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“Stylish hotel, fantastic location.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Dominican

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The Dominican
Ranked #15 of 199 Hotels in Brussels
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Stylish hotel, fantastic location.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

My husband and I had a very comfortable stay at The Dominican in July. The hotel has been renovated to a high standard and our room, although quite dark (courtyard facing and in a corner) was fantastic - very comfortable bed, Nespresso machine and marvellous walk-in shower with huge rain shower head. The room was very clean and there was sufficient storage space. We did not dine at the hotel.
Location is excellent - very close to Grand Place and many many restaurants and only a 10 minute walk to Brussels Central Station. We took the train to and from the airport which was cheap and very straight forward.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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thedominican9, Director of Sales at The Dominican, responded to this review, September 15, 2013
Many thanks for the lovely review!
Please, spread the word all over Singapore...
Warm regards,
Gilles Devos.
Director of Sales - The Dominican
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Moss, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

Perfectly situated in the centre of Brussels. Within walking distance to all the sights.Very comfortable bed and great pillows. Nice, large shower area with a rainshower. Front desk staff very helpful with suggestions of places to eat. No hotel parking but the Ecuyer car park was just a short walk from the hotel. Would certainly stay at the Dominican again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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thedominican9, Director of Sales at The Dominican, responded to this review, September 15, 2013
Dear guest,
Good to learn that I've found a new ambassador in Norway!
Many thanks for your kind review...
Yours sincerely,
Gilles Devos.
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

Great hotel in a fantastic location - a couple of minutes walk up from the Grand Place so you're within easy reach of the sights, bars and restaurants without having the noise & mess on your doorstep.

Plenty of cafes nearby for breakfast too, as the hotel does charge the usual small fortune for the first meal of the day.

The room itself was wonderful - the bed was huge and soft (mattress topper, so I'm sure you can have it removed if you prefer a firmer bed), the TV had a wide range of channels in several languages and the bathroom was well appointed with the little luxuries that make a place stand out - such as a fog-free mirror.

Unless you have a strong preference for baths, I really recommend getting a room with a shower. They have the monsoon showers that are amazing - there's nothing better for freshening up after a long day than one of these showers.

  • Stayed September 2013
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thedominican9, Director of Sales at The Dominican, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Dear Neil,
Monsoon shower... I love the expression!
Many thanks for having written down & shared your happiness.
Wishing you very well,
Gilles Devos.
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Behind the Brussels Opera House, and near shopping, major arts and government centers, this hotel provided all the creature comforts (exercise area, some spa services, good restaurant.) The design was superior--both pleasing and highly functional--a mashup of contemporary and traditional. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2013
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thedominican9, Director of Sales at The Dominican, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Dear guest,
Thank you for the short but powerful review!
Please, do not hesitate to come back...
Kindest regards,
Gilles Devos.
Director of Sales - The Dominican
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New York, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

I stayed in this hotel last week for a short trip to Brussels. I had an excellent stay. The rooms are completely my style; modern, elegant, not cold and just right. Very comfortable bathroom and bed. Also the location is walking distance to all that you'd want to see in Brussels (small city which can be toured on foot within about 2 days). One thing I'll note is that literally getting to the hotel may take some guidance as the street directly in front is closed off for some reason by a movable barrier, so your taxi may drop you off in front, or you will need to book one to pick you when departing, which the front desk can do. I also checked out the competitors (Rocco Amigo and Le Meridien) and found this to be superior for value, not too overly business like (Le Meridien) and not directly with all the tourist throngs (Rocco Amigo). I'd go back.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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thedominican9, Director of Sales at The Dominican, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Dear guest,
A million thanks for the kind review and the honest competition check!
I must say that I feel really flattered...
Please, spread the word all over NYC!
Best regards,
Gilles Devos.
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

I have just come back from a weekend break in Belgium and stayed at The Dominican with my sister. She managed to get a really good deal for a two night break and having stayed at this hotel before, was eager to stay again.
The Dominican is a very sleek, elegant Hotel which oozes class and professionalism. I can see why it appeals to so many visitors. The bar and surrounding areas within the Hotel are spacious and you can relax and really wind down.
Checking in was professional and stress free, however, we did think that they missed out certain information which we felt that we should have been told upon arrival. They failed to tell us when Breakfast was served and we actually then had an issue where it wasn't made clear breakfast wasn't included in the price. TWENTY SEVEN EUROS for breakfast? Shockingly outrageously expensive. No breakfast is worth more than £20 in my opinion. However, upon check out, this dispute was resolved with no hassle from the reception team. I think they realise that there is no advantage to them in having unhappy customers and if you are repeat visitors, they do not want to lose your custom.
The bedroom was of an adequate size with a really lovely king size bed. I really liked the pillows, I could feel my head sinking into the softness of the pillows! I also appreciate the Nespresso machine and three capsules. I'm a real Nespresso lover so I loved this touch.
Bathroom was clean and a powerful shower to match.
I would definitely visit The Dominican again, just a couple of minor issues. One, I feel there should be at least two staff manning reception at all times. A couple of times i had to wait quite a while as the one member of staff was tied up with a customer. Two, we did observe some not so great service in the restaurant/bar where people were having to get their own menus, ask to order drinks etc whilst the waitor was lighting every tea light he could find. They do like their candles in The Dominican!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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thedominican9, Director of Sales at The Dominican, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
Dear guest,
Many thanks for your nice review! I appreciate your style.
Yes, we do love our candles, but that can never be an excuse: the guest comes first! Always!
Wishing you well,
Gilles Devos.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights. The style of the hotel is great and the loft rooms are well proportioned. On the down side breakfast is very expensive the walls and windows are paper thin so bring ear plugs. The monks in the lift starts off to be nice but wear thin after a bit. On the whole glad we stopped here once we got some ear plugs.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Thank Brian E
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thedominican9, Director of Sales at The Dominican, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
Dear Brian,
Thanks you so much for the honest feedback!
Be sure that I'll tell the monks that you don't like their chants...
Warm regards,
Gilles Devos.
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Additional Information about The Dominican

Property: The Dominican
Address: Leopoldstraat / Rue Leopold 9 | Brussels, Brussels 1000, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Brussels
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Brussels
#11 Luxury Hotel in Brussels
#13 Business Hotel in Brussels
#21 Family Hotel in Brussels
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Dominican 4*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Dominican, first member of Design Hotels™ in Brussels, is a destination for elegance in the centre of Brussels. The Dominican is a deluxe design hotel, poised to become a destination for elegance in the city centre. It's stylish rooms, private courtyard and bustling Grand Lounge combine to ensure indulgent hospitality. In the Grand Lounge, located adjacent to an intimate inner courtyard, our breakfast, lunch and dinner are served. The Lounge Bar is a combination of contemporary cafe and stylish lounge, making this the perfect destination for a relaxing break. A delectable selection of food and drinks are available to enjoy at any moment throughout the day. For a relaxing experience or an energy boost you can visit our health club with gym, sauna, steambath and massage. Stay and experience one of our 150 stylishly designed deluxe rooms, executive rooms or one of The Dominican's 3 exclusive suites. All our rooms are equipped with all modern amenities. WIFI (complimentary), Airconditioning, Telephone (VOIP), Safe, Mini-bar, Flat screen TV, Room service, Ironing facilities. The bathrooms are relax areas with rain shower or bath, hairdryer and toiletries. ... more   less 
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