LindaStyleDiary loves Pillows Grand Hotel Place Rouppe Brussels

Brussels, just one hour away from Rotterdam with the Thalys.
But once you arrive you can’t compare this city with Dutch cities.
The city is amazing and because of the French language you really feel that you are on vacation.
Especially now with during Christmas time, it makes it even more amazing!

After booking your ticket at Thalys, it start to find the best hotel in town!!
Don’t look further because I found the best hotel in the City Center for you!

PILLOWS GRAND HOTEL PLACE ROUPPE  BRUSSELS

It’s a brand-new luxury 4-star boutique hotel in Brussels right in the City Center.

Within 10 minutes of leaving Station Midi/South, you will be on the historic and lively Place Rouppe. Surrounded by authentic Belgian architecture, you will enter a hotel unlike any other. Pillows Grand Hotel Place Rouppe instills new life into a neoclassical building.

As soon as you step into the newly refurbished Pillows, you will be welcomed by the residential ambiance of the Living. Savour a flavoursome dish, sip your way through a menu of carefully selected wines or relax and enjoy a pleasant read in front of the crackling fire.

Pillows Grand Hotel Place Rouppe is the ideal location to immerse yourself in the pulse of Brussels. You are just a few steps away from the city’s highlights and the local entertainment scene filled with bars, restaurants, theatres and galleries. After soaking up some culture or sampling the city’s nightlife, a soothing bed awaits you on your return to the hotel. Welcome to the epitome of timeless charm.

You truly see that this is a brand-new hotel!
I am in love with this luxury boutique hotel, the staff treat you like a Queen.
The decoration, design and the furniture makes it complete!

SLEEPING AT PILLOWS
BOOK A ROOM 

The rooms at Pillows Grand Hotel Place Rouppe embody charm and comfort. Spacious windows, the finest linen, original artworks and a dash of contemporary design all combine to create a serene and tranquil residential feel.

Comprising 43 generous and stylishly appointed rooms, Pillows Grand Hotel Place Rouppe takes a modern approach to elegance. All rooms feature king size or twin beds, a Nespresso coffee machine, a walk-in shower, a smart HD TV and a wireless sound system. In addition, some of the rooms enjoy the benefit and flair of a French balcony.

The 3 different types of rooms:

Luxury Room
The difference is in the details. At 22-25 m2, the Luxury Room is the smallest, yet equally as luxurious as the other rooms. The calming neutral colour palette seamlessly blends with cutting-edge design, assuring city travellers a haven of comfort.

22-25 m2 / 237-270 sq.ft
King size bed or Twin beds
Bathroom with walk-in shower
Double glazed windows
In-room safe
Bluetooth streaming Tivoli audio
32” HD LED TV
Welcome amenities
Finest bed linen and towels
Pillow menu
Soundproof room
Individually controlled air conditioning
Laundry service
24-hour room service
Evening turndown service
Mini-bar with premium & organic snacks and beverages
Nespresso coffee machine and tea making facilities
Grand Luxury Room 

The more extensively equipped Grand Luxury Room is a retreat for any guest. The 22-30 m2room is ample and offers a separate seating area for you to relish a moment of tranquillity. This is the perfect choice for longer stays and couples.

22-30 m2 / 237-323 sq.ft
King size bed
Bathroom with walk-in shower
Double glazed windows
In-room safe
Bluetooth streaming Tivoli audio
32” HD LED TV
Welcome amenities
Finest bed linen and towels
Pillow menu
Soundproof room
Individually controlled air conditioning
Laundry service
24-hour room service
Evening turndown service
Mini-bar with premium & organic snacks and beverages
Nespresso coffee machine and tea making facilities
Pillows Suite

The 46 m2 Pillows Suite has a spacious bedroom, a generously sized bathroom and a separate seating area. The retreat offers all the modern luxuries you could wish for. Call the Pillows Suite your new, secret hideaway.

46 m2 / 495 sq.ft
King size bed
Large bathroom with bathtub and walk-in shower
Double glazed windows
In-room safe
Bluetooth streaming Tivoli audio
43” HD LED TV
Welcome amenities
Finest bed linen and towels
Pillow menu
Soundproof room
Individually controlled air conditioning
Laundry service
24-hour room service
Evening turndown service
Mini-bar with premium & organic snacks and beverages
Nespresso coffee machine and tea making facilities
I chose the ‘Pillows Suite’ and I truly recommend you this room!
Time to relax and enjoy!

