What We Love
- A classically sophisticated Brussels stay at a grand five-star hotel in the city's heartThe hard-to-beat Brussels location, minutes from the UNESCO-listed Grand-Place
- The tinkling of piano keys and superb cocktail selection at the relaxed Waterloo Bar
- Kicking back in grandiose rooms, complete with plenty of home-from-home comforts
What To Know
- It's just steps from the Grand Place and Brussels Central Station
- There's an on-site fitness center and sauna
- Free WiFi
For a swanky sleep in the Belgium capital, this five-star bolt-hole (formerly known as Royal Windsor Hotel Grand-Place) delivers urban luxury on a rather grand scale. Best of all, you’re just minutes from the iconic and UNESCO-listed Grand-Place and within easy distance of the city’s coolest museums, bars, restaurants, boutiques, and chocolatiers. With elegant decor that veers on the right side of classic-chic, the spacious guest rooms are stylish and spoiling.
Elsewhere, you’ll find a state-of-the-art fitness centre and a superb signature restaurant that pulls focus on Belgian-international cuisine and world-famous Belgian beers. Equally tempting is the lovely bar, where you can relax with evening cocktails and listen to the tuneful tinkering of a resident pianist. Warwick Brussels is a coveted Travellers’ Choice pick among Belgium’s top 10 luxury hotels on TripAdvisor.
How to Get There
Stayed in August with family. Rooms were comfortable, well air-conditioned and clean. Location was great, walking distance from many attractions. The staff was welcoming but not as knowledgeable regarding local places of interest but would definitely stay again.
The hotel is flawless! The staff is so nice and welcoming that it fells like home (a very luxurious one). Walking distance from the city's main spots.
Special thanks to Alexis, the amazing bartender with his mind-blowing margarita!
Recently stayed here for a week and you have to say this is one of the best hotel locations in Brussels for tourism. Close to the usual tourist haunts, one block from Centraal station, walking distance to some great not-so-touristy areas, and a short Uber to great shopping in the Louise area.
That said, while the lobby is nice, the rooms were small and indeed a bit dingy, but adequate. At least the window opened because it was hard to keep the room cool; the thermostat didn’t appear to do anything one way or another and it was warm to sleep in. The biggest problem was sub-standard housekeeping and maintenance. You wanted to levitate over the room carpet it was so stained from past use and despite seeing housekeeping staff with a vacuum on their trolley, the same fluff and carpet dirt was there all week. The hallway carpet seemed relatively new, how about doing that where people actually stay? Bugs in the bathroom on a couple of days.
Staff were generally friendly if not overly helpful. Checkin was a bit frantic with clerks bickering with each other, and on checkout, two lobby bell staff in an otherwise empty lobby watched me wrestle two big suitcases from the elevator to out the door - they could at least have walked the three meters to hold the door open.
I didn’t eat in the hotel other than the included breakfast, which was okay but exactly the same everyday. If you go, go early as they leave items such as sliced meat and cheese out and it looks rather stiff and unappetizing after clearly sitting out for a couple of hours.
Admittedly the location is desirable but not sure I’d go back because of the cleanliness issues. Apparently this used to be the Royal Windsor Hotel - I understand why you might reuse the RWH-monogrammed bath mats but maybe you should take down the RWH wall posters in the meeting room area, we might think there’s a nicer hotel around.