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Hôtel Van Belle

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I booked this hotel for 2 nights on booking.com as non-flexible. We couldn't arrive at hotel on first booked night because all trains were cancelled in Germany that day due to bad weather. So I called at hotel reception and told about my problem. The person was very nice and he delayed our stay for one night without any extra charges. We took train next day and arrived to Brussels at around 5 PM. They send free shutle car to pick me up. After a few minutes they gave me the key. My room was on the 4th floor. Room was surprisingly clean and nice. There were two chairs,Table, Side board, cabnit, Safe, LCD TV, Hair dryer, Phone and double bed. Bed was comfortable without any doubt. Pillows were a bit small for me. Bathroom, Bath tub was clean. We checked out on sunday and asked if they can drop us at Brussels Midi train station but unfortunatly transport was not available that day. So we took Tram to get there. I paid 120€ for 2 nights without breakfast. Overall good experience. I recommend it

We booked two standard rooms over the new year period. When we arrived we were given a room in one side of the hotel and our friends were over the other side. We found this a bit disappointing that our rooms were not together despite booking at the same time. Me and my partner trundled to our room and it was lovely and modern. Decent sized room, well decorated and a nice bathroom. Our friends on the other hand had an awful room which looked like something from the 70's. Awful decor, a tv that looked older than me and a bathroom that just looked well worn. No amount of cleaning could make it sparkle. We went to reception to find out why we had two very different rooms despite paying the same price and we found the hotel had upgraded one of us to the deluxe rooms. Not very fair for the whole party! We had a little moan and the manager came out and managed to sort out a room next to ours which was fab. The showers in our room were amazing but only fault was there was no hair dryer. I found the hotel to be in a good location, I'm a keen walker so I enjoyed the ten minute walk into the center, however this Might Not suit everyone. Breakfast Was basic and i Found There Was Never Enough bacon, they needed to keep it topped up a bit more frequently. Overall hotel was nice although I would recommend the deluxe room and not the stamdard. Staff were friendly and lovely.

Through the free shuttle service, I was picked up at Tour midi 15 min after I called. Otherwise, tram 82 goes in a few minutes to stop Porte dÀnderlecht and from there it is a 4 minute walk. I used this tram stop for many trips and bought a ticket for 10 single trips. I had paid for a cheap single room and it was basic but clean. At bedside there was an electric outlet so I could charge my mobile phone. Free wifi that worked well. A small bath tub in the bathroom. Breakfast was OK.

The hotel is located in an arab street of Anderlecht which is rather dirty and chaotic. No wide choise of restaurants in there (except small kebab shops) but the city center is easily reachable. The lady at the reception desk was very kind and nice; good enviroment at entrance hall; room a bit old but basically clean; free shuttle Service to Midi station.

Single room was small (I knew upfront), yet clean. Wifi password didn't work, neither did 2 out of 3 Netherlands TV channels that would be on the 45 channels TV set. The bed is OK. Neighbouring guests can be overheard when they're talking loud. Breakfast was okay, although I missed the marmalade, chocolate spread, and bowls for the yogurt / cereals. I saw another review stating that it was a 40min walk from Brussels South/Midi Station. I did it in 10mins. It's not that far! Clemenceau is the nearest metro station, 2 blocks away.

I didn't expect much for the price I paid. The room was fully renovated with a beautiful bathroom, new interior, nice tv and really dark curtains for those day sleepers and night crawlers. The rooms are cleaned/looked at daily. We didn't take the breakfast but there is an option for that. Other travellers might complain about the neighbourhood its located in but all in all its not that bad. Keep an open mind and don't do or act in anyway you wouldn't act or be at home

