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Leonardo Wavre Brussels Est

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

After our pathetic experience with IBIS Paris and tired of our whole day journey we reached this place with very little expectation. But vola ....this nice boutique resort was too good and welcoming. Room was quite big with three big bed. Toilets were clean and modern. Sorrounded by pool and green garden, this hotel wiped off our tiredness. Wavre place was itself like a picture postcard. Enjoyed staying here.

Where do I start with the problems? At 105euros per night for a hotel far away from the city center of Brussels, this was way overpriced. Issues faced: 1) Elevator broken. It's okay, I get it. You have just 1 Elevator in your hotel, and there aren't that many floors, I can climb. But what I could not understand is how the guy who checked me in could have the cheek to look at me and say 'oh you have a luggage, then you have to carry it up'. No customer service mindset whatsoever. 2) Rooms - dated, dirty, uncomfortable beds, old. The windows had dust bunnies all around it, the carpet and toilet stains were shocking. The only plus point? The heating and power pressure of the shower. 3) Bar - a very unwilling bartender who shrugs at you like providing any form of service has nothing to do with him. The bar in the hotel closes at 11pm but before that you will already have the bartender warning you this is the last round he's going to serve you. 4) Facilities - there is a very filthy outdoor pool, other than that you won't find a gym or other facilities available. Take your business elsewhere. Try the Ibis at Warve next time.

Quiet hotel not too far from the business park of Louvain-la-Neuve. Friendly staff willing to do an extra effort. The room is not very modern but decent and clean. The only minus is the small toilet space.

Modern two-storey building, easy to reach from the highway. Ample parking space. Children and disabled facilities. Friendly personnel at reception and restaurant. Sumptuous breakfast. Rooms equipped with two king size beds and essential furniture. Minibar existing but empty and locked. Very poor courtesy items. Average- to-high prices, variable along the week.

I must have had a refurbished room because mine was clean and appeared in very good condition! I read people saying the hotel is very affordable and it made me wonder if the price was higher when I stayed because I stayed over Wednesday night - both times I have been in the Wavre area, large groups of Asian tourists are at local hotels that night. Sure enough, I did a quick check of a couple weeks and the same number of days ENDING on Wednesday or STARTING on Thursday w ere much cheaper than trying to book the same number of days, but including Wednesday night. So, just be aware of that! Pros: *Very spacious room that appeared newly renovated with comfy bed and furniture *Looked out over quiet grass area (with seasonal pool and terrace near restaurant) *Rooms have a lever for a rubber seal around the door to block out hall noise (brilliant!) *Small side windows have screens, so you can get fresh air without the bugs *Staff is very friendly and bilingual (at least at the front desk) *Breakfast includes pastries, but also eggs, bacon and sausages *Soaking tub with separate shower and huge counter space *Excellent black out curtains Cons: *Not a problem for me, but another review mentioned the separate toilet in a tiny closet. This is actually rather common in Europe though, including in French homes/apartments. *The shower head is not angled nor adjustable - if you're not very short or very tall, it will be at the exact right height and angle to spray you full in the face. *Free WiFi is limited speed, so you'll need to pay 6 Euro more if you need to do anything significant In short, this 3* hotel held its own with the 4* hotel I stayed in the night before (I preferred this hotel actually). I will need to return regularly to this area for business and this is now my hotel of choice!

Second time we've stayed here for an overnight stop, last visit the hotel was fairly busy, this time around it was very quiet. Check-in was easy and the receptionist pleasant, but the main reason I chose this hotel was because we were able to eat in the restaurant last time and this is a convenient factor for me travelling with 3 young children, so it was very disappointing to find the restaurant was closed on our stay (not sure if this is every Sunday or not). However, a short walk away (tip: there is a footpath behind the hotel beside the railway line to avoid walking on the main road) is a Lunch Garden restaurant which also allow dogs, so I probably saved money anyhow!! The room, although overall pleasant, has only one plug socket for charging things (two if you unplug the kettle) and the toilet room smelt like it needed a good clean. Otherwise, very good hot water, strong shower, comfortable beds, and we slept well. Breakfast is okay, had better, but adequate. Overall, for the money it's acceptable, just, but I much prefer the Holiday Inn chain, just a shame there isn't one in this area. I would probably give it 3.5 stars if I could!

