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Aris Grand Place Hotel
Ranked #106 of 199 Hotels in Brussels
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“Great location and nice service”
Reviewed November 12, 2013

This was the first hotel I stayed at on my 10 day trip and was probably my favourite. The staff was very pleasant when we arrived early and we were to leave out bags in a secure room until check-in at 3pm. The rooms were nice and the beds were comfortable with good sheets. Only annoying thing was that the beds were two twin beds pushed together and preferably it would have been nice to get a double. (not sure if they had double beds)

The best part about this hotel was the location. So many restaurants and shops in the area and it was about a 13 euro taxi from brussels midi. There is a taxi stand right next to the hotel if you need one early in the morning to get to a train.

Look at booking this hotel on a third party service because I was able to get a double room for $120 CDN for the night when the actual price at reception was 270 Euros for a double. For $120 it was well worth the money.

Highly recommend!

Room Tip: Ask for a room that doesnt back onto the alley. Garbage trucks can be loud at 5am
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

As long as you book this place in the full knowledge that it is in a tired state then you should have no complaint.

Con's : The rooms are dated, the breakfast awful. The decor dated. The bedrooms in the stairwells are small and there was, in the room they thought I'd accept, black damp on the window sills so make it abundantly clear you don't want one of these ones. The room i was given, whilst a little larger was vey basic. The price, come on!!! This is a 1 star hotel charging 4 star prices!!!!

Pro's : The location. The staff I dealt with were kind and actually attentive. Apparently there was also free wifi. The linen and bathroom were clean.

Overall, only stay here as a last resort.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

I stayed here with some friends at the beginning of October, I had a single room. I booked the room through a 3rd party and paid £200 per room for 3 nights. Which considering the location was a great deal, especially when we saw signs for €160 a night in the reception.

The location is amazing, exactly what you would want, the main Central station is a 5 minute walk, as well as underground stations around the same distance. Plenty of places to shop, eat & drink a stone throws away.

We arrived around 2, we were told we couldn’t book in until after 3:30, the staff on the reception were very friendly and said we could come back at any time. So we left our bags in the lock up and went to explore, came back around 5, checked in no problem.

The single room I had was clean, bed linen all clean, a small LCD tv was on the desk. Never turned it on. The bed was a single but big enough, my only gripe would be that there wasn’t a quilt. It was a sheet with an itchy blanket on top. It was warm enough though, well at least I think it was, Belgium beer is strong, so I probably would’ve fell asleep on a park bench the 1st night.
The other nights were a more sober affair, I had no problem sleeping.

The bathroom was clean, my towels were replaced daily, the shower itself was good, it heated up quickly and there were no issues with drainage.

I didn’t have a breakfast, it looked basic, was continental buffet style. It was €12 if you hadn’t booked. To be honest, save your money, there was a nice little café with fresh pastries across the street
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Our stay at the Aris was enjoyable, there were no complaints from the group.

Room Tip: Cheap rates available online, no value on a walk in.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is just few steps from the Grand Place. If you go by train to the Central Station cross through the Shooping Gallery and just to the right!! The staff was very nice and helpful. We booked a double room and for surprise has two floors with 2 king beds and 2 lcd tv. Free wifi in the lobby. The best part is just going out and you will be at the Grand Place!!

  • Stayed October 2013
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ontario canada
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

If you want a perfect location to see the Grand Place and experience old Brussels and are looking for value for your money then this is your place. It was clean and secure. The furnishings are basic. It can be a bit loud as you are right there in the heart of it all. The Central train is a very short walk away but if you are dragging a suitcase then give yourself extra time as it is uphill and on cobblestones. Our one issue was we wanted to have a nice local beer and bought it to drink in our room. There is no bottle opener in the room and we asked to borrow one at front desk and they said "No". Odd but true! The Brussels City Tours was located right next door.

Room Tip: ask for an interior room. We had alleyway room and it was noisy as I imagine road view ones are as w...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

Ideally situated just off Grand Place, and very easy to find. We stayed for 2 nights when Wales played football in Brussels, and the hotel was in exactly the right place, close to restaurants and the best pubs. Reception staff were very friendly and knowledgeable.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Tel Aviv
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

I've spent several days in September, the reviews worried me a bit but for me they were totally unfunded. The location is excellent, the room was not too small and totally acceptable, comfortable. Although our room was towards the street, we were not bothered by noise. Central location makes it easy to return at late hours and still feel safe. Overall we greatly enjoyed our stay, excellent value.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Property: Aris Grand Place Hotel
Address: Rue Marche aux Herbes 78-80 Grasmarkt | Rue Marche aux Herbes 78-80, Brussels 1000, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Brussels
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #106 of 199 Hotels in Brussels
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Aris Grand Place Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 55
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the historic centre of Brussels, Hotel Aris is 5 minutes' walk away from the Gare Centrale and public transport (tram, bus, metro). This makes it very easy for you to get to the heart of the European quarter or to the Atomium. Just leave Hotel Aris to find your happiness, whatever it may be: a nice little café or a Michelin starred restaurant, trendy bars and old bistros, Belgian beers, exhibitions, stately homes and quarters. Even if you're on a tight schedule, you'll have time to see all the sights that can't be missed: our Grand Place, so beautiful it will take your breath away (+/- 100m away), Manneken Pis (+/- 500m), Brussels' most international "Kets" and the superb Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert (+/- 50m away). Just a few steps away there is also the museum quarter and the Sablon, a square full of trendy bars, exclusive boutiques and experts in everything from chocolate to antiques. ... more   less 
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