Sofitel Brussels Le Louise

40 Avenue de la Toison d'Or, Ixelles, Brussels-Capital Region, 1050, Belgium | 4 star hotel
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No photos but will return

A travel blog entry by moore_mattj

I have been to Belgium before and really liked Brussels and Bruges. However, this is just a stopover on the way to the Netherlands because we will drive through Belgium again on our way back to Geneva to return the car. We got an excellent rate on the Sofitel and we are very excited to have a rest after our 5 hour drive. We head out to explore …

Beer, chocolate and waffles?

A travel blog entry by clgs

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We arrived Brussels from Hong Kong via Helsinki on Sunday evening, and checked ourselves into the Sofitel le Louise hotel which is very modern and very comfortable.

Up relatively early on Monday we caught the train to Leuven and spent the day with my friend Kevin Lenehan who is undertaking a PhD at KU Leuven (3 years into it). Leuven is …

Brussels

A travel blog entry by angesnowdon

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... and all sorts if fresh produce. We then went for a drive to Leuven which is a university town. The original town was destroyed in the WW1 but most of the buildings were rebuilt in the early 1920's in the original style so it is very pretty. We went to a really nice Italian restaurant for lunch. I had a yummy eggplant parmigiana. After wandering the town for a little while, we headed to Waterloo on the way home. Waterloo ...

Goodbye Kingsbridge and Eurostar

A travel blog entry by fokkensfamily

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We had to be up early to leave Kingsbridge, it was horrible saying goodbye, I came to feel part of the extended Noyce family and didn't want to leave. The trip to London was long, then the trip through London was longer but we arrived, caught the train and then the only speedy part of the journey started. I was apprehensive about Brussels and the line from the taxi ...

Monday 1 July - Planes, trains and automobiles

A travel blog entry by suziesblog

Having arrived at Heathrow around 6:30am, we arranged a chauffeured car to take us, our bags and the bike to St Pancras station from where the Eurostar departs for Brussels and other locations. Being peak hour, the journey took close to 90 minutes during which time we chatted with our jovial pakistani chauffeur. He enthusiastically tried to convince us that holidaying in the UK was a far better idea than going to the continent. We assured him that our ...

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Location

This 4 star hotel, located in the Ixelles area of Ixelles, is near Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), Place Eugene Flagey, Place Louise, and Place Fernand Cocq.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Sofitel Brussels Le Louise Ixelles

    Great value, couldnt fault it

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    Stayed here for three nights on a eurostar break, totally impressed with the hotel and the staff who were friendly and helped with any questions put to them.

    Breakfast was great also with a wide range of buffet items and also cooked eggs, bacon etc.

    Room was all you could ask for with a huge comfortable bed and a smart bathroom with a powerfull shower, booked with railbookers and thought the whole weekend was fantastic value from money which left my companion and I feeling totally spoilt, great hotel would recommend to anyone.

    Highly recommended quality hotel

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    An excellent hotel located in the fashionable Avenue Louise area of the city.

    Great Hotel!

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    Great hotel, great location! All of the high-street shops are situated around the hotel, so shopping is an easy (albeit expensive) find.

    While Brussels is a walk-able city, this hotel is not exactly close to the main tourist city centers. However, one of the most entertaining things to do is walk the streets - there are FABULOUS antique shops and art houses to stroll by - so don't be afraid if the hotel feels a bit more "outside" the city center.

    Bottomline: This hotel has THE BEST BEDS!!! After nearly 3 weeks in Europe, The Sofitel beds made my last few nights rest ever so enjoyable!

    Breakfast is a rip-off, though, I can name 20 other places (in and around the hotel) where 20 euros can get you a whole lot more!

    Nothing but praise for this hotel.

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    We stayed for a long weekend arriving on Friday at 10am, were given our room (plus a welcome complementary coffee) straight away and allowed to keep it until way after normal check-out time the following Monday. It was just as we had requested - quiet, on a high floor with good view (of the garden), spacious and non-smoking.

    Definately Recommend

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    Stayed here over New Year and would definately stay there again. Well located hotel, really handy for the Brussels underground.

    Very friendly staff, hotel was quiet when we were there which made it very relaxed.

    Rooms were very large and comfortable for a city hotel.

    Breakfast was great, but would probably only recommend it if it was part of your room rate as 25 Euros is a lot.

    The bar was nice, particularly if you get one of the sofas overlooking the street (which was covered in snow when we were there which added to the atmosphere). Just a word of caution - check the prices before ordering drinks. Two gin and tonics and two Baileys came to a huge 40 Euros!

    Highly Recommend

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    We stayed at the Sofitel for three nights (Oct. 10 -13). We loved it. The room was well appointed. We had a king size bed. Very comfortable. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The lounge was particularly nice. We had a nightcap there each night overlooking the avenue. The area is very upscale. High-end shops and resterants. We enjoyed many resterants in the neighborhood and found them much better and less hectic than those near Grand Place. The only draw back is that its quite a walk (for some more of a taxi ride) away, however the walk is very nice and you can pass a number of sights on the way...but it was rather hilly, so if walking is not your thing or you are not fit, then take a taxi.

    Affordable Classy Hotel

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    I have actually stayed in this hotel on two occasions- firstly in November 2003 and then last year in July. On both occasions I felt like I should be in that hotel, it's very classy and you are well looked after by the staff.

    Chi-Chi locale, Good service

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    Was here in business at EU and NATO in late Sept. '04.

    Indeed: excellent weekend hotel!

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    Indeed, this is an excellent hotel for weekend trips. The rooms are spacious and clean, but some of them need to be freshened up. The hotel is located at a busy road, right in the business/juridicial district (the palace of justice is on the other side of the road). It's not really in the city centre. The breakfast is superb! An oasis of fresh food & drinks. Don't hesitate if you have the budget (it's not that cheap). The hotel (as all Sofitel hotels) offers very attractive last minute deals online (often discounts up to 60% for the same double room).

    Great weekend hotel

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    We wanted a weekend break somewhere easy to get to and without a lot of pressure to "see the sights". Just a bit of shopping and eating and Brussels and the Sofitel were brilliant for this purpose. The hotel is situated above the Avenue Louise shopping mall just 2 mins from the Louise metro which is 3 stops from Gare du Midi where the Eurostar comes into. From our window on the 4th floor we could see the Louis Vuitton, Versace, Feregamo, Chanel and Gucci shops all in a row!! Just around the corner on Rue Jordan was a row of eateries, La Maison du pescher (sp?) was our favourite (try the lamb!!!). Very handy as the hotel doesn't have its own dining room for dinner (only breakfast) and the room service is limited - enough for a snack and it is 24 hrs. Its also a nice walk down to the Grand Place which is the very touristy bit with all the pavement cafes for lunch and a wander. But we were glad to be staying a little away from that.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Sofitel Brussels Le Louise Ixelles

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding