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These city centre hotels are offer an excellent base for visiting Brussels, just a short walk from the iconic Grand Place, the Town Hall, the Bread House and the gay bars near Bourse metro station.
based on 5630 reviews
Why this hotel? Walk to gay bars. Excellent gym & sauna. Popular choice. Free WiFi.
The beautiful Radisson Blu Royal features an amazing glass dome atrium and one of the best seafood restaurants in the city, The Sea Grill, a holder of two Michelin stars.
Guest rooms feature king-sized bed, flat screen TV, free WiFi and tea & coffee maker. A tasty breakfast buffet is served daily. There is 24-hour room service and a modern gym with sauna & spa facilities.
based on 2275 reviews
Why this hotel? Walk to the gay bars. Modern rooms. Great value. Free WiFi.
The cinema-turned-hotel Marivaux is very central, near the Grand Place and the popular Rue Neuve shopping street. The main gay nightlife can be reached in 15 minutes. La Reserve gay bar and Oasis Sauna are closer.
The hotel rooms combine classical and contemporary styles – each room with air conditioning, rain shower, flat screen cable TV, free WiFi, minibar and tea & coffee maker. The breakfast buffet is substantial.The in-house Meat Me serves modern European and local Belgian dishes prepared with fresh ingredients.
A consistently popular choice on Travel Gay Europe.
7.46 Very Good
based on 9988 reviews
Why this hotel? Central location. Excellent value. Close to Sauna Macho. Free WiFi.
The excellent-value Bedford Hotel has a superb central location in the historic city centre, just a few minutes’ walk from gay Sauna Macho, Stammbar cruise club and the main gay nightlife on Marché au Charbon.
Comfortable guest rooms have free WiFi, flat screen satellite TV, minibar and en suite shower. A substantial hot & cold breakfast buffet is served each morning. The hotel also has a small gym. Very popular choice on Travel Gay Europe.
based on 4135 reviews
Why this hotel? New designer hotel. Walk to gay bars & nightlife. Free WiFi.
The chic, new 9HOTEL CENTRAL is located in Brussels’ museum quarter, close to Gare Centrale train station, a 10-minute walk to the Grand Place and within 15 minutes to Le Detour, Station BXL and the main gay bars.
Simple but tastefully designed guest rooms free WiFi, flat screen satellite TV, Nespresso machine, air conditioning, en suite bathroom with bath tub or shower.
There is a 24-hour front desk and a comfortable lounge area in the lobby. A daily breakfast is served in the dining room. Excellent service and staff.
Why this hotel? Excellent gym & dining. Great for shopping, sightseeing & gay scene. Free WiFi.
Located in the lively St Catherine district, a 5-minute walk from Rue Neuve shopping street, the Novotel Brussels Centre Tour Noire features a modern gym, 24-hour room service, a bar and restaurant. Guest rooms are spacious and feature free WiFi, flat screen TV, work desk and tea & coffee-makers.
The Novotel Brussels is just a few blocks away from De Brouckere metro station. The Grand Place, the Manneken Pis statue and the gay village can be reached in 10 minutes.
based on 702 reviews
Why this hotel? Near the gay scene. Budget option. Great value. Free WiFi.
An excellent budget choice to consider. Hotel La Legende is just steps from Brussels’ gay nightlife, the Grand Place, the Manneken Pis, some of the best restaurants, cafés and shops, as well as Sauna Macho and Stammbar cruise club.
Housed in a 19th century townhouse, guest rooms facilities include free WiFi, wooden floors, flat screen cable TV, private bathroom with shower, mini-fridge and tea & coffee-making facilities. Room service is available.
Free Continental breakfast is served in the casual dining room. The hotel has a 24-hour front desk and a tour desk. Fabulous location and great value for money.
Why this hotel? Popular choice. Great value and location. Near the gay scene. Free WiFi.
