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Monty Small Design Hotel

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My tiny room smelt of cigarettes was the same price as the fairly large one across the hall (with more amenities) rented by my colleague. But since the room was so small, it was well heated, while my colleague complained of her room being too cold. What can I say? We only paid 85/night at a hotel close to the city center, I consider "the price is right."

The room was available before the normal check in. I really appreciated! Very close to 2 metro stations. The room was clean and had the minimum to have a comfortable accommodation. The reception was collaborative! I strongly recommend the hotel.

We booked this hotel because we were only staying one night, wanted to be close to the event we were attending and the price was good. We weren't expecting much, since we weren't paying much either, but the hotel has definitely seen better days and is in need of better maintenance. I was happy we didn't stay longer because there was a nasty smell of detergent or something present both in the room and the stairwell. The breakfast was a surprising plus.

A deception, the idea is good butvery busy outside on street, lots of noise, bad Windows, carpet very dirty, very small room, no tv,i ts true that it s not expensive, but now i know why...breakfast with no fresh bread, and minimalist

Had visitors over from Asia , and I put them up at this place. Nothing fancy but clean, comfortable and friendly. Recommended for budget travellers and those visiting on a short trip.Conveniently located close to the Montgomery metro station thus enabling a quick trip to the city centre.

I am usually very fussy when it comes to hotels but I found this an enjoyable experience. The cleanliness of the bedroom and the bathroom was good (this is something I find hard with when staying in other places, however, I felt very comfortable). Although our bedroom was situated facing the busy street I was usually so tired the traffic did not bother me. I did notice how it could be annoying to some but for me it was fine. This was also nice as we were given a mini balcony which had a pleasant view of the street which I liked to spend time watching from especially at night. The room was very hot and I did not need the heating so leaving the large balcony doors open was great for me. The TV did not work at the time as they were getting a new tv system in but this was not a problem to me as the room was mainly used for sleeping and not for passing time. The communal breakfast table would have been my absolute living nightmare. However, I found this to be an extremely pleasant experience too. I am in no way a morning person and hate communicating in the morning but I thought it was great. We did have extended family staying there too so this was great to get to know them and break the ice a bit. Additionally, when they had left it also allowed us to meet people from all over the place. One morning I would be sat next to someone from Germany, the next France. I found this quite enjoyable and let me practice my language skills. The array of food was also good too. There are all different kinds of breads, spreads, juices, hams and cheeses. I thought that this was good. I would say the fact that there is not a lift present may be disadvantageous to some but I was fine trekking to and from the second floor. There is nice seating areas both out the front and back as well as maps at the front desk which allow you to explore the city.

Two stars are definitely too much. It stays at the level of a hostel, but not a good one. Old and badly maintened building. No elevators. Corridors and stairs' walls scratched and dirty. I had a single room as big as a storage closet, and very badly furnished. Windows not acoustically isolated, so I couldn't sleep because of trafic noise. No ventilators. Let alone air conditioning. At breakfast, you sit around a single big table with the others. And I stop here. In brief, consider going there only if you don't have any different choice.

Ok so you jump to the capital of Brussels's for a vacation and all should be fine however on this occasion the location was the wrong choice. The place is not the same as depicted in the images and that all the carpets were thread bear, an obvious danger, the decor is not the same as highlighted in the images as this is now very dated from the images almost everywhere the paint is chipped, Not too good. We accepted the location but was glad to move out when it was time. The breakfast was more like lets all scramble to get the food quite chaotic in its self, The hotel other down point was that it was dark and dreary, Hopefully the management can get back on track, There is no parking facility and will cost 18 Euros a day to park around here.

The Monty Small Design Hotel is, like a number of other independent hotels in Brussels, distinctly quirky. Starting with the bright red cow in the front garden, the "design" theme is aggressively red and grey. Checking-ion was easy - there's no front desk as such, but the proprietor sits at a workstation between the lounge and breakfast areas on the ground floor. Steepish stairs took me up to my top floor room on the side (I had requested a quiet room, and not would be wholly quiet, but traffic on the main road - Blvd Whitlock - is not too bad, as it mainly runs through an underpass. The room was small, with a single bed, and clean, with transparent plastic furniture - OK, but not ideal to sit on. The bathroom was however fine. Breakfast is eaten at a communal table (not as bad as it sounds!) with rolls, cold meats and cheese, pain au chocolat, etc. There's a good range of preserves, and a couple of cereals available. Access is straightforward from the premetro, which stops very close by (line 7 to Georges-Henri), but this isn't a very helpful line. It's better to take the metro line 1 to Montgomery and it's about 10 minutes walk from there, or to change at Montgomery onto the premetro. Take care which exit you use to leave Montgomery station, as it's not very well signed to Blvd Whitlock. It's a pleasant 15 minutes' walk to the main buildings of the European Commission, cutting across the Jubelpark (and under the ceremonial arch) so is nice and convenient for meetings there. the local area feels quite safe - there are late night cafes and a few shops on the Ave Georges Henri immediately across the other side of the main road. Internet access worked OK - watch out for the deliberate typo in the password! the television was an old CRT one in a cube, but I didn't actually test it out...

I booked this hotel for its location, and was literally there just for sleeping. In that sense the room, although small was nice. I stayed on the 3rd floor, and as others have mentioned there is no elevator. As I had no luggage, this was no problem for me. The layout of the room was nice, and it was very quiet. Even on an October night I did not need the heating on, so I recommend asking for a 1st or 2nd floor room in summer. I left before breakfast was served, which starts at 7 am, so cannot comment on that. The hotel could do with a new layer of paint.

101 Boulevard Brand Whitlock Brussels

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Business center

European Union Parliament Building is within 2 miles (3 km) of Monty Small Design Hotel while other popular attractions such as Museum of Musical Instruments are within 3 miles (5 km). This 18-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Brussels and also close to Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium and Cathedral of St. Michael.


Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


Monty Small Design Hotel's 18 rooms provide minibars and phones. Guests can enjoy cable TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Hair dryers are also included.

Property features

Guests of Monty Small Design Hotel enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and coffee in a common area. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include free newspapers, a terrace, and a garden.

Room options

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

38.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 145 reviews