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“convenient and quite cheap” 4 of 5 stars
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Ibis Brussels Centre Gare Midi
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rue d'Angleterre 2-20 | Sint-Gillis, Saint-Gilles, Brussels 1060, Belgium   |  
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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30 hotel reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“convenient and quite cheap”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Quite cheap but convenient hotel. Located close to the Brussels South Station (very easy and convenient if you arrive in train or have to catch an early train). Connections to central town very easy (underground and tram). Close area of hotel is not a very nice place (especially at night) and not very recommended from a touristic perspective.
But the service of the hotel is good (only issue is the queue for the breakfast) and overall very positive vs price of stay. Rooms are small but functional (IBIS style). Free wifi in room.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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sophie d, Manager at Ibis Brussels Centre Gare Midi, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Ibis Brussels Gare du Midi, I look forward to your next visit. Kind regards,
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Murska Sobota, Slovenia
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21 hotel reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Hotel is ok. It is basic 3 star hotel.
Room is nice, big enough, with TV and free Wi-Fi. Bathroom is ok. Closet is a little bit small, but for 3-4 days enough.
Location of the hotel is great, because you are next to Midi station, and you have great connections to Center or other places (Belgium, Netherlands, France,...) You have also a lot of shops and restaurant nearby. Center is 15-20 minuts away on foot.
Staff in the hotel is politte, we had no problems.
We also had included breakfast. Food is ok, tasty, also enough choice. There is not so big choice like in 4 or 5 star resorts, but it is ok. As I said, we had breakfast included - otherwise we would not pay 14 EUR per person for breakfast. You can find a lot cheaper things in the neighbourhood.
In general, nice hotel, good location and recommendable!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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sophie d, Manager at Ibis Brussels Centre Gare Midi, responded to this review, March 28, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our hotel and hope to see you again in the near future. Kind regards,
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

As I was told, the area of Gare du Midi is not the best area to stay in as a tourist in Brussels, but this hotel has a higher standard than hotels which are located in better areas and the location is not bad at all. The room is large and has three beds, large bathroom, big windows, enough space to store luggage, it is clean and comfortable. The location is great, close to Gare du Midi, the tram and the metro, as well as taxi ranks. If you decide to walk, it takes about 20 minutes to reach Grand Place. Next to the hotel there is a supermarket and if you decide not to eat in the hotel restaurant, then you can have something from the store. The hotel has friendly staff, free Wi-Fi, spacious lobby area.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sophie d, Manager at Ibis Brussels Centre Gare Midi, responded to this review, March 28, 2013
Glad you had a good time! Hope to see you again. Kind regards,
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Corby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Right next to Gare du Midi, rooms were large and comfortable. Bar area nice - food that other people were ordering looked good. Breakfast expensive at €14 but did have sausages, bacon, beans and scrambled egg in addition to the normal Ibis offering. Staff great and very helpful. No issues whatsoever with noise - some people have commented on it but was quitter than many other hotels I have stayed in!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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sophie d, Manager at Ibis Brussels Centre Gare Midi, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Thank you for your very kind words. Very much appreciated and my team will be delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards,
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Newcastle
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33 hotel reviews
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

You know what to expect with an Ibis hotel in terms of decor and reasonable price. Here you also have the best possible location for Eurostar from the Gare du Midi/Zuid which is literally right across the street. Head out of the station towards the Avenue Fonsny and the hotel is immediately opposite to your left. Certainly not the best location otherwise as the area is somewhat seedy and it takes something like 25 minutes to walk to the Grand Place.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sophie d, Manager at Ibis Brussels Centre Gare Midi, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Kind regards,
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

I stayed at the Ibis Hotel at Gare Du Midi for 3 nights last month. The rooms are pretty large and clean and I found the breakfast satisfactory albeit the dining room was very crowded on the occasions I ate there and it took some time for food and drinks (i.e. milk, juices) to be restocked.

I was staying at the hotel as I had business in Brussels in the EU quarter. The hotel is quite distant from the main EU quarter however, although the trams and metro are only steps away.

In fact the hotel's proximity to the Gara du Midi is perhaps both its best and worst points. The GdM is the arrival and departure point for the Eurostar train and on the morning of my departure I walked across the street, into the terminal, and was in London two hours later. At night however the whole area around the station is widely acknowledged not to be wholly safe and indeed each time I walked out the door of the hotel there were clearly what can only be termed 'dodgy dealings' taking place not steps away.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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sophie d, Manager at Ibis Brussels Centre Gare Midi, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Dear Guest,

I am happy to hear that you liked your stay in Ibis Gare du Midi.
For what happens outside the hotel, I assure you that we have already made numerous representations to the city of Brussels in an attempt to improve the situation. We are working with a security agent who comes randomly and is in close contact with the police to secure the neighborhood.
We hope to see you on your next trip to Brussels.
Kind regards,
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

I stayed at this hotel for one night while transitting. Hotel is next to the train station. The service was great, both at reception and at the bar/restaurant. Although the menu was limited the food was tasty. Considering this is an expensive city the food was decently priced. The room was simple but certainly big enough to cater for two people. The hotel and room were very clean and tidy. If I was staying in Brussels for longer I would have stayed at this hotel. The only downfall was that the area seemed a little dodgy and I didn't feel comfortable enough to go out at night time by myself. Great value for money all round.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sophie d, Manager at Ibis Brussels Centre Gare Midi, responded to this review, March 10, 2013
Dear Kate,
Thank you for your very kind words. Very much appreciated and my team will be delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Ibis Brussels Gare du Midi. Look forward to welcoming you back for maybe a longer trip. Kind regards,
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Address: Rue d'Angleterre 2-20 | Sint-Gillis, Saint-Gilles, Brussels 1060, Belgium
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Location: Belgium > Brussels > Saint-Gilles
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Saint-Gilles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ibis Brussels Centre Gare Midi 3*
Number of rooms: 225
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The newly renovated ibis Brussels Centre Gare Midi hotel is located just a few steps from the south entry to the railway station, from which international trains such as the Thalys and Eurostar depart. The famous Grand Place and Notre Dame Du Sablon church are 2 km from the hotel. Book one of our 225 spacious air conditioned rooms and benefit from our amenities, a restaurant, a bar with snacks available 24hrs, pay parking and a meeting room for conferences. Business guests will appreciate use of WiFi Internet access. ... more   less 
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