Hôtel Van Belle3.0 out of 5.0
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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.
I was pleasantly surprised when I spent the night here, I was expecting a typical budget hotel based on the price I paid. But it was very nice, well furnished, clean and comfortable. The location is also good, near the Midi station and the city center. The breakfast in the morning was satisfactory, the staff were all friendly. My only complaint would be that the towels didn't smell so fresh. Other than that, I'd definitely stay here again.
The location is convenient, close to Midi station and to the city centre, however, the area is a bit dodgy. It was probably partly refurbished recently, as the exterior along with the lobby and the restaurant look very nice, and much better than the rooms. The room I stayed was OK, just a bit outdated. I guess there may be some issues with the old sewage system, as there were some odd noises when flushing and unpleasant smell from the bathroom.
I have been for 4 days /3 nights to this hotel. Hotel is located in the part of the city called Anderlecht, near the Gates of Anderlecht /around 30 meters away/.Generally, Anderlecht is multiethnic community and really friendly area of Brussels. Although, I have seen a couple of homeless people around The Gates of Anderlecht, it hasn't been any alarm of trouble or danger. Hotel is centrally located with walking accessibility to Old Town/Historic center - Grand Palace, Manikin Pis, the famous chocolate shops as like Godiva, Neuhaus, lace shops... It takes around 20 minutes of pleasant walking from the hotel to the most interesting and the most beautiful part of the city - the Old town/ Historic center.There is no need to use public transport. There are many food shops near the hotel. Also, in the corridor of the hotel, there is a machine for bottles of water and soft drink. So, everything is handy for tourists. Relating to my room, it was little space with modest furniture. When I walked in the room, it looked as if I transported back to 70-es of the last century. Carpet, TV, basic furniture were really old-fashioned. Rooms really need updating and to be refurnished. On the other hand, bed was comfortable, bed-linen clean, toilet clean, and it had all hygienic stuff and hair dryer. Restaurant service and food choice for breakfast have been good.Reception staff have been helpful, effective and kind. All in all, I was satisfied with Van Belle Hotel. Besides mentioned, the hotel provides good ratio between price you pay and what you get for it. To sum up, this place is very good option for short sightseeing stay of tourists who only want to sleep over here and have good breakfast at reasonable price in a solid part of the city near historic center. Recommendable option for young and middle-aged people without little children.
- 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 140-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a bar/lounge, free in-room WiFi, and a 24-hour front desk. It's in central Brussels and also close to Church of Our Blessed Lady of the Sablon and Cathedral of St. Michael.
Start each morning off right with buffet breakfast served for a fee. Quench your thirst with a drink at the bar/lounge.
All 140 rooms provide free newspapers, safes, and phones. Guests can enjoy cable TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Rooms also include desks.
Hôtel Van Belle offers free WiFi in public areas and a meeting room. 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 868 reviews