Hotel Leopold Brussels
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Great family break at the leopold
Just had a great pre-christmas stay at the Leopold Hotel. Travelled by Eurostar from Ashford. Booked a'Family/Executive room' for my wife and kids (5mths and 4yrs). The room was modern, clean and spacious. The Breakfast buffet was excellent and the staff very helpful. Although in the business district of the city the Hotel is conveniently located about 200m from the metro and very easy to find, ideal for exploring the city. We would definitely use this hotel again especially for a weekend break with the kids.
Brussels without the hassle
Just got back from a long weekend trip to Brussels. Originally we wanted to stay in one of the tourist hotels close to the Grand Place, but they were all full, so we opted for the Leopold, which is further out but which, fortuitously, turned out to be the better choice.
As a hotel, it's relatively small, only about 110 rooms, but immaculate and with very friendly, helpful staff. The rooms are also quite small but have everything you need for a short stay; and the restaurant and brasserie are superb.
Although it's about 15-20 minutes walk from the main tourist spots, the Leopold is very conveniently situated for the Metro - just 5 minutes walk from Trone station which links with the main Midi Station and also with the line that goes into town. It's also just a stone's throw from the European Parliament area, so there are lots of reasonable priced bars and cafes all around.
Ideal for the weekend break - **** recommendation
Well worth a visit
Stayed here for 2 night short break. hotel staff were friendly and helpful. room a bit compact but adequate and comfortable. Worth the visit
Horrible staff and service
While this hotel's location is ok and the rooms are fine, the staff are rude and difficult in the extreme. My room was supposed to have Internet access. When I questioned them, they treated me as if I were stupid for not being able to find it. It took 4 days for them to actually go to the room and look and discover that the room did not have Internet access, after which they moved me to another room. They broke the handle on my luggage on the way out and have taken no responsibility and offered no compensation.
There are hotels in Brussels that are nicer and cheaper. I would steer clear of this one.
Fantastic hotel!!!,highly recommended!
It is highly justified for this hotel to be classed as a 4*.I have never stayed in any hotel as clean before,it was absolutely spotless! & in a very quiet location-situlated nearest to the EU buildings.The buses stop near enough right outside the hotel.The Metro (Trone), is about five minutes walk away-indeed a very pleasant walk,as on each side of the road are two small parks.It is also very near to the royal palace.Back to the hotel however!,the hotel receptionists are very welcoming & knowledgable.I travelled as a "single traveller" & am sometimes used to the rooms being quite cramped-however the room was more than adequate,my room was cleaned every day & was totally spotless,the room as well had air conditioning.
Breakfasts were superb, such a vast range off food-always plentiful & extremely pleasant waiters, the breakfasts are served in the "italian terrace",were meals at night are served too.
I stayed in Brussels for seven nights,maybe too long?,although through the summer you do have the opportunity to walk round the "Royal palace" & to see the centre of the "Grand place" covered in flowers,which was beautiful!. So in summary, i highly recommend a stay in the Hotel leopold,a charming hotel-in maybe the best part of Brussels?. I myself would have no doubts in staying there again.
Simply loved it
This hotel was simply great. Reached there at midnight, wet and hungry. Staff even offered to cook me a meal even when everywhere was closed. The location was great, right in the centre of everything. Will definately recommand that place and i'm looking forward to returning there.
Very helpful staff
The only draw back i can say about the Leopold is that, although it is 15 mins, walk from the centre ville, that 15 min coming back is uphill!Hotel is well situated, with very friendly and helpful staff, (they provide maps, if you ask no need for tourist map, this on is quite adequate)The breakfast was continental and some english for those anglovilles who cannot go without an english breakfast Brussels is spectacular at night, and with Christmas coming it will be more so.
The best in brussels
...The Leopold in Brussels is, in my view the best hotel in Brussels. Why? Simply because the staff are excellent and the food superb. It's worth paying that little bit extra for a room upgrade - the extra space is always worth it. Compared to nearly every hotel the decor is in great condition and is modern. Beds are very comfortable, bathrooms spotless and the bar great for an evenings drinking. It's very quiet at weekends round the hotel but there is a great baker Tout Bon on the corner nearby for Sunday afternoon tea and cakes. The Irish bar in the square opposite is also pretty lively at the weekend. The sites are short 20 min walk but there is a very good bus service - just ask at reception they are very helpful and speak fluent English. Finally make sure you eat in The Salon des Anges restaurant - the food is some of the best in Brussels and at a good price. Finally book with a UK Tour Operator for the best deals - much cheaper than doing it yourself!
Brussels - holiday venue?
A lunchtime arrival at the hotel meant we could not check in - however, we were able to leave our cases and explore Brussels unencumbered.
Upon check-in, the room was reasonably spacious with a comfortable bed and good air-conditioning. Although the carpet was stained the overall cleanliness was very good. The en-suite bath/shower, toilet and basin