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
Stayed just one night, but was very impressed by the funky vibe of this hotel. The room was spacious and modern, and the huge bed was really comfortable. The bathroom was a bit small in comparison to the room itself, and if I had one criticism it would be that the towels didn't match the luxury feel of the place - only one small hard bath towel. The self-service breakfast provided a variety of choice, and the unlimited coffee was welcome. The location is great - just behind the cathedral and next door to a metro entrance. There was a self-service wine dispenser in reception (not free though which was a shame!). Would recommend this hotel!
The straff was very helpful and friendly at all time. Breakfast was fresh and lots of things to choose from incl. waffles, yum! Regarding noise, s
ince the location of the hotel is so central there is quite a lot of abulances, Police and such drivning past on every hour of the day.
A lovely hotel in the center of Brussels just a few minutes from the Brussels Central station. Great location and only a 5 min walk to the cathedral and Grand Place.
The hotel was clean and comfortable and perfect for a short break. Our room was airy and spacious with ample space. The staff were pleasant and helpful especially on the reception. Breakfast was continental style and included a waffle making machine