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.
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]
Stay at Crown Plaza ANT
Good location, easy access to the BRU airport, Antwerp city. Tank station next door. Time ago I enjoyed a diner in this hotel, quite good. However, the matrass is poor in comparison with Holiday inn,[More] holiday inn express, indigo, kimpton and Hualuxe...also the large size of decoration has a very poor pixel...anyway, personally I will stay in this hotel in future but not recommend this hotel to my friend or business partner.[Less]
By David Oram
Excellent hotel, open car park for our oversized vehicle
Bar and restaurant open,[Less]
The rooms are now even nicer.
By Dutch Virginian
I love this hotel for my stays in Brussels, because the rooms have a wide desk for work after hours, and a large comfortable bed. With the recent upgrades the hotel changed the color scheme to[More] include dark green and gold, with modern decorations. This has dramatically improved the ambiance. In a similar way, the common areas on the ground floor are beautifully refurbished and they have become a pleasure to hang around.[Less]
Good but under renovation
Good service and friendly staff but under limited services due to COVID and renovations. Gym was great![Less]
Fantastic rooms with two Double beds in each room. Lovely night's sleep. And ample parking[Less]
Lovely hotel right off the Motorway offering lots of parking and an OK breakfast[Less]
Excellent Staff and location
Great hotel with excellent staff.
Location only 15min walk to tram system to enable discovery of central Gent.
Only downside, would prefer separate toiletries in bathroom. That's a personal[More] choice.[Less]