$63 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 11, 2015 Check-out: Aug 12, 2015

Des Colonies Hotel Brussels

3 stars
View map of 6 Rue des Croisades, 1210 BRUSSELS, Brussels, 1210

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
20 reviews
Everything you need

This hotel has everything you need if youre just looking for a place to sleep. That was the case... See full review

  • Julee P.
  • May 26, 2015
Perfect for my needs

The hotel is sited right next door to the office building where I had my meeting so a very short... See full review

  • Ronald A.
  • May 19, 2015

Hotel des Colonies, built in its City Center location in 1906, offers 97 non-smoking renovated rooms featuring fine furniture and modern amenities. Guests of this landmark property enjoy spacious guest rooms, personal service, access to full conference and meeting facilities, and close proximity to Brussels' shopping, museums, entertainment, business and financial districts, and public transportation.

Rooms

The 97 stylishly furnished guestrooms, renovated in 2006, include a queen bed or two twin beds, an overstuffed armchair, a large working desk, satellite television with 40 free channels and a number of pay channels, and two direct-dial telephones. The rooms comfortably accommodate one or two guests and feature state-of-the-art soundproofing.

Property features

The lobby features modern, comfortable seating a grand, historical setting, with free Wi-Fi service. Several vending machines off the lobby offer a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, snacks, and sandwiches. Continental and buffet breakfast is served in a designated breakfast room.

Highlights
  • Internet center
  • Breakfast room
  • Free Wi-Fi in communal areas
  • Multilingual staff
Nearby attractions
  • Botanic Gardens (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
  • National Theater (0.2 mi/ 0.4 km)
  • Royal Palace (1.3 mi/2.1 km)
  • Royal Palace (1.3 mi/2.1 km)
  • Museum of Natural Sciences (2.4 mi/3.8 km)
Business
  • Four meeting rooms
  • Business center
  • Teleconferencing equipment
  • AV equipment
  • Kitchen
  • Full-service catering
  • Support staff
  • Tea- and coffee-making facilities
Transportation
  • Rogier travel interchange (131 yards/120 meters)
  • Gare du Midi Eurostar station (1.9 mi/3.1 km)
  • Brussels Airport (7.4 mi/11.9 km)
Policies
  • Hotel des Colonies is a no-smoking hotel.
  • No pets are allowed.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Des Colonies Hotel Brussels Rooms

Standard Room
The Standard Rooms offering comfort and quietness, have been thoroughly redesinged and equipped with fine furniture and expandend amenities.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Fitness Center
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi

Nearby points of interest

  • National Theater of the French Community of Belgium: 0.2 mi
  • Galeria Inno: 0.2 mi
  • Rue Neuve: 0.2 mi
  • Botanical Garden: 0.2 mi
  • Facultés universitaires Saint-Louis: 0.3 mi
  • Brussels Nord: 0.3 mi
  • Brussels North train station: 0.3 mi
  • The Botanique: 0.3 mi
  • Place des Martyrs: 0.3 mi
  • Red Light District: 0.4 mi
  • Sint-Joost-ten-Node: 0.4 mi
  • Comic Museum: 0.4 mi
  • St. Jean Baptiste au Beguinage: 0.4 mi
  • Library of the National Bank of Belgium: 0.5 mi
  • Palais 12: 0.5 mi
  • National Theater of the French Community of Belgium: 0.2 mi
  • Galeria Inno: 0.2 mi
  • Rue Neuve: 0.2 mi
  • Botanical Garden: 0.2 mi
  • Facultés universitaires Saint-Louis: 0.3 mi
  • Brussels Nord: 0.3 mi
  • Brussels North train station: 0.3 mi
  • The Botanique: 0.3 mi
  • Place des Martyrs: 0.3 mi
  • Red Light District: 0.4 mi
  • Sint-Joost-ten-Node: 0.4 mi
  • Comic Museum: 0.4 mi
  • St. Jean Baptiste au Beguinage: 0.4 mi
  • Library of the National Bank of Belgium: 0.5 mi
  • Palais 12: 0.5 mi
  • Toy Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Schaarbeek: 0.5 mi
  • Maison du Roi: 0.5 mi
  • Column of Congress: 0.5 mi
  • La Monnaie: 0.5 mi
  • Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel: 0.5 mi
  • Halles de Schaerbeek: 0.5 mi
  • Rue Grétry: 0.6 mi
  • Rue de la Fourche: 0.6 mi
  • Delirium: 0.6 mi
  • Jeanneke Pis: 0.6 mi
  • St Michael Cathedral: 0.6 mi
  • Cirque Royal: 0.6 mi
  • Rue des Bouchers: 0.6 mi
  • Rue des Dominicains: 0.6 mi
  • Rue de Bouchers: 0.6 mi
  • Marché des Antiquites et du Livres: 0.6 mi
  • St. Catherine's Church: 0.6 mi
  • Maison de la Bellone: 0.6 mi
  • Royal Theatre Toone: 0.6 mi
  • St Hubert Galleries: 0.6 mi
  • Brussels Stock Exchange: 0.7 mi
  • Rue Antoine Dansaert: 0.7 mi
  • Beursschouwburg: 0.7 mi
  • Scientastic: 0.7 mi
  • Grand Palace Brussels: 0.7 mi
  • Grote Markt: 0.7 mi
  • Boulevard Anspach: 0.7 mi
  • Galerie Agora: 0.7 mi
  • Flower Carpet: 0.7 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Our five meeting rooms with a maximum capacity of 120 participants are designed for comfort and benefit from natural sunlight. Technological efficiency is the hallmark of our Meeting Rooms, boasting state-of-the-art equipment such as the latest audiovisual and technological resources, sophisticated projection and sound systems.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
2:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Des Colonies Hotel Brussels

