We were in Brussels in May for the opening show for Cavalia to get a preview of the show before it came to Singapore on 12 August 2014 and our hosts put us up in a Superior Room at Novotel Brussels Centre Tour Noire which is conveniently located near a fish market, eateries, convenience stores and a short stroll to famous landmarks of Brussels including Cathedral St Catherine, Manneken Pis (or known to most people as the famous pissing boy statue) and more.
Brussels, the capital and largest city of Belgium and also the capital of the European Union, is home to 29 hotels in Accor, the French hotel group.
This convivial non-smoking hotel property has two room types – Superior and Executive Room. The 217-room midscale Novotel Brussels Centre Tour Noire offers comfortable rooms and a delicious breakfast buffet spread so you can get a good night’s rest and a kickstart for the next day.
I got upgraded to an Executive room as a Platinum member of the Le Club Accorhotels loyalty programme. The Executive room comes with a separate living room and bedroom.
The Executive room offers additional amenities including a Nespresso coffee machine with six coffee capsules, bathrobe and bedroom slippers, additional toiletries, free internet access and complimentary drinks in the bar. These are topped up or changed daily by house keeping. The view from the room is also magnificent. The Executive room can accommodate two adults and two children.
With two television units in the Executive room, the one in the bedroom lets you catch a movie or two before dozing off to dreamland. The pillows however are strangely square shaped, albeit comfortable.
The spacious bathroom is separate from the toilet. The usual Novotel branded toiletries are provided including Bath Gel, two-in-one shampoo and conditioner, soap bars as well as cotton swaps and cotton buds. Remember to bring your own toothbrush and tooth paste. Those are not provided by the hotel.
The Exfoliant gel scrub and Body Milk were extras in my upgraded room together with the soft terry cloth bathrobe which also came in really handy because it was cold when I stayed in Brussels.
Remember, the electrical points in Belgium are accept two round pin plugs so bring your adapters. There are quite a few of these around the room so you have enough to charge your electrical devices.
Check out photos of the landmarks around the hotel. These below were in a five minute or less walking radius.