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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Spent one night. Staff at the reception not very friendly and active. Quite a passive attitude. Hotel nice, spacious rooms and clean. Comfy bed. Pillows could be better.
Breakfast nice and so were lunches and the 2 dinners. Nothing special but good food quality.
Located in the middle of nowhere.
Ok for business meeting. Unless you intend to ditch your girlfriend, it is not the place for love trysts.
Unfortunately we were only able to stay for one night. Just wish it could have been longer!
Everything was just lovely. Staff were friendly, knowledgable and informative. Bedroom was quiet (although it was November and not too busy!) Lots of plug sockets. Free WIFI worked well. Bed was very large and comfy. Great nights sleep.
Breakfast was excellent. Self service and as much as you wanted.
Me and my partner stayed over to celebrate our anniversary and the end of our holidays.
We managed to make our bookings for the room at 6pm as well as the reservation for dinner at the same establishment roughly an hour later. The dinner reservation was for 9pm. Granted we arrived late (around 8:45pm) but we were not contacted regarding having dinner at this hour would be a problem.
After arriving at the restaurant there was no table available and staff had to scramble to prepare this. As we had to wait for 5 minutes we were each given a glass of prosecco to make up for the inconvenience. Shortly after this we were presented with the menu's in the waiting area so we could make our choice. Since it was our annivesary and were quite hungry after a long trip we decided to have a 3 or 4 course menu.
A couple of minutes later we were approached by the waiter who informed us that we were only allowed to pick a single course. A full dining experience was not possible as it would be "too late". Half-way his explanation he was abruptly pulled away by his manager and did not return anymore.
Once the table was setup we were guided to our places. This was to say the very least in a very inconvenient position, right in the path of waiters and guests that were passing by. My partner actually has to re-seat and move her chair to accomodate for the waiters carrying plates to pass by.
Ready for ordering it was made clear to us again by the waiter that a 3 - 4 course menu was not in the realm of possibilities because the kitchen did not want to and they were getting ready to close. Either a starter or a main course.
We decided to order two main courses, both meat (medium - rare) and a glass of wine.
Once delivered and although fairly nicely presented I noticed that my steak was overcooked. This was sent back and it took 40 minutes for the dish to be remade and all the time the food of my partner was getting cold.
Shameless affair, barely any sympathies or apologies.
The room we had, had a clawfoot bathtub to one side. Kind of an open bath. At large couch and chairs in another part of the room. The restaurant was very elegant. Loved the coffee/breakfast room. Beautiful patio to sit at.
We came to the hotel with a group of Porsche owners .... we had our own parking area and dining areas for both evening meals. Couldn’t fault the hotel at all. Our room was fabulous .... loved the bath being next to the bed, felt very luxurious and a bit decadent! Buffet breakfast was fine, we had an evening BBQ served in a heated gazebo.... food was so good, and our gala eve on Saturday, again the food was faultless.
Maybe our bar bill could have been itemised as I’m not really sure how accurate that was.
Staff were very friendly and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.