Hotel Brussels3.0 out of 5.0
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As many reviews say, the hotel is old and would need some restoration, but we got a very big room, with a huge window with a view on the street and we really enjoyed it. The bathroom was big too and everything was clean. We appreciated the free parking on the street from 8.00 pm until 9 a.m. Breakfast was not included but there is a shop with excellent pastries just next to the hotel. The hotel is 30 minutes away on foot from the historical center and is one of the cheapest in Bruxelles.
I stayed in this pit of a hotel thankfully for just one night. The reception was small but ok. The elevator is unreal. Covered wall to wall in worn stinking wallpaper! If you don't like that then wait till you try the stairs (not advisable). The room is very spacious indeed but the carpet continues to smell really badly. The furniture is very basic The bathroom was worn the toilet full of limescale and stains and to top it the shower didn't work. Toiletries are a joke There is no safety box in the room and as I was looking in the cupboard to see if there was one the door nearly came off!! I wonder how stars are awarded in Belgium if this dump gets four. One word to sum it up : AVOID
Even though they consider it a 4 star, maybe it was once, but not any longer. Rooms are spacious, some of them on 2 levels, bathroom and a toilet, beds are reasonably comfortable, but all is outdated and needs refurbishment. Carpets are worn out. Breakfast is good, but nothing too stellar. Street view rooms are a bit noisy, as Avenue Louise is a busy street, trams running in front of hotel.
The staff here are very friendly and professional. They let me check in early which is always welcome. The room was clean and quiet with a minibar and a large window looking onto the back lot. To be fair, it was easily one of the cheapest hotels available and so for that reason and the fact that the room did the job I give it 3 /5. For the price, it was perfect for a one night stay. Yes, the room has frayed finishings and it's not somewhere you'd go on a romantic break. But again, great price. As one other poster pointed out- it beggars belief that this has 4 stars.
I had a two night stay here. The room was extremely tired looking. The sound of next door's TV came through the wall easily. It was hot (30C) and no air conditioning of any kind. I opened my windows but the hotel is on a very busy road with a tram line so it is noisy. The staff are pleasant enough. Especially the guy doing the breakfast room. Speaking of breakfast, they serve it at 7am during the week and 8am on weekends and "holidays". I was here on July 20th and the hotel decided it was a holiday! So no breakfast for me today and no time to get any. Will stay elsewhere in future. Definitely not 4 stars.
Where to start?! We arived at this "four star" hotel and could immediately see how run down it looked from the outside. Upon stepping in to reception the smell of stale smoke hits you. We were unsure what the smell was at first but can only presume it is the remnants from days gone by when smoking was allowed and they've never bothered to clean the place after. We got in our carpeted lift and headed to our room (Seriously, wall to ceiling carpets!). The room itself was clean at least but really run down. We had booked a double room and it was a large size with two double beds. Don't expect a memory foam mattress! One of the two plus points as that the shower was great. A great power shower which you needed every day just to wash the stench of the hotel off you. The other plus point was that the staff were very nice and helpful. Oh and for those of you who like your ladies of the night! Heading back to the hotel at night was interesting to say the least! The whole street leading up to the outside of the hotel was littered with prostitutes. It is not badly priced but beware that the price you get quoted does not include a 20% city tax. That's a hidden cost.
Bathroom was dirty, serious soap scum on the fixtures. No ventilation without opening a window (right on the street next to traffic and a train). No bar or restaurant, so if you arrive late, you are on your own. Breakfast was just OK, but the coffee was terrible.
Right in front of a Tram station, this small property is good. Rooms are big. Needs refurbishment, however good for comfortable stay. Breakfast spread is OK. Wi-Fi is good. Excellent Service through small dedicated front desk staff!
Hotel location is pretty good, almost middle of Louise Avenue, the tram station is front of the hotel. Room is quite big, the furnitures not so modern, but everything was clean. The price-value rate is right.
Upside - it's cheap. That's it... Downsides - everything mentioned by everybody else. This is a terrible hotel - it smells, very old decor, very dirty / poorly cleaned, security is poor. Found hair from last guest in tub, curtains didn't close, no gym, etc etc. At best a 2* hotel. Never stay here - even with low prices, it is poor value for money.
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38% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 314 reviews