Villa Botanique Guesthouse
(also listed as "Sleephere Guesthouse" or "The Captaincy Guesthouse")
We are based in a most magnificent estate located in the upper part of town, in the area called “Botanique”, next to the Botanic Gardens. This estate dates from 1830 and was built by an aristocratic family the same year Belgium was declared independent.
The “Botanique” area is located in the 19th century part of the upper town, which mainly developed from the independence of Belgium in 1830 on as the high class residential part of Brussels, and became early 20th century the Brussels center of filmmakers. Our house hosted major film companies in these years.
At our place guests benefit of the settings of a vast historic estate, a relaxing and quiet place, perfectly located next to the Botanic Gardens to visit all major sites in Brussels within walking distance: all main musea, the Grand Place with, of course, “Manneken Pis”, the Stock Exchange, the famous “Sablon” antiquarian’s area, the covered Saint-Gery market (now a great lounge and expo hall), he Saint-Hubertus Galleries, the Palace of Justice, etc.
We will make you discover the hidden places and secrets of Brussels, not only the traditional touristy places.
The house is easily reachable with direct access from the main international train terminals (underground station “Botanique” on lines 2 or 6 is at 8 minutes away from the Brussels Midi station), and within easy connection to the European Institutions and all major business, convention and expo sites, like the Brussels Expo halls on the Heysel , Tours & Taxi’s, the “Square” on the Mont des Arts, the brussels universities, and the Cinquantenaire, all at maximum 10 to 15 minutes by underground or walking distance.
Thanks to our strategic position close to the main national and international train terminals, famous cities like Gent, Bruges, Antwerp are within a short train ride away (commuting within the day is perfectly possible), and we are literally within one or two hours reach of Amsterdam, London, Paris, Cologne, etc.
This place welcomes a maximum of 9 guests at the time. That’s why we can give you special attention!
Villa Botanique Guesthouse: your home away from home!