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La Vieille Lanterne

29 rue des Grands Carmes, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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Ranked #79 of 198 Brussels B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015
Andrew A Carmel Valley, California
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Carmel Valley, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

As others have noted, the hotel is in the heart of old Brussels across the street from its most famous landmark, which can be seen from the rooms. Rooms smallish and somewhat spartan, but comfortable--and very reasonable As has also been noted, there a fairly steep and narrow staircase up which luggage must be hauled.

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Blackpool
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This small, pleasant hotel is in an absolutely perfect location in the heart of Brussels, across the road from Manneken Pis and a very short walk from Grand Place. It is a laidback, well-run place, spotlessly clean with very helpful staff/management. Breakfast was fine as well - juice, bread, jam, soft cheese, tea and coffee (though the latter was not... More 

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Ellada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

I stayed in the hotel a while back and I have to say it was in a great location. Near the Grand Place and market. The rooms are very clean and the owners are very hospitable to you. I went for a project so I was on a budget. I must say the price was great and the room was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013 via mobile

Ok, so it's basic. Small, steep narrow stairs, But the cleanliness is faultless and the locations is so central. This does have some drawbacks though- weekend nighttime noise could be an issue for the light sleeper, but we didn't mind. Polite staff and breakfast was served in the room. It consisted of OJ, t/c and variety of fresh breads and... More 

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Dayton, OH
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

The hotel was in a great location, across from the Mannekin Pis. The room had large window that opened wide. We didn't spend much time in the room, but when we did, it was fun to people watch the people at Mannekin Pis. The price was very reasonable for the location and cleanliness of the hotel. Definitely no frills, but... More 

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Argentina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

I´ve stayed at the hotel for only one night, for I was moving to another city the following day. It is a very small family hotel, which has less than 10 rooms. It has no elevator, only an 80 cm wide staircases, so if you are taking a big suitcase with you or have a bone fracture, discard it with... More 

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Chambly, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Spent 2 nights here, sept 9th and 10th and it was perfect for us! we had no intention of staying in while in Brussels so the fact that the rooms are smaller than here in Canada didn't bother us a bit. Breakfast was filling, fresh pastries, jams, juice and good coffee. Served at your door! bathroom was clean and more... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights(wish we could have stayed more) it was a 20minute walk from train station to here and was easy to find, The staff were great and helpful. Location very close to everything on foot, Staircase is narrow and a little steep but was ok. The room was big with a big Either double or small... More 

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london
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

The room was a good size but was at the top of 3 flights of narrow stair so hard to get your suitcases up, so if you have mobility issues ask for a room in advance on the 1st floor. The breakfast (served in the room) was average. Good location, walking distance to everything.

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Ottawa, Canada
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2010

This place is reviewed as good value for money, and it is. Cleanliness in the bathroom was great, bedroom was just ok (curtains and bedspread could have used a wash). Other reviewers have mentioned noise, but I didn't find it a problem on the 3rd floor with the windows closed. The space is adequate and my room was reasonably laid... More 

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