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What We Love

  • A dazzling five-star Brussels hotel, with breakfast and a dining discount includedThe splendid reception hall, which makes you feel as though you've stepped straight onto a movie set
  • The complimentary breakfast and dining discount that are included with your stay
  • The Historic Hotels Worldwide member's unparalleled location, right in the beating heart of Brussels
  • Mixing with the glitterati and feasting on high-end brasserie fare in the grand Art Nouveau Cafe Metropole

What To Know

  • The hotel has hosted royalty, American presidents, film stars and directors, including Ted Kennedy, Placido Domingo, Isabelle Adjani and Bernardo Bertolucci
  • Guestrooms feel very spacious
  • Original details like the historic cage elevator


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
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A palatial five-star stay in the center of Brussels, with complimentary breakfast and a dining discount

The Lowdown

Dripping with palatial grandeur and opulence, five-star Hotel Metropole offers a Brussels stay in true style. A member of Historic Hotels Worldwide, it has a history dating back over a hundred years. The work of renowned French architect Alban Chamban, it displays a heady mix of styles, from the French Renaissance main entrance to amazing Empire-style reception hall – all gleaming teak, Namibian marble, gilded bronze and forged iron. Pillars, columns and stained-glass windows add to the general splendor.
Elsewhere you’ll find an Indian-inspired lounge, glitterati hangout Bar Le 31 (with Belle Epoque lamps and colorful frescoes) and legendary Art Nouveau Cafe Metropole, with a bronze nymph fountain and listed interiors. Guest rooms are no less impressive and have welcomed an illustrious parade of royalty, American presidents, film stars and directors over the years, including Ted Kennedy, Placido Domingo, Isabelle Adjani and Bernardo Bertolucci. With all the main city attractions right on your doorstep, there is little more you could wish from your grand Brussels address.


Recently renovated in striking designer fashion, some with specially commissioned furniture from renowned interior design company Cartisane Decor Cy, Privilege rooms cover a generous 323 square feet. Bold patterned wallpaper, rich tapestries and plush carpets create an opulent feel.


Art Nouveau masterpiece Cafe Metropole, overlooking the vibrant Place de Brouckere, is owned by the hotel and is great for people-watching. Expect high-end brasserie cuisine and a fine selection of craft beers. Complimentary breakfast is served in the airy, light-filled Indian lounge.


Hotel Metropole sits on a bustling road in the beating heart of Brussels, opposite De Brouckere tram stop. It’s a short walk to the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula and 10 minutes from the Mannekin Pis fountain. The cafe-lined Rue de Bouchere is close by, while Bourse and Munt theatres are within easy walking distance.

How to Get There

Hotel Metropole
31 Place de Brouckere
Brussels, 1000 Belgium


4.0 Very Good 2948 Reviews
Excellent check in desk experience and location but major construction on the street
Reviewed 2 days ago

Average room as expected but with a chandaler.

The woman that checked us in was excellent. She made sure we had a reservation for a taxi for departure to train terminal and great suggestion for dinner. There was a room safe and a very nice bathroom.

Fantastic hotel
Reviewed 6 days ago

We just got back from 2 nights at the Metropole hotel and loved it. The room was great with the most comfortable king size bed, large bathroom with a wonderful shower and complimentary mini bar. The breakfast was just the best with a huge buffet with delicious scrambled eggs, hashbrowns, bacon and chocolate croissants. The location is central and a short convenient walk to everything including central station. I was traveling with my 2 young daughters and we could not have been happier. We can’t wait to go back.

Reviewed 1 week ago

l stayed in metropol for 2nights with one of my friends .The hotel was clean and very very good locatio.I loved the inside decoration and one thing that makes me come back to this hotel again is the brilliant stuffs thank you so much for making me nice memory of brussels❤️❤️❤️

No concierge service. Disgraceful
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at the Metropole earlier today (13.07.18) from London and met a friend here in Brussels for dinner. She urged us to book train tickets as a matter of some urgency for Sunday to visit the grave of my great uncle who was killed at the Somme 100 years ago. But there is no concierge at the hotel. The hotel information booklet states: “Hotel Metropole Team is at your disposal for any special request. Feel free to contact our concierge 24 hours a day at Ext. 2420.” The phone rang and rang. We went to reception and were told that the concierge was sick. The receptionist said to use the internet to book our tickets. I don’t speak French or know the website to book tickets. I am 65 years old. The reception desk put us through on the phone to a duty manager at home, and he said he could do nothing until the morning. He laughed in my face when I told him that if the concierge failed to turn up for duty, he should have filled his place. Absolutely appalling service. I am so disappointed. We are booked in to stay at the Metropole until Tuesday July 17 and have paid in advance. Lesson to be learnt here. I would have moved out immediately had I not paid up front. And we still don’t have the train tickets to visit my great uncle’s grave. He was killed at the Somme exactly 100 years ago fighting for our freedom. But no one here seems to care

Lovely hotel but......
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very elegant and clean hotel inside with ample lifts. We upgraded to what was a lovely suite with a balcony. The bed was large and comfortable. The bathroom was lovely with a large bath, excellent shower and twin basins. The toilet however was situated in a tiny insufficient space to use comfortably and required you to twist to be seated (see photo). The air conditioning worked but we were still so hot and we both had sleepless nights over 3 days. Breakfast wasn’t included but was pricey at nearly £20 each. The hotel was well centred in the City with a metro station outside the front of the hotel. The staff were helpful and friendly although the man who checked us in did not explain to us the €50 Euro charge per night put on my card for possible damages. The mini bar on the first night was free 2 cokes, 2 beers and 2 waters. It wasn’t however restocked.