The positives: The hotel is a short (c. 5 minutes) walk from Gare du Midi. It seems new or recently refurbished. I was concerned about construction noise mentioned in other reviews, but I guess by the time I stayed there, any works had been completed. There was no exceptional noise to speak of. The reception staff were very friendly and welcoming.
The negatives: The area around the Gare du Midi and the area en route to the hotel felt slightly dodgy, although I have to say I saw or experienced nothing of concern. There is little to do in terms of restaurant and cafe options in the area close to the hotel. The hotel is nicely furnished but the finishing leaves a lot to be desired....bathroom tiles with no grouting, wires hanging from the roof, a safe which was not bolted to the cabinet. In addition, the reception staff speak next to no English, making the simplest requests a daunting task.
Breakfast was served in the restaurant next to the hotel - it was a very average spread, which is typical of this level of hotel.
Overall, I would recommend this hotel for a short business trip especially if one needs to be close to the Gare du Midi. However in terms of location, there could be better options closer to hubs of activity in Brussels.
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