About this listing
TOTALLY FLEXIBLE CHECK-IN/OUT + luggage drop. Safe location IN the center, 3 min. walk to Metro Louise. Discover all major attractions BY FOOT; Sablon, Museums, Royal Palace, Marolles. MIDI Railway station for Eurostar/Thalys (15min. walk/2 stops).
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The room is big and harmoniously decorated. Spacious apartment acoustically isolated between rooms (exceptional !) for better privacy and incredibly quiet regarding its central location in one of the best and most demanded neighbourhoods of Brussels (Louise quarter/Justice Palace). Very comfortable quality mattress would allow you to fully recover during the night. Silent bed frame ;-) Hands free shower system in the bathroom, balcony to breathe lots of fresh air or to smoke, bed linen and towels are provided as courtesy. Note: bedlinen are not ironed.
This is not a "fake hotel" or so but a genuine home apartment which is habited by me most time of the year.
Ultra High speed internet, filtered water everywhere, bathroom, kitchen and non-stop free teas & sugar, possibility to have BREAKFAST in a nice restaurant 6min. walk from the apart for 5€/person, balcony, cloakroom, ionic tourmaline powerful hairdryer, towels & bedlinen, soaps, shampoo, washing machine (+5€), hangers for drying are available free of charge. When I’m at home I could print your important documents.
Attention: ONLY the confirmed guests are allowed to stay & use the equipment of the apartment, not also the friends of the guests !
If you plan to throw a party at the apartment or to have extensive dinners or cooking time with other friends who are also in town this is NOT the place to book ! The cleaning program and the space is not designed for that.
(I'm not talking here about short & discrete visits.)
The other guests of the other rooms deserve also tranquility, space and comfort in the common areas because they've paid for it.
Failing to observe this rule will have as consequence the doubling or tripling the costs of your booking price or even the immediate expulsion some situations. (depends on the situation)
Interaction with Guests
Hosting is like getting a new roommate, you share the place giving each other the needed privacy or help when needed. Also, depending on the period of your stay, it might happen that you'll be sharing the apartment only with other Airbnb guests if I'm away (between 2-4 people). But no panic ! Airbnb guests are generally very friendly and nice :-)
The appartment is located in the city center, just around the corner from the internationally renowned shops on Avenue Louise. It is also very close to Place Louise, a hub providing bus, tram and metro connections to reach the heart of the historic city and the Midi railway station with its Eurostar and Thallys connections. The Royal Palace and Parc de Bruxelles are just a 15 minute stroll away. Place Poelart with its impressive Law Courts and stunning views over the city is a five minute walk away and also the point of departure for tours around the city.
Part of the street is partially pedestrian where you will be able to discover attractive bars and restaurant terraces, take away, boutiques and cafes; includes the famous "Piccolo Mondo", « La vigne », « Sushiworld », Sandwiches Terese et Dominique » best sandwiches in town, mind the queue at lunch time ! « Chez Papa » Lebanese fine food, supermarket Delhaize, Night shop and Delimarket for gourmets at the corner of the street, Paul bakery 3min. walk, proximity of "Louise village" for trendy breakfasts on terrace and Places Louise/Place Stéphanie. Within minutes wak to the Sablon antiquaires enjoying a privileged location in the city's most fashionable shopping district with hundreds of shops and high class & luxury commercial area. UGC, Stynx and independent Vendôme cinemas but also high class nightclubs venues (Spirito, Martini club, Cospaia, Louise Galleries) are less than 10 min. walk.
You also have the possibility to recollect yourself at the Tibetan-Buddhist meditation centre Kagyu Samye Dzong located only 3 min. walk, daily meditations, conferences, …
The neighbourhood consists of very beautiful streets in High-Saint-Gilles (limit with Ixelles), Master houses and pearls of the Brussels architecture of late XIX, early XXth centuries, Art Nouveau hub with the famous Victor Horta house.
The popular quarter of the “Parvis de Saint-Gilles” and its daily fresh market allows to taste delicious food from the Belgian country side but also beyond. Just walk down the street about 6 min. and you’ll discover the hub of the young alternative students, ecologists, artists and easy-going people. “La Maison du people” on the square is a bar but also an emblematic cultural centre day and night !
Last but not least the European quarter is not far either, 2-3 metro stops. Count about 20 min. walk to the busy Place Luxembourg and the European Parliament.
To make sure you discover Brussels at it’s best, I’ll send you a document with all of my favorite places.
You're CLOSE TO EVERYTHING and could walk to all major attractions. Easy find a parking place on the street. Metro lines 2 & 6, Tramways (phone number hidden). Night buses: N06, N08, N09, N10, N11 will allow you move very easily in the city also by night. Central station and Midi railway stations are both within 15min walking distance. 2 stops by metro to Bruxelles-Midi Station (Thalys/Eurostar/ICE terminal).
For those coming by a car: parking places available in front of the apartment (max. stay during daytime 4,5 hrs per ticket), after 20:30 and until 09:00 AM it is free of charge. 15 min. tickets are free of charge. Sunday & public holidays are FREE.
There are also the following covered private parkings which offer a full day parking solution : Parking Porte de Hal, Parking Louise - Village, Parking Stéphanie-Louise, Parking Louise, Parking Louise Galerie.
It is possible to find free parking places during daytime in other peripheral areas of Brussels.
Other Things to Note
Check-in/out hours are TOTALLY flexible. I know that reaching a specific address in an unknown city is a challenge, therefore, in order to help you and reduce the stress of travelling I'm very happy to tell that your arrival time will be mine !
SMOKING IS PERMITTED ONLY ON THE BALCONY.
A CLEAN accommodation is NOT A LUXURY HERE !
I believe you deserve to sleep in a clean apartment.
Bed sheets are washed at 60° Celsius as recommended for a perfect hygiene but not ironed.
IMPORTANT: It is senseless to send an inquiry asking if the dates you see available online are still available. If you them it means They ARE ! You could proceed with the booking directly if you feel ready. ;-)
There are some reasonable house rules inspired by the general savoir-vivre in order to make everyone feel comfortable at home as I also live there most of the time. These rules are clearly labeled in some important areas or on some devices of the flat and might be explained to you upon your arrival. Please understand, that as the guests are coming from different countries and cultures, these labels are absolutely not intended to oppress you in any way. If you miss some of them it's not the end of the world ;-)
Since there were many people not paying attention to the check-out times, I set a new system in order to help organise the time better.
The Self check-out time of the apartment is totally flexible. You may leave your luggage as long as you wish and come back later to pick it up.
But the room must be given back for 11 am the latest. It's okay to have an academic delay of about 15min.
For a late check-out of the ROOM, there will be some additional fees. You are kindly requested to announce and obtain the acceptance of the host prior just staying longer in the room. This requires additional organisation in regard to the cleaning for instance.
Here are the fees :
- between 11-12am: FREE ONLY IF agreed by the host,
or 5€ if not announced nor agreed (The first 15 min. are considered academic delay, no fees)
- between 12-1pm : 10€
- between 1pm-2pm :18€
- after 2pm : 18€ + 8€/hour.
*** Fees if staying without announcing and getting acceptance from the host :
- until 2pm : 10€ + above already mentioned fees.
- after 2pm : 28€ + 8€/started hour
Note : This does not guarantee a stay for the following night.