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The Living
The Living – Winebar & Lounge – is the heart of the hotel where the warm welcome and the all-day dining services melt into a perfect setting to unwind after a day in Brussels. The soft colours invite you to browse the pages of a book, taste a fine dish or sip a glass of wine. Guests are kindly invited to relax in front of the fireplace, at the Welcome Table or around the striking Domestic Kitchen.

The attentive hosts are ready to pamper guests with their favourite food and beverages around-the-clock. Not to mention a selection of fresh, seasonal products that guarantee the most genuine flavours. Guests can also experience Pillows’ delicious table d’hôtes with a daily changing chef’s menu.

The Domestic Kitchen
The Living Room’s Domestic Kitchen is headed by chef Trung Hoang. He earned his stripes at, among others, Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester 3 *in London, Va Doux Vent 1 * in Uccle and La Durée 2 *in Izegem. Trung enjoyed his education at Spermalie Hotelschool in Bruges and subsequently successfully obtained a diploma in bakery and patisserie. After wanderings in Paris, where he interned at restaurant A.T., and in London, he started a new chapter in our capital.

The chef and his skilled team stand for an uncomplicated yet refined kitchen, respecting the local tradition, with a wink to the cosmopolitan world. He describes his kitchen as simple, but refined.

The local cuisine, the private dining rooms and the fireplace create an original and unparalleled blend of finesse and familiarity.

– Breakfast menu

– All Day Dining Menu

Wellness at Pillows Brussels
The doors of the wellness oasis at Pillows Hotel Grand Place Rouppe are due to open in the course of 2018. Tucked away in the basement, this is the place to escape to tranquility and let stress fade away. The serene spa is exclusively accessible to hotel guests and is equipped with a sauna, a rejuvenating hammam, several beauty treatment rooms and an extensive fitness area.

Meetings
The two Salons of Pillows Grand Hotel Place Rouppe are the perfect venue for boardrooms, conference rooms and private events. The brass details add a warm glow to the minimalistic design. Catering to all professional necessities, the Salons provide state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment and can accommodate a total of 10-30 guests. The modern spaces ensure every gathering will be memorable. Furthermore, private dining belongs to the possibilities.

Centrally located on Place Rouppe, the hotel is only minutes away from the Grand Place. A paid private parking is available just around the corner. Paid on-street parking applies for the immediate area.

• Salon I
o Size: 39 m2
o U-shape: 16-20 guests
o Other setups: 20-30 guests

• Salon II
o Size: 36m2
o The oval table seats 10-14 guest

More information or a meeting request, please contact:
Phone Number: +32 2 204 00 40
Email: grandhotelplacerouppe@pillowshotels.com

Location
Situated close to Brussels’ Grand Place, Pillows Grand Hotel Place Rouppe is the perfect starting point for a visit to the European capital. The main landmarks are within walking distance. The streets and stately avenues of Brussels reveal a unique mix of classic and modern architecture. The vicinity of Place Rouppe offers plenty to discover with its numerous museums, theatres and charismatic cafes.

Pillows Grand Hotel Place Rouppe is easy to access by car and public transport. Central Station and Station Midi/South are 1 km away, in addition a tram line can be found within 250 meters. It takes 30 minutes to reach the hotel from Brussels airport and whenever you arrive by car, a paid private parking is available just around the corner.

So what is your next trip?
HOTEL PILLOWS IN BRUSSELS! 

There is a ‘New Year’s Eve Package’
Please check the availability HERE

Lots of Love,
Linda

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LindaStyleDiary loves Hotel FRANQ (Antwerp)

Antwerp, just an one hour drive from Rotterdam.
But once you arrive you can’t compare this city with Dutch cities.
You really have the feeling that you are on holidays.
Beautiful city, lovely people and don’t forget the Flemish.
Yes, that reminds you that you are abroad.

But it’s not just that one hour drive, it starts to find the best hotel in the city center.
Don’t look further because if you are planning a citytrip to Antwerp,
you must book a room at Hotel FranQ.

