Exceptional one bedroom apartment located in a 19th century Art Nouveau townhouse above an art gallery in the heart of Brussels art and chocolate district.
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The apartment has a living room with an open kitchen, a spacious bathroom with bathtub/shower and a bedroom with matrimonial bed. It is located on the third floor on the backside of the house, which makes it very private and quiet.
The apartment has been decorated by art dealers and is a perfect jumping board for those who like to travel in an easy simple comfortable style.
This apartment was once the home of the famous Belgium writer Madeleine Bourdouxhe. The apartment was used for the filming of her autobiography.
Breakfast and dining
In your apartment you’ll 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, but the Salon 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 Salon and is great for farm style home made rolls and breads. There is Snack Aimée which is one of our favorites where 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, Wittamer, Neuhaus and Godiva. Not to mention some of the best dining in Europe - Les Brigittines, Au Vieux Saint Martin, Lola, Comme Chez Soi are nearby.
The Sablon is in the center of town in the old city. You’re a five minute walk from the Grand’Place. The Saturday and 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
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.
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 Maître. 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. (fair 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.
IMPORTANT NOTES AND FAQ :
*** There is a washer and dryer in the house accessible to all the tenants and free of charge. Bring/buy your own products.
*** I have written an extensive GUIDEBOOK with reviews of all our favorite shops, museums, bars, restaurants, groceries, taxi stops, etc. There will be a printed version at your disposal in the apartment. It will help you to get around in the neighborhood and Brussels. On demand I can send you a copy of it by email before your arrival so you can prepare your stay better.
*** The bedroom is on the back of the apartment, so it is quiet
*** There is WIFI internet connection included in the price.
*** NO pets, NO smoking, NO parties.
*** No third party allowed in the apartment without prior notice and consent.
*** There is NO air-conditioning in the apartment.
*** Also available for long term rentals, ask for special rates and conditions.
*** We prefer to communicate in English or Dutch, but if you like you can write to us in Flemish, Dutch, English, Italian, French and German.
*** For every communication use the Airbnbsite. I check it every day. I DO NOT check my other emails on a daily base, so please don’t write to my other account!!!!
*** The apartment is on the third floor of the house and there is no elevator
*** The apartment is named after a famous Belgian sculptor, Jef LAMBEAUX. Please mention this name in EVERY conversation with me.
*** The apartment is NOT a PARTY apartment. We ask our guest to respect the tranquility of the other inhabitants. If you disrespecting this we will ask you to leave immediately without refund.
*** You are renting an apartment, we are not a hotel, so daily cleaning and breakfast are NOT included in the price. However our housekeeper is available for you and is charged at an hourly rate.
*** When leaving the apartment we expect you to leave it in a properly state. Any damage or extra cleaning will be deducted from your guarantee.
*** We use eco-friendly products for cleaning and washing.
*** Thank you for reading till the end …. and enjoy your stay.
The apartment is located 1 minutes from the Sablons and walking distance to many museums and attractions. It is clean and well decorated, and basic amenities are provided (coffee, tea,...). The windows are not on the street so you can't hear any traffic.
We were hosted by Ludmila in time and the check in was very professional and friendly.
Overall I would recommend the apartment, even though there were few items to be improved: lukewarm water and overall noise insulation is not perfect.
This apartment is very well located, close to Sablon, with lots of restaurants and shops. The apartment is small but comfortable. It is on the top floor - 65 steps - so not suitable for anyone with mobility problems. I was there in January, and I was only in the apartment after dark, but I suspect it might not be a light-filled apartment, since it looks onto a small internal courtyard. The apartment is clean, with a good bathroom and plenty of nice towels. There is a safe - a big plus! Good WiFi. Ludmila was waiting for me on arrival and was very helpful.
The apartment was very well equipped & heating was absolutely sufficient during the winter. Being centrally located made it very convenient for us to travel to & fro the city area. Aside from the 4 levels of steps we had to climb with our luggages, it was just what we needed during our stopover in Brussels. Would definitely recommend this apartment !
Un grand merci à ludmila qui nous a accueilli à l heure et avec convivialite l appart très central était conforme à ce qu il nous avait été décris : tout à fait pratique pour les 4 jours de fin d année passés à Bruxelles
The experience at this apartment was excellent. We were greeted by Ludmila who guided us to the apartment. She helped us set up to the wifi (which worked properly the entire time) and showed us where everything we needed was located. We didn't get a wine bottle like the other lucky guests, but a discount is offered in the brochures. The apartment was very clean and spacious. The bed and pillows were absolute heaven! The apartment is located in an upscale and convenient area very close to Grand Place and Central Station. The only negative about the apartment is that it is on the 4th floor without elevator, so it might be difficult for people carrying lots of luggage or elderly. However, once you get up there it's totally worth it.
The reception was very professional and it was all very well explained.
- The location was just THE BEST. Just few steps from the top chocolates. I can't stress how premium the location is!
- All is tidy and new.
- The room is absolutely quiet. :)
- It has a dishwasher, brilliant!
- No hassle on the reservation, just reserve, pay and go!
- The lights are not quite strong as the images suggests, it could use some stronger lights. But if you like darker ambients that will be fine.
- You will have to climb 65 steps each time you come from the street.
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I (Trente) am an African American-Canadian fashion designer, model and writer and have lived and worked in New York, Paris,Tokyo, Karachi and Montreal before coming Brussels almost 20 years ago. I know the city very well and am happy to share with you all its wonderful hidden secrets. I have prepared an exclusive guidebook that will be available in your apartment on the best shops, resto's, sight seeings and museums. On request I can email it to you so you can prepare your stay better. I am currently writing a book on meditation, healing and anti-aging.
With my Belgian husband, Filip, who is an interior designer, art and antique dealer and wine maker, I share my time between living in nature on the Etna volcano Island of Sicily and the city of Brussels. I gladly invite you to come and have a look at our art gallery in Brussels or to taste our own produced biological Etna wine and olive oil 'Terre di Trente' .
Our Russian housekeeper, Ludmila, moved to Brussels more than 20 years ago and will be happy to welcome you and give all the information you need to make your stay a unique experience. She speaks French and Russian and she will smile a lot if you communicate in any other language. She prides herself that the apartments are the 'cleanest places in Brussels city'.
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