To get to The Hotel Brussels, you take the Metro from the Zund Station, either the #2 or #6 train to Avenue Louise station. The hotel is a good 750 km from the metro, so with luggage, it is a good 15 minute walk. As it is located about three tram stops from the corner of Avenue Louise and the Metro, it is better to just take the tram which literally stops in front of the hotel. Travel time from the Zund Station is about 20-30 minutes, but the trams and trains run regularly.
Avenue Louise is a shopper's paradise, but the hotel is in the suburbs so if you are looking to stay closer to Grand Place and the other historical sites, I would recommend looking elsewhere as it was a 30 minute ride to the center city to see what I was interested in.
Upon check in, I was greeted pleasantly by the gentleman working. I was assigned my room and went up. The room was small by the standards that I was accostumed to, but reading reviews in TripAdvisor left me expecting this. The bed was acceptable it was full size which was enough room for traveling by myself, the room was very clean, white sheets and comforter made it easier to determine this. Limited US channels on the TV. The bathroom is very small, I would suggest that anyone over 5'8" would have difficulties taking a shower. You step up into a very small compartment and the adjustable wand goes up and down and comes off. It is basically standing room only, so there is not a lot of flexibility. Anyone taller would have to bend over making it uncomfortable to shower. Stepping down, there is also not a lot of room, making it somewhat unsafe as the tiled floors are slippery. The toilet is also very close to the toilet, so a large person would have little room while using the facilities. Opened a window and it was quite pleasant.
Despite a Do Not Disturb sign left on the door, the housekeeper still entered the room. The bed was made and interestingly enough, the housekeeper took the empty cardboard from the used toilet paper roll but did not replace it. Also emptied was the trash can but not replaced.
I looked at the breakfast buffet which was offered at 15 euro, not worth it in my opinion as stores across the street offered food for less and did find places where similar items cost me only 8 euro.
Upon checking out, the front desk person asked if I used the mini bar. I had not realized that there was one. I had seen a paper in the room and assumed it was a comment card. When I had went back to get my bags, I looked at the paper and it was the menu for the bar. Scanning over the list and it was fairly priced based on typical hotel standards, soft drink 3 euro, mini bottles of liquor 6 euro, snacks 3 euro. I would have probably used the mini bar if I knew about it, but still going right across the street, you would save substantial money on the same items.
There is free wifi in the hotel and a free computer in the lobby for customer use at no charge, just extending courtesy to anyone waiting to use the computer, it would make sense that you limit your time if someone was waiting.
For 60 Euro a night, the room was priced right. There is great shopping on Avenue Louise and the tram is very convenient. Many restaurants make this suburban hotel a good choice for someone traveling on a budget.
As a suburban hotel, I think any room would be good. I am not sure if there were rooms with shared...
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