Fodor's Expert Review Cravat

Bd. F.D. Roosevelt 29, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg City, 2450, Luxembourg

This hotel has been in the Cravat family for over a century, battling modernity every step of the way—the phrase “grande dame” was coined for places like this. Now run by fourth-generation Carlo, he has endeavored to keep it exactly as it was in his grandfather’s day. It would have been so easy to replace everything; instead, decades-old chairs are carefully reupholstered in the same style, wooden elevators from the 1940s are lovingly maintained, and lock-and-key rooms (there’s no electronic cards here) ooze old-fashioned allure. Such attention to detail is to be admired. The only anachronism is the cheerful German café now operating where the old hotel restaurant used to be. 

PROS

  • the elevators are works of art
  • even the bar is like stepping back into the 1950s
  • it’s a living, breathing slice of old Luxembourg

CONS

  • there’s a fine line between vintage and dated
  • there are few modern facilities, so there's not much luxury for the price
  • rooms can be rather basic

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical
Casual
Central
Classic
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 22-1975

HOTEL DETAILS

59 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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