I took my fiance to Brussels for his 30th birthday and really enjoyed our stay (except for the breakfasts!).
We had a room on the 6h floor which is the top floor as I had asked for a high floor in a quiet part of the hotel. Although you could hear the occassional siren this is to be expected in a city centre hotel. Our room was lovely with plenty of space and a huge king size bed.
I would recommend travelling from the airport to the hotel by train/tram rather than paying for a taxi. It was really easy and less than 10 euros each way for both of us. All you need to do is catch the train from the airport (level -1) to Gare du Nord which takes about 10mins and then take the tram (pre metro) to Beurs which is 3 stops and takes less than 5 mins. Beurs is directly outside the hotel. You have to pay separately for the train and then the tram as they are operated by different companies.
The hotel's location is fantastic for a weekend away. It is about 5mins from St Catherine's Square which is lovely at this time of year with Christmas markets, ice rink and big wheel and about 5 mins from Grand Place. We were able to walk everywhere as Brussels city centre isn't that big.
There are plenty of places to eat and drink near the hotel. However, we went in Le Coq which is a bar opposite the hotel which was like walking into a smoking pit. It was awful and unless you are a chain smoker, I would not recommend it!
The only disappointment with the hotel was the breakfast which was a complete shambles. They do not have enough staff so you are left standing around waiting for a table - a lot of the tables are left covered in empty dirty plates. Breakfast at the weekend is 6.30 to 11.30 and we arrived at 10.30 both days and there was hardly any food left. Breakfast was included in our room rate, otherwise I would have complained. Breakfast is 25 euros and I would strongly recommend that breakfast is eaten somewhere else if it is not included as it is not worth the money. I would rather have eaten at the McDonald's next door which says something!
Overall we enjoyed our stay and would stay at this hotel again and recommend it to others.
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