What We Love
- Cool decor with concrete beams and brickwork feels equal parts hip and homey
- Super-central location next to Brussels Central Station, less than a 10-minute walk from most sights
- Guestrooms on the higher floors feature balconies
What To Know
- The reception area and lounge bar are open 24/7
- Breakfast and afternoon tea are served daily in the communal dining room
- A lodging tax of approximately $5 per night will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
Located right next to Brussels Central Station, this hip hotel is true to its moniker: It’s about as central as you get in the Belgian capital. Behind a traditional townhouse, the interiors are part loft-style apartment, part members club, with concrete beams, exposed brickwork and open-plan spaces. The 24/7 reception area features a glass-fronted music lounge with low-hanging exposed lightbulbs, stools in the shape of giant corks, large desk lamps, vintage trunks fashioned into tables and nooks and crannies stuffed with arty books.
Bed and Bath
Impeccably clean, the 47 guestrooms are simple yet chic, with exposed brick walls, sisal flooring and beds topped with crisp white linen. In place of bulky wardrobes you’ll find rails and drawers made from stacked wooden crates. The utilitarian workbench-style desks are livened up with candles and fresh flowers in some rooms, and the white-on-white tile bathrooms come with teeny tubs or showers (suites come with both), fluffy white towels and cool white ceramic stools. The Anyah bath products are eco friendly.
There’s no restaurant, but a hearty hot and cold breakfast buffet and afternoon tea are served daily in the communal dining room, and the lounge bar is open 24/7. Light streams in through the huge windows, and there’s a sharing table under smart white lamps that hang low from the exposed concrete ceilings. Dig into delicious pastries and piles of fruit before heading out to explore the city center, which is right on the doorstep. There’s also a small business center on the ground floor.
In the Area
Given the hotel’s central location in the Museum District, many of Brussels’s cultural highlights are right on your doorstep. Within a 10-minute walk you’ll find the Magritte Museum, home to the largest collection of works by the Belgian surrealist; the House of Comics, a tribute to the art form and a celebration of Belgian cartoons, including Tin Tin and the Smurfs; and the Centrale Gallery, for contemporary art. Don’t miss the incredible intricate architecture of the Grand Place and Neuhaus, in the Gallerie de la Reine, a family-run chocolatier that was founded in 1857 and invented the praline.
How to Get There
For a ‘3 star’ hotel this exceeded expectations.
The rooms were clean and modern, with a funky vibe - Huge shower head with good pressure. The only downside would be storage space in bathroom - no cupboards or shelves to put anything.
Staff were so friendly and accommodating, they serve serve bar area was unique and a great idea.
Location was great, just a couple of minute walk down to grand place and right across from the train.
We only stayed here for one night, but it was absolutely fantastic! The room was spacious, modern and so well designed. It's in a great central location so walking to other activities was easy, and the staff were so helpful and friendly. I would absolutely stay here again.
Stayed for 2 nights. Front desk was very friendly and assisted all our requests. Beautiful room. Love the stay. Definitely a must go hotel in Brussels! Location was superb as it was located just above the train station and minutes walk to the nearby shopping area.
I often go to Brussels for a couple of days (working reasons) and I always stay at 9 Hotel Central. I like it for the nice and confortable atmoshere, very quiet and relaxing even if the hotel is located in the very heart of Brussels. Very close to the Central station and to the metro station.
We had a bit of confusion during check-in when the front desk personnel could not find one of the three rooms we booked, but it was sorted out quickly. The rooms were decent-sized, clean, modern, and comfortable. Staff unobtrusive but helpful. Location is conveniently located next too the Brussels Central station and walking distance to the Grand Place and lots of shops and restaurants. Would stay here again!