About this listing
Charming unique studio above an art gallery in the heart of Brussels chocolate and art district: The Grand Sablon, the Grand'Place and Central Station.
'Your home away from home ... and more'. This charming unique studio is located on the third floor in a 19th century renovated townhouse above an art gallery in the heart of Brussels art and chocolate district : The Grand Sablon. The studio has high ceilings, a marble fireplace mantle, a small modern equipped kitchen, a bathroom with a shower and a living room/bedroom with closets and a small office space. The big windows make the apartment very bright and give to a balcony on the street side with a side view on the Grand Sablon. The apartment has been decorated by art and antique dealers and is perfect for those who like to travel in style and luxury.
Breakfast and dining In your apartment you will find free coffee and tea but we do not serve breakfast. There are several bakeries and stores nearby, so you can prepare your own breakfast in the apartment if you like. The Sablon area is known for good eating and here are several places in the neighborhood where you can discover more exciting choices than coffee and bread. There is the famous bakery the Pain Quotidien which is on the Grand Sablon and is great for farm style home made rolls and breads, though pricy. There is Snack Aimée which is one of our favorites and it is just around the corner at the end of Rollebeek street (one of Brussels oldest street dating back to 1564 ). Here you'll find delicious homemade fruit tarts and wonderful hero sandwiches, soups and salads all very reasonable priced. Of course you should try the croissants and pastries at Wittamer, delicious and very pricy. If you like sampling some of Belgium's goodies, then the Grand Sablon have some of the best gourmet shops in the world - like chocolatiers Pierre Marcolini, Whittamer, Neuhaus and Godiva. Not to mention some of the best dining in Europe - Les Brigittines (by far our favorite), Le Cap Sablon, Sol, Au Vieux Saint Martin, Lola, Comme Chez Soi are nearby.
Markets The Sablon is in the center of town in the old city. You're a five minute walk from the Grand'Place. The Sunday antique market is outside your front door. A few minutes walk away is the daily flea market (marché aux puces) or the exuberant Sunday South Market (food and clothes) at the South (Midi/Zuid) Station Museums For those who like museums : the Fine Art museum, the Erotic Museum, the Magritte Museum, the Music Instrument museum, the Comic Strip museum and the Horta house are all around the corner in walking distance. Shopping As for shopping, you're close to over 100 art and antique galleries, Avenue Louise, and Rue Dansaert, Brussels' fashion street. There is a supermarket on the Grand Sablon, so food shopping is easy. Ideal for those who like a romantic weekend in the luxury of a 19th century Hotel de Maitre. Only few steps away from the gay neighborhood.
Parking and public transport Apart from parking in the street (pay meters) there is the Albertine parking only 50 meters away. (This apartment is located so central you won't really need your car). The nearest Metro (Central Station) is a seven minute walk. Basically every attraction is in walking distant. The apartment is approx 7 minutes walking from Central Station. There is the Airport Express Train every 20 minutes from the airport to Central Station. (fare 7,60 euro single). There is a bus stop in the street approx 30 mtr. away.
Other Things to Note
***NORMAL CHECK IN is from 13 till 19 hrs. ***LATE CHECK IN before 23 hrs is possible with a little extra fee of 15 euro. If you need to check in after 23 hrs, the fee is 45 euro. This fee is asked as a small contribution towards the metro and/or taxi our housekeeper has to take to come from her home, leave her family and social activities outside her working hours and come and meet you at your convenience. It is to be paid directly to her in cash. *** EARLY CHECK IN before 13 hrs is possible if there are no guests leaving the same day. ***NORMAL CHECK OUT is before 10 o'clock. *** EARLY CHECK OUT is no problem and can be arranged with the housekeeper. ***LATE CHECK OUT no later than 14 hrs is only possible if there are no other guests coming in the same day into the apartment. However, you can always leave your luggage in the laundry room if we need to prepare the apartment for other guests.