My third trip to Brussels I chose this hotel to stay Sunday night through Friday check out. I knew this was an interesting/unique place to stay and had high hopes. My hopes were met in almost all ways with this quirky hotel. If I had to equate this hotel to something I've experienced before, it would be to the Aloft hotel chain.
The lobby is an excellent showpiece for the hotel's modern take on a functional fun hotel. Lots of white, interesting decor, lighting that changes color throughout the day and driving rock & roll beats on the radio-- and in the elevator. Beware early morning elevator rides, they may rock you awake!
I was a bit disappointed by the room size, while typically smaller in Europe I did realize I landed the smallest room in the hotel. It did fine for me for the week, and while I appreciated the white theme, it was a bit washed out in my particular room.
The hallways were modern, fresh and welcoming. The elevators were quite fun. The bathroom in my room was fun & well modernized, with only the slightest showing that the hotel had had a rehab in the past-- the door jambs were older but well repainted.
The bed was quite harder than I expect in most hotels in Europe or the US, but it did leave me feeling fresh and without any muscle or back pain. The window opened only a bit, and during this mid October stay I found that the AC was only enabled one night I was there-- which left for some quite warm nights of sleeping.
The only drawback I found in the room was that the desk space was extremely limited-- the TV shares the desk space. Other than that, each room is unique and I do feel interested to try another larger room.
The lobby does have a cooler for quick drinks, quick dinner foods (salads, pasta salads, and other cool meals that will serve you well if you arrive late and don't want to go to a restaurant. The hotel does have an evening lounge and a very large, almost spectacular looking breakfast room. The breakfast was very good, variety was great and the bass thumping in the breakfast room reminded me that I wasn't in the average hotel.
The front desk staff were able to accommodate my English with no issues at any time that I stopped by, and they too were young modern & fresh.
I can fully recommend this hotel with no hold-backs. My only issue with the heat is a pretty unusual thing for being so warm in late October and I did not approach to ask about the cooling policy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel BLOOM! is a unique hotel in the heart of Brussels where no two rooms are alike. Each light-filled room is decorated with a unique hand painted fresco created by a young European artist. You can pick a room to your own taste. From sober to crazy: the choice is all yours.Whether you’re here to work or to have fun, at BLOOM! you will immediately feel a creative vibe that will inspire you and bring you new ideas. Stay with us and live a unique experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bloom Hotel Brussels
- Hotel BLOOM! Brussels, Belgium