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Stanhope Hotel

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

From the time of our arrival, we were accommodated and helped at once, Bale helped me searched for my cellphone and helped me beyond by calling taxi company (unfortunately the main office was closed) God answered my prayer that the taxi driver went back to deliver my cellphone, that it fell off my jacket and incidentally left it in the taxi. With free shoe shine, and giving us good directions where to go. The ambience was really nice Victorian style, from the window decor, we lived it.

Although there was a thermostat, it does not control the room temperature so I found the rooms too hot to my liking. The hot water did not work on one of the days of my stay. I would have liked to have free coffee in the rooms or in the lobby. Coffee was expensive.

Very nice and clean hotel, close to everything. The breakfast is complete. I would recommend

The hotel was comfortable and quiet. However the walk to the downtown area of Brussels is about 20-25 minutes - a bit longer than I had anticipated. Also, the breakfast is very expensive - 29 Euros per person. We took a simple walk down the street to a coffee shop two blocks away for a luscious freshly-baked croissant and coffee (2 each) for a total under 13 Euros!

I especially like the location, walking distance from the historic centre, Louise shopping district and the EU institutions. The interiors are stylish, but a bit crammed. Very nice terrace with restaurant/bar

The Stanhope has real pluses and a couple of peculiar minuses. We got a summer deal; would never have paid their standard rates. Location in the "upper town" of Brussels gave us good museum access, which was important to us, but meant that coming back from the "lower town"--Grand Place and most restaurants and stations was either a stiff uphill climb or cab or bus. Staff was totally accommodating, after the manner of a five-star hotel. Breakfast in the dining room was an outrageous 20 Euros, after the manner of a five star hotel. Room was spacious, but inadequately lit; lots of little lights that didn't really add up to decent reading light after dark. Power in our part of the building went out twice during our stay. Upon inquiry (walking down five flights to reach the desk--phones went out with the power), they said, "Oh that happens when it rains. I'll go throw the breaker" which they did. To have that as a routine occurrence in a five-star hotel in a major European capital is unacceptable.

I was pleased to have a room ready even though I arrived very early, and was given a lovely room over the rear garden courtyard. The room was very small, but it was the furniture placement that made it cramped. With the writing desk only 7 inches from the foot of the bed, I had to turn sideways and scoot around the end of the bed to reach the closet for my clothes. If the desk had been placed where the tv was, and the tv mounted on the wall, it would have been more efficient and comfortable. In spite of the lack of street noise, I did not sleep well because the tv from the next room kept me awake. I could also hear it in the hallway when passing the neighboring room. I am a light sleeper, but most people would probably sleep here with no problem. Other than that, this hotel is beautifully decorated, very clean and has friendly and helpful staff. My bathroom had a long, deep tub, hand held shower, hair dryer, large counter around the sink and plenty of mirrors. Soap and shampoo are provided, along with a pair of slippers and bathrobe. At the quick check in, I was told about the weekend special of discounted breakfast buffet, so I reserved that for the next morning at 19.60 euros. The buffet was ample, including juice, fruit, cappucino, tea, pastries, cereal, milk, breads, sausages, water, etc. There are some nearby restaurants where I ate other meals and a grocery store to purchase fresh croissants and snacks or drinks on Lombard street, since the hotel restaurant was expensive. The room has no coffee or tea-making facilities, and no microwave, but a minibar with a fridge. The room safe was large enough to hold my entire purse. My room was warm enough in early Spring, the first week of April, without turning on the heat and the window could open if I needed cooling. Checkout was swift. The location away from the bustle of crowds and noise is perfect. It is about a mile and a half from the Grand Place, easily accessable for one who walks a lot or uses the metro. The elegant exterior is lovely and well maintained. The front desk told me about getting a metro ticket good for ten rides, which was better than a ticket with a two or one day limit. There are big bowls of fruit in the lobby and by the elevator. Their sauna needed to be warmed up 10 minutes ahead by calling the front desk, and was in the same location as the fitness center, near the lobby. Lots of big fluffy towels, a tanning bed and a separate mens and womens shower and toilet. There was a treadmill, stairmaster and stationary bike and tv in the fitness center. The area around the hotel was a good neighborhood to walk in, with some fenced parks and other businesses.

excellent customer service. The hotel is walkable distance to most of the attractions and safe.

