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Chambres d'hotes Du Bois
Ranked #3 of 6 Vorst B&B and Inns
Reviewed 3 April 2012

To begin with: Brussels is a very, very expensive city, and, like all cities it is very noisy. Chambres d'hotes Du Bois provides value, space, convenience, quiet, and helpful innkeepers. The location is just about 2 blocks from a tram stop on a line that goes near the Central Station. It is on a very quiet and green street with no traffic. It is in a historic building within easy walking distance from many art nouveau homes, and the Horta house/museum. Our room was very large with a wooden tiled floor, comfortable bed with view of the garden. Shower was a bit small but adequate. The kitchen was the surprise. Large and well-equipped, it provided a budget saving feature that allowed us to skip eating out several nights, and store a some items in the small refrigerator, full of beers, water, & sodas for reasonable fee. The price easily beats anything around the area for these features. OK, it is definitely "lived in" and could use a few touchups in places, but get real: you are getting all of the other features plus a very kind a helpful innkeeper-family for a very fair price. It never pretends to be the London Ritz, but if that is what you are wanting to pay for, dig deep into your pockets and go elsewhere. As for me, I WILL be back to the Chambres d'hotes Du Bois. Thank you, Mde. & Msr. Du Bois.

Room Tip: We stayed in room no.2, the garden view room with the big kitchen.
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 August 2011

This was our 2nd trip to Belgium and we were looking forward to our stay. Unfortunately, we were very disappointed in the accommodations. The apartment we rented was clean but very worn down. The grate over the heater was broken and all the couch pillows should have been replaced long ago. The overall feel was of general lack of upkeep. The apartment could also do with a new coat of paint. The 'kitchenette' doesn't have a sink, so it was inconvenient to really do any cooking in the apartment. The bathroom was enclosed but the walls didn't reach to the ceiling. This made it difficult to hear outside of the bathroom if you were on the phone when the shower was running or the toilet flushed.

The Dubois' are great people and we really appreciated their willingness to share information on their beloved city. Unfortunately, it wasn't helped by its close proximity (1 block) to the local prison. Though it wasn't a real issue, it was off putting to have to walk by its large security walls.

Room Tip: If you like the latest and greatest, this is not the place for you.
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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 July 2011

We were 9 family members and Danielle's house was by far the best solution.
The 4 kids had fun and could enjoy, while the adults could sit confortably and chat. The house is well located and Danielle would give you lovely advice concerning her city.
Enjoy your stay.
Note: the bkfasts are great!

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 July 2011

Easy to find in a nice Art Nouveau area. We stayed in a massive apartment with three rooms. Sure there was no TV, but being on holiday we didn't care. Only other criticism was the shower had no place on the wall to hang the shower head. so either you had a bath, or stood there holding the shower head in one hand, slightly uncomfortable. everything else was perfect. Danielles husband was really helpful providing us with a walking map of art nouveau buildings in the city which he had made himself. Breakfast was great, and recommendation of local restaurant, called 'Le Cigal' (Maybe the spelling is wrong), was really nice. Really nice view from our windows, nice place to stay. Easy to access mny places from there.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 May 2011

I stayed here for three nights while I looked for more permanent accommodations in Brussels. The house is lovely, with beautiful sculptures, unique architectural details, and a great selection of books in the room. It was great to come back to the quiet residential neighborhood each evening. There is a tram stop only a short walk away from the house, and the line serves the center of the city. The wifi access was very convenient. The Du Bois are warm and welcoming, and made my stay more comfortable than it would have been in a traditional hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Chambres d'hotes Du Bois

Address: Square Larousse 22, Vorst, Brussels 1190, Belgium
Region: Belgium > Brussels > Vorst
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Ranked #3 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Vorst
Price Range: $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spend an unforgettable stay in one of our two rooms – bed and breakfast accommodation – located 10 minutes by underground to the center of Brussels. Our house is – bird’s eye view – 2,5km far from the city centre (Market Place) and 1,5km far from the station – Gare du Midi (Thalys and Eurostar connections). Danielle DU BOIS will welcome you with a smile in her traditional Bed & Breakfast accommodation as she is doing since 1998. ... more   less 

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