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Chateau de Limelette

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We spent one night at the hotel. The room is quite huge and clean. That's the positive point with the restaurant. On the other hand, the cleanliness of the spas are unsatisfactory. And The price for the journey is a bit expensive for what we concretely do.

The glorious days still wander around in this chateau, but the corridors and decoration could use an update. We enjoyed our very big bedroom with super great terrace with a view. There is a lovely garden (actually more like a park) we would love the explore one time on a sunnier occasion

A very disappointing 4 stars hotel. Old rooms with very small bed. Not very clean. The bar looks more like a night bar and you have to get the barman yourself. The walk from the reception to your room is very long and complicated. In the evening , a lone barman gives a very poor service. The breakfast is not 4 star level but more motel like... An hotel without atmosphere that needs to be restyled completely

You get the picture quickly after arriving here. Everything is dated. Including personnel. Damaged carpet, cracked walls, toilet that keeps running. Small rooms and dated furniture. Not the place to spend your night. Personnel is doing their job, but seem not to be the most friendly or hospitable. The hotel restaurant Saint-Jean de Bois is Ok. But overall: glorious days of this place have been long gone.

Room was very big and all facilities for a room of 4 stars were present. We had a nice view form our romm room 309 It's a little bit old dated but the bed sleeped well and we had a lot of space. The room was clean and I prefer this room before several other rooms I slept. The nature arround the hotel and on her property is very nice. We liked also the location not far from home and Brussles, Wavre Louvain-La Neuve are oly some minutes away. Sevral options to meet some activity. It's not only the building that is important it's all arround it also. Nice parking, Noce wellness with strealing bath en all facilities present. I iwll come back.

The venue is spectacular: big, bold awnings and a secluded, get-away-from-it-all feeling. Check-in staff very obliging & quick. Rooms feel rather run-down, but spacious. Hotel has a somewhat dormant aspect to it? You feel like you're home alone. :-) Breakfast was good, if a little light on fruits - and NO BACON?!? - for the scrambled eggs? HERESY!! ;-) Unfortunately didn't have time / opportunity to try the whole spa-section, but hear it is very good?

During a business trip in Belgium I was staying in this hotel that is close to my customer and while I was enjoying the staff kindness and support, the rest wasn't that good. The room was outdated for sure, the bathroom not fresh either, lot of marks on the walls, bed was too soft as well. Room service was OK with a big salmon salad and plenty of cheeses but price was high and 9 euros charge for delivery is absolutely above the standards. In the end as my title says it was OK for 1 night.

We come every month to this hotel because it is close to one of our clients. The rooms in the side buildings are lovely and large! I have now a room in the main building and now I understand the bad reviews...Absolutely not worth 4 stars. To be honest, I have never been in such a bad conditioned hotel room in my life. First things first - The guy at reception is always very friendly, always smiling, very hands on - perfect. The old waiter in the restaurant however is quite the opposite. Sighing when you order extra french fries, never says hello or goodbye, a grumpy old man! But the hotel chef is amazing, great food with a great view on the garden and forest. Breakfast is small but good! Bar is slow but nice cocktails and friendly waiter. My pictures explain the condition of my current main building room. What photos can't tell you is the noise I have from my neighbors going in and out their room, I can hear clearly their television or when they use the bathroom, I can hear what time their alarm goes of and how often they use the snooze button ... I just heard my neighbor sneezing while he is having a Skype call with his wife.. Also, yesterday there was a conference in the hotel and people got drunk and made lots of noise until the early hours. No air conditioning in the small main building rooms, not much space in closet, fridge appears to be broken, television also broken so if you can, please ask for a room in the side building!!

I've been staying at the Limelette on and off for the past few months as I have a customer located nearby. I've stayed in every building in the hotel and can appreciate the varied reviews. Some blocks are much nicer than others and are located differently throughout the complex. For example, I always opt to stay in the blocks to the rear of the hotel (500's or 300's) as these are generally very quiet and seem to be less damaged than others. There is a clear need for refurbishment throughout the rooms wherever you stay. For example, the power socket in my room was not fixed properly and could be pulled out along with the plug if a plug was put in. The rooms in the main house seem to be the oldest and therefore have the most problems. Peeling wall paper, no sound proofing (you can hear the alarms in the room next door go off in the morning), very small rooms. You might also get a room overlooking the court yard and if there is a business function on then it's almost like being in the crowd. The facilities seem ok - the pool is an ok size, the gym equipment is dated but still works, the tennis court is embarrassingly uncared for. There is a forest behind the hotel which is great for running. The hotels restaurant is where it mostly shines. The food is gorgeous and is the main thing I look forward to when coming here. There is, however, a waiter who is almost a character in a comedy film. Possibly the most miserable and rude waiter I've ever met. All in all I don't think it's bad when staying for business, but if it was coming out of my own pocket I would look elsewhere... but where else is of a good standard in the area? Not sure!! The staff are generally friendly and helpful a part from the one waiter!

For our first night in Belgium I booked a Club room at Chateau de Limelette mistakenly thinking this was like Club Class. It isn't - I believe the Club rooms are the cheapest :) Check in was quick, easy and friendly. We were directed to our room which turned out quite a long journey unless you took a short cut through the garden. The room was adequate. Not flashy enough to rave about but comfortable despite showing its age. The air con worked well and after staying the previous night in a hotel which didn't have it, it was MUCH appreciated. I'm not used to standing in a bath to take a shower, but that's my only real criticism of our room (although the view wasn't up to much either) The garden was a bit overgrown in parts and finding the (dilapidated) tennis court was quite an expedition - but the whole had a charming "shabby chic" air of tiring splendour. The high point without a doubt was dinner. True gourmet quality food but priced accordingly. (Dinner for two without wine cost significantly more than the hotel room). Breakfast was great and made especially memorable by eating in the garden on a beautiful, warm, sunny day. I've read the reviews branding the hotel "Terrible" and wonder if they're written out of malice. I downgraded my review from 5 to 4 bearing in mind the criticisms I read and being reminded of some of the room's failings too - but to my mind the flaws just add to the charm of the hotel and my overall experience was "Wonderful". I wouldn't hesitate to go back (but probably not to a Club room)

87 Rue Charles Dubois Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located in Limelette within 2 miles (3 km) of Walibi Leisure Park, Chateau de Limelette is within a few miles (5 km) of Catholic University of Louvain. This 80-room, 4-star hotel has 2 indoor pools along with a full-service spa and a restaurant. It's also close to L'esplanade and Musée L.


This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.


All 80 rooms provide minibars, coffee makers, and laptop-compatible safes. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and LCD TVs with digital channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding. Other standard amenities include phones, ironing boards, and desks.

Property features

Guests of Chateau de Limelette have access to a full-service spa, 2 indoor pools, and a fitness center. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available on request) for EUR 90 per vehicle one way. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a spa tub, a sauna, and an outdoor tennis court.

Room options

Premium Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Comfort Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

38% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 476 reviews