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.
Timely Airport shuttle and closeby to corporate village
The hotel served the purpose of the trip which was for business purpose. It is situated near to the corporate village and had shuttle services to the nearby office buildings. Shuttle service was[More] prompt and timely, although had some trouble at the airport to identify the right spot to wait for the shuttle.
Bar and restaurant was ok - food was not particularly fantastic. Limited amenities around the hotel area as it was far from the city and had only the airport shuttle which has trains connecting to the city (but with additional surcharge to travel out to the city 14Euros for 1 way to the city!).
Airport shuttle had early service timings from 4am (Jul to Sept) which helped for those with early flights.[Less]
good hotel with friendly staff and nice roomes
It's a good hotel close to the airport and offers a shuttle service to and from the airport. Staff is very welcoming and rooms are well equipped. Excellent breakfast buffet.[Less]
By Anila Shiju
It was good experience .
I’m already registered IHG Rewards Club Members but I feel nothing special
Please add some Indian dishes to your restaurant.[Less]
Check-in was fast and friendly. Other hotels should visit this hotel to see how the job is done. Staff here are so friendly to talk to and very caring.
Rooms are small but clean and of course being[More] a new hotel in top condition. Comfortable mattress and USB right next to the bed. Large TV but few English channels. Nice bathroom with shower but would have preferred more water pressure. This could be local laws though.
Daily room service that at times was done during breakfast, Very fast and efficient.
Breakfast was nothing special. Not as good as American HIE's. Except for hard boiled eggs and toaster nothing hot. One day the bananas put out were not very fresh.
The location is amazing. Near many subways and where all the restaurants and shopping are. However, it's off the main part so more quiet.
The BEST HIE I've stayed at for the service factor and location. Actually one of the BEST of any hotels I've stayed at for the service factor and I've stayed at a lot including high end hotels.[Less]
Great hotel experience with great service and a perfect location.[Less]
Comfortable and clean
Very good prestations. Very good location close to commodities and the most important places to visit.[Less]
Great location easy to find and staff are welcoming
By NB Dublin
Great find. This is just off centre but as a result easy to park near or access by train too from the airport.
Rooms were good and clean.
Staff are good and welcoming and great assistance provided.[Less]
Clean hotel, friendly staff
Had a nice stay in a business trip. Second time at the hotel and greeted by the friendly team.
Would benefit from different pillows in room or at least option of small/ thin pillow.
If you stay[More] near the elevators you can hear the bird noises from the audio which plays on repeat which can become a bit annoying[Less]
Remarkable stay in Brussels
This was a great experience for me and my family in the lovely city of Brussels, the team was very welcoming and I had one of the best hotels reception experience, I came from a very long and[More] complicated trip and the team was able to simplify all the check in experience.