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Where to Stay in Luxembourg for a first time visit? An insider’s guide 2024

Need advice on where to stay in Luxembourg? You’ve landed in the right place!

Despite its relatively small size, Luxembourg is one of the most significant European countries – and one of the richest! Because of its high-profile political character and major EU institutions, the 7th smallest country in Europe enjoys a fine standard of living, where one can experience the definition of luxury.

In contrast, Luxembourg also has an excellent location, nestled between France and Switzerland, so the natural surroundings enriched with many treasures provide so many opportunities for those who love the great outdoors.

Speaking of the location, this is also a multilingual country! The official languages are German and French, but the people also speak Luxembourgish which is a mix between the two, along with Dutch. That said, keep an ear out for interesting phrases!

Finally, Luxembourg is also great for history lovers! The abundance of old castles and charming cobblestone streets will surely take you back in time.

Simply put, this small yet mighty country has a little bit of everything for everyone. But for now, let me answer the most important question – where to stay in Luxembourg?

We know that different types of people require different advice on travel accommodations. In this guide include the best areas for

  • the first time visitor
  • Families
  • Couples
  • Luxury & Design
  • Solo-Traveler
  • on a budget

Are you more of a visual learner/travel planner?

Lucky for you, we’ve included a map with all of our favorite neighborhoods and handpicked hotels for all of your travel needs.

Check it out below to get a better idea of where you should stay for your first or next visit to the Luxembourg.

(This guide is always up to date, the last updated July 2024.)

But, first things first:

Here is the question: Where to stay in Luxembourg for a first-time visit?

The answer is simple: Ville Haute

When you go to Luxembourg something you must see is Ville Haute, otherwise known as the Old Town. The beautiful castles, historic places, and many monuments make the Old Town more glamorous. It is suitable for pedestrians, and while strolling around you can enjoy the view of beautiful landmarks. Moreover, the stunning view of the endless landscapes and the Alzette River will overwhelm you.

Some of the major sights in this area include:

  • Grand Ducal Palace
  • Luxembourg City Hall
  • Place Guillaume II
  • Cathedral of Notre-Dame

Why do we recommend these areas?

If you want to explore more and feel the history, you have to visit the oldest attraction of the city – The Palace of the Dukes. Its ballroom is the main highlight as it shows the embodiment of luxury and style in the 19th century.

Furthermore, to feel the spirit of Luxembourg you have to visit the Place Guillaume II. It is a square with beautiful cafes and shops and is mostly popular for the statue of William II. On the other side is the Town Hall, the palace from the 19th century. A lot of events take place here such as regional farmers markets, where vendors from all over Europe come to sell various goods.

Finally, in this part of the city, you can’t miss the Cathedral of Notre Dame. The building with striking gothic architecture beautifies the city.

Here’s a full map for you to understand the different areas.

Please note: those might not be the exact names of the districts, neither its absolute borders. I just tried to simplify this information.

📍Best Area:Ville Haute
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Best for Families:Le Royal Hotel & Resorts
👩‍❤️‍👨 Best for Couples:La Pipistrelle hotel
💎 Best Luxury HotelHotel Le Place d’Armes
🤩 Best Design Hotel:Auberge De L’Our
😎 Best for Groups:INNSiDE by Melia
🦸 Best for Solo-Traveller:Mandarina Hotel Luxembourg Airport
💃 Best Hotel for Nightlife:Lago Welcome Clausen II
🤑 Cheapest Place to stay:Yasha Hotel
👌 Safest Area: Kirchberg

1. Best areas and handpicked hotels for Luxembourg

Below is a list of the accommodations for where to stay in Luxembourg that will work with whatever traveller you may be

Continue scrolling or pick your group and travel type on the menu:

1.1 Families
1.2 Couples
1.3 Luxury Traveler
1.4 Design Traveler
1.5 Groups
1.6 Solo-Traveler
1.7 Nightlife-seeking traveler
1.8 Budget Traveler

1.1 Families

If you’re looking for places to stay in Luxembourg as a family, know that you will be spoiled with choices! There are so many activities, both indoor and outdoor, as well as museums, parks, swimming pools, and many more. I recommend you visit two different parts of the city – one is the old town of Ville Haute and the other is the modern part of Kirchberg. Both are filled with exciting adventures for all ages.

