Le Châtelain

Rue du Châtelain 17, Brussels, Belgium, 1000

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By Emma Thomson, your Brussels expert

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#12 of 30
expert-rated hotels in Brussels
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Location:
4.3
4.3
Bedrooms:
4.2
4.2
Eating/drinking:
4.3
4.3
Public areas:
4.5
4.5
Leisure facilities:
4.4
4.4
Service:
4.8
4.8
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Mature travellers, Relaxation, Shopping

Expert review of Le Châtelain

Classic five-star off Avenue Louise tailored to businesspeople and families .

The 107-room Châtelain is a good solid option in the fashionable Ixelles district. Instead of the ‘wow’ factor, it delivers spacious sound-proofed rooms with top-notch amenities. If you’ll be visiting in summer, their beautiful garden is a lovely place to escape the hustle of the city.

Location: 

On the same street as Odette en Ville, south of the city centre, just off Avenue Louise. It’s a 15-minute walk from Louise metro station, but you can hop on tram no 94 if your bags are really heavy.

Bedrooms: 

The rooms don’t match the opulence of the lobby; they’re decorated in demure blues and canary yellows with a sprinkling of stripes. However, they are soundproof and even the Superior (ie: standard) rooms come equipped with every possible amenity, including air conditioning, tea-and-coffee facilities, widescreen TV, desk, safe, mini-bar, and free newspapers on request. The much larger Executive rooms have a seating area; in the Junior Suites this seating area is separated from the bedroom by a sliding frosted-glass door. The 140m² Ambassador Suites feature all of the above as well as a separate dining area, Jacuzzi bathtub and a large terrace.

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Public areas: 

The smart marble lobby with its domed chandeliers is very welcoming, and the wooden-floor breakfast room is equally charming, but I found the restaurant a bit dated in comparison. Free WiFi available in the lobby.

Eating and drinking: 

The complimentary buffet breakfast (7am—10.30am Monday—Sunday) is served in the beige-and-white B’Artist room.

Cocktails and dinner are taken in La Maison du Châtelain (open: 7pm—10.30pm Sunday—Thursday) lounge bar. The décor isn’t as smart and modern as B’Artist, but in summer you can dine outside beneath the vine-covered arch of the very pretty Florentine Garden.

24-hour room service is available.
 

Leisure facilities: 

The fitness room is light and bright, features state-of-the-art equipment and, unusually, there’s also a personal trainer on hand to design a programme for you; a pampering room offers massages, facials, manicures and pedicures; and limousine airport transfers and/or sightseeing trips can be arranged.

Service: 

Good: helpful and friendly.

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Who stays there: 

Well-heeled families, couples, businesspeople,

Price advice: 

The Discovery Package is a good money saver for families. It costs 318 euros and includes two nights in a luxury room, breakfast, free access to the fitness room, free parking, a book of attraction vouchers and children under 12 stay free.

The Business Package costs 169 euros and includes a night in a luxury room, breakfast, free access to the fitness room, free newspaper and internet, free parking and a box of chocolates.
 

Pros: 
Family friendly
Access to the gym is included in room rate
Cons: 
It's a fair walk to the city centre

More information on Le Châtelain:

Type:
Hotel
Address:
Rue du Châtelain 17, Brussels, Belgium, 1000
Free tags / Keywords:
Family friendly
Amenities:
Business Centre, Fitness Centre, High-Speed Internet, Restaurant, Room Service
Neighbourhood:
Ixelles

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