Top 20 Cool and Unique Hotels in Brussels 2023

Mostly known for its beer, chocolate, and beautiful historic architecture, Brussels doesn’t shout about itself like other major European cities but still has more than plenty to offer. It also has quite a collection of edgy and artistically designed hotels. From quirky-chic boutiques to modern and minimalistic, here are my favourite cool and unique hotels in Brussels, Belgium...

Our Top 3 Best Cool and Unusual Hotels
nhow Brussels Bloom l Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled
Best For Millennials and Gen Zs
nhow Brussels Bloom
Moxy Brussels City Center l Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled
Best For Fun Vibe
Moxy Brussels City Center
Urban Yard Hotel l Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled
Best For Instagrammable Decor
Urban Yard Hotel
Best For Millennials and Gen Zs

nhow Brussels Bloom

nhow Brussels Bloom - an unparallel art-themed hotel

nhow Brussels Bloom an unparallel art themed hotel2 l Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled
‘Stay away from the ordinary’ is the slogan of this hip hotel, situated on the inner cusp of the suburb of Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, close to the Botanique Cultural Centre and metro station. You are in the heart of the action here, a 10-minute walk from The Gare du Nord railway and a 20-minute walk from the Grand Place and Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts.

The concrete and glass exterior welcomes you into a dynamic accommodation experience, with contemporary art dotted throughout and a spacious foyer adorned with street art, long sofas, and stylish seating.

Each of the 305 rooms has been designed to resemble an art gallery, with bespoke decorations and locally-inspired artwork stylishly placed on walls. Furthermore, many guestrooms on the hotel’s upper floors offer panoramic, artistic city views. They all include a television, a safe, a hairdryer, a mini-fridge, tea and coffee-making facilities, and complimentary mineral water.

From indulgent breakfasts to opulent nightcaps, the hotel also provides a beautiful selection of dining options, with pastries, bread, yogurts, and fruit for Breakfast and waffles in the waffle van.

In the evening, street food is always on the menu here, where guests can taste global flavors before sampling the cocktails in the trendy Bar.

Every floor in this hotel is home to a different theme, meaning guests can choose an option to suit their mood.


Artistic ambience

Scenic city views

The bar-restaurant has seven different themes

Eco-friendly accommodation


The air con can be temperamental

Parking is extra

Some noise from outside

Best For Fun Vibe

Moxy Brussels City Center

Moxy Brussels City Center - an ultra-creative and stylish hotel

Moxy Brussels City Center an ultra creative and stylish hotel1 l Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled
Unleash your inner adventurer at Moxy Brussels City Centre, where contemporary design meets vibrant energy. This stylish hotel is in the heart of Brussels, close to the Grand Place and the Place Royale, ready to captivate your senses and redefine your travel experience.

As you enter the bright and open lobby adorned with contemporary furniture, you’ll discover the “Plug and Meet” gathering areas, equipped with modern ergonomic seating, large writing walls, and impressive 56-inch televisions for dynamic presentations.

The bedrooms feature marvellous views over the city, with many providing private balconies. They range from the standard Moxy Sleeper to the Moxyfied Family Sleeper, which has a private balcony. Further, in-room amenities include flat-screen TVs, built-in USB ports, and free Wi-Fi.

When it comes to dining, Moxy Brussels City Centre has you covered. Start your day with a healthy continental breakfast, and in the evening, head to the Moxy Bar, a vibrant social hub where you can unwind with expertly crafted cocktails as you connect with fellow travellers.

The Fifty One Restaurant also serves signature dishes and delightful Sunday brunches, offering outdoor seating with stunning city views. And for those fitness enthusiasts, Moxy Brussels City Centre offers the Moxy GYM 24/7.

Moxy Brussels City Centre is more than just a hotel; it’s an experience that blends style, comfort, and a vibrant social scene.


Eclectic ambience

Awe-inspiring views of the city

Fantastic Moxy Gym 24/7

Plug and Meet contemporary ergonomic workspace


No wardrobe in guest rooms

No parking

No fridges in the rooms

Best For Instagrammable Decor

Urban Yard Hotel

Urban Yard Hotel - a greenery boutique hotel

Urban Yard Hotel a greenery boutique hotel1 l Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled

A hidden gem of boutique hospitality, Urban Yard sits just a stone’s throw away from the Gare du Midi station, awaiting guests on the enchanting square de l’Aviation.

