Brussels is a prominent European city with a long and varied history and is an excellent base for a cultural trip. There are dozens of world-class museums and galleries to explore as well as bars and restaurants galore and many excellent shopping and retail opportunities for shopaholics! Brussels boasts an excellent number of luxury hotels, with many of the most prestigious options being located off the main squares like Grand Place, Ste Catherine and St Gery. Here are some elegant options that luxury lovers are sure to appreciate.
As a strong contender for the grandest hotel in the whole of Brussels, Steigenberger Wiltcher’s boasts a rich history and stunning décor combined with first rate amenities. This establishment originally opened its doors in 1913 and although the amenities have been modernised over the years, much of the imposing and regal style has been preserved. The Aspria spa is the perfect place to unwind in style as it comes complete with an infinity edged swimming pool, a team room and a sauna. There are 42 different suites to choose from, which the 320 square metre Royal Suite being the grandest of them all.
Hotel Amigo Brussels
The first choice for the rich and famous when they visit Brussels, the Hotel Amigo is renowned for its large and lavish breakfasts. This luxurious establishment can be found right next door to the Grand Palace and boasts fittings and amenities that are fit for royalty. The staff are very attentive and are always ready and willing to cater to the every whim of guests. There are several different levels of luxurious suites to choose from and luxury loving families are sure to appreciate the Tintin Suite, while the very top option is the is the Armand Blaton Suite, which boasts a huge rooftop terrace where guests can unwind and soak up stunning city views.
NH Collection Brussels Grand Sablon
Situated right on Grand Sablon Square, this contemporary luxury hotel is just a short stroll from a large number of enticing historic attractions. Accessing this establishment as well as the rest of the city is especially easy, as the Central Railway Station can be found just four hundred metres away. Guests are treated to complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, while the reception desk is open around the clock. Both the Premium Double and Junior suites provide beautiful views of the square from their picture windows, while the rooms are set with huge and very comfortable beds as well as spacious en suite bathrooms.
Sofitel Brussels Europe
Set right on the pretty Place Jourdan, the Sofitel Brussels Jordan provides guests with the opportunity to discover one of the city’s most interesting neighbourhoods. This establishment mainly caters to business travellers who have a taste for the finer things in life and there are excellent business facilities to take advantage of. However, class and style have definitely not been forgotten and the huge atrium features a stunning water-over-glass fountain, while there is also a large and very comfortable library for guests to unwind in. The hotel is famous for its modern gastronomy combined with plenty of gourmet touches, while the Luxury rooms and suites boast large bathtubs and separate showers.
People who want the chance to shop until they drop are sure to love the setting of this hotel on Avenue Louise, which is lined with a number of chic shops. The Warwick Brussels combines contemporary chic with plenty of traditional charm, while guests can be sure that they will receive a very warm welcome. The onsite restaurant is popular with both guests and residents of Brussels and serves traditional Belgian cuisine with a contemporary twist in a very elegant setting. The Renaissance-inspired courtyard garden is the perfect place to unwind while sipping a cocktail or two at the end of the day, while there are 99 guestrooms to choose from in total including the exclusive Barsley Suite.
Pillows Grand Hotel Place Rouppe
This recently renovated hotel is located less than 500 metres from the Grand Palace as well as a number of other impressive attractions. There are just 43 guestrooms to choose from, which gives the hotel an intimate and exclusive feel. The Living – Resto & Winebar is a great place to unwind after spending the day exploring the city and guests can take a seat beside the fireplace and indulge in a drink or two. The onsite restaurant is decorated in the same grand style as the rest of the hotel and offers guests the chance to sample a large selection of classic Belgian dishes that are served with a modern twist and plenty of flare by the attentive waiters.
Hilton Brussels Grand Place
Walking into the Hilton Brussels Grand Place is an impressive experience as guests are treated to a huge crystal and gold chandelier, sweeping staircases and marble flooring in the huge reception area. This perfectly sets the tone for the rest of the hotel, which embraces luxury to the full. The hotel has been arranged so that each of the comfortable guestrooms and spacious suites provides views of the city from their picture windows and balconies. The King suite is the most luxurious option and guests are treated to sixty square metres of pure opulence from the huge comfortable bed to the marble en suite bathroom.