The hostel is located in the center of Brussels. The closest subway stop is Brockère Rogier, and it's 10 minutes walk from Brussels Nord Station. The street is very quiet, although the Grand Place is just 5 minutes walk away. It is a small hostel (20 rooms). I stayed in a dorm for four people. It was a tad small, but I was only planning to sleep there, so it didn't matter. There was a kitchen, computer room, drinks and coffee machines ... The communal bathrooms were nice, although scarce.
When we went, two showers weren't working, so there were just four for the entire hostel, but we found that we rarely had to wait for a shower. At check-in you have to leave a deposit of € 10 for the bedding. It also has towel hire if you need it. From 11 pm to 7'30 in the morning the reception and common area (kitchen, dining room, computer, sitting) are closed and you can only access the hostel with your room card. If you check-out before 7'30, the night before you have to warn the reception for you to return the deposit. The overall feel very good, fairly quiet (much quieter than other hostels I've been to).
Mercure Brussels Center Louise is located a short distance from the famous Avenue Louise, one of the main shopping streets in Brussels. You can easily reach the city center either on foot or on one of the trams. The hotel has 201 rooms and suites with a fully equipped kitchens.
I went to Brussels for work recently and stayed at this hotel in the city centre. I was in a single room, so maybe that's why I was a bit disappointed ... for such an expensive and famous hotel, I was expecting more. The room had lime walls, a warm and friendly atmosphere with decorations etc, but the small bathroom was a major flaw.
The luxury touch was there - they gave me a bathrobe and slippers, left a bottle of water on the bedside table - but there wasn't much more to recommend it. For example, the wifi wasn't free, something that I was really frustrated by in the year 2010 in a 4 * hotel. I had a problem when shaving, as the plug did not fit my electric razor and there was only one outlet available in the small bathroom, very poorly placed on the hairdryer stand, so I had to shave "blind".
However, I should note that the service is excellent, and the lobby and bar on the right of the entrance are great to relax and unwind a little. The breakfast buffet has plenty of choices: freshly squeezed natural juices, rich pastries, fried eggs, omelettes made to order, etc. The hotel is located in a very central shopping area of Brussels, with metro and tram stops nearby, but as I said, this is a very expensive hotel, and I'd expect more for the price.
This is a highly recommended hotel to stay at when traveling to Brussels on the basis of quality for price. While it is not in the center of town, it is still not too far. Walking from the hotel to the center takes about 25 minutes, but the Trone Metro Station is five minutes away. In addition, at the Luxembourg Square, which is one block away, there are several buses that go to the center. Right there you will find the train station Gare du Luxembourg. It is practically attached to the European Parliament, in a very quiet area, with little traffic or noise. The hotel has 262 rooms spread over six floors in a very new and very intricate both in details and in cleaning. The hotel, part of the Marriot chain, has a bar with an elaborate list of drinks open until 2am or so, a restaurant with an even more elaborate menu with good working hours and a small shop that is open 24 hours a day where you can buy anything such as drinks, snacks, liquid contacts, toothpaste ... And it also has 24-hour room service. That is it as far as food is concerned. It also has a swimming pool, a small gym and spa, meeting rooms, parking, and wireless internet ... As for the rooms, they are well-furnished and large. There are large single beds, television, iron and ironing board, a small dressing area and connections to the computer. The bathroom is more or less the same, with shower and bath, with varied amenities, hairdryer ... The bad thing, as they have in the store lobby area, there is no mini-bar. Yes, they have tea and coffee and a tea variety. The price is not too expensive. Approximately 60 euros for the double room without breakfast, but they have a great weekend rate if you stay three nights between Thursday and Sunday, where you only pay for 2 nights. And on weekends clients do not pay for the parking. The bar is a little more expensie. A mixed-croque monsieur sandwich costs 12 euros. Yes, it is a good size with little salad. Or a cheeseburger and fries costs 16 euros. Actually, it is a good hotel, with a very good service, both in reception and in different bars. Virtually all employees speak English, French and Spanish. The only complaint one can make would be the location, although it is far away and connections by underground or bus or train is spectacular. Also, there are many bars where breakfast for a very affordable price.
As the name suggests, this hotel is in the Grand Place, the nerve centre of Brussels, where you can visit the famous City Hall. It's not difficult to find! It belongs to the famous hostel 2G04, which is cheaper and slightly less central. To check in, you must go to the hostel. If you fly to Charleroi (Ryanair), catch the bus to the centre of Brussels; buy tickets in the airport before boarding (13 euros). The bus will take you 40 minutes to the train station Midi-Zuid. Your best option there to get to the hostel is a taxi or a tram. A cab will be about 9 euros.
