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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 3224 Reviews
great location
Reviewed 10 hours ago

great location, the linens needs updating and the heater makes lots of noise. but the hotel is beautiful and I would come back. is close to the city center you can walk everywhere. the concierges are very nice

Maybe the most beautiful building in Brussels
Reviewed 3 days ago

A wonderfull building and yet comfortable rooms. Beautiful architecture!! There is an iconic picture in the arrival hall of a physician's conference in 1911. People like Marie Curie, Einstein and Lorentz figure in this picture.

Extremely disappointed
Reviewed 4 days ago

It is a late review but thought people should know.

Was a birthday get away for 2.

5 star it is not. It was so bad we left after check in and got money back. The building is old, yes, but it also looks run down, is run down, some front lines staff are rude and make you feel it is your fault that you are complaining, rooms smell like stale cigarrettes they just try covering up with bad perfume, the room cupboards did not open without almost falling off, bathroom was run down, etc. We sat in room and heard constant doors slam, the old smoke made both of us queezy and so did the cheap perfume they sprayed when we complained about the smoke.

Stayed in all sorts of hotels from 1 star to 5 plenty of times and this is a 3 at most. We ended up going to NH hotel a short walk away which from previous experience was great and again did not disappoint.

Slowly decadent
Reviewed 5 days ago

My last room was decadent, Key not working several times
Elevator not working several times
Usually they offerd me wine as a favorite guest but not this time
I've seen a slowly decadence in the environment

Comfortable hotel, convenient location
Reviewed 7 days ago

Booked a privilege room. The hotel ground floor is beautiful: historic, elegant, amazing.
Our privilege room was a very comfortable, really good sized room with a great bed and a fantastic layout - separate entrance hall with good bathroom (although a towel rail would be useful) and a really good sense of space. Everything was very clean.
Our only real criticism was the room decor. Very drab beige walls and all of the lighting fittings and furniture looked as if they had been bought from a car boot sale. The room had a large balcony, which we didn’t use (atrocious weather) but which would be very pleasant another time. For English-speaking guests, the TV receives BBC1, BBC2 and a news channel. The room is also equipped with a fridge.
Hotel location is perfect: very central, opposite the UGC cinema, easy walking distance to the Grand-place and close to the restaurants of St Catherine.