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Marivaux Hotel
Ranked #48 of 199 Hotels in Brussels
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

We had 3 double rooms for 3 nights. As requested when we made our booking online, our rooms were next to each other, a nice arrangement when you are traveling with young children. The rooms were large and clean. It was a nice change coming from a London hotel that cost 3 times and the room size less than half of the room here. Breakfast was included and was adequate. After the first day we decided to have our breakfast at Paul Cafe located near the hotel.
The hotel is located less than 5 minutes walk to many of the tourist attractions and restaurants. The perfect location of this hotel was what made our visit to Brussels so enjoyable. Everything is within walking distant and in a safe environment. The only public transportation we took were the taxi to and from the Eurostar Train Station.
Foods in Brussels are great and reasonably priced.
We enjoyed our stay in Brussels very much, From Brussels we return to London for a night before departing home with fond memories.

Room Tip: Our rooms were located at level 2, using Lift 3. As this hotel was a former cinema access to rooms a...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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MarivauxSalesManager, Manager at Marivaux Hotel, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Dear Yoong,
I am pleased to read that your vacation turned out to be just the way you planned. I hope you had a lovely time in Brussels and it is great that the Marivaux’ rooms and location met your expectations. I wish you all the best and hope that we can welcome you and your family again soon!
Kind regards,
Lien Schoutteten,
Sales manager
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

I stayed at the Marivaux Hotel for 4 nights and it was almost perfect.

The lobby is very clean and impressive, and the rooms are a good size, immaculately clean, with plenty of storage space, a medium sized safe, free tea and coffee, fast and free wifi, and a minibar (for which you have to pay) which we used as a fridge to keep our water cool. The bathroom came with free toiletries; 30ml bottles of body wash, shampoo and body lotion as well as a small bar of soap. The rooms were serviced daily (early in the morning) and anything that was used (towels, toiletries etc.) was replaced every day. Also, the room came with a bath and shower - something I don't feel the hotel website makes clear.

The staff were multi-lingual and were very polite, friendly and helpful when we asked for more towels and extra pillows. Our request was seen to immediately and we were reassured to ask for anything else we needed during our stay. We even checked in an hour earlier than we should have.

My room was on the third floor and right by the lift, but it was incredibly quiet. The air con was the quietest I've ever used, and my room had a second internal door to keep out corridor noise.

On the day we checked out we were able to store our bags in a locked room in the lobby - there is also plenty of seating to use and toilets just off the lobby.

The breakfast was a standard european breakfast; plenty of spreads, jams and breads (and a toast machine), croissants, pain au chocolate, cereals, cold meats and cheeses, juices, teas and coffee, fruit as well as hot items like bacon, eggs and sausages.

The hotel also has a great location - located between the Rogier and De Brouckère Metro Stations, and it is less than 5 minutes walk between the two. It took around 10 minutes to walk to the Grand Place - the city is smaller than I had expected. On the same street as the hotel is a McDonalds and a brilliant place for lunch called Aux Cent D'Wiches (open from 10am) where we bought two sandwiches and drinks for less than €10. The next street is a main shopping street with plenty of other places to eat, from a waffle smothered in chocolate to health food cafes. There are also plenty of shops nearby to buy water, snacks, toiletries and medicines. Importantly, the city as a whole felt very safe to walk around, even when the shops were shut and (as in every city) the beggars were the only ones really left on the street.

The only downsides to the hotel were: 1) the maids knocked and woke us up the first morning - so after that we made sure to use the 'do not disturb' sign, and 2) the breakfast hours say 7-10:30am, however on our final morning we decided to go down at 10am for breakfast. We barely had time to grab tea and toast before the staff began to tidy everything away, and by 10:10am it was over. Finally, 3) the leaflets in the hotel weren't very useful - it would have been better for them to provide a good map of the city (not the tiny one with no landmarks on), and leaflets about all of the city museums and tours rather than a random and sparse selection.

However, I'd recommend this hotel to anyone and I would stay here again.