As you step inside this beautifully renovated old building, prepare to be captivated, where character and light come together in perfect harmony. The stunning bow window with its curved glass immediately fills the space with an uplifting ambiance, setting the tone for an unforgettable stay.

Designed by the renowned Michel Penneman, each of the 77 rooms at Urban Yard Hotel exudes its unique charm. You can opt for the Florist Room, the Gardener Room, or the Botanist Room, where the wallpaper showcases Brussels’ iconic tourist attractions brought to life through your smartphone’s ‘Admented’ application. Impeccably decorated and featuring a flat-screen HDTV, these rooms provide a sanctuary of comfort and style.

For Breakfast, you can choose from a tempting international buffet or treat yourself to the exquisite creations of the in-house chef from the à la carte menu. With a culinary journey to fuel your urban adventures, you’ll start your day on the perfect note.

Whether you’re a leisure traveler seeking the charms of Brussels or a business traveler needing a stylish retreat, this boutique haven promises an extraordinary stay.


Botanical ambience

The scenic interior of the hotel

Exquisite Japanese garden

It encompasses two beautiful Art Nouveau townhouses


Some noise from outside

No parking

No coffee machine in the rooms

Best For Quirky-chic

B&B Hôtel Brussels Centre Louise

B&B Hôtel Brussels Centre Louise - a trendy and chic B&B

BB Hotel Brussels Centre Louise a trendy and chic BB1 l Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled

Whether traveling with your partner, family, or friends, discovering this European capital is accessible at this gorgeous B&B, mere steps from the trendy, chic shops of the famous Avenue Louise. Within a 10-minute walk, you can visit the Blue Tower, the Louise Tower, and the former Octroi pavilions at the Porte de Namur.

The hotel’s design mirrors the surrounding area, graced by many neo-classical and Art Nouveau buildings.

Queen-size beds, a duvet to meet everyone’s needs, and flat-screen TVs compliment the chic, designer furniture in the guestrooms. Blackout curtains and air-conditioning enhance the sense of comfort. You can even book a family room to add extra beds if you travel with your little ones.

Breakfast here consists of sweet and savory delicacies, various pieces of bread, fruit juices, cereals, fresh fruit and yogurts, scrambled eggs, and bacon. After a long day at work or before heading out on the town in the evening, the hotel bar is the perfect place to unwind, with a great selection of hot and cold drinks and snacks.

If you’re in town to soak up the night scene, you can reserve a cinema or a karaoke room on-site.


Proximity to notable tourist sites

Quirky and colourful Neo-classical and Nouveau-style design

Cinema and Karaoke room on-site

Magnificient breakfast with many options


Some rooms are small

No parking

No swimming pool

Best For Great Central Location

Hotel Indigo Brussels – City, an IHG Hotel

Hotel Indigo Brussels - City, an IHG Hotel - a cozy greenery hotel

Hotel Indigo Brussels City an IHG Hotel a cozy greenery hotel1 l Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled

Standing in lovely contrast to the sea of glass and steel office buildings that have sprung up around the bustling Place Rogier is the flourishing green façade of Hotel Indigo. Placed right on the corner of Rue Neuve, the famous shopping street of Brussels, you are never more than a stone’s throw away from the bustling city and its conveniences.

This oasis of green draws inspiration from the neighboring Botanical Gardens, with tropical, herbal, and floral themes on display in the 284 renovated rooms and suites.

The superior rooms boast plush queen beds and all the comforts of a big-name chain, complementing the custom-designed furniture and the sleek en-suite bathrooms.

The hotel celebrates a cultural fusion of horticulture and urban life, from its décor to the unique, green dining experiences at the ground floor SERRA. Here, guests can enjoy nature’s finest foods with an all-day dining menu. Alternatively, you can take advantage of the farm-to-table and eco-conscious philosophy of Garden Kitchen or the outdoors-style picnic amid great bar music at Urban Picnic, which evolves into a vibrant hub during DJ nights.

An Urban Fitness Center is on-site, offering a fully equipped gym and a sauna.


Unique green-themed decor and central location

Exquisite tailor-made furniture

Stunning indoor gardens in Serra restaurant

Eco-friendly accommodation with a health centre


Some rooms are small

Some rooms can be dark

Parking is extra

Best For Boutique

Jardin Secret

Jardin Secret - a unique garden-themed hotel

Jardin Secret a unique garden themed hotel1 l Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled

Jardin Secret lives up to its name due to its discreet hideaway in a quiet alley in a central neighborhood in Brussels. The hotel can be reached through streets that incidentally bear names of mythical tales and knights. The area is a hot spot for Instagrammers, with artisan boutiques and quaint cafés to explore.

