This was a great home base to explore Brussels. While not in the city center, it was a close enough walk (about 15 minutes) to be accessible, while not over-crowded.
As a Priority Club platinum member, we were upgraded to the club floor. Lots of "freebies" in the room, including beer and soft drinks in the fridge, some delicious speculoos cookies, and Godiva pillow chocolates. Also, some very nice aromatherapy sprays! The room wasn't overly large, but it was adequate, and the bed was comfortable.
The hotel is an easy 7-minute walk to the North train station (just a straight shot up a fairly major street). It's next to the botanical gardens, and the Rogiers metro stop (which is under construction right now, so a little more difficult to use than it normally would be). That said, we walked most everywhere, since Brussels is a very walkable city.
For restaurant close-by, there was a nice selection along Blvd Adolphe Max, just a couple minute's walk. We enjoyed the Brasserie Meat Me for good steak and wine and a reasonable price.
If there is any downside to the hotel, I'd say that the staff wasn't particularly warm. They were by no means rude, but there was not a lot of interaction beyond the necessities of checking in and checking out.
If we find ourselves in Brussels again, we would return!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the Northern Quarter, Crowne Plaza® Brussels - Le Palace hotel adds elegance to business trips. Built in 1908, our hotel is fully renovated and offers the most contemporary, business-ready amenities. Ideal for corporate travel and events, our hotel is located near Brussels Airport and the city centre. Guests can get to the European Commission and NATO – as well as major companies like Procter and Gamble and BNP Paribas Fortis – via the Rogier metro station, just next to the hotel. Most of our guestrooms overlook the Botanical Garden of Brussels, where visitors can find art exhibitions and concerts, or simply stroll the grounds. Within our historic hotel, you can work or work out anytime; Wi-Fi, Business Centre and Fitness Centre facilities are available around the clock. Guests can also benefit from a discounted rate at the InterParking Rogier, situated at the back of the hotel. ... more less
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