Hotel Sofitel Le Louise Hotel 5 star
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Formerly known as the Toison d'Or, the Sofitel has changed a lot since its full renovation in 2008. It's now called Louise in honour of the elegant avenue that runs nearby. This highly modern and trendy establishment has become the place to be if you want to be seen, particularly in the Crystal Lounge. The hotel also enjoys one significant asset: it has one of the biggest indoor gardens in Brussels. Don't hesitate to visit this establishment for a drink or a bite to eat if you can't afford to spend the night.

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      Sofitel Le Louise   -   © Lautard / EASYVOYAGE

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    Location 6.24 /10

    The Sofitel is a stone's throw away from Louise railway station and enjoys the advantages of the chic and lively neighbourhood around Louise Avenue. There are numerous shops and hotels in this local 'Champs Elysées'. There aren't that many bars and restaurants though, but you're only a 20 minute walk away from the city centre.

    Accommodation 8.70 /10

    The Sofitel Louise has two entirely independent wings. You cannot get to the first from the second and vice versa. There are four lifts (two on either side) to take you up to the floors (5 or 6 depending on the building), and thus the 169 guest rooms (classical, superior, and luxury) and 9 suites. Etienne Bouten, the designer, went for a style that is 'both modern and timeless'. The concept uses many contrasts: natural wood, stainless steel, light and vibrant shades of colour, etc.
    In addition to the interior, the amenities testify to the establishment's quality and modernism: an Internet connection (£17 for 24 hours), a large LCD screen television, a Bose Wi-Fi device with an iPod dock, an electric safe, an espresso machine, and a very comfortable Sofitel bed (from the famous 'MyBed' brand). The bathroom is true to the pure style of the establishment with its glass partitions, intimate lighting, tropical shower, and Hermès hospitality products. The luxury rooms also afford a garden view, a walk-in closet, and massaging jets in the shower. The suites, with their loft-like sitting rooms, deserve a special mention, and the cherry on the cake has to be the 120m² So Well suite with an Alphasphere, which is a deckchair connected to a chromotherapy device.

    Overview 8.45 /10

    Antoine Pinto, the interior decorator, painter, and sculptor was given carte blanche to transform the former Toison d'Or. In the entrance hall there is a massive 3m high crystal chandelier that lights up a most unique room: a 130m² laced wall providing a homage to the famous medieval creations of Brussels. As in any shopping mall, there is an escalator to take you up to the equally astounding reception area: parquet floors, carpets, purple and black sofas, silver armchairs, brown benches, miniature copies of chandeliers, etc. It is a refined design that provides some idea of what to expect in the guest rooms. Just imagine the idyllic setting of the spa... had there been one! The Sofitel only has a small but well equipped gym. There is a small business centre with two computers connected to the Internet available for guests to use.

    Food and drink 8.70 /10

    Every aspect of the interior decorating was designed by the 'famous' Antoine Pinto. The well known Crystal Lounge is an inviting place to enjoy a break with a drink or a snack. The lounge has a capacity of 85 guests, but the restaurant can only seat 45 lucky diners every day from noon till 2:30pm and from 7:00pm till 10:30pm. The menu is of French inspiration with exotic touches and is changed every 3 months. From 10:00pm till 1:00am, the Crystal takes over after the restaurant closes by serving snacks to hungry guests. However, the lounge is mostly known for its drinks! Indeed, the establishment has been awarded the 'Best cocktail bar in Brussels' title in the recent past. Two more features include the DJ who provides musical entertainment on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and the garden terrace located in the centre of the hotel. On the same floor, next to the reception area, the Rubis lounge serves breakfast in a modern and refined setting. It consists of a huge buffet of homemade food, pastries, and freshly squeezed fruit juices.

    To know

    The Louise includes three 80m² conference rooms with a capacity of 150 people. The establishment also has two VIP corners in the lounges adjacent to the Crystal Lounge if you would like to organise a business meal.