Ville Haute

  • Safe area with low crime rates;
  • Many recreational spaces, including play areas for the littlest ones;
  • Green spaces with a relaxing vibe

Kirchberg

  • Modern part of the city, ideal for strolling;
  • Cultural attractions for educational trips;
  • Sports and recreational facilities.

Handpicked accommodations for families

Le Royal Hotel & Resorts, Ville Haute

Le Royal Hotel & Resorts is the only five-star Superior Luxembourg hotel that is renowned for its refined hospitality and faultless service. It’s luxurious and suitable for families with spacious and comfortable rooms.

While kids are playing in the swimming pool, parents can relax in the wellness and spa facilities. Additionally, there is a gourmet restaurant Amelys, styled in a sophisticated yet family-friendly atmosphere, serving a variety of French dishes that will satisfy all of your tastebuds!

Book Le Royal Hotels & Resorts Luxembourg here

Your private room at Le Royal Hotels & Resorts Luxembourg

Enjoy your stay at Le Royal Hotels & Resorts Luxembourg

Novotel Suites, Kirchberg

Another great choice for where to stay in Luxembourg is the Novotel Suites hotel, located in the heart of Kirchberg.

The most important thing is that there is a babysitting service and a children’s play area. On the other hand, adults can totally relax thanks to the built-in spa amenities in every room. Its location is also quite attractive, making city exploration as easy as ever.

Book Novotel Suites Luxembourg here

Your personal space at Novotel Suites Luxembourg

Have a great time at Novotel Suites Luxembourg

 1.2 Couples

Couples looking for a vacation spot where they could experience true sophistication, with a dash of history and splendid nature should catch the first plane to this amazing city! Here are some of the best places to stay in Luxembourg as lovebirds.

Ville Haute

  • Magnificent views of the Petrusse Valley;
  • The old-town atmosphere is designed for lovers;
  • Cultural attractions;

Grund

  • Peaceful, laid-back vibe;
  • Cozy dining spots;
  • Ideal for nature-loving couples;

Handpicked accommodations for couples

La Pipistrelle Hotel, Ville Haute

The beautiful La Pipistrelle hotel is housed in a historical building, enriched with elegant rooms. It’s actually built into a cliff, adding to its one-of-a-kind design. Couples love this Luxembourg hotel due to its proximity to all the major attractions, as well as its tranquil atmosphere, making up the best place to stay in Luxembourg for a romantic getaway. Keep in mind – this place doesn’t have an elevator.

Book La Pipistrelle Hotel here

Your own bedroom at La Pipistrelle Hotel

Relax and unwind at La Pipistrelle Hotel

Peaceful Getaway in the Heart of the City ID229, Grund

Peaceful Getaway in the Heart of the City ID229, tucked away in a quiet neighbourhood, provides the ideal balance of city living and tranquillity. You’ll have quick access to nearby restaurants, attractions, and public transportation thanks to its strategic location.

Partners who want to spend quality time together in a calm and peaceful place will enjoy this lovely place. The fully equipped kitchen will allow couples to prepare a romantic dinner with a good glass of wine.

The entire apartment is exclusively available to guests, guaranteeing a quiet and cozy stay.

Book Peaceful Getaway  here

Single bedroom at Peaceful Getaway in the Heart of the City ID229

Have a pleasant stay at Peaceful Getaway in the Heart of the City ID229

1.3 Luxury traveler

As previously mentioned, Luxembourg is one of the richest European countries, posing as the mecca for those who enjoy the finer things in life. That said, expect for your definition of luxury to be completely changed!

