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.
I have stayed at this Hotel frequently "whenever" I've been in Antwerp and I can highly recommend it.
From the front desk reception staff to the people in the in the bar/restaurant always friendly[More] and eager to assist.
Have had on the rare occasion issues with the dinner but it was quickly dealt with to my utmost satisfaction - NO complaints
Breakfast ample variety and all of excellent quality, however I do think it's over priced
Rooms is what I would expect from an IGH Crown Plaza[Less]
Great location for travel in the area. Lovely staff[Less]
Good business Hotel
I only had a one night to stay on this visit to Antwerp, and it suited me to be on the outskirts, because that is where this hotel is located.
There is a vibrant local scene outside the hotel, if[More] you look. But if you prefer to eat in, you won't go far wrong.[Less]
Great location and comfortable stay
By DD 2022
Location is great. Easy access from central no stairs. Escalators and then just easy roll to hotel. Supermarket next door and chocolate museum o the left. Jade at check in was the most helpful agent[More] in my 5 week exploration of Belgium and the Netherlands[Less]
good location for visiting the city
special request not respected even if your are a diamond guest ...
confortable bed even if bed sheets are not the best[Less]
Great location, clean and friendly!
Great location near central station, the zoo, china town and many food options. Clean, newly renovated rooms. Nice option to receive cafe credit in place of house keeping. Good breakfast options.[More] Cafe also has nice drink and snack selection.[Less]
staff really friendly and helpfull
room was amazing
breakfast is super and diversified[Less]
Beautiful Oasis in the Middle of the City
Although rooms are small based on American standards, everything we well kept and clean and usable.
The breakfast buffet was a bit costly but turned out to be excellent and have lots of fresh[More] fruit.
Nearby major Metro station also makes this an excellent location![Less]
Hôtel qui sort du lot à Bruxelles
Hôtel au design très sympa, chambre très comfortable. Accueil très sympathique de le part de la réception, mais personnel qui semble débordé (et un serveur à la limite du désagréable) le matin au[More] petit-déjeuner. Il faudrait aussi allonger l’horaire du petit déjeuner le dimanche qui fini trop tôt pour une clientèle week-end qui prends son temps.[Less]