Pros

  • Centrally located near the Royal Palace and European Parliament; metro and several bus lines within three blocks
  • Individually decorated rooms with a fun mix of English country and French Empire decor; rooms come with minibars and flat-screen TVs
  • 24-hour fitness center with handful of cardio- and weight-training equipment, and a sauna
  • Formal dining Brighton Restaurant serves French fare with a Mediterranean twist
  • Comfortable Library Bar offers plenty of plush, cozy chintz-covered couches
  • Internet-connected computer available in lobby for guests' use
  • Several large ballrooms, meeting rooms with coffeemakers, and gathering locations in the garden
  • Peaceful interior courtyard with wooden benches and manicured greenery
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
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Cons

  • Fee for in-room Wi-Fi unless room is booked on hotel's website
  • Mediocre breakfast
  • Power shuts off in rooms when lights are off; some beds may be pull-out
  • Air-conditioners can be loud and drippy
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Bottom Line

Part of the Thon Hotels chain, the upscale Stanhope has a boutique touch. Housed in a late-19th century residence, the 125-room Stanhope is within walking distance of the European Parliament, the Parc du Bruxelles, and the Sablon Antiques Market. With its white columns and floor-to-ceiling windows that look onto a courtyard, the lobby breathes elegance and country charm. Rooms are a mix of English country manor, Neoclassical, and contemporary decor, with chintz bed canopies and imitation Ming vases, recessed lighting, and oversize fantasy candlesticks. In-room Wi-Fi is free only to guests who book rooms through the hotel's website. Because of its location, the Stanhope, which has a conference center and several meeting rooms, gets a heavy business clientele. The hotel's Brighton Restaurant and Library Bar offer convivial places to meet, eat, and drink. The fitness center is open 24 hours a day, and there's a sauna. 

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Amenities

  • Fitness Center
  • Internet
  • Spa

Oyster Hotel Review

Stanhope Hotel Brussels by Thon Hotels

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A late-19th-century manor converted into a hotel that's centered around an interior courtyard

The hotel is located in a late-19th-century residence near the European Parliament. The front of the four-story, white-stone building overlooks a cobblestone street, and the restaurant, bar, and lobby encircle an interior courtyard, where meals can be taken in the garden when weather permits. The lobby, decorated in marble busts and chintz curtains, combines hints of English country style with crushed velvet settees in jewel colors. The Brighton Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, offering a special business menu in a discreet setting.

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Location

In the heart of the European Quarter, on a quiet block lined with administrative and government buildings

Situated on a cobblestone street, the Stanhope is surrounded by other turn-of-the century buildings with white stone facades. The street, lined with office buildings, doesn’t get a huge amount of traffic and is quiet. A busier street, with plenty of cafes, bars, a few shops, and a bus station, abuts it. The Grand-Place is about a 15-minute bus ride away. The Trone metro station is around the corner, and six blocks from the hotel is a bus that provides a direct line to the airport (50 minutes, no transfers). The property is a six-minute walk to the European Parliament, considered the heart of the financial district.

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Rooms

Canopy beds, French Empire chairs, trompe l’oeil wallpaper

Each room, individually outfitted, offers a mixed bag of decor that combines elements of English manor chic (chintz curtains, teak wardrobes) with slightly over-the-top French Empire furnishings (faux Ming vases, gathered bed canopies, gold-framed mirrors); some suites are more modern, with such contemporary design elements as oversize candlesticks, shag rugs, and tiny, engineered-wood balconies. All rooms have safes, bathrobes and slippers, flat-screen TVs, and stocked minibars. Most bathrooms have a large amount of vanity space, with tiled or marble-tiled combination tub/showers, and toiletries. 

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Features

Large amount of meeting space, fitness center, sauna, and computer terminals near lobby

The hotel is undergoing renovations in 2015, which may affect the interior garden as well as the 24-hour fitness center and sauna. There is a formal dining restaurant that serves French/Mediterranean fare, as well as a Library Bar, a large number of meeting and ballrooms, and a computer terminal near the lobby for guests use. Wi-Fi is free in the public areas.

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Things You Should Know About Stanhope Hotel Brussels by Thon Hotels

Also Known As

  • Stanhope Hotel

Address

Rue du Commerce 9, Brussels 1000, Belgium

Website

Oyster Hotel Review

Stanhope Hotel Brussels by Thon Hotels

Scene

A late-19th-century manor converted into a hotel that's centered around an interior courtyard

The hotel is located in a late-19th-century residence near the European Parliament. The front of the four-story, white-stone building overlooks a cobblestone street, and the restaurant, bar, and lobby encircle an interior courtyard, where meals can be taken in the garden when weather permits. The lobby, decorated in marble busts and chintz curtains, combines hints of English country style with crushed velvet settees in jewel colors. The Brighton Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, offering a special business menu in a discreet setting.

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Location

In the heart of the European Quarter, on a quiet block lined with administrative and government buildings

Situated on a cobblestone street, the Stanhope is surrounded by other turn-of-the century buildings with white stone facades. The street, lined with office buildings, doesn’t get a huge amount of traffic and is quiet. A busier street, with plenty of cafes, bars, a few shops, and a bus station, abuts it. The Grand-Place is about a 15-minute bus ride away. The Trone metro station is around the corner, and six blocks from the hotel is a bus that provides a direct line to the airport (50 minutes, no transfers). The property is a six-minute walk to the European Parliament, considered the heart of the financial district.

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Rooms

Canopy beds, French Empire chairs, trompe l’oeil wallpaper

Each room, individually outfitted, offers a mixed bag of decor that combines elements of English manor chic (chintz curtains, teak wardrobes) with slightly over-the-top French Empire furnishings (faux Ming vases, gathered bed canopies, gold-framed mirrors); some suites are more modern, with such contemporary design elements as oversize candlesticks, shag rugs, and tiny, engineered-wood balconies. All rooms have safes, bathrobes and slippers, flat-screen TVs, and stocked minibars. Most bathrooms have a large amount of vanity space, with tiled or marble-tiled combination tub/showers, and toiletries. 

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Features

Large amount of meeting space, fitness center, sauna, and computer terminals near lobby

The hotel is undergoing renovations in 2015, which may affect the interior garden as well as the 24-hour fitness center and sauna. There is a formal dining restaurant that serves French/Mediterranean fare, as well as a Library Bar, a large number of meeting and ballrooms, and a computer terminal near the lobby for guests use. Wi-Fi is free in the public areas.

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Babysitting Services

  • Business Center

  • Cable

  • Concierge

  • Fitness Center

  • Full Kitchen

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Mini Bar (with liquor)

  • Rental Car Service Desk Onsite

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Spa

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