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118, rue du marche au charbon, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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Ranked #17 of 191 Brussels B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014
Sarah C London, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    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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London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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

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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68 reviews 68 reviews
51 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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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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