My partner and I were looking for a cheap European getaway and saw a deal on Eurostar, £59 return travel to Brussels. With this in mind we would need somewhere to stay and so I set my partner the task of finding a hotel with a small budget.
The hotal Galia is quite close to the Eurostar terminal in Brussels, which is very handy. It's not located in the best or busiest area of the city, so depending on your preferences it might not be ideal.
The staff were friendly and most spoke a basic level of English, although for those planning on travelling to Brussels - I would brush up on your French, it helped me navigate a menu or two.
Our room was at the front of the building on the currently unfinished 4th floor. There is a (slow) lift which will take you to floor 3, you will notice that all of the corridors are nicely decorated. When you reach the stairs to floor 4, we were greeted with a more unfinished feel (wooden floors, half painted walls and paint pots).
The room itself is ok, a very big bed but a strange choice for a wall colour (deep red). The bathroom was a kind of all in one package, again not the best but it served it's purpose (other than an occasional cold shower).
We had been advised of a daily flea market opposite the hotel, at 4 floors up we did not hear too much from it - although the clock tower reminds you of its presence every 15 minutes, which can be a little annoying. The walls of the room are also paper thin, so you hear most people talking too.
You get breakfast, a small selection of cereals breads and meats. Not really my preference, but enough to get me going for the day.
The hotel were kind enough to look after out bags as check out is 10 am, there is also Wifi free of charge - but you can only use this downstairs and will need the code to do so.
My best advise given the location, would be to walk to the Palais du Justice (Law Courts) which is only a few minutes. From here you can catch the sightseeing bus which is 20 Euro for 24 hours, hop on and see most of the things worth seeing. If you time the journey right, you will get good use of it the following day too.
Overall I was not unsatisfied with the hotel Galia, but it felt more like a VIP style hostel than a hotel.
A room at the rear of the hotel, on floors 1-3 might be slightly better
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