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“Your Home in Brussels” 5 of 5 stars
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rue Vandenbussche 54, Schaerbeek, Brussels 1030, Belgium   |  
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Ranked #2 of 16 Schaerbeek B&B and Inns
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Paranaque, Philippines
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“Your Home in Brussels”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

When traveling alone, I always prefer to stay in a Bed & Breakfast place. It was a treat to have found Josaphat Park. The house is 100 years old but the rooms are not outdated at all. They are all well lit and cozy that you will immediately feel you are "at home" in a foreign land. Not only that! Richard and Cathy are the best hosts!! You will immediately love them. Well, at least I did and totally felt they were my family in Brussels. With Richards help, I was able to commute around the city on my own during the first day. The place is extremely clean and you never have to share your bathroom with anyone. Check out the photos I posted. I didn't even bother posting photos of the room and bathroom as they look exactly like those on their website. Thought of sharing their beautiful garden and the view from my window on the third floor.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

We spent two nights here with our three teenagers at the end of a two-week trip. Hosts Cathy and Richard were very nice and helpful with suggestions for dinner and sightseeing. Even went out and bought a fan to cool our room during an unusual hot spell. The home is gorgeous and our adjoining rooms were quite comfortable. Breakfast was delicious, including homemade jam and bread. It's not walking distance to Brussels landmarks but the bus stop is just across the beautiful, expansive Josaphat Park, which is right down the street and great for a morning run. Our youngest also enjoyed their cat and tortoises!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

My husband and I stayed here while in Brussels and enjoyed it very much. It's a nice location- near bus stops and trams that can get you anywhere. The homeowners were very helpful about instructing us on how to use it and what to see in Brussels. The place was clean, breakfast was great, and we were very comfortable here.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

We've had a great time at Josaphat Park. Our staying in Brussels has been nicer thanks to Cathy and Richard. The house is really cozy. The breaksfast is amazing, mainly because they make the jam and the bread. They even provided us with a transport card to get around the city and useful information. Their recommendations about food, places to visit,etc... were absolutely accurate.
If we visit Brussels again, we'll stay there without a doubt.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Girls will love it so much because the interior decoration is so dreamy! They even have a hundred years old piano in this stunning building. Richard and Cathy were so nice and considerate. They made the bread and jam for the delicious breakfast. We had it with a family from India. They even drove the family to the airport when they left Brussels. It is really a pity that we only stayed for one short night. Love it so much! The photos taken here are awesome!

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

Recently stayed for a wonderful weekend. The host and hostess were charming and knowledgeable and guided us through the delights of this splendid city. Nothing was too much trouble for them.
The bed was very comfortable and the breakfast was very filling with freshly squeezed orange juice and home-made bread and jams.
Will certainly go back.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Richard and Cathy welcomed us earlier than the typical arrival time, as our flight deposited us in Brussels mid-morning. We would have been happy with merely dropping off our luggage and then heading into central Brussels, but our timing was good and the rooms were available. Like many others who have stayed here, we needed the two-room family accommodations. This is a very comfortable and welcoming place to stay.

We stayed at Josaphat Park B&B from June 20-22, just as the rewiring of the house was getting started. Richard apologized for the situation and explained why it was happening. Unlike Willtravell2, who said that Richard complained, he did nothing of the sort. It was merely an explanation. (Folks from North America should be forewarned...A/C units are not nearly as common in Europe. So be prepared to use fans.) Even with the workers on the premises, we felt safe.

We appreciated the basket of maps, brochures and other informational literature made available in our rooms. We made use of these, as well as their suggestion for dinner for the first night we stayed with them. La Selva restaurant served up a very nice meal. I wasn't expecting to practice speaking Portuguese while I was in Belgium, but one of the waiters is from Portugal, so we chatted a bit.

Breakfast was simple, but tasty. It's impossible to complain about starting the day with fresh, homemade bread (which Richard was making when we arrived), fresh jams, freshly squeezed orange juice, a type of cheese that I'd never tried before and nice conversation with our hosts. We also enjoyed the view out of our window onto their back garden. The final day, we got to feed the tortoises.

It is worth noting the short walk to the bus and tram stops in one direction, and the short walk to Josaphat Park in the other. We didn't really get to experience the park in our three days there, but did get a quick look at it. An important service to highlight is the fact that they have bus passes available for their guests. We were happy to pay the discounted bulk-ride price and save ourselves the time and trouble of getting in line to buy these at Gare Centraal.

I made the mistake of leaving my camera behind at Josaphat Park, when we departed for France. Cathy was kind enough to send me an email letting me know that the camera was there. We have since arranged for its return to my house in the US. This is another example of their genuinely helpful personalities and their desire to keep their customers happy.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: rue Vandenbussche 54, Schaerbeek, Brussels 1030, Belgium
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Location: Belgium > Brussels > Schaerbeek
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Schaerbeek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A comfortable stay with two expatriate Londoners in an attractive, elegant century-old family home. This is a peaceful, green corner of Europe's capital, but only 15 minutes by public transport from the city centre, close to the European institutions and handy for the airport and the motorway network. ... more   less 
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Josaphat Park Bed And Breakfast Brussels, Belgium

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