Travel Blogs from Brussels
... 2%, OK with a slight bitter edge
Westmalle Trappist blond, ?%, very good with a slight sweetness
They like to brag about their beers and the variety. I'm not sure that I am a convert. Some have that young microbrewery taste which is fine on a hot summer day but otherwise tastes a little raw with the hops or malt leaving an aftertaste. I'll take Alexander Keith or Molson Canadian or Bravo. Canada leads the world in the important things.
After the Anne Frank visit we were on our way to use the last of our attraction tickets from the Holland Pass we purchased. We used the last windmill ticket to participate in a cheese tasting.
We had about 45 minutes before the cheese tasting and still had not had any real food so we found a small deli run by an Italian couple and shared a small pasta dish and two sandwiches on focaccia bread.
The cheese tasting was a ...
... walking distance was foiled by the lack of a phone in the room. The desk attendant was also MIA when I got down to the lobby. So at 8:00 PM, with the sun still shining, I went out in search of anything that wasn't the shoe box I'd be sleeping in.
From the main road I saw a church in the distance so with the towering steeple as my guide, I was off... cutting through through some fields (which I can only assume were growing sprouts!) ...
... met everyone. After that, we went to a bar to watch Italy and Spain play in the final of the Eurocup. Spain won, and many people went home upset last night.
Today, we started our first day of classes with a visit to S.H.A.P.E. (Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe). We met with a French naval officer and she talked to us a lot about European and Northern Africa relations. It was very interesting. After that we took a three hour waking tour of the city. It is such ...
17/12/2011: Belgium. Crossed the border
about 10am. I swear the temperature dropped by 2-3 degrees as we did.
Stopped for a coffee at a truck stop - nearly froze getting back to the
car. Closer to Brussels, we noticed a light covering of snow on the
fields. No wonder it feels colder here!!. It wasn't our intention to go
to Brussels (big city and ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Mozart Brussels
Would not recommend this hotel
Hotel Mozart has a convenient location with easy access to the train station and just a short walk to the Grand Place. But this is all on the plus side. We had reservation for 2 nights but had to check out after the first night because of not being able to sleep all night due to the noise coming from the hotel internal courtyard. I would not recommend this hotel because I feel that the noise in the hotel either from the street lined with cheap eateries or from the internal courtyard is a problem.
We booked this hotel as part of a trip to Belgium which took in Bruges. The hotel is well-located in the centre and with rather baroque furnishings throughout the hotel we looked forward to our stay. The room was a good size and reasonably clean. That first night there was one rather upsetting problem: the room backed onto a central courtyard with an outlet pipe for the kitchen directly below. The cloying smell of stale cooking fat filled the room during the night and meant we had no real sleep that night. After making a complaint we were told that this was the centre and close to the Markt so perhaps we should quit complaining. After standing firm and asking to be moved to another room the concierge (grudgingly) moved us. No chip-pan odours this time. Maybe this was a one-off but the unhelpful and unfriendly manner that our grievance was dealt with means we won't be staying here again.
Good if you want this area
we stayed here for two nights..this is excellently located between the station and the Grand Place...the management kept our bags until we checked in ..the room was small..no tub...and the other person is right the kabob restauants ...they were noisy and dirty with broken glass in the streets... the breakfast room was lovely and had wonderful criossants..this place is run by persons of the Middle East persuation and if they try to get you into a disscussion concerning politics or GeorgeW,.as they did wuth us...dont bite
Hotel Mozart in Brussels is located only a couple of minutes from Grand Place. The street is very noisy and filled with cheap eateries, kept mostly by Moroccans. The food they serve is mainly kebap and such, very low quality. It's hard to believe that one can find that kind of "cheap" and ugly street in the very centre of the city.
We were delighted with Hotel Mozart. We had a triple room and an executive Mozart room along the back of the hotel. Getting to the room was an amazing adventure, "over the river and through the woods" which added to the fun. The decor is over the top but in keeping with the theme. Not a square inch without artwork, a welcome change after a Paris hotel with virtually NO art. Room size was above average for Europe. Breakfast was heavy on bread which was fine with me. I could have done with real cheese however. The staff was incredibly helpful many times, assisting with reservation issues at another hotel, allowing us to use their computer for email, giving directions, and most of all carting heavy suitcases up winding stairs. It's close to the Grand Place and shopping. I'd go back in a heartbeat.
A great value. Just off the Grande Place/Grote Markt, and less than 5 minutes from the Central Station. The decor is High Baroque kitch, w/ marzipan public rooms, a patio and fountain. The rooms are small, but attractive, the breakfast decent, tho' minimal. I found the staff and owner exceptionally friendly and helpful. It is on Pita Street and the more spacious rooms in front may be noisy in the summer. (I was there in early April, 2004.) The hotel is well run and secure. Bring along a Mozart cd. For some reason, all they were playing was Beethoven. Try T' Kelderke around the corner on the Grande Place for dinner.
Hotel Mozart w/Family
Hotel's location is excellent. Walking distance to Grote Markt and all the sites. It lacks a few qualities of a 3 or 4 star hotel such as a consierge, mini bar, internet, tub but is reasonably priced for location. Breakfast is minimal (bread,cheese,coffee) and is included. Please note there are lots of stairs and a tiny elevator. Numerous restaurants within very close distance. Gare Centraal Train/Metro station is 5 minute walk. Beware that trains from other cities such as Eurostar may only come into Brussels Midi Station and you'd need to hop Metro. Metro from airport is ~$3 while a taxi to Hotel Mozart is $$. Final note, we went during Christmas and the whole area: grote markt, grand palace, city hall was beautifully decorated and lots of Christmas markets.
Location is great, just a few steps from the Grand place, and within walking distance of the station. Rooms are small but a have lot more charater than usual city centre hotels. Breakfast was minimal. Staff were a bit unhelpful at times. The hotel is located on a street of kebab shops and bars, so if you want a quiet room, ask for one at the back. Overall this is good value for money, considering its location and character.
We stayed four nights at the Mozart in early July. The public rooms are quite fancy, with lots of marble, paintings, ornate furnishings and of couse classical music in the background. Not exactly my style, but a nice change from the usual hotel decor.
Hotel Mozart, Brussels
It's colourful, it's something different and the decorators have tried very hard to give this place a nice atmosphere. If you stay at this hotel, make sure to get a room at the back; it's noisy on the streetside. Breakfast is very minimal.