Hidden just a stone’s throw away from Brussels’ Sablon and Grand Place, this charming guesthouse is housed in an Art Nouveau style building, built in 1902. Its tall and narrow frame, original facade and curved glass make it easily recognisable. Through the window, we noticed the table d'hôte lined with colorful cushions, which made us curious and eager to open the door to find out more. On entering, we noticed the shelves filled with Dargaud edition comics, as well as the guest book, full of messages from visitors. We then met Sophie, the owner and manager of the guesthouse, who welcomed us enthusiastically. We were already under the spell. She informed us that whole house was designed by designer Julien Renault and that the furniture was made to measure in Belgium. Sophie wishes to promote local artists by temporarily exhibiting their creations and works.
Sophie takes care of the breakfast herself, she told us: "I want the breakfast to be generous and friendly!" It is a local feast of pastries from the Renard bakery on Place Fernand Coq, Belgian cheeses, organic jams, homemade chocolate paste, cork syrup, Brussels honey, homemade yogurts, fresh juices, etc. In addition, Sophie offers something new every day for people who stay more than one night.
Sophie is a dynamic young woman and interior designer. She takes pleasure from real human exchanges, she now looks after her guesthouse full time. The idea for a guesthouse came to her during one of her trips to the south of England, where she experienced English guesthouses for the first time. Impressed with the people she met, the lovely locations and generosity of breakfasts, she decided to bring the concept to Belgium.
All products, food and supplies for the guesthouse are purchased locally, under Sophie's requirements.
THE LITTLE EXTRA
From 120€ (including breakfast)
Number of rooms
4 rooms of 2 people
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M.+32 471 58 04 97
Ps: Do not hesitate to let the host know you are coming from us!
Where and when
Rue de l'Hopital 27, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Open all year long
Walking distance from the train station,
bike, tram, metro, car (Paid Parking available)