Made in Louise is a truly beautiful hotel with a warm and familiar feel to it and brilliant service to boot. We stayed here for two nights and enjoyed the most comfortable and hospitable stay we've had anywhere in Europe to date.
We were greeted by a very nice woman on reception who checked us in, provided us with a map and then talked us through some basic directions and local tips.
The hotel itself is beautiful, boasting a very modern look and feel without compromising on that all-important 'homely' feel. The hotel sports a fantastic reception / cafe area with complimentary tea, coffee and cakes served in front of the fireplace. There's also a pool (billiards) room for a bit of fun between outings.
The rooms are elegant - again very modern, clean and comfy. You're not on holidays to watch TV, however there's a wide selection of English channels available (BBC1-4, ITV, CNN etc) which can be handy - we were staying during the Sochi Olympics, so this was great to check in on results!
A lovely buffet breakfast is served each morning in a beautiful little atrium - pancetta, eggs, tomatoes etc, cereals, yoghurts, waffles, cakes... Everything you might expect from a good, solid European buffet layout. The Wifi works perfectly throughout all areas of the hotel - no black spots or drop out problems, which we've found to be a constant hassle all through Europe for some reason.
Location-wise, Made in Louise is in a nice spot. The hotel is €8 in a cab from Brussels Midi and is a 20 minute walk or so from the Grand Place. There's a tram station up the road that will get you in quicker, but we never bothered as we enjoyed the walk. There are plenty of good restaurants within walking distance, as well as a supermarket at the end of the street.
I recommend waffles at Maison Dandoy Tea Room, mussels at Danish Tavern and the brilliant 3-hour free walking tour that starts out the front of the City Hall every day at 11am.
Happy Travels! We will be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Made in Louise is a Brussels boutique hotel where charm is a way of life. Guests can enjoy the kind of hospitality that can only be experienced in a family-run setting. Discover this relaxing environment in a historic early 20th century building situated on a quiet street. Made In Louise offers a personalized and unique service for your every need. Each of the hotel’s 48 rooms are bright, comfortable, and full of character. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Made In Louise Brussels, Belgium