Hotelchain: Holiday Inn
Location: Brussels airport
Classification: 4 star hotel
Official website: ihg.com/…nl/nl/brussels/bruap/hoteldetail
Holiday Inn Brussels Airport is a four star hotel near Brussels Airport. It actually was one of the first hotels built in the direct area of the airport. Today, it still is one of the better options to stay when you are flying from/to Brussels. The hotel offers a free shuttle from/to the airport in the morning and afternoon, very convenient.
Although the hotel has its age, they are completely renovated the entire hotel. When I entered the hotel I was happy to find out a totally up to date and nicely decorated lobby area. I immediately noticed there’s no standard front desk here… Guests can check-in at one of the check-in counters by themselves. It’s pretty easy as you just have to enter the first three letters of your surname and the system finds your reservation automatically.
The rooms at the Holiday Inn Brussels Airport have all the amenities I expect from a four star hotel. I stayed in an executive room and was pleased with the room. The Nespresso coffee machine was a bonus! Did you know that all executive rooms have a complimentary mini bar? That is right, I definitely recommend you to upgrade your ‘standard’ room to an executive room as there are several interesting services included such as the free minibar and more spacious room. Bathrobes can be found in the bathroom for your convenience. I also appreciated the pillow menu.
After inspecting the room, I went down to explore the wellness area of the hotel. There’s a large indoor pool with an adjoining jacuzzi. Right next to the pool, is a traditional sauna and steam room. This area definitely is one of the highlights of the Holiday Inn Brussels Airport, it is great to relax and unwind here after a flight.
The onsite restaurant Kreative Kuisine is large and offers a varied menu. The food was outstanding and service was very efficient. I enjoyed a carrot soup and tried one of their burgers… I must tell I enjoyed every singly bite. The Dame Blanche with Chocotof chocolate sauce was to die for. Do not look for another restaurant in the area, but be sure to book your table here! You won’t regret 🙂
I’m a fan of this Holiday Inn’s SKOJ concept which means ‘fun’ in Swedish. There’s an informal yet professional atmosphere in the hotel and everyone will make you feel at ease here. Especially the breakfast lady in the morning made our day! She was lovely and made sure we were doing just fine. The breakfast buffet was excellent by the way and once again I liked the décor of the restaurant and presentation of the food.
The Holiday Inn Brussels Airport is a good four star hotel with great facilities and an excellent restaurant. Definitely one of the better hotels in the area! Highly recommended!