The 17th century Captaincy Brussels
The 17th century Captaincy Brussels

Entire home/apt

16 guests

5 bedrooms

16 beds
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Located right in the medieval centre of Brussels, this most magnificent estate was built in 1694 and hosted the captaincy of the Brussels harbor in the 17th/18th century, before becoming the private estate of a merchant.

The space

"Luxe, Calme et Volupté"
(Charles Baudelaire)
The Captaincy Guesthouse at Sainte-Catherine in Brussels, your home away from home.

The magnificent house in which this cozy guesthouse/hostel is based was built in 1694 and hosted the captaincy of the Brussels harbor in the 17th/18th century, before becoming the private estate of a merchant.

At the “Captain's house”, guests benefit the settings of an historic estate, a vast, relaxing and quiet place, right in the middle of the historic city center, within 5 minutes’ walk to the Grand Place, and within direct connection the European Institutions and the major business centers (5 min by underground lines 1 or 5).

We are located in the oldest part of the city, exactly where the port of the city used to be from the 12th up to the 19th century, in an area called Sainte-Catherine, often indicated as the “Fish Market”. These squares are amongst the most typical places of the city. All other places of interest in the city are next to us or within short walking distance: the main musea, the Grand Place with, of course, “Manneke Pis”, the Stock Exchange, the famous “Sablon” antiquarian’s area, the covered Saint-Gery market (now a great lounge and expo hall), the Saint-Hubertus Galleries, the Palace of Justice, etc.
Being on lines 2 and 5, you are within easy reach from the underground station Sainte-Catherine of all major business, convention and expo sites like Brussels Expo on the Heysel , Tours & Taxi’s, the “Square” on the Mont des Arts, the Brussels universities, all the European Institutions and the Cinquantenaire.

This place welcomes comfortably 16/17 guests at the time. That’s why we can give you special attention!
As an option, a 6th room double deluxe can be added.
Staying at the Captaincy Guesthouse is like living in Brussels, as if you were at home.

No surprises in this place: guests staying at our place benefit the use of the whole house. All is included to make you feel at home!: free high capacity WIFI all over the house, great terraces and suspended garden with table tennis and BBQ, television, … You can use all common areas like the kitchen, a splendid sitting room, antique furniture, etc, and this at all times of the day. Plenty of games are available. You forgot your own towel? No problem. You are looking for something in particular? Don’t worry, we help you as much as we can. You want to drop your luggage before the rooms are ready or leave your luggage before taking a late train or plane? No problem!

Our breakfast table (combined buffet and served) is composed of the best en freshest typical Belgian products: different types of special breads, many different spreads, juice, coffee, tea, chocolate, cheese , ham, eggs, fruits, cereals etc…. as many as you wish and served till 11 AM!

You are looking to share a room, or you prefer an en-suite private room and yet enjoy the company of the other guests, or you want to book a room for your group or family? All is possible. We are totally flexible.
All our rooms are deluxe or superior rooms, nice and comfortable, particularly bright and large, and for groups of 10 or more the rooms can even be converted as a private part of the house. The beds, mattresses and bed linen are of top 5 star quality.

All the above makes this place particularly comfortable for your stay and ideal to meet informally other guests.

Thanks to our strategic position close to the main national and international train terminals, famous cities like Gent, Bruges, Antwerp are within a short train ride away (commuting within the day is perfectly possible), and we are literally within one or two hours reach of Amsterdam, London, Paris, Cologne, etc.

Just ring the bell and our hospitality will do the rest. We are proud to provide you all guidance to make your stay as interesting and productive as possible.
We will make you discover the hidden places and secrets of Brussels, not only the traditional touristy places.

Come over and experience the real Belgian hospitality! Come over to the Captain’s Guesthouse!

Guest access

Guests benifit of the use of entire house and all it's facilities.

Interaction with guests

Guest literally share the house with the owner, if the option B&B is preferred, and they are fully independently guided into their discovery of Brussels.
On request, the entire estate can also be rented for large groups, families or businesses. This estate is ideally equipped for professional stays and receptions.

Other things to note

We have a highly professional approach in hosting which is the result of over 10 years of experience.
All equipment is of the highest comfort and cleanliness is impeccable.
Our bedding is of top quality.
There are no surprises with us like bunk beds or mattresses on the floor.
The standard rental includes the five guest rooms for guests.
On request, we can provide bed linen and make up all beds upon arrival at an extra cost of 10 EUR per person.

