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“Delightful little gem in the heart of the city”
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Hotel Francais
Ranked #27 of 50 Hotels in Luxembourg City
Maastricht, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
235 reviews
203 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 413 helpful votes
“Delightful little gem in the heart of the city”
Reviewed May 13, 2008

I walked into the Hotel Francais, unannounced, to see if there was room for a night. It caught my eye from the center of the Place d'Annes, above the Cafe Francais. Neat and trim, with views overlooking the bandstand and cafe's, it seemed like the perfect spot. The desk clerk offered a room at the back, or one at the front for 10 euro more. Reasonable either way, I opted for the view.*

The ground floor holds a restaurant, both inside and out, elevator access to the upper floors, and a winding spiral staircase. Parking is in the nearby Central lot:, two short blocks away (you can't access the hotel except by foot or taxi). The desk clerk was friendly and his English was excellent.*

The room is comfotable, clean, and modern: two single beds with matching duvets, a small plasma TV with exclusively French channels (plus CNN), a safe and desk (no minibar). The hotel advertises free WiFi (as is available throughout the city streets), but I didn't try it. There was complementary bottled water, but no minibar. Windows opened over the square, and had heavy curtains which could be drawn to restrict noise and light (although the square quiets down by 11 and stays quiet except for garbage collection). The bathroom is adequate: a hand shower stall with hot, although weak, water and a small selection of toiletries.*

Breakfast is included, and includes a buffet of breads, a meat and cheese plate, juice, and cereal. The pain chocolat was good comfort; a pot of coffee and warm milk, sufficient for three big cups, was quickly provided. The outdoor tables are a relaxed and sunny spot for watching the city wake up,*

This is a friendly and well appointed travelers inn at the center of Luxembourg City, reasonably priced and well located. Definately worth considering!*

  • Liked — Location, breakfast, front desk staff
  • Disliked — Water pressure, parking a distance away
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled solo
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San Diego
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 19, 2007

No complaints about this hotel. Asked for a single room and got a double at no extra charge. Room was large, clean and the hotel could not be in a better location. Breakfast was good and the staff helpful. I couldn't see anywhere else being as good for the price and the location. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed December 2007, traveled solo
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Charleston, South Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed November 30, 2007

When staying in Luxembourg, this hotel can't be beat! It is located in the heart of the old city, within easy walking distance of just about everything. The rooms are of moderate size, with comfortable beds and linens, complimentary water and other amenities that surprised me in a hotel at this price point. The bathroom was ok, but the shower stall was very small. Everything was neat and clean. Breakfast was included on our stay, and the staff was always cheerful and helpful. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Liked — The room size.
  • Disliked — The shower.
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled with family
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Oslo, Norway
Level 3 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2007

It's a good location for exploring Luxembourg, but the noice from Place d'Armes in the evenings and from the bin trucks in the mornings was too much for us. If you can handle a lot of noice and a room that is a bit too small, the hotel itself is clean and the staff is friendly.

  • Liked — The central location
  • Disliked — The noice
  • Stayed July 2005, traveled as a couple
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We were very impressed with the quality of the staff, who were friendly and helpful at all times. We lost our bags at the airport and they spent half an hour calling round for us.

The location of the hotel is also great: we were right in the centre of the old town.

We didn't take breakfast because we got up too late.

  • Liked — The quality of the staff
  • Disliked — Slightly noisy in the morning
  • Stayed October 2006, traveled as a couple
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Raleigh
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Reviewed July 6, 2007

I can't say enough about the location--right on the Place D'Armes in Luxembourg City. In the heart of the old city, fantastic restaurants and sights all around. Staff were friendly and professional and understanding about limited french-speaking guests. Only concern--a lot of early morning noise on the plaza. Not too bad on the top floor, but you definitely know it's in the city! Breakfast was superb, and the associated restaurant was too.

  • Liked — Location, food, quality of rooms
  • Disliked — Bathing facilities could be larger, noise from plaza
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with family
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1 Thank beinnb
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Tacoma, WA
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2006

A great hotel on the main plaza in Luxembourg City. Large, clean rooms with big bathrooms. An elevator to deal with the 5+ floors! This hotel offers a good value.

  • Stayed September 2006
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5 Thank liferaft
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Additional Information about Hotel Francais

Property: Hotel Francais
Address: 14 Place d'Armes, Luxembourg City 1136, Luxembourg
Location: Luxembourg > Luxembourg District > Luxembourg City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 50 Hotels in Luxembourg City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Francais 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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