Hotel Metropole Hotel 5 star
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31 Place de Brouckere 1000 Bruxelles Brussels, Belgium -
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Established in 1894, the Metropole is considered to be one of the capital's rare palaces, even if this notion doesn't really exist in Belgium. A historical hotel, it has seen several eras pass by, as witnessed in its eclectic decor: French Renaissance, Empire, Italian Baroque, Art Nouveau, Art Déco, Louis XVI and even Contemporary Classic! The icing on the cake though is its gourmet restaurant, of which you should take full advantage (unless your wallet prevents it!).

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    Location 8.52 /10

    The hotel is located at number 31 Place de Brouckère. The metro station with the same name is just in front of the hotel and the Grand Place is only 10 minutes away on foot. It takes 15 minutes to get from the hotel to Bruxelles Midi (the main train station), from where the Thalys arrives and departs, directly from De Brouckère station.

    Accommodation 9.70 /10

    With 298 accommodation units (including 15 suites), the Metropole is considered one of the 'giants' of Brussels. Its hallways (4.3 mi in total!) and guest rooms are equally impressive. With an average surface area of 26m², they provide more than enough space to hold all of their 5 star equipment: free mini-bar, flat-screen television, trouser press, safe and a spacious bathroom with a phone, Metropole hospitality products, combs, bathrobes and a shower.
    As for the decor, the tastes follow the Metropole style! Empire, Italian Baroque, Art Nouveau, Louis XVI, Contemporary Classic... It's up to you choose which style suits you best. It might be interesting to know that Annie Cordy opted for an Art Nouveau suite when she was here! Every year, between 10 and 30 rooms are entirely revamped. Dreamt up by an in-house office, they offer a trendy decor created by using noble materials, such as leather and silk. One of the rooms has an ultra trendy bathroom that opens on to bedroom.

    Overview 8.95 /10

    It's hard to imagine what is hidden within the 'Metropole' (famous as it is), its listed façade hidden by the blinds of the neighbouring cafes. Considered a must-see in Brussels, the Metropole reveals its secrets bit by bit. The entire ground floor (which is also listed) boasts the most noble of materials: marble, leather sofas, a large wooden counter, chandeliers, gilding, stained glass windows... Several eras are brought together here. The lobby has been decorated in an Italian Renaissance style, a sort of Belle Epoque museum where it's fun to just loiter around.
    Despite its mature age, the hotel keeps up with the latest trends, seen in the video cameras installed in the entrance hall and the yearly renovations. Once the bar was finished, the establishment was planning on creating some new suites at the end of 2010 and perhaps a spa somewhere down the line. In the meantime, guests can spend their free time in the gym or business centre, where 5 computers are available for use free of charge.

    Food and drink 9.20 /10

    Although the walls of the famous Metropole café still belong to the hotel, its management was transferred to an external company. There is also another bar, Le 19ème, open from 10:30am to 2:00am during the week and 3:30pm to 2:00am on Sundays. As for the cuisine, the Metropole really goes all out. Open for lunch and dinner (but closed on Mondays, Sundays, and bank holidays) its Alban Chambon restaurant offers fine cuisine in an Italian Baroque setting that is absolutely divine. Created by a French chef, the dishes are characterised by a small exotic touch that makes all the difference. A special mention must be made of the succulent frozen tapenade added to the homemade gaspacho. Guests will love discovering the Indian garden, which actually serves as the breakfast room. Formerly a reading room, it mixes a classical style (tiling) with an exotic one (ornaments, frescoes, sunshades).

    To know

    The historic Metropole opened in 1894 with a café run by the Wielemans Ceuppens. Once they saw there was a demand for it, they opened the hotel a year later, calling in architect Alban Chambon who teamed up with a well-known decorator. Three eras have marked the life of the hotel: the construction of the café and the reception in 1895, the creation of the bar in 1930, and the extension after the war, explaining the different styles displayed in the hotel. Today, the stars of the moment choose to stay at the Métropole when they come to Brussels. The 'palace' is also regularly used as a location for shooting films. For example, young songbird Joyce Jonathon filmed her first music video inside this hotel.

    Equipment

    • Shuttle bus
    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      beauty salon, sauna, keep fit, spa, Turkish bath, wellness

    • Sports equipment

      gym, fitness, sports

    • Animals allowed
    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • The free mini-bar in all of the guest rooms
    • The history of the establishment
    • The gourmet restaurant
    • The different styles of the rooms

    disadvantages

    • The unequal sizes and lack of views of some rooms
    • The rates
    • The hallways are not well sound-proofed

    Traveller Reviews

    16
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    • Denis B. Denis B.  
      19 Opinions
      • Package deals in août 2018 Posted on 2019-04-04 En couple - 3 à 5 nuitées (Chambre avec vue)

        magnifique! Un hall extraordinaire dans l'esprit rococo où tout respire un luxe suranné avec un personnel à la hauteur de l'établissement. Chambre magnifique, grande,salle de bain en marbre et toilettes séparées. A deux pas de la grand place, au pied du metro. Je recommande de prendre le petit déjeuner à l'hôtel ,tout est frais,bon et varié;Nous avons été ravis de notre séjour ! En réservant à l'avance nous avons eu un prix très très compétitif .

