A delightful B and B walking distance (about 10 minutes) from the Grand Place and readily accessible to most of the other attractions in Brussels (if you can fathom their bus/metro/tram route maps!).
This was a really great place to stay in a primarily residential area of 1800s houses - we were made very welcome and even if our room on the top floor (no lift) seemed a long way up at the end of the day, it was a spacious room with a top class bathroom.
Our host, Brendan, was welcoming and very helpful throughout our stay and was very interesting to talk to. We had to deter him from carrying our heavy bags from the top floor when we left, it would have been unfair! We had an excellent breakfast each day, with a range of continental options, and others if you asked - and plenty of tea/coffee/fresh pressed orange juice.
The whole house (from the 1820s) was beautifully restored and a little gem of peace and (generally) quiet - we would have no hesitation in recommending this to prospective B and B guests in Brussels, it really is a splendid and restful place. We were told we could use the front room and the grand piano if the owners were in the house - the room is really magnificent - and breakfast is served in a room with a beautiful art nouveau leaded light window, added when the house was extended in the 1920s, on the end wall.
Only one downside, which is personal rather than the fault of the owners - whilst this part of Brussels is generally peaceful and quiet, our room on the top floor faced the street and we either needed the air conditioning 'on' (which makes a gentle fan noise - unavoidable) or had to open the windows which admitted the noise of traffic on the cobbled street below, (and sirens from further away), the occasional banter of conversation from passers by and the drone of aircraft, particularly in the morning. If you are a light sleeper, ask for a room at the rear! But we would not fault the B and B for this - living in a quiet suburb, I am, sadly, a light sleeper.
This is a gem and we would recommend it to anyone looking for a good value stay in Brussels.
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- Maison-Noble welcomes the discerning travellers who desire to enjoy the charm of an old town house, ideally located in the historic centre of the city, and want to have access to the modern comfort, and the welcome atmosphere of a private home ... more less
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