areas and smooth wooden aesthetic, bathed in natural light and boasting stunning city views through floor-to-ceiling windows, set a relaxing ambiance. The 11 lavish guestrooms, some with balconies and kitchenettes, enchanted me with their writing tables and mini-fridge bars.
Navigating the moody, mystical corridors felt like wandering through a contemporary art gallery, leading to rooms adorned with a flat-screen cable TV and large windows, and, if you’re lucky, your own private fireplace!
During my stay, I tried the à la carte, industrial-themed restaurant on-site, where a contemporary international menu featuring seasonal products and mouth-watering desserts awaited. The experience was capped off with cocktails on the intimate bar terrace, creating memorable evenings. Alternatively, a local favorite, Confiserie Namur, within walking distance, offered award-winning French cuisine, adding to the delightful culinary options around the property.
Rooms with balconies
No on-site breakfast
Best Hotels in Luxembourg Compared
The following table compares 12 Cool and trendy Hotels in Luxembourg.
|Hotel Name||Location||Price Range (per night)||Fitness Facilities||Distane to Attractions(km)||Nearby Restaurants|
|Hotel Parc Belair||109 Avenue Du X Septembre||$146 - $293||Yes||0.5||5|
|Hotel Parc Beaux Arts||1 Rue Sigefroi||$254 - $282||No||0.6||7|
|INNSiDE by Meliá Luxembourg||12 Rue Henri Schnadt||$163 - $478||Yes||1.6||3|
|Coque Hotel||2, rue Léon Hengen||$118 - $158||Yes||1.2||4|
|JJ32 Hotel||32 Rue Joseph Junck||$185 - $214||No||1||7|
|La Pipistrelle Hotel||Montée du Grund 26||$365 - $441||No||0.5||3|
|Le Royal Hotels & Resorts Luxembourg||Boulevard Royal 12,||$265 - $370||Yes||1||5|
|Hotel Le Place d’Armes||18 Pl. d'Armes||$469 - $876||Yes||0.9||8|
|Les Jardins d’Anaïs||Place Sainte Cunégonde||$277 - $359||No||0.8||3|
|Hotel Simoncini||6 Rue Notre Dame||$223 - $267||No||0.35||6|
|Hotel Grey||4, rue Joseph Junk||$142 - $199||Yes||1.1||5|
|Skol l’Original||268 Rte d'Arlon||$238 - $261||No||3.9||4|
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Gaby Maia – writer and photographer
Born and raised in Brazil, Gaby has always had a taste for the intriguing, the off-beat and the far flung. After traveling around most of South America, living in Spain and Italy and then moving to England, her feet have stayed continually twitchy. Studying for a degree in Spanish translation and then learning five more languages only poured more fuel onto her traveling ardor. Gaby likes nothing better than discovering new destinations in her spare time and meeting the locals, tasting the cuisine and then writing about her favourite places. Her other indulgences include French cinema, boxing, photography, colourful manicures and soaking up the rays on a sun-infused beach. The places she loves the most include Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Turkey, Barcelona, Lisbon and Cornwall. Find Gaby on Linkedin or Twitter.