In summary, I feel harsh giving a rating of poor, but it wouldn't take much to get it right.
I often HAVE to stay to here (I'd choose not to if I had a choice) due to location. It is one of the better hotels in area (there is one other). Avoid the classic rooms at all costs, after a 'classic room' experience I understood why so many people commit suicide in hotel rooms. Hotel staff can be variable in helpfulness. The interior is pretty awful: there is a residual 'essence' of cigarettes everywhere, maintenance is pretty poor, and interior is cheap. Fitness facilities are abundant, though the gym is more a graveyard of retired gym equipment; it is possible to get a cardiovascular and weights workout (though make sure your tetanus shot it up to date). There is nice jogging route - if a little like being on the set of the Blair Witch Project. The only feature of the hotel, which I can be absolutely positive about if the restaurant - excellent food, wine and service - quite a treat. Menu doesn't change very often, but offers a good variety. Word of caution - make sure you're in time for dinner (19:00 - 21:30 (I think)), and book a table when you make a reservation, otherwise you might starve (happened to me the first time I stayed, thank god for those mini pretzels they give out on the plane in the bottom of my bag) - when the kitchen's closed that's it!
Accommodating for the business traveler - not really
Fitness facilities - pretty good
WiFi - free, but totally unreliable and poor speed (you'd be better to phone someone and get them to talk the bytes down the phone)
Toiletries - don't bother - bring your own.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Chateau de Limelette. This sumptuous 19th century Anglo-Norman residence is the perfect place to combine business and relaxation. Surrounded by a park of 3 hectares and a garden full of flowers, the hotel lies only 20 minutes away from Brussels and 5 minutes far from the Axis Park, Louvain La Neuve University, Rixensart & Wavre. Gastronomy, wellness, Quality of service, Discover our hotel and enjoy plainly : 88 bedrooms16 conference rooms with daylight, private terrace and wi-fiRestaurant "Saint-Jean des Bois" and BarThalgo Limelette - the largest marine balneotherapy center in BelgiumFree parking - 280 placesIndoor swimming pool with terrace - free accessTennis field - free access ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Chateau De Limelette Wavre