Argus Hotel Brussels3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
My room was located below street-level. It had a window looking into the courtyart which was approx. 5 sq meters big and facing my window was the hotel kitchen. So kept the curtains closed. Would have been OK if the room itself was freshly renovated but that was definitely not the case. Even the hangers in my closet did not match. Breakfast was OK, what one would expect. The service was also very nice but that did not change the fact that they've put a pretty solid price tag on a shabby basement-room.
This hotel is in a great location, let's get that straight. But as far as a hotel, it's interesting to say the least. Only about 60 rooms, so very small to begin with, and the rooms are small. You must go to the bottom floor to get to the elevator, which is the tiniest elevator I have ever entered. Max persons: 3. The elevator stops automatically at the 2nd floor, no matter what number you press. Breakfast is also on the bottom floor, which I suppose isn't that unusual considering the cramped space of the hotel as a whole. But it's a good, hearty breakfast, with everything from scrambled eggs to cereal to sandwich meat and croissants.
It was a perfect room for the three nights. Great breakfast, nice room, great location near EU institution, the metro Louise station is 5 minutes away. Definitely I found my affordable place to stay when I am visiting Brussels.
Rooms relatively small, but very clean and well kept. Reception staff very helpful with all requests. Breakfast buffet fairly generous and varied. Breakfast room staff very helpful as well. Hotel skimpy with towels and toiletries.
the hotel is located very close to metro Luise> Old building adopted for touristic standard hotel. If you go for one-two nights-OK. My room was quite spacious but reminded me students house, with clean bathroom. Tea and coffee. Internet OK.
If you are in search of a good location near EU / Commission buildings (as I was) it is the best choice. There are some ups and downs to this hotel. Hence the breakfast was standard continental, good, plenty with a kitchen staff eager to replenish the food for the guests. The downs were that, for exceptionally hot days in Brussels (amazing isn't it?) the remote for the air conditioning was missing and although I have complained the next day it was still missing. Thus I had to go again down and ask for it and in the end I got it. Balancing through the zone that is placed and its downs I would stay again in this hotel.
Pros: Breakfast was a lovely continental style affair and probably the best bit of our stay. Staff were helpful and courteous and arranged a late check out for us at last minute with no additional charges. Bathroom was a bit dated in decor but shower had great water pressure and free toiletries are always handy. The hotel gives you a discount voucher so parking in the nearby garage was much cheaper. Also there was no additional charge for our dog to stay. The location was convenient for strolling into town and checking out the museums. Cons: Wifi, as others have noted, was a bit spotty on the evening we arrived but seemed to be working fine the next morning. The bed was a small double considering we are both relatively thin framed, we felt a bit crowded. Some of the windows didn't open due to broken latches. Overall, for the price, we were happy with our stay.
Very small room which wasn't even clean when I checked in (used tissues on the floor). Unstable internet, toilet regularly flooded and to top if off the hotel manager claimed that I hadn't paid and refused to let me check out. She didn't even offer to call booking.com so I had to do so. When booking.com called, somehow the problem went magically away. Not even an apology!!! Don't go here!
The Argus is a nice dependable, basic hotel. Close to the Loiza area, it's situated between two relatively quiet side streets. Easy walking distance from the Louiza Metro station, not many stops from the main Midi station, where the Eurostar pulls in. Plenty of nearby cafes, restaurants and bars and far enough from the EU / Commission buildings to be unaffected by them, day-to-day. Breakfast is the only meal served, which offers fairly basic continental options. It's pretty good value and yet I always sleep well there. The lifts are amusingly small.... Two people and a large case is a squeeze.
In a good location but this hotel has nothing else to recommend it. The rooms are very small and could do with a spring clean. The tap water was brown and the kettle scaled. The internet was OK but kept requiring re-application. There was no iron or board in the room and when I collected one from reception it was poor quality. The lifts are quixotic. All told the hotel is memorable only for its negative aspects.
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60% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 173 reviews