      • Advantages

        situation centrale;beauté de l'établissement et de la chambre; Un bar dans L'hôtel magnifique et aux tarifs très abordables

      • Disavantages

        je n'en vois aucun tout était parfait

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      • Overall Score 9.80/10
    • Jeanne B. Jeanne B.  
      0 Opinions
      • Package deals in mai 2014 Posted on 2015-09-10 En couple - 2 nuitées (Chambre avec vue)

        merveilleu feerique ont as été transporter dans une autre epoque carrément

      • Advantages

        le depaysement total dans cet hoel etoilee

      • Disavantages

        aucuns inconvenient c été trop beau

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      • Overall Score 9.25/10
    •  Anonyme. Anonyme.  
      0 Opinions
      • Package deals in août 2015 Posted on 2015-09-09 En couple - 3 à 5 nuitées (Chambre avec vue)

        Bon hotel, le séjour s'est bien passé, lit confortable.

      • Advantages

        Le personnel est accueillant, les chambres sont propres.

      • Disavantages

        Ras.

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      • Overall Score 8.50/10
      • Package deals in mars 2015 Posted on 2015-09-09 Affaire - 3 à 5 nuitées (Appartement/Chalet)

        trés bel hotel j'adore

      • Advantages

        tout es propre et acceuillant

      • Disavantages

        rien a redire de particulier

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      • Overall Score 5.00/10
    •  Anonyme. Anonyme.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in décembre 2014 Posted on 2015-09-08 En couple - 2 nuitées (Chambre avec vue)

        Weekend surprise dans un hôtel cinq étoiles! Emerveillée dès l'entrée, tapis rouge. On entre dans un autre monde, les matières nobles, l'accueil,le personnel chaleureux, même pour des clients comme nous. Un ascenseur et unescalier magnifique qui vous permet d'accéder à votre suite. Et alors là, cette suite, immense, magnifique, merveilleuse, un coin salon, un bureau, le papier à lettre à entête.. Tout y est. L'attention poussée jusqu'à la bonne bouteille de vin. La suite possède un coffre fort.

      • Advantages

        La situation géographique idéale, proche du centre. Un restaurant gastronomique.

      • Disavantages

        Le prix peut être un frein, mais cela e vaut la peine pour une nuit inoubliable

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      • Overall Score 9.25/10
      • Package deals in février 2013 Posted on 2015-03-14 En couple - 1 nuitée (Chambre sans vue)

        Superbe hôtel, plein de souvenir où on peut rencontrer au détour d'un couloir un artiste...

      • Advantages

        Type belle époque, mobilier est beau...

      • Disavantages

        Toute belle chose à un coût et cet hôtel reste malgré tout hors de prix

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      • Overall Score 8.75/10
    • Melissa P. Melissa P.  
      5 Opinions
      • Package deals in mars 2013 Posted on 2014-08-04 En couple - 3 à 5 nuitées (Chambre avec vue)

        Très bel hôtel, mais un peu vieillissant.

      • Advantages

        Le hall, les couloirs et l'ascenceur sont magnifiques

      • Disavantages

        Très cher, même pour boire juste un verre au bar.

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      • Overall Score 8.00/10
    • Lucas B. Lucas B.  
      18 Opinions
      • Package deals in mars 2014 Posted on 2014-07-31 En couple - 2 nuitées (Chambre avec vue)

        Hotel fabuleux! Très bon confort, une équipe à votre service et un grand luxe pour un tarif très abordable.

      • Advantages

        Très bien situé, grand confort, un petit déjeuner spectaculaire!

      • Disavantages

        Hotel un peu vieillissant malgré tout... mais cela fait partie de son charme.

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      • Overall Score 9.25/10
    • Elena M. Elena M.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in septembre 2012 Posted on 2014-04-20 En couple - 3 à 5 nuitées (Chambre sans vue)

        Très bon hôtel ! Très bien placé, au centre, luxueux, très accueillant, petit déjeuner excellent. Aucun inconvénient, rien à redire! Possibilité de trouver des bons plans :)

      • Advantages

        - Service / Conseil - Proximité centre ville - Confort - Accueil - Prix attractifs si bons plans

      • Disavantages

        - Aucun pour ma part :)

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      • Overall Score 9.60/10
      • Package deals in février 2014 Posted on 2014-02-21 En couple - 2 nuitées (Chambre avec vue)

        Hotel fastueux ,accueil chaleureux,chambre luxueuse et tres agréable, un séjour innoubliable, en somme

      • Advantages

        Luxe Vue Accueil Disponibilité du personnel

      • Disavantages

        Bruit dans le Hall attente entre les plats au restaurant

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      • Overall Score 7.71/10
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