Brussels is one of Europe‘s great international hubs for business and politics and there is plenty of first-class accommodation in the Belgian capital. Whether you want to stay in the upscale Louise neighbourhood or diverse Ixelles district, these hotels offer top hospitality and many are within walking distance of attractions like the Grand Place, Royal Palace, Triumphal Arch and the Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.
In the lively Sainte-Catherine district, the Novotel Brussels is a family hotel with 217 guest rooms. It is close to many of Brussels’ top attractions, including the Manneken-Pis statue and the Grand Place. You’ll find simple, modern rooms plus an indoor heated pool and fitness centre. You can head to the hotel restaurant serving international dishes and, most certainly, Belgian frites, or visit the gourmet bar and brasserie for a cold Belgian beer to end the night.
The Tangla Hotel Brussels is slightly outside of the city, just 10 minutes from Brussels International Airport. There’s an indoor pool here, which is rare for many European hotels – especially ones that don’t have a spa – plus an enormous fitness centre. Breakfast, including Belgian waffles, is served in the Le Cinq buffet restaurant. There is an upscale Chinese restaurant, Tang Dynasty, serving Cantonese cuisine. The rooms are modern and feature black-out drapes to ensure you have a peaceful night’s sleep.
The Sofitel Brussels Le Louise is in the heart of the city, designed by noted architect Antoine Pinto. One of the most interesting features is its beautiful outdoor bar, popular with locals, which is perfect for warm, summer nights. The standout rooms here include the Prestige Suite, with its large sitting area, modern bedroom and luxury bathroom with a deep-soaking tub. If you want to ride in style for a night on the town, the hotel offers a limo service.
This is an updated version of an article originally written by Whitney Wasko.