Stay somewhere different with your €50 voucher
You may have already received it, or you will soon receive, a €50 accommodation voucher which is valid for a stay at participating places in Luxembourg between 15 July and 31 December 2020 (only sent to residents aged over 16 years).
There are numerous places to stay from hotels, youth hostels, camp sites, private accommodation and B&Bs, but which are the most unusual? Here’s our take:
Turm Laange Veit – Echternach
Ever fancied holidaying in a medieval tower? Well you can stay at two of the 20 towers in the Echternach’s medieval fortifications. Located near a bike path, the Laange Veit holiday home has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms (to accommodate up to six people).
The space also incorporates a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, a cosy living room with TV, stereo and WiFi connection and bed linen is provided. Prices start at €150 a night and you must stay a minimum of two nights.
Reviewers rave about the 360-degree view of the town and river from the top of the tower, and say it’s far enough from the main town to be quiet at night. There’s also an outdoor terrace and dining area. You’ll be about 300m from the museum of prehistory and 400m from the Abbey museum, plus you can enjoy all the hiking and biking available in the region.
You can also stay in Turm Hämelmaous for €125 per night.
Bamhaiser – Escher Deierepark
If you love animals, then you’ll be right at home in one of three treehouses located in the animal park, in the Gaalgebierg greenbelt of Esch-sur-Alzette. Beautifully built from wood (the bunk beds have rails made from tree trunks) and painted and decorated to resemble an old-fashioned gypsy caravan, this feels like a magical fun place to spend the night.
The largest, the Maisy house, is 45m² and has 3 double-bed rooms, a shower and two toilets, two terraces for a bit of animal observation and two parking spaces located 150m away. Mia Morilla’s house has two double-bedrooms and a bunk bedroom, whilst Dr Drach’s house can accommodate up to four people in two double-bedrooms.
The animal park is home to some 150 animals, including highland cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, rabbits, deer, horses and three very timid racoons.
Ecolodges Péitsch Lauer – Useldange
Located in the beautiful village of Useldange, with its castle (free for self-guided tours year round, with display panels also in braille), why not try out an Ecolodge on the edge of the Péitche Lauer river. The three “mushroom” dwellings are built from local wood and offer everything you need in 19m² including a shower, toilet, mini-terrace and a bedroom (accessible by ladder).
Two cosy terraces, and a large common room with games and books provide additional spots to relax, and in the adjoining building, a former tannery, you’ll find a well-regarded brasserie serving up local and international delicacies. A continental breakfast is served each morning. The Péitche Lauer also has free parking and covered spaces for bicycles and motorcycles in a lockable garage.
Historical holiday home – Bollendorf-Pont
This listed Tudor house, with a unique façade, was transported from Grundhof, where it was the former station. Known now as the Gite Famille Bertholet, the holiday home is ideal for a couples and families (there’s a playground next to the house). Set on two floors with two bedrooms (one single, one double), it’s close to the kayaking or canoeing centre at Dillingen.
Safari tent glamping lodge – Wiltz
Camping Kaul, is an ideal base to explore the Wiltz region. You can rent a safari tent glamping lodge for 1-5 people which includes a bedroom, a fitted kitchen, bathroom, toilet and rain shower, electric heating and a large covered terrace on the ground floor, and a further large bedroom on the first floor. Bed linens and towels are included as is the TV and heating.
The campsite has a huge number of activities including an aqua park (pool with slide), a bike park (you can rent mountain bikes on site and also discover the many mountain bike trails in the region), a skate park, a playground and tennis, beach volleyball and petanque courts.
Chalet casa vino – Diekirch
Head to Camping Bleesbruck if you want to know what it’s like to stay in a wine cask. Well not a real one, but a barrel house that’s an ideal overnight stop if you’re cycling or hiking in the region. It doesn’t have a bathroom (you can use the campsite facilities) or a kitchen, but two people can stay in a double barrel for just €50 a night (including cleaning fee), whilst families can book a four bunk style barrelhouse for €70 a night. The campsite has a bar and restaurant on site.
If you prefer to stay in a castle, then you can do just that at this 4 star spa hotel. The castle has been beautifully restored and is located in the Nature Park Our. There are 56 rooms and suites plus a large garden, and the health spa can treat you to a 90-minute session of pure relaxation including a Sauna, Hamman and other treatments such as massage. You won’t of course get any change from your voucher, but you will feel super-relaxed when you return home.
Villa des Dames – Larochette
Stay in a 1917 Art Deco period residence, with neo-Baroque style frescoes at the entrance, stucco-clad high ceilings and elegant retro-chic furnishings. During the day you can take a number of walks and hikes, or visit Larochette castle. If you just want to relax, then see the castle beautifully illuminated through the windows of the villa. The large vaulted wine cellar provides a private wine bar and the garden adjoins the forest. There are several rooms to choose from, including one with a balcony and another with a castle view.
Golf & Country Hotel – Clervaux
Golfers should head to this destination in Clervaux, which has nine and 18-hole courses. Located in Eselborn, in the Ardennes region, the course is the training ground for the Luxembourg national team. You can stay in one of 22 rooms or 2 suites, all with free WiFi.
The hotel’s restaurant, The View, has French and Italian seasonal specialities and provides great views of the surrounding golf course and landscape. Reviewers rave about the hearty breakfast too. There’s also a wellness spa which includes a sauna, solarium, swimming pool with waterfall and whirlpool, fitness and relaxation room. One night golf packages (which include access to the golf course) start at €102,50 per person.
More information about participating accommodation providers
To use your voucher, you must contact the accomodation owners and let them know at the time of booking. When you come to pay, they will scan in your QR code(s), leaving you to pay the balance. Don’t lose your voucher, because it can’t be replaced.
You can find a list of all the accommodation providers participating in the government voucher scheme, together with FAQs on how to use the voucher, here.
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