$70 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 31, 2015 Check-out: Sep 1, 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
  • De Munt: 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

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
7 out of 20
Amenities:
2.6
Cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3.4
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.1

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Des Colonies Hotel Brussels

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ronald A.
Business
St Leonards
May 19, 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 walk in the morning. The hotel is past its glory but it is comfortable, clean, with friendly staff and priced economically - so value for money I have no complaints.

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

Business

Review of Des Colonies Hotel Brussels

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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
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.

Review of Des Colonies Hotel Brussels

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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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
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
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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