The DoubleTree by Hilton Brussels City is one of the hotels near the Brussels “EU quarter” that offer a special rate for EU officials or persons attending events of the EU institutions.
I stayed in the hotel and thoroughly enjoyed it. Here are my impressions of the room and other amenities at the hotel.
European Institutions rate: 148 EUR/night (within the official ceiling)
Check the hotel price on Booking.com. If the retail price is below 148 EUR/night, you don’t have to bother with contacting hotel reception.
Loyalty programme eligibility: If you are an Hilton Honors member, nights booked for the special price will count towards your next bonus tier (Silver, Gold, Diamond). Gold and Diamond members get their usual perks, e.g., free breakfast.
HOW TO GET THE SPECIAL EU PRICE:
To get the EU institutions price, you have call +32 2 203 62 00 or email firstname.lastname@example.org the hotel.
Have your Hilton Honors number ready to register for the loyalty points and other benefits.
Rue Gineste 3, 1210, Brussels, Belgium | Google Maps link
The hotel is next to the Rogier Metro station and a 5-minute walk from the Brussels’ Nord Station. The neighbourhood is lively with lots of restaurants, fast food cafes. It is 2 minutes from the Rue Neuve shopping street and several shopping centres.
- Free and unlimited WiFi access
- On-site restaurant
- Fitness centre/gym and sauna, open 24 hours
- Air-conditioned rooms
- Large Smart TVs
- Parquet floors
- Blackout curtains
- Bathroom vanity items upon request
- High ceilings
- Lavazza coffe maker, kettle, free coffee capsules and tea
Even the regular rooms are large and spacious with everything necessary for comfort – from a small coffee/tea station to an iron and ironing desk.
Good bathroom. I do not know if the hotel has rooms with baths, but the shower was well equiped and maintained. I particularly enjoyed the Grohe double shower head system (fixed large ceiling had and the regular on a hose). The bathroom also had “The Perfumer’s Garden” hand and body wash as well as body lotion. There was also a magnifying mirror with a light.
Each room in the hotel has a coffee/tea station.
On both sides of the bed there were charing stations not only with USB-A, but also USB-C sockets. Well-done and future proof, considering the switch of most electronic devices to the USB-C standard in the near future.
The table as well had a charging dock, which nicely rose out of the surface on a push of a button.
I’m almost sorry that I had all my toiletries with me as the hotel provides most necessary items free of charge.
There is no water in the room (except the perfectly drinkable tap water), but there are two empty bottles. You can use these bottles to fill up in a water station in the corridor. The station has not only regular filtered water, but also lightly and strongly carbonated water. Environmentaly friendly and tasty!
There is a snack bar next to the reception with a self-service payment station. For an overview of what’s on offer, see the gallery at the end of the post.
A very decent gym, including a Concept 2 rowing machine. There was also a rack with free weights.
Bonus points for the availability of free towels that can be used to cover gym equipment and when using the sauna and shower.
Look at what the sauna looks like.
Take a look at the gallery below to get a better visual impression of the hotel.