Hotelchain: Tangla Hotels
Location: Brussels – Belgium
Classification: 5 star hotel
Official website: tanglabrussels.com
Tangla Hotel Brussels is one of the latest five star properties in our capital, Brussels and it didn’t disappoint! The hotel opened only one year ago and I read excellent things about the hotel so I was really looking forward to experiencing this beautiful place!
‘Tangla’ originates from the mystical legend of the Tanggula, a paradise nestled in the tranquil Qingzhang highlands blessed by the patron saint of the Nyenchen Tanglha Mountains. That is true, Tangla Hotel Brussels is a high end oriental designed five star property located only 15 mins from the city center and Brussels International Airport. The green surrounding area around the hotel is fantastic and you wouldn’t tell that this hotel is located near the airport. I didn’t hear a thing while staying here.
I was welcomed with a great smile and felt at ease right from the beginning. The lobby area is bright and stylish. Everything I needed to know about the hotel and its facilities were explained in a very kind way. I was escorted to the elevators and couldn’t wait to see our suite. Tangla Hotel Brussels has 187 rooms, all decorated in a very stylish way. The oriental theme is noticeable everywhere and I was really impressed by the overall decoration. Behind every corner, a new surprise was waiting for me. For example, the bells they used at a Chinese monastery are so beautiful … I wish I could take one for my home 🙂
The rooms & suites
To add the Chinese theme even more, they call the rooms ‘fáng’ (Chinese for room) and ‘Tàofáng’ (Chinese for suite). We stayed in a Tàofáng and were so excited when we entered. The suite was decorated in soft pastel colors and wooden panels. At 50m² the suite was large and offered all the amenities I would expect of a high end hotel. The suite came with a separate living and sleeping area. The luxuriously appointed marble bathroom had a bathtub and oversized walk-in rainshower. I especially appreciated the lightning in the rooms. Pretty impressive and controllable with panels. Even the drapes are electronically controlled for your convenience. Things such as a Nespresso machine, bathrobes and LED smartTV’s are available as well. I did visit their standard rooms and top suites as well and trust me, they’re all very tastefully designed with eye for detail.
Tangla Hotel Brussels will open a brand new spa area in the next couple of weeks (end of May 2017) to their guests. I got the chance to explore it and loved it! The spa area is huge at 1200m². The indoor pool is large and the perfect place to unwind after a long flight or busy day in Brussels. You can relax in the oversized sauna too. The fitness area is one the best I have seen in any hotel, offering the latest technology equipment. They will even add a spa menu in the upcoming months and will write about that on a next occasion. The spa area will be the new highlight at Tangla Hotel Brussels! You will love too!
We enjoyed dinner at Le Cinq, but first tried some cocktails at TLounge. This bar specializes in the finest whiskies, sourced from all corners of the world and a great selection of Newby teas. This definitely is the perfect place for an aperitif or after dinner drinks. Le Cinq is currently the only operating restaurant at Tangla Hotel Brussels (they will be opening Tang Dynasty pretty soon offering fancy Cantonese gastronomic experiences – I did had a sneak preview of the restaurant and was blown away only by the interior and will review this restaurant on a later occasion). Le Cinq is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is a buffet styled restaurant and will please anyone. Dinner was great offering high quality products both Oriental and Western. There’s a live cooking station where you can order beef, shrimp, etc. The food was excellent, as was the service. Breakfast is something to look forward to as well. From the freshly prepared smoothies to the made to order eggs, I loved it!
Tangla Hotel Brussels is a top notch five star property in Brussels. To me, it definitely is one the better hotels in Belgium and would return in a heartbeat. Do note that the hotel offers shuttle service to the airport (7,5 EUR each way) and will be offering complimentary shuttle service to the airport soon. Even for business purposes, this is the hotel to choose as they have several excellent meeting/board rooms. The grand ballroom is impressive and took my breath away… Thumbs up, Tangla Hotel Brussels! Highly recommended for a luxurious oriental getaway!