Once you arrive at the hotel, you will find a wooden façade behind the hotel’s wellness and massage area. Time seems to lose its usual track and texture amid the green territory surrounding the hotel.

A series of comfortable, intimate ‘Garden’ rooms peer directly into the garden through large bay windows and range from 2-people to 5-people havens. The tropical flair adds a soothing touch to your stay, enhanced further by state-of-the-art amenities like a safe box, a flat-screen TV, a kettle, books, vintage TOLIX chairs, and a desk. 

Hidden away from the noise in the old plant shop, the wellness area offers a heated pool and blissful treatments. If you’d rather warm up by the pool with a hot drink, the heated terrace is the perfect spot to unwind, and you can rent bathrobes and flip-flops at reception.


Proximity to unique boutiques and quirky cafes

Cosy garden rooms

An onsite plant shop

Terrific wellness facilities


Quiet location and might not suit everyone

Not pet-friendly

No parking

Best For Modern Decor

Hotel des Galeries

Hotel des Galeries - a stylish boutique hotel

Hotel des Galeries a stylish boutique hotel1 l Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled

Experience chic elegance in the Heart of Brussels at Hotel des Galeries, where contemporary luxury meets historic allure under the magnificent vaults and windows of the Royal Galleries of Saint-Hubert! Nestled in the vibrant heart of central Brussels, this is the perfect basecamp to explore the city’s treasures, from the historic Grand Place to the Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, all within walking distance. Plus, the convenience of the Central Station is just a stone’s throw away.

Guests can indulge in the suave sophistication of the individually-styled rooms and suites. With high ceilings and minimalist designs, each room effortlessly blends contemporary aesthetics with antique touches, while free-standing bathtubs and rejuvenating rain showers add a touch of pampered luxury. Breath-taking BreathtakingGaleries Royales Saint-Hubert can be relished from most light-filled rooms.

You can delight your taste buds at the on-site gastronomic haven, Le Comptoir de Galeries. With an open kitchen and a talented French chef, Julien Burlat, the inventive “bistronomique” dishes were crafted from the freshest seasonal ingredients. For a quick bite or a relaxing moment, you can head to Le Petit Comptoir, the separate Bar and café, serving delectable snacks and fresh waffles.

To unwind, guests often retreat to the small courtyard garden or immerse themselves in the artistic ambiance created by carefully curated ceramic works throughout the hotel.


The minimalistic design of the rooms

Vintage elements in the rooms

Artistic ambience

Proximity to notable tourist spots


Parking is extra

Some rooms have better views than others

Best For Eco-friendly

Aris Grand Place Hotel

Aris Grand Place Hotel - an iconic contemporary hotel

Aris Grand Place Hotel an iconic contemporary hotel1 l Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled

Ideally located in the heart of downtown Brussels is the Aris Grand Place Hotel, where guests can live a memorable experience through its contemporary design and warm aura.

Mere steps from the hotel, authentic Belgian chocolate, fries, and waffle stores are aplenty, as are many of the capital’s most famous activities, such as the Manneken Pis or the prestigious Royal Galeries Saint-Hubert.

Newly decorated to add a touch of modernity to a classic building, you will find many abundant seating areas to soak up a unique charm.

The 55 rooms offer you a colorful experience and are divided into four categories – Classic, Premium, Superior, and Duplex. With high-quality bedding, cozy decorations, and a host of state-of-the-art amenities, the in-room experience is chic and soothing. Each bathroom has a Rituals Cosmetics product range, adding pampered luxury.

Each morning, you can begin with a hearty buffet breakfast served by an independent provider, Lloyd Coffee Eatery. You’ll find a variety of hot and cold dishes, plush fresh juices, and premium coffee.

You can discover Brussels differently with the Friends & Family offer, which grants complimentary breakfast access to the comic book museum and a guided bus tour of Brussels. You can otherwise opt for the cultural offer, where you’ll enjoy access to 49 must-see museums and discounts on the city’s best attractions. Lastly, the Romance offer includes a delicious bottle of wine for two and a box of Belgian chocolates.


Creative and relaxing ambience

300 metres from Brussels Central Station

Proximity to incredible museums and other attractions

Eco-friendly accommodation


Some noise from outside

No parking

Breakfast is extra

Best For Funky Vibe

Hotel Hubert Grand Place

Hotel Hubert Grand Place - a cool and unusual place to stay

Hotel Hubert Grand Place a cool and unusual place to stay1 l Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled

We have a new designer hotel in Brussels that likes to shake things up and focus on what matters. This includes fast and easy online check-in, pleasant hosts to assist genuinely, and many choices for Breakfast. A 6-minute walk will land you at the iconic Grand Place, and the Brussels Central Station is only a 5-minute stroll away.

A colorful, Jazzy interior sets the tone for an eccentric welcome to the city through dazzling walls, velvet seating areas, and industrial low-hanging lights.

Nespresso coffee & cookies are complimentary in the lobby community area, and the 100 guestrooms all feature air-con, HD flat-screen TVs, a refrigerator, and a private, amenity-laden bathroom—too Many Agencies designed all the bedrooms to fit the highest European standards. Smooth velvet, funky carpets, and graphic wallpaper accompany the plush beds with high-quality linens. You can choose from a budget-friendly single room to a large King Room, where the wallpaper represents the Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert across the street.

There’s also a unique range of dining options on-site. First, the Foodmaker, which shares the hotel’s ground floor, offers healthy breakfast and lunch menus. In addition, a vintage Food Truck (Citroën HY van) opens in the evening for a memorable experience of tasty gourmet options. The ground floor is an all-day bar and an idyllic spot for digital nomads, business travelers, backpackers, and locals to make themselves home.

The lobby is also an unofficial workspace, with comfy seats and desks scattered around, where you can take advantage of the ultra-high-velocity Wi-Fi.


Vibrant and funky interior

Proximity to notable attractions

Quick and convenient online check-in

Evening retro food truck


Wardrobes can be small

Some noise from outside

Some rooms are small

Best For Couples

Pillows City Hotel Brussels Centre

Pillows City Hotel Brussels Centre - a modern and trendy hotel

Pillows City Hotel Brussels Centre a modern and trendy hotel1 l Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled

The famed Pillows City Hotel is conveniently situated in the living, beating heart of the city, within walking distance to most of Brussels’ highlights, offering comfort in a contemporary, elegant way. With only 100 meters separating the hotel from Brussels Central Station and St Michael & St Gudule Cathedral, this is the ideal spot to dive into your urban adventures.

The bright, airy interiors are infused with timeless elegance, sporadic pops of nature, oriental elements, and quirky artwork, adding a radiant feel to the pry. You’ll notice a unique aroma upon entrance, again in keeping with the hotel’s luxurious intentions. Guests can also enjoy small bites and drinks in an elegant setting or spend the day playing informal board games with friends. Everything you could imagine is on offer at the Pillows City Hotel.

The 70 stylish rooms, two family rooms, and one suite are spacious and equipped with modern facilities, including a Smart HD TV, air conditioning, a Nespresso coffee maker, and a complimentary bathrobe and slippers.

The Living Restaurant, the hotel’s beating heart, is a vibrant space where you can enjoy delicious dishes in an elegant setting of cozy sofas and inspiring art. The simplistic yet tasteful cuisine respects the seasonality of the products, forming a menu of French classics and some delicious international dishes.

There’s also a compact gym area where you can boost your energy, located on the top floor.


Lavish and artistic ambience

Vibrant and eclectic decor

Proximity to remarkable tourist spots


Parking is extra

Not pet-friendly

Best For Spa and Wellness

Harmon House

Harmon House - a charming private mansion

Harmon House a charming private mansion1 l Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled

At the Harmon House, guests can indulge in the greatest of home comforts in a cocoon of loving and kindness. Many guests leave feeling like the most critical person in the world, and that is what it means to stay at the Harmon House. The property is within 800 meters of Horta Museum and 300 meters of Avenue Louise, in the heart of the hip, trendy Slles district.

With the perfect interplay of elegant muted tones and a tranquil, lavish atmosphere, this is much more than a hotel; it is a pleasant house where you come to feel unique.

