The hotel is located on place Rouppe, a stone’s throw away from the Anneessens metro station, a couple of stops from Bruxelles midi (Zuidstation). This means that the city centre is easily accessible, as are various European institutions. In contrast to my previous stays near Rogier, I enjoyed being able to go for dinner on foot.
The hotel’s appearance is modern, but I was struck by two oddities: a sit-down reception, which is nice for the employees, but not so much if you have luggage, and a non-automated door (again, not so convenient with luggage).
My room was on the top floor, with a narrow and slighty smelly corridor leading to it. The first surprise was the TV, which turned itself on when I put the key card in its slot. There was however sufficient space in the room, a free bottle of water, easily accessible wifi and a large and comfortable bed. The bedroom was also very quiet at night. The very small bathroom was more of a let down, especially with the shower’s tendency to leak.
For a hotel which styles itself as a luxury hotel and one of the cosiest hotels in Brussels, the breakfast was a big disappointment. Disinterested employees hover in the background, while you are left with poor quality produce and filter coffee.
At 333 euros for two nights, the price was certainly luxurious. I will have to look for other options in the treacherous world of Brussels hotels.
- Place Rouppe 17 / Rouppeplein 17 1000 Brussels, Belgium
- +32 (0) 22 040 040