Ville Haute

  • Prestigious accommodations;
  • Historical allure;
  • Sophisticated dining and shopping establishments

Kirchberg

  • Modern architecture, ideal for those who appreciate urbanity;
  • Various refined cultural events;
  • Upscale leisure establishments

Handpicked accommodations for the luxury traveler

Hotel Le Place d’Armes, Ville Haute

Hotel Le Place d’Armes has an elegant decoration. It also has a perfect location, in the center of Luxembourg, just a few steps away from the marvellous Notre Dame. Here you can enjoy many upscale amenities, such as well-furnished and comfortable rooms, a bar, a fitness center, and a cozy fireplace.

Book Hotel Le Place d’Armes here

Make yourself at home at Hotel Le Place d'Armes

Enjoy your time at Hotel Le Place d'Armes

Sofitel Luxembourg Europe, Kirchberg

The breathtaking architecture of the 5-star hotel Sofitel Luxembourg Europe in Kirchberg will leave you speechless. It features modern and chic rooms and suites, two fine dining restaurants, and a fitness center. A wide variety of teas and whiskies are available at SixtyFour Bar. Additionally, The De Feierwon (Grill restaurant) serves traditional Luxembourg cuisine in the evening while the hotel’s Italian restaurant, Radici (“trattoria”), is another excellent dining spot.

Book Sofitel Luxembourg Europe here

Experience comfort at Sofitel Luxembourg Europe

Have a wonderful stay at Sofitel Luxembourg Europe

1.4 Design-lovers

Vianden

  • Vianden Castle – the highlight of Luxembourg;
  • Artistic legacy;
  • Architectural craftsmanship

Kirchberg

  • Contemporary architecture, complementing the overall historic vibe of the city;
  • Establishments with urban interiors and design;
  • Frequent public art exhibitions

Handpicked accommodations for the design lover

Auberge De L’Our, Vianden

In the center of Vianden, on the banks of the Our river, sits the charming family-run hotel. The restaurant offers an expansive panorama of the iconic Vianden Castle situated in the village.

Wondering why I picked out Auberge De L’Our for where to stay in Luxembourg? Easy! While its surroundings embody history, its interiors paint a completely different picture. Featuring modern designs with brilliant masonwork, this hotel meshes the past and present perfectly!

The Victor Hugo Museum and the castle are both easily accessible on foot from Auberge De L’Our.

Book Auberge De L’Our here

Enjoy your stay at Auberge De L'Our

Private room at Auberge De L'Our

d’Coque Hotel, Kirchberg

Located near Luxembourg’s city center in a futuristic building on the Plateau de Kirchberg, D’Coque Hotel is a superior Luxembourg hotel, with large and comfortable luxuriously decorated rooms. Situated near tourist destinations and cultural attractions in the heart of the multinational business district of the stunning Grand Duchy capital, the D’Coque Hotel is encircled by a large green park featuring a picturesque lake, which will surely inspire design lovers.

Book d’Coque Hotel here

Personal space at d'Coque Hotel

Have a great time at d'Coque Hotel

1.5 Groups

Travelling in a group can be somewhat challenging, but because this is a small country, making arrangements will be as easy as ever! So, we recommend you two neighbourhoods with a great choice of hotels. Look below for where to stay in Luxembourg as a group.

Gasperich

  • Up-and-coming neighbourhood;
  • Proximity to center;
  • Modern vibe

Ville Haute

  • Easily walkable and simple to navigate;
  • Diverse attractions;
  • Group-friendly public spaces

Handpicked accommodations for groups

INNSiDE by Melia, Gasperich

Experience the urban scenery in the city’s most innovative neighbourhood at the INNSiDE by Melia! This place to stay in Luxembourg effortlessly combines design, technology, friendliness, and sustainability. Surrounded by neighbourhoods, green spaces, and retail districts that capture the spirit and vitality of a metropolis where nature also plays a significant role. Accommodations are made to let you unplug and discover this intriguing place.

