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After our delightful breakfast at the Central Hotel in Offenberg (read the review), it was off to the railway station. Almost our last day and it has all been marvelous - I know I want to do something like this again! We took our time and left Offenberg at 10.28, instead of the one at 9.28, as we didn't need to be in Mainz until 13.00 --- and got …
After a journey that took us through Luxembourg we arrived in Brussels and pulled up outside a lovely big hotel.
After parking the car up we went up to the room. Although quite compact, it was still very nice. As we were oth starting to run low on some essential items of clothing, we headed out to the laundrette - what fun.
WARNING, dont even try to drive around Brussels, Belgium 2 hours to drive there from Luxembourg and another hour trying to find our hotel. It is an understatement to say we were frustrated. we did however find it, then went out to the tourist spot the grand place. where there are beautiful buildings etc. mostly only interested in chocolate shops …
... I did a lot of getting lost but saw a ton more of the interesting parts of the city. Things to note: 1) For some bizarro reason the ratio of men to women seems way out of proportion. There were lots of eyeballs that I felt tempted to poke out. Lots of creepers staring as if i was the first woman to walk into town. On the way to the train station my cabbie told me his name was Dracula and gave ...
... a local restaurant named Royal that served authentic Belgium food. Carolyn had mussel soup, and I red lobster bisque. For our main course, Carolyn had salmon, and for myself, meatballs prepared in beer. Just great!!! For desert we shared pineapple cooked in its own juices, topped with a scoop of cinnamon ice cream. It's a good thing it was a long walk home, and up a hill. Not sure of our plans for tomorrow, but for now, it's time to go to ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Bedford Hotel & Congress Centre Brussels
Have stayed here on 3 occassions and have always found it adequet for exploring Brussels.
Sweltering September in Brussels
Having spent many nights studying internet we decided on the Bedford hotel, before coming across the trip advisor. How I wish I had read this before booking. Sweltering September spent sleeping in a small cramped room with no air conditioning was not much fun. No shower curtain which results in the floor becoming wet and slippery. Certainly does not live up to its recommendations, photographs and description on the internet. It is certainly not a 4 star hotel. Apart from the hotel, Brussels is fine for a 2 night break but certainly not anymore than that. I have seen it and will not be back.
I have just a long weekend in Brussels and stayed at the Bedford Hotel, 24th-26th July.
Bedford is just average
We spent 6 days and nights in Brussels during Spring Break in March, 2004. After much research, we finally decided to stay at the Bedford. The outside of the hotel is nice and the location is decent. The rooms and bathrooms are very SMALL! Yes, we're Americans so our expectations are high, but for a 4 * hotel, we expected better than what we had. The beds were comfortable and the people were friendly. Breakfast was a bit chaotic most mornings and the staff were stressed out from it. I think the hotel gets quite a few business meetings and they seem to all come in at once. The bar is expensive, but you should expect that from any hotel. The hotel is right between both rail stations, so expect a 10 - 15 minute walk to either.
I have stayed at the Bedford at Christmas and had a very enjoyable stay. My room was smartly furnished with patio doors to a balcony. It's only a short walk to the beautiful Grand Place where we had some superb meals, a few drinks and a merry stroll back!
I stayed in The Bedford for 3 nights in January.I got a great offer on the net-www.bookings.org.I was delighted that the hotel lived up to and even surpassed my expectations,especially given the cheap price offer we availed of.when we arrived we were shocked to be given a beautiful room on the seventh floor-complete with leather suite,minibar and spotless bathroom.the only thing I didn't like was the high wall outside our balcony-it darkened the room slightly.The gym was also small,but adequate.The buffet breakfast was the best I have ever had in ant hotel worldwide-it suitred every taste possible.Simply couldn't be beaten.The staff were friendly and very efficient.I recommend this hotel without reservation and would love to saty there again.Its location is also ideal,2 mins from the Grande Place.
Adequate Central Choice
Having read some favourable reviews regarding the hotel, we booked the Bedford for 2 nights back in the spring. Good central location and sparkling marble recption area - somewhat spoilt by the loitering smokers. The room was no more than adequate - rather tired and a bit shabby. Having got a cheap deal 85 euros with breakfast, we were happy enough. Breakfast was somewhat chaotic, heaving with people and very difficult to get seated at a weekend. Also smoking was allowed, and it made for a less than pleasant experience. If you can the Bedford cheap then ok, but shop around in possible.
Give me air!
hotel centrally located and has good access to the historic quarter.
Room smallish and overlooked the internal structure of building which was grim! Food fine! Worst part was lack of air in the room. No air conditioning and this was really needed despite going in May. Friends who accompanied us experienced the same.
OK but not Great
We stayed in this hotel for 2 nights. Our room was small even judged according to the European standard. Maybe it was the dim lighting in the room, but the room didn't look very clean. The bathroom was also very small and the shower curtain was no good for keeping water inside of the bathtub. The location was excellent, but overall we would rate it as a "superior 2* rather than an ambitious 3* hotel. Considering merits on value-for-money, we'd probably give it a miss next time in Brussels, despite its covenient location.
The Bedford Hotel in Brussels has the very best coffee (for American tastes) I have ever had anywhere. I have taken new people there twice and said nothing about the breakfast coffee prior to meeting my guests for breakfast. In both cases, the guest took his first sip, looked at me and said, "This is the best coffee I've ever tasted." I agree with them.