Stayed here for, thankfully, one night returning from a coach tour of Austria. The rooms our group were allocated were worse than a hostel. Very dark and unwelcoming. We had a disabled room which meant we had a large bathroom however other guests showed us their rooms and the bathrooms were hideous. A coffin shaped bath tub that was partly underneath the extended vanity top, an odd shaped shower that was difficult to use and a room for the toilet that was smaller than an old fashioned telephone kiosk. (One of our group was too large to fit in the room and couldn't use the toilet in his room) We believe this batch of rooms are being refurbished. If that is the case they need a little more thought into the design and layout of the rooms rather than just a lick of paint, new mattresses and carpets. (Which were quite disgusting really and looked like they had seen better days and never been cleaned). The only wine available in the bar was Chardonnay, so if you don't like that then I guess it's hard luck! Breakfast was below average really. We all had to squash into half of the restaurant as the other half was already laid up for lunch. Maybe the staff just couldn't be bothered to walk the extra distance to clear the tables. The only tea available was fruit tea or Earl Gray which personally I find revolting. Thankfully we didn't have dinner here. We have stayed in many Leonardo hotels all over Belgium and this is definitely the worst.

I was generally happy with the hotel. The rooms were comfortable and they have a nice restaurant. Breakfast was nice and staff were friendly. The location is somewhat outside the town of Wavre but it is close to the Bierges-Walibi train station (walking distance) so it is convenient if you don't have a car (which I didn't). If you take the train from Brussels or Leuven, don't get off at Wavre, go to the next station, Bierges-Walibi. It is very reasonably priced which made me give it an extra star.

For asians: hotels provide everything from toothbrush, toothpaste, slippers, etc. This is not the case for Europe and US (some). You have to bring your own and provide for yourself. The hotel in its entirety is average. the rooms are so-so. The pool seems like no one uses, the amenities are average too. Pros: near a supermarket..maybe around 15 minutes walk. A little further away (20 minutes walk) is the "downtown" Wavre. There are a lot of restaurants over there. Most people barely speaks english (which is a disadvantage to a person like me who don't speak french at all. All in all, this is a pretty average hotel that is worth your money. Especially for a very expensive country such as Belgium. As for courtesy and hospitality, this is pretty standard. :)

I stayed here with my wife and two children for 3 nights in October. I think that although the hotel has its drawbacks, it represents very good value for money. On arrival we found that we had been given interconnecting rooms, without having requested this, which was a very nice gesture and demonstrates their good attitude to customer service. The rooms were a bit shabby and smelt a bit of drains but the beds were clean and comfy, the room quiet and a good night's rest was had by all. In the morning the breakfast was simple and basic but plentiful. In comparison to prices paid for other hotels in Belgium I stayed in the same week this was by far the best value. Luxury it is not but it is basic and clean where it counts. I would certainly go back

Rue De La Wastinne 45 Wavre

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located within a mile (2 km) of Walibi Leisure Park, Leonardo Wavre Brussels Est is within 3 miles (5 km) of Golf du Chateau de la Bawette. This 102-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Catholic University of Louvain is also close to this Wavre hotel.


Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Start each morning with breakfast, served for a fee from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM.


All of Leonardo Wavre Brussels Est's 102 air-conditioned rooms provide sofa beds, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Hair dryers and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Leonardo Wavre Brussels Est features an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and 6 meeting rooms. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 65 per vehicle one way. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include conference space, a seasonal outdoor pool, and an arcade/game room.

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Trip Advisor aggregated rating

52% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 224 reviews