January 24, 2005
A gracious attendant greeted us at the bar/front desk and offered to let us inspect the room on the third floor. Inspection was unnecessary, as this was a spacious class-act. Lovely six-foot windows opened on two walls, and a French door led to a minute balcony. A third wall held a full complement of shelves, drawers, and closets. In a corner between all the windows, a credenza held a large TV. Our king-sized bed was draped with sunny yellow sheets and huge pillows. Dark blue drapes sheltered us from the sun.
Inside our entrance, to the left, a heavy wooden door opened into the tiled bath, with walls of dark cabinets and bright porcelain. In a corner stood an unusual shower, with the floor of the shower being part of the floor of the bath. Shower doors swung into place from a folded position under the showerhead. Clear glass doors on hinges provided an unusual amount of space and freedom for a splash in the bath, followed by a warm towel from the warming bar.
Even though the hotel boasted an elegant elevator, or lift, off the lobby bar, we enjoyed the forays up and down the airy, glassed-in staircases. Cool shades of aqua and yellow in graphics greeted us at every turn as we scampered through the hushed halls. Located on the Avenue de la Gare, avenue of the train station, the Star was convenient and quiet. While the town center was only minutes away, the hotel was good for sleeping late, which we did and almost missed breakfast. That would have been a shame.
Breakfast was a glorious buffet, served in a small, sunlit room facing the town center, with scads of windows for us to enjoy the morning rush. We had the room to ourselves. Our selection from the buffet included yogurt, fresh fruit, cereal, milk, crisp rolls, butter, jam, cheese, and cold cuts. The soft-boiled eggs had cooled a long time ago. A spry little waitress served us gallons of coffee or tea.
The Star Hotel states that they accept all credit cards, but when we checked out, the card machine was broken, and they could only accept cash, so we had to exchange money at the Bank of Luxembourg around the corner. This hotel was convenient, sparkling, elegant, a little pricey at 78 euros, comfortable, efficient, helpful, and just what the doctor ordered for cold, tired, hungry tourists.
From journal Lounging in Luxembourg