Saturday, June 13, 2009

Brussels Beckons

I was looking for inspiring destinations to visit for a 3 night petite vacance that wouldn't require too much planning. I'm rather obsessive compulsive about getting things down right to the littlest details truth be told which can tire be out before a holiday even begins. So, a 2hr relaxing journey by Eurostar seems about right. Besides France, the Eurostar also has direct services to Belgium. Oh yes, Brussels beckoned.

The best thing is that Eurostar has special deals with a number of hotels that gives you really good, I mean really really good rates if you reserve them together with your Eurostar tickets. You can go away for a quickie weekend break [pun absolutely intended] or an extended stay at fabulous hotels for half or a third of the regular prices. I selected the Boutique hotel category and the five star Stanhope Hotel immediately caught my eye. A standard room if booked through the Stanhope's website costs € 250.00 but as low as € 70.00 if booked through Eurostar. Is that not a compelling reason to take yourself off for a luxurious weekend in the land of chocolat?

If thats not enticing enough, look at the rooms... I might never leave.

Notice the trompe l'oeil wallpaper? Those grand bookshelves aren't actually real. How well it blends in.

And since its summer, you can have a glass of bubbly champagne in the sun dappled interior Magnolia Garden. Alas, Louis Vuitton steam trunk not included.


  1. Oh so lovely,how beautiful and charming, how was it?

  2. Sounds like the perfect getaway to me, xv.

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