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- High-speed internet in room
- Non-smoking rooms
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Family rooms
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel de France Saint-Gilles
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After taking a packed out coach from Bremen at midnight, I arrived in Brussels at 7am and took my suitcases across the city to my hotel in the south. Already by half past 7, it was reaching 25˚C, and although the hotel was just 5 minutes from the station, the cobbled streets on the way there made dragging 55kg strenuous work. Luckily the hotel …
... breathtaking during the day as well! We had lunch in front of St. Kathelineplein church. My rabbit meal was interesting - cooked with beer and tested like chicken.
The little "pee pee" statue (Manneken Pis / le Petit Julie) was surprisingly tiny! Apparently, it was a very hot touristic spot. It was interesting that they do change his outfit from time to time, and he even peed milk on Milk Day! Apart ...
... and Wouter had an Augistiner.we then took at ram back to the train and came back to Brussels. We had some nice rose and snacks at the apt. And then went to a Pizzaria near Claire's but unfortunately it was closed. So then we went to really cute restaurant on Rue Haut called La Folie and had Steak and frites and pasta at 11:00 pm. Wouter and I walked home which took only 20 minutes and felt good after the late dinner. All in all a great ...
... as us back in 1999!!!
It took about 2 hours to get down to Dover where we caught a P&O ferry for the P&O cruise to Calais. We were told to have our passports ready for the French authorities to board the coach and stamp, but no-one came on board, then they told the driver to go to customs checkpoint 4, which we did, but no-one was working there! So we boarded the ferry for the crossing. During this time ...
... Indiana Jones movie. And then we had something that would have made Arnie Proud. We indeed had Mussels in Brussels. Me and Renee had different sauces but both of us were blown away. Renee had another Belegian beer to increase her beer knowledge (she enjoyed this meal's choice). But the meal was taken up a notch "BAM" by the staff who use a voucher to get us free ice cream for desert. Choice excellent? BAM YES!
Once our great dinner ...