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Sunday, February 15, 2015

The Dominican, a Stylish & Elegant Hotel in Brussels

The beautiful Dominican Hotel is the number one destination for a luxurious, elegant getaway in Brussels. Stylish and unique it is certainly deserving of its membership as the first member of Design Hotels in Belgium. From the moment you step through the front doors it is evident that every detail has been carefully considered in the planning of this beautiful hotel which has a wonderful history dating back to its origins as a Dominican Abbey in the 15th century.


The Dominican is ideally located in central Brussels. We visited Brussels and The Dominican in December to experience the Christmas Markets and explore the beauty of Belgium. We could not have been more perfectly situated to visit the Markets (with the ice skating rink only about 50 metres from the hotel), the Grand Place and other main attractions and shops in Brussels. Within walking distance to everywhere, I highly recommend staying here if you are seeking a centrally located hotel in the city!



Every member of the staff we came across throughout our stay could not have been more helpful, friendly or accommodating! Upon arriving we were greeted with delicious hot chocolates which were a saviour after wandering around in the cold! Special touches such as this were regular throughout our stay and when we saw the sign below in the lobby we fell in love even more with The Dominican - this perfectly summed up the service we received throughout our stay. 



The Dominican has 150 rooms and suites ranging from Deluxe, Executive and Loft rooms to Junior suites, Executive suites, the Grand Palace suite and a number of Studios. Each of the rooms and suites at The Dominican are warmly and elegantly styled ensuring you the highest of comfort and luxury throughout your stay. We stayed in a deluxe room which was beautifully styled and very spacious! With beautiful, deep blues and chocolate browns throughout the room along with a delightfully comfortable bed and pillows we were able to fully relax and feel at home in the comfort of our room. All the possible facilities and amenities you could want or need are provided including complementary WiFi, a Nespresso machine, air conditioning, Minibar and TV just to name a few. Our beautiful bathroom with powerful rain shower and luxurious lemongrass scented toiletries was welcomed after a big day exploring Brussels and the Christmas Markets. 


The Dominican offers a number of sophisticated dining options for its guests. The stunning Grand Lounge is located in the centre of the hotel and is fine dining at its best in a beautiful room with large windows overlooking the inner courtyard. The Grand Lounge is also where breakfast is served each morning. The Belgian buffet breakfast served is one of the best hotel breakfasts we have ever had in all our travels, with a wide range of options to please even the fussiest of eaters, you will simply love your breakfast at The Dominican. The Lounge Bar is a stylish cocktail lounge/bar where guests and locals mingle for cocktails and drinks from the well-stocked bar. On Thursday nights there is even a live DJ!


The Dominican has something for everyone. Their well equipped health and fitness facilities including gym, spa, sauna and boxing room will keep the active travellers out there happy. The location of The Dominican also proves it to be the ideal location for meetings and conferences in Brussels. They offer three elegant meeting rooms of differing sizes to meet your requirements and needs, with every step of the process meticulously organised by  the team at the The Dominican. In 2008, the hotel was nominated in the top 25 business hotels by CNBC European Business Magazine. 

The architecture, design and decor of The Dominican is flawless. Spacious, light and beautifully decorated, it is exquisite and unique. We fell in love with The Dominican from the moment we arrived.


I cannot recommend The Dominican any higher for your stay in Brussels - we certainly will be back!

This car which was on display out the front of the hotel certainly got the attention of guests and passers by alike!

The Dominican
Rue LĂ©opold / Leopoldstraat 9
1000 Brussels
Belgium
+32 (0)2 203 08 08
http://www.thedominican.be/

The Aussie Flashpacker was welcomed to The Dominican as a guest.
Our opinions are as always, our own.

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