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Review: Crowne Plaza Brussels – Le Palace

We planned a romantic getaway in Brussels. The presidential suite of the Crowne Plaza was the perfect setting for some romance and luxury…

Le Palace

Most of our followers know we like Brussels very much, you guys could read that here and here. This time we weren’t looking for some tasty Belgian food though, our focus was a relaxing weekend in our capital. A romantic night in the presidential suite should take care of that job so we booked a one night stay in the Crowne Plaza Brussels – Le Palace. We know what to expect from Crowne Plaza, mostly business hotels with the same vibe and atmosphere all over the world. Le Palace does something else, it is located in an old art deco building. The interior is warm and classy. It reminded us of the grandeur of the old Brussels in the 19 th century.

Lobby Crown Plaza

The lobby

The antique hallways and the lobby set an instant romantic mood. This hotel radiates class, and we like that. The traffic in Brussels was a disaster, as usual, so we settled down in the bar for some cocktails. Especially Heidi’s non alcoholic cocktail was great. A relaxing start of our Easter weekend…

interieur Crown Plaza

A colorful interior

IHG Club floor

When we stepped out the elevator on the 7th floor, an IHG sign welcomed us. We followed the colorful carpet and enjoyed the wonderful perfume in the hallway. Our room was nr 760, with a wonderful view on Brussels. We did see some pictures in advance, but when entered the room we’re just blown away.  First we entered our very own living room. Next to the fire place with a big size TV, there are some leather armchairs and a stunning view on the Botanique of Brussels. It’s the perfect spot to relax, watch a movie our make yourself a Nespresso cappuccino. The mini bar is complementary and is filled with water, coke and beer.

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The view on Brussels

Presidential suite

Ok we were impressed so far but we still hadn’t seen the bedroom. So we opened the next door and entered the suite. We could not belief this would be our home for the next 24 hours. Could we really spend the night here? This is bigger than the average rental apartment in Brussels. But we quickly got used to the feeling and started to relax and enjoy the luxury our room has to offer. It was supposed to be a romantic weekend, so we filled up the round bath with warm water and foam from our favorite brand Rituals.

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Room 760

 

sauna badkamer

The bathroom with a private sauna

While Heidi is enjoying her bath, Christophe heats up the sauna. Yes, there is a private sauna in our bathroom! Cooling down is possible in the giant walk in shower. This feels like our private wellness center, a zen feeling without even leaving your room. Crowne Plaza offers some fluffy bath robes (they even fit Christophe this time) and slippers. This will stay our outfit for the weekend. We feel sleepy and we take a nap in our kingsize (or is it oversized) bed.

And yes there is more… We also have a seperate office and a fitness room (with TV nr. 4) in our suite. But working or fitness was not planned during our romantic weekend. Ordering room service on the other hand…

presidential suite

Wellness

Le Palace is and old building with some authentic architecture. The high ceilings, the decorations on the walls, the wooden floors,… it all ensures that typical and unique ambiance. It perfectly fits in the atmosphere of Brussels. We certainly can recommend this hotel for a romantic weekend.

Practical

Crowne Plaza Brussels Le Palace is located on the Square Rogier. The train station of Brussels North is only a five minute walk away. The famous Nieuwstraat, perfect for shopping, is just opposite the hotel. A perfect location basicly. A standard room starts at 80 euros per night. Free wifi is inluded, breakfast can be booked on the IHG website for 10 euros per person.

Staying in Brussels can be a lot cheaper during the weekends, when most business people are out of town. Watch out in the weekend fo some great rates. For the best views we recommend booking a suite. Romance guaranteed!

For more information visit Crowne Plaza Brussels – Le Palace. If you register as a IHG member you can save hotel points for free nights or upgrades.

ontbijt in Crown Plaza

Breakfast

This stay was payed by us, Crowne Plaza offered an upgrade.

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