Taptoe Bed & Breakfast is a charming B&B. Its rooms are spread over three (almost) adjoining properties. The first room is a duplex studio in the 17th century property which also houses the studio and the gallery of Belgian artist Catherine Hunter. The other two studios are in the neighbouring house, above the Delacre cookie-shop. The last six rooms are located in two apartments in a building that was constructed in the 19th century in a dead-end pedestrian alleyway at 50 meters from Galerie Taptoe.
Between 2004 and 2007 Catherine Hunter and her husband Daniel Beauvois made a long sailing trip from France to Australia. After returning to terra firma they opened the gallery, the studio and the B&B. During your next visit to Brussels, whether on a business trip, for a congress, or a city trip by yourself, the two of you, or with the entire family, they would love to show you the city where they dropped anchor.
Taptoe offers a choice of various rooms depending on your wishes, your budget and your style. All rooms have TV (flat screen, cable), free wifi connection, a radio-alarm-iPhone dock and, of course, a private bathroom.
- • The "Studio Taptoe" room (duplex-room) is above Catherine Hunter’s studio and is a separate living area full of character. The studio comprises three areas: a bedroom with a queen bed, a bathroom with shower, toilet and wash basin and under the sloping roof it has a small kitchen which doubles as a dining-room and office. "Studio Taptoe" is on the second and third floors of the house and is accessible via a beautiful, but narrow wooden staircase.
- • The two studios, “Jeff” and “Mathilde”, are in the house next door. They each have a kitchenette, a breakfast and living area, with a sofa-bed, a separate bedroom, and a large shower room and toilet.
- • The six rooms of the Val des Roses, a charming dead-end pedestrian alleyway at 50 meters from Galerie Taptoe, are spread out over two apartments on the 1st and 2nd floors of a classical building. Our guests have a kitchen/dining room available on each floor where they can prepare and eat their breakfast.
- • The rooms on the first floor a romantic. They each are called after breeds of roses with musical names (the Royal Conservatory is our neighbour) and the colours of which have been an inspiration for the decoration.
- • The design of the rooms on the second floor was inspired by the long sailing trip the owners made.
- • The 'budget' double rooms are approximately 15 m2 (On the first floor: "Sarabande", on the second floor: "Méditerranée" and "Atlantique"). All three have queen size beds and bathrooms with showers.
- • The double rooms ("Mme Butterfly" on the 1st floor and "Pacifique" on the 2nd floor) have an area of about 18 m2, queen size beds, large wardrobes and desks. "Pacifique’s" bathroom has a bath, a wash basin, and a toilet. “Mme Butterfly’s” spacious bathroom comprises a shower, two wash basins, and a toilet.
- • Finally, "Boléro", the luxury room on the first floor has an area of more than 30 m2. This room has a king size bed, a large-screen TV, a dining table and a lovingly restored sofa from the 19th century. Nathalie Hunter, Catherine’s sister painted a mural. The bathroom is small, but spectacular (according to the Guide du Routard 2012 it is “one of the most beautiful bathrooms we’ve ever seen”).
Taptoe is located in the Saint-Jacques area, in the heart of the old city of Brussels, in the middle of a lively, yet quiet neighbourhood, because the rooms are next to a dead-end pedestrian alleyway, with the Conservatory on one side and three small houses on the other.informations