Floris Arlequin Grand'Place
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So had a bit of a panic the couple of days leading up to this 'holiday'. Classic lack of professional planning on my behalf, added to the classic lack of technology on the Royal Air Force's behalf, meant that I ended up thinking I hadn't actually booked tickets to the Grand Prix. I eventually found the email so all was set? I should be so lucky. I …
... my life here. I'll never be able to put it all into words but I tried in this entry. ;) For random info: I have a cute roommate from Washington state. We've been living on granola bars because we've been too busy to grocery shop. Our washing machine is all in Dutch and goes insane every time. Keeps our hearts beating.
This weekend we're planning on a 3 city exploration. Prayers appreciated :).
... me a plate instead of both of us. He finally understood the word "sharing." It worked out. We also learned about tipping from Wendy and Chris last night. I was thinking the usual 15-20 percent like in the US. No, said Chris. The expectation is that if it's good service, just round up to the nearest Euro or maybe add one more. Sure doesn't fit with my way of tipping, but when in Rome, or Brussels, or whatever...you know what ...
... br> departures board it said I was departing from Terminal B but when I headed over
to the help desk and read online it said “All Brussels airline’s flights depart
from Terminal B except for those heading to Africa and Asia which leave from
Terminal T”. I was going to Africa so I assumed this meant me. Trying to find
somebody to ask, every help desk in the departures hall was closed and had a
phone number to call for help. Fat lot of good that did me – ...
I woke up and checked out of the hostel and hopped on the metro which got me to a ten minute walk away from the bus station. I got there an hour and a half early so I had nothing to do but wait till the bus arrived. The Bus was there ten minutes before we left at one thirty so it was quickly on and we were off. We didn't make any stops along the way and arrived at five. I then had to find my way to the airport, which involved two trains, which ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Floris Arlequin Grand'Place Brussels
Good location, average place to stay
The pictures on the web site are a bit deceiving: the rooms are fairly cramped and the beds aren't very comfortable. The receptionist wasn't very helpful when we asked for a non-smoking room (they don't have them, but our room smelled fine). The breakfast room has a nice view, but the food gets picked over and not much is left by the end of the service. Location is very central, around the corner from a street full of tourist restaurants and just a short stroll to the Grand Place.
Very nice hotel, great location
Me and my boyfriend stayed here for 2 nights. The location couldn't be any better, it's in a quiet alley just a stone throw's away from Hotel de la Ville (a central square). The railway station is close as well (about 10 minutes by foot). The rooms are clean and comfortable and the bathroom seemed to be quite recently renovated as well as the lobby. There is also a free internet access in the lobby. The breakfast was good too. At least our room was very peaceful, we had a room in the 6th floor with a view to Hotel de la Ville. Some of the staff weren't that nice and the service wasn't above average but I would definately recommend this hotel.
I stayed in Arlequin for 3 nights, from June 2nd to June 5th, and was dazzled by its beauty.
Good hotel, great location.
For the tourist this hotel is in an excellent position. It is close to the Grand Place, surronded by restaurants, and 5 minutes from Central Station although this is uphill from the hotel and over cobbled steets which is not ideal for luggage.
The room and bathroom were both of reasonable size and modern.I would rate breakfast as good/average; the breakfast room is superb.
The location is excellent - right by the Gross Markt and an easy 5-min walk from the Central Station. The size of the room is good and clean. However, I would have to disgree with the previous posts regarding breakfast. The coffee was weak and the scrambled egg was inedible. However, the breakfast room is on the 7th floor so you get a very good view of the city.
Great location, good breakfast
The Arlequin was well located a block from Le Grand Place, next to Rue de la Bourche, which is the famous restaurant street in Brussels. We booked a triple room (a rare commodity in Brussels) which was remarkably spacious compared to the other rooms we stayed in during our 3 week, 7 nation trip. The restaurant where they served breakfast had a great view of Brussels, and the food was among the best that we ate (only surpassed by a specialty B&B in Sweden). We got a great rate on the Internet and we would definitely look to come back here. (We loved Brussels in general--put it on your list.)
We stayed in the Arlequin in March 2005 and, having read previous reviews, requested a room on a high floor because of noise from the street and bar in the basement of the hotel.
Wonderful Inexpensive Hotel in the Heart of Brussels
We stayed at the Hotel Arlequin for two nights. I thought it was a nice clean hotel. We stayed on the top floor (7th) and had a great view. The room was a good size and the bathroom was nice. I also thought the rates were very reasonable. A very good breakfast buffet is included in the price. One word of warning though: If you plan to drive to the hotel and are not familiar with Brussels, have the hotels send you one of the maps that they have on the front desk with the directions drawn out. We had a really hard time finding it.
Very central hotel
A very clean central hotel a few seconds walk from the Grand Place, ask for a room on the higher floors as there is a bar that stays open late in the basement which can be noisy. Rooms are small but clean and all with ensuite bathrooms, great view from the breakfast room on the 7th floor.Would stay here again.
Right in the center
Very centrally located, right near Grand Place and central restaurant district. In-lobby Internet access; Internet supposedly in rooms, too, but they could never get it to work in my room. Breakfast room looks out over rooftops of Brussels -- quiet pleasant. Rooms are somewhat small and plain, and occasionally noisy. But you can't beat the location!