4.5
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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

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
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Overview

Quirky artwork, a funky bar and an outdoor terrace, steps from Brussels's elegant Avenue Louise

The Look

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.

Beyond

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

Hotel Sofitel Brussels Le Louise
Avenue de la Toison d'Or, 40
Brussels, 1050 Belgium

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 2352 Reviews
Sofitel Brussels Le Louise a whole experience
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best hotels in the city. All the stay was a great experience. If you are a person who likes; luxury; to be treated with the highest service and attention on every detail, this is your place. All stars since you enter to this sophisticated lobby. The beds are incredibly comfort. The decoration in all the room was quite selected as a unique piece to complement. The functionality it’s perfect you have all what you may need. The crystal lounge it’s a must have to in Brussels , if you love the mixology , you will get surprised. The staff very attentive and friendly. The breakfast , delicious variety of dishes and natural ingredients from where you can choose. Vegan and bio can also be found on the menu. The detail of having the waffle machine it’s a nice point. Good service multilingual staff. For the Brunch lovers , you have to try the Sofitel brunch with a huge variation for to select from, cold dishes ,hot dishes , meat , oysters , sushi and more . They also have detox drinks juices and desserts. A great experience definitely a come back!

Not even a sparkle of authenticity
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel comes right out of the industrial Sofitel factory, where the keyword is expensive. The rooms are quite spacious, but furniture and doors are full of scratches. My bed not only looked like a molehill, it also felt like it! Staff is polite, without showing any warmth or interest in their customers. I honestly did not sense any sparkle of authenticity during my stay

Excellency in customer service
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in Sofitel Brussels Le Louise Hotel, in Belgique, on the last 24 February 2019. The Chief Concierge, Mr. Mariano Van Cleve, and his team went way ahead their normal duties to help me do something that was very important but impossible to do during my stay. They manage to make it happen and I am so grateful for that. Hats off for the concierge team, and a beautiful hotel, very well located and with great service.

Very good option in Brussels
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I lived in Brussels a few years ago, hence I know the city quite well. Usually I stay around the airport in the Zaventem area, because is where my clients are, This time, needed to stay close to Midi station, and decided for the Sofitel, which is no more than 5 minutes taxi from Midi.

First of all, I would argue if this is a 5 start hotel, or a top 4 stars one. I would be more inclided to think the latter.

Stayed for 2 nights no business trip and all in all was a good experience. Very nice and clean room, very good bed, good internet connection, nice restaurant for breakfast and very nice bar. Staff very friendly and helpful. Maybe check out wasn´t as good as it shoudl be, because on the day I left, around 7:00AM, there was only one person at the front desk, and 3 clients waitin to check out. She was a bit overwhelmed.

Maybe the only issue was that the evening I arrived, the minibar was virtually empty, just with one beer and one bottle of water. On the next day, I found the minibar completely refilled with soft drinks, beers, juices, ice tea, etc, etc. I had to make them clear that I found the mini bar empty and that they shouldn´t charge me, what they did not, so all was good. What I found weird is that nobody checked my room before I arrived.....this are the smalll details which usually don´t happen in a high end luxury 5 stars hotel. But as said, for me the Sofitel is more a solid 4-star one.

I was on Business in Brussels, but I know the city and location is good for tourists too.

All in all, good and satisfactory experience. Will return of need to stay in the area.

Basic rooms, charmless staff, terrible facilities.
Reviewed 1 month ago

A very disappointing hotel. It claims to be a five-star luxury property but that is simply not the case. Staff are charmless indeed bordering on the insolent. It is virtually impossible to have a cocktail in the bar as a hotel resident - perhaps they should stop guests from eating McDonald's and taking up a table that could be used for a paying guest? The decor is beginning to show its age and the rooms themselves are poorly furnished. Housekeeping does the bare minimum and breakfast is a shambles. On the plus side Hermes toiletries and very comfortable Sofitel beds. Other than that this hotel has little going for it. I would strongly recommend you stay elsewhere. I will from now on.