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“Nice little hotel”
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Esperance
Ranked #70 of 199 Hotels in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
Milton, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Nice little hotel”
Reviewed May 11, 2014

We stayed here one night and it was a nice little hotel. The room looked like it was recently redone and was nicely decorated. The only complaint about the room is the shower. The shower head is handheld and if the water sprays a little the design has the water not go into the tub but on the floor of the bathroom. The hotel is on a quite street just off the main shopping street to get into the center of town. It is less than a 10 minute walk to the Grand Place which is convenient. The breakfast was a nice standard European breakfast.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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90 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed April 21, 2014

I stayed in the Hotel Esperance for 8 days in April. I chose it due to its location and its reviews on TripAdvisor, and it did not disappoint. It is located just around a corner from the Place de Broukeres, in central Brussels, which has a Metro stop. This made it easy to get to any part of the city from the hotel. There are also numerous restaurants of various kinds in the neighborhood, and the Grand Place is just a short walk away.

I asked for a room on the first floor since there is no elevator (it is a very small hotel) and received one (of three). My room was cosy, but very comfortable for one person. There was a lot of light, although the windows looked out on nearby buildings, no real view. The drapes were really excellent and blocked the light well, so I could sleep late in the mornings. The bathroom was spotless and had all the essentials, plus a large shower (no tub) with a great rain shower head.

What I really liked about the Hotel Esperance was the service. I arrived around 11am, checkin wasn't until 3pm, but the manager arranged to have my room ready by noon. He was also very helpful with suggestions regarding restaurants and directions, as were a couple of the other people staffing the desk. I had a personal problem while at the hotel and the manager went out of his way to make sure that I was OK and that everything was done that was necessary. It would have been very difficult for me if he had not been so accommodating.

In all, I had a great visit and can highly recommend the Hotel Esperance to anyone who wants an excellent small hotel experience.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
56 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2014

We were given an upgrade so we had a better room than what we paid for. The room was spacious and nicely decorated be it in a modern baroque style that is not to everyone's taste, certainly not ours. We slept very well. The main assets of this hotel are its location (dead center) and its marvellous art deco cafe on the ground floor, where you take your breakfast. It has been beautifully restored and should be on every art deco lover's list.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Oslo, Norway
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2014

Hotel located in walking distance to the tourist and shopping area in Brussels. Nice and comfortable room if you do not mind climbing some stairs to get there. We did not have breakfast at the hotel since we wanted to sleep longer and try different breakfasts at different places. Friendly staff.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Idabds
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Monmouth, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed November 29, 2013

Lovely small and friendly hotel. Historic art deco building, so narrow stairs and no lift, but rooms are well designed and comfortable (although mine lacked a desk to work at). Bar downstairs and decent coffee with breakfast. Very good value.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed November 28, 2013

I stayed in the Esperance hotel for a couple of days while on a business trip. The hotel is conveniently located near Place de Brouckere and the metro station, and within walking distance of the Grand Place. I was given the room on the top floor - 5 flights of narrow steps in total, so a bit of a struggle if you have a heavy suitcase. But still comfortable. Good breakfast, free wifi.
Will probably come back.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Durant, Oklahoma
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed November 16, 2013

The rooms are really quite nice and look to be very recently updated. The breakfast was fresh and got all of us off to a great start in the morning. The owner and staff could not have been more helpful and friendly. Our group of 5 occupied 3 rooms in September. The location is great for walking to most of the tourist areas and is only about 10 minutes walk to the Grand Place. The beds were comfortable and the rooms were clean. The only drawback is that there is no elevator and the stairs are steep. They also have really nice rooms with kitchenettes in the building across the street and it does have an elevator. We all loved this hotel!

Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Esperance
Address: Rue du Finistere 1-3 | Brussels, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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Location: Belgium > Brussels
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
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Ranked #70 of 199 Hotels in Brussels
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Esperance 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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