Where to Stay in Brussels, Belgium

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Published/Revised on January 17, 2012·

Whatever your budget and accommodation needs; whether you’re looking for a big name-brand hotel offering traditional comfort, a local hostel, or a modern boutique hotel, there’s a wealth of lodging choices in Belgium’s capital city.  Here are our recommendations for where to stay in Brussels, Belgium:

4-5 Star Hotels

Hotel Metropole
This 19th century five-star hotel is located in the centre of Brussels, just a stones throw away from Brussel’s Grande Place, sophisticated night life, an out-door market, and some of the finest shopping opportunities in Europe. The main reception area and adjacent space is decorated in the historic style of French Renaissance. The hotel has 298 spacious rooms, a gastronomic restaurant, fitness centre, wi-fi and so much more. No coffee and tea making facilities though. The main draw for us is its historic significance and its fantastic, central location.
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Place de Brouckère 31

Le Chatelain All Suite Hotel
This luxury five star Brussels hotel prides itself in maintaining the perfect balance between great comfort, good hospitality and impressive technology. It’s ideally suited for both business and leisure travellers, as it is located near the heart of the city just off Avenue Louise, a wonderful shopping street.  Rooms  include climate controls, soundproofing, security, modem and computer connections, marble bathrooms, and much more. All guests benefit from an on-site  fitness centre. For this much luxury, you will be surprised at the great pricing. We love the value at the Le Chatelain All Suite Hotel, Brussels.
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16 Rue du Chatelain

Crowne Plaza Brussels Le Palace Hotel
This four-star hotel is located right in the core of Brussels, just steps from the Grand Place. The hotel was refurbished in 2006. The 354 guestrooms each offer extensive amenities including, climate controls, minibar, work desk, high speed internet, satellite television, coffee maker, safe, iron, hair dryer, and more. The hotel also offers a gym and sauna for guests.
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Rue Gineste 3

3 Star Hotels

Hotel Bloom!
A three star modern hotel located in central Brussels, Hotel Bloom! is the place to stay if you love contemporary design features and art (think trendy wall stickers and clean lines.) A choice of room sizes are available, quirkely labeled  in sizes from L! to XXL!  All rooms have a coffee / tea machine, fridge, an extra wide TV with iPod connectivity. Plus, there’s free wi-fi throughout the hotel.
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Rue Royale, 250

The Pantone Hotel Brussels
This boutique hotel from the Pantone brand is the place to stay for anyone who loves colour and design. Dubbed “the hotel of colours,” the hotel uses a base colour of white to provide space and light to the building, with each floor decorated in a different colour palette, from subdued and mellow, to bright and vivid. The furniture and fittings are modern and the rooms feature photography from well known Belgian photographer, Victor Levy. Located in the Louise area in the heart of Brussels, it’s ideally suited for exploring all parts of the city.
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1 Place Loix

Aqua Hotel Bruxelles
If you like modern design, you may want to try the new and exciting Aqua Hotel. Located in the trendy Louise and Toison d’or areas of the city, near the historical centre, this comfortable hotel is a great base for a weekend break. All rooms are en-suite, with a flat screen TV, and free wi-fi  is available throughout the hotel, so you can keep in touch or work as required.
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43 Rue de Stassart

 

1-2 Star Hotels

Hotel Albergo
This budget, two star hotel is only 10 minutes from Central Station and close to the metro stations Rogier and Botanique. Located close to Covent Garden, the Madou tower of the European Union, and the Botanical Garden, this hotel is just a short walk to the center of Brussels. The clean, rooms provide practical comfort and breakfast is included in the price.
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Victoria Regina Square 11-12

Monty Small Design Hotel

This unusual hotel claims to have been the first boutique style hotel in Brussels and prides itself on providing contemporary design and hospitality, all within a classic façade. Rooms are comfortable and affordable. It is located in an elegant area within walking distance to the Cinquantenaire Museum and European centre – surrounded by many restaurants and cafes. In addition to the main guest rooms, they also offer three serviced close-by apartments, all with modern conveniences, and full access to hotel facilities and restaurants.
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Boulevard Brand Whitlock 101

Brussels Hostel Louise
This one star hostel is a popular place to stay for those looking for affordable accommodations in the city. It has won awards for the best budget travel accommodation and it features shared rooms and bunk bed dorms, with shared bathrooms. Tea and coffee is served in the morning, with a buffet breakfast available at extra cost. The hostel has a communal lounge with TV and a wireless Internet café.
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82 Boulevard General Jacques

Self-Catering and Guest Houses

RentByNight
These self-catering apartments offer an affordable way to explore the city. Services include: cleaning, bed sheets (+25 €/week for the bed settee and/or the inflatable bed) and towels. Located close to the Grand Place, the apartments sleep one to six people and include a kitchen.
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Rue de la Bourse 42

 

Brussels@Heart
A central Brussels guesthouse in a convenient location, it is not far from Grand Place and is near to restaurants and cafes. Apartments and suites are available with private bathrooms and a kitchenette. The price includes a buffet breakfast and free wi-fi.
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11 Rue Saint Roch 32 Rue Des Commercants

 

Written By Rachel Newcombe for EuropeUpClose.com

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