The mansion offers 27 rooms tastefully decorated in a pleasant and elegant style, with a customizable lighting system designed to match your mood. All rooms boast breathtaking beauty, soothing decorations, and chic furniture. The color-balanced tones and comfortable design complement the high-end technology incorporated into each unit, offering a welcome retreat from the fast pace of the city. You can complete your experience in the Master Suite Deluxe and fully embrace a sense of pampered luxury. It can complement your day with a healthy breakfast of fresh juices, cheeses, and cutleries. Then, the graceful Harmon Baas is open 24/7 for your evening escapades to offer cutleries, wines, cham, charcuteries, and spirits.

To re-energize, you can use this trailblazing equipment at the gym. Otherwise, you can indulge in the natural, gentle atmosphere of the spa, encompassing two treatment rooms, a revitalizing thermal area, a swimming pool, a white marble steam room, an amphitheater sauna, sleep loungers, and five different jacuzzi animations.


Onsite terrace& shared lounge

Scenic views of the city

Personalised lighting system

Great spa and wellness facilities


Parking is extra

Some rooms are small

Best For Families

YOOMA Urban Lodge

YOOMA Urban Lodge - a colorful, kitsch, and fun party hotel

YOOMA Urban Lodge a colorful kitsch and fun party hotel2 l Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled

This comic strip hotel is between Grand Place and Brussels Midi, meaning guests can relax knowing they are in the heart of it all!

It is Grand Place’s abode where you can immerse Grand Place in Franco-Belgian comics, with dazzling pieces of art, books, and nostimmerseGrandartnership with famous local brands dotted around the interior.

2, 4, 5, and 6-person rooms are on offer among its 60 accommodations, which all continue the fun-loving, comic-themed atmosphere through a portrait of a comic book hero and a black-and-white color palette. All rooms boast a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a seating area with designer furniture, and queen-size bedding.

The Yooma Restaurant, decorated with a monumental fresco by Johan de Moor, welcomes guests daily from noon to 2:00  p.m. and from 6:30  p.m. to 10:00 p.m. to savor a locally inspired menu. It is joined by its namesake bar, where you can enjoy happy 6:30 on weekends. p.m. Top it all off; there is also a lounge with a terrace and a bar!

If you would rather eat in the comfort of your room, you can use the room service available until 11  p.m.


Comic-themed ambience

Incredible wellness facilities

Remarkable monumental fresco in the restaurant

Family friendly rooms


No swimming pool

Parking is extra

Best For Scandi-chic design

Hygge Hotel

Hygge Hotel - a uniquely designed hotel

Hygge Hotel a uniquely designed hotel1 l Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled

Here, a hotel takes the word ‘unique’ to new heights. Hygge (pronounced ‘Hoo-Ga’) creates a hotel conducive to total relaxation and well-being.

The many creations of young Scandinavians express this notion. Inside, it is the perfect blend of simplicity and quality, creating a cozy atmosphere that makes you forget you are even at a hotel.

Hygge’s ethos, which favors togetherness, relaxation, indulgence, presence, and comfort, boils down to the pursuit of everyday happiness that defines modern Scandinavian design. It is about enjoying the simple things in life and appreciating minimalism and functionality, a trend that emerged in the Nordic countries in the 1950s;

Whether you choose the ‘Cozy’ room or the ‘Relax’ room, high-quality materials and soft lights create an intimate atmosphere. They all feature a desk, a flat-screen TV, and a wardrobe. The bathrooms are dressed in intricate mosaic tiles, adding color, charm, and funk to the in-room experience.

A sumptuous buffet breakfast will be savored each morning in a boutique, light-filled eatery decorated with potted plants and polished wooden décor.

You can get any better than Hygge Hotel for information on restaurants, nightlife, and events, as the staff are amiable and expertly clued up about the local area,


Unique Scandinavian design

Elegant and natural decor

Cosy and intimate ambience


No air con and only a fan

Parking is extra

Best For Great Breakfast

Zoom Hotel

Zoom Hotel - an ultra-hip design hotel

Zoom Hotel an ultra hip design hotel1 l Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled

Exceptionally situated in the upper part of the city by Avenue Louise, yet a quaint, quiet area, at Zoom Hotel, you will be surrounded by big-name fashion shops and a half-hour walk from Brussels’ centerpiece, the Grand Place.

The hotel occupies two converted private houses from the turn of the 20th century. The centerpiece is the presiding theme here; each piece exudes a cozy industrial style. There’s even a police motorbike in the lobby that you can use. The hotel boasts 37 industrially styled boutique rooms based conceptually on participative photography stretched on a long canvas. Each unit boasts a desk, television, a safe, a hairdryer, and a pillow menu. The larger XL rooms have four-poster beds and metro-tiled bathrooms with a bathtub.

