New Hotel Charlemagne
Lonely Planet review
This basic place has clean, modern rooms and makes a well-located base in the EU quarter if you need to be close for business. It's in a quiet spot if you want to be out of the city, and is ideal if you're driving, with free garage parking.
The 68 rooms, some with bay windows, are minimally furnished. All the Business/Superior-class rooms are recently renovated and each now has a classy slate-grey feature wall and art nouveau artwork. The Comfort-class rooms are ordinary but adequate. A passageway at each room's entrance leads to a neat, spacious bathroom (if you're looking for the bathroom light switch, it's in the passageway) and then opens out to the sleeping areas, which works well to enhance the feeling of space. Nonsmoking floors are available. Muzak pipes through the orange and blue colour-schemed breakfast room (the hot and cold buffet breakfast is extra), and there's an impressively well-stocked bar for a nightcap or two. Despite its business address, the Charlemagne's very family-friendly.
Services & facilities
- Express check-out
- Room service (24 hours)
- Tours/ticket assistance
- 24-hour front desk
- Free Wi-Fi
- Pets allowed
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Smoke-free property
- Free parking (limited spaces)
- Free parking
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
Location. New Hotel Charlemagne is a business-friendly hotel located in Brussels's European Quarter neighborhood, close to European Commission Headquarters, European Union Parliament Building, and Parlamentarium. Additional points of interest include NATO Headquarters and Museum of Musical Instruments - Old England Building.
Hotel Features. New Hotel Charlemagne features a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. The hotel serves buffet breakfasts each morning in the breakfast room (surcharges apply). This 4-star property has a business center. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. For a surcharge, shuttle services include a roundtrip airport shuttle and an area shuttle. Complimentary guest parking is limited, and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional property amenities include tour/ticket assistance, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. This is a smoke-free property. A total renovation of this property was completed in September 2012.
Guestrooms. 68 guestrooms at New Hotel Charlemagne feature minibars and safes. Bathrooms feature hair dryers. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. In addition to desks, guestrooms offer direct-dial phones. Televisions have satellite channels and TV Internet access (surcharge). Rooms also include windows that open. Guests may request irons/ironing boards and wake-up calls. Housekeeping is available daily.