Best Hotels in Brussels, Belgium
We list the best hotels in Brussels as recommended by the most popular travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews. The ratings you see are an aggregate from several platforms and is always higher than 4 out of 5 stars. Our ratings are to be trusted as they include both customer reviews and expert opinions.
Brussels is the de jure capital of Belgium; the Brussels-Capital Region is located in the Central portion of the country, taking a part of the French Community of Belgium and the Flemish Community of Belgium. As a result of this unique location, Brussels is an important city in Belgium.
The city is a major center of international politics and has been the home of several international organizations, diplomats, civil servants and politicians. Brussels is also the de facto capital of the European Union, making it an important political center. As of 2016, Brussels is ranked the 20th largest capital city of the European Union.
Brussels holds an important distinction of being one of the greenest capitals in Europe making it a naturally beautiful city. Numerous parks and gardens are littered throughout the city of Brussels while the Sonian Forest was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017.
Several tourist attractions such as the Northern Quarter business district, Brussels City Hall, Mont des Arts, Royal Palace of Brussels, Congress Colum and Grand Place are located in the city. Other tourist attractions and landmarks include St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral and Cinquantenaire Park.
If you like our list of design hotels in Brussels, then you should also check out our selection of boutique hotels in Paris or luxury hotels in Amsterdam.
What are the best neighborhoods to stay in Brussels?
Brussels is the capital city of Belgium that consists of 19 municipalities and has an elaborate history of being the center to Roman occupation.
Some of the best neighborhoods in Brussels are:
Brussels centre neighborhood is the perfect place for young professionals due to its hip culture and reasonable cost of living. The neighborhood is the home to chic cafes, antique shops and art galleries. The neighborhood is also among the largest pedestrianised zones in Europe.
Ixelles is a neighborhood that is popular with the expats and it falls into different regions Bois de la Cambre that leads to the abbey area and leafy ponds, stylish Châtelain is noted for its café culture, Avenue Louise is known for its upmarket restaurants and shops, and Chaussée d’Ixelles has the Matongé.
Etterbeek is a neighborhood that is replete with strikingly beautiful streets lined with early 20th-century townhouses. The neighborhood has awesome public transport facilities and accommodates a wide range of European institutions. The area has schools and cultural areas at l’Espace Entrée Libre, Théâtre Yvan Baudouin-Lesly Bunton, Théâtre St-Michel, and l’Espace Senghor.
Saint-Josse-ten-Noode is a neighborhood that is called as 'commune with many faces' and is one of the smallest communes in the city. It has several attractions such as Nouveau Quartier Nord, Place Madou, Place Rogier and Baroque L’église Saint-Josse.
Schaerbeek is a neighborhood in the northern part of the city that is a melting pot of art, architecture, cultures, food, and living places. The neighborhood has green spaces, open streets, cultural centres, sporting facilities, schools, and shops.