I am in Brussels on business almost every week and I love this place.
The hotel itself is new and is located next to the park on Place Jean Rey in the Shuman district of the city which is within walking distance of the EU and a a couple of nice squares surrounded by restaurants. It not in the heart of the city but that has advantages such as the fact that it is normally possible park in the streets around the hotel.
The reception area is hip and trendy. Think polished concrete floors and exposed pipework in the ceilings. It extends back through a lounge and bar area with pool table and a big glass wall looking in to the Wii playroom.
There is a self serve breakfast area (breakfast costs €5-€10 which is the cheapest in the city) which also offers light snacks (sandwiches, drinks etc) throughout the day. There is also a convenience store (which is open something like 8am-8pm) just across the road.
The rooms are modern and have a large plasma screen TV, wi-fi etc etc
But the best bit is the staff. Brussels can be quite a cold city but the staff here are warm and friendly. One night I sat at the bar and practiced a little Spanish with the receptionist. On another evening I swapped stories about Latin America with the barman.
Admittedly Aloft it doesn't have all the trappings of a five star hotel but I don't need that when I am on business. I just need somewhere comfortable to unwind when I get back from a hard day at the office.
Brussels is an expensive city, and now that the EU is back in session, the weekday rates are a little pricey (I was able to stay here over the summer for as little as Eur 46.90 per night!) but there are some good weekend deals. Enjoy!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The new tWist in Travel keeps Brussels European district Abuzz with a prime location in the heart of the European quarter. Located only a few minutes away from the city center by metro, the Aloft Brussels Schuman offers you an easy access and connections to the entire Brussels area. The hotel offers an eclectic mix of forward-thinking design, open loft-inspired rooms and free WiFi. The always Abuzz WXYZ Bar welcomes you daily with a selection of signatures cocktails, that you can sip on our backyard when the wheather permits. Aloft Brussels Schuman is the fun, fresh alternative to stay and play at an affordable price. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aloft Brussels Schuman Hotel Europe