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
Best for business trip. Personnel is very friendly and adaptable to clients. For exemple I was offered to stay in my habitual preferred room. Breakfast is by far the best offered in Brussels hotels. I'll be certainly back.
I came to Brussels for a conference and stayed in this hotel for one night. The service at check-in was nothing special, but the functional, although drab colour rooms have everything you need for a business stay, including an iron and ironing board. The view from my room was quite grim, looking onto the ugly building across the street, but then the whole European quarter is like this, very modern. The highlight of my stay was the breakfast, which had everything you could want and more, including Belgian chocolate and a natural honey board. There is also a fresh orange juice making machine. Recommended for a brief stay in Brussels.
The typical business hotel is suitably located close to the EU Parliament and other EU institutions. The lobby, restaurant and rooms are furbished in a modern way without any useless decorations. At the top I am ranking rooms functionality and a cleanliness. Take into account that price rates are subject to change quite often.
The staff at the reception are very friendly and helpful.
The hotel is a typical business hotel, over the weekend it seemed quite calm. It is in a business district, train station (from airport) a few minutes a way. It is maybe a good 10 minutes from the main attractions. Liked the stroll through the streets discovering small parks along the way.
The room was modern, clean and functional with a decent desk. The build is not the highest quality as wear starts to show, but all good. I found the bed very narrow and at the short end, felt like 195cm length.
Would I go back? - Yes, I think price quality is quite good and it was quiet (windows open) once the restaurant in the square closed.
Fantastic location (super short walking distance to EU meetings & metro). They “upgraded” me on check in — apparently — but worse. My double bed became a twin instead and the coffee machine didn’t work for 5 day stay! Worst part was definitely the service — male receptionist who checked me in directed me to a closed down hairdressers (in the same building) and told me that if I wanted a manicure nearby I should “ask a female member of staff” (when one was available). Or google it (which I ended up doing). I rang reception when coffee machine didn’t work on Monday (told would be fixed Tuesday after condescending asked if I had turned it on). No fix when I got back on Tuesday (rang reception and told Wednesday). Lovely female receptionist on Wednesday got it replaced BUT with a machine that didn’t work (progress at least this one made noises and turned on). On Thursday I asked to speak to a manager but was informed none available (shocking?). So talked to Fredrik who offered to have someone fix it & told me I could get a free cup of coffee in reception. If this had been offered Monday possibly — after 4 days? Nope. Not good enough.
The positives? Gorgeous breakfast. Honey comb etc & Sustainability conscious (although the leather / faux leather & plastic bottles of free water & coffee pods & plastic cups makes you wonder if that is just lip service).