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
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
nice small hotel in a central perfect location, beautiful room and very clean. staff very helpful and friendly.I could not have breakfast as unfortunately the menu did not comprise food for people with dietary restrictions in particular allergies. this is a big problem, but it is common everywhere in Brussels and in general in Belgique.
I stayed here for a work trip in which around ten other coworkers also booked in the hotel and we booked a meeting room. Since I was the first to book and through Egencia (the same tool I've used for all work travel for multiple years) I expected to have a smooth checkin/checkout experience. Unfortunately when I attempted to check in I was told they didn't have my reservation and I'd have to be moved to another hotel (different from my coworkers and the meeting room). After 15m of my refusing to move they managed to find a room for me (on the first floor with bad traffic noise which they apologised for but at this point: better than nothing).
While I stayed the hotel was pleasant enough with good wifi and a bit of noise but nothing too terrible.
When I checked out I was told that my personal card was going to be charged and they couldn't use Egencia's card for no apparent reason. Cue another back-and-forth argument with the staff (now the manager) who kept disagreeing with me ("maybe you had troubles checking in") and generally being dismissive and rude. Eventually he backed down when I showed him the booking email and told him I'd initiate a chargeback if I was charged to my personal card and I was able to leave.
It's a shame to see that the manager in a relatively nice job does such a bad job at retaining business. There's a lot of other nice hotels in Brussels (I've been there the same time for the last four years) so there's no way I'll ever stay here again and will strongly discourage others from doing the same.
The hotel is located at 30 seconds walk from the central train station so it’s super easy to get there from the airport. I was in Brussels for 36 hours on business but the hotel is so close to the Grand Place that I was able to play tourist for a few hours and overdose on all the chocolate :) the room is very clean and cool.
Great location, interior decor, room balcony and style. Very comfortable stay, and easy to get to city center. Right on the metro line to the train station. Hotel has great beer and wine selection and offers breakfast. Loved our stay!
Room is very clean. Break fast is good. Location is very convenient, metro station is next to this hotel.Room facilities are varied, e.g. fridge, tab or shower. It might need to check prior to book.Sometimes at night police car sounds are noisy, usually the hotel is very quiet though.