Talk about first impressions. When I walked into the Zoom Hotel I knew I’d found something special. ZOOM is truly unique, in the best kind of way. It’s obvious the design team went above and beyond to think about the hotel concept and how to make sure guests have an enjoyable stay.
I felt welcomed to Zoom Hotel; and a brew from the onsite “Beer House” was a nice way to settle in. With a focus on photography, the hotel has an industrial meets boutique/design hotel feel. It’s so easy to say that this hotel is very cool.
My room was very comfortable. I loved having a water boiler to make tea and a coffee maker too. The high quality teas were a nice touch. Since the Zoom Hotel is all about photography, the rooms serve as a photo exhibit, with various displays throughout the hotel. Rooms feature a “pillow menu” with a few different options, so that you can pick the perfect pillow. I used the speaker to play music via Bluetooth, which was a nice bonus.
I enjoyed the desk and working space in my room, in addition to the couch to catch up on some reading. The room was spacious for an urban hotel. Keep in mind that the hotel is not in the center of Brussels, but it’s not too far — just a 25-minute walk to the Grand Palace or a quick taxi or tram ride. Although this hotel has a rather edgy feel I was encouraged to see the range of guests.
I found the team to be very helpful, from the friendly morning crew to the receptionist who helped me print out my travel documents for the next part of my trip. The breakfast buffet was lovely, with a nice variety of fresh options.