Hotel a la Grande Cloche
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There is enough here to keep one busy for a few days. We did not explore too much since the only reason we came here is because they cancelled our flight from Barcelona to Dusseldorf. So we detoured and took a train from Brussels to Germany instead. We visited the places I listed and reviewed as part of this blog and we definitely enjoyed it. One …
Nous partons a laventure de bruxelles.
Attention 12h45 de votre heure (18h45 heure de Bruxelles) nous serons sur la grand place pour vous dire coucou par webcam. Allez sur ce site et controlez la camera. Nous serons entre les deux kiosques (rayes rouge et vert, au toit blanc) au milieu de la place.
... for partying so we left. We toured around Brussels trying to find comic walls which are small bits of vertical walls painted like comics. We saw Tin Tin who was made in Belgium along with the Smurfs. We wondered to the famous statue of Hanneken Pos who is a remarkably small statue of a young boy peeing. The legend goes that he put out a fuse by peeing on it thus saving Brussels from a bomb although that never really happened. The town dresses him up too which in my opinion makes ...
... restaurants. The waiter would stand outside the restaurant asking people to come in. Their attitude was very "pushy" and once they figured out you were not interested, they would become very rude. I made a mistake to bring my sister to that street and the restaurant we picked was awful. The food wasn't good and it was expensive. The worst of all, we got something that we didn't order (we ordered fresh fruit and they gave us cheese cake) and they kind of force ...
... way to an even bigger park we passed by another park with ducks and a swan. We walked around the small lake. While we were strolling we saw a supermarket! Breakfast time. We ended up with some prepackaged, chocolate covered waffles and a baguette. This wonderful and very healthy meal was consumed in the large park that was on our list of things to see.
This park has a giant arch in the middle of it. The arch is called the Triumphal Arch. We got to climb up in the arch and ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel a la Grande Cloche Brussels
location is amazing. Hotel is clean, central and the price is right. No complaints.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel a la Grande Cloche Brussels
Great place for the money!
Very nice hotel. My family and I enjoyed our stay here very much. The room was very nice and comfortable. The bathroom was very clean and was in the room which is difficult to find in a value hotel. The location is great as it's only a 5 minunte walk to the Mannikin Pis and the Grand Place. We would recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice hotel at a good price.
We spent 3 nights at this hotel in May and loved the location in Brussels. It was close to the bus and metro (Anneessens station nearby), plus within easy walking distance of the Grand Place.
We only stayed for a night in this hotel, but it was just perfect. Great value, nice clean rooms, very friendly and helpfull staff and the breakfast was OK too.
My wife and I really enjoyed staying at the Hotel A La Grande Cloche. We paid EUR 90 per room, per night for a double room (w/shower and toilet), breakfast included.
Very nice hotel
We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights in December 2005.
This is really a very competitive priced hotel. The rate was 65 euros per night for 2 (double room) including the breakfast. Rooms are small but renovated & clean. The breakfast was great with hot croissant & fresh orange juice & fruits every morning. There is no however hot dishes. Please note the rates are the following: 65 euros for a double room with shower but wc in the corridor (be prepared for that)& 77 euros with shower & wc in the room. The hotel is 5/10 mn walk from the Grand Place & 15 mn walk from Gare du Midi (quite run down area!) We would go back to this hotel without any hesitation.
What a great buget find, it felt like we were staying in an expensive hotel. Everything was brand new, a good sized TV and a wonderful view out on to Place Rouppe (room #45). We saved a good bit of money too by booking a room with only a shower and used the immaculately clean toilet down the hall (which never seemed to be occupied) Breakfast was included and the pastries and cold cuts were a good value, the breakfast room was pretty cool, very turn of the century. Had a scary little incident one afternoon outside the hotel with a Gypsy lady and her baby and daughter that tried to swarm us for money (out on Rue Midi) and followed my wife and I to the front of the hotel, but the man at the front counter assured us that this is very unusual and we never encountered this again for the rest of our stay.
A Good Value on Place Rouppe
After booking on the internet we were pleasantly surprised and relieved to find Hotel A La Grande Place a very clean and comfortable hotel. It is just a few blocks from Grande Place and other sites of interest.
There is much construction and roadwork going on in the nearby street which will bring better public transportation to the area.
The rooms are modest yet very comfortable and the newly remodeled bathroom was very well appointed. Breakfast is included in the price and was fair at best though the coffee was great. All in all, this hotel is a good value and I would definitely chhose it again. The lobby is small but charming.
Good for the price and location
we found the grande cloche to be clean, central and cheap, the room was not large but sufficient and breakfast was very good. it is not particularly pretty but then most of the hotels in brussels are similar functional type rooms. reccomended overall.
Great place to stay
I stayed at this hotel many times, and will continue to do so. The rooms a great, clean, and quiet. The hotel is close to the center of city, and La Grande Place, all within walking distance. The owner is very friendly, and so is the personel. The breakfast, all you can eat is just great with good selection. I highly recommend this hotel.
Grande Cloche friendly, clean, & affordable!
We were pleasantly surprised when we got to Hotel Grande Cloche! It's closer to the South Station than it is to Centraal - but it's still within walking distance (as long as you don't have a ton of luggage). The location is a little bit off the beaten track...but it's certainly still within walking distance of all the major attractions. Particularly if you are departing Brussels from the South Station - or Chaleroi Airport -- this hotel is a friendly, very clean, modest choice of accommodation.