Hotel Sofitel Brussels Le Louise
What We Love
- In-house art galleries and quirky design touches, with an emphasis on the surreal, give the hotel a colorful, sexy vibe
- The extra large terrace was built to capture some of the rare Belgian sunshine
- Award-winning drinks by Crystal Lounge's head mixologist, Raphael Tremerie
What To Know
- Babysitters and Sunday morning craft activities are available to occupy the kids
- Low-speed WiFi is free
- It's a boutique on a grand scale; there are 169 rooms and 10 suites
- Pets are permitted at no additional cost
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Designed by Portuguese architect Antoine Pinto, the Sofitel has a quirky, modern aesthetic accented by a lace-inspired wall covering and a purple presence that would turn Prince’s head, from the crystal chandelier to the lobby-length couch. Surrealist art, including a meeting room adorned with paintings of French authors with animal heads, and custom hats by Elvis Pompilio atop some of the light fixtures, adds a touch of whimsy.
Bed and Bath
Art-print pillows by Fornasetti rest atop plush bedding, with flexible reading lights extending from the nightstands. A gentle rainfall shower is outfitted with Hermès bath products, a sign of the Sofitel’s French origins. Beige walls and dark woods are livened up by further splashes of purple in the mod chairs and lampshades.
The Crystal Lounge and Restaurant, helmed by Adwin Fontein, serves Mediterranean and French dishes. The breakfast buffet covers the usual bases, from cold meats and cheeses to cereals, crepes and fruit cups, with a bowl of breads, croissants and pastries brought directly to the table with coffee and tea service. Named for the expensive custom crystal bottles along its wall, the Crystal Lounge serves up French-style edible cocktails and equally impressive liquid ones, including the award-winning Perfect Louise. The extra large terrace plays host to a nightly light show and the occasional Belgian sunny day, while the nearby smoking room offers a full selection of cigars.
In the Area
On Avenue de la Toison d’Or, the Rodeo Drive of Brussels, shopping options from Hermès, Ralph Lauren, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co. and dozens more line the street. The Parc du Palais d’Egmont offers handsome statues and an Alice in Wonderland flower garden a few minutes away. The Belgian chocolate shops, art galleries and cafés of the Sablon neighborhood are within walking distance to the north. Head deeper into the city center to Nuetnigenough for veal meatballs and choice local beer selections at Tilquin and the up-and-coming Brouwers Verzet.
How to Get There
My favorite thing was the smell in the hotel they have a special perfume that I really loved.Rooms are very spacious the hotel is very well located on the Avenue Louise. The only thing that I didn’t like is that the hotel is very very big and I prefer small places.I loved the bar they have very good cocktails and they recommended me a very good place for dinner in Brussels. I will certainly go back. Very nice staff!
Family weekend away- Superior Room, Terrace, View
Hubby, me and daughter (6)
Decent and spacious room, we got the roll out bed, fridge with water and other small drinks, coffee and teas.
Lovely view, the room is clean but old corners and scratches around. Bathroom clean with bath robes and slippers. Walls not very clean.
Restaurant under renovation so not the best quality, setting or evening meals' menu.
Staff very friendly- speak both English and French.
Lovely breakfast, great choices. Top star for that. Coooold coffee though. But lots to choose from
Staff at reception, friendly. No Parking at the hotel but inter parking is 2 minutes away. Difficult.to locate if visiting for the 1st time. Valet parking service) extra 10 euros)
Overall, lovely location, decent room and service.
It is a very nice hotel and very central for shopping, business and going out. However, at the moment is is being refurbished and it is probably not the best time to come.
It was also the first time since I am gold/platinum member of Accor that no upgrade was suggested, which was an habit at this facility.