The lobby provides guests with a gourmet breakfast in the morning, and from noon to midnight, the terrace bar features a wide array of delicious snacks, natural wine, and Belgian craft beers. There are, however, plenty of good restaurants in the area to choose from – The Zoom staff can recommend based on their tried-and-tested favorites.

Parking is available on-site, which can be a lifesaver when visiting one of Europe’s most extravagant cities. Park up and explore!


Industrial vintage-style decor

Instagrammable accommodation

Delicious breakfast with many organic options


Quiet location and might not suit everyone

Not pet-friendly

Best For Art-lovers

Boutique Hotel Saint-Géry

Boutique Hotel Saint-Géry - a trendy boutique hotel1

Boutique Hotel Saint Gery a trendy boutique hotel2 l Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled


For those who love art, music, and good wine, an encapsulating experience is offered at the Saint-Géry. It blends luxury with trendy, cozy, and welcoming; the hotel features a truly exclusive vibe. It is situated in the historical center of Brussels near the Grand Place. The place where it is set used to be an island formed by the river’ La Senne’. The adjacent Dansaert Street is well known for its fashion designers, and it is brimming with restaurants, bars, and terraces, giving an upbeat atmosphere all year.

The cozy, warm, and pleasant ambiance results from the hotel’s unique use of materials, such as teStreetod, blue stone, and slate, resulting from ick walls.

Results from the charm of 19th-century manors, all 24 rooms here are decorated by artisans, with unique themes to prise everyone. You can book the budget room, whose inspiration was mainly from the boat cabin design, and anything up to the junior suite, accommodating up to 4 persons. Eat comes with an open-plan bathroom.

The trendy ground-floor bar ‘de Belmonte’ welcomes guests with a continental buffet breakfast each morning and succulent burgers throughout the day. But if you’re in the mood for a culinary adventure, you will find many cakes and renowned local gems within a 5-minute walk from the property.

If you’re in town for a special occasion, you may want to take advantage of one of the exclusive packages. The ‘Love night’ package, made for romantic moments, includes a stay in a large or junior suite room, a full Breakfast for two persons, a love box ‘From Paris with Love,’ rose petals on your bed, and floating candles for your love bath. Alternatively, you could opt for the PACKAGE MUSÉE DU CHOCOLAT, which includes Delicious Belgian chocolates by Frédéric Blondeel and two entries to the chocolate museum near the hotel.


Creative vibe with lots of art

Unique artisanal room decor

Fascinating exclusive offers

Close to magnificent museums


Parking is a little far away

Some noise from outside

Some rooms are small

Best For Partying

Aloft Brussels Schuman

Aloft Brussels Schuman - easily one of the coolest hotels to stay in Brussel perfect for Millennials and Gen Zs

Aloft Brussels Schuman easily one of the coolest hotels to stay in Brussel perfect for Millennials and Gen Zs1 1 l Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled

Aloft Brussels Schuman has a prime location in the heart of the European Quarter, 550 meters from the European Parliament and 400 meters from Schuman Metro Station, from which you can reach Brussmost excellent topical center with a 15-minute connection.

Whether you’re here for work or play, the hotel’s eccentric charm will add a lively flair to your Quarter stay through Jazzy carpets, industrial décor, and graceful artwork.

Visitors can book a spacious loft-inspired room with an ultra-comfy signature bed, a spa shower, and tech-savvy features like a 47-inch LCD Flat-screen TV with cable programming and a Plug n’ Play docking station. Alternatively, the ‘Savvy’ room offers extra space and even a family suite.

In the evening, you can mix and mingle over live music and signature cocktails at W XYZ Bar, where you can experience monthly live performances featuring the upcoming talents of the Brussels music scene. If you’re feeling peckish, you can grab a breakfast, a snack, or a meal at re: fuel, the self-serve gourmet eatery offering mix-and-match meals, make-your-own cappuccinos, and more.

In addition, the hotel houses the charge gym, which is open 24/7, and a handful of meeting spaces, making it easy to combine work and leisure.


Stunning industrial decor

Elegant art galleries

Proximity to the key European Union institutions

Craft your own meals and cappuccino options


No swimming pool

Parking is extra

Breakfast is not included

Best For Retro Decor

Vintage Hotel Brussels

Vintage Hotel Brussels - a quirky-chic hotel

Vintage Hotel Brussels a quirky chic hotel1 l Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled

A boutique hotel with a funky edge, Vintage Hotel Brussels is only 50 meters from the trendy Avenue Louise shopping area.