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It’s a brand-new luxury boutique hotel in Antwerp, next to the ‘Onze-Lieve-Vrouwe Kathedraal’ and the Meir.
And you know what? In the past, the building was a bank. You can still find the details in the cellar. For example, the big safe from this previous bank.

Hotel FranQ is a 4-star hotel which is located in the city center of Antwerp. You really can see that this hotel is brand new!
I am in love with this luxury boutique hotel.
Because, when I arrived at the hotel you really feel like a queen, the decoration, the design and the furniture, everything is just perfect!

They have 5 types of rooms:
Overview
Small Classic Room
Classic Room
Deluxe Room
Junior Suites
Luxury Suites

I chose the ‘Deluxe Room’

The Deluxe rooms do have extra-long king size beds. The Deluxe rooms are furnished with elegancy, all rooms have a desk, 48” smart TV, a minibar, air-conditioning, safe, bluetooth sound system and Wi-Fi. Ideal for guests who are looking for a warm and luxurious room.

25-30m²
Room with extra-long king size beds (180×210)
Twin beds available upon request
Extra bed can be placed into the room upon request
Free espresso, tea and water available
Rain shower and bath
Bath products of Elemental Herbology
Bath robes and slippers available

This room is absolutely stunning!

RESTAURANT FRANQ
Restaurant FRANQ invites you to enjoy a contemporary French-Belgian cuisine at gourmet level. Their chef will spoil you with à la carte breakfast, delicious lunch or stylish dinner. Their team is always ready to make you enjoy tasty food. After a hectic day you can also enjoy these delicious dishes in your room.

BAR FRANQ
Bar FRANQ serves the best wines, delicious cocktails and pure coffee or tea. In addition to these delicious drinks, they have a delicious assortment of finger food or sweet treats.

Personal attention and love for the subject is self-evident. The excellent service, individual approach and overall experience are paramount.

Is there something special? They invite you to have lunch or dinner in their sixteenth century ‘Den Dooren Boom cottage’ or in one of their other stately rooms.

They also have a lovely terrace outside where you can enjoy the sun with a good glass of wine or champagne.

Unfortunately, there was no sun for me but just rain.

Lots of Love,
Linda

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LindaStyleDiary loves Haas op het Vrijthof (Maastricht)

A city trip, many people would like to go abroad but don’t forget about Maastricht!
This is one of my favourite cities in Holland because you feel like you are abroad!
The people are so kind and the food and drinks are fantastic.

But it all starts with a hotel first! Don’t look further because ‘Haas op het Vrijthof’ is the most amazing hotel in Maastricht! This luxury boutique hotel has it all!

Luxury in a House full of Wonder
Haas op het Vrijthof was built in 1920 and became the private residence of a well-established lady.  This Art Nouveau house is a serene home away from home, situated in the quiet corner of the main square in the rich centre of Maastricht. The mansion is a piece of design in itself with its own amazing character and style. For the interior the focus on functional aesthetics is based on vintage classics and typical Scandinavian furniture pieces. In combination with modern-day travel wishes, it all results in a unique house filled with a wonderful collection of design, friendly details and happy people.

A selection that adds to the experience
In their house, you feel you are not staying in a usual hotel. It is a place where you are treated as being a part of it. During your stay, you are the inhabitants of the city, living on the Vrijthof. They supply you the keys for seeing the real city and experiencing a place where you can feel at home. Their comfortable living room overlooking the square is where you can work, enjoy breakfast, read a book, enjoy a cup of coffee or just sit down and wonder.

Their breakfast is personally made and you can tell them your preferences. They present it influenced by their regional producers and underneath two charming glass bells. It can be served at any time of choice and wherever you prefer. May it be in their room, our living room, your private terrace or even their kitchen. You are free to sneak down to their cellar and open your own private wine shelf to taste a selection of wines from the region. You have the opportunity to wind down with a chilled bottle in your suite or room.

They have 6 type of rooms
SEE HERE THE ROOMS

I chose the Superior Suite!
The name says it all. This suite is superior. The suite is a unique accommodation with its grandeur feel caused by the space, used materials and facilities. The salon room in this suite with Art Deco style is decorated with an old copper fireplace from 1920 and gives you a panoramic view on the Vrijthof. Furthermore, the Superior Suite contains a comfortable fully-equipped kitchen connected to the private green terrace. Two bedrooms are prepared with three comfortable beds in total. There are two bathrooms and one bath. Graceful ornaments and a combination of hardwood floor and stone contribute to make this suite delightfully eccentric and very special.

