Hotel Review: Hotel Le Place d’Armes

by Anthony Losanno
Le Place d'Armes Hotel Exterior

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Luxembourg City has limited options for points earning/redemption hotels in the major programs most US travelers frequent. There are no hotels participating in World of Hyatt, Marriott Bonvoy®, or IHG One Rewards and only one DoubleTree by Hilton. I wanted a hotel near the city center with easy access to the Christmas market and tourist attractions for our two-night stay. Hotel Le Place d’Armes was the perfect fit and we enjoyed this quirky, boutique hotel.

Anthony’s Take: We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hotel Le Place d’Armes. The room was comfortable (although it was oddly designed with a glass cube for the bathroom in the center of the room with no privacy provided), breakfast was nice, and the Christmas market was across the street. If we return to Luxembourg City, we’l stay here again.

Hotel Le Place d'Armes Booking


I booked an Executive Double Room on My rate was around $500 per night and included breakfast. This was not inexpensive by any means, but it provided what we needed in comfort and location. Reviews were good and the hotel is part of Relais & Châteaux, which is an association of individually owned and operated luxury hotels. It has around 580 members in 68 countries across five continents.

Luxembourg Map

Transportation to/from the Hotel

We took a taxi from Luxembourg Airport (LUX) to the hotel. It cost $60 and took around 30 minutes to drive the approximately 8.5 kilometers with some traffic. When we left the hotel, we took a taxi back for a similar price and duration.

Luxembourg Christmas Market


The hotel is located directly across the street from a Christmas market. It’s also a quick walk to all of the tourist attractions like the Bock Casemates and Cathédrale Notre-Dame. There are tons of restaurants and lots of high-end shopping to be found on the blocks surrounding the hotel.

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We arrived at the hotel around 4:30 PM and our room was ready. The agent at the front desk was friendly and she explained the breakfast benefit (served until 10:30 AM in the restaurant off of the lobby). She then escorted us to our room to show us how the lights work and all of its features. I normally hate these escorts, but she was quick and seemed pleased to show us.

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I liked the stylish black and white decor in the lobby. The check-in desk is to the right as soon as you enter.

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A giant lion statue guards the lobby.

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Complimentary iced tea is available here.

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The elevator is to the right of the check-in desk. We found them speedy, but also walked down from our room each time as it was quick and we wanted a little exercise.

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The stairwells also provided views of the hotel’s eclectic art and design as we walked down.

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It was a bit dark in the hallway, but well maintained.

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We took the stair more than the elevator.

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Executive Double Room (34)

There are 28 rooms and suites at Hotel Le Place d’Armes.

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A closet was to the left when entering the room. It held robes and slippers.

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A sewing kit, blowdryer, and laundry bag were found here.

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The safe and minibar were in the lower right part of the closet.

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The refrigerator had some room for personal beverages.

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A desk and chair were just past the closet. I liked the exposed wood beams throughout the suite.

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An alarm clock/sound system was on the desk.

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The bathroom was contained in a glass cube in the center of the room. This is really bad if not traveling alone as your travel companion will basically be watching you on the toilet as the glass entirely encloses the bathroom and is visible from all parts of the room. It was small and contained a sink, toilet, and shower/tub combo.

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There was ample room around the toilet.

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The sink offered limited counter space.

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Toiletries lined the shelf above it. These were Algotherm brand.

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The shower was spacious enough and water pressure was fine. Just watch the heated towel bar as it got very hot to the touch.

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There were two armchairs near the TV.

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The bed was called a double, but it was more king-sized.

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Nightstands held complimentary bottled water.

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There were not many outlets and I had to charge my phone across the room. Two cookies and a welcome note were on the bed when we arrived.

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Breakfast is served in the hotel’s restaurant each morning. It’s a buffet and if not included in your room rate costs 29 per person.

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The buffet was small, but enjoyable with pastries, breads, fruit, cheeses, smoked fish, meats, and several hot items including eggs, bacon, and sausage.

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Scrambled eggs and mushrooms

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Bacon and sausage

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Fresh juice, cheese, and smoked fish

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Various meats

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Fruit and yogurt

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More fruit

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Bread and a self-serve toaster

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The dining room is not huge and it was fairly empty during our visit. There is an outdoor patio for smokers and a nice Christmas tree is visible from inside.

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A bar/lounge is located behind the restaurant.

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Public Areas & Amenities

I loved all of the cozy and private seating areas throughout the ground floor and the level below the lobby. There were so many rooms with different seating configurations (and no people). The hotel also has a computer for guest use, Wi-Fi, and a tiny fitness center.

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My favorite seating area.

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The lower level had lots of cool, stone walls.

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More seating

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The fitness center was tiny and poorly lit.

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It offered complimentary towels and water.

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There was also a room for massage treatments.

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A computer was available for guest use.

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Overall Impression: Hotel Le Place d’Armes is a luxe and quirky hotel that offers easy access to all that Luxembourg City has to offer. It was cozy and the perfect location for our Christmas market trip.

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