Martins Klooster Hotel Twin Room
A stay at the ‘Martin’s Klooster Hotel in Leuven, Belgium’
– #Ad Explore With Ed’s experience in Leuven was sponsored by Visit Flanders, all opinions are my own.

Located in one of the oldest parts of Leuven near the beautiful Town Hall, the four star Martin’s Klooster Hotel is a listed building with an abundance of character that’s been brewing for centuries. Leuven is Belgium’s top University city and is located just 30 minutes away from the capital, Brussels.

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Martin’s Klooster | Boutique Hotel in Leuven

Martin’s Klooster was once a monastery, as well as being a resting place for pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela. If you’re looking for a city break/weekender with plenty of historical sightseeing, Martin’s Klooster fits the bill as it’s in-keeping with this theme.

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Once home to Charles V’s secretary the boutique hotel now contains 103 rooms, our twin room combined modern comforts and conveniences with the charm and character of a 500 year old property.

Martin’s Klooster | Boutique Hotel in Leuven

The sleek glass entrance overlooks a central garden, The Orangery, a tranquil grassy area to escape to after a busy day of exploring. In the morning guests are greeted with a hot and cold breakfast buffet in their modern restaurant, and by night you can relax inside their inviting Klooster Bar or outdoor terrace on a warm summer’s evening.

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Points of interest in Leuven, Belgium:

  • The Great Beguinage
  • Leuven Town Hall
  • St. Peter’s Church
  • Leuven University Library and Tower

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Places to eat in Leuven, Belgium:

  • Fragma – fine dining experience (€€€)
  • Onder den Toren – bistro cafe for Belgian classics (€€)
  • Coupe Matadi – ice cream boat on the canal
  • Julia & Elias – homely restaurant with classic menu (€€)
  • Baracca – tapas style lunch with pizza (€€)

You can also hire a bicycle from Martin’s Klooster, a fun and easy way to get around the city like many of the locals. For more information or to book a stay visit the Martin’s Klooster Hotel website.
Don’t forget to check out my guide to exploring the history in Leuven!

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