WHERE TO STAY IN BRUSSELS: THE AUGUSTIN
When I wrote my 48 hours in Brussels guide I didn’t mention any accommodation tips as I already had in mind to prepare a whole new section here on the blog with great spots to stay around the city. This is actually one of the most common questions I get from out-of-towners and people whose friends are visiting but I figured it could also be useful for those who wish to spend a staycation in Brussels.
A while ago I was lucky enough to receive an invitation from The Augustin and knowing that it was fully refurbished recently, I was curious to see the final result. Talking about perfect timing! I already knew its location was convenient – right in the centre of Brussels, just a short walk from the Midi station, Grand Place and next to a few well-known foodie spots like Houtsiplou and the Michelin-starred Comme Chez Soi.
As soon as we arrived, my partner in crime and I checked in our room and headed straight to the Augustino Lounge Bar for a drink. The bar was actually designed by the talented artist Laetitia Vidal-Cuzacq and is nothing short of pretty. Seeing as it was freezing cold outside, sitting on the patio area wasn’t really an option but the open fireplace and kind staff made the whole experience very pleasant.
The room was pretty good too – lots of space, very clean (the most important thing for me in a hotel) and quiet. Design-wise it was a bit basic but the bed was super comfortable, the wifi was free and worked perfectly, and there was a machine with free tea/coffee making supplies. The bathroom was also generously sized and offered all necessary amenities, including towels and a hair dryer. In the morning after a good night sleep we were really looking forward to having some breakfast but alas, most of the stuff were already gone half an hour before breakfast time was over.
Despite the fact that we got a little unlucky with breakfast, I enjoyed overall my stay at The Augustin. If you’re looking for a hotel in the centre of Brussels which is clean, spacious and within a reasonable budget, this spot is a good option.
|Address: Avenue de Stalingrad 25-31, 1000 Brussels, Belgium|
|Telephone: +32 2 5489838|
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