Hôtel Van Belle3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
On arrival we were told we had to leave bikes in the garage downstairs. Not really a problem as it had a closed door, however there was not really anywhere to lock them up, and on checking in we were informed that we had to pay €7 per bike to park them. Lobby had clearly been recently renovated and looked very nice, rooms however had clearly not been updated in a very long time, very battered and old looking. Breakfast in the morning was fairly good, the room however was clearly in the process of being renovated and a bit messy. Staff were friendly and helpful. Overall, hotel was ok for the night, however at the moment it is in the middle of a lot of work. Perhaps in a while when the work is finished it will be a nicer, more modern place to stay.
The hotel is situated very close to Gare de Midi, in Anderlecht quarter, which can seem a very shady area. My room was in the old part of the hotel. Clean room, but not for someone who has high standards for a hotel. The service was good, but the breakfast lacked diversity(no vegetables for example).
Renovated and clean hotel rooms at a good price. A very good choice if you are looking for a hotel just to sleep. Only ten minutes on foot away from a central train station and the airport bus station.
I couldn't believe what I got for what I paid. Very good service. Spacious and clean room. Good location with access to an amazing array of migrant food. Walking distance to the main station. I explored Brugge and Antwerp through this train station.
At first, looking at the reviews lately, I found out that the hotel was in renovation so I was initialy a little scarred about booking a room in this hotel, I heard that is noisy, that the streets are unsafe and there are strange people around the hotel at night and all that . I was surprised when I arrived at the hotel early in the morning about how good it looked, I think I was lucky enough to book this hotel after they finished the renovation and it looked beautiful . I live in Bucharest and Im used with strange people around me every time, if you live in a slight strange area like me this will look like a normal street to you. The hotel was great, the rooms ( I stayed in the third floor ) , were beautiful, simple, very clean , spacious shower, big TV, free WIFI if you ask kindly at the front desk, a working hair dryer and a big comfy bed, the breakfast was amazing with all you need and a kind lady will ask for your name when u come in . For me it was a 5/5 experience and I would 100% book a room in this hotel again. And Brussels, a great city with nice people all around .
My husband and I were staying only 1 night in Brussels and as this city is notorious for high prices, we have chosen this hotel. I can say that price-quality feature is quite justified. There is nothing special to be said about this place. The location was its biggest advantage and disadvantage at the same time. Very close to the centre, but situated in the "black neighborhood".
As a seasoned traveller, I don't usually take the time to write a review, but I feel this hotel's rating is way below where it should be. I was dubious after reading the reviews, but it turned out to be the perfect place to stay in Brussels. It's very central, only about 1 km from the Grande Place. The room I had was clean and very quiet--it felt more like staying in the country than in the centre of the city. Good transportation access, esp. to Gare du Midi (the place to start for day trips around Belgium), and the price could not be beat (it was cheaper than many hostels!). The twin room we had was quite spacious and had a large bathroom and bathtub that lives up to American standards. The maid service was very thorough and kept the room spotless throughout our stay. The beds were also much more comfortable than most European hotel beds that I'm accustomed to. The free lobby wifi was fairly strong in my room as well. In previous reviews, there is reference to a refurbishment, which is complete as far as I could tell--there's a nondescript corner of the lobby that looks like it is being redesigned, but otherwise, the moment you walk in the door, you would think you were in a classy four-star establishment. Some people might find the neighborhood disconcerting. The hotel is admittedly the nicest building in the neighborhood, which is overall very ethnically diverse. I actually enjoyed that aspect of the quarter--there several wonderful North African Patisseries and Magrebian/Middle Eastern restaurants just across the street, and the people who serve you in said establishments are very friendly and generous. I felt perfectly comfortable day and night, as there were usually plenty of people around. All in all, I couldn't be happier whith my accomodations, and I hope to stay there again during my future visits to Brussels.
I used The Van Belle as somewhere to break up a journey to Cologne. I knew the hotel was being refurbished and I was not expecting much. My room was adequate, you get what you pay for. My room hadn't been refurbished and pictures I have seen if the new rooms seem quite nice. The only issue I had was cash! A cash machine was hard to come by. I found one at a nearby station but it was out of order. I slept well as did my wife, breakfast was fine, coffee was pretty good too. I have a feeling that this hotel will be really something when it is finally finished.
My friend and I stayed here last night. The hotel lobby looked nice despite the renovations. We stayed in a basic room which was more than satisfactory although we were amused that the TV was about 20 years old. It's great that it's about a 15 min walk to the city centre. However, this is not a fault of the hotel itself but we parked our car round the corner overnight and found one of the windows smashed this morning. It's fair to say that the hotel is situated in a part of Brussels which contains people from many ethnicities.
During my stay the hotel was going through some renovations, but that did not inconvenience me in any way. I got offered to upgrade my room booked in the old part of the hotel, to a new room for additional 15 euros a night. It was well worth it. The room was spotless, well equipped; big screen TV, fridge, comfortable bed, spacious bathroom. The personnel were helpful and nice, even got greeted by the owner who made sure everything is ok. The breakfast was decent. The location is practical, metro station is close, the city center walking distance. The street it self is full of small stores, ethnic restaurants, fast foods. Do not hesitate to visit them, they offer great and not expensive food.
- Walking distance to Manneken Pis Statue
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- 24-hour front desk
Located in Anderlecht within a short walk of Manneken Pis Statue, Hôtel Van Belle is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as La Grand Place. This 108-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a bar/lounge, free in-room WiFi, and a terrace. It's in central Brussels and also close to Church of Our Blessed Lady of the Sablon and Cathedral of St. Michael.
For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served each morning for a fee. Quench your thirst with a drink at the bar/lounge.
All 108 rooms provide free newspapers, safes, and phones. Guests can enjoy cable TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Rooms also include desks.
At Hôtel Van Belle, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a terrace. If you drive, self parking is EUR 15 per night, and there's also a free area shuttle. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with luggage storage, and answer any questions about the accommodations.
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34% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 821 reviews