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
20 out of 20
Amenities:
2.8
Cleanliness:
3.4
Hotel staff:
3.7
Comfort:
3.2
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.7

70% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Des Colonies Hotel Brussels

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Globetrotteruk
Business
Birmingham uk
Feb 20, 2013

Can't go wrong

Very nice stay! Had no problems at all, great rooms at great prices in a good location. Friendly and helpfull staff . Only thing is that my room didn't have a full length mirror because the 2nd extra bed was in front the wardrobe with mirror inside so had to keep moving my bed. I would stay again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Des Colonies Hotel Brussels

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
elizabeth,nj
Aug 9, 2011

brussels hotel review

.its room was clean ,well ventilated,confortable. .it has good ventilation,telephone and tv with a good reception. .at the lobby you can use free internet services. .the breackfast was excellent and free. .the cuality and manners of emploies was excellent.they were very cooperative and helpful. .the location was close to the attraction places and public transportation.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Des Colonies Hotel Brussels

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Stiffy
Business
Brussels
Apr 2, 2014

Friend's birthday

My experience was very positive. Very helpful staff, a good choice of breakfast and free safety deposit box! I would come here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Des Colonies Hotel Brussels

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Helsinki
Mar 4, 2010

Business trip

I was on a business trip for 3 days with and was going to visit several locations around the city on a tight timetable. The hotel is located on a side street right next to the Rogier central tram and metro station. From there it was easy to get anwhere. Gare du Nord is only one stop away so you can walk unless you have very heavy luggage. Staff was really helpful and friendly. The room was small and worn, but clean. The bathroom and shower was small but very functional. Beds were narrow but comfortable. From the hotel it is only a km or so nice walking to the Grand Place, and right on the opposite of the Rogier square is a rather large mall with a good food garden in the basement. Very good for the budget busines traveller!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Des Colonies Hotel Brussels

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Kansas City
Jan 10, 2011

Charming, comfortable and convenient

The hotel was charming and very comfortable. The staff was very accomodating and helpful. We were there for our son's wedding. The location was very convenient to the subway and train and shopping. The only thing I missed was having a hair dryer.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Des Colonies Hotel Brussels

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Josie, frequent traveler
Business
Palmdale, CA
Sep 7, 2009

Quiet, restful location and good value.

We liked the location. We were able to access it from Schipol airport by train and a short cab ride from the train station to the hotel. It was a 10 min walk to the tram which took us into the hub bub of Amsterdam. Some may not like using the tram to get back to their hotel after a day of sightseeing but we appreciated the quiet after a busy day. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Great way to get acquainted and oriented with the sights of Amsterdam is to take the "hop-on hop-off" canal cruise. Fun and relaxing.

Review of Des Colonies Hotel Brussels

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
John Elsewhere
Business
Portland, OR, USA
Sep 12, 2011

Great location and you get what you pay for

I got off the train at the Brussels North station and walked two blocks toward the center of town and there was the Hotel. Excellent access to transportation and the Gross Markt and the old downtowm. The room was OK, shower and bathroom tiny, but you don't live in the bathroom. The breakfast was reasonable, but not elegant. But, for its cost I think this was a good value. I will consider staying here when I am next on business travel again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Boston Grill one block away was a great value. Good food, well prepared,ample portions! Friendly service.

Review of Des Colonies Hotel Brussels

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
westport, ct
Nov 22, 2010

Nice older hotel

Intriguing, older hotel, renovated in historical fashion. Close to everything in Brussels.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Des Colonies Hotel Brussels

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
J + L
Business
San Francisco CA
Oct 11, 2009

Great value hotel

We thought this hotel was a very good deal. Room was large by Euro standards, enough room to put luggage in it and still walk around. Very good buffet breakfast, better than we've had at most other hotels in Europe. Comfy bed. Good location, 5 min walk from Gare du Nord, about 12-15 min to Grand Place. The staff couldn't have been nicer. Attractive lobby area. We have often paid more for much less in Europe.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Des Colonies Hotel Brussels

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Helsinki
Mar 4, 2010

Business trip

I was on a business trip for 3 days with and was going to visit several locations around the city on a tight timetable. The hotel is located on a side street right next to the Rogier central tram and metro station. From there it was easy to get anwhere. Gare du Nord is only one stop away so you can walk unless you have very heavy luggage. Staff was really helpful and friendly. The room was small and worn, but clean. The bathroom and shower was small but very functional. Beds were narrow but comfortable. From the hotel it is only a km or so nice walking to the Grand Place, and right on the opposite of the Rogier square is a rather large mall with a good food garden in the basement. Very good for the budget busines traveller!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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