Lonely Planet review
Built in 1917 and operating as the Hotel Siru since 1932, this distinctive turreted building is actually part of the Comfort Hotel chain. Don't be deceived: none of the 101 rooms here are alike - or like anything you'll find anywhere else.
Touting itself as the first 'museum-hotel' in the world, some would describe it as an 'art & dream gallery' - here you sleep with angels, or wake to cockatoos hiding amid the jungle. In the 1980s the late owner began commissioning 130 cutting-edge Belgian artists to go to town on the place... and they did. Each room, as well as the public areas, features contemporary works, from framed prints to murals, classic Belgian comic-strip art to 3-D papier-mâché sculptures protruding from the walls and ceiling. As well as unique art pieces, there's also a small framed profile of each artist in the rooms, such as that of Jean-Marie Boomputte, whose tightrope walkers sculpture is now something of an icon. Except the seven octagonal rooms in the front tower, most rooms here are definitely on the small side. This is a 100% nonsmoking hotel.
Services & facilities
- Multilingual staff
- 24-hour front desk
- Free Wi-Fi
- Internet point
- Fitness facilities
- Arcade/game room
- American express
- Parking nearby
- Smoke-free property (fines apply)
- Smoke-free property
Location. Hôtel Siru is located in Brussels's Brussels North - Rogier Square neighborhood, close to City 2 Shopping Mall, Center for the Belgian Comic Strip, and Cathedral of St. Michael. Nearby points of interest also include La Grande Place and Manneken Pis Statue.
Hotel Features. Recreational amenities include a fitness facility. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas and the hotel has an Internet point. A bar/lounge is open for drinks. The hotel serves continental breakfasts each morning (surcharges apply). For a surcharge, shuttle services include an area shuttle, a shopping center shuttle, and a train station pick-up service. Additional property amenities include an arcade/game room, multilingual staff, and an elevator (lift). This is a smoke-free property. A total renovation of this property was completed in 2011.
Guestrooms. 101 guestrooms at Hôtel Siru feature hair dryers. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. In addition to desks, guestrooms offer phones. Flat-screen televisions have cable channels. Guests may request irons/ironing boards.