Ibis Brussels Waterloo
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It had become quite apparent that we were now experiencing late autumn early winter in Europe, we haven’t had a sunny day since leaving Switzerland. And arriving in Brussels in Belgium was no different. We were actually staying 20mins out of the city in Waterloo, at the time we booked the hotel we didn’t think any think of it. But once …
... have re-enactments of the battle so we are planning to revisit on our return journey. Symbolically the lion protects the globe and a new found peace in Europe (didn't last though - WW1 was almost 100 years later plus there were smaller wars in between) I have to say and I apologise to any French friends but the fact that Napoleon was defeated here, there is more memorabilia for him than for the Duke of ...
... a little louder, and lo and behold, a light was flicked on, and we could see a bellboy fully dressed in his uniform come down the hall to open the doors for us. We were so happy and grateful that he heard us. As we reached front reception. We look over to our right, and there were rows of mats laid out on the floor of the lobby with all the hotel staff sleeping with blankets on them. As soon as we reached the front desk, a manager popped up off his mat, ...
... out a fire by peeing on it! See the photos.
Had a superb lunch of Belgium mussels - you get a kilo of them in shells in a pot with a sort of yummy spicy celery soup. You open up the shells and then spear the mussel with you fork, pop it in your mouth and drop the empty shell in a nice silver bucket. JP and I had a Belgium beer to go with them!
After some more exploration we then had a Belgium waffle!
On our return Christine had made us a fantastic ...
... escalators connecting the spheres containing exhibit halls and other public spaces. The top sphere provides a panoramic view of Brussels. Each sphere is 18 metres in diameter.
We then made our way back home for a lovely evening meal of pate, cheese and breads followed by a tasty Belgium cheescake.
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed