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“Good location, great hotel!”
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Izan Avenue Louise
Ranked #126 of 199 Hotels in Brussels
Reviewed July 6, 2012

Had a great stay at this hotel! Very easy check-in, had to wait a while for our room (i.e. 12pm) but as we arrived in the morning this was understandable, and a very early check-in availability in comparison to other hotels. The lift is small, would fit around 2 or 3 people, but is perfectly functional as it is a small hotel.
Room was excellent! Very spacious and clean. Beds were extremely comfortable and provided good linen and different blankets so we were never too warm or cold. Room had excellent cable TV service, with good range of English-speaking channels available. There was some noise from the street below during the night, but not terrible. The fan that was provided was very useful, on almost constantly while in the room.
The bathroom is a decent size, very clean. The only nuisance was that the shower door did not fully fit the bath, creating a gap for the water to leak out on the floor.
The breakfast was good, decent selection of bread and meat etc. but I feel that there should have been more fruit available.
The hotel is in a good location close to lots of shops and restaurants. The tourist areas, such as Grand-Place, are about a 30 min. walk from the hotel. Maps are available at reception.
By the way, the quality of the English of the Belgians is excellent and they are very helpful, so no need to be worried about the quality of your French!
Overall, excellent hotel with good location and good staff, would definitely recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: The front rooms are slightly noisier, but appear to be significantly bigger.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 31, 2012

Have stayed several time there as price quality ratio is eessential. At less than 90 Euros a night with breakfast a day when the EU has a full fledge meeting is a bargain not to be missed. Except for a safe which could not be fixed (despite prompt expert intervention), a shower glass screen which was gone and a tiny TV, it was still a bargain. Fortunately the room was on the ground floor, so, unlike the previous time I did not have to wait for the elevator/lift. Would be good if some renovation took place. Breakfast is excellent.

  • Stayed: May 2012
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Reviewed April 5, 2012

Our room was very shabby and really in need of a makeover, the wallpaper was stained and dirty,there were nails sticking out of the dado rail, stains on the carpet, and the curtains were coming off the pole. The room was at the back of the hotel so no view but it was very quiet and warm. We did not have breakfast but were offered it at 24 euro's each - so that would have been an extra 48 euro's a day.

The hotel expect you to leave a 50 euro deposit in case you use the mini bar - when we checked out we were asked if we had used it or used parking to which we answered No to both - and the receptionist said OK so that will just be the tourist tax you owe and duly charged us an extra 18euros for visiting their city!!! That was 4.50euro for every night of our stay. I know it is not a lot but it was on top of what we had already paid.

The lift is very old fashioned but i was ok with this and does not have an inner door. The staircases are spiral small and narrow and not very easy to carry cases up and down.

All in all the hotel is very tired and has a sad feel about the place - the once grand and decadent rooms need some TLC and a lot of money thrown at to restore it to its former glory.


Would we stay there again? No - not at the price they are asking

Room Tip: "Ask for rooms at the front of the hotel"
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank caroline r
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Reviewed March 30, 2012

Rooms are very small and things are a bit worn but the location is very good. Breakfast at the hotel is outrageously expensive for what you get. There are many cheaper eateries nearby.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 30, 2012

The room was great ! Enormous, freshly refurbished, the bathroom was new clean and very spacious. overall it was more like a suite and less than a standard hotel room. I guess I was lucky... It was a corner room on the 4th floor. The view was not nice but I did not care as I was away all day. The breakfast was fine the service was pretty awful. Impersonal manner, bored staff, impolite and arrogant. Had to get to a certain pub which is very well known in the area. W hen I asked for directions the receptionist told me that there are so many pubs in Brussels that he was in no position to give me directions! It turned out that google was my best pal and guided me to my destination which was 500 meters away . He was more than eager to guide other guests to certain restaurants in the area...very eagerly as well! The only polite person I met was the cleaner.....other than her the rest of the staff need a change of attitude! So much indifference and boredom I have never encountered anywhere else...and I do travel a lot.

Room Tip: Corner room go for 402 it is a suite view is not nice but room is great.
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled on business
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2  Thank MargaritaCyprus
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Reviewed February 16, 2012

Well, ok, it is true that in this hotel there is an air of old grandeur in its decadence. Marble bathrooms, outdated classical furniture etc. Having stayed in ex-Melia Louise in its top 00's era and also recently in Feb 12', I trully believe that if you don't care about a stain in the moquette, this hotel still offers a very good price/quality ratio. Especially if you are spending working days in Brussels, when most of the hotels ask for exorbitant prices. Moreover, I am a fan of the Louise quarter (shopping, good transportation, safety) and I would never opt for a hotel near the EU institutions...
p.s. Asking for a credit card number as a guarantee for eventual mini bar consumption is not a very kind hotel policy...

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 1, 2012

Sometimes when you walk into a hotel lobby, you feel like you stepped back in time. This is one of those hotels.

Our room and bathroom were ok. Some wear and tear was visible. Staff was friendly. But that was about it. Hotel is average and in quiet location,

I was travelling with 2 friends and we shared a room - double bed (booked twin) and an extra bed (sofa.bed). Our room was really spacious. And it was easy to fold the extra bed into the sofa for the daytime.

Our room was toward the street, and had huge windows. You could feel the draught in the room. Warm socks or wool socks could be recommended.

Lift was tiny! Two persons with luggage is all that can fit in. Make sure you wait until the lift stops moving prior opening the lift door.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank TravellerAnnie
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Additional Information about Izan Avenue Louise

Address: Rue Blanche 4 | Brussels, Brussels 1000, Belgium (Formerly Sercotel Izan Avenue Louise)
Location: Belgium > Brussels
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#61 Luxury Hotel in Brussels
Price Range: $67 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Izan Avenue Louise 4*
Number of rooms: 80
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