Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Brussels
Lonely Planet review
True, it's part of a corporate chain, and true, the building's state-of-the-art circa 1989, but this hotel has a near endless list of one-off features, including one of Belgium's most celebrated destination restaurants, Sea Grill, and a walk-in humidor where regulars have their own security code and cigar boxes.
It's hard to grasp, but the hotel's stark art deco facade hides a staggering 281 rooms stacked around its vast central atrium. Sail up the glass lift (close your eyes if you suffer from vertigo) to your very classy, light-filled room or suite. The suites are themed and feature multi-jet showers, and swags of amenities including multi-national power points. Be sure to have a drink at Bar Dessiné, which serves between 250 to 300 varieties of single malt Scotch whisky including a 40-year-old Bowmore that's kept under gold padlock and key above the bar. Female execs doing business in Brussels can request a 'ladies' room' with additional security (proximity to lifts, held calls), make-up remover and manicure set, satin bathrobes, a pillow menu and escapist mags. Buffet breakfast is served in wood-clad Pebblewood Corner. Staff are among the friendliest and most genuine in town.
Services & facilities
- Smoke-free property
- Multilingual staff
- Tour assistance
- 24-hour front desk
- Room service (24 hours)
- Express check-out
- Express check-in
Bureau de Change/ATM
- Currency exchange
- Air-conditioned public areas
- Valet parking
- Pets allowed
- Limo or town car service available
- Free Wi-Fi
- Concierge desk
- Laundry facilities
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Massage - spa treatment room(s)
Location. Located in central Brussels, Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Brussels is a business-friendly hotel within walking distance of Cathedral of St. Michael, Brussels City Hall, and La Grande Place. Nearby points of interest also include Center for the Belgian Comic Strip and Manneken Pis Statue.
Hotel Features. Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Brussels features a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include a sauna. This 4-star property has a business center and offers a meeting/conference room, secretarial services, and a technology helpdesk. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. This Brussels property has event space consisting of banquet facilities, a ballroom, and exhibit space. Wedding services, limo/town car service, translation services, and tour assistance are available. Guest parking is limited, and available on a limited first-come, first-served basis (surcharge). Additional property amenities include multilingual staff, laundry facilities, and currency exchange. This is a smoke-free property.
Guestrooms. 281 air-conditioned guestrooms at Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Brussels feature minibars and coffee/tea makers. Beds come with premium bedding. All rooms include separate sitting areas and desks. Bathrooms feature handheld showerheads. They also offer makeup/shaving mirrors, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. In addition to complimentary newspapers and safes, guestrooms offer multi-line phones with voice mail. Televisions have pay movies. Also included are windows that open and blackout drapes/curtains. Guests may request in-room massages, irons/ironing boards, and hypo-allergenic bedding. A nightly turndown service is offered and housekeeping is available daily.