Last weekend was spent at Château de la Poste, a lifestyle resort only 45 minutes from Brussels. The castle has breathtaking views of rolling hills, parkland and forest and was once the home of Belgium’s King Leopold II’s youngest daughter Princess Clémentine.
The building itself mixes traditional architecture and modern chic interior design, and the same goes for the 42 rooms furnished by famous Belgian label Marie’s Corner. The hotel offers a wide range of activities including jogging paths, mountain biking (30 bikes and 3 tracks), tennis, volleyball, football, minigolf and various other activities.
The in-house restaurant, Chez Clémentine, is open only for hotel guests and offers breakfast and dinner. I was very happy to hear that the restaurant focuses on healthy, local and seasonal cuisine.
The evening buffet was amazing with a huge variety of top quality food. If comparing, I’d say that the table with salads, vegetables, cold meat and smoked fish was more impressive than the main dishes. Undercooked potato gratin and stuffed tenderloin with bacon really isn’t my thing. The dessert table was rather ordinary with the usual suspects like chocolate cake and berry tart. Well, except for the crème brûlée that according to the fiancé was divine.
After dinner we stayed for a while in the lounge area. We could have enjoyed a drink on the spectacular terrace overlooking the beautiful Ardennes countryside, if not for the cold weather. Since this was February we opted for the plush sofas in front of the fireplace instead.
Our stay at the hotel ended with a fabulous breakfast with local farm products, homemade jam, fresh juice, warm bread, fruit salad and local meat. Overall the Château de la Poste with its modern, comfortable and elegant style impressed us.
Getting there: 45 minutes by car from Brussels or train to Namur and taxi from there. I can highly recommend TAXI Luna. Lovely lady, good price and a very gorgeous town car.
Château de la Poste
tel. +32 (0)81 411 405