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The Residence Les Ecrins
Ranked #60 of 199 Hotels in Brussels
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Houston, TX
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63 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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“Cozy Accommodations”
Reviewed November 28, 2012

My friends and I stayed in a four-person apartment for three nights and enjoyed our accommodations. The street the hotel is located on can be a little difficult to find- so, if you are walking from the train station (it wasn’t a bad walk), make sure you have the directions ahead of time, instead of trying to wing it ;) The apartment was nicer than we expected- there was one bed, one pull-out sofa, and breakfast (assorted breads) was brought to our door everyday. The apartment had a fridge, stove, television, free wifi, and a balcony.

We had some of our best nights in Brussels, and having a nice, spacious apartment to come back to each day certainly helped.

FYI this hotel is also considered a hostel

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

This is a charming little guesthouse in the St Catherine area of central Brussels and good value for money. When I arrived, I was upgraded to a double room with toilet/shower for the price of a single without so that was a great start! The room was clean, comfortable, warm and very quiet. Les Ecrins is situated a stone’s throw from a metro stop so the transport connections were ideal. Breakfast was continental but the pastries and bread were delicious. I stayed here a couple of times over ten years ago but was glad to find it hadn’t changed a lot and the standard of the rooms and service were as good as I remembered. Would return again and also recommend to anyone who’s on a budget in Brussels, it’s not a cheap city to visit but if you can cut costs on a room then there’s more money left over to sample all the quality food, drink and wonderful architecture Brussels has to offer. Thank you to the staff at Les Ecrins.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

Stayed at Les Ecrins in Brussels...Very quiet place and extremely clean. Great location, close to Ste-Catherine subway station. The hosts Guy and Edward were most helpful in finding places to visit, how to get there and suggesting a wonderful restaurant..La Boussole..(just around the corner).Would definitely go back...
Jean-Paul C. Fort Lauderdale Florida.

Room Tip: No elevator..so if you have lots of luggage take the room on the main floor...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

Booked for 3 nights and stayed for 6 nights..Our hosts..Guy and Eduard of The Residence Les Ecrins were perfect.. Always look for somewhere that is friendly and most of all clean.. You start your day in the lovely breakfast room with a wonderful picture of the famous TinTin of Brussels fame and other assorted characters .The location is perfect for the metro steps away and dining at the old fish market area....One of the best hotels for the value i have ever stayed in all my years of travel... PB of San Francisco,ca. usa

Room Tip: Room 121 back of hotel vey quite/no lift...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Mojacar Playa, Spain
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

We arrived with GPS the best way to get around Brussels the traffic is crazy. Parked the car right in front of the hotel and left it.
Guy gave us excellent suggestions of where to eat the best Mussels right around the corner.
We rented the apt on the top floor, it was clean and spacious for 4 adults.
Easy walking distance to the town square and to the metro.
We would defiantly stay there again.

Room Tip: we had the apt at the top of the hotel, 70 steps to the top but it was worth it.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed September 30, 2012 via mobile

We've spent four nights here at Les Ecrins. We like the location and the staff have been friendly and helpful. We were given a large room on the first floor which has been v comfortable. Downside is that it faces the cobblestone street. At night, with the windows open) the sound of passing vehicles is incredibly loud and has made for disrupted sleep. Also note no kettle or refrigerator in room. Loved the coffee at breakfast (pastries, bread, rolls, jams, cream cheese).

Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

I found this place for a last minute vacation that I took to Belgium. I stayed for 2 nights and it was €85 a night. It is a cross between a hostel and a hotel. I was in room #120 which was a big room with an attached private bathroom. There was no A/C which was not an issue when I was there. There is very fast free internet. I had to pay for it at the other two hotels I stayed at in Belgium and the free internet here was drastically faster.

This place is great for single travelers or couples that just want a place to sleep at night and to see the sights. The breakfast that comes with the room was just one glass of juice, some coffee and some bread and spreads for the bread. Enough to get you going in the morning.

Is in a great location and if you need it is only a minute or so walk from the metro.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
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Property: The Residence Les Ecrins
Address: Rue du Rouleau 15, Brussels 1000, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Brussels
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Brussels
#9 Best Value Hotel in Brussels
#22 Romantic Hotel in Brussels
#27 Business Hotel in Brussels
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Residence Les Ecrins is situated in a quiet street in the heart of Brussels at Place St. Catherine - the old Fish Market of Brussels, 6 minutes walking distance from the famous Grand Place, 15 minutes from E.C.Headquarters.It is nearby the St Catherine subway station and 20 minutes away from the national airport Zaventem. ... more   less 
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