I had the pleasure to stay in “The Hotel” during my recent visit to Brussels. The Hotel is centrally located in the Boulevard de Waterloo, one of Brussels high-end shopping streets. The Sablon neighbourhood with the antique shops, Belgian chocolatiers and elegant restaurants is right next to the hotel. It is also within walking distance to the city’s main attractions and museums.
As soon as we arrived at the hotel, a porter helped us with our luggage. The lobby area was spacious and minimal with big comfortable sofas. We received a wonderful welcome from the reception staff, who checked us in at no time and explained all the facilities within the hotel.
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We were appointed to a deluxe panorama room located on the 24th floor. The hotel has strict security measures and you can access your floor only with your designated room key, which you have to scan at the elevator. The room was spacious and bright, decorated in earth tones with wooden details. It had all the modern amenities you would expect from a 5 -star property including an HD 40” LED Smart TV, a MediahubTM, a laptop safe, tea and coffee facilities including a Nespresso machine, free high-speed Wi-Fi and lots of outlets which I find very handy as I have many devices to charge. There was also a complimentary minibar with water, beer, wine and chocolate.
The bed was big and very comfortable with luxurious linen, but what really stood out in the room was the big window with the most fantastic views of the city and the Palace of Justice. Under the window, was a leather sofa with a table perfect to sit and enjoy the view. Although I very much enjoy a good view, when I sleep I want the room to be completely dark. I was happy to discover that there were electric shutters that kept they light out during the night.
The open space bathroom had a big shower with a great showerhead, fluffy bathrobes and slippers, C.O. Bigelow toiletries and an excellent hair dryer that actually worked. I also appreciated the full-length mirror available in the room. Other bathroom amenities included a mending kit, a shoe mitt a vanity kit, a shower cap and a sanitary bag.
All the deluxe panorama rooms enjoy access to the Panorama Lounge located on the 24th floor with complimentary drinks, snacks and desserts throughout the day. The Panorama Lounge has panoramic views of the city and is a perfect place to relax and enjoy a coffee or a drink.
After leaving our luggage in the room and enjoying a refreshing juice at the Panorama lounge we went out to explore the numerous attractions of the city. Later in the afternoon when we came back to our room, a welcome box of Pierre Marcolini chocolates and a note from the manager was waiting for us, a very nice gesture.
Other hotel amenities include a state of the art gym and a sauna, with the best views in town, along with a spa. A bar and a restaurant were also available on the ground floor.
Breakfast is served on the ground floor in a spacious area with views over the park. The expansive breakfast buffet included a selection of hot dishes, pastries, cereals, fruits, and freshly squeezed juices. I was impressed by the quality and quantity of products offered.
I absolutely enjoyed my stay at “The Hotel”, the service was impeccable, the staff were courteous and professional, the room was luxurious and it had the best views of Brussels. I would highly recommend “The Hotel” to anyone visiting Brussels either for pleasure or for business.
The Hotel Brussels
Boulevard de Waterloo 38
For more information, visit: http://www.thehotel-brussels.be/en/home.html
I was a guest of “The Hotel” but as always opinions are my own.