The space
Bathrooms: 3
Bedrooms: 5
Beds: 16
Check In: 4PM - 11PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: 248
Security Deposit: 828
Weekly Discount: 7%
Weekend Price: 928 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
5 single beds, 1 couch
Bedroom 2
4 single beds
Bedroom 3
4 single beds
Bedroom 4
2 single beds
Bedroom 5
1 king bed

House Rules
Check in time is 4PM - 11PM

Votre séjour et votre heure d'arrivée doivent être communiqués au plus tard 24 heures à l'avance.

Check-in: entre 9h30 et 13h, et entre 18h et 22h30, l'occupation des lieux est possible à partir de 16 h le jour d'arrivée.
La location se termine à 11 h le jour du départ.

Check-out: 11 h; Possibilité de laisser les bagages pour la journée.
Paiement par carte de crédit: suppléments de 3 %.

Petit déjeuner continental: 8 EUR
Nettoyage: 125 EUR jusque 12 personnes, 5 EUR par personnes supplémentaire, pour l'occupation de la demeure entière.

Adresse :
8 Quai à la Chaux, B-1000 Bruxelles



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

6 Reviews

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Stephanie User Profile
March 2017
Karel is an excellent host. He welcomed us warmly and took the time to show us the house and give us detailed instructions and directions upon our arrival. Karel responded to each of my communications promptly before and during our stay. Even though one of the boilers broke right before our arrival, which left our group with only one shower for 15 people for three days (unfortunately it happened right before the weekend), Karel worked on getting the problem fixed and kept us informed by giving us regular updates. The house was very comfortable, clean and spacious. Even though our group was quite large (15 people), we were able to cook and eat together. Finally, the location of the house was perfect - in a quiet neighborhood, yet close to a metro stop and major attractions. We walked everywhere from the house and only needed to take the metro a couple of times. We all enjoyed our stay at the Captaincy Guesthouse. Thank you Karel!

Kevin User Profile
November 2016
Incredible place for a family gathering

Nathalie User Profile
October 2016
En congrès toute la journée, nous étions peu dans le logement mais nous avons apprécié notre séjour et pu recevoir des amis. L'emplacement est très central avec beaucoup de commodités autour, des magasins ouverts tard la nuit et deux stations de métro à proximité. Logement immense avec beaucoup de cachet. On a partagé tout de même l'emplacement avec quelques membres de la famille mais ils sont extrêmement discrets et nous gardons toute notre tranquillité ( Leurs chambres ont leur côté privatif). Hôtes très sympathiques. Service de petit déjeuner très copieux proposés. Donc avantage de l'hôtel étant chez soi. Je retournerai volontiers lors de mon prochain séjour.

Gabriel User Profile
March 2016
Grande maison très pratique pour un grand groupe. L'accès au métro est relativement proche... Maison atypique, très sympa.

Myriam User Profile
April 2015
Accueil chaleureux et ambiance conviviale. Nous avons séjourné à Bruxelles en famille, 3 générations, 12 personnes, et nous nous sommes sentis très à l aide dans cette grande et magnifique maison, idéalement située!

Pouya User Profile
February 2015
Wij waren met een grote groep (± 20 man). Karel heeft creatief meegedacht naar oplossingen, zodat wij in zijn prachtige huis/mansion konden verblijven. Karel & zijn zoon zijn ontzettend gastvrij en behulpzaam. Over het huis: niets meer dan lof. Een prachtig huis, met mooie kamers, huiselijke sfeer en alles wat je maar nodig hebt. Het was slecht weer, maar je kon zien dat bij mooi weer het terras/balkon ideaal was geweest. De parel van het huis was voor ons de woonkamer. Grote tafels, veel stoelen, bankjes, zitstoelen en een goeie geluidsinstallatie. Ideaal voor groepen en grote kans dat als wij weer met het team op trip gaan, we contact zullen opnemen met Karel. Wat betreft locatie: prima gelegen. kwartiertje lopen van het centrum, je moet het even weten en je bent er zo. Wij zijn niet echt het centrum in gegaan, dus wat dat betreft niet veel ervaring daar. Alleen maar goeie woorden voor het huis van Karel. Schoon, comfortabel en gezellig.
Karel User Profile
Response from Karel:
Thanks Pouya for these very encouraging words!
February 2015

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Karel User Profile

Guest have been sharing my own house and my daily life for 10 years already,
At "The Captaincy Guesthouse" in Brussels.
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You enter as a guest, and
You leave as a friend.

Languages: Deutsch, English, Français, Nederlands
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