Hilton Brussels City
What We Love
- A four-star Hilton stay in central Brussels, with breakfast and late check-outThe Flemish fare and stylish décor of the Bien Belge Living Lounge
- Unwinding at the Scandinavian Wellness and Health Club
- The city's charming, 17th-century guildhouses
What To Know
- Don't expect super high-design guestrooms
- Free WiFi
- Breakfast is typical Euro fare
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Known as the Capital of Europe (playing host to the European Parliament and NATO), Brussels has enough master chocolatiers and specialty beers to win over the most ardent of Euro-sceptics. Visit in the milder months to watch the world go by from a pavement café, or make the trip in over the winter holidays to see the city a-twinkle with festivities.
Hilton Brussels City sits opposite the famous Rue Neuve shopping street and is a short walk from the Belgian capital’s main square, the UNESCO World Heritage listed Grand Place. This 1930s grande dame boasts modern interiors, a Scandinavian Wellness and Health Club and sumptuous Flemish cuisine at the Bien Belge Living Lounge restaurant.
The light and modern rooms feature muted pea-green tones, chunky wooden headboards, wood floors and tasteful black-and-white prints.
Cozy up with a Belgian beer at Bien Belge Living Lounge and sample delicious Flemish cuisine, like steamed royal cod-fish loin in Oostende sauce, in this chic bar and brasserie that’s open Monday to Friday for lunch and every evening for dinner.
Relax and rejuvenate in the Scandinavian Wellness and Health Club after a day of pounding the cobblestone streets. There’s a sauna and steam room, or for an up-tempo alternative, hit the well-equipped gym.
Hilton Brussels City is in a prime central location, just 50 yards from Rogier Metro station, which is five stops from Gare du Midi station. Brussels is bursting at the seams with riches, with the Royal Palace, the shopping street Rue Neuve, City Hall, Grand Place and the famous Manneken Pis. There’s also the Comic Strip Museum (featuring Hergé’s Tintin), the European Parliament, Margritte Museum and design icon, the Atomium. Be sure to sample the Old City’s pavement-café culture, sublime beers and chocolates and one of the world’s finest collections of pre-modern art at the Musée d’Art Ancien.
How to Get There
Did chose that Hilton hotel as I am an HHonors and due to the location, which is definitely good.
After my first night sleep, I woke up with a terrible pain in the back and in all my body which forced me to check what is wrong with the bed. To my surprise, I found out that the thickness of the mattress do not exceed 5 cm ( which is of course not the standard of Hilton bed ) !!!
I decided to report it and when I was at the reception, I asked to see the GM but was not available and luckily I was already speaking with the Duty Manager.
I informed him about my problem, and to my surprise he admitted the fact that the mattress is very bad as he had to sleep before in the hotel and at the same time informed me that this hotel will deflag the Hilton sign by this November !!!
I was really disappointed from his reaction and he did not even take the initiative to apologize for the pain I ma suffering !!!
This is a very good hotel in the centre of Brussels within 15 minutes walking distance to Grand Place. From the airport there is a direct train to the North Station from which the hotel is a 10 minute walk away. There is also a metro station (Rogier) just outside the hotel so convenient for other parts of Brussels too.
The hotel is in the process of going through a refurbishment (presumably as it’s due to move out of the Hilton Group) and I was upgraded to one of the refurbished rooms. This was tastefully decorated, nice bathroom and conveniences such as bed side power sockets etc.
Breakfast was usual continental fare.
Staff were friendly and knowledgeable.
I’d definitely look to stay at this hotel again were I ever to return to Brussels.
Honestly I do not know why people could complain about construction working in and around the Hotel. In the Hotel you don’t see anything and what happens outside is not bothering at all. The staff was super friendly and gave me a warm welcome, for my first Brussels visit in over two decades.
Hope to see you soon and thanks for this stay.