Book INNSiDE by Meliá Luxembourg here

Own bedroom at INNSiDE by Meliá Luxembourg

Relax and unwind at INNSiDE by Meliá Luxembourg

Bars & Culture At Your Doorstep!, Ville Haute

Nicely decorated apartment with two two-bedrooms in the center of the city, a real urban treasure. You can easily explore the lively area’s buzzing energy, which is surrounded by hip bars and fascinating attractions. Bars & Culture At Your Doorstep! is a vibrant place that is ideal for friend groups looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Keep in mind the apartment is located above a busy restaurant/bar and is not for people who want peaceful nights.

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Have a pleasant stay at Bars & Culture At Your Doorstep!

Single bedroom at Bars & Culture At Your Doorstep!

1.6 Solo-travelers

Solo travellers looking for where to stay in Luxembourg will find great pleasure in the neighbourhoods of Ville Haute and Grund. Generally, the city is quite safe with extremely low crime rates, though not a lot of young people visit the area. In other words, this is the ideal place for those who want an escape from their 9-to-5’s while immersing themselves in history and nature.

Ville Haute

  • Extremely safe;
  • Very easy to navigate;
  • Many cafes in the area for socialization

Grund

  • Great transport connections;
  • Vibrant nightlife;
  • Close to the centre;

Handpicked accommodations for a solo traveler

Youth Hostel Luxembourg City, Grund

For solo travellers, the Youth Hostel is a wonderful, welcoming establishment with an incredibly good team. The rooms are equipped with a shared bathroom and a small table and chairs. The restaurant serves Luxembourgian specialties, and group barbecues can be scheduled upon request. This place is a good choice for adventurers – you won’t regret it!

Book Youth Hostel Luxembourg City here

Make yourself at home at Youth Hostel Luxembourg City

Enjoy your time at Youth Hostel Luxembourg City

Mandarina Hotel Luxembourg Airport

Another good choice is the Mandarina Hotel Luxembourg Airport for solo travellers. It’s located 500 meters from the airport and a 20-minute drive from Luxembourg City center. All of the soundproofed rooms have the specified amenities and a full bathroom. The area is peaceful, and secure because the Luxembourg hotel is far from the city, yet there are transport lines that can take you to the centre very quickly.

Book Mandarina Hotel Luxembourg Airport here

Experience comfort at Mandarina Hotel Luxembourg Airport

Have a wonderful stay at Mandarina Hotel Luxembourg Airport

1.7 Nightlife Traveler

Luxembourg doesn’t boast the most vibrant nightlife scene compared to other major European hubs, but there are plenty of late-night venues to enjoy in these neighbourhoods:

Clausen

  • Variety of bars, pubs, and traditional Luxembourgish taverns;
  • You can catch an underground party in the historic buildings, but you need an “in”;

Hollerich

  • Diverse mix of crowds;
  • More affordable nightlife;
  • The Encore Luxembourg Club is a must-visit!;

Handpicked accommodations for nightlife

Lago Welcome Clausen II, Clausen

Lago Welcome Clausen II is a two-bedroom apartment, it’s very nicely decorated and super comfortable. Additionally, this place to stay in Luxembourg is located right around the corner of many bars and restaurants, making it perfect for those who like to party until the early morning hours. Don’t forget your earplugs!

Book Lago Welcome Clausen II here

Private room at Lago Welcome Clausen II

Enjoy your stay at Lago Welcome Clausen II

Key Inn Appart Hotel Parc de Merl, Hollerich

If you don’t want to be in the heart of the party, but still in its proximity the Key Inn Appart Hotel is an excellent choice! It features soundproofed rooms set in a quiet area, so your hangovers will be significantly eased. Speaking of partying, the Rue de Bouillon, the main party street, is just steps away from the hotel.

Book Key Inn Appart Hotel Parc de Merl here

Personal space at Key Inn Appart Hotel Parc de Merl

Have a great time at Key Inn Appart Hotel Parc de Merl

1.8 For the Budget Traveler

You should be aware that the city isn’t the friendliest toward budget travellers. Even if you’re able to find where to stay in Luxembourg for a fair price, the general cost of living tends to lean on the more expensive side. That said, ensure you have a few extra bucks before you embark on your travels.

