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Le Centenaire Brussels Expo

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel has a very good geographical location if you need to visit/work at the heizel. Unfortunately the restaurant is closed. The hotel needs a facelift and has no elevator. The staff is friendly and helpfull. The owners try to make as much profit as possible. They cut on repairs and investments. The breakfast is low in standard and a bit cheap although you will not starve here. Not much of competition makes travellers and workers choose for this hotel. I expected better value for money.

We stayed here for 3 nights due to our other accomodation being disgraceful. The gentlemen who checked us in was kind and helpful. The stairs to the 2nd level were narrow and the carpets could do with a steam clean or 2 they have seen better days. Our room wasnt small but it wasnt big either had room to move and store our luggage. The bathroom was average sized, no handsoap ot soap lucky we had our own. Towels and room made up daily. We didnt eat here so cant comment. The pub nextdoor whilst closed on Monday was open the remaining nights we stayed. As the hotel doesnt provide coffee or tea making facilities I got my coffee Also a gem of a restaurant called Delizia italian around the corner as well. Great oversized food and decently priced. I wouldnt say close proximity to everything but the Atomium and the football stadium within walking distance. Tramline out the front. Didnt really hear it though was hardly in the room. Wifi worked fine and no dropouts. Whilst the hotel served its purpose, if it was renovated with new carpets and brigter lighting I would stay again. Linica & Didier October 2016

This 'Hotel' leaves somewhat to the imagination! Don't be fooled by the pictures! Would have been considered over priced at 1/4 of price. The positives: 1: Friendly staff (when anyone is there) 2: Attached restaurant is reasonable though no alcohol on premises due to being Halal as we found out 3: Bed fairly comfortable The Negatives: 1: Dilapidated throughout; in desperate need of decorating & updating 2: Don't bother paying for breakfast, it is not provided (we paid upfront and didn't get so much as a drink) 3: Room is cold; only 1 blanket provided 4: Unbearably noisy due to Tram lines right outside the windows running from 5.30a.m till 1a.m. Approximately every 10 minutes 5: Bare electrical wires hanging out of walls 6: Broken shabby old furniture 7: Tiles broken & hanging off walls in shower room 8: Impossible to get even a cup of coffee unless restaurant is open 9: Towels have other hotels logos on them.... Bizarre! 10: Curtains & nets both dirty and hanging off 11: Generally unclean; requires a good spring clean All in all, needs gutting and starting again.

I choose this hotel because the pictures were nice and the location was ideal for what I needed. I stayed 4 nights. breakfast is not included, 10 euros, it is ok, fresh fruit and vegetables. Not the big luxury, but ok. The hotel is rather dark, rooms are very clean but small, there is no soap in the dispensers and no elevator. Glad I stayed on the first floor. During the day a lot of traffic comes by, also trams. Public transport stops at midnight, so from that moment, it is a lot more quite. There is free wifi, which worked very well. The neighborhood doesn't give a good impression, but I had no bad experiences, I met only friendly people. And it is very close to the atomium, which I liked. The staff of the hotel is very friendly, makes you feel welcome. I ate one evening in the restaurant: very good food, nice presentation, fresh and very tasteful. Not that expensive, fair price. I would come back for the restaurant.

Stayed 2 nights when Scotland playing Belgium. Walking distance from the stadium, 10-15mins. You can see the Atomium from the hotel, 2 mins walk. Nearest metros, 5 mins walk. Nothing else in the area, which appears rundown and unsafe. There is a halfway-house a block along, with 'characters' hanging about outside. A bar next door to the hotel which seemed permanently closed, and a kebab shop 2 doors away, is all you get. There are some places near the metros, but didn't fancy them much either. The official photographer is good at his job! The hotel is murky, generally unclean, the rooms have a kitchen sink unit and various appliances - more like a bedsit. The front door is locked and summoning staff on arrival is hit or miss. They have a bar area, which was closed throughout our stay. The staff do seem quite cheery and chatty. If you can slum it, and feel confident in a rough area, this place will just about do, otherwise please avoid it. It's not cheap either.

Charming retro hotel on tram lines near Expo site. Large clean room. Friendly helpful staff. No soap, phone, sink plug, elevator, hangers, cups, water glasses. Comfy bed with plush pillows. Nice balcony (room 204) With big windows. Very basic but reasonable price. Tram to city centre at doorstep. Good shower. Pricey breakfast €10 - go down street for better vale breakfast. Noisy because of trams, but trams do not operate overnight so sleep not disrupted.

Booked thru, and it looked pretty good on their website. Photos misleading, didn't reflect reality. The room itself was adequate, as is possible to spend more in the UK for a similar room. It irritated me that on the websiite it indicated that breakfast was included, but in reality it wasn't. The room for 2 people came to 95 euros each night for 4 nights, and they wanted 10 euros each for breakfast. The place is isolated in a bad neighbourhood. No shops nearby to get basic necessities, and NO TEA OR COFFE FACILITIES. The Atomium was nearby, with an entertainment area about a half mile walk, with cinema and restaurants, but my wife felt uncomfortable walking back after dark. Since the tram ride into the centre of Brussels takes about 1/2 hour, it wasn't convenient for sightseeing during the day, go back to the hotel, then come out again. Desk clerk helpful. The stairwell was nasty, copper pipes sticking up out of the floor not connected to anything, a lightbulb HANGING from wires in the wall of stairwell, no mat in the shower which had black slate tiles on the floor and very slippery. Had to use a facetowel on the shower floor, and fewer towels were provided each day. If had been in the centre of Bussels it would have been adequate, just. Next time I'll spend more on the room and stay fewer nights.

The reason for choosing this hotel was the proximity to the Atomium and the congress area. The website gives a much better impression of the hotel than reality. A 2-star hotel, not to expensive but still not worth the money. Check in was very confused and lengthy whilst the, very kind though, person at the front desk tried to find out what rooms where already taken or not. Then, having cleared that out, he couldn't find the key for the room. I tried to pay for the two nights to have that fixed, but he only managed to fix a bill for the first night so I had to repeat that procedure the day after. My room was on the top floor, with many narrow steps to climb. No elevator in this building . The staircase itself could not have been cleaned for a while (see pictures) but the small room itself was clean. The nights did not bring much sleep since the hotel and this room is located just on a tram station and Brussel trams are very noisy. A free WiFi was provided which was very good. The only problem was it din't work. At least not at this level of the building. In the lobby and breakfast room it did work. But, that is not where you want to spend the evening after a days travel. Otherwise, no hairdryer, no soap in the soap dispenser, no minibar, well not much at all actually. No positives? Yes, the breakfast was OK. Breads, fruits, croissants etc. Coffee, tea, juices. No actual food but as breakfast still OK. The breakfast room very nice with a good Brussels atmosphere. And, all staff were very friendly and helpful, but I am sorry I wouldn't recommend or stay at this hotel again.

What a dump. There is no restaurant or bar, And none in the vicinity. A dangerous hotel with a tiny fire escape that would not pass safety inspection in any country. not staying there. Would strongly suggest

My wife and I spent some time in Brussels in the summer of 2011. Basically, stay at this hotel for the night. The breakfast is included and filling. Highly recommended for autonomous clients and people on the go.

Avenue Jean Sobieski 84 Brussels

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Atomium and Mini-Europe
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Laundry facilities

Le Centenaire Brussels Expo places you within a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions such as Atomium and Mini-Europe. This 15-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. Also close to this Brussels hotel are Belgian Comic Strip Center and Cathedral of St. Michael.


Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.


All 15 individually decorated rooms provide desks. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and wired Internet, plus LCD TVs with cable channels and DVD players. Climb into the pillowtop bed for a pleasant night's sleep.

Property features

At Le Centenaire Brussels Expo, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, express check-in, and laundry facilities. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and tours/tickets.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

19.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 47 reviews