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
Upon leaving the metro station, the hotel was almost connected. The room was fine and the breakfast was good.
Upon arriving the asked us if we wanted to stay at a 4 star hotel up the street because they had problems of some sort. We elected to stay at this hotel and start our sight seeing.
Great location. Easy walking distance to everything. When you initially pull up to the hotel, you feel like you’re in a generic downtown location, but turn right or left at the corner and your right in the middle of the tourist attractions. Right next to the central train station too, so really easy trip back to the airport.
Perfect location. Attached to the metro and the central train station. Major attractions are within 15mins walking distance.
A small and cozy hotel, well manged, neat and tidy. We love the big windows in our room in particular. Breakfast was good as well. Recommended.