REVIEW | M-Gallery Le Louise in Brussels

When Oriol, Sam, Timothy and me took our ride on the Brussels Tram Experience dinner tram we decided to stay the night in Brussels so we could all enjoy some drinks and have a relaxed weekend. The Tram Experience starts and finishes at the Poelaert Square so we looked for a hotel nearby to crash. Considering we had already stayed in the nearby The Hotel and weren’t quite as impressed by it, we decided to stay at the M-Gallery Le Louise just across the road as I had heard good things about it.

The hotel started life as a Sofitel in the late 1980’s but recently reopened and rebranded as an M-gallery after a thorough renovation, bringing the hotel back to the most modern standards.

The entrance is quite anonymous in a row of shops along the Brussels small ring road. We actually walked passed it as it was a small entrance with only a tiny M-Gallery sign at the side giving it away. two escalators (and an elevator to the side) took you up one level to the reception area overlooking the inside garden. After we had a warm welcome from Grumpy Smurf we had a swift check-in and received the key to our rooms.

We had received tworooms, both where reserved as the lowest category ‘superior’ rooms.

Oriol and Timothy’s superior room was located on the 4th floor with a view over the street. The room featured a centrally located double bed and some nicely styles couches along the window. A desk to work on however was missed, maybe because business travellers don’t really need desks anymore or the hotel isn’t focused on business travel. A nice big TV was mounted against the wall opposite the bed. The room itself was decorated using a light wood finish.

The bathroom contained a walk-in shower, plenty of towels, bathrobes and slippers and uses L’Occitane Products.

Sam and Mine room was upgraded to a deluxe room (thanks to my ALL Gold status) on the 5th floor overlooking the interior courtyard. Noise insulation wasn’t really great as the window didn’t fully close and the bell of the church next door was very audible in the room. Even though the room was of a higher category compared to Oriol and Timothy’s we didn’t really spot a lot of differences. The rooms where equally big and only the darker wood finish showed a big difference.

Next to the bed there where light switches, power plugs and both USB-A and USB-C charging ports, very well designed!

The coffee and tea facilities where good, with a proper Nespresso coffee maker and some upscale tea bags on offer. The minibar was just filled with two complimentary bottles of water. As a Gold member welcome gift we got a fruit plate with two peaches.

The bathroom was also similar to the superior room, offering the exact same items.

While the hotel offers a gym, Timothy didn’t go and check in out as he “forgot” his gym clothes, but if it’s the same standard as the rest of the hotel I would expect it to be good.

Breakfast in the morning was served in a buffet style in the restaurant overlooking the main street below. Coffee and tea where delivered to your table, anything else you could grab from the buffet while there were also some made to order eggs available. The offer focused a bit more on the sweet side but everything on offer was delicious and of good quality.

All in all we had a good stay at the M-Gallery Le Louise in Brussels and it certainly is a good address to stay a night in Brussels.

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