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Downtown-BXL

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118, rue du marche au charbon, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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Ranked #19 of 194 Brussels B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I were a little worried when we realised we were arriving to the accommodation really late in the night. We found the B&B and after calling Theo, he greeted us with the friendliest smile. We immediately fell in love with this unique B&B. Clean, peaceful, well equipped and very charming are the best words to describe Downtown-BXL.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

This B&B - is in great location (very close to Mannekin Pis), has nice desined rooms (we had a room with a circle bed on the first floor) but it is a little bit noisy from lovely staircase. Staff is very helpful, give some tourist information and map of Bruxelles. You can use a kettle and cups to prepare for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We stayed in November with another couple for 2 nights. The hotel is perfectly located next to a Metro station which is only a couple of minutes ride from Brussels main line station where we arrived on the Eurostar. You could walk from the mainline station in around 15mins if you don't fancy the Metro. The rooms are very big... More 

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Hebden Bridge, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Before you book, please note there is NO lift and the staircase is narrow in parts- this is the only downside, but it’s an old building with great character features.   We stayed in room A, large modern room on the front with walk-in shower and separate toilet. Very clean and well maintained.  Kitchenette down the corridor for tea/coffee etc.... More 

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emilia romagna
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Everything in this b&b was perfect!!! The rooms (which are exactly like the photo on the website, well furnished and so big!!!), the location (5 min from Grand Palace and from Rue Dansaert, which I reccomend for cool shopping!!!), and the breakfast, served by Théo, the owner....I REALLY loved the jar of speculoos patè (Which I'm kind of addicted to!!)... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Fantastic location, the metro station is extremely close to the B&B. The staff is very helpful. The room is spacious and beautiful. There is enough storage space. It is very centrally located and close to all attractions.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Great place to stay in brussels. Room was huge and had a ton of european charm for a great price. Theo was extremely helpful, & the B&B is right off the metro stop, extremely easy to find & only 8-10 minutes from the Grand Place (tons of shopping on the way). Would stay here again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

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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