This hotel was funky and fun with a great restaurant for food and drink! It's in a great location, only a stones throw from Luxembourg square which is ideal for going out for drinks or food. We had two great nights here and would recommend it to friends for sure!
"Fun but not perfect"
Best part of this hotel is the fun decor - really is a refreshing change from every other hotel you have ever stayed in. However, there were a number of small problems that when added up did impede my ability to enjoy my stay there. - the room was 22 degrees C - which I found chilly. The thermostat on the wall does nothing to warm the room. - There is no comfy chair in the room. Only hard dining type chairs, padded benches and the bed. - The information was disorganized - the staff said breakfast wasn't included one day then said it was included the next. My booking said my work was paying and that I shouldn't be charged for anything, yet they insisted on getting a copy of my personal credit card and tried to force me to pay some room tax.
"Edgy but incomplete"
The Raddison Red is a new concept, it was very modern and aimed at the younger guest, it looked totally different from other hotels near by. It had a non-traditional lobby with no proper reception desk but staff were friendly and helpful with local information. The room carried on with the modern decor which was lovely. The fixtures and fitting felt very fresh and small touched like USB charges next to the bed were a nice touch. The bed was very comfy!! The large TV had english speaking channels other that the news but Apple TV didn't work. My main issue was the app feature, it didn't work so well for contacting housekeeping etc and it had a chatroom style feature which felt like a very sleazy version of Tinder. The transport links were great, the train station is very close but with no noise disturbance and a bus stop directly outside. Overall great location for the business/EU quarter, good value and would stay again.
"Out of the ordinary, some might even like it"
The whole internal design of the hotel, including the studio is abundant in visual elements of pop culture. This can be an interesting experiment but definitely is not a comforting one. If we ad to this the dominance of red we will obtain a place that is suitable for a hotel party for youngsters or hipsters and not necessarily a relaxing environment after a long journey, followed by an exhausting day. Of course despite the design that was not appealing for me it was a quality accommodation and the service (offered at a minimalist desk) was OK. Good location for those having deals at the European Parliament, some nice pubs in the neighborhood. On an all, even if surprising, still not an unpleasant stay.
"Great hotel to stay"
My husband and I had a great stay at the Radisson Red Brussels. It is a modern and hip hotel. A detail to mention is that comics are signed on the walls which is typical for Belgium. The personnel was young and friendly. A spacious room and a really nice bed. The bathroom was clean and the shower has a rain showerhead. We had dessert at the Oui Bar+ktchn, we would highly recommend the Dirty Chocolate Fondant! For breakfast you have a variety of choices. Please try the Muffin which is filled with bacon, eggs and soft cheese. The location is really good. It is a approx. a 3 minutes walk away from Brussels Luxemburg station so you can take the metro, train and bus very easily. Overall it is a great hotel to stay!
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM
Please note that the hotel is under renovation works until 1st May 2016.