Brussels is a city with many faces. Even if you’re living in the city on a full-time basis, there are so many aspects that remain to be discovered. Every neighborhood, every block, every street feels different. There are a thousand different world hiding in plain sight, waiting to be enjoyed both by residents and tourists alike. So even though we couldn’t recommend the Belgian capital enough to anyone who thinks about visiting it for the first time, it’s also a destination which you can discover over and over again – yes, even if you’re living smack in the middle of it.
As we said, every neighbourhood is different and deserves a mini trip. Because when you’re, let’s say, living in Schaerbeek, a night away at Ixelles might feel like an actual vacation. Perfect if you don’t have much time or budget to go on holiday – you could go on a trip only a couple of kilometres from your home. There’s no better occasion to discover a new restaurant, a new bar, or maybe an old one where you haven’t been for a while. Honestly, we could only recommend having a staycation in Brussels.
A la bulle Etoile
As Brussels often rimes with city views and busy streets, spending a night surrounded by nature in the city seems like something almost impossible. And yet, that’s exactly what you’ll get when you book a sleepover at A la bulle étoile. One year ago, owners Lou and Geo spent the night in a so-called bubble and that’s when they knew: they had to introduce the principle in Brussels. For others, this might have seemed impossible to do, but Lou and Geo found the perfect place, the perfect formula.
Somewhere in Uccle, on a secret location (even though we DO know you’re surrounded by 1,5 hectares of nature) stands the A la bulle étoile-bubble. In it, you’ll find everything you need for a romantic night away: a big bed, some warm-colored lights and a table for two. When the lights go out, you’ll be able to spot the stars and maybe you’ll catch a glimpse of the nightlife surrounding you. On the more practical side of things: yes, there’s a toilet, but no, there’s no shower. Just so you know.
If you want to stay in the bubble, you can of course opt for the basic option, setting you back at 180 euros a night. If you’re a bit of a foodie, you could also go for one of their culinary options. Dinner can be served by Histoire des Goûts and breakfast by La Ferme du Hameau du Roy. You won’t get hungry, that’s for sure!