Rio’s Mosteiro de São Bento was founded in 1590 by two Portuguese monks who had arrived from Bahia twenty-four years after the city’s foundation. It was the second religious order to establish a home in Rio de Janeiro, with the Benedictines being preceded only by the Jesuits. In 1596 the Monastery was already consolidated, in an appropriate place, where it still stands.
On Sundays, at 10:00 am, the famous mass with Gregorian chants is celebrated. The monastery is approximately an 8-minute walk from the Belga Hotel.
The Belgian Brasserie, led by Belgian chef Alexandre Binard, offers a new gastronomic experience: happy hour with Belgian tapas, traditional crepes, a delicious chocolate, crispy french fries and the world-renowned beers, as well as other typical delicacies.
Breakfast is varied and tasty with many options, from the traditional Belgian chocolate to the very Brazilian tapioca.
At lunch, we created a menu that changes daily, with delicious starters and main dishes, featuring red or white meat, besides a vegetarian option.
During the day, you can enjoy the traditional Koffie Bar, where we serve delicious crepes, muffins and quiches, as well as a varied menu of sweets and desserts with lots of Belgian chocolate!
At night, we offer the Executive and the “Bapas” menus, which are appetizers that blend well with the famous Belgian beers.
Belga Brasserie has a cozy atmosphere, perfect for business lunches or happy hours.
The Brasserie hours are Monday thru Friday from 6:30am to 10pm.
Inaugurated in the recently revitalized Historical Center, where new attractions bring together cariocas and tourists, the Belga Hotel is just a few steps from Porto Maravilha’s exciting cultural life.
Those who want to enjoy samba can go to the traditional Pedra do Sal. If you prefer art exhibitions, there are plenty of options such as Banco do Brasil Cultural Center (CCBB), Rio Art Museum (MAR) and Casa França -Brazil. There is also AquaRio, the largest aquarium in South America and the Museum of Tomorrow, the city’s newest cultural attraction.
For those who enjoy the nightlife, there is The Week, a renowned club in Rio, or Trapiche da Gamboa and the bars in Lapa – the Rio that never sleeps.
In a combination of comfort and connectivity, the 25 smart rooms have a cozy and warm atmosphere, featuring a minimalist decor, combining practicality with efficiency.
All rooms have lounge beds with a chest for your luggage, free high-speed wifi, smart TV, customizable multicolored LED lighting in the bathrooms, soundproof windows with perfect acoustic isolation, minibar, complimentary water and a panel with elements from the belgian culture exclusively drawn for Belga Hotel.
We offer comfort for a fair price in an authentic design that combines practicality and sophistication. Our standard, superior and executive rooms have each a spacious lounge bed with built-in storage to hide luggage. Ambient multicolor lighting. High-speed Wifi included in the daily rate.