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 …
... man was on the phone again - the only thing she picked up was the word 'police'. She hung up again and we were a bit alarmed - Peter's girlfriend ringing and 'police' - had something gone wrong back in Australia??
The mobile rang again - this time it was a man speaking English but saying he was from the police and asking if there was a problem? She handed me the mobile and again he asked if there was a problem. I said I was returning a call from Australia using Telstra ...
... same as in Holland - so many cycles and even a statue!
The narrow streets are lined with historic buildings, many with a zig zig face at the top, which is apparently is very Belgium. Also numerous horse and buggys. The central city square is magnificent - beautiful buildings all around, lots of people and a band playing.
And then ...
... to the site of the Battle of Waterloo, which proved to be fascinating, particularly with my interest in military history. We visited the Wellington Museum, the Waterloo Wax Museum, the Panorama and climbed the Lion Mound.
The Panorama is a large circular building erected in 1912 with many of the battles painted on the inside of the wall in a 360 degree panorama (120m x 12 m). Magnificent! The wax museum displayed lifelike figures of the ...
... we were shocked. The room is long and narrow like a slightly enlarged small cabury choc bar. The double bed took up 80% of the space leaving little room for a very small wooden table and basin. We felt caged in the room. As for the shared toilets, they were not much better. The WCs were separated from the shower rooms. The basin mixers are huge in respect to the basin, making it difficult to wash your face or whatsoever. And the mixers are not working properly, so freezing ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed