Located in a very quiet street off the crowded shopping street of Rue Neuve, the hotel is entered by its charming Art Deco tavern (furnished with its original period furniture, lights and painted glass windows) and then pass through a door to meet a complete contrast of modern contemporary design. Our bedroom had minimalist design furniture and was not big but it had everything we needed, including a comfortable bed! The bathroom is well equipped (Hansgrohe taps, Duravit sink) and the shower huge with a large shower head.
Hotel is within short walking distance of the Cartoon Museum, the excellent seafood restaurants of the Quai des Briques and the trendy designer area around the rue Dansaert (and we easily walked to the Bozar a little further away). Also conveniently located close to the de Brouckere and Rougier stations for direct and quick connection to the Gare du Midi.
Breakfast was simple but good, with excellent croissants (and included in the price). Very friendly staff who took the time to explain the origins of the hotel (ask about its racy past!) and kindly sent my forgotten hat back to Paris for free. Parts of the tavern are in need of restoration but the owners are not allowed to touch anything until they receive permission from the government as the tavern is a protected architectural monument.
Yes, the staircase is narrow but we were delighted with our choice of hotel. Better value than any of the other design boutique hotels and bed&breakfasts in Brussels and better located.
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