Martin’s EU Brussels

‘Pay what you want’

This special promotion got our attention last december. Tourism in Brussels still is suffering from the economic crisis. The Brussels attacks in 2016 only made things worse. But fortunately there are some creative minds who try to boost tourism with some original promotions. Like Martin’s hotel in the European district did. They allow you to pay whatever you want for your room. We rated the value of our room at 80 euros/night. Of course we granted ourselves a nice discount…

Martin’s hotels

This Belgian brand has 13 hotels spread over Belgium. Each hotel has an original theme. Like the Martin’s Red, where every detail is themed after the red devils (Belgium’s national soccer team). This time we chose for Martin’s EU, next to the impressive Berlaymont building in the European district. During the weekends only a few expats are working in this area, so the neighboorhood is peaceful and hotels offer lower rates. By train or subway you are in 5 minutes in downtown Brussels where you can find all the tourist attractions. Although the European district itself is also worth a visit.

Lobby & Blue Kong

Cosy room

We booked a ‘cosy room’. A very small room, but decorated with warm red accents. The room was located under the roof so it’s smaller than rooms on other floors i guess.  By email the hotel offered to decorate our bed with fresh rose petals. An offer we accepted, romantic as we are… Heidi liked my romantic touch a lot. You can also upgrade online, and add breakfast (with a discount) which we also accepted. Online booking for breakfast will save you 8 euros. The normal price is 19 euros per person.

Cosy room

With this small room comes a tiny bathroom. But the lack of space doesn’t bother at all. Everything you need is provided (bath-shower combination, toilet, sink, amenities). In your room you will find a safe, minibar and coffee amenities. All the things a four star hotel should offer basically.

After a good night sleep (the beds and pillows are excellent) we went to the restaurant for breakfast. A standard breakfast was available at the buffet. For that little extra touch you can enjoy some sparkling wine, smoked salmon or freshly baked waffles.

Restaurant

The hotel also offers a restaurant, which was closed during our visit so we could not review it.

Location

Martin’s EU Brussels is located in the heart of the European business district. Though many business travellers choose this hotel, tourists can also enjoy this area and discover another part of Brussels. If you don’t want to leave you hotel, on the top floor there is a health club available. It offers a sauna, a shower and a small gym. Except for the great view on ‘Brussels by night’, it’s not really worth a visit..

Health club with a view

We do want to try some other Martin’s hotels, especially the ones who are build in former churches. You can find more info and pictures on Martins hotels.

Martin’s EU Brussels

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  • Location
  • Nice bar
  • Excellent breakfast
  • Decoration in the rooms
  • Special promotions

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  • Small rooms on the top floors
  • Healthclub

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