Once you've checked in, it's a 10 minute walk to the hotel. They will give your electronic key, and you can come and go whenever you want. We had a private room with double bed for about 30 euros per night per head. Private bathroom and a lovely room ... unfortunately there was a problem with the electricity, so we moved to a bigger, more beautiful room but it was a twin, rather than a double. Luckily, my girlfriend didn't mind, and we slept huddled together. Anyway ... I really recommend this hotel for its proximity to the Grand Place.
I've been at the Husa President a week. We got everything super cheap through the internet. It's spotless and the breakfast is amazing: tomato juice, coffee, toast, pastries, fruit, everything. And take some apples for the road in case you get hungry. Very friendly staff. Much better than I expected. Just one complaint: the 5 euro per room per day tax that no one warned us about. In addition, we had to leave a deposit of 100 euros from which they deducted those taxes and refunded the rest. That caught me by surprise and I did not like it. Otherwise, great.
I tend to like the concept of bed & breakfast, which often offers a more personal touch than you'd find at a hotel or other type of accommodation. In this case, I was staying in the centre of Brussels, and I wanted to escape the cold business hotels of the European capital. The location is quite good, not far from the centre, and there are some metro stations within a 10 minute walk. The neighbourhood is a typical old bohemian Brussels neighbourhood, which is now popular with immigrants. Some older people may feel a bit uncomfortable walking through the streets at night, especially if they go alone, because it's common to see people standing in the shop doors.
Well, you'll find the same in most large cities, and we didn't have any problems, but some people might not like it. Although we had the exact address, we almost missed the entrance to the B & B, which is marked by nothing more than a little sign. After finally making your way inside, you can see an old site that has been completely renovated, making it new, fresh and modern. There's an area by the entrance with a table and casual low seating, ideal for socialising with your friends. Then, after a glass door, there's the reception area, which is also where they serve breakfast.
You can have breakfast at a round table, along with other guests, a touch that I really appreciated. The decor is eclectic, with things from many different countries, which looks really good. Most of the accommodations are lofts, which are accessed by ladders, although they were full during my trip, so I stayed in the annex, in an older apartment - not renovated in the same way, which is a pity. I stayed in an apartment on the second floor, accessed by very narrow, steep stairs (no elevator). The apartment is huge, with bright glass windows and wooden floors.
There's an old but comfortable sofa, a flat screen TV, free wifi, a wooden table with chairs for dining, and a kitchen. The bathroom was the biggest disappointment, small and old, but other than that it was fine. I will say that the apartment has a particular style, very modern, so it might not be so popular with older or more traditional tourists, but for my part, I was happy - although a little disappointed after seeing the photos of the newer lofts online. Breakfast was very good, with plenty of variety: cereals, juices, some sausages, various breads and jams, toast and pancakes, and a small coffee machine. Price wise, it was cheap for Brussels, but one night still cost 100 € - but you do have a huge apartment available to yourself. I really enjoyed it, and would be happy to stay here again - particularly if I can get one of the cooler renovated lofts!
I stayed at this hotel in May 2011. It is 150 metres from Brussels' main train station, and minutes from the famous Grand Place. The neighbourhood is pretty quiet, with several restaurants nearby. The reception staff were very friendly, and to our surprise, the room was huge. There's a bathroom complete with all the amenities you could want, and a spacious room with a double bed. The light from the window was plentiful. The rooms are clean and well-soundproofed. Breakfast is served in a small room with large windows. It has a bit of everything, although I found it a little bit lacking for a 4-star hotel. The nationality of the clients was quite varied, but predominantly Spanish. Families, older couples and young couples. I recommend the hotel.
We had been told it was near the Central Station, but we didn't realise how close it was - just a 3 minute walk away. The guy at the reception was very friendly and welcoming. We got our keys and went up to our room; to our surprise it was two floors, with very steep stairs. The bed was upstairs, the bathroom and closet below. It was a little uncomfortable, but not too bad. The best thing about the hotel is its location, close to everything (4 min from the Grand Place). The worst thing was the pillow, which was very uncomfortable. We asked to change them, but they brought us more of the same.
This is part of a network of hotels located around the centre of Brussels. They have really affordable prices, although Brussels is certainly not a cheap city. It's a bohemian hotel with a nice entrance, simple and clean rooms (small ... but what can you do?). The surroundings are beautiful, with a market nearby with antiques and vintage shops.
The Best Western County House of Brussels is conveniently found 20 minutes from Brussels International Airport and close to the train station. Hotel guests will also have access to the modern museum of ancient art, national forests and the concert hall Monnaie. This modern hotel offers charm, sophistication and comfort as well as bring equipped with all the amenities.