Brussels began as a sleepy village in the 10th century and flourished over
time, building an impressive La Grand-Place that served as a hub of commerce and government for Belgium. It has
retained its charming 19th century allure even while becoming one of the
busiest metropolitan hubs in Europe. When it was chosen in the 1990s as the center of government for the
European Union, the city underwent a transformation, as hundreds of new
buildings grew up to accommodate the new bureaucracy. International
corporations moved in, building modern skyscrapers and updating the city's
previous, somewhat provincial feel. Today, Brussels is an international seat of politics and business, and is
home to 1.8 million residents. Since gaining independence in 1830, Belgium
has shifted from its traditional Dutch roots, and now French is the primary
language. As a modern European capital, there are hotels in Brussels for
every budget and comfort level. beautiful tribute to the genre, with thousands of original cartoon works, a
library, and an Art Nouveau brasserie for a leisurely afternoon snack. Mannekin-Pis, the city's iconic statue of a tinkling boy, is a favorite
with tourists and residents alike. The statue and fountain was originally a
functional element in the city's water distribution system, but is now a
symbol of the city's rebellious spirit. The city owns about 900 different
outfits for the statue; during festivals and other special events, it is
decked out in clever clothes to suit the occasion. Hike through the deep green forest at the Foret de Soignes and visit the
site of the Battle of Waterloo. The city re-enacts this historic 1815
battle on its June anniversary every five years. Climb the Lion Mound for a
spectacular panorama of the battleground.
On arrival reception were very clear on my membership and greeted very well. Everything was explained perfectly, instructions clear. Room was a great size room, bar and restaurant staff were[More] brilliant and the outside dinning and relaxing area was perfect in the sunny weather. We will definitely use this hotel again.[Less]
Comfortable & clean - great stay
Really enjoyable stay with great rooms, very clean good service & really nice food - would recommend. Only drawback was location but shuttle bus provided for free really helped with getting around.[Less]
By a Soldier's niece
We were impressed with everything about the Crowne Plaza except the breakfast. The the dining room and buffet were fancy to be sure, but for what we paid, I was disappointed that there was not a[More] chef making omlettes and Belgian waffles.[Less]
This hotel was very clean and all the staff were very professional and helpful. The location has to be one of the best part about it. Only thing is that I wished it had a restaurant inside the hotel,[More] other then that everything else is good, and would totally recommend it.[Less]
Ideal for a weekend break
We always stay here whenever we come to a concert at sport Paleis and don't want to drive home afterwards.
Great location, not far from city centre.
Parking is always a plus point.
We enjoyed a[More] relaxing night in Harbour View room.[Less]
Excellent customer service and clean room
The location is in a very quiet and peaceful area and the tram line is jsut in front of the Hotel which is a 5 minute ride to the centre. The Lobby is modern looking with beautiful furniture. The[More] staff at the reception are very friendly and respectful. The room was very clean and so was the bathroom. The beds were clean and fresh, really had a nice comfortable sleep for the two nights we stayed. The room was comfortable and did not feel cold or hot, it was just ideal room temperature. Breakfast had a variety of options to choose from and was served fresh. The breakfast staff was also very attentive and helpful in making sure food items were refilled and one staff member helped me put my breakfast tray on the rack to be taken away after I finished. There is extra sandwiches, sweet snacks and drinks available in case you get hungry at night that you can purchase at the reception hall. There was no distrurbance from anybody in the neighbouring rooms. Overall a fantastic experience and planning on booking again soon.[Less]
Super Cool Hotel
I have never stayed at a hotel this interesting. I loved the botanical theme and you could tell a lot of thought went into executing it. Staff was helpful and friendly. Location was pretty[More] convenient. I traveled with my dog and we both enjoyed being across the street from the Botanical Gardens.[Less]
I had with my Wife a very nice stay at this IHG hotel - Decoration is amazing and staff always helpfull and smiling !
I will definitely come back ![Less]
Beautiful designed hotel perfect for a travel without kids
The design of the hotel is beautiful, and the location is close to public transport, an easy commute to the center an other attractions.
The rooms are quite small but they have all you need. Food is[More] nice and the breakfast is very good.[Less]