Château St. Gerlach is a grand stately manor, beautifully located in the Geul Valley just outside Valkenburg. The classically furnished rooms and suites are in the former farmstead. The hotel apartments overlooking the Geul Valley, are in what was once the convent and granary, as are the Spa & Wellness facilities.
As well as the Bistrot de Liège, St. Gerlach also has an à-la-carte restaurant in the château’s former living quarters featuring the original murals. The château’s garden and orchard provide Chef Guido Le Bron de Vexela with many of his ingredients.
On the estate guests can explore the expansive parkland, elegant Baroque gardens, kitchen garden, fruit tree arboretum, rose garden and vineyard. The St. Gerlach Pavilion & Manor Farm make an ideal venue for functions, and include a lunch restaurant and estate shop: Burgemeester Quicx, Coffee & More. Maastricht, with its wide choice of restaurants and shops, is just 10 minutes away.
Enjoy French bistro dishes with a contemporary twist or a plentiful high tea at Château St. Gerlach. Formerly the living quarters kitchen and dining room of Baron de Selys de Fanson, the restaurant’s homely and comforting interior matches the atmosphere fostered by the restaurant staff. Château St. Gerlach’s intimate bar is located in the Red Building (the hotel building). The bar is open from 7am – 1am.
While the rooms reveal memories of the past, the dishes served by senior chef Guido Le Bron de Vexela and his team are contemporary, and use ingredients sourced from the region and from the estate gardens. Honey from the Château’s own beehives is a key ingredient of the high tea. In fine weather you can take a seat on the Bistrot terrace for lunch, high tea or dinner.
For coffee with vlaai – a tart that is a regional speciality – or a simple lunch, you are welcome at Burgemeester Quicx, Coffee & More, open daily from 10am in the manor farm by the estate entrance.
Opening hours of Bistrot de Liège: Daily 12 - 4.30 pm and 5 - 9 pm
Opening hours of Burgemeester Quicx, Coffee & More: Daily 10 am – 6 pm
The estate offers magnificent parks and gardens to stroll through until you are completely relaxed. Nearby is a Nature Reserve. In the middle of the former cloister is a beautiful fountain, surrounded by Bistrot de Liège’s charming terrace, where you are very welcome to enjoy a cup of coffee and a slice of the local flan, a glass of the famous Limburg beer or a nice bar meal.
The restaurant’s terrace is located at the front of the castle. Weather permitting, dinner is served here. At the rear of the hotel, the Château’s patrons can enjoy the tranquillity of the surrounding countryside on the terrace with views over the Geul Valley and the kitchen garden. Weather permitting, breakfast is served here, as well as coffee and drinks during the day.
Amenities include sauna, Turkish bath, as well as a Roman style indoor swimming pool, 7 x 14 m. In nice weather, the sliding doors are opened to let the sunshine in.
Spa & Wellness St. Gerlach
Spa & Wellness St. Gerlach is set in the vaulted cellars of the former convent of Château St. Gerlach in Valkenburg. The ancient cellars have been transformed into modern spaces to relax and enjoy. Facials, massages and other body treatments can be booked separately, in combination with an overnight stay in the hotel or as a wellness package. Pure relaxation in a serene environment!
The estate, with its parks and gardens fits seamlessly into the extensive natural landscape Ingendael. A fantastic environment for shorter and longer walks and bike rides. Maastricht, the most Burgundian town of the Netherlands par excellence, is located about ten kilometres away. With its cosy terraces, exclusive shopping streets and over 1600 monuments Maastricht offers a variety of activities. There are several castles and museums nearby.