What We Love
- A charming retreat to a grand abode in Luxembourg, with breakfast, spa access and moreThe romance of this beautifully restored chateau – a national monument
- A two-hour session in the swimming pools at AquaNat'our Wellness Centre close by
- A generous discount on Vespa or Twizzy electric car hire – great for exploring the Our National Park
What To Know
- The 18th-century castle recently underwent restoration
- There's a private spa (with sauna, solarium and whirlpool) and a Mediterranean spa (with a jacuzzi and hammam); private spa treatments can be booked at the reception desk
- Free WiFi works well
Enjoying a peaceful countryside setting, just outside the fascinating medieval town of Cherveaux in the Duchy of Luxembourg, Chateau d’Urspelt makes an impressively grand statement. Painstakingly restored to its former 18th-century glory over three years by hundreds of skilled craftsmen, it’s a true labour of love. Once almost lost after the Second World War, when it was occupied by American servicemen, today it’s classed as a national monument. Its present splendour is all due the efforts of genial owner and visionary Freddy Lodomez, who offers a warm personal welcome along with his family.
Drive up its elm-lined drive to be greeted by fairytale turrets and an immaculate cream exterior. Enter through its impressive arched portico via a graceful inner courtyard to an elegant lobby, setting the scene for a truly special stay. Cosy up by a roaring open fire in one of its welcoming lounges or take advantage of 21st-century additions, such as two private spas. Rooms are equally appealing, individually decorated with creamy hues and designer fabrics. Add to this a sleek vaulted restaurant serving sumptuous dinners and you have all you need for a memorable stay. For all this and more Chateau d’Urspelt has been awarded a TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award 2016.
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Chateau Urspelt is a beautiful chateau which is well restored/mantained
It offers a good service and the quality of the food in the restaurant is excellent.
The room in second floor was just with fan but no a/c, but the mattresses were very good quality.
I recommend this place! So beautiful and relaxing, outside and inside. You can stay and enjoy any decor, any Little thing.... This place is amazing. Everything is So eyecatching, I will come back with no doumbt 🙂
Our stay at Chateau d'Urspelt was a gift from my wife for Christmas 2018. After the hotels website and telephone options failed, she had to drive there to make the reservation. She was excited to make this a special experience for me. She purchased a package for one night's stay including 1 and a half hours at the spa and a 5 course meal in the restaurant, with breakfast the following morning. Upon setting the date for our stay, she informed the hotel via email and telephone about my need for gluten free food options. They indicated this was no issue and would be taken care of.
When we arrived (4.5.2019) for our stay, staff were quick to check-in and we were in our room in no time. The room looked nice, but lacked comfort, no decent place to sit, the only chair was tucked under the roof, and not accessible. We had a nice bottle of Alice Hartmann Cremant (great), with plastic glasses (not great). The room was covered with fake flower petals. This looked nice, but later when we returned to our room after dinner, nobody had been in to remove them or the empty bottle. Arrangement of the bed in the room is actually unsafe for anyone sleeping on the side closest to the sloped roof. So in short, optics of the room were OK, functionally, it wasn't designed for comfort, certainly not for anything more than one night.
Dinner was a disappointment. We were expecting a romantic meal with high quality, where they were able to readily accommodate my dietary needs. The kitchen seems to be barely competent in this area. After selecting menu items that were labelled "gluten free", we had to send things back to the kitchen more than once because they clearly had bread or other things that were containing gluten. It seems they were fed-up with this by desert, because after this was returned it came out with presentation that was clearly meant to be insulting. The atmosphere in the restaurant is really less than it should be for the price of the meal and the quality of food you would expect. It's just too noisy. Our meal included a selection of wines. The server was scarce, and never around to top-up our glasses as was promised... Servers in the restaurant seemed to be disorganized and running from table to table, never really sure about where things were going. For the price, and quality expectations, there should be more attention to detail and the objective should be somewhat more than just getting things to the respective table. We left with a sense of little satisfaction. Aside from the quality of service, the food was also not up to our expectations. Presentation was generally good, taste was nothing special, nothing really creative in terms of culinary skill. For the price, not really good value, there are many other restaurants in the area where they are truly on their game in all aspects of service, quality and value.
The breakfast experience was basically in-line with the rest of our stay, just average. Staff struggled to keep-up, food was running out, the area was congested due to the waffle iron (just don't do this, or move it somewhere else).
Upon check-out nobody asked us how our stay was. So we said nothing, here, online, we will tell it all. Our friends and colleagues now also know about our experience. We know the area quite well, and have traveled extensively, and know you can do better. Our advice would be for management to consult with someone who really recognizes the potential of this place and can help you realize this. In the end for what was paid, the value received was just a disappointment.
The location is perfect, the building is beautiful and the rooms are well appointed and comfortable. The breakfast is very comprehensive and fresh. It was my second time at this hotel as I liked it so much the first time that I came back. Unfortunately, on my second visit there was a large group of Chinese tourists that made my stay a bit uncomfortable as they were too loud and messy but I can’t blame the hotel for other guests behaviour.
I would highly recommend this place.
Perfect location, rooms are clean and looks like new. Superieur room is excelent and value for money. Very nice bathroom in the living, looks chique. Friendly hotel personel, good and complete breakfast.