We booked this hotel as we were attending a concert at "Forest National" and their website states that the hotel is "...a few minutes away from Forest’s famous concert Hall "Forest National" . Well, a few minutes by high speed taxi maybe! The walk to the concert hall is mainly uphill from the hotel and it took us 30 minutes. Coming back - downhill - 25 minutes. We are reasonably fit and walk a lot.
When we arrived at the hotel we found parking difficult and parked the car about 10 mins walk away on a busy street. The hotel does have a secure car-park (10Euro per day) but pre-booking is required and we somehow missed this option on the online-booking system. The car-park is not big enough to take the vehicles of all guests. As we had not booked, there was no space available. The hotel is not in the most salubrious part of Brussels and we did have some concern. As it turned out, the car was safe until we left. You have to "pay and display" between 9.00am and 6.00pm to park on all of the streets in the area.
Likewise, the area around the hotel is somewhat "seedy" - but we did not experience any trouble even when walking back from "Forest National" at midnight.
The hotel itself was an "Oasis" in this part of Brussels and seemed a little out of place. Once inside, the hotel was extremely pleasant, the staff efficient and friendly. In particular, the receptionist on duty spoke perfect English, German, French and more! Our room was spacious, clean and well equipped including a small fridge, and modern TV with English channels available. It was a little noisy during the day from the road outside where there is a lot of building work currently taking place but we had a good sleep.
The hotel is staffed 24/7 and the bar is available at all times so it was very pleasant, after our concert, to be able to relax in the lounge with a drink well after midnight.
There is no hot food available, and the nearest (and only close) restaurant - a Greek taverna - is a 10 minute walk away. For other restaurants, travel to the centre of Brussels is a must.
So this was a comfortable hotel which served our purpose extremely well - and many of the guests seemed to have been to the Forest National concert hall. I would not recommend it if the main purpose of your visit is to sight-see around Brussels.
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- Also Known As:
- De Fierlant Hotel
- De Fierlant Brussels
- Hotel De Fierlant Brussels/Vorst