After a bad experience with Air BNB (Our host Maximiliian deceived us about the location and state of the lodging, so I advise much caution with Air BNB.), we needed to find a place to stay fast. We wanted to stay in the St Catherine area of the Brussels lower town.
Luckily for us, we noticed the Downtown Residence as we were walking through the neighborhood. A B&B residence with three ample-sized suites with private baths located above the St Catherine restaurant, it's just a block from the beautiful Beguine Church.
The whole place is charmingly designed, with one suite on each floor. Our top floor suite had a hardwood floor, beautiful wooden beams on the ceiling, big flatscreen TV, sofa, chairs and small table. The decor is contemporary, simple and very comfortable. Everything looks new and very clean. We slept well on the firm queen sized bed. And the bathtub/shower was a nice size for taking a warm bath after a long day walking around Brussels.
The owner and Chef, Louie, is a real character. We liked him and his staff very much. The small staff is super friendly, speaks English well, and were helpful with whatever we needed.
Every morning, a delicious breakfast was provided with fresh orange juice, croissants, jam, fruit, omelets and as much coffee as we wanted. The service was excellent.
We ate at the first floor restaurant for lunch and dinner quite a few times during our two week stay. The food is very good and it's great to have the option to dine so close to our rooms after a long day.
It's located in a great part of town with so many things to do right there. This place is real gem and a solid bet for a great stay in Brussels.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the center of Brussels, in the center of Europe, a small and hospitable Guesthouse, Downtown Residence, is waiting for you!For businessmen who require an efficient and reliable service or just for tourism, we are the place to be if you search for a Guesthouse in Brussels.Located in the center of Brussels, Downtown Residence is about 5 minutes walking distance from the shopping area and the historical center of Brussels. At 100 meters from the nearest metro station (main lines), Dowtown Residence is ideally located in the city!Our approach is a 100 % satisfaction of our guests. Downtown Residence is always giving its best to make your stay in Brussels comfortable.Besides the ideal location and our “client” satisfaction approach, Downtown Residence offers also the best in terms of Guestrooms. We propose three luxurious guestrooms, each one equipped with double bed, its own bathroom, toilets, television, and a broadband Internet access (bring your portable and a Ethernet card). ... more less