Rue de la Madeleine 25, Brussels, Belgium, 1000
- Recommended for:
- Business travellers, Couples, Culture vultures, Honeymooners, Mature travellers, Design and architecture, History, Romance, Sightseeing, Special occasions
Expert review of Le Dixseptième
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.
Sits opposite La Chapelle de la Madeleine; equidistant between the Grand-Place and Bruxelles-Central train station.
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.
The lobby and reception are dominated by the gorgeous 17th-century oak staircase to the left of reception.
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.
Three meeting/event rooms.
Polite and dignified.
High-flying businesspeople, couples and mature travellers.
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.
More information on Le Dixseptième:
- Rue de la Madeleine 25, Brussels, Belgium, 1000
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- Business Centre, High-Speed Internet, Room Service