In a small alleyway off the Boulevard Anspach, this former maison de passé, which rented its rooms out by the hour to women and their clients, is now, after extensive renovations, a small hotel with small and modern rooms done in bright colors; their bathrooms are adequate but also on the small side. One room preserves the architecture and raffish feeling of the original incarnation: not surprisingly, it's the most expensive. Here you'll find an alcove with a curtain that conceals a basin and the toilet; the freestanding bath stands splendidly in the middle of the bedroom, with an old wooden screen to push into place should you feel modest. The bar downstairs remains a perfect Art Deco specimen, with stained glass windows and old wooden tables and chairs. This is where you have breakfast (included with some rates), as well as simple dishes like pasta, along with drinks. It's simple and delightful, though the small side street can be a little daunting at night. If you are thinking of staying here, keep in mind that there's no elevator, and the staircase is quite steep.
1-3 rue Finistère
Our Rating Neighborhood De Brouckère Transportation
Métro: De BrouckèrePhone 02/219-10-28 Prices €95 double, €160 Art Deco room, breakfast sometimes included in room rate Units 15 units Amenities Breakfast room, bar, free Wi-Fi URL http://www.booking.com/hotel/be/esperance.html?aid=1254987&label=frommers-hotelpage-deeplink Web site Hotel Esperance
Map1-3 rue Finistère Brussels
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.