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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Le Plaza Brussels
Bang for the Buck
Stayed for one night late Dec 03, hotel is fantastic with high ceilings and marble, reception and bar area spacious and luxurious. As I had only paid £50 on the net for 2 people, I expected a room at the back maybe on the small side, but was given a decent sized room at the front, with a nice big bathroom. Close to the Brussels Nord station, handy for Airport and travel to Antwerp\Amsterdam.
Excellent Hotel - Will Stay Again
Booked this hotel for 2 nights alongwith the Eurostar trip over from leweekend. My partner and I were suprised at how good the hotel was, especially for the package price. Great location. We walked all the major sights in a day and the Grand Place is just a 10 minute stroll. Breakfast was really good and the bath was fantastic to stretch out in after a hard days walk.
Also "bumped" to the Plaza from the Royal Windsor, but a good experience overall
We had a confirmed reservation at the Royal Windsor Hotel (through ****) but upon arrival were told they were booked. They secured at room at the Hotel le Plaza and honored our original rate ($109/night plus tax). We were slightly annoyed at the hassle of having reclaim our car from parking, reload our bags and drive to another location, but the Plaza was an excellent "second" choice!While it isn't as close to the Grand Place and its shops and restaurants, it was only a 15 min walk to everything we wanted to see. There are some pretty seedy shops near the hotel, but they weren't a problem.The hotel lobby is grand and you can just imagine the movie stars of the 1940's sipping martinis at the bar.We had a large corner room overlooking the street but weren't bothered by traffic noise. The bed and pillows were the most comfortable we found on our trip to Europe. The bath was large and had a separate WC.The hotel has parking for EUR 20.00 overnight - steep, but in line with what other city hotels charge.Overall, this hotel stay was an excellent experience!
Had booked the Royal Windsor...
Had booked the Royal Windsor on the internet, but on arrival, they told us they were full and transferred us to le Plaza. At first we were very disappointed, but when we saw the hotel and its excellent location, we were pleased. Beautiful public areas, well appointed rooms (some chipped paintwork visible !) absolutely beautiful bathroom and the location couldn't be better. Street outside slightly seedy but nothing you can't handle. A tip for tourists - buy Belgian chocolate from branches of Leonidas - it is machine made from the same ingredients used by Neuhaus and Godiva, but theirs is hand-made and double the price !
Perfect location, very beautiful
The hotel was beautifully decorated and the staff were very gracious and quite helpful. The hotel could not have been in a better location - we were literally minutes away from the Grand Place and down the street from a metro stop. There were a few seedy shops in front of the hotel, however that did not take away from the convenience of location (minutes from the gare du nord train station), the grandeur, or the economical value! We were able to get a great price on expedia and stay at a very luxurous hotel! The beds were very comfortable and the bathrooms spacious. All in all, I would highly recommend this hotel.
This hotel is by far among the best I have ever stayed in Europe. First of all it has a wonderful location: 2 minutes walk from the metro station which connects the area with every where in the city; 1 minute walk from the main shopping streets; major tourist spots all within walking distance. Then the staff are extremely helpful and kind. I asked for directions as well as suggestions as to where to go and how to get there. They literally go all out to help you. Then the rooms themselves were fairly equipped, spacious, and clean. Oh well it's not a super luxurious hotel but the rooms are certainly among the best you could expect. Last but not least, the price is just amazing! I am sure next time I go back to Brussels I will stay at this hotel. I love it.
I stayed at Le Plaza for two nights over a long weekend in June, and was not disappointed. We chose this hotel over others because of the history attached to it, and that it essentially had a 'real Brussels' feel. It's located on the busy Bd. Adolphe Max which can at times be a little noisy if you are in a room facing the street, but we were located on the higher floors, so traffic wasn't a problem. There are some strip clubs fairly close, but these don't really detract from the hotel, and overall I would say it's in a pretty good location compared to the busier areas where the Sheraton and Le Meridien hotels are situated.
We had booked a triple room, and found on arrival that we had been given a standard double with a 'fold-up bed' added for my daughter.
When we made the booking we had been assured that the room would have three full-size beds, so naturally I complained. The front desk staff were apologetic, and for the second night we were upgraded free to a huge suite which was fantastic. The staff generally were very good and spoke excellent English, although they were understaffed during Sunday breakfast, when they were slow in clearing the tables. The food selection was very good - much more than the traditional continental style breakfasts. The public area decor is excellent with very comfortable furniture, and the stairs and corridors are spacious. Our suite was also of a high standard of cleanliness and decoration.
Outside I thought the paintwork and general facia could have been improved, but once inside it is really very nice indeed.
Tip - if you are travelling with kids, don't let them flick through the Pay TV on their own. You sometimes get a delay when the Pay TV screen loads, and you get treated to a couple of seconds of hard porn for free!
Overall, this hotel is a good choice, and I wouldn't hesitate in booking again.
The only real downside to the Le PLaza hotel is that is borders on some dodgy looking sex shops. The hotel itself is awash with 5* luxury. The room was large, well kept, clean and attractivley decorated. Marvellous room service breakfast. The halls and common areas are beautifully decorated. We ordered a coffee in the bar before we left and it came with a little assortment of Belgian chocs. 15 minutes saunter to the Grand Place, 10 mins if you're not window shopping en route or stopping to buy hot waffles! The many staff were polite and proffesional.
I just came back from Brussels yesterday. I stayed at Hotel Le Plaza near the North station about 5 minutes walk. the hotel itself is excellent in interior european design, service are great. all staffs give me the personal attention, very friendly. however, there are some downsize on it. the street outside the hotel consists of about a block of pee show bar, nude bars etc. it leads to Rue de Bouckere for about 10 minutes but some drunkers are found along. so if going with few male friends, then it's ok. if you are single woman traveller like myself, then it will be better to stay away there after dark. the nearby hotels include Sheraton Towers (excellcent bar, design), Crowne Plaza, Hilton, Le Metropole, Hotel de Vendome and Tulip Inn. they are all very close to North station but you have to pass through Rue de Bourkere if going to Grand Place. hotels are good but neighborhood need to be considered. good thing is Hotel le Plaza is just across a street from City2; a 5 story shopping mall with food court, ATM, Hair Salon, and a big supermarket. Le Meridian is located in Grand Central, acorss the street from Central station, safe neighborhood, an excellent American style 5 stars. the last one is NH Staphanie on Ave Louise, it is not too close to the Metro station but typical street with Gucci, LV, all brand name. a bit lack of its Belgian experience. An alternative avoid the walking to the Grand Place is take the hof on/off bus just outside the Sheraton Tower hotel which costs you 13.50 Euro to all popular places. the metro is safe, people are more polite than the French at least, no pushing, no mugger looking people staring at your pocketbook. English is widely spoken, people are friendly to English speaker. they are willing to help with direction. they are nice. i will go to Brussel and staying at the European style Hotel le Plaza again. the other hotels are too American, lacking of the european feels. Hope the review helps all of you!
Luxury @ Le Plaza
I recently stayed at the 'Le Plaza Hotel' in Brussels. The deluxe room was huge and contained everything you would expect from a 5 star hotel. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the all the public areas were very well decorated and luxurious. A particular favourite was the sky dome in the bar. Breakfast was definitely not up to the standard the rest of the hotel set and the hotel location is slightly seedy but this did not detract from the hotel in any way. I would recommend this hotel to anyone and will be returning on my next trip to Brussels as their weekend rates are fantastic for the standard of accomodation on offer.