Undoubtedly, the more accessible areas are Old Town and Gare(Luxembourg Train Station Area).

Gare (Luxembourg Train Station Area)

  • The most affordable accommodations are located here;
  • Less-pricey activities;
  • Budget-friendly dining

Handpicked accommodations for budget traveler

Yasha Hotel, Gare

This family-friendly hotel is well placed, close to the train station and on the outside of the city, providing a tasteful yet functional place to stay. For an enchanting stay in charming Luxembourg, the Yasha Hotel offers cosy, excellent guest rooms with all the modern amenities you need. A good convenience is that it is close to the city center, just a 400 meters distance.

Book Yasha Hotel here

Have a wonderful stay at Yasha Hotel

Single bedroom at Yasha Hotel

Hotel Bristol, Gare

This hotel is an incredible value because of its ideal location near the city center! The Luxembourg Railway Station is only 300 meters away from this family-friendly hotel. Free Wi-Fi is available all throughout Hotel Bristol.

Every room in Bristol has a TV and is basic but functional. A breakfast buffet is available to guests every day.

The Bristol Hotel is located less than 20 minutes walk from both the Palais Grand-Ducal and the Place d’Armes. The European Institutions are located in the Kirchberg area, ten minutes’ drive from the hotel.

Book Hotel Bristol here

Own bedroom at Hotel Bristol

Make yourself at home at Hotel Bristol

2. Best Neighborhood to Stay in Luxembourg

Ville Haute

If you want to discover more about the history of Luxembourg, you definitely have to go to Ville Haute. It’s filled with beautiful monuments, squares, charming streets, and luxurious shops. This area is suitable for everyone.

Grund

You can go for walks along the real medieval fortress wall – as a matter of fact, it’s a must visit when you’re visiting the city! Wonderful views can be seen, particularly if you stroll in the direction of the river. The complex of historic fortifications is magnificently visible.

Kirchberg

Located on a plateau, Luxembourg City’s commercial district features a remarkable collection of modern architecture, museums, and verdant parks. As mentioned before, this area is more upscale, so luxury travellers are more than welcome!

Hollerich

Hollerich, one of the capital’s four most populous districts, is situated to the southwest of the city. When Hollerich gets closer to the train station district, it becomes a more diversified neighborhood with single-family homes, apartments, and commercial spaces.

3. FAQs

What is the best neighborhood to stay in Luxembourg?

Ville Haute is recommended as the best neighborhood to stay in Luxembourg, especially for first-time visitors. It offers historical charm, beautiful monuments, and a central location with easy access to major attractions.

Where should you not stay in Luxembourg?

While Luxembourg is generally a safe city, budget travelers may find the Gare (Luxembourg Train Station Area) to be more affordable but potentially less upscale compared to other areas. It's essential to consider personal preferences and budget when choosing accommodations.

What should I avoid in Luxembourg?

Luxembourg is a relatively safe destination, but like any city, it's advisable to be cautious of pickpocketing in crowded areas. Additionally, it's recommended to respect local customs and be aware of potential language barriers, as Luxembourg is a multilingual country.

Where should I stay in Luxembourg for the first time?

For first-time visitors, Ville Haute, also known as the Old Town, is highly recommended. It offers a rich historical experience with beautiful castles, landmarks, and a pedestrian-friendly atmosphere. Ville Haute provides a central location for exploring the city's major attractions.

4. Map + All Sights

Luxembourg is a small but diverse country in Europe, with a lot of attractions and activities for travelers. To help you find the best place to stay in Luxembourg, we have created a map that shows the best areas and hotels in the country.

You can use this map to compare the different options and see what they have to offer. Enjoy your stay in Luxembourg! 😊

5. Summary of where to stay in Luxembourg

With my suggestions on where to stay in Luxembourg, you’re bound for an amazing experience!

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