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“Hotel de France” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel de France
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Boulevard Jamar, 21-23 | Sint-Gillis, Saint-Gilles, Brussels 1060, Belgium   |  
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Ranked #19 of 21 hotels in Saint-Gilles
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

I really wonder why booking.com includes this hotel in their search results. It was the most disgusting experience of my life. Really filthy hotel, very old and dirty. The rooms had damages that were never repaired/rennovated (broken doors, holes etc). When we got in the room, bed linen was touching the disgusting carpet (has not been cleaned/changed since ages!).
The whole neighboorhoud was very dangerous-underground. We checked out 2 hours after checking in. Never slept there. They did not return us the money we had paid in advance, but I do not regret leaving that horrible place.
While checking out, there was a prostitute checking in with a client!!
Later on some Belgian people informed us that this area is very close to Brussels "red light district" and not at all recommended.
Not cheap at all for what it offers.
I really really do not recommend this place.
The only advantages: Internet connection was good and location close to the center.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

Title says it all really. Stayed there for 2 nights and by the end of it I had welts all over me. Staff seemed not particularly fussed, although the receptionist upon check out let me off payment for the 5 euro breakfast charge!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Athens, Greece
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4 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

Close to the train station Gare du Midi and to the Grand Place, easy to find the location, clean room, the girls that they are cleaning are friendly, hot water to have a shower, the heater was on all day long.
The location a little bit scaring allmost at night, too small bathroom, the wifi didnt work at all, indifferent reception stuff.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brussels
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

I stayed because Euro was canceled. I was disappointed there was no coffee or tea facilities in the room. No restaurants attached or that I liked near by. Breakfast was good. Room was clean

I had difficulty opening the door some time.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

The room was large, clean and very comfortable. Staff helpful, and everyone speaks english.
Internet works perfectly (I was on the second floor).
The location is not very good. It's close to the Gare de Midi station, but all of the atractions are so far (30 minutes walking), 10 minutes by tube.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

We payed €25 each per night for essentially a bed and a toilet in a room just big enough to fit both. But it was clean, the sheets were fresh, the bathroom was modern. Staff were friendly but quiet and untalkative. In winter the radiator works brilliantly, almost too well. But the only window was the bathroom which opens to a central shaft which absolutely stank so we kept that shut. TV on the wall. Free wifi. Good budget hotel really.
But located in the Arab quarter so to get to anything worth visiting you have to walk for 15 mins through a fairly squalid area.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Boulevard Jamar, 21-23 | Sint-Gillis, Saint-Gilles, Brussels 1060, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Brussels > Saint-Gilles
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Ranked #19 of 21 hotels in Saint-Gilles
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel de France 2*
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