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Where to Stay in Brussels, Belgium

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Where to stay in Brussels

Best place to Stay in Brussels for tourists

Brussels has 19 main municipalities, but the most important tourist attractions are to be found in the following Brussels’ neighborhoods: Brussels-City, Ixelles, Saint-Gilles, Schaerbeek, and Koekelberg. The Metro in Brussels lets you explore the sights easily though, so finding the best area to stay in Brussels mainly depends on your personal preference and budget.

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 in Brussels

Hotel Brussels

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The Hotel Brussels located in the city center and not far from the Hotel des Monnaies/Munthof Metro Station. It is close to the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Place Royale and the Palais de justice de Bruxelles is a short stroll away.
The modern rooms include movies-on-demand, a flat-screen TV and a mini bar. The hotel also has several connecting rooms to accommodate families.  The hotel offers a steam bath and a sauna as well as a gym.
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38 Boulevard De Waterloo
Brussels City Centre

Hotel Metropole
Where to stay in Brussels - Best area to stay in BrusselsThis 19th-century five-star hotel is located in the center of Brussels, just stone’s throw away from Brussel’s Grande Place, sophisticated nightlife, an outdoor 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 on maintaining the perfect balance between great comfort, good hospitality, and impressive technology. It’s ideally suited for both business and leisure travelers, 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 center. 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, hairdryer, and more. The hotel also offers a gym and sauna for guests.
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Rue Gineste 3

3 Star Hotels in Brussels

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, quirkily 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 in Brussels for anyone who loves color and design. Dubbed “the hotel of colors,” the hotel uses a base color of white to provide space and light to the building, with each floor decorated in a different color 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 center of Brussels, this comfortable hotel is a great base for a weekend break. All rooms are en-suite, 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

Budget Hotels in Brussels

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

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

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


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Saturday 24th of May 2014

[...] The major cities offer both backpacker-style accommodation, rental apartments, and hotels.  A popular choice seems to be the ubiquitous bed and breakfast, which offers reasonable rates and a hearty breakfast is a great way to start the day. For a few of our recommendations in Brussels see Where to Stay in Brussels [...]

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