Where to stay in Brussels
For a long while, soon after it was made capital of the European Union, Brussels had a reputation for being dull and home to red tape and men in grey suits. This is not so. Yes, the EU is part of Brussels but that does not define the city in any way, it just adds to its interest.
People have been finding out that Brussels is a thriving city with fantastic museums, a cosmopolitan feel and a lively social scene. The hotels Brussels has are varied too with a great range for travellers and businessmen alike.
The type of hotels Brussels offers
It is true to say that for a lot of the year, the hotels Brussels has are geared towards visitors either on business or staying for political purposes. This can mean that prices for some of the hotels Brussels has are hiked up. Booking a room in a hotel Brussels style during the weekend or in the summer could reap rewards as some of the hotels Brussels has will dramatically drop their prices.
For business hotels Brussels is great as there are so many to choose from. These hotels Brussels has cater for the corporate client and therefore offer exceptional standards of comfort and convenience. Prices are higher in these than elsewhere in Belgium, though on a par with other European capitals.
There is no specific area of hotels Brussels has, rather there are clusters in different parts of the city. For sightseeing, book one of the hotels Brussels has in the central pentagon around the Grand Place. This is so you will be within easy walking distance of all the major sights.
The food of Brussels
Many of the hotels Brussels has will serve traditional Belgium food in their restaurants. A favourite is moules frites, which is mussels and chips plus a dollop of mayonnaise, or how about beef cooked in Belgian beer and made into a tasty casserole?
For a sweet treat, chocolate is a must with beautifully laid out chocolatiers and mouth-watering recipes. A great way to sample the chocolate is to choose which ones you want, in some shops you can even buy just one chocolate. Another familiar sight is freshly made waffles, known as gaufres, being cooked on street stalls. Sprinkle over some sugar, add a spoonful of jam and you have a glorious snack.
Beer is also a must. Belgium makes more beers than any other country in the world, and the variety is staggering, from Trappist beers made by monks in the Middle Ages to white beers made from wheat.
The hotels Brussels has often offer discounts out of season or at weekends when the business hotels Brussels has are not so busy. This is great news for the casual visitor who wants to stay in one of the hotels Brussels has for a holiday.
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