I visited Luxembourg back in May and had booked three nights in a hostel. Unfortunately, on the day I was meant to go home, my flight was cancelled. This meant that I had to find somewhere to stay for the night and I ended up in the Novotel Luxembourg Centre. After three nights in a hostel, this was a little bit of luxury. I had never stayed in a Novotel before, although I have stayed in a few Ibises which are also a part of the Accor Hotels group.
Novotel Luxembourg Centre is just a fifteen minute drive from Luxembourg airport. It is conveniently located in the city centre, just a short walk away from the railway station. Although it’s the other side of the city to the Grund district and Casemates du Bock, the Old Town is only a twenty minute walk away. Luxembourg City is such a small city, everything is in walking distance really. If you’re travelling from the airport during the day, I would recommend you get the bus. Taxis are really expensive (around 45€), whereas the bus costs a few Euros or is free with a Visit Luxembourg card. There are two buses which go to the airport, the 16 and the 29, both of which have bus stops close by to the hotel.
Novotel Luxembourg Centre is described as a “mid-scale hotel for family or business trips”. There are plenty of facilities, including a car park, free wifi and air conditioning. The hotel also allows dogs if you fancy taking your furry friend with you! Check in is from 2pm and check out is at 12pm, although they do offer a late check out until 5pm at an extra charge. You are also welcome to store your luggage after check out. As I didn’t need to be at the airport until 8pm, I took advantage of this. I simply asked a member of concierge and she took my case off me and gave me a ticket. It was just as easy to claim my case back afterwards.
I was lucky enough to stay in an Executive room. The Executive rooms come with everything you could need for a night’s stay. There’s a king sized bed, which I really enjoyed sleeping in after three nights in a single. There’s also a sofa in each room, and a desk with a really comfy chair. If you’re travelling on business then these are essential. The rooms also feature a Nespresso coffee machine, a well stocked mini bar, a bathrobe and slippers and extra toiletries. The extra toiletries really came in handy when I stayed. As I’d thought I was going home that morning, so I’d thrown mine away to save faffing about with them through airport security. I had a great shower after my dinner and then got into my robe and slippers.
After all of the stress of my cancelled flight and trying to find a way to get home, I was exhausted. In the morning I decided to skip breakfast and make the most of my air conditioned room by having a lie in. I must say, I had a really good night’s sleep and I slept like a baby until my alarm went off in the morning. Once I’d checked out, I left my suitcase in the luggage room until it was time to leave for my flight.
I didn’t pay for my room, it was provided by Luxembourg airport due to the flight cancellation. However, I definitely would pay to stay at the Novotel Luxembourg Centre again. Novotels are generally the more expensive of the Accor Hotels group, however you can get great deals from Booking.com and prices start from just £80 per night, depending on when you are planning to visit.
I really recommend the Novotel Luxembourg Centre, the staff are so friendly and helpful and the location is fantastic.