Travel Blogs from Brussels
... it helped me discover the best beer in the world! It is so tasty and definitely doesn't taste like American "beer." After we said goodbye to the tour, we went and found authentic fries. French fries are well known in Belgium so technically they are just fries here. The group of 6 ate our fries in a circle and just talked and hung out! We then decided to go to the most famous bar in Brussels called Delirium! The bar has over 2,000 beer selections! They even have a gigantic menu to ...
... are the Pommes Frites shop fronts, they look average at best is my comment. Another big ticket item is the waffle with more fruit and whipped cream and topping plus chocolate and nuts than you can imagine. Not for me but everyone else is on to them. We left for a look see at around 9.30 am and did not return to the passion pit until around 8.00 pm so a full day. We cuddle up as have had it and then tap out a few more wise words of wisdom. Good day Sunday in Central ...
The purpose behind our trip to Brussels was to visit the many institutions of the European Union... So as you can imagine, our days were filled with various meetings at the European Council and Commission.. Sounds interesting right?! But honestly, other than the fact we had to walk around Brussels the whole week in business formal clothing, I didn't think the meetings were all that terrible. Of course my notepad was full ...
... was done by yours truly.. can imagine the sheer speed/terror of the luge now.. but what fun!!
The train back to Brussels soon has us warmed up and thawed out , watching the farms & villages go by until it seems like rain ahead but no.. it is the winter chill / fog.. visibility quickly reduced!! Brussels station wasn't much warmer than the 6 degrees outside, thankfully our accommodation was a short 5 minute walk across the traffic. Thanks Ibis for a ...
... so worked out well!
We visited The Zoo in Antwerp, which is apparently the oldest zoo in the country, and one of the oldest in the world, built in 1843.
It was a nice, spacious zoo, and apart from getting frostbite in my toes because it was SO cold (slight exaggeration) it was a very enjoyable day! Giraffes, elephants, tigers, lions, penguins, lots of chimps and apes were some of the animals kept there. Whilst I really wanted the monkeys to give me some ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAlma Hotel Brussels
unfortunately they screwed up and lost my reservation and were EXTREMELY rude about it and therefor I am very turned off by the hotel
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Historical Traveler Reviews Alma Hotel Brussels
Acabo de volver de unas vacaciones de 3 noches en el hotel Alma. Aunque nunca se podría describir su ubicación como pintoresca (está metido en una calle trasera), puede ser una ubicación de primera si, como nosotros, estás buscando un hotel tranquilo y con buena relación calidad-precio cerca de todos los principales puntos de interés, tiendas, restaurantes y bares del Bruselas antiguo.
Trés bon hôtel
Nous avons passé 2 nuits à l'Hôtel Alma Grand Place.
L'hôtel est bien situé dans le vieux quartier de Brussels à 50 m de la Grand Place. Rues piétonnières, trés animées.
Hôtel trés propre, style moderne, sobre, avec de belles chambres spacieuses, lits confortables. Salles de bains lumineuses, parfaitement entretenues. Personnel sympathique et efficase. Petits dejeuners copieux.
Hôtel de trés bon rapport qualité/prix.
Nous le recommendons.
Just spent five nights at the Alma Grand Palace and can definitely recommend it. The previous review covers it well. In short: very clean, conveniently central, rooms spacious, staff very helpful, breakfast relaxed and plentiful. And all at very reasonable rates. We were 77euros a room for the room and breakfasts. What more could you want? We had to ask advice about the heating system and also the TV controls and both times the receptionist was extremely pleasant and helpful. The hotel is very close to the station, if you know where to go! We got lost the first time. The best way: exit the station by the main entrance, use the zebra crossing and go through the archway (between the Meridian Hotel and the Citibank) and continue straight ahead. You'll see the Royal Windsor Hotel on your right. Turn right immediately past the Royal Windsor and down the hill. At the bottom turn left and the Alma is almost immediately on your left.) That way is best as it avoids some of the cobbles if you have trolley luggage and literally takes just minutes. We would certainly return there. It's not plush or flowery but definitely better than basic.
stayed here in a triple room. Instead of folding bed for 3rd person received interconnecting room which was very generous for my daughter. The position was great - walking from the centraal station is easy but the cobblestones eat away at the wheels on the suitcase - but not really much you can do about that"Hotel Alma" so don't look for the advertised name as you won't find it. My only complaint is that the room absolutely stunk of smoke and even with the window open was difficult to get rid of the smell - even the pillows smelt of smoke.
This would not deter me from staying again. I had a great rate orf 87 Euros including excellent breakfast probably the best value of my trip.
Estuve aquí en una triple. En vez de una cama plegable para una tercera persona, me dieron una habitación interconectada. Fue una generosidad que tuvieron con mi hija. Estaba ubicado fenomenal - es fácil ir andando desde la estación central, pero el adoquinado se carga las ruedas de la maleta - XXXXXpero no hay mucho que puedas hacer por el "Hotel Alma", así que así que no busques su nombre porque no lo encontrarásXXXX. Mi única queja es que la habitación apestaba totalmente a tabaco, y que aun con la ventana abierta era difícil librarse del olor - incluso la almohada olía a humo.
I have recently stayed at the Alma Grand Palace Hotel for 4 nights..and I would definitely recommend it.
my family and i stayed at this hotel Christmas week. it was just finished in Oct. 2006. i know others that have stayed here earlier mentioned that, being brand new, some kinks needed to be ironed out. well, in our opinion they have been. first of all, you can't beat the location. it is 2 blocks away from the Grand Market. there are resataurants galore up and down every street.
We had a great stay here for two nights. It was close to the Central station which was an easy train ride from the airport. The cobblestones are a little hard on the wheels of the luggage but that is what is expected to have the atmosphere of the centre of an old city.
Arrived behind a couple who were re-located across the street to another hotel. A cheerful man on the front desk in slightly chaotic surroundings. Lobby still being decorated, Lifts had paint still sticky on outside. I read reviews of this hotel from a couple of months ago saying the lobby was being worked on.