Hotel Cafe Pacific: chic intimate boutique hotel in the heart of Brussels

If you are going to Brussels and want to stay in an intimate boutique hotel with lots of style and flair, the Hotel Cafe Pacific is one of the best in the city. Located on Brussels’ most famous shopping street, the rue Antoine Dansaert, the hotel has only 12 rooms and one large duplex spread over five floors in an historic building which has been carefully renovated to meet contemporary design standards. The design theme is minimalism with splashes of color and warm fabrics to allow guests to feel cozy and comfortable. Bed linens and other rooms furnishings come from Mia Zia (known for its playful designs and bohemian chic look). In addition, all rooms have flat screen TVs and free Wi-Fi.

The hotel’s location is a big plus if you like shopping. Among the fashion boutiques you should check out for women’s clothes and accessories are Stijl, Olivier Strelli, Filippa K (also carries men’s clothing), Christa Reiners, Diesel, and Martin Margiela. There are a number of chic interiors and furnishings stores on this street as well.

The hotel has a wonderful little restaurant and bar which serves lunches and dinners (a recent selection: Nile perch steamed in banana leaves, foie gras, linguni with scampi, stir fried vegetables, ravioli stuffed with crab), as well as wines, champagne and Belgian beer. Should you decide to venture out for dinner, Little Asia on 8, rue Saint-Catherine is the only decent Vietnamese restaurant in central Brussels. Bonsoir Clara, another local neighborhood favorite, is actually right on the same street as the hotel. One is advised to reserve in advance at Little Asia and Bonsoir Clara.

All in all, the Hotel Cafe Pacific is an ideal place to stay if you like being in the center of Brussels, close to fabulous boutiques, historic squares and excellent dining.

Rates for a double room at the Hotel Cafe Pacific start at 139€.

Hotel Cafe Pacific
Rue Antoine Dansaert, 57
1000 Brussels

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