All recommended hotels in Brussels
Address 19 Rue de Londres (Ixelles)
Philippe Guilmin, the proprietor of the Chambres en Ville, has been opening the doors of his spacious four-story home for more than a decade.
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Address Rue Du Lombard 35 (Grand Place)
Combining two-star comfort with the hospitality of a family-run establishment, the Hotel La Legende is a sparkling gem in the heart of the city. Within a 10 minutes’ walk from major tourist attractions and train stations, it provides a good base for both tourists and business traveler.
Address Boulevard Emile Jacqmain 110 (Ste. Catherine)
The three-star Queen Anne is a 60-room budget alternative to design hotels, located close to Sainte Catherine and Gare du Nord. The staff comes across as courteous and professional without trying too hard, and the airy lobby has cozy seating, free Internet stations and a small bar. Best of all, it’s very reasonably priced.
Address Rue d'Angleterre 2 - 20 (Near Gare du Midi)
The three-star Ibis Gare du Midi, which faces Brussels’ main train station, is a mammoth 225-room chain hotel. Orderly and bright, it does what business hotels are supposed to do, offering very clean, comfortable rooms at an appealing rates.
Address Rue de la Sablonnière 30, (Near Gare du Nord)
Situated close to tram and subway lines, the clean, comfortable 46-room Jacques Brel Hostel is a good base for budget-conscious travelers.
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Address Rue Berckmans 124 (St. Gilles)
The three-star Les Bluets Hotel is more of a friendly guesthouse than it is a hotel. With its rustic charm, amiable proprietor and floral prints, Les Bluets is an ideal hotel for vacationers looking for a piece of old European charm. (It’s kind of like staying with the Belgian aunt you never had.)
Address Bd. Adolphe Max 107 (Near Gare du Nord)
The Max Hotel, situated on a busy shopping street in central Brussels, is a cool, modern and unapologetically basic budget hotel. Though technically a one-star hotel (quote the Web site: “who cares?”), its uncluttered design easily exceeds those of most two- and three-star establishments. It’s also super-clean and comfortable—not to mention conveniently located.