Luxembourg, Travel, Western Europe

Sofitel Luxembourg Le Grand Ducal

Hi, it’s me Marimonda!

Today, I’d like to review Sofitel Luxembourg Le Grand Ducal, where I stayed in Luxembourg in August.

Located in hilly area outside of the old town, the hotel has an astonishing view of the city. It’s one of the luxurious hotels here, belong to Accor chain.

Room Type

I booked a standard room during Accor Super Sale promotion period with 30% off and breakfast included. The price can be different depending on the time or the platform that you use to make a reservation. It was an extraordinary experience. The room was spacious, and has a big window toward the city. I could enjoy the view day and night.

What I liked the most was the complimentary minibar. Including two evians on the nightstands, there are four evians, two badoit(sparkling water), two coca-cola, one minute maid and one seven up, thus ten drinks are free. Hermès amenities are provided.

Room Service

You can order your room service from a French restaurant called <Mu> in hotel. Some menus are available for 24 hours. I ordered Pad Thai for dinner. Since the dining price in Luxembourg is high, the price of the room service seems competitive. I was curious how they cook Pad Thai, so I ordered it (also it was one of the cheapest menus, cost about €20 ). Pad Thai has quite an interesting sweet and sour flavor. It was a bit far away from the taste what I expected from Pad Thai, but it was good. Thanks to the free minibar, I didn’t have to order drinks which saved me extra euros.

Breakfast Buffet

The breakfast buffet was also excellent. It seems a bit pricey (€ 31 per person). As I mentioned above, however, my reservation included free breakfast buffet. There were various options from appetizer to dessert. For drinks, you can order at your table and the staffs bring them to your table. Detox juices are also available for free. The view from the restaurant is also breathtaking.

Service

The quality of the service was incredibly high. Even though they work in different sector such as a reception, concierge, etc, all staffs were ready to help. At the lobby, a mini snack bar is prepared.

Other Facilities

Like other hotels, a gym, meeting rooms, or a bar are available.

Enjoy your trip with Marimonda! See you soon 🙂

Practical Info.

address : 40 Boulevard d’Avranches, 1160 Luxembourg

24 hours reception

website

Luxembourg, Travel, Western Europe

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Hi, it’s me Marimonda!

Today, I’d like to share my visit to Luxembourg, a small but strong country. Luxembourg is probably known for its high GDP in the world. It’s an impressively clean state compared to other European countries. It’s on the border of France, Germany and Belgium. I visited Luxembourg for two days to relax. Thus, I didn’t do many things in the city this time, except wandering around the city and visiting the chocolate house to chill out.

I visited the Cathedral Notre Dame which is the only cathedral in Luxembourg. Since I’ve visited so many cathedrals in France, the cathedral wasn’t a big wow to me. But it has a unique features such as windows on the roof as a result of the mixture of different architect style.

You can also visit the Grand Ducal Palace, which is located in the center of Luxembourg. The palace can be visited exclusively during the summer between July to August through a guided tour. The price for an adult is €14 and you can find websites where you can make a reservation. I didn’t enter into the palace, but I enjoyed the façade of the building.

I went to the Chocolate house in front of the palace, and got a seat on the second floor near the window toward the palace. In this way, I can have a cup of coffee with cakes with an extraordinary view. Honestly, the coffee wasn’t that impressive, but their cake is a must try in Luxembourg. I tried the black forest cake and lemon flavored one. Both of them were great. If you have a sweet tongue, this place will be a heaven for you. If you’re on special occasion in Luxembourg, you may consider ordering a custom-made cake.

On the street, there were fountains which cooled me down on a hot day. Seeing trash cans designed in a witty way, it seemed to be obvious that the city pay attention to its look. The city was extremely clean compared to other European cities.

You can also see Gelle Fra near Notre Dame. The golden lady is a commemorate souvenir for Luxembourgers who volunteered at World Wars and the Korean War. Next to the Gelle Fra, you can find the city skyliner ( €7) ,which provides 360° panoramic views of the city. The ride goes up and down spinning slowly, so you can see the view of the city in 360°. It was a temporal ride from 29 June to 18 August 2019, thus it may not be available at this moment.

Even if the City Skyliner is not available now, you can ride the Pfaffenthal Lift (scenic lift) and enjoy the view of the old town in Luxembourg. Plus, it’s free! It’s an elevator connecting lower part and the upper part of Luxembourg. You can enjoy the stunning view of the city in this glass-made elevator.

Enjoy your trip to Luxembourg with Marimonda! See you soon. 🙂

Practical Info.

Notre Dame de Luxembourg

Address : Rue Notre Dame, 2240 Luxembourg

Grand Ducal Palace

Address : 17, rue du Marché-aux-Herbes L-1728 Luxembourg City

Guided Tour: 14 euros

Chocolate House Nathalie Bonn

Address : 20 Rue du Marché-aux-Herbes, 1728 Luxembourg

Hours : 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Mon-Fri) / 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Sat) / 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Sun)

Gelle Fra

Address : 2449 Luxembourg

Pfaffenthal Lift

Address : 2 Rue du Pont, 2344 Luxembourg

Hours : 6 a.m. – 1 a.m.