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“Great experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Downtown-BXL
Ranked #19 of 208 Brussels B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reykjavik, Iceland
Level Contributor
189 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Great experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2012

* Great location - close to underground or tram, walking distance from Grande Place (it doesn't have a big sign on the door, so don't forget the address and number otherwise you could be looking for it some while:)
* Typical Brussels house with narrow staircase, which is beautiful, but for older or bigger people could be a bit uncomfortable:)
* Helpful, accommodating and smiling staff - I really felt welcomed, I appreciate the personal approach very much!
* Beautiful room equipment (old wooden floor, stylish bathroom, the duplex apartment was really beautiful, I would choose definitely this one again!)
* Room facilities - safe, fridge, corkscrew, hairdryer..
* Great breakfast - enough of everything you can imagine for breakfast and very amiable waitress!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank articok
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Los Angeles, California
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48 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2012

This B&B is a little hard to find (it's on the corner, steps from the train stop with the name of it in really tiny writing on the door). Look for the address on the wall, right next to a book store on the corner as well. To me it felt more like a townhouse with 3 rented out bedrooms rather than a hotel or B&B. But the location was excellent, I walked to a lot of places and the metro is right there as well. The rooms are VERY spacious, I had a single that was very, very large, even for American standards. The room was modern, chic and comfy. The B&B sits off of a main street that can be noisy but with the windows closed it's not a big deal at all. It's a little lonely inside, as there is no front desk area (so you need to call a day ahead to let them know your arrival time so someone can be there for you). Also, if you have questions it may be hard to find someone inside to help you. After checking in I didn't see anyone there again except the breakfast lady. Breakfast was simple but the lady serving it was very nice. I didn't see anyone else staying there even though the guy that checked me in said all 3 rooms (yes, they only have 3 rooms) were occupied. Again, it felt more like staying in someone's home alone rather than a B&B. But I was okay with the loneliness and quiet. I'd stay here again simply for the price, location, cleanliness & hassle-free atmosphere. You can come and go 24 hours a day without a problem.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank NJGirlvTheWorld
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Jersey City, NJ
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47 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

Most of the reviews I read were complaining about the steep stairs, well get over it because every place has the same space saving stairs. We were welcomed and explained the details of the house as soon as we arrived. The rooms, bathrooms and common areas were very clean and comfy. The breakfast assortment was worth not having to seek out food on your own if you are a breakfast eater, plus the OJ is delish! Dealing with the staff over the phone and through email was easy and with swift response. I totally recommend this place for any traveler stopping in Brussels, as you can walk everywhere and was easily accessible by train.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank rylly
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Ft Walton Beach, Fl
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2011

The location was great. It was close to the Metro, (which is easy to learn riding the system) right on the main blvd, along a street of trendy bars and resturants, and super close to the Grand Palace. The room was clean, comfortable, and spacious. The staff was sweet and accomodating. Only downside was the multiple keys and winding stairs. For the very modest price, everything was great. The BXL was really a integral part of our wonderful trip to Brussels.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Jessica C
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2011

A very ideal spot in the centre of Brussels!! You can go everywhere in the centre in 10 minutes maximun. A bed&breakfast choise in a very reasonable price. You won't regret it, trust me!Very cozy, very clean with comfort spaces in bedroom and bathroom! Even the very narrow stairs have their own taste. If the breakfast area could be a little bit bigger, the guesthoust would be just perfect!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JOETTA32
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Property: Downtown-BXL
Address: Rue du Marche au Charbon 118, Brussels 1000, Belgium
Region: Belgium > Brussels
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 208 B&Bs / Inns in Brussels
Price range (per night): $156 - $160
Number of rooms: 3
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