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“Clean but stark” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Frederiksborg
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenue Broustin 118, Ganshoren, Brussels 1083, Belgium   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ganshoren
Brussels
1 review
“Clean but stark”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Good bistro attached. Breakfast average and expensive but dinner good. Rooms were basic but clean. Traffic quite heavy outside but not unbearable. Staff were friendly but not forthcoming. Room price seems on the high side in hindsight but didn't really shop around for comparison.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Great value for money, clean and friendly staff who were very happy to give local advice, knowledge and maps. Restaurant downstairs was always full - good sign of course but never got around to trying it. Tube stop is 5 minutes walk away, 10/15mins if you adopt a slower pace.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sint-Truiden, Belgium
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012 via mobile

Don't be fooled by the exterior. The rooms are basic but confy and clean. Service was very friendly but only in French. Ideal place to stay if you just a nice bed to spend the night after a night in Brussels.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Warsaw, Poland
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21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

The hotel is located next to Basilica and just few subway stops from downtown. If you drive by car, don't expect a hotel parking. However you will find on street free parking easily.
The rooms are clean but a bit small (I've got double) and if you are unlucky, a bit noisy from a busy street. But still this is a good low budget option.
The thing that I liked the most was the lovely decorated restaurant at the ground&first floor with great sort of Belgian beers :)

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, Washington
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89 hotel reviews
Reviews in 147 cities Reviews in 147 cities
353 helpful votes 353 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

My husband and I stayed here Aug 2012 in a double room with private bath. The hotel is about 20 mins walking from the Simmons metro stop and while the hotel is nice, the area around the hotel isn't the best. Plenty of towels were provided, plus soap and shampoo (but it's cheap and leaves your hair dry). The room we got was on the 5th floor and while there is a lift, it only goes to the 4th floor and you have to walk the last flight (not a problem unless you have problems with stairs). The room was quiet and relatively fast internet was available in the room. The lift is small and only allows one person plus luggage to fit so don't pack a lot. The reception was kind and helpful; they even printed off our bus tickets for us. The restaurant attached served some wonderful pasta (I ordered the carbonara and my husband had the bolognese) but come with a large appetite as the portions are huge and around 10€. My only complaints is that the shower didn't drain properly so you had a puddle of water about a few cm tall as you showered.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver, Canada
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

I booked this hotel because it was our first day driving in Europe and it looked easy to drive to and had parking. We quickly realized though that driving in Brussels is actually really easy and there is lots of parking, even near the centre, so I could have booked somewhere else.

The room was simple and clean. It had a nice bathroom with a heated towel rack, but I really don't understand the bathtub. It was a tub with a shower head mounted a foot or so above the tub, with no shower curtain... I guess you have to take a bath or just get the room all wet while trying to shower one handed while holding the shower head? Maybe there is a Belgian trick to it but us Canadians didn't get it :)

The biggest downside was the noise. Its near a very busy intersection that I guess even the locals have difficulty navigating, cause people were honking their horns at all hours of the night. My boyfriend is a heavy sleeper and even he didn't get any sleep.

Its a 10 minute walk to the metro, and then you have to figure out the metro, which we had some trouble with. We didn't realize that trams and metros are different so first we got on the tram which was very confusing.... anyways long story short I wish I had booked a different hotel closer to the centre. Very few people in the area of the hotel spoke English so it was hard to ask for help or directions.

Also note the wifi code is on the keycard, this wasn't explained to us so when we arrived back to the room late at night we were frustrated that we didn't know how to access it.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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74 hotel reviews
Reviews in 133 cities Reviews in 133 cities
338 helpful votes 338 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

We stayed here as part of a group between 5 rooms. All our rooms were in the annexe across the road from the main hotel, so it was very much like having our own house! Located right next to the basilica, it is easy to find and just a short walk through the park from Simonis métro station (at night we felt it best to walk by the road, which is well-lit). The rooms were all spacious, with a particularly good bathroom for this level of hotel. We had a nice view out of our room's window. The beds were the only slight let-down, as the sheets were a little rough and the mattresses and pillows quite hard, but this didn't detract from the other plusses. The free wifi, although a little unreliable, was a huge bonus.
For the money we paid, this was a tremendous find and I certainly wouldn't hesitate in recommending this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Frederiksborg

Address: Avenue Broustin 118, Ganshoren, Brussels 1083, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Brussels > Ganshoren
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ganshoren
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Frederiksborg 2*
Number of rooms: 31
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Also Known As:
Frederiksborg Hotel Brussels
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