120 square meters – private salon room – fully equipped kitchen – private terrace – bathroom with bath – copper fireplace – 1 double master bedroom and 1 single bedroom – free internet access – well stocked mini-bar – bathrobe & slippers
The Superior Suite has a private elevator stop in the suite.

No idea what I could expect because they only have 3 pictures of this room on their webpage.
But when I opened the door of the room, one word: AMAZING!
This has nothing to do with a basic hotel, it feels like your own apartment and 120 square meters is not just a basic hotel, isn’t it? This is truly amazing!

The host was really helpful and show us the high topics of Maastricht! He asked us when we would like to have breakfast etc.

After a good sleep in their lovely beds it was time for breakfast at 09.00 AM, they served the breakfast in our room, in our kitchen! Isn’t it fantastic?

I truly recommend you this hotel in Maasticht because this luxury boutique hotel has it all!

TIME TO TRY IT OUT YOURSELF!
ENJOY!

Lots of Love,
Linda

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lindastylediary loves Lisbon

Looking for the perfect city trip? Go to Lisbon!

Last year it was the first time for me that I have visited Lisbon! Love at first sight! What a lovely city!

As you can read in one of my previous blogs I’ve been to Rome earlier that year and you can’t compare those two cities. Rome has a lot of history and culture.

The question was; Rome or Lisbon?
Rome is beautiful with her culture but Lisbon was more fun! Especially during the evening  with restaurants, bars and clubs.

Last year in September it was just a short break from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon. Too short to visit Lisbon.

So I decided to book Lisbon again but than from Friday morning until Monday morning!
If you are a  seafood lover, you are at the right spot!

Last year we stayed in the Borges Chiado Hotel. This year we have our own Apartment!!

Can’t wait to spend the weekend in Lisbon!
Great atmosphere, lovely food and the best travel buddy!

Lots of Love,

LindaStyleDiary

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Lindastylediary loves Barcelona

If someone would ask me to go to Barcelona today, I will go immediately with no doubt! This city has it all!

Great atmosphere, kind people, lovely weather, delicious food, amazing shops, good party places etc. etc.
As you can read in one of my previous blogs about Palma de Mallorca, you probably know that I am in love with Palma. Palma is small Barcelona. So that means that this is bigger and greater!!

Barcelona is great because it has a beach and great party places.
Long weekend is perfect. Arriving on a Friday and leaving on an early Tuesday morning.

Arriving on a Friday is always good…. Taxi to the hotel, shower and put some nice clothes on and go out for dinner and party.
OK, the hangover on Saturday morning will join you as well but no worries… Lot of coffee and breakfast places on every corner of the street.

Saturday is good for sightseeing; Sagrada Familia Park Güell, Casa Batlló, Camp Nou, Montjuïc, La Rambla and end up in the area ‘Barri Gòtic.
Have a good glass of wine with tapas and enjoy the people, the food and the weather.

Saturday night, go to Barceloneta (beach) and you’ll find bars and clubs.

Sunday…. Relaxing on the beach! Please keep in mind that it’s Sunday for the locals as well. So if you want to be sure of a sunbed put your alarm early and go sleeping on the beach!

Good and fancy restaurants: Llamber Taberna Gastronomica,Mont Bar, Tapas 24 and Bodega 1900.

Monday is shopping time!!!

Lots of Love,

LindaStyleDiary

Lindastylediary in Rome

Rome is a great city with lots of history, a long weekend is perfect to discover Rome. We flew over on a Thursday and on Monday we went back again.

Vatican City was very impressive and it’s a big city! If you want to see everything, keep in mind that this will be a day trip! Although we have done Vatican City  in the morning and after lunch, in the afternoon, we went to the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Please order your tickets in advance on the internet, this avoids long waiting at all these activities. 
Fontana di Trevi is so beautiful! Keep in mind that it is very busy and it is almost impossible to take a photograph without people. LOL.
Do not go there during summertime, for example July or August. Because in these months it’s too warm to do anything.
Lots  of love,