The gay-popular Best Western Royal Centre is just a 10-minute walk from the Grand Place, boutique shops at Rue de Namur, Boulevard de Waterloo, and 15 minutes’ walk to the gay nightlife.
Very good value for money. Guest rooms are comfortably sized, air-conditioned and feature tea & coffee makers and free WiFi. Breakfast is included in most rates.
Why this hotel? Great value. Stylish design. Convenient location. Free WiFi.
Budget boutique hotel near the famous Grand Place, Manneken Pis and less than 5 minutes’ walk from Brusssels’ main gay nightlife and the popular gay Sauna Macho.
Each of Hotel Cafe Pacific 12 uniquely designed, air-conditioned guest rooms has a flat screen cable TV, a modern bathroom and free WiFi. Friendly staff go the extra mile to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
Why this hotel? Modern apartments. Very central. Near the gay scene. Free WiFi.
Modern, stylish aparthotel in the very centre of Brussels, next to De Brouckere metro station and just a short walk from all the gay bars and dance clubs. The Manneken Pis Statue and Grand Place are less than a 10-minute walk away.
Each well-equipped apartment at Adagio features a kitchenette with dishwasher and stove, flat screen cable TV, tea & coffee-making facilities. There is free WiFi and an exercise room.
7.43 Very Good
based on 1431 reviews
Why this hotel? Boutique choice. Modern rooms. Great location. Free WiFi.
Stylish boutique hotel in Brussels’ historic city centre, just a few minutes’ walk from the Grand Place, Manneken Pis and the gay nightlife. The area is filled with interesting shops, restaurants and cafés.
Alma Grand offers 37 modern guest rooms, each with a comfortable bed, free WiFi, air conditioning and cable TV.
based on 1327 reviews
Why this hotel? Unique rooms. Great location. Value for money. Free WiFi.
Located in the ancient quarter of St Catherine, opposite the metro station and just under a 10-minute walk from Grand Place, the Manneken Pis and the main gay nightlife.
This boutique hotel offers 17 very uniquely internationally rooms decorated with authentic items from the owners who are avid world travellers. Each room features flat screen TV, private bathroom (some with jacuzzi) and free WiFi. Breakfast buffet of Belgian specialities is served daily.
based on 3686 reviews
Why this hotel? Budget choice. Self-service hotel. Great location. Free WiFi.
The smart-value MaxHotel is located near Rogier metro station and City2 Shopping Mall. It features a 24-hour self-service lounge with food and drink vending machines.
Each minimalist-designed guest room has a flat screen TV and free WiFi. The self-service check-in and check-out kiosks make it easy to enter and leave the hotel quickly.
The location is quite good – a 15-minute walk from Grand Place and Brussels’ main gay scene.
We also recommend the following hotels, located a bit further from The Grand Place and the main gay scene but still within easy walking distances (15-20 minutes)
based on 9438 reviews
Why this hotel? Popular with gay guests. Near the city centre. Free WiFi.
The great-value Hotel BLOOM offers bright, spacious rooms, located about a 20-minute walk from the city centre attractions and gay scene. Gay sauna Oasis is just around the corner.
Each non-smoking room features unique paintings by European artists who painted the wall in their own interpretation of the word ‘bloom’. All rooms have a flat screen satellite TV, free WiFi, tea & coffee-making facilities.
BLOOM also has its own gym, a restaurant and a bar.
7.86 Very Good
based on 2618 reviews
Why this hotel? Walk to La Demence party. Modern design. Boutique choice. Free WiFi.
Gay-popular, colourful boutique hotel in the trendy Saint Gilles quarter. A great choice if your agenda includes a night out to La Demence gay dance party at Fuse Club (a 10-minute walk away).
Bright, soundproof rooms feature free WiFi, air conditioning, flat screen TV, designer furniture and unique photography. The Pantone also has a bar and a rooftop terrace.
Located a 5-minute walk from the fashionable Avenue Louise shopping area and Louise metro station, making it easy to get around.