Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Brussels
What We Love
- A central, contemporary hotel with a Michelin-starred restaurant - includes breakfast and moreThe hotel's stellar location, close to all the top attractions
- Having a two-Michelin-starred restaurant on site, so you don't need to wander far for some of the city's best cuisine
- Relaxing in your cool, contemporary room after a day exploring the city
- Getting stuck into some serious antique shopping in the world-renowned Sablon Antiques Market
What To Know
- Complimentary WiFi throughout
- Only a five minute walk from shops, bars and the Grote Markt in the city's central square
- Very close to the metro
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Brussels might not be as obvious a choice as Rome, or as tried-and-tested as Paris, but it exudes a quietly confident charm that just dares you to try it out for an unforgettable European escape. Tricky to pin down, this destination is filled with contrasts around almost every corner. Historic yet effortlessly hip, conventional yet completely unorthodox and sedate yet surreal – to get to know this place you need to be right in the heart of the action.
That’s where you’ll find Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, situated in the very heart of Brussels. Just five minutes from Brussels Central Station and within easy reach of Grand Place, this hotel is the ideal launch pad for discovering the capital of Europe. After a day exploring the city, you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to dinner – delectable Belgian cuisine under a glass-domed atrium or fresh seafood at a two-Michelin-starred grill? Decisions, decisions…
Business Class rooms show off colorful, modern design, with punchy hues and cool furnishings. The hotel’s Super Breakfast Buffet and access to the Business Class corner are both included with this room type, and your in-room Nespresso coffee machine gives you a nice buzz in the morning.
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel houses three unique dining spots. In The Atrium Restaurant, you can enjoy wonderful Belgian dishes underneath the impressive glass-domed ceiling and alongside a 12th-century Romanesque wall. The Sea Grill Restaurant holds two Michelin stars, making it one of the city’s go-tos when it comes to fine, seafood dining. The PebbleWood Corner is a charismatic space that serves breakfast, with plenty of natural light and organic elements woven into the décor.
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel occupies a prime spot in the heart of the city, a mere five-minute walk from Grand Place, the Royal Galleries, the shopping hub of Rue Neuve and Brussels Central Station. The hotel can be easily reached from the Eurostar train terminal via public transport, and from Brussels Airport via trains arriving at Central Station.
How to Get There
Not worth the money. Breakfast: pristine; staff: knowledgeable, professoonal and friendly; cleanliness : above average;
AVOID THE PARKING: it will cost you more than a complete elaborate dinner and you run the risk not to enter or exit without dammaging your car.
NO FRESH AIR headaches because of lack od O2 after a nigth of sleep
I was in the hotel for a training event, and stayed in one of the rooms on the 5th floor.
Overall, the hotel is very nice and clean. There are snacks, yogurt, and coffee on each floor (I assume... the 5th floor had it).
The staff keeps the place neat, and are generally responsive for help requests.
They were very courteous and allowed me to check-in early. In fact, they went out of their way to get me a room early. It was amazing customer service!
The proximity to the town's center is definitely advantageous, and I was happy to be able to walk to nearby attractions and restaurants.
The hotel is very quiet, and the bed was AMAZING! I don't remember the last time I slept so good.
That being said, I did experience some issues:
1) The Radisson_Guest WiFi network goes down a lot. A lot...
It was very hard to work, especially in the evenings.
2) I sent my laundry in on Thursday night, expecting it the next day (normal service). On Friday it was only partially ready (literally, I got some of it...). They told me to expect it the following day (Saturday), and indeed it arrived then. Regardless, the laundry was supposed to be ready on Friday by 6:00 PM. At 7:00 PM I called and asked where it was. They told me that they'll check and get back to me. No one called. They forgot. Eventually, I called again, and they said they'll check again. Minutes later I had it (but only some of it).
3) We had breakfast and lunch on the restaurant that's on the 1st floor (where the training was). The food was absolutely awful... really bad. My breakfast was pretty much bread, butter, and a slice of meat. I couldn't stomach anything else. It's rare for me not to find anything to eat...
4) The restaurant on the ground floor is EXPENSIVE. You're better off going out. Do not order the Caesar salad. It's drenched in salt and dressing. It's pretty much a salty soup. The club sandwich was fantastic (but expensive). Scott's bar is right around the corner. The food there was much much better and cheaper.
5) The A/C in the room was barely cooling. It was more like a fan.
6) The fridge in the room was not working.
7) There's inconsistency in the number of towels they give you. Should be 2 of each: small, medium, and large. There were days I got 3 of the 6.
That's all I could think of.
Overall, the hotel is OK. Nothing too scary, but also nothing I would necessarily recommend. Luckily for me, this was a business trip. If I had to come here out of my own pocket, I'd probably look for something cheaper.
Very good hotel in hearth of Brussels
Very good breakfast and service
Had a dinner in their restaurant the Sea Grill, worth the 2 star Michelin
Hotel may need to renovate some areas, than will be much attractive