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Where to Stay in Brussels, Belgium

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After visiting picturesque Paris and fairytale Bruges, my husband and I re-immersed ourselves into the pulse of city life in Brussels.

Although bittersweet to see our time in Europe coming to an end, we truly went out with a bang with a luxury stay at Le Châtelain Brussels Hotel.

Here’s a look at the memorable experience my husband and I enjoyed at this lovely 5-star property.

Hotel Background

Independently owned by a Belgian family, Le Châtelain Brussels Hotel has 107 luxury guest rooms and suites.

In addition to its impressive rooms, the property also includes meeting and conference rooms for conducting business, a garden, a restaurant and bar, a café, and a spa center, earning it its 5-star status.

Location

Located in the Châtelain neighborhood, Le Châtelain Brussels Hotel is directly off of the bustling Avenue Louise on Rue du Châtelain.

Entranceway of Le Châtelain Brussels Hotel

Admittedly, I was a little concerned about feeling isolated from the heart of the action near Grand-Place before our visit, but I was happy to find that access to the city center was a pretty straightforward 20-minute tram ride away.

First Impressions

Although Le Châtelain Brussels Hotel is a boutique property, it had a unique sense of grandeur to it that made it feel larger.

When we first walked through the revolving doors, I was struck by the main centerpiece, a giant glittering chandelier.

Lobby at Le Châtelain Brussels Hotel

I had an immediate sense that we would be in very good hands here.

A helpful staff member immediately greeted us and provided a warm welcome.

Although we were more than two hours early for check-in, he saw to it that our room was prepared at once. Just a few short moments later, we were headed upstairs in the elevator.

The Room

My first impression of our Executive Room was how incredibly spacious it was. It wasn’t a suite, but it certainly felt like one!

Entrance to our room at Le Châtelain Brussels Hotel
Executive room at Le Châtelain Brussels Hotel

Large windows ran along the entire outside-facing wall, offering impressive city views.

Large windows at Le Châtelain Brussels Hotel
Enjoying the view at Le Châtelain Brussels Hotel

There was a comfortable sitting area and a mini kitchenette with a miniature fridge, cabinetry, Keurig machine, and snacks.

Kitchenette at Le Châtelain Brussels Hotel
Sitting area at Le Châtelain Brussels Hotel

I was immediately taken with the bathroom that had the works: beautiful countertops, a towel heating rack, a stand-up shower, and a soaking tub.

I definitely made use of this perk after a long nine days of traveling!

Bathtub at Le Châtelain Brussels Hotel

After settling in for a bit, a staff member delivered a fresh bowl of fruit and a personalized note to our room, along with rose petals free of charge for our pre-Valentine shoot.

Welcome fruit from Le Châtelain Brussels Hotel
Where to Stay in Brussels, Belgium

Amenities & Services

In addition to spacious rooms and a highly accommodating staff, Le Châtelain Brussels Hotel also includes many amenities and services.

First off, there’s the beautiful on-site restaurant, La Maison du Châtelain.

Restaurant at Le Châtelain Brussels Hotel

Although we didn’t eat here as we wanted to enjoy our final night out in the city, we did take a peek at this impressive space.

However, we did take advantage of the hotel’s B’Artist Café, where we enjoyed the most delicious breakfast of our trip.

B’Artist Café
B’Artist Café

It was stocked with everything from breads, to cereals, to freshly-prepared yogurts, to raw honey comb, to meats and cheeses, to fresh fruit, to refreshing lemon/cucumber/mint water.

B’Artist Café
B’Artist Café

(I might have gone back for seconds. And thirds.)

Although we didn’t have enough time to take advantage of the other amenities, they also have a Fitness Center as well as a spa area where you can enjoy a range of beauty treatments and massages.

Fitness Center at Le Châtelain Brussels Hotel
Fitness Center at Le Châtelain Brussels Hotel

If we were in Brussels for a little longer, I definitely would have sprung for a pre-flight massage!

We did, however, take advantage of their convenient private car service, as we were headed to Brussels Airport directly after our stay.

We were pleased to find that the driver was punctual and friendly, and we enjoyed a relaxing, hands-free journey getting to the airport.

Albeit a short stay, Le Châtelain Brussels Hotel really offered the full package. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a luxurious stay in Brussels, provided you prefer to be somewhat removed from the heart of city action.

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Thank you to Le Châtelain Brussels Hotel for hosting me during my stay in Brussels. As always, all opinions are my own.

6 thoughts on “Where to Stay in Brussels, Belgium

  1. Belgium is really now on the top of my list of places to visit. Will keep this place in mind. It looks very nice and the room is so big for a European hotel room. The breakfast area looks top notch.

    1. So happy to hear that Belgium is high on your list! It really was an impressive room size and I’m still dreaming about the breakfast! 🙂

  2. This hotel looks incredible and I will definitely add it to my places to stay at the next time I’m in Belgium! I can’t believe how large your room was. That’s so unusual given my experience.

    X,
    Bettina

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