On the same street as [node:177370], 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.
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.
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.
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.
Good: helpful and friendly.
Who stays there
Well-heeled families, couples, businesspeople,
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.
- Business Centre
- Fitness Centre
- High-Speed Internet
- Room Service
- Business travellers
- Families with teenagers
- Families with younger children
- Mature travellers
Pros & Cons
- Family friendly
- Access to the gym is included in room rate
- It's a fair walk to the city centre