It is housed in a beautiful red brick building and is about proposing a unique experience to its guests, who can sleep in a famous caravan designed by the American Wally Byan in 1958. The building dates back to the early 20th century with its typical Brussels architecture, yet welcomes guests with many modern embellishments such as a sunny patio-terrace and an award-winning glamping experience.

There are 38 guestrooms, ranging from the cozy ‘Easy’ room to the more spacious ‘Dreamy’ room and, of course, the Airstream caravan. Whichever you choose, you can rest assured that all your needs will be catered to, whether you’re a business traveler, a tech-savvy urban explorer, or simply looking to relax in elegance.

Each morning, you can tuck into a buffet breakfast featuring fresh fruit, coffee, and pastries. For other meals, the city’s wide range of eclectic eateries can be reached within just a few minutes’ walk.

There’s also a Wine and beer bar on-site, but you can consult the charming staff at the 24-hour reception for information regarding the area’s most vibrant hubs.


Fabulous Retro Decor

Walking distance to eclectic eateries

The relaxing courtyard terrace


No air con and only a fan

Some rooms can be dark

Best For Budget-friendly

Le Berger Hotel

Le Berger Hotel - a charming historic hotel

Le Berger Hotel a charming historic hotel1 l Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled

Le Berger is a modern-day haven with a futuristic uproar that also shares a nod to the past. Located less than a kilometer from the  Magritte Art Museum and on the doorstep of many of the city’s attractions, this hotel is widely acclaimed by its visitors, many of whom use this spot for their regular Brussels city break.

Recognizable by its hat-timbered façade, the hotel consists of two separate buildings, different in architecture. The original building was a former US hotel built in the mid-1930s and renovated to become a graceful boutique in 2012. The second building, named Berger 2, was built in 2013 and is much more contemporary in appearance.

The Standard, Superior, and Comfort Rooms are teeming with rich déco and boast state-of-the-art amenities to ensure a cozy stay. The Comfort Mezzanine rooms are also where Art Deco meets the 21st century. From here, you can directly access the hotel’s terrace.

Fripon, the on-site dining hotspot, is the place to indulge in crafted cocktails and mingle with like-minded travelers while sharing a plate with cooked, local, and seasonal food. Alternatively, B34 Steak & Burger House is only 250 meters away if American and international dishes travelers list.

An excellent and unusual feature of the hotel is its secret swimming pool, located in the garden of the back door sister hotel, accompanied by a terrace, a swimming pool, and long chairs. If you’re looking for a spot of pampered luxury, you can book a massage in the former plant shop on-site.


Art Deco style in the Comfort Mezzanine rooms

Near many noteworthy attractions

Exceptional wellness facilities and swimming pool

Reasonable room rates


Pool closes early

Some rooms are small

Some noise from the streets

Best For Onsite Sauna

9Hotel Sablon

9Hotel Sablon - a chic, trendy and high-end boutique hotel

9 Hotel Salbon occupies a unique setting just off the Place du Grand Sablon, a historic square lined with antique shops and quaint chocolate factories. It is also within easy walking distance of the Grand Place and most of the city’s leading museums.

The hotel is faithful to a contemporary and timeless design while remaining welcoming and intimate. It shakes up all the codes of the traditional hotel industry with its air of artistic inspiration. The lobby/lounge is decorated with glass cases containing African sculptures and shelves of books about art, fashion, and travel.

The 34 rooms range from Classic and Club to Duplex Suites and a Family Room. The pared-down effect of white walls, resin flooring, and oversized grey headboards is functional and soul-soothing in each unit. You will find a television, a Nespresso-style coffee machine, a mini-fridge, a safe, a hairdryer, and a book-exchange library in your room.

You can kickstart your day each morning with a full buffet breakfast in the lower-floor eatery and tuck into the patisserie, charcuterie, cheeses, or English breakfast-style cooked food. Otherwise, there’s a cheaper takeaway Express Breakfast option. By night, you can use Bar le 9, the hotel’s 24-hour self-service bar corner in the lounge. Here, you can savor complimentary tea and coffee and purchase wine, beer, and soft drinks using your room card.

