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The Residence Les Ecrins
Ranked #59 of 200 Hotels in Brussels
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Madrid, Spain
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Perfect place for a weekend in Brussels”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2014

I loved this place-- though I was initially surprised because I booked through Hostel World and expected a hostel, this was so much nicer than a hostel. The two men that were running Residence les Ecrins were so friendly and helpful, and really talkative which is always a plus when you're a solo traveler. The neighborhood was really nice and a short walk (5-10 minutes) away from the Grand Place, the central plaza of the city. They had all kinds of maps and information, and the breakfast in the mornings was very nice as well. No complaints, and I would definitely stay here again if I came back to Brussels!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2014

We loved Residence Les Ecrins and would highly recommend it to everyone.
Our stay was 4 nights, April 2014.
The location is excellent, easy to get to/from via transport system and fantastic for walking to anywhere in the city, approx 10 minutes front the Grand Place + 2 metro stations within 5 & 10 minutes walk.
We had a spot of difficulty to find it at first but nothing major. It may help if the instructions told you the lines to catch on metro (it's a little confusing between metro and trams as the maps aren't very clear) and that there is a Citadines hotel on the corner but we found it without too much bother.
The hosts (we had Edward mostly then Guy on our last day) were friendly and helpful and were very nice to us even when we returned late at night and found we'd left the door card/key in our room (sorry Edward). Edward was also very helpful in finding an emergency dentist for which my partner was extremely grateful!
The room was wonderful and spotlessly clean. We had everything we could need - no tea/coffee facility but we only had to ask and were given what we needed.
Breakfast was included so that was excellent; pastries, bread, jam, cheese etc and plenty to keep you going until lunch plus the breakfast room was also lovely, fresh and clean.
We will definitely stay again if we return to Brussels and will be recommending others to stay here - a lovely residence, beautifully clean, great service, great location and very reasonably priced. Thanks again for a lovely stay. Carol & Paul.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2014

The residence is a very good solution for staying in Bruxelles, it is really close to the centre and one minute walking from Saint Catherine metro station. The hotel is on a small street, very quiet at night, and it's close to a zone rich of beautiful restaurants.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2014

Definitely recommend. We stayed for 4 nights in December 2013. The room we got comprised a living room and a bedroom on the ground floor, with a private bathroom and bathtub. Very clean and spacious, high ceilings, absolute pleasure to return to after a day out walking.

Very helpful staff and the proprietor is very funny too and greets us warmly every morning. Breakfast every morning includes coffee and a selection of fresh pastries and bread. Reliable Wifi, and TV. No kitchen amenities, we would have appreciated a kettle for hot tea in winter, but the proprietor lent us one upon asking.

Location wise - very safe and pleasant even in the evenings. A stone's throw from the metro and walking distance to other sights. We had the pleasure of coinciding with the Christmas Market and enjoyed the festivities and food every night. Nearby there is a small supermarket that closes pretty early, and restaurants too, though we did not try them.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2014

A little late on the review, we stayed here 2 nights in June 2013. Finding the hotel was a little challenging but once we were there it was great. Great location, very easy to walk to a lot of great spots. Our room was the very top which was private and very spacious. Be advised its an older building with multiple stairs, no elevator available. The bed was very comfortable and clean. We also had a private sink in our room which helped with cutting down on bathroom time. The only negative about our room was that it was very hot by the end of the day due to the amount of sunlight and location in the building. Hostel was very quiet, the bathroom wasn't private but very clean and never had any issues accessing it. We didn't make it to breakfast there but the area where it was set up was very cute. As 2 young females travelling with a HUGE language barrier we felt very comfortable and safe there. Highly recommend this hostel

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

Great location within walking distance of everything you want to see in Brussels. Nice, clean and comfortable rooms. The thing I love the most about les ecrins is the personal service. Staff were phenomenal, so friendly, makes me a bit sad to go. Thanks you for making our stay so wonderful.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2014

The proprietor of this hotel is fantastic. He is friendly, greets you warmly when you enter and ensures you're happy with your room. Everything is very clean and neat though the space is small. The breakfast room is adorable and the selection offered is a variety of breads and coffee and juice. The shared bathroom is clean and readily available. I felt very safe though I was alone. The hotel is in a perfect area; quiet, literally just a few steps to metro and also within a short walk of all the touristy sights. It's also near a great selection of restaurants. I was very pleased with my stay and would recommend it to others looking for a personalized stay in Brussels.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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
#6 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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