$65 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Dec 20, 2014 Check-out: Dec 21, 2014

Des Colonies Hotel Brussels

3 stars
6 Rue des Croisades, 1210 BRUSSELS, Brussels, 1210
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.3
out of 5
18 reviews
Friend's birthday

My experience was very positive. Very helpful staff, a good choice of breakfast and free safety... See full review

  • Stiffy
  • Apr 2, 2014
Can't go wrong

Very nice stay! Had no problems at all, great rooms at great prices in a good location. Friendly... See full review

  • Globetrotteruk
  • Feb 20, 2013
3-star hotel in the center of Brussels offers comfort and convenience

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.

Highlights
  • Internet center
  • Breakfast room
  • Free Wi-Fi in communal areas
  • Multilingual staff
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.

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.

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)
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
Policies and fees
  • 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:
1400
Check-out:
1200

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.

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Guest Reviews (18)

Ratings and reviews for Des Colonies Hotel Brussels

Overall score

3.3 / 5
5.01.0
18 out of 18
Amenities:
2.9
Room cleanliness:
3.4
Hotel staff:
3.7
Room comfort:
3.2
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.6

67% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
luv2 travel
Business
USA
Dec 3, 2011

scary hotel - Des Colonies Hotel Brussels (No Star)

i would not recommend this hotel! this hotel need to be demolished! the location is okay, but the hotel is not; lobby and corridors are scary and dingy, antiquated elevator, room smell cigarette, the decor is so pathetic and the bathroom and fixtures are dismal failure. STAY AWAY FROM THIS HOTEL!!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Dorlykim
Business
Longview, tx
Aug 12, 2012

Not paradise

Lobby was clean and hotel looked promising. But it was not to be. When comforter was pulled back, there were blood stains on it. Walls were paper thin. Felt like neighbors were in our room. Would not stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Jimbo Limbo
Business
Middletown, MD
Jul 18, 2012

Electricity

Needs more electrical outlets in living quarters. Also needs a safe for valuables.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Des Colonies Hotel Brussels

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anna KH
Business
Moscow, Russia
Nov 6, 2013

5 days in Brussels

Honestly I'm thinking i'll never go back to this hotel... I just wanted to save money... but never again... but as a tourist I was in that hotel only for sleeping.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Frisco
Business
San Francisco, CA, USA
Sep 16, 2011

Frisco

We found the location to be good; buffet breakfast was good. The room we had was adequate but the whole hotel could do with an upgrade.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
bamboozle79
Business
Kent
Jun 8, 2013

Great entrance but average room

The reception for the hotel is lovely and it makes you expect more for your room. My room was basic, the wifi was so weak you couldnt use it in the room, there was no hairdryer in the room and one of the 2 plug sockets did not work. The shower had lovely hot water but the shower head holder was broken so you had to hold it. The location is good but I don't think I would stay here again, there are better hotels for the price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
TumD
Business
NY, USA
May 24, 2014

OK

Very clean, everything works. Staff is very nice and helpful. The room is small and the bed is twin. There is no full size mirror in the room and no hair dryer, but you can ask for the latter. The breakfast was not included and costs 15 euro. The shuttle to Charleroi costs 120 euro so is best to plan the bus or a collective taxi if you fly from Charleroi Overall a good experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There is a Starbucks in La Gare Nord ~ 8 minute walk from the hotel.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ditto2
Business
Boston, MA, USA
Sep 20, 2011

Solo Backpacking

For a backpacking location to stay, this place is pretty decent and has a reasonable price. Location is very good as its 10 mins away from the Grand Place or city center and right next to the shopping area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Good restuarants are around the Katherine Cathedral which is about a 10 min walk form the hotel.

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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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Seattle, WA
Jul 4, 2009

Nothing special, just pretty nice Hotel

The location was just a few blocks from the train station which worked out perfect for me. There is also a Metro Stop just outside. The lobby is great and has some cool fountains. There is also internet available downstairs. They said WiFi only works downstairs but I had no problem using it in my room on the second floor. The rooms are small, but the bathrooms have a huge tub, but no shower. The only thing I didn't like is that our "window" opened up to a little alcove next to another rooms window. Other than that it was a good stay for a good price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

If you're in Brussels you can't miss the Atomium. You can miss the EuroPark nearby, highly overrated.

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