I got a great weekend rate for this hotel which included breakfast. Also, I am an Accor hotel privileged guest, so we got a coupon for free drinks from the hotel bar. All in all, the hotel was a great value for us.
From the airport, it was very easy to get to the hotel. We took the airport shuttle bus number 12 to Shuman station. You have to cross the roundabout to Froissart avenue. (That part was a little tricky. A lovely woman saw us looking lost and told us that was the way she was headed and walked us almost all the way to our hotel.) It is only about a 5 minute walk downhill to the hotel (once you find Froissart avenue!)
When we got to the hotel around 10:00 a.m. our room was not ready, but they did take our luggage and hold it for us. We returned later in the afternoon, checked in and had our luggage brought up. The hotel itself was wonderful. We were in room 403 which has been reviewed in an earlier review, so I won't repeat the information. All I will say was that it was clean, large, fantastic bed and gorgeous. I wanted to take it with me for the rest of my stay in Europe.
As mentioned, breakfast was included in our package. It was delicious. We had eggs made as we requested. They did have a difficult time with making crisp bacon, though. On our last morning, I left my purse in the restaurant. When I realized it, I went back to the restaurant and the waitress had taken it and put it away for me until I came back to get it. We went to the bar that evening. The bartender told us any drink on the menu was included with our coupon. So, we had great drinks, some free snacks and a place to relax and discuss our first day in Brussels.
The concierge desk and everyone at the main desk were extremely helpful and friendly. When I asked directions about how to get to where a tour we had booked was located, the concierge called them and they came and picked us up. I even saw him go heat up a bottle for an infant that was staying with a family at the hotel.
This hotel is a little farther away from the center of the city but not so far that you cannot enjoy what Brussels has to offer. We walked much of the way around Brussels, but also took the metro from Shuman metro stop to get around.
This definitely should be rated the number one hotel in Brussels.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in the heart of the European quarter, Sofitel Brussels Europe is a truly elegant Brussels Belgium hotel - just a short walk from the European institutions. Enjoy gracious hospitality within our Brussels hotel accommodations, which sit on the colorful Jourdan Place - at the doorstep of the peaceful Leopold Park, near the museums of Cinquantenaire Park and the exceptional Félix Hap garden. The Grand Place is a few minutes from our Brussels city center hotel via metro or taxi. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sofitel Brussels Europe Hotel Etterbeek
- Accor Brussels Europe
- Brussels Sofitel