When on vacation, it is sometimes best to treat yourself by staying at a great hotel that caters to all your needs. Brussels, which is an international hub for business and politics, is no exception when it comes to first-class accommodation. Find your home away from home with Culture Trip’s guide to the best hotels in the Belgian capital.
Novotel Brussels City Centre
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Situated in the lively Sainte-Catherine district, the Novotel Brussels is a family hotel with 217 guest rooms. A brown and white colour palette dominates the lodging, which is located close to many of Brussels top tourist attractions, including the Manneken Pis statue and the Grand-Place – a UNESCO World Heritage site. Head down to the on-site restaurant serving international dishes when in need of food, or visit the gourmet bar and brasserie when you’re looking to sip on a beverage or two.
Travellers looking for comfortable stay without compromising on quality should look no further. Hotel Saint-Géry is a charming boutique property with a personal touch that can sometimes be hard to come by at larger establishments. Set in a classic mansion, the small hotel is home to a jazz bar where guests can enjoy live music while sipping on a drink of their choice. The city’s main attractions are also just a 15-minute walk away.
Situated in the heart of the European Quarter, New Hotel Charlemagne is a fairly small hotel combining luxury with comfort. Surrounded by tourist attractions such as the Royal Palace of Brussels, the European Union Parliament Building and the Grand-Place, this hotel is ideal for those looking to lay their heads somewhere in the city centre. Rooms are spacious and colourful, offering a vibrant stay in a charming yet modest environment. Suitable for travelling families, the New Hotel Charlemagne offers babysitting and childcare services, making this a great choice for parents looking to get some alone time.
Pet-friendly with 97 rooms and a 24-hour fitness centre, the Aqua Hotel Brussels is an affordable lodging situated in the city centre. Bright and modern rooms are available here, including family suites that can fit up to five people. Attractions such as the Place Royale, the Magritte Museum and the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium are all within a 10-minute walk, while the Grand-Place is just a little farther. A complimentary breakfast is on offer, including hot and cold options.
The Tangla Hotel Brussels is located slightly outside of the city, which is perfect if you are wanting to get out of the hustle and bustle of city living. There’s an indoor pool here, which is very rare for many European hotels – especially ones that don’t have a spa. Additionally, there are two restaurants, meaning that you have several options for dining without leaving the premises. The rooms are modern and feature black-out drapes to ensure that you have peaceful night’s sleep. If you are interested in some sightseeing in the neighbourhood, you are only a short walk away from Woluwe Shopping Centre and Malou Park.
Situated in Lower Town, an area with a Medieval feel, staying at the Aris Grand-Place Hotel means that you’ll have attractions such as the Grand-Place and the Manneken Pis on your doorstep. Home to 55 rooms, the hotel is best suitable for travellers looking to stay at smaller and more intimate lodgings in central Brussels. Nearby you have the rue Neuve, a busy street lined with a wide range of shops and restaurants.
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The Sofitel Brussels Le Louise is located in the heart of the city. One of the most interesting features of this hotel is its beautiful outdoor bar, which is perfect for warm, summer nights in the city. The standout rooms here include the Prestige Suite, with its large sitting area, modern bedroom and luxury bathroom complete with a beautiful deep-soaking tub. If you are wanting to ride in style for a night on the town, the hotel offers a limo service.
Travellers looking for a room with a remarkable view will love The Hotel. Set in one of Brussels’s tallest buildings, this hotel boasts 420 rooms spread over 27 floors with a full-service spa and a fitness centre available. Escape from the noise and find a hideout in this luxury hotel that overlooks the city, including Boulevard de Waterloo, a high-end fashion shopping street. Besides endless shopping opportunities, a stay at The Hotel means you’ll have the Place Royale, Brussels Central Station and the Manneken Pis nearby. When in need of food, head over to the on-site restaurant run by chef Pierre Balthazar.
The Pantone Hotel is conveniently located near Avenue Louise, one of Brussels’s most expensive streets. Comprising 61 colourful and spacious rooms, the three-star boutique is within easy reach of the capital’s main attractions. It also has an on-site bar and lounge – worth visiting when you’re looking to unwind after a long day.