In late May, I visited the storybook city of Luxembourg for the ING Night Marathon and Half Marathon (blog post coming soon).
As an invited guest of the marathon committee, they arranged for my complimentary 2-night stay at the Novotel Luxembourg Center Hotel, part of the Accor Hotel chain. I took a public bus from the airport to the city, and got a little turned around, so I was glad I had a map to figure out where I was going. At first the hotel seemed closer to the train station, than to the old section of the city, but it quickly became apparent that everything is fairly nearby and easily accessible in Luxembourg City.
Am I a snob? Not really, but, at first I wondered why the marathon committee didn’t put me in the grander Sofitel (Accor Hotel’s luxury brand) around the corner from the Novotel, but I soon became acclimated to and at home at the Novotel.
My Novotel is a business hotel, but it is also cute and functional and reasonably priced. The rooms have an Ikea feel to them. The breakfast was excellent (separate blog post).
Check-in was easy and my room was ready early. The lobby area is sleek, modern and bright:
The hotel room itself was nice – it was not large, but nor was it small. In addition to the bed, there was a couch, a desk, and a dresser. The room design was well-thought out and efficient. There was also a refrigerator mini-bar, a safe, and a coffee maker:
Beyond the Japanese-style doors was a small, modern bathroom.
There was also a nice view out the window:
One last thing – need a shoe shine? There was a shoe shine machine near the elevator.
Overall, I liked the hotel. There was nothing not to like. It was a nice mid-priced hotel, clean and safe, with solid rooms, good staff and an amazing breakfast.