Hotels in Brussels Centre, Belgium

by Patrick M. Lind
A view of Brussels' historic city centre.

A view of Brussels' historic city centre.

old brussels image by Dmitry Nikolaev from Fotolia.com

Brussels’s city centre is home to a large variety of hotels, allowing travelers to chose according to personal preference. Those who want to experience the city’s rich cultural and architectural heritage at its fullest should look for a historic hotel. Since most of these hotel’s emphasize their long tradition of service and historic interior design, they allow their guests to truly enjoy Brussels’s unique cultural atmosphere.

Hotel Metropole

Visitors who like to surround themselves with a feeling of grandeur should stay at the Hotel Metropole, a 19th-century architectural masterpiece of French Renaissance, Art Nouveau and Empire Style. Its historic landmark facade opens to a sumptuous interior of la Belle Epoque. All rooms feature a genuine historic design; the suites are named after famous musicians and writers and have an aesthetic classiness. The hotel’s dining spaces range from an Indian garden breakfast room, where an a-la-carte breakfast menu is served, to a French restaurant surrounded by Italian baroque design and an elegant fin-de-siecle bar.

Le Plaza Brussels

For fans of the theater, Le Plaza Brussels is situated in the northern part of the city centre, right across from the National Theater and within a short walk from the Theatre de la Place des Martyrs. It resides in a historic French Louis XVI building that has an elegant interior of authentic stucco walls, chandeliers, antiques and large cascade windows. The rooms and suites feature a harmony of natural hues, modern and antique furniture, and paintings. Guests who book the Presidential Suite, the hotel’s most beautiful space, enjoy a panorama of Brussels' rooftops from a sophisticated Parisian interior. The hotel lays out breakfast each morning, complemented with a glass of champagne.

Royal Windsor Hotel Brussels

Guests at the Royal Windsor Hotel Brussels stay next to the Royal Palace of Brussels in the Parc de Bruxelles, the largest park in Brussels's centre. The hotel’s royal interior consists of brocade fabrics, antique furniture and sparkling lights. To fully indulge into this romantic retreat, book either the Suite Dreams or the Love Story Package that comes with an elegant superior room or suite, a bottle of Champagne and a free pay-movie. Guests should also not miss the American Breakfast buffet that offers a rich variety of freshly baked pastries, breakfast rolls, fresh fruits, egg varieties, cold cuts, cheese and homemade jams.

Hotel Amigo Brussels

Hotel Amigo Brussels is situated in a classic Belgium stone townhouse right at the historic Grand Place, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It features a chic urban design that combines contemporary and historic elements enhanced by modern art pieces, colorful fabrics and artsy collectibles. Ask for a room with Grand Place views to experience the expansive Brussels panorama. Guests traveling with kids should book the hotel’s special Family Package that includes connecting bedrooms, a breakfast buffet with Belgium waffles and pancakes, kids books, games, and several family tickets to Brussels's children’s museums. The on-site tea time cafe offers Belgian specialties like homemade Brussels pastries, chocolate mousse, tartlets, exquisite coffee and tea varieties, and champagne.

About the Author

Patrick M. Lind has been freelance writing since 2007 and has worked as an editor and journalist for ChicagoSporting.com. He received a Master of Arts in history from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands and has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Middle East.

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