This is an aptly named hotel; charming in all the most wonderful ways. The rooms are nicely appointed, decorated with period photography, and unobtrusively themed. I stayed for two nights in the Lila de Kammer (Lilac Room), which had blue paint, lovely velvet curtains, vintage Victorian chandeliers and a magnificent view of surrounding architecture. The Les Charmes is in the Old Part of Maastricht, so lots of touristy stuff is within easy reach. Surrounded by a tantalizing blend of restaurants! "Ginger" is the name of the Japanese Restaurant just down the street … they have world class sashimi … and the Restaurant La Brouche, around the corner, has a charming owner who will make sure you feel special … and especially full! Try the Parisian steak … I did, and it was mouthwatering, especially followed by a the house red. The desk staff at the hotel are very friendly and helpful, so long as you aren’t in a hurry … but if you take your time and smile, you’ll be richly rewarded.
Breakfast at the hotel is nothing remarkable, the typical cold ham, boiled egg and coffee, and it’s pricey, too, at 13 euros. But who stays at a hotel in Europe to eat breakfast? Besides, the dining room is airy and pleasant, a great place to fritter away the morning guzzling strong coffee and gabbing with your loved ones. For a cheaper breakfast alternative, you might try one of the excellent bakeries along the Tongersestraat. I would gladly stay at the Hotel Des Charmes again. In fact, it’s fair to say I was enchanted by the experience.
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