Stayed here for 3 nights to run the Brussels half marathon. The location is perfect. We took the train from the airport to Central Station - about 20 min. Go out of the main station entrance and turn right. The Scandic is about 5 min walk away with a suitcase.
Fast and friendly check in. 2 lifts. We were on level 3, others in our party on level 2. The rooms are smallish, but typical of a city centre hotel. Plenty of storage space. Reasonable bathroom, with a full size bath/shower, which was very welcome for a long soak after the race. There is a small fridge/mini bar, but it was not very cold. Normal silly mini bar prices. Dove washing soap dispenser for the bath and sink. Good powerful hairdryer in the bathroom. Plenty of power sockets. TV with lots of channels including BBC1, ITV and BBC World.
Very helpful reception staff who advised us on the tube system, which is fast and cheap, though you do not need to use it for most of the city highlights. You do need it to visit the Atomium. Free city map available from reception.
Very nice breakfast with an excellent selection of cheese, cold meats/smoked fish. Nice bread, fruits, yogurts, fruit juices. I particularly liked the hot food - scrambled egg, bacon, mushrooms, beans. All of our party thought it very nice.
The real advantage of this hotel is the location. A few min walk from the station, 2 min from the cathedral and Grand Place/ Mannakin Pis etc. A huge number of restaurants and bars right on the doorstep. So much choice of places to eat and all at reasonable prices.
The hotel has a small gym and sauna on the 6th floor. Pleasant bar area.
We did not eat in the restaurant in the evening - why would you with so much choice nearby.
This is a great value 3.5-4 star hotel in a very central location and the inclusion of a good breakfast makes this an excellent choice for a weekend break or for a brief business trip. Highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With its central location in Brussels, hotel Scandic Grand Place is your perfect choice when visiting this charming Belgian capital city. Within walking distance from the hotel you'll find many of Brussel's prominent tourist attractions and a vibrant city life. Scandic Grand Place is situated a 5 minute walk from Brussel's central station, and a quick walk from the famous Manneken Pis, great shopping areas, restaurants, bars, cathedrals and museums. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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