Le Châtelain

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Address: Rue du Châtelain 17, Brussels, 1000, Belgium

Star rating:
5 star hotel

4.6

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
4.3
90%
Eating/drinking
4.3
90%
Leisure facilities
4.4
90%
Service
4.8
90%
Value for money
4
90%
Bedrooms
4.2
90%
Public areas
4.5
90%

Location

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.

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.

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.

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.
 

Amenities

  • Business Centre
  • Fitness Centre
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Mature travellers
  • Relaxation
  • Shopping

Pros & Cons

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