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Belgium, Brussels

Hotel Café Pacific

Boutique hotel, Contemporary, Design, Stylish, Glamorous, Trendy, City, Cultural activities, Bar, Wellness, Eco-friendly, Getaway

The Café Pacific hotel in the center of Brussels dominates the creative artists’ quarter of the Belgian capital. Architect Marc Humblet took this abandoned former mansion and transformed it into a uniquely designed boutique hotel. Its 13 rooms were totally renovated in flashy and exciting raspberry pink tones by the stylist and creator of the celebrated Mia Zia household linen firm, Valerie Barkowski. Her choice of colors casts a veil of eclecticism over this building with its retro type charm. Whether transparent or vivid, the interiors are in a chic contemporary style, plunging visitors into a delicately and intentionally outdated universe. The hotel is a sort of protective barrier between the hustle and bustle on the street and the golden silence of these forgotten spaces. Located just a few steps from the rue Antoine Dansaert, the Café Pacific is an ideal starting point for discovering the great names in Belgian fashion.


Brussels, the capital of the kingdom of Belgium and the seat of the European Union’s major institutions, once a neglected city for tourists, is fast becoming a very popular European destination. This is largely due to numerous examples of its remarkable architectural heritage and its art nouveau creations by the great late 19th century creators of this genre such as Victor Horta, Paul Hankar and Henry Van de Velde. Their work stands side by side with medieval and classical facades in Brussels’ historical center around the “Grand Place,” one of the most sumptuous illustrations of “the development and success of a mercantile northern European city at the height of its prosperity,” and declared a UNESCO world heritage. This vibrant and creative city is filled with boutiques displaying the work of young creators of fashion and jewelry and whose workshops are located on the streets of the Dansaert quarter, turning Brussels into a possible new fashion capital. Well-known designers including Christophe Coppens and Martin Margiela have already set up shop here opposite the numerous cafés, restaurants and bars on the Place Saint-Géry.

A journey between the past and the modern

In the heart of one of Brussels’ most lively neighborhoods, where stylists and young artists have been coming since the 1980s to set up their workshops, we find the recently renovated Hotel Café Pacific with its daring, unique design, combining elegance and eclecticism. From this old manor, architect Marc Humblet only kept “the atmosphere but anchoring it to its era with small, very contemporary touches.” Deeply moved by the serenity of the vacant site, Marc Humblet conceived the new establishment as a gentle stopover, “a warm and emotional parenthesis before continuing on one’s voyage…the peaceful, the unknown, the ship, the sailors and the ports of call.”

Valérie Berkowski aka Mia Zia decorated the hotel’s thirteen rooms in a contemporary chic style with white walls, pure lines of the deluxe rooms in contrast to the striking and sparkling raspberry pink of the mezzanine rooms. “I like working with old methods. Undressing the past to dress the present,” she explains. As a gentle invitation to travel, the interiors were designed to create an atmosphere of relaxation and plenitude. For the entrance to the bar, the hotel retained the woodwork and colored glass of the original building, vestiges of the history of the site, invoking the sensation of a “gentle intrusion into the past.” felt by the architect. Once inside, “the light penetrates through the windows calmly and peacefully. It was a sort of protective barrier between the agitation of the street and the golden silence of the abandoned site.”

Just a few steps from the hotel, on Antoine Dansaert Street, “The Collector” a shop run by true music lovers sells rare vinyl albums. It’s a must for collectors and aficionados of 1950s and 60s music.

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Boutique hotel / Contemporary chic design / Creators’ quarter / Eclectic / Poetic / In-room massages / Champagne & Wine Bar / Limousine service

When open:

Open all year

Number of rooms and suites:

12 rooms including a duplex


Double occupancy from 159 euros

Nearest airport:

Brussels Airport (BRU) - Zaventem

Hotel details:


Rue Antoine Dansaert 57

1000 Brussels


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Flight time from Paris:

Approximately 1 hour

Time difference from Paris

No time difference


Temperate ocean climate-very similar to Paris

Necessary travel documents for French nationals:

Valid ID card or passport, or for French citizens, a passport up to five years after expiration date


The euro (EUR)

Languages spoken:

French, Flemish

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+33 1 75 43 70 26 *Our reservation department is always happy to assist you via phone or via email. We are open Monday to Friday 9am to 18pm (GMT +1).