    Equipment

    • Shuttle bus
    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      beauty salon, sauna, keep fit, spa, Turkish bath

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      tennis, gym, fitness, sports

    • Animals allowed
    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • The interior garden
    • The fashionable interior
    • The Crystal Lounge
    • The location

    disadvantages

    • The prices
    • The absence of a spa

    Traveller Reviews

    10
    • Overall Score nc/10
    •  Anonyme. Anonyme.  
      20 Opinions
      • Package deals in février 2014 Posted on 2015-05-11 Entre amis - 3 à 5 nuitées (Appartement/Chalet)

        Très bel hôtel, chambre spacieuse, confortable et très agréable. Personnel très souriant et toujours à disposition. Le buffet est très varié et les restaurants sur réservation délicieux. Des animations en journée et spectacles le soir

      • Advantages

        hotel avec des chambres tres vastes et surtout bien decorées

      • Disavantages

        je ne vois pas d'inconvenient

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      • Overall Score 5.71/10
      • Package deals in décembre 2014 Posted on 2015-03-13 En couple - 2 nuitées (Chambre avec vue)

        bel hôtel en plein centre ville, proche des belles boutiques de Bruxelles

      • Advantages

        Proche des magasins !!!

      • Disavantages

        je n'en connais pas, il est juste génal

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      • Overall Score 8.50/10
    •  Anonyme. Anonyme.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in mai 2014 Posted on 2015-02-11 En couple - 3 à 5 nuitées (Chambre avec vue)

        hotel superbe

      • Advantages

        la beauté des lieux

      • Disavantages

        aucun

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      • Overall Score 8.00/10
    •  Anonyme. Anonyme.  
      4 Opinions
      • Package deals in octobre 2014 Posted on 2015-02-06 En famille - 1 nuitée (Chambre sans vue)

        Excellent hotel, trés classe , chambre splendide , superbe douche

      • Advantages

        Beau quartier très classe

      • Disavantages

        le parking difficile de trouver une place

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      • Overall Score 8.75/10
      • Package deals in mars 2014 Posted on 2015-01-07 En couple - 3 à 5 nuitées (Appartement/Chalet)

        Beau est calme l'environnement est agréable nous avons passé un bon séjour

      • Advantages

        Le lit était grand calme pour notre bebe, tout agreable

      • Disavantages

        Je n'ai pas trouvé de choses qui ne me conviennent pas

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      • Overall Score 8.00/10
      • Package deals in septembre 2013 Posted on 2014-06-26 Seul - 2 nuitées (Chambre sans vue)

        tres bon hotel calme central et d un bon rapport qualité prix tres bon accueil gens disponibles

      • Advantages

        central confortable aucunes mauvaises surprises securise

      • Disavantages

        pas de restauration stationnement difficile

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      • Overall Score 8.00/10
    •  Anonyme. Anonyme.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in juillet 2013 Posted on 2013-11-03 Seul - 3 à 5 nuitées (Chambre sans vue)

        TOP ULTRA DESIGN EXCELLENTES PRESTATIONS DE GRAND STANDING

      • Advantages

        EMPLACEMENT STANDINGS ERVICES AU TOP

      • Disavantages

        AUCUN RIEN A REDIRE SUR CET HOTEL

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      • Overall Score 8.50/10
    •  Anonyme. Anonyme.  
      4 Opinions
      • Package deals in octobre 2013 Posted on 2013-10-28 Seul - 1 nuitée (Chambre avec vue)

        Un trés belle hotel, entrée magnifique , biens situé proche des restos et cinémas

      • Advantages

        confort situation services salle de sport salle de bain

      • Disavantages

        un prix élevé si pas de promo mais avec une bonne remise vous allez être ravi de dormir dans un 5 étoiles

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      • Overall Score 8.50/10
      • Package deals in juin 2011 Posted on 2012-01-07 En couple - 1 nuitée (Chambre avec vue)

        Superbe entrée aux couleurs tendances et chaudes. Le design et la décoration contemporaine sont remarquables.

      • Advantages

        La situation sur l'artère commerçante de Bruxelles et proche du centre. Parfum d'ambiance dans le hall.

      • Disavantages

        Taille des chambres. Tarif.

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      • Overall Score 9.00/10
    •  Anonyme. Anonyme.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in juin 2011 Posted on 2012-01-07 Entre amis - 1 nuitée (Chambre sans vue)

        tres bon hotel pour sejourner 1 opu deux jour

      • Advantages

        avantage du prix pendant une peridode de promotion

      • Disavantages

        sans inconvenient a part la chambre un peu petite

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      • Overall Score 8.14/10
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