This hotel boasts excellent rooms (complete with a pillow menu), a good location (a nice 15-20 minute walk into town or short bus ride), and some nice amenities (gym, sauna and hammam were great, if a bit small). Everything is brand new and sparkling. The staff were also very helpful. So far so good.
As others have noted, the food in this hotel is breathtakingly expensive. I booked a special deal online that did not include breakfast. As there is really nothing in the area but government buildings, a couple of art institutions, and other hotels, if you wake up hungry you are pretty much stuck paying 20 Euro for breakfast. To be fair, it is a very good buffet. For the information of those with lighter appetites, I tried to see if I could just buy a simple coffee and croissant from the restaurant, but no. Room service is actually a bit cheaper than the breakfast buffet. Based on the comments here, I didn't dare try dinner.
My other complaints are common for so-called luxury hotels. It seems the classier the hotel, the more they try to nickel and dime you on everything. Want to stay a couple extra hours after the official check-out time? That'll cost you. Want to use WiFi in the public areas of the hotel? That'll cost you. Want to use the computer in the lobby for internet (something that is free in many other European hotels)? That'll cost you. It's irritating that one already pays quite a bit to stay in a nice place, and then is confronted with these other costs for what should really be free: a little leeway on check-out, and internet access in common areas of the hotel (at least).
All that said, it was a very nice hotel. I only wish they would get over the nickel and diming. It is the only unclassy element in an otherwise classy hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the heart of Luxembourg City, Melia Luxembourg is a stylish and modern premium hotel located at the centre of the triangle-shaped Place de l'Europe, on the Kirchberg plateau. Directly opposite the Museum of Modern Art and the Philharmonie, the hotel is within walking distance from several EU institutions, like the European Court of Justice, the Court of First Instance, the Court of Auditors of the European Communities, the Secretariat-General of the European Parliament, the European Investment Bank, the Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union and a number of offices of the European Commission. Designed by renowned international architect Jim Clemens and completed in 2009, Melia Luxembourg is a gem of contemporary architecture within the Luxembourg City skyline. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Melia Luxembourg Hotel Luxembourg City
- Melia Luxembourg Luxembourg City