Le Dixseptième

Rue de la Madeleine 25, Brussels, Belgium, 1000

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By Emma Thomson, your Brussels expert

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#16 of 30
expert-rated hotels in Brussels
Expert overall rating:4.5 out of 5
Location:
4.8
4.8
Bedrooms:
4.5
4.5
Eating/drinking:
4
4.0
Public areas:
4.5
4.5
Leisure facilities:
4
4.0
Service:
4.4
4.4
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Culture vultures, Honeymooners, Mature travellers, Design and architecture, History, Romance, Sightseeing, Special occasions

Expert review of Le Dixseptième

17th-century grandeur a stone’s throw from the Grand-Place.

As the name suggests, this city mansion dates from the 17th-century and originally belonged to the Spanish Ambassador. (Interestingly, it sits on the first paved street in Brussels.) Studded with original features (parquet floors, original fireplaces etc), the 24-room hotel offers a quiet retreat amid the hustle and bustle of the city – in my opinion, definitely the classiest hotel in the Grand-Place locale.

Location: 

Sits opposite La Chapelle de la Madeleine; equidistant between the Grand-Place and Bruxelles-Central train station.

Bedrooms: 

All the rooms are named after Belgian painters, decorated with oil paintings and classic furniture, and come equipped with air-conditioning, telephone, large flat-screen TV, CD player, safe, mini-bar and WiFi (get the code from reception). There are ironing boards in hall.

The hotel has converted the old stables into a new wing, which is accessed via the inner courtyard. Rooms in this section are classified as ‘contemporary/modern’ and are about 100 euros cheaper than those located in the original ‘classic’ wing.

I visited the Permeke, a junior suite in the new wing, and the Rubens an executive suite located in the main building. Both had their own living room, but the bathrooms felt a touch small.
 

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Public areas: 

The lobby and reception are dominated by the gorgeous 17th-century oak staircase to the left of reception.

Eating and drinking: 

Breakfast (included in the price of the room; served 7am—10.30am Monday—Sunday) is a hot-and-cold buffet served in an intimate dining room of around ten or so tables sat beneath a stunning chandelier. 24-hour room service is available and there’s a bar.

Leisure facilities: 

Three meeting/event rooms.

Service: 

Polite and dignified.

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Who stays there: 

High-flying businesspeople, couples and mature travellers.

Price advice: 

They offer a weekend package, winter (20 December—31 January) and summer (6 July—31 August) promotions, a Valentine’s Day deal (11—13 February) and a honeymoon package.

Pros: 
Superb location
Lovely original features
Cons: 
Bathrooms are quite small considering the price

More information on Le Dixseptième:

Type:
Hotel
Address:
Rue de la Madeleine 25, Brussels, Belgium, 1000
Free tags / Keywords:
historic
Amenities:
Business Centre, High-Speed Internet, Room Service
Neighbourhood:
Grand-Place

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