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“Great little place” 5 of 5 stars
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The Residence Les Ecrins
Rue du Rouleau 15 | Brussels, Brussels 1000, Belgium   |  
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Ranked #18 of 195 Hotels in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great little place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Love this place. Edward is very welcoming, helpful and friendly. Situation near St Catherine is excellent for travelling around Brussels. Room large and clean with a very comfortable bed. Breakfast is a treat - great fresh bread and croissants accompanied by good strong coffee, from a seemingly bottomless pot!
I would not hesitate to return to Les Ecrins the next time I visit Brussels.
If you like your hotels reasonably priced and a little out of the ordinary, I'm sure you'll love this one.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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NJ
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19 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I was here back in 2011, and still remember the wonderful man at reception named Steven. He always greeted me in the morning and knew I liked my coffee (he would bring it to me without asking since he knew the answer was always "yes"). I don't know if he still is there, but even if he isn't, I am sure that all the staff they hire here are just as nice and helpful. I stayed here for three nights, but I wish I stayed longer. The room I had was small, but the price was very affordable, especially for the lovely area I was in. There is a bistro (red exterior) overlooking a church a few blocks away, and this is where I continued my coffee fix.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Loved this hotel. Edward was very kind, helpful and can offer good travel tips. Had an issue with one room on our first night and he immediately moved us. Room 124 in main building (double) was stylish and spacious. Room 120 in next door building was perfect for a family of 4. Large bedroom with a double and a sitting room with a double pull out couch. Rooms were clean and bright. No air conditioning, but fans are provided, was all you needed. Free Wifi. Breakfast was included. Perfect for us, consisting of buns, croissants, bread, jams, fruit, orange juice, delicious coffee and hot chocolate. Area was great. Nearby are plenty of restaurants and cafés for dinner and drinks. Was a short walk to the Grand Place. Metro stop down the street. Price was affordable. Highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

From the first contact I had with Guy on email, our experience with Les Ecrins was delightful. I spent a great deal of time looking for the "perfect" place to stay in Brussels (i.e. reasonably priced, in a good neighbourhood within walking distance of the city sights, appealing and attractive) and Les Ecrins checked all the boxes.

The name means "jewel box" and this place, for us, was a little gem. It's not fancy or elegant, the bathroom is a tiny bit on the worn side but those are small details for us. Best to mention the wonderfully amicable hosts, Edward and Guy (we met Edward during our stay) and how helpful, friendly and warm he was during our stay. It felt like coming home to a friend every time we returned to our hotel.

The location is also perfect. Tucked away on a quiet street within a stone's throw of St. Catherine's Church and Metro (that connects you to the airport), lots of good restaurants on neighbouring streets and a 10 minute walk to the Grand Place.

The breakfasts were lovely, the room spacious and comfortable and all was exactly what we were looking for in a hotel in this fabulous city.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Frederick, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I have to say I was surprised at how crowded and dirty the main tourist strip in Brussels was. We got off the train and walked to this hotel and I wasn't feeling great about my choice. Then we got to the lovely St Catherine's square and found the hotel and everything was immediately good again. The service was quick and pleasant and helpful. The room was huge even by US standards. It is close to restaurants and an easy walk to all the main tourist sites of Brussels. Would gladly stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia
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182 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Located in older building on a very quite side street, this is a small hotel/B&B with NO elevator tight steps and lovely rooms. I booked a room with a private bathroom (ensuite) and was very happy. The room was nice and the bathroom modern, Edward the owner is extremely accommodating and does his best to make your stay memorable. European continental breakfast is served and it is more than adequate (however, the coffee served leaves a lot to be desired), there is a small outdoor eating area that you can sit and enjoy your morning meal. The location is simply superb and you are within walking distance of almost all the sights. Free Wifi is offered, I would gladly stay again.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Madrid, Spain
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I loved this place-- though I was initially surprised because I booked through Hostel World and expected a hostel, this was so much nicer than a hostel. The two men that were running Residence les Ecrins were so friendly and helpful, and really talkative which is always a plus when you're a solo traveler. The neighborhood was really nice and a short walk (5-10 minutes) away from the Grand Place, the central plaza of the city. They had all kinds of maps and information, and the breakfast in the mornings was very nice as well. No complaints, and I would definitely stay here again if I came back to Brussels!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Rue du Rouleau 15 | Brussels, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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Location: Belgium > Brussels
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Brussels
#4 Best Value Hotel in Brussels
#19 Romantic Hotel in Brussels
#25 Business Hotel in Brussels
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Residence Les Ecrins is situated in a quiet street in the heart of Brussels at Place St. Catherine - the old Fish Market of Brussels, 6 minutes walking distance from the famous Grand Place, 15 minutes from E.C.Headquarters.It is nearby the St Catherine subway station and 20 minutes away from the national airport Zaventem. ... more   less 
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