Charles BAUDELAIRE (1821-1867), our leitmotiv
Villa Botanique Guesthouse
(former "Sleephere Guesthouse" or "The Captaincy Guesthouse")
Your home away from home
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, “Manneke Pis”, the Stock Exchange, the famous “Sablon” antiquarian’s area, the covered Saint-Gery market (now a great lounge and expo hall), the 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.
No surprises in this place: guests staying at our place benefit the use of the whole house. All is included to make you feel at home!: high capacity WIFI all over the house, great terraces and garden with table tennis and BBQ, television, … You can use all common areas like the kitchen, a splendid sitting room, etc, at all times. Plenty of games are available. You forgot your own towel? No problem. You are looking for something in particular? Don’t worry, we help you as much as we can. You want to drop your luggage before the rooms are ready or leave your luggage before taking a late train or plane? No problem: we help you as much as possible.
Our breakfast table (combined buffet and served) is composed of the best and freshest typical Belgian products: different types of special breads, many different spreads, juice, coffee, tea, chocolate, cheese , ham, eggs, fruits, cereals, etc…. and served till 10:30 AM!
You are looking to share a room, or you prefer an ensuite private room and yet enjoy the company of the other guests, or you want to book a room for your group or family? All options are possible. We are totally flexible.
All our rooms are superior ensuite rooms, nice and comfortable, particularly bright and large. The beds, mattresses and bed linen are of top 5 star quality. Bed linen is, of course, provided.
All the above makes this place particularly comfortable for your stay and ideal to meet informally other guests.
Just ring the bell
our hospitality will do the rest.