Service comes first: returning guests will find previous requests remembered and reinstated
Within walking distance of the Royal Palace and Grand Place
What To Know
The historic sensibility and elegant atmosphere may be lost on children and younger travelers
Tiny elevators and narrow corridors aren't for the claustrophobic
A city tax of $12 per room, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
WiFi is an additional cost of $10 per day
Parking on site
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Nineteenth-century townhouse with Regency-era rooms and an ivy-clad garden in Brussels' European Quarter
Crowned Brussels’ first five-star hotel in 1991, the Stanhope, in Brussels' European Quarter combines Regency-era charm and modernist black-and-chrome design. With original rooms designed by Lady Joan Stafford and a restaurant inspired by King George IV’s summer palace, it’s an English enclave as soothing as a pot of Earl Grey. Warm colors, floral patterns and both real and illustrated bookshelves fill the older rooms; the rooms added during a recent expansion, designed by Belgian interior designer Pieter Porters, are a collision of classical and modern styles.
Bed and Bath
Comfort reigns. Hefty rugs cover the sturdy wooden floors in the guestrooms, and Resuinsa robes are provided in the marble-lined bathrooms. Ornate details, from handsome busts to royal crests and colorful bookshelves dot the hallways and rooms, and LG flat-screen TVs add a welcome break from the 19th century.
The Brighton restaurant is modeled after the banquet room at King George IV's summer palace, and it offers a decadent country breakfast piled high with smoked meats, pastries, mini-smoothies and a quartet of cheeses. A tree-shaded outdoor patio allows for meals in Brussels' occasional sunshine, with private dining available in the tearoom. Further relaxation is offered in the sauna, ready in 20 minutes if you call ahead.
In the Area
The European Parliament lies a few blocks away, while the Royal Palace is a six-minute walk to the west. The Grand Place, Brussels' touristy central square, is also within strolling distance for waffles, chocolate, cafés and a flower market. The bustling eateries of Beenhouwersstraat lead to Delirium Café, the world's most diverse beer bar, with more than 2,000 bottles. There are 400 more at the neighborhood bottle shop Beer Mania, including the rare abbey ale Westvleteren 12, which pairs well with Neuhaus chocolates (there's a shop just around the corner from the hotel). Leave room for sweets with a lunchtime tartine from Tout Bon.
Rue Du Commerce 9
How to Get There
The preferred airport for Stanhope Hotel is Brussels (BRU-Brussels Airport) - 10.4 km / 6.4 mi. Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.