Noise problems - beware A review of Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Brussels
Having just spent a weekend at the Radisson in Brussels there's no doubt that the hotel is stylish and well situated being just walking distance from Central station and the Grand Place and its surrounding restaurants. Our room on the fifth floor was furnished with a Scandinavian theme and overlooked the impressive internal atrium / restaurant area.The only problem was a particularly noisy ground floor disco on the Saturday night which amplified upwards and kept us awake until it ended at 2am despite a call to reception at 1am. Definitely steer clear of the more expensive Royal Club rooms as these occupy the second and third floors and should you get an inward facing room be prepared for a sleepless night. The hotel bar is ridiculously expensive but try Loplop, an unpretentious and friendly bar on the street behind the hotel. It's ideal for a nightcap and also a third the price! Finally a couple of doors up from Loplop is a fantastic Chinese restaurant where we had one of the best meals of our stay. It's unlisted in the guidebooks but definitely reccommended.