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Location. Set in a converted 19th century building, the landmark Metropole Hotel is located on Place de Brouckere in central Brussels, Belgium. The hotel is one block from Rue Neuve and within 500 metres of the Grand Place square, Manneken Pis statue and the Chocolate Museum. Brussels Airport (BRU) is 16 kilometres away.
Hotel Features. The lobby evokes 19th century grandeur with bronze marble, gold columns and huge chandeliers. Built in 1895, the Metropole is the city's oldest hotel.
Restored to glory in 2002, the baroque style L'Alban Chambon restaurant features stained glass windows, ochre marble columns and parquet floors. The restaurant serves French flavours like risotto of Saint Jacques scallops and wild boar in a sesame seed crust. Champagne is served in the sofly lit bar. Opening onto a heated, canopied terrace, the Caf? Metropole offers a selection of light meals and pastries. A buffet breakfast is served (surcharge) in the marble Excelsior Lounge, which has dark wood furniture and burgundy leather chairs.
The Metropole Hotel offers 10 air conditioned function rooms for up to 600 people.
Guestrooms. The Metropole Hotel's 305 air conditioned guestrooms are individually designed. Rooms are decorated in warm hues with high ceilings, heavy drapes and Art Deco touches. All rooms feature high speed Internet connections (surcharge), video game consoles, safes and free minibars with beers and soft drinks. Marble bathrooms include separate baths and showers, complimentary toiletries and bathrobes.
Expert Tip. The Parc de Bruxelles' 19th century formal gardens are a short walk along tree lined avenues from the Metropole Hotel in Brussels.