Thon Hotel EU
What We Love
- A stylish stay in the heart of Brussels, with late check-out and a daily buffet breakfast
- The hip modern design and eco-friendly practices throughout the hotel
- The sauna, where you can rest your legs when you're not charting the city
- The excellent, central Brussels location, near the Grand Place
What To Know
- The design is all playful, bright colors
- It's a 10-minute walk from the Grand Place
- The on-site gym also has a high-tech sauna
In the heart of Brussels’ EU Quarter, Thon Hotel EU is a modern
four-star and a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner at the site’s GreenLeaders Gold level for its eco-friendly practices. It’s got a bright and minimal contemporary design and serves lunch,
dinner and a diverse continental breakfast buffet in
bright and modern The Twelve, sweetly named after the number of stars on
the European flag and sporting colorful chairs and fresh seasonal
produce – Brussels, after all, takes its gastronomy quite seriously.
The convenient Thon
Passage on the hotel’s ground floor is lined with a number of shops, and
guests can work up an appetite or rest their feet in the
hotel’s high-tech sauna, which is part of the gym. But you’re likely going to want to get those feet moving – Thon is a great
base for exploring this vibrant city. A 10-minute walk from the Grand
Place, the city’s magnificent historic heart, and just a short distance from
the Maelbeek underground station, this property is a just steps from the heart of it all – the icing, as it were, on the waffle.
Club Double rooms are light, spacious and decorated in a
simple minimal style with splashes of bright color. Each has a sofa and
chairs for lounging and an en-suite bathroom with bathtub or
shower. Some show off a private terrace, too.
Hotel EU’s restaurant, The Twelve, takes its name from the stars on the
EU flag and serves sophisticated modern cuisine, prepared using the
finest seasonal produce from the city’s farmers’ markets. You can make
the most of the fixed-lunch menu on the outdoor terrace, in warmer
Thon Hotel EU is just a short walk from the Grand Place, the magnificent and historic city center, where you’ll find the iconic town hall, the ornate guildhalls and
a wealth of bars, cafés and restaurants. The Royal Palace and its grand
gardens also lie close by, as does the museum hub of Rue Royale, where
you’ll find BELvue Museum of Belgian history, the Museum of Ancient Art
and the Magritte Museum, dedicated to the famous Belgian surrealist.
How to Get There
Hotel location is great if you are there for business otherwise I am not sure it is greatest location because you need to walk 30min to center of Brussels.
Rooms are clean and nice.
Breakfast was exceptional, everyone could find something for himself.
Employees are polite and pleasant.
To resume, nice hotel, clean great for business trips and great breakfast.
This is a nice, modern hotel where the staff are very friendly and helpful and the rooms are colorful, comfortable and stocked with free water (still and sparkling), a Nespresso machine and various teas. Very quiet and very comfortable with a dual sink in the bathroom.
I had the cheese board from the restaurant and it was quite good and a good value (though it took much longer to arrive than a cheese board should). There was only one staff member taking care of the bar and the restaurant so she was a little busy. I did not try their breakfast, which is quite expensive on weekdays.
It's a great hotel but not a great choice if you're only in Brussels for the weekend. The neighborhood is absolutely DEAD over the weekend, with none of the cafes, restaurants or convenience stores open. You need to walk at least 10-20 minutes to find anything open other than the hotel (and even they close 3 of their 4 entrances on the weekend). This is why the Friday & Saturday rates are so low. It's definitely a business hotel in a business district.
I love how "green" the hotel is. They really seem to take environmental sustainability seriously. They are the only chain that I know that will actually pay you for NOT servicing your room. You get a 5 euro token for every day they skip cleaning your room, which you can either use in the restaurant or bar or give to charity. Note that that means no servicing at all - no making the bed, no refreshing supplies (water & coffee), etc. But I appreciate their commitment to sustainability, which is showcased in other areas of the hotel as well.
The hotel is placed in a central location, it is of good quality, large lounge area and bar.
The room is very clean, all build materials are new and of quality, they offer Nespresso coffee in the room. I recommend it.