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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Enjoyable evening, excellent dinner with wine pairings. Steep roof line caused less of the room to be available for use. Showerhead had a significant leak that hampered its effectiveness. The breakfast was excellent, but the layout could be improved to allow more access to food and beverages. Also, no air conditioning = windows and doors open, which = very annoying quantities of flies in the breakfast room.
The hotel/facilities are very well maintained. We had the impression that all was redone in last years. A very nice welcome to start with. The room itself was impecable. We had one with airco and would recommend this during summertime. The room had also a bath and shower, both in very good state. No noice from neighbours in the hotel. The breakfast was really good. Everything what you could think of is present. We had also a diner in the restaurant. We had some expectations but which we didn't feel they were fulfilled. We took the arangement with wine and diner included. For this price, in similar setting, we have dined better and got better drinks. This was the minor point of stay. Otherwise, we had a nice stay. The room + breakfast is a 5, the restaurant a 3, so we give a general score of 4.
On our trip through Belgium and Holland we stayed at the wonderful Chateau d Urspelt in Ciervaux in Luxembourg. This is quaint chateaux set on a hillside and offers a peaceful relaxing stay. We upgraded our room to one with a bath and were rewarded with a great view of the courtyard leading to the chateaux. The rooms were comfortable and the breakfast was very good. We also had an excellent dinner in the hotel restaurant with excellent food and very good service. Luxembourg is a very small country and we would highly re3commend this hotel to all visitors.