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Thon Residence Parnasse
Ranked #13 of 16 Hotels in Ixelles
Trondheim, Norway
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

Although the location is good and the rate decent, I was not impressed with this hotel. Firstly, the check-in was slow and receptionist not very welcoming. The apartment was OK, but not very clean. At the 5th floor the water pressure hardly made a shower worth while. My colleagues in another appartment complained about noise from traffic.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2012

This wasn't particularly cheap, but its fantastic proximity to Parliament (2 minute stroll) and the Commission complex at Schumann (15 minute stroll) makes it ideal. They offer really well-appointed apartments from just one night - ideal if you don't want to fit in around a hotel's breakfast timetabling or want the flexibility of meeting space, eat-in or families. 260 euros got a 2 double-bed apartment with 2 toilets, balcony, TV, WiFi, full kitchen, lounge/diner, desk plus ironing kit etc. Critically, it's also got secure underground parking (included in the above price or available for 20 euros/night) which means that you're not bound to the Eurostar, metro and taxis. Staff were the usual slightly spiky/irascible Continentals, but efficient and accommodating enough.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2012

The Thon apartment complex is just up the road from the EU Parliament and the Gare Bruxelles-Luxembourg train station. There are several bus routes stopping at Place de Luxembourg and the closest Metro stop is Trone at 10 minutes walk.
For breakfast you can walk to Tout Bon in Place de Luxembourg. The square is also full of bars with tables on the pavement.
By the Trone Metro stop there is a Carrefour Express supermarket which is handy if you want to eat in.
When I got to the apartment I noticed a TV cable was missing, so I phoned reception and a member of staff came in 5 minutes to sort it out, so very good service there.
Internet Access is not included in the rate, but they do deals if you stay for 3 days or longer. There is a gym but didn't use it.
The one bedroom apartment I stayed in was quite large and quite clean. Decor is "classic English" so might not be to everyone's taste. Only thing, as a previous reviewer had pointed out, the light bulbs are quite weak so to bring a book light would be good advice.
Kitchen was well equipped, bathroom was clean and bed was comfortable.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2011

Good aparthotel for those who would like to stay long time in Brussels.Good location.Private parking.Hotel have several buildings.Some rooms are very nice decorated in clasical way,some modern.There are cracks on the walls in some appartments.So,if the hotel staff will try to convince you to stay here and that they dont have other flats-dont believe and change.Appartments in buiding 10 which inside yard very offenly dont catch mobile network especially for Base. Big plus of this hotel that you can use World Class gym for free :-)
The biggest minus is reception staff,that lie very frequently. I asked specific building and woman on reception lied that the buiding will start renovation in 2 days and they dont put anyone there.Next day ive seen group of tourist going to check in to there. She lie about fully booked hotel and high rate.But you can easily made booking on internet and cheaper. The biggest disadvantage was the time of my 3th checked out. She asked me to pay my room cleaning becouse i was stay 7days!(before i did stay twice for 10days-and noone asked anything!)She showed to me this note in booking.com that i must to pay that they will clean after me.What a nonsence!!!IIn any hotel they must to clean after customer! Why do i need to pay for this?!!! And there is not such info on hotel personal website! So,i went out without paying! Thinking logically i can made 2 reservation for 6 days and 1 day for example. In this case i willnot need to pay for cleaning after me,cose i stay 6 days,after checking out and check in again for 1 more day.And my room must be clean between bookings :-)))))))

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled solo
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Slovakia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2011

The hotel is conveniently located if you're working for the EU Parliament, it's just a few steps away from the building. Other EU buildings are also within walking distance.
However, the hotel is a bit run-down, especially the bathrooms. I stay in this hotel quite frequently and quite often I have a problem with the shower hose that is broken off the hand shower so water is leaking. My other pet peeve is the lack of proper lighting. In fact, the hotel uses the weakest light bulbs available, so after dark, you won't be able to read a book, unless you bring your own reading light.
Since it is an apartment hotel, all rooms have a kitchenette, which is convenient for longer stays, but it also means that you'll smell what other guests are cooking.
The hotel provides access to a great fitness center WorldClass Gym, which is located on the premises.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2011

A comfortable hotel with big rooms, good facilities, good location. The personal touch which you get in most of the Europe hotels, is missing though. Good for your stay while on business but I would love to stay in a smaller place with not so professional (and not so friendly) staffs when I am on holiday. They are pulling down a building just in front of the hotel now, so a little noisy and dusty now.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Kiev, Ukraine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed December 10, 2010

My friends and I (there were 10 of us), we stayed in two two-bedroom appartments. The appartments were very spacious and clean. Each of them had two bathrooms, fully-equipped kitchen and a living-room with the dinning table, sofa/bed (we used it for our 5th person) and a large plazma TV. The rooms were full of light as there were a lot of windows all around the appartment.
The service was also very good. The reception guy helped us with directions, gave the map of Brussels.
The hotel has a big underground parking (25 EUR for car per day as far as I remember).
The only dissadvantages were that there was no free internet in the hotel and the breakfast was not included (but it's the usual thing for the residence hotel).
The location is excellent. The hotel is near the Luxembourg station and right in from of the European Parliament. It took us around 20 minutes to get to the city center on foot.
We really enjoyed staying in this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
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Property: Thon Residence Parnasse
Address: Rue d'Idalie 8, Ixelles, Brussels 1050, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Brussels > Ixelles
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Ixelles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Thon Residence Parnasse 4*
Number of rooms: 158
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