The Dominican Hotel contradicts many one’s assumptions about Brussels and the hotels there. The venue has a focus on design, art and history and is set on the site of a 15th century Dominican abbey, which later was home to the famous neoclassical painter Jacques-Louis David.
Located in the centre of Brussels, this accommodation is part of the Design Hotel group featuring the ideas of the renowned Amsterdam brand FGStijl. The interior is a modern renovation and revitalisation of the original architecture, specifically the cloisters. There are 150 rooms to choose from, a popular buzzy bar and three meeting rooms to fulfil the needs of business guests. The hotel is a short walk from the main station, and moments away from the shops and eateries of Brussels.
The rooms are centred round a quiet inner courtyard. Walking to our room, I noticed a fully equipped gym (ideal for jet-lagged visitors) and striking photography and artwork on the walls. We soon arrived at our door, and stepped inside to find a dark grey and green interior. Our double room was small but well arranged, the decor felt a little dated but was comfortable and had everything we needed for a night away from home.
The patterned carpet is a motif which runs through the hotel in different colour schemes. Aside from this decoration surprisingly I couldn’t spot many other design features in the room. Alongside the giant bed there was a coffee machine, TV and desk. A petite bathroom was functional but in good working order with a super powerful shower and the Spa Collection toiletries.
As it was our first morning in Belgium we couldn’t resist a plate of sugary waffles for breakfast. Along with a cup of coffee and fresh exotic fruit, we were set up for a day of sightseeing and chocolate shopping ahead!
More information and book a stay here.
Thoroughly Modern Milly travelled with Eurostar.
· Eurostar operates up to 9 daily services from London St Pancras International to Brussels with return fares from £69.
· Tickets to any Belgium station start from £79.
· Fastest London-Brussels journey time is 2 hours.
· Tickets are available from eurostar.com or 03432 186 186.
Customers travelling by Eurostar can enjoy a range of benefits including:
• Seamless city centre to city centre travel, with stations located in the heart of our destinations
• Fast and convenient check-in – passengers are requested to arrive only 30 minutes before departure
• The extra baggage allowance you get on Eurostar vs planes (Eurostar offers each person 2 bags/suitcases and 1 piece hand luggage)
• No queues or baggage reclaim upon arrival – simply take your bag with you on board
• Comfort and space on board to work or unwind