Hotel is not in the main Palace/tourist area, but is very convenient (2 short blocks) from Trone Metro stop. Rooms are clean and comfortable. On getting there early, was offered use of room if i wanted to pay 50% of a night's price. Also offered all sorts of upgrades for additional fees. Breakfast is very expensive.

Beautiful, comfortable hotel with friendly and helpful staff located on a quiet street within easy walking distance of all major art museums and Grand Place.

The staff was very friendly and courteous. The location of the hotel was excellent, especially if you need to be close to the EU buildings. There are few nearby restaurants if you do not want to use their restaurant. Within few minute walk to the Metro. Quiet area, although there was construction on the other side which made it bit noisy for guests in that part of the hotel. Very clean.

Rue Du Commerce 9 Brussels

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to European Union Parliament Building and Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Fitness center

Stanhope Hotel places you in European Quarter, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as European Union Parliament Building and Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. This 125-room, 5-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and a fitness center. It's in central Brussels and also a short walk from Museum of Musical Instruments and Church of Our Blessed Lady of the Sablon.


Dining

You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 10 AM.


Rooms

The 125 rooms are soundproofed and have an array of amenities, including minibars, espresso makers, and free newspapers. Guests can expect to find digital TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding. Other standard amenities include safes, phones, and ironing boards.


Property features

At Stanhope Hotel, guests have access to a fitness center, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, self parking is EUR 25 per day, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 55 per vehicle one way. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include 9 meeting rooms, a conference center, and a business center.

Room options

Classic Single Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 1

Club Room

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Royal Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Stanhope Hotel

Everyone (2) Business (3) Couples (2) Family (1) Other (3)
5

awesome

Everyone
The bed Feeling like a queen Good vibes

From the time of our arrival, we were accommodated and helped at once, Bale helped me searched for my cellphone and helped me beyond by calling taxi company (unfortunately the main office was closed) God answered my prayer that the taxi driver went back to deliver my cellphone, that it fell off my jacket and incidentally left it in the taxi. With free shoe shine, and giving us good directions where to go. The ambience was really nice Victorian style, from the window decor, we lived it.

By , from LDN on Apr 14, 2017

3

rooms too hot

Everyone

Although there was a thermostat, it does not control the room temperature so I found the rooms too hot to my liking. The hot water did not work on one of the days of my stay. I would have liked to have free coffee in the rooms or in the lobby. Coffee was expensive.

By on Feb 14, 2016

Review comment responded on Jun 1, 2016

Dear Guest, I would like to thank you for your review. Your feedback concerning the thermostat has been transferred to our technical manager, as each room should be able to manage there own temperature. Please note that as from this week all rooms have Nespresso machines & boilers available free of charge. I'm also happy reading you appreciate our superb location, & so hope to welcome you again soon. Michael VDB Front Office Manager Stanhope Hotel

4

great place

BusinessTravelers

Very nice and clean hotel, close to everything. The breakfast is complete. I would recommend

By on Jun 9, 2015

4

good hotel, good amenities, friendly staff

Couples

The hotel was comfortable and quiet. However the walk to the downtown area of Brussels is about 20-25 minutes - a bit longer than I had anticipated. Also, the breakfast is very expensive - 29 Euros per person. We took a simple walk down the street to a coffee shop two blocks away for a luscious freshly-baked croissant and coffee (2 each) for a total under 13 Euros!

By on Jul 28, 2014

5

good value in central brussels

BusinessTravelers

I especially like the location, walking distance from the historic centre, Louise shopping district and the EU institutions. The interiors are stylish, but a bit crammed. Very nice terrace with restaurant/bar

By on Jul 27, 2014

3

an inconsistant experience

Couples

The Stanhope has real pluses and a couple of peculiar minuses. We got a summer deal; would never have paid their standard rates. Location in the "upper town" of Brussels gave us good museum access, which was important to us, but meant that coming back from the "lower town"--Grand Place and most restaurants and stations was either a stiff uphill climb or cab or bus. Staff was totally accommodating, after the manner of a five-star hotel. Breakfast in the dining room was an outrageous 20 Euros, after the manner of a five star hotel. Room was spacious, but inadequately lit; lots of little lights that didn't really add up to decent reading light after dark. Power in our part of the building went out twice during our stay. Upon inquiry (walking down five flights to reach the desk--phones went out with the power), they said, "Oh that happens when it rains. I'll go throw the breaker" which they did. To have that as a routine occurrence in a five-star hotel in a major European capital is unacceptable.

By on Jul 9, 2012

4

great staff and decor, small room

Singles

I was pleased to have a room ready even though I arrived very early, and was given a lovely room over the rear garden courtyard. The room was very small, but it was the furniture placement that made it cramped. With the writing desk only 7 inches from the foot of the bed, I had to turn sideways and scoot around the end of the bed to reach the closet for my clothes. If the desk had been placed where the tv was, and the tv mounted on the wall, it would have been more efficient and comfortable. In spite of the lack of street noise, I did not sleep well because the tv from the next room kept me awake. I could also hear it in the hallway when passing the neighboring room. I am a light sleeper, but most people would probably sleep here with no problem. Other than that, this hotel is beautifully decorated, very clean and has friendly and helpful staff. My bathroom had a long, deep tub, hand held shower, hair dryer, large counter around the sink and plenty of mirrors. Soap and shampoo are provided, along with a pair of slippers and bathrobe. At the quick check in, I was told about the weekend special of discounted breakfast buffet, so I reserved that for the next morning at 19.60 euros. The buffet was ample, including juice, fruit, cappucino, tea, pastries, cereal, milk, breads, sausages, water, etc. There are some nearby restaurants where I ate other meals and a grocery store to purchase fresh croissants and snacks or drinks on Lombard street, since the hotel restaurant was expensive. The room has no coffee or tea-making facilities, and no microwave, but a minibar with a fridge. The room safe was large enough to hold my entire purse. My room was warm enough in early Spring, the first week of April, without turning on the heat and the window could open if I needed cooling. Checkout was swift. The location away from the bustle of crowds and noise is perfect. It is about a mile and a half from the Grand Place, easily accessable for one who walks a lot or uses the metro. The elegant exterior is lovely and well maintained. The front desk told me about getting a metro ticket good for ten rides, which was better than a ticket with a two or one day limit. There are big bowls of fruit in the lobby and by the elevator. Their sauna needed to be warmed up 10 minutes ahead by calling the front desk, and was in the same location as the fitness center, near the lobby. Lots of big fluffy towels, a tanning bed and a separate mens and womens shower and toilet. There was a treadmill, stairmaster and stationary bike and tv in the fitness center. The area around the hotel was a good neighborhood to walk in, with some fenced parks and other businesses.

By on Apr 21, 2012

5

perfect family vacation

Families

excellent customer service. The hotel is walkable distance to most of the attractions and safe.

By on Apr 12, 2012

3

stanhope

Singles

Hotel is not in the main Palace/tourist area, but is very convenient (2 short blocks) from Trone Metro stop. Rooms are clean and comfortable. On getting there early, was offered use of room if i wanted to pay 50% of a night's price. Also offered all sorts of upgrades for additional fees. Breakfast is very expensive.

By on Apr 26, 2011

5

excellent 2 nights

Singles

Beautiful, comfortable hotel with friendly and helpful staff located on a quiet street within easy walking distance of all major art museums and Grand Place.

By on Feb 1, 2010