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118, rue du marche au charbon, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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Ranked #16 of 185 Brussels B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Their room was very well furnished and large. I was tired from very small room in Paris so their room made me feel more comfortable. They don't have a lift as advised. It was a bit minus but not a big problem for me. Very friendly and helpful staff. Very close to Grand-place. Enjoy fantastic beer and food!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room was nice - comfortable bed, big windows, great shower, nicely decorated. I didn't care for the carpet - it felt a little dirty. There were two electrical plugs we could use after unplugging the lights.... The host, Theo, was great - very friendly and thoughtful. The location was perfect - close to lots of public transportation and right... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This B&B is in an absolutely beautiful building, with very modern, comfortable rooms. The hosts are very helpful and friendly, as are the staff. We spent one night here and I wish I could have stayed more! Very near to the centre square, but you can't hear any outside noise. Excellent all round!

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North Brunswick, New Jersey
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69 reviews 69 reviews
52 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I stayed at this B&B for one night in room number 5. I felt very welcome from the outset, with the owners really being friendly and helpful. The building is old, but well maintained and beautifully furnished. My room had a classic feel with the bedroom in the roof. The rate includes a continental breakfast and free wifi. The breakfast... More

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
32 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I had spoken to Theo before arriving in Brussels and he was very friendly and helpful and lovely to meet in person. He gave us perfect directions from the station to the B&B and we found it very easily. The B&B is in a great area of Brussels, very hip and quirky with lots of bars, cafes and shops. Sights... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

I spent 5 nights at this cosy bed and breakfast with my partner and we had an amazing experience. We felt as if we were staying at our friend's house by the warm welcome we received everyday at breakfast time by the owner Theo who is so helpful and friendly. Breakfast really good and We got to taste local product.... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We recently stayed at this BandB for one night while passing through back to Paris. What an outstanding, charming and comfortable property! The rooms are well appointed and the staff extraordinarily helpful and friendly. The breakfast in the morning was beyond filling and delicious. I highly recommend this property if you're spending any amount of time in Brussels. One word... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We loved this B&B. The location is perfect. We were able to walk anywhere we wanted. The neighborhood is very fun. The inn itself is very clean and well-kept. We had a private kitchen area for tea/coffee on our floor. We also were served great breakfasts: tea/coffee/breads/cheese/yogurt/eggs/ham/jams/etc. Everything was great. We also thought Theo was extremely kind and helpful. He... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

As a young couple, we often look for somewhere which is cost-effective but provides that little bit of chic which makes a holiday special and this place ticks all boxes. The rooms are spacious, beds are comfy and the staff are more than friendly. The breakfast definitely fills a hole and provides a wide range from boiled eggs, yoghurts, cold... More

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Limassol, Cyprus
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We stayed 2 nights in Brussels over NYE's and really loved this place. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful and where always willing to help us out with a smile on their face. The location couldn't get any better really. Right in the centre and a stone's throw away from the Grand Place, Manneken Pis, restaurants, bars and anything... More

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Address: 118, rue du marche au charbon, Brussels 1000, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Brussels
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
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