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Accommodation : Hotels

Name: Leopold Hotel

Related: Brussels

Location: Belgium

A great way to arrive into Brussels is by the Eurostar. Simply hop on at London’s Kings Cross and within hours you are in the heart of Brussels. From the Eurostar terminal, take the Metro to Troon and just steps away from the metro station you will find the gem that is the Leopold Hotel Brussels. This modern hotel will make you feel right at home in the centre of Brussels’ EU district. Just a few steps from the EU Parliament and EU Commission the Leopold Hotel Brussels EU is ideal for business and a great bargain for a weekend break in this upmarket area of Brussels.

The Leopold Hotel Brussels is not far from Brussels city centre. The high end shopping street of Avenue Louise, the Royal Palace, the Royal Park and the National Museum are just 3 minutes walk away. A 10 minute walk will get you to the Antique market Sablon, the Centre Borschette, the European commission and the Palais des Congrès. 15 minutes walk away is the Grand Place and Manneken-Pis. Crucially, hotel Leopold is situated in a quiet residential and business area, so evenings are quiet ensuring a good nights sleep.

The hotel offers 106 comfortable rooms, suites and apartments, a quiet library to read a book and relax in, a sunny indoor terrace with an opening roof for summer or winter dining, a welcoming bar stocked with Belgian beers and a brasserie restaurant for a delicious taste of the local cuisine.

Rooms
The Leopold is a quiet hotel that cares about street noise and the 23 rooms and 4 suites that face on to the busy rue du Luxembourg have new double or triple glazing to ensure peace and quiet. Nearly 80% of the rooms at the hotel have been newly renovated (make sure you request one of these renovated rooms) and all the public areas have also been recently renovated. Most rooms are spacious and airy with a safe (no charge) mini bar and an ample sized tv. The beds are extremely large and comfortable with mattress toppers. My favourite rooms in the hotel are the two wonderful Garden Suites (pictured above), decorated in a trendy cottage style with big open fireplaces and cute armchairs giving you space to sit back and relax in a grand and unique environment.

Restaurants
The Leopold Hotel has its own restaurant brasserie but there are a large number of restaurants and cafes surrounding the hotel. Luxembourg Square is renowned as a place to meet for a drink outdoors on Thursday evenings.

The complementary buffet breakfast with hot and cold dishes and local produce is served in a pretty garden room called the Brasserie Leopold. Breakfast includes a good selection of breads, cold meats, hot food, cereals etc. The Orangery Terrace of the Brasserie Leopold is also ideal for enjoying great value Belgian cuisine and beers for lunch or evening dining. In the summer dine al fresco with the roof open. In the winter, the roof shuts but the room remains light and warm with a heated floor.

The hotel also offers the classic gourmet restaurant L’ Ange Corner offering classic dining in a quiet and comfortable setting and an extensive wine list by the glass and bottle. The hotel’s elegant and stylish bar is your third option for drinks and dining. Take a moment to taste the wide range of Belgian beers or chill out with a glass of wine and tapas.

Bottom line, this is a well run and loved Belgiun hotel right next to the EU Parliament and EU Commission. Eat their excellent value and tasty food in their open top Orangerie, take a beer in their warm and friendly bar and if you don’t ask for your towels to be changed you will get 3 complementary Belgiun beers and save water and the environment. What a great idea in this innovative hotel.

Leopold Hotel Brussels

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