A guide to the best hotels in Luxembourg City and the best accommodation in Luxembourg City
After an in-depth guide about the best hotels and where to stay in Luxembourg, the country, it’s about time to have a closer look at the capital of my beloved home country. Indeed Luxembourg City is attracting more and more visitors from all over the planet.
As the town is much more than a simple day trip from Brussels or Paris, I share with you my favorite places in case you’re wondering where to stay in Luxembourg City.
Indeed, there are plenty of new, stylish hotels in Luxembourg City that are worth to be explored. After visiting the town that’s also known as the “Gibraltar of the North”, they are the perfect place to recover and rest.
Even though hotel prices are a bit higher than in other European capitals, I found for you many cheap accommodation options in case you’re traveling on a budget. Because that’s the charm of Luxembourg City: it holds something for every type of traveler.
Whether you’re looking for luxury hotels in Luxembourg City, hostels or business hotels… Luxembourg City has it for you!
As a chica that’s born and bred in Luxembourg, I often get asked what are the best hotels in Luxembourg City. Are there even cheap hotels in the capital of one of the richest countries in the world?
In order to give those queries a detailed answer, I decided to write this in-depth guide on where to stay in Luxembourg City. Accommodation places are categorized location-wise and budget-wise.
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Overview: Where to stay in Luxembourg City
Where to stay in Luxembourg City for a short stay
If you only have limited time and you’re planning to stay only 1 day or 2, I recommend staying in the old city center of the Luxembourgish capital.
Even though the best option is to stay longer in Luxembourg City as there are plenty of things to do and see, you can already get a great impression of the capital if you only stay one or two nights.
Luxembourg City is divided into 2 parts: the Upper City and the Lower City near “Gare”, the train station. For me, the most scenic part is Upper City and on top, it’s close to the most important attractions of Luxembourg City.
You can’t leave the capital without having seen the fortifications and at least one or two museums. The best way to explore the former city walls is by doing the famous Wenzel trail. It’s easy to walk and takes you to several scenic viewpoints.
During the afternoon I recommend visiting one of Luxembourg’s cozy bars such as Konrad or the scenic Grund neighborhood which comes with several terraces next to the river.
Best Hotels to stay in Luxembourg City Centre
Where to stay in Luxembourg City for luxury travelers
Luxembourg City is a great destination in case you are fancying a luxury getaway. Why? First, because there are plenty of 4-star superior and 5-star hotels in Luxembourg that will be an ideal oasis of peace.
On top, Luxembourg City is not very large, thus you can easily explore it on foot. Is there a better way to unwind than by getting lost in scenic narrow streets?
On top, you’ll find plenty of international luxury brands in the old Upper Town. Gucci, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton are waiting for you!
Did you know that Luxembourg has one of the highest concentrations of Michelin-awarded restaurants per head?
Indeed, 4 Michelin restaurants are only awaiting you in the capital…and several more in the country! It’s without any doubt the best way to give your stay in Luxembourg an unforgettable, luxury touch.
Best Luxury Hotels in Luxembourg City
Best hostels in Luxembourg City
I admit that Luxembourg City is not the cheapest place to visit. Indeed, the country has one of the highest GDPs in Europe. On top, Luxembourg City is more expensive than the rest of the country.
However, even if you are traveling on a budget, you can also enjoy the beautiful capital of Luxembourg.
There’s a gorgeous Youth Hostel in the Petrusse Valley and many B&Bs, vacation homes, and Airbnbs are awaiting you. Indeed, cheap accommodation in Luxembourg City is not an impossible thing.
On top, many of the cultural events held in Luxembourg City are free and by purchasing the Luxembourg Card, you can make the most of your money.
The best way to explore Luxembourg City is by foot or public transport…which is completely free!
Best hostels in Luxembourg City & cheap accommodation in Luxembourg City
Where to stay in Luxembourg City for business travelers
Luxembourg City is a hub for banks, finance, and European institutions. That’s why many travel to Luxembourg for business reasons.
Luxembourg has excellent connections to Brussels, Paris, and Cologne, and as the size is quite tiny, it’s easy to do business here.
The main hubs for business, finance, and EU institutions are located in the Kirchberg district and close to Findel airport.
You’ll find plenty of business hotels in both districts. If you don’t mind being further away from the city center, I also recommend Senningerberg district as it’s really close to Luxembourg airport.
If you prefer staying in the quaint old town center of Luxembourg City, it’s only 15 min bus drive away from Kirchberg, the business center of Luxembourg.
Best hotels in Luxembourg city for business people
Best Boutique Hotels in Luxembourg City
Did you know that Luxembourg City is home to several extremely cute Boutique Hotels? I love Boutique hotels for their not-so-usual design. But still, you’ll feel at home in a cozy setting.
Boutique hotels differ from large hotels by their small number of rooms. But each room is designed and decorated with great care and taste.
Most of the boutique hotels in Luxembourg City have 4 stars and are located only a short walk from the city center.
Staying in a boutique hotel is definitely a great way to give your stay in Luxembourg a unique, personalized touch.
Best Boutique Hotels in Luxembourg City
Best cheap hotels in Luxembourg City & Apartments
Even though Luxembourg City is not the cheapest place to visit, you’ll still find plenty of cheap accommodation options in Luxembourg City. Think of Airbnbs, apartments, or bed and breakfasts!
Not only are they a great way to save money, but on top, you’ll mingle with the local population. In case you travel with friends or family, don’t forget to ask for group discounts!
You might also consider staying on the outskirts of the city, as apartments tend to get
cheaper with the distance from the town center.
Cheaper neighborhoods in Luxembourg City which are still close to the town center are Gare, Bonnevoie, and Rollingergrund.
Best cheap accommodation in Luxembourg City
What to do in Luxembourg City
As already stated, Luxembourg City is much more than a plane day trip from Brussels, Cologne or Paris. You can easily stay up to 2 nights in Luxembourg City… and there will still be things to do!
I also highly recommend visiting the country itself and not limiting your stay to the capital only. Indeed, the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg boats fairytale castles, numerous, gorgeous hiking trails, award-winning wine industry and so much more that are worth extending your stay.
On top, it’s extremely easy to roam the country with public transport being complete since January 2020.
So what are the main reasons to visit Luxembourg City? I’d resume it under the following keywords:
- A less-known destination
- Avant-garde museums
- Numerous (Michelin) restaurants convert it into a foodie’s heaven
- The cozy bars in Luxembourg City located inside former fortification structures and the scenic Grund neighborhood
- An almost intact fortification that gives it the name “Gibraltar of the North”.
- A large cultural offer with almost daily events taking place (often totally for free!)
- The entire capital can be easily explored by foot with scenic trails
- A multicultural society at its best: almost 65%+ of the capital’s population have non-Luxembourgish origins. This makes the capital a particularly vibrant and intriguing place to visit.
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