Making Brussels Interesting – with TravelMagic and Brussels Airlines
The Pantone Hotel
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Hotel: The Pantone Hotel, Booked via Expedia.co.uk
Price paid: £59.23 + €4.50 Local Tax with £7.11 Cashback
Yes, I can shoot a hotel in the daylight. Happy everyone?
Reception (Shot on departure)
It was about 22:30 when I checked into the hotel. I was welcomed and a keycard issued. From there is up to the first floor and room 102, which would be my “large room” for the night
The lift – Glass side with spots (Pantone Colour matched).
Now, a bit of explanation before we go any further. What the blazes is Pantone? The Pantone Color Matching System is a standardised colour reproduction system. The idea being is you feed a Pantone number into a printing system, and the colour you select will output match the output. This is commercialised in the wonderful colour books, and printers who use the colour schemes.
This has also been brand marked into vases, mugs, shot glasses and a hotel it seems.
So being on floor 1, I was on the pantone blue level
Going into the room, I found the light activation function
And lit up the room
There’s even the Pantone colour match chart next to it
Meanwhile the Bathroom was reasonably appointed.
Yep. Even these are colour matched too
And so is the toilet paper…
I tried to use the TV, but despite multiple efforts… it didn’t want to work. I gave up and switched to the Internet. Whilst the W-LAN was protected, the performance of it was rather good – good enough for streaming media and for sorting bits and bobs out. Of course, there was the challenge to find the singular power socket in the room – which doesn’t help matters)
The bed itself wasn’t bad at all. Nice and comfortable, and not overly soft – which is always a winner in my book. Which is good because I crashed out for the next 9 hours or so.
Guess I needed that sleep.
I woke up and slowly got myself together for the day… and made the mistake of looking outside the window.
Well. Not much of a view eh? I’m glad I only paid £59 for this.
I spent the morning getting myself together and cleaning up, before heading out for the day.
On checkout, I was charged the local €4.50 Hotel Tax, and my bill was settled. From there, it was time to set off for a day.
Overall: A good designer boutique idea concept, let down in parts by execution. The room could had been better – facing out (this is the issue with cheap Expedia rooms), the TV Could had worked (which would had been nice). And the room being large…. umm. That’s open to debate.
Still it provided a nice room to rest and relax in. Which helps a lot.
Next: A Day trying to make Brussels “interesting”
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There is nothing that makes Brussels interesting. Oh wait: Leonidas Chocolates !