Hotelchain: Thon Hotels
Location: Brussels – Belgium
Classification: 4 star hotel
Official website: thonhotels.com/…gie/brussel/thon-hotel-eu
One of the most eco-friendly hotels in Brussels and right in the European Quarter of Brussels, the Thon Hotel EU is a perfect choice for both leisure and business travelers! I was excited to stay here as I was so curious about the eco-friendly stuff they are known for…
Recycling bins, use of low-flow water taps in the bathrooms, toilets are equipped with water saving devices and 95% of the lightning in the hotel are LED lamps, that is what I call environment friendly. They even donate left-behind toiletries to the homeless of Brussels. How cool is that? I never heard that before in any hotel! All guests who are staying for 2 or more nights have the option of having their room cleaned up during their stay or, if not, they can donate 5 EUR to charity or they can use the amount at the hotel’s bar or restaurant. They have a very cool totem in the reception area where you can put in a coin and choose for which association you donate the 5 EUR: Birds Bay, Red Cross or Good Planet Belgium.
Another ‘nice to know’ is that Thon hotels Brussels EU is certified by Safehotels which is the world’s leading hotel safety and security certification company. Rest assure that all guests and team members are treated in a very professional and good way!
I felt good at the Thon EU Hotel, it is full with bright and flashy colors. Hotel staff was friendly and made me feel at home as soon as I entered the hotel. They have a large public parking located right under the hotel where you can charge your car as they have several electric car chargers. The Reception area is lovely with nice and comfy couches where guests can relax and enjoy a drink. The hotel is quite big, but they will do anything to approach you as a guest and not just a number.
The room I stayed in, a royal suite, had a great size and was ultra luxurious! The suite was equipped with a separate living and dining area. The bedroom even has its private sauna. It felt like a private and exclusive apartment. The bathroom is modern and I was in love with the little duck. Great touch! The suite was immaculately clean! It was like I was the first one staying in the room 🙂
I also appreciated the Nespresso coffee machine and mini bar. Overall, the suite had everything I would expect from a high class hotel.
After exploring the room, I went to the fitness. It is a duplex fitness center with very up to date equipment. Even if you are not into working out, you can relax in the infrared sauna. Again, the whole place was well maintained.
Feeling hungry and/or thirsty after your work out? No problem, as the Thon EU Hotel has a full service restaurant “The Twelve” and lounge bar. We had dinner at The Twelve and were really impressed with both food and top notch service! As a starter I ordered the ravioli of foie gras with cepes mushrooms, reduction of Porto and Marsala with pink pepper. The Cod filet with shells and grey shrimps as main course was just delicious … it came with ratte potato mousse, a duo of sauce with white wine and hollandaise. For dessert, I ordered the iced soufflé of chestnut and chocolate, uile of chestnut chocolate and pistachios, persimmon coulis accompanied with meringues. It was heavenly! Oh, and do not forget to try their new Thonner’ke, their own beer … brewed with 100% Belgian hops and natural ingredients, it taste amazingly good!
There was a relaxed atmosphere throughout the entire hotel, although it is located near a pretty busy road. Breakfast was of a very good quality! I loved the freshly squeezed orange machine. It is a buffet style breakfast with plenty of hot and cold food choices. When you are staying here during the weekend, the buffet is open till 12 noon! Don’t miss the breakfast here! You will love it!
I do recommend staying at the Thon EU Hotel as it is an up to date four star hotel in a good location… And it does help making this world a better one… Thumbs up!