We have just found out that due to recent road works in the area, the path from LLN station to the Mercure Hotel is extremely muddy in several places. If you come by train, we strongly advise you to get off at Ottignies station and take a taxi to the hotel.
Louvain-la-Neuve is an entirely pedestrian university campus which, with its cafés, restaurants, shops, sports centre and theatre, offers all the advantages of a real town. It is also home to the region's largest shopping centre: L'Esplanade. 20 minutes away from Brussels, it is easy to reach by car (underground and open air car parks) or by train (station: Louvain-la-Neuve Université, NOT to be confused with Louvain / Leuven, situated in Flanders). Brussels National Airport is within very easy reach.