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“Value for money in Brussels”
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Marivaux Hotel
Ranked #47 of 199 Hotels in Brussels
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“Value for money in Brussels”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

This is my favourite hotel in Brussels. Used to be a cinema decades ago, and the style in public areas follows cinema palaces of the 1930ies. Speedy replies from reservations, smooth check-in, I usually get the same room. The room itself is comfortable, the bed large. Bathing gown provided. Never tried their restaurant so far, but given the menu, it might be value for money, too. The new breakfast room is alright although I better liked the one with street view. Breakfast buffet excellent. If only they could turn off the music during breakfast.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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MarivauxSalesManager, Manager at Marivaux Hotel, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Dear Lykos1,

Not only is it great to hear that the Marivaux is your favourite hotel in Brussels but it’s also nice that, being a regular guest, you write a review and compliment our staff; thank you!

We look forward to hearing from you when you try out the Brasserie Meat Me :)

Kind regards,

Megan Manin
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Reviewed January 28, 2013 via mobile

My wife and i stayed at the marivaux last weekend and we were glad we picked this hotel. The staff were very friendly and the breakfast had a very good selection. Our room was spacious enough and clean with a nice big bathroom with a seperate toilet.
I would stay here again. Its is in a good location within walking to the grand place.

  • Stayed January 2013
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MarivauxSalesManager, Manager at Marivaux Hotel, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
Dear Deise123,

Thank you very much for your kind words. I am glad to read that you were very pleased with your stay at the Marivaux Hotel and that its location was at your entire convenience.

We would be happy to have you and your loved ones here again!

Kind regards,
Megan Manin
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

We were very happy with our stay at Marivaux Hotel in Brussels! The receptionists were very friendly and helpful, always willing to go the extra mile to make our visit in the Belgian capital as pleasant as possible.

The room was very nice and quiet. We really enjoyed the updated decor, though it could use some more lighting.

The hotel is within walking distance from the city centre (Grand Place) and many other charming areas in Brussels. We really couldn't ask for more from a hotel - go there and enjoy your stay!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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MarivauxSalesManager, Manager at Marivaux Hotel, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Dear Sessan82,

Many thanks for your review and your kind recommendation. I’m very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay at the Marivaux Hotel.

We hope to welcome you again soon for another visit in the charming Belgian capital! ;)

Kind regards,
Lien Schoutteten
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

Hotel Marivaux is located at the Adolphe Max-laan, which is near the heart of Brussels.
Receptions staff were very friendly and professional, although they'd rather speak English than Flemish, which is afterall one of Belgium's official languages...
This aside, they were very helpfull at check-in.
They also provided us with a valet who put our car in the garage. There are some public parkings in the area, but we opted for the hotel as it is just easier with the luggage.
Our rooms were on the 4th floor. Hallways are narrow and the ceilings low...
We had a street-side room and slept with the windows open. We did not find the street sounds disturbing, although it was on a saturday. We had a great night's sleep.
Rooms are not big, but big enough!
They are clean and modern, with great beds and bedside lamps. Bathroom is a nice size with a lovely rainshower and all new appliences. There are 2 saves and a minibar, coffee making facilities, a flatscreen tv on the wall and a nice desk. Our room had two big windows and a balcony overlooking the Adolphe Maxlaan. No complaints about the room whatsoever!
Breakfast is on the ground floor in a room without windows. This was maybe the only downside of our stay. It's not a very cosy breakfastroom.
Choice of food is ok: warm and cold choices, juice (though not fresh), continental and English breakfast. The bread was dry though. Croissants on the other hand were lovely.
Coffee (although I chose "strong") was bad; a 4-star hotel might do with a Nespresso-style of coffee facility at breakfast!
Check-out was professional and swift. They showed us the garage from where we could easily drive out of. It was nice that they accompanied us.
Compared to the prices of other 4-star hotels in Brussels, the Marivaux is a pleasant outsider. This hotel really gives you value for money and a great location, so I would definately stay there again.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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MarivauxSalesManager, Manager at Marivaux Hotel, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Dear Katoo,

Many thanks for your detailed review regarding your stay at the Marivaux Hotel. I’m very glad that you enjoyed your stay and that you found our location to be very convenient! It’s particularly nice to see that my colleagues helped to ensure that you had an enjoyable stay with us.

