The hotel has some lovely period features but the room we stayed in and the bathroom was modern and comfortable. Yes the paintwork was knocked about a bit by visitors suitcases but thats guests for you!
The reception staff were lovely, very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Special mention of Aurora.
The fridge in the room provides bottles of beer, water and cola free of charge.
The hotel is superbly situated.
De Broukere metro stop 50 yards away,
Shopping street Niuewe just behind the hotel with all the top name shops and department stores,
Easy access to Grand Place and if you can walk further Mannikin Pis, grand and petit Sablon, the Royal Palace and Beaux Arts and Magritte museum. If not metro costs ?2 per journey and cheaper still if you purchase a bundle,
We visited European parliament and went by metro - very easy to navigate, suggest you buy tickets for both directions at main station and remember to validate them in the orange machine before travelling.
St Catherines area to the west just over the main road is ideal for eating out especially along the old quai side - lots of restaurants where you can sit outside if the weather is nice.
We took a return trip to Gent ?13pp from Central station and would highly recommend that trip - it takes about 35 minutes on the train and Gent is really beautiful.
Finally the people of Brussels and Gent were very helpful, if you looked a bit lost they would step in and help you, cars stopped to let you cross the road and everything was very easy to negotiate.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stately 19th-century Hotel with original Art Déco interior, offering belgian typical food at the Café Métropole. You can enjoy a drink at the Bar le 31, re-decorated in 2011 in a "End of 19th century" style, you will enjoy relaxing and comfortable moments in a new and prestigious decor. Individually decorated guestrooms in classic European design with 22 suites available. Excellent down-town location close to Grand Place and public transport links. Hotel also offers free Wifi throughout, 24-hr concierge and room service and extensive business facilities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Metropole Hotel Brussels