Made in Louise: Boutique Hotel in the Heart of Brussels
Made in Louise stands as a beacon of boutique charm in Brussels. Nestled in the Art Nouveau district of Ixelles, this establishment promises hospitality reminiscent of a warm, family embrace.
A decade of experience in the hospitality sector led a sibling duo to actualize their dream in 2011, culminating in Made in Louise. The hotel, often described as their "second home," underscores the 'homemade' or 'hotel-made' ethos, embodying the Belgian penchant for gracious hosting and fine living. Housed in an early 20th-century architectural gem, this tranquil haven beckons discovery.
t Made in Louise, personalized and distinct services await. Each of its 48 sunlit rooms exudes comfort and individuality. Comprehensive amenities include expansive bathrooms stocked with complimentary toiletries, hairdryers, and modern rain showers. Select rooms also feature bathtubs and scenic views of the verdant courtyard.
The interiors showcase an impeccable blend of coziness and sophistication. The eclectic art adorning the walls, consistent use of carpets, and insightful quotes contribute to the hotel's character. The meticulous design elements, such as table lamps resembling miniature samurai sentinels, don't go unnoticed.
A prominent "HOME" sign at the reception extends an inviting warmth, making guests feel as cherished as they would at a dear friend's abode, setting Made in Louise apart from the conventional hotel experience.
Business travelers are catered to with a luminous, expansive meeting room adorned with floor-to-ceiling windows and direct courtyard access. Morning risers are treated to a sumptuous breakfast at the radiant restaurant, with vistas of the garden. The spread celebrates both continental classics like toast, pastries, and the quintessential bacon and eggs, as well as Belgian specialties — waffles, pistolet bread rolls, and an assortment of cheeses and hams. As the day progresses, the Made In Bar & Market invites guests to savor organic Belgian beers and exquisite wines.
Recreational delights include a relaxing spell in the garden, an engaging match on the oversized chess board designed by Mino, or, for those damp days, some indoor billiards in the plush pool room.
Despite its central location — a mere 15-minute stroll from the European Parliament and just three public transport stops from Gare du Midi — the hotel's garden and tranquil ambiance transport guests away from the bustling city pulse, offering an urban sanctuary.