I sincerely hope your description will help future visitors and hope to welcome you back soon! :)

Kind regards,
Lien Schoutteten
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

Stayed for 4 nights over New Year and wasnt disappointed. Arrived before the room was available so bags were held and we were offered a free coffee. Hotel has free wi-fi throughout which we took advantage of.
Our room, 3525, wasnt the biggest and the wi-fi was very patchy on a phone but consistent on a tablet.
Breakfast was more than substantial, a good spread of both hot and cold.
Good location, about 15 mins walk from Gare Du Nord and 10 mins from Grand Place.
Staff very friendly and helpful.
Would definitely recommend and stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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MarivauxSalesManager, Manager at Marivaux Hotel, responded to this review, January 9, 2013
Dear Salop72,

Thank you for your review and for your kind recommendation. I am glad to read that you had a good time over New Year in Brussels and especially in the Hotel :)

The Marivaux team wishes you a very happy new year and we will more than happy to welcome you again in the future!

Kind regards,
Lien Schoutteten
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

This is a good quality business hotel in central Brussels.

Check in was rather poor. We had a confirmed reservation for 3 (double with an extra bed). We arrived at 1pm, and left our luggage and were told to come back just before 3pm. However, at 3pm, our reserved room was still not ready. At 3:20, I asked again and they found us a room, but it only had 1 double, so they said they would bring another bed later. Got to our room and the bed was not made up and there were no towels. Phoned and within half an hour we had someone bring the extra bed and make up the existing bed- so finally around 4pm, we were checked in to a proper room, 1 hour after the check in time. The front desk staff seemed a bit disorganized and at no point apologized for the delay.

Once that was settled, it was a quiet, spacious, clean and well equipped, well furnished room, . Breakfast buffet was very good -lots of choice and overall the price for room plus breakfast for 3 was very good value in a good location.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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MarivauxSalesManager, Manager at Marivaux Hotel, responded to this review, January 9, 2013
Dear TW53,

I would like to thank you for taking the time to comment. I apologize for the hiccup you experienced during check-in but am happy to read that when it was all solved, you enjoyed the quality and amenities of the Marivaux Hotel .

We wish you a happy New Year and hope to welcome you again soon.

Kind regards,
Megan Manin
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Reviewed December 24, 2012

I booked a standard double room as a solo traveller at the Marivaux through booking.com, but requested a quiet room with a small desk and good wifi signal where they allowed me to give a message. This inadvertently caused me to be upgraded, which I was glad of. The room was large and quiet with a firm but comfortable kingsize bed, very good fittings and reasonable lighting; everything had an air of quality about it. The wifi has no restrictions whatsoever (no codes from reception, etc.) and worked very well. The room's downsides were minor: suit stand had broken off the back of the trouser press, shower dowsed the bathroom floor so that the bath mats were sopping wet. Yes, there is a "rain shower", but the pressure is too low to make it worth using. There is also no hook or flat surface in the show cubicle to put your soap or shampoo, which seemed strange. This are all minor points which did not detract too much from my stay.

Breakfast was pretty good in terms of selection, but the spoons, plates and bowls were almost amusingly small: imagine eating cereal with a teaspoon and you won't be far wrong. The coffee is from a bean-to-cup machine, but really wasn't good. The hot buffet seems like an afterthought - the focus is definitely on a continental breakfast, which was fine. Breakfast was included in my room price, but I would not have paid €17 for it! The attached bar is quite good and we ended our evening out there.

The location is two metro stops from Bourse, which is pretty much the centre of town. Continue four or so stops south from Bourse to Zuid and you are at Midi, the Eurostar terminal. It's only a few minutes away door to door.

Reception staff were helpful and forthcoming with advice and allowed me to leave my luggage at no charge whilst I explored on the last day, prior to my evening Eurostar.

My trip was a good one, and enhanced by this hotel, which I would certainly consider again if I could get a good price for a superior room. Well done, Marivaux.

Room Tip: Ask for a quiet one. My 5th floor back room was good (3527).
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Marivaux Hotel
Address: Boulevard Adolphe Max 98, Brussels 1000, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Brussels
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#12 Family Hotel in Brussels
#16 Romantic Hotel in Brussels
#26 Green Hotel in Brussels
#28 Business Hotel in Brussels
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Marivaux Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 96
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Marivaux, a former cinema tastefully renovated into a 4 star hotel, has 96 high standard bedrooms as well as 9 meeting rooms. The Marivaux Hotel is located just minutes away from the historic centre, the Grand Place, the shopping streets and the Business centre. The European District can be easily reached by Metro. All of the rooms are stylishly and elegantly decorated. They are also equipped with a range of facilities (free WiFi, free coffee and tea facilities, satellite TV, mini bar, safe,...) in order to respond to the guests’ different needs and demands. The Brasserie Meat Me, alludes to the cinematic and artistic past of the Marivaux and serves international fusion cuisine that remains affordable to all. ... more   less 
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