Room Tip: I asked for a quiet non-smoking room
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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MarivauxSalesManager, Manager at Marivaux Hotel, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Dear Helbo,
I would like to thank you for your very detailed review. I am sure it will be useful for future guests. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay in the Marivaux and apologize for the early wake up but I hope you had a peaceful sleep the rest of the mornings. :)
Thank you once again for your comments.
Kindest regards,
Lien Schoutteten,
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

Our room was high on the top floor, and being a converted cinema there are plenty of quirks and charms - a long hallway with lots of turns and a step up here, a step down. We noticed on the map on the back of the room door that all the rooms seemed to be of a different size. Contrary to other reviews, ours was almost impossibly small. Everything was provided for (including a small fridge/minibar) but it was difficult for two to move around and would have been annoying for a longer stay. The wifi also did not reach into the room. On the other hand, we had a really lovely view out into the street and we booked a promotion online and our room was only 78 Euros. We still thought we got a lot of value for that price. Service was impeccable, the room was spotless and thoughtfully laid out and the location was great. We came on a Saturday night for one night and they let us park out front for free. Theres a brand new fitness room, which was also quite small with one treadmill, bike and elliptical, and some bossu balls, but still very appreciated in a pinch on a rainy day.

Room Tip: The fact that this is a converted cinema means not all rooms are the same size. Our room was small...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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MarivauxSalesManager, Manager at Marivaux Hotel, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Dear guest,
I highly appreciate your feedback; your comments are helpful for future guests and to improve our services. Indeed we have rooms with different sizes and views to best meet our guests’ needs. Feel free to ask reception next time you visit if it is possible to change rooms. My front-of-house colleagues will do all they can to accommodate you.
I am also glad you had the opportunity to try our fitness and hope you enjoyed your vacation in Brussels overall.
Kindest regards,
Lien Schoutteten,
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

We booked directly with the hotel and got rooms, including breakfast, at a price slightly lower than anything found on travel websites. The staff were very accommodating, the rooms and bathrooms were larger than usual for European standards, everything was clean and the breakfast buffet provided quite a bit of variety in food. My only complaint was the lighting in one room was very dim and rugs in one room and a hallway were stained. The hotel is a 10 minute walk from the North train station, 10 minutes from the Grand Place, across the street from an English bookstore, and a block away from a long street with ample shopping.

Room Tip: We had one Harmony room which was larger (and slightly more expensive) and one Club room. Having th...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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MarivauxSalesManager, Manager at Marivaux Hotel, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Dear Kathryn,
Thank you for your review. I am delighted to read that everything was at your entire convenience. Thank you also for your comments, which we will look into to further improve our services and amenities. I hope we will have the chance to welcome you again soon.
Kind Regards,
Megan Manin,
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Israel
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

We returned from a 5 days stay at the Marivaux, it was great, not even one single complaint,location, room, breakfast, staff,everything perfect, I higly recommend this hotel for business or pleasure, We also eat at the "Eat Me" brasserie and was very good.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank SusyPe
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MarivauxSalesManager, Manager at Marivaux Hotel, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Dear guest,
Thank you for highly recommending the Marivaux to other Tripadvisor travelers. I am pleased to read that you were fully satisfied with your stay and enjoyed your meal in the Meat Me. Looking forward to welcoming you again.
Kind regards,
Lien Schoutteten,
Sales manager
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

Our experience here would make it very difficult to stay at any other Hotel should we visit Brussels again. We arrived Two hours before checkin so our room was not ready, but we were greeted as if we were regulars and invited to leave our luggage in a room just off reception....the Staff in this Hotel could not be anymore helpful and along with the general feel of the place provides a very relaxing atmosphere.

Room Tip: We contemplated having a bigger Room but stuck with the Std double which was huge
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank Doreen252
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MarivauxSalesManager, Manager at Marivaux Hotel, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Dear Doreen,
Thank you for these great comments! It is one of our priorities to provide a personalized service and I am glad that the Marivaux staff made such a good impression on you. If you were to visit Brussels again, it would be an absolute pleasure to have you again.
Best wishes,
Megan Manin,
Sales manager
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2013

This hotel was located close to all the major attractions that we wanted to see while in Brussels. The Kings Palace was a mere 15 minute walk away, a 10 minute walk to the Grand Place/Grote Markt, and about 15 minutes to the Mannekin Pis. The hotel rooms were spacious (when compared to other European hotels), and they had WIFI available for paying guests. There were also about 4 English channels available on TV. The Brussels Nord Train station, as well as Rogier Metro stops are all located very close to this hotel.

The staff provided us with excellent customer service and were always very attentive to our needs throughout our stay. All in all, our experience was very favorable at the marivaux. asant stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Ezinne U
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MarivauxSalesManager, Manager at Marivaux Hotel, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Dear Ezinne,
Thank you for your description of the Marivaux’ location, which will help future guests. I am glad you had a good stay with us and I am looking forward to seeing you again.
Kindest regards,
Lien Schoutteten,
Sales manager
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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
#25 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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