On October 28th, 2011 was the third anniversary of the day my boyfriend and I met. To celebrate this special moment, we decided to take the train from Paris, where we live, to Brussels, the capitale of Belgium. We had a great time in this lovely city, and enjoyed one night in a remarkable place: the Hotel Bloom!, a 4 stars design hotel in the North of the town.
Located nearby the botanic garden, some rooms have a very pleasant view on it. From mine, the view was not extraordinary, but I have to admit it is difficult to content me since I can see the Eiffel Tower and the Sacré Coeur from my living room! Nevertheless, even if you don’t see the Botanic Garden from your room when staying at Hotel Bloom!, you can still enjoy it for a little walk in the morning or during the evening when it becomes a place for concerts and artistic representations. If you are even too lazy to walk there, the lounge bar of Hotel Bloom! is a good choice too: every weekend, live DJs are coming to make the clients shake their heads with some groovy house tunes, while they’re having a cocktail and some appetizers.
But let’s talk about the most important: the rooms! What is very unique at Hotel Bloom is that every single bedroom has been decorated by a European artist. Indeed, the hotel has a partnership with Arts Schools all across Europe, and offered the opportunity of young artists to express their talent on the 305 bedrooms’ walls. The great thing is that you can even choose your room according to the fresco you like the most: http://www.hotelbloom.com/frescos-fr.html
Here is the one I had on my room, number 741.
I really love the concept, don’t you? I also have to say a few words about the breakfast: it was absolutely delicious, with plenty of quality food (the croissants were delightful). In a nutshell, I really appreciated my stay at the Hotel Bloom, with its nicely decorated room, friendly staff, good location and excellent breakfast. If you have the chance to go to the beautiful city of Brussels, do not hesitate to stay there!
Rue Royale 250
1210 Bruxelles, Belgique
+32 2 220 66 11
@hotelBLOOM on Twitter
Hotel Bloom on Facebook
A big thank you to Laura for translating from her native French the review of Hotel Bloom she wrote for her own blog – La Frange. She is also on Facebook, if your French is good check it out. Otherwise we hope to hear more from Laura here on RoomCritic.
As Laura mentioned above, guests at Hotel Bloom can choose their room based on the artwork (frescos) painted behind the bed. It’s great to see Hotel Bloom have created a real point of difference with this concept. We love it, and can’t wait to see a few of their rooms for ourselves. You’ll definitely see more of Hotel Bloom from us.
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