Other on-site takeaways include a small outdoor terrace, a luggage room, a computer and printer, plus a file of local tourist advice and recommendations in the business corner.


Eclectic design

Picturesque views of the city

Proximity to the city’s incredible museums

A fantastic spa and Finnish sauna


No gym or fitness centre

The breakfast menu can be limited

Best For Indoor Swimming Pool

Hotel Manos Premier

Hotel Manos Premier - a historic-chic hotel1

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This opulent hotel is potentially Brussels’ best-kept secret. It is set in the southern suburb of Saint-Gilles, mere minutes’ walk from the Art Nouveau pearl, the Horta Museum. A peaceful 30-minute stroll will lead you to the Grand Place, in the city’s historic heart.

Hotel Manos Premier displays tremendous character and charm through its magnificent, grand décor. Behind the ivy-clad façade is a miniature stately home, brimming with Neoclassical columns and Louis XV furniture. Permeating the interiors are materials and fabrics inviting to the touch and pleasing to the eye.

The 50 rooms come in four categories – Classic, Superior, Deluxe, and Suites. They are all teeming with classical elegance, boasting antique furniture and gold-framed paintings and prints. The superior and above rooms feature a television, a minibar, a safe, a hairdryer, and bathrobes, and the marble-lined bathrooms come with bathtubs. Guests can also ask to arrange an appointment with a masseur/masseuse in the comfort of their room.

At the hotel’s Korla restaurant, guests may sample delicious cuisine under a splendid glass canopy, overlooking the garden and surrounded by dull velvets and mirrors. An expansive buffet breakfast is also served here, offering a choice of cereals, croissants, freshly squeezed orange juice, fresh fruit salad, yogurt, cheese, ham, hot sausages, bacon, and eggs. In the summer months, meals can be taken onto the terrace in the garden.

The public rooms are polished, lavish, and adorned with antiques and oil paintings, and the fitness suite offers a full range of exercise machines.


Eclectic design

Vintage furnishings

Lavish ambience and lush indoor swimming pool

Outstanding spa and wellness facilities


Some rooms are small

Breakfast is extra

Parking is extra

Best Hotels In Brussels Ranked

In the table below, we have compared the top 20 cool and unique hotels in Brussels. You can sort the table based on different factors like location, distance from attractions, price per night, and restaurants nearby: 

Hotel NameLocationPrice Range (per night)Fitness FacilitiesDistance to Attraction (Km)Nearby Restaurants
nhow Brussels BloomRue Royale 250, Sint-Joost-ten-Node$291-$440Yes0.117
Moxy Brussels City CenterRue de Prince Albert 2, Elsene / Ixelles$231-$366Yes0.329
Urban Yard HotelSquare de l'Aviation 6-8, Anderlecht$210-$384No0.327
B&B Hôtel Brussels Centre LouiseRue Paul Spaak 15,, Elsene / Ixelles$242-$343Yes0.314
Hotel Indigo Brussels – City, an IHG HotelPlace Charles Rogier 20, Sint-Joost-ten-Node$359-$583Yes0.116
Jardin Secret22 Rue du Berger, Elsene / Ixelles$186-$279Yes0.225
Hotel des GaleriesRue des Bouchers 38$262-$354No0.126
Aris Grand Place HotelGrasmarkt 78-80$219-$491No0.121
Hotel Hubert Grand PlaceRue d'Arenberg, 18$242-$318Yes0.129
Pillows City Hotel Brussels CentreRue des Paroissiens 15-27$299-$406Yes0.126
Harmon House50 Chaussée de Charleroi, Sint-Gillis$226-$315Yes0.524
YOOMA Urban LodgeSquare De L'aviation 23-27, Anderlecht,$282-$451Yes0.215
Hygge Hotel31 Rue des Drapiers, Elsene$214-$297No0.232
Zoom HotelRue de la Concorde 59-61, Elsene$144-$165No0.535
Boutique Hotel Saint-GéryPlace Saint Gery 29-32$274-$334No0.121
Aloft Brussels SchumanPlace Jean Rey$139-$298Yes0.320
Vintage Hotel BrusselsDejoncker 45, Sint-Gillis$148-$164No0.225
Le Berger HotelRue du Berger 24, Elsene$97-$169Yes0.236
9Hotel SalbonRue De La Paille 2-8$219-$409Yes0.121
Hotel Manos PremierChaussée de Charleroi 100-106, Sint-Gillis$274-$729Yes0.433


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