Hotel Bloom is located about a 2 minute walk from Botanique Kruidtuin, which is quite convenient if you are arriving in Brussels by Eurostar (Gare du Midi). While the location is convenient from the station, it's a good 25 minute walk from the city centre (Grand-Place) so either be prepared to walk or take the tram (Parc/Park) and get off at Gallion, or take the metro to Botanique Kruidtuin.
The hotel itself is quirky - the common spaces and rooms are made to look like a garden, so there are flower patterns all over. The rooms are spacious and our room 638 faced the Botanical Gardens, which was lovely, as many places in Brussels aren't very pretty. There are about 3 English channels so you can still catch up on the news back home, there is free Wi-Fi in the rooms and common areas, and a refrigerator in the room (perfect for storing the hordes of Belgian chocolates you will undoubtedly buy!). Staff are amiable and will provide you with any assistance you require, although they aren't very efficient.
The hotel has a scheme of rewarding guests €5 voucher to spend in the hotel restaurant every night you don't get your room serviced. They also have a fridge in the lobby with food and drink you can purchase, which is handy, especially if you get peckish late at night or on the weekends, as everything seems to be shut on Saturdays and Sundays!
A word of warning though. My husband and I stayed at this hotel when a conference was taking place and on Saturday night a disco was hosted by the hotel for the delegates. The music was very loud that we could hear until the 4th floor, and I would've been very cross if I was one of the guests staying on the lower floors.
All in all, Hotel Bloom wasn't a bad base for exploring Brussels. If we were to come back, we'd probably stay somewhere closer to the centre, but this hotel is a good alternative.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel BLOOM! is a unique hotel in the heart of Brussels where no two rooms are alike. Each light-filled room is decorated with a unique hand painted fresco created by a young European artist. You can pick a room to your own taste. From sober to crazy: the choice is all yours.Whether you’re here to work or to have fun, at BLOOM! you will immediately feel a creative vibe that will inspire you and bring you new ideas. Stay with us and live a unique experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bloom Hotel Brussels
- Hotel BLOOM! Brussels, Belgium