The most popular Brussels districts for lodgings are in the extended zone around the Grand-Place; in the upper town district around place Stéphanie and boulevard de Waterloo; and along upmarket avenue Louise. These areas hold large, glittering three- and four-star establishments, along with many fine medium-priced places. Budget hotels can be found in the streets around the Grand-Place and in the Ixelles district to the south of avenue Louise. The European District presents something of a special case: Its hotels are convenient for visiting Eurocrats, politicians, lobbyists, and media people, but tourists may find the businesslike environment, anonymous contemporary architecture, and distance from Grand-Place (about 30 minutes by foot) unappealing. While it’s lively during the week, weekends the area empties out and streets are eerily quiet.
Hotels in the upper price range include members of just about every international chain. Most have a wealth of facilities, but the service at them tends to be more impersonal than in similar properties in other European capitals.
Rental Apartments in Brussels
If you would prefer to have a space to call your own in the city, there are plenty of self-catering options in Brussels. Aparthotels has four buildings in the city center. Another option is Rent by Night (www.rentbynight.com), with three buildings in the historical heart of the city. Adagio Aparthotel (www.adagio-city.com) offers luxurious studios and apartments in two addresses, one near the European Union district and one in the Anspach shopping mall. As well, such multinational companies as Airbnb (www.airbnb.com), FlipKey (www.flipkey.com) and HomeAway (www.homeaway.com) offer numerous options, sometimes at a lower nightly rate than Brussels hotels will offer. T
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