Arrived for 3 nights in mid November. Relatively easy to find, but a fair 40 minute walk from Midi-Zuid.. we should have got an Uber. The main reception and bar area are lovely and warm. Well decorated and welcoming. A tourist tax is payable upon arrival (about €1 per day). The staff are multilingual and very professional. Some of the bedrooms have been refurbished lately, giving them a basic, but fresh appeal. Ours had not been, and whilst tidy, looked as though the furniture had not been updated since the 1990s. Most was very heavily chipped, bleached through years of cleaning, or badly marked, as was the case with the bed frames. The bathroom had not had a thorough deep clean for months, and under the sink was badly coated in dust, and the bath seals starting to mould. Two of the lights didn’t work, which housekeeping must have know about for at least the whole stay, as the rooms were cleaned and checked over by a supervisor daily. The safe didn’t work and the telly was like one I owned 30 years ago and had equally good reception. WiFi was available for free, and there were sockets in the room to charge phones, &c. Breakfast was available from 7.30 - 10.00. The breakfast room desperately needs refurbishing, with no natural light, a decor decades out of date and communal dining. Hygiene was very good. The breakfast itself was basic, consisting of cereals, fruit, chopped hot frankfurters, sometimes bacon and eggs (sometimes hard boiled, other times available raw to boil your own), ham and cheese slices and 5 different sorts of sliced bread. All of the guests arrive for breakfast at 8am, like ravenous dogs, so arrive early if you want any choice. A sign in the bedrooms informs ‘No picnic in the rooms’, so fill up! Upon departure, the hotel provided a free shuttle bus back to the station, which was fantastic. Overall: clean, good value, basic. You’d get the same standard from any British chains like Travelodge or Premier Inn, though breakfast could have been better. I’d visit again I think.

When we landed in Brussels we were welcomed by the city and we thought our aching backs would get the much-needed comfort of a bed. We reached the hotel only to find out that it was an ultra-budget hotel. The rooms were extremely small. The beds and linen were clean and comfortable. One problem though the bed had wheels so the bed had a mind of its own. The rooms are a little cramped up but clean and well maintained. My worry was with the door as it had multiple 'barge-in' marks donno why but at the face of it didnt feel really safe. The breakfast buffet was ok. I loved the revolving door that it had. It is located close the metro, therefore, travelling around the city was really good. There were just two people manning the hotel so service was kinda slow. Since you will be traveling the city more, it is good to treat this as a B&B place. All in all, average experience. Ambience:3/5 Service:2/5 Safety aspect: 3/5 P.S. I traveled to Belgium in November 2015, but had no option, therefore, selected December 2016.

Myself and my girlfriend had a nice experience here. Friendly staff and a very clean/modern room. There's two ways of getting onto the public transport system; either walk up the street to the tram which will take you to l'oust metro hub OR walk down the street to the Clemenceau metro stop. It is a bit of a rough street and not friendly to my very non-muslim girlfriend. I would recommend you walk up the street to the tram stop. My girlfriend does not wear a head scarf of any description and due to this she was stared at by every man, woman and child whenever we tried to leave or were returning to the hotel. Brussels itself is lovely however this particular street felt very unwelcoming to tourists. Not to mention a man shouted 'f**k off American tourist' at me whilst I was stood just outside the door of the hotel. I cannot fault the hotel or the staff though as this place as amazing, its just a shame its in a bad area.

It is not the best side of town. An area of the city with a lot of garbage around and around 15/20 minutes walking from the center. The hotel inside is very nice, clean and calm. The breakfast doesn't have many options, it was the down point of it. The rooms are quite good (not so big) and they are clean every day.

Chaussee de Mons, 39 Brussels

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Manneken Pis Statue
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Concierge services

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 140-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a bar/lounge, free in-room WiFi, and concierge services. It's in central Brussels and also close to Church of Our Blessed Lady of the Sablon and Cathedral of St. Michael.


Dining

Start each morning off right with buffet breakfast served for a fee. Quench your thirst with a drink at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

All 140 rooms provide free newspapers, safes, and phones. Guests can enjoy cable TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Rooms also include desks.


Property features

At Hôtel Van Belle, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a library. Self parking is available for EUR 15 per night. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with concierge services and luggage storage. Additional amenities include express check-in, a terrace, and a TV in a common area.

Room options

Economy Single Room, 1 Twin Bed

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Double Room, 1 Double Bed

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Triple Room, 3 Twin Beds

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Economy Double Room, 1 Double Bed

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

34% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 889 reviews