Pros

  • Fun theme of Pantone colors pervades hotel
  • Within walking distance of Avenue Louise tram station
  • Easy access to array of sights and airport
  • Free Wi-Fi with strong signal
  • Breakfast buffet available (for fee)
  • Lounge with loaner books
  • Store with Pantone-themed objects for sale
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Cons

  • Decor may not suit all tastes
  • Reputedly bad soundproofing in guest rooms
  • Minor cosmetic repairs needed
  • Half-hour walk to main tourist center
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Bottom Line

This small boutique-style hotel is incredibly fun and colorful, and has 61 simple, modern rooms dressed up with brightly hued accents. The property's Pantone color matching theme provides an excuse to give each hallway in the building a different shade and to insert splashes of color everywhere. The hotel is fairly light on amenities apart from a lobby lounge and the restaurant, and is in need of some small cosmetic repairs. The location is removed from the main tourist action; it's about a half-hour walk to Grand Place, the city's central square.

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Amenities

  • Cribs
  • Internet

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Pantone Hotel

Scene

Fun, colorful boutique hotel frequented by business travelers and tourists

Pantone Hotel is themed after the Pantone color matching system, and bright colors are everywhere: Each hallway has a different shade, each room has a prevailing color accent, and the common spaces are a riot of color, with just about every shade of the rainbow present. The modern lobby, lounge, and breakfast area have bright shades appearing in everything from crimson-hued seating blocks to a “Color of the Year” board at reception. The rest of the property has more of a Brutalist architectural style. This is owed to a combination of the lighting that's tinted to match the different colors of the individual levels, and the slightly harsh feeling of poured concrete floors -- including a spiral staircase -- which come off as dorm-like.

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Location

In residential neighborhood with a small selection of neighboring cafes and restaurants

Pantone Hotel is situated on the corner of a quiet residential street, overlooking a small courtyard-style park. The street doesn’t receive much traffic and is very quiet, with a traditional Belgian suburban feel. There are a few local cafes and shops a few minutes away, and it’s a 10- to 15-minute walk to a main shopping area with big restaurants and more touristy cafes. The center of old Brussels is about a half-hour walk away to the northeast. A bike-share station is directly outside the hotel, and several tram stops are within a four-block radius. Brussels Airport is about a 30-minute drive northeast.

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Rooms

On the small side, but spaces have comfortable beds and an appealing color theme

The venue’s modern “clinical” look works better in guest rooms and bathrooms than it does in some of the common areas. Units have clean lines in wall-mounted, mural-size photos over the beds, splashes of color in the form of actual Pantone printouts, and retro brushed chrome fixtures and lamps. While rooms do have a basic feel with only small amounts of furniture and an open shelving system, they are contemporary and clean. All rooms also have shag carpeting, hairdryers, air-conditioning (which may be on the weak side for some tastes), flat-screen TVs, safes, strong reading lights, and shower/tub combos. There has been the occasional complaint about lack of soundproofing. 

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Features

Lobby lounge with loaner books and breakfast room with bright hues

Amenities at Pantone Hotel are on the limited side. The lobby breakfast room is outfitted in a spectrum of colors; a cosmic mod-style theme dominates with white seating accented by ovals of color on tables. Many have noted the breakfast is on the pricey side, though those who have sampled the buffet claim it to be of decent quality and variety. There’s also an on-site lounge with, again, brightly-colored seating, as well as windows out onto the street and a selection of loaner books to peruse. Free and reliable Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. 

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Oyster Hotel Review

Pantone Hotel

Scene

Fun, colorful boutique hotel frequented by business travelers and tourists

Pantone Hotel is themed after the Pantone color matching system, and bright colors are everywhere: Each hallway has a different shade, each room has a prevailing color accent, and the common spaces are a riot of color, with just about every shade of the rainbow present. The modern lobby, lounge, and breakfast area have bright shades appearing in everything from crimson-hued seating blocks to a “Color of the Year” board at reception. The rest of the property has more of a Brutalist architectural style. This is owed to a combination of the lighting that's tinted to match the different colors of the individual levels, and the slightly harsh feeling of poured concrete floors -- including a spiral staircase -- which come off as dorm-like.

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Location

In residential neighborhood with a small selection of neighboring cafes and restaurants

Pantone Hotel is situated on the corner of a quiet residential street, overlooking a small courtyard-style park. The street doesn’t receive much traffic and is very quiet, with a traditional Belgian suburban feel. There are a few local cafes and shops a few minutes away, and it’s a 10- to 15-minute walk to a main shopping area with big restaurants and more touristy cafes. The center of old Brussels is about a half-hour walk away to the northeast. A bike-share station is directly outside the hotel, and several tram stops are within a four-block radius. Brussels Airport is about a 30-minute drive northeast.

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Rooms

On the small side, but spaces have comfortable beds and an appealing color theme

The venue’s modern “clinical” look works better in guest rooms and bathrooms than it does in some of the common areas. Units have clean lines in wall-mounted, mural-size photos over the beds, splashes of color in the form of actual Pantone printouts, and retro brushed chrome fixtures and lamps. While rooms do have a basic feel with only small amounts of furniture and an open shelving system, they are contemporary and clean. All rooms also have shag carpeting, hairdryers, air-conditioning (which may be on the weak side for some tastes), flat-screen TVs, safes, strong reading lights, and shower/tub combos. There has been the occasional complaint about lack of soundproofing. 

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Features

Lobby lounge with loaner books and breakfast room with bright hues

Amenities at Pantone Hotel are on the limited side. The lobby breakfast room is outfitted in a spectrum of colors; a cosmic mod-style theme dominates with white seating accented by ovals of color on tables. Many have noted the breakfast is on the pricey side, though those who have sampled the buffet claim it to be of decent quality and variety. There’s also an on-site lounge with, again, brightly-colored seating, as well as windows out onto the street and a selection of loaner books to peruse. Free and reliable Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. 

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Basic Television

  • Cabanas

  • Cable

  • Concierge

  • Cribs

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Rental Car Service Desk Onsite

  • Swim-Up Bar

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