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 hotel close to the city centre and in walking distance of the European quarter.
Very good beds and friendly staff. Breakfast was good, although a bit high prized.
Clean and complete bathroom and good airconditioning in the room.
They changed my room when I arrived and said the hotel was fully booked, however it seemed empty. The room I have been given was sort of an attic, with no mini bar. The bed was confortable and the shower ok. The reception is plane, not very friend, just ok. A hotel to spend 1 to 3 nights, conveniently located. Breakfast is not included and it costs 17 euros.
It was difficult to find the street where this hotel was and people don't really know either. We finally found it as it is near the metro station and the bus stop. You have to cross a few streets before getting there. Big heavy entrance door needs some automatic mechanism to help you push it. People were friendly and breakfast was great! However, it is a bit noise because it is on a main street. But very close to the metro, Central Brussels, Grand Place, and many more amenities!
I like this small boutique hotel. The service and the breakfast did not impress me much. But the hotel itself has a lot going for it in my opinion.
Firstly, you can not beat the location - particularly if you arrive in Brussels by train. It is very close to the train station. It took me a while to find it using my phone navigation - but it is literally so close and convenient to the historic center of Brussels.
My room was rustic and simple - one wall was made of brick and the multiple small windows were a nice creative touch. The bed was comfortable and I slept well. But, I wish I could have turned off that blue LED on the TV that stays on even when the TV is off and keeps the room from being dark. The desk, drawers and closet were comprised of wooden materials of a sort of "earthy" design - but I liked it - it went with the rest of the design features. The bathroom was a nice size. The a/c in the room worked well as did the wi-fi. But the hotel does not cool the common areas...so it is a bit of shock when you leave the room.
The breakfast did not impress me. My scrambled eggs were cold and had bits of egg shell in them. Otherwise, there were a few varieties of bread and cheese, yogurt and cereal. In the "hot" section there were also beans and sausages - which I did not sample. Coffee and juices were available to drink. And the breakfast area was quite warm in terms of temperature.
My interaction with the front desk staff was "no-nonsense" and pretty neutral. They weren't particularly gracious, welcoming or kind. But they got the job done - checked me in and gave me a room and checked me out when it was time to go. I'll assume they appreciated my business. When I was leaving the guy at the desk was having a bit of conflict with some other guests so...it was a quick goodbye.
That said, within the confines of my room, I was pretty comfortable and liked the look of the hotel. And, again, you can't beat the convenient location.
Wonderful boutique hotel. Hotel staff is very friendly we were greeted by Yassir who’s hospitality was above and beyond what we expected. Very nice rooms, trendy and close to a variety of attractions. Grand Place, shopping and restaurants are less than 2 minutes away.