Location: Brussels – Belgium
Classification: 4 star hotel
Official website: thehotel-brussels.be
Situated on the Avenue Louise, The Hotel is literally in the middle of it all and within walking distance of the major attractions in Brussels. This beautiful refurnished 4 star hotel has 421 rooms, a restaurant, bar and a large spa area with fitness center, sauna and a steam room. It is a pretty large building and the surrounding views are amazing! Although I have been to Brussels many times, I was pretty impressed with the views.
As I entered The Hotel, I was welcomed by very friendly front desk staff. Service at The Hotel is always with a smile which is absolutely pleasant. The lobby area is pretty large and I loved the decoration: quite trendy, but not over the top… It is classy with a modern touch, just the way I like it! The fashion theme is noticeable all over the place. One small (but important!) detail: lots of elevators! I didn’t have to wait more than 20 seconds to go up or down! Very convenient!
I stayed at one of their “Panoramic Deluxe rooms” on the 22nd floor and boy, the room did have a fantastic view of Brussels! The room itself was very nicely laid out with a queen bed, open bathroom with a very good rainshower and all the nice amenities to go with the room. I was in love with the shampoo and body lotion, they smell great. There is a large couch in front of the window, a Nespresso machine, safe and there is a panel next to the bed allowing you to control all the lights and drapery.. Although the rooms are too large, they were sufficient for my needs.
Fitness area is large and has great equipment! Complimentary drinks are offered to their guests and as it is located on the 23rd floor, I enjoyed the view of Brussels while I was working out! Next to the fitness area is the Spa featuring a panoramic sauna and a hamam. You should definitely check and try it out yourself. You won’t be disappointed and you will relax, I promise! Bathrobes and slippers can be found in your room.
Staying in a Panoramic Deluxe room allows you to enjoy the Panoramic Lounge offering complimentary drinks and snacks all day long. As it is located on the 24th floor the lounge has impressive views out of Brussels. There are some small bites, but I was most impressed with the drinks. They even have champagne at no additional charges. Loved it!
Breakfast is served either in the restaurant downstairs or guests staying in the Panoramic Deluxe rooms or suites can have breakfast in the Panoramic Lounge as well. Both are buffet style breakfasts with enough choices of hot and cold food items. I believe the breakfast downstairs would be a better choice as the buffet was pretty good. The decoration of the restaurant was trendy yet cozy.
The Hotel Brussels is a unique hotel with outstanding facilities centrally located in the heart of Brussels. This was just a great overall experience, which I can thoroughly recommend!