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Progress Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I booked this hotel as it situates close to EU offices and the Northern railway station in Brussels and was happily suprised with a large room with huge bathroom. Room was really convenient with big desk for working and Nespresso machine. Breakfast buffet was sufficient to my needs with both warm and hot choices.

This hotel is convenient for public transport (train and subway) and access to the city centre and shopping streets but neither directly in the centre nor at the more expensive parts of Brussels. It is a convenient hotel with good general service. Not all too fancy and not the large events, receptions or business men, but handy both for work and leisure trips. The rooms are large enough with sufficient seating and room to store your stuff. Bathroom is a bit smaller and it has a shower in the tub which is not all too accessible (slippery even). Noise in the rooms from outside or the corridor is no issue though it is a busy area. I had some troubles with the remote control of the television but unplugging the tv-set helped. For the rest they have a Nespresso machine in the room, a well-filled (though pricy) mini bar and room service during the evening. Breakfast gives you sufficient variance in food choice though there can be queues for the coffee machine or even for a table at some periods during the morning. If you look for something opposite the Hilton and Crowne Plaza but still not too diverting from the standards of those hotels, I would take this one.

Hotel is located strategicaly if you have some event in the centre of Brussels or near Rogier place. Room is clean and Wi-Fi is working very good. Besides that I had some complaints, the first most crucial is that breakfast is a little bit let down. Not a good selection of the same food every day. Also the staff at the breakfast room is not efficient as everyday I came there were tables full of left overs of guest who had breakfast before. Also the food provided is so so and I'm a bit dissapointed as sometimes even in 2* hotels I can get better than that. Also the room I booked was not exactly what I booked. When booking I saw the description that the room is 30m2 but this I would say was 20m2 at most. But OK I survived with that and did not mind. Anyway the hygiene of the room is very good and beds are OK. I advise to take the room that is facing the garden as they could be a bit more quiet in the early morning when the buses starts to operate.

The hotel is extremely well situated in terms of transport: 3 min walk from North Station, 15 mins travel to airport, 20 min by foot to Grand Platz. Working area in the room is ok, bed is comfy (a bit too soft maybe), cofee and tea provided. Small seminar space (up to 25 people) nice enough. Lunches and dinners really, I mean REALLY great! Congrats to the chef, 5 stars for the food (excluding breakfast, which is just typical, decent hotel standard in a bit too crowded room - 3 hotels share the breakfast area). Those are the main reasons for choosing it for your business stay. Disadvantages are: views on the old walls and towering scyscraper only, ugly neighbourhood, front entrance to the hotel unattractive (seems rather like bad motel if you pass by), confused but friendly staff and overwhelming feeling of improvised architecture.

Stayed at the PH for 1 week in Oct 2017 as it was on a recommended list. The hotel is a great friendly establishment ideal for centre of Brussels and not too expensive. Well maintained, clean and with good facilities. The location is handy for a walk down towards the Grand Place and other attractions. This does not take too long, perhaps 10-15 mins if you don't stop in the shops along the way! Breakfast is a good choice too. Overall I would go back there again.

Stayed for a couple of nights in business. Generally it's a nice place. Room is ok. Mine oddly had a strange odour in the wardrobe (but I assume this is a one off). They include a Nespresso machine in the room, which is a really nice touch. Slight shame that they only provide one pod though (technically they give you two... but one is decaffinated). Why 3 stars, not 4? Firstly breakfast at 15euros just seems excessive to me. Secondly their gym, it's great that they have one, and it's ok - just a bit worn out. Some old running machines and various cardio bits, a multi gym (not well aligned on cables), dumbells up to 10kg. The space is good, it could just use some attention.

The hotel is well located for all business held in Covent Garden. The room seemed quite nice, silent environment, kettle and minibar inside. I stayed there twice and had the same problem with air-condition - could not set up proper temperature, it simply did not work. The breakfast restaurant looks very nice. It is shared with another hotel. Too crowded, not well maintained, staff ineffective in replacing dishes, not enough clean plates. On one day I had to wait over 10 minutes to get a slice of bread, on another there were no clean forks.

Pros: The room was spacious and comfortable and staying in the executive room was really pleasant. Cons: It seemed like such a trouble every time I approached the counters. Like I was disturbing them. This happened three times with three different staff. Went to breakfast and told I didn't have it included with my room only to have to prove it with my voucher. That's your issues not mine! You're the hotel! A really fair hike from the grand place!

I spent a couple of nights at the Progress, a hotel in the same network of Siru and Des Colonies hotels (with which it shares the excellent breakfast room) but of significantly higher quality. Efficient personnel at the reception, silent and clean environment, lovely room with a wonderful desk, a comfortable office chair, TV, kettle, coffee machine, rich minibar, ample bathroom, performing free Wi-Fi. My review would easily be a 4-star if only I didn't find a major drawback: mattresses and pillows. Being them horribly soft, it was pretty much impossible (for me at least) to find at ease on the bed. I woke up in the morning, both days, with lower back pain and the feeling of not being rested. That's a pity, really, because this hotel could have easily been my first choice when in the Rogier area. Hope they will intervene.

Stayed for 3 night, due to a business meeting nearby. The comfort of the room is excellent - large working area, good WiFi connection, good curtains to darken the room, coffee machine, and a comfortable bed. The breakfast is good - good selection and decent quality. The staff are friendly and helpful, and the stay was excellent.

Rue du Progres 9 Brussels

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Belgian Comic Strip Center
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Fitness center

Progress Hotel places you within a mile (2 km) of popular attractions like La Grand Place and Magritte Museum. This 3-star hotel has 57 rooms and welcomes guests with a bar/lounge, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center. Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium is 1.2 mi (2 km) from this centrally located Brussels hotel.


Dining

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


Rooms

All 57 soundproofed rooms feature minibars, coffee makers, and safes. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. Phones and desks are other standard amenities.


Property features

Progress Hotel features a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and 4 meeting rooms. For transportation, you can make use of an airport shuttle for EUR 70 per person one way, as well as an airport shuttle. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and concierge services. Additional amenities include a business center, free newspapers, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Superior Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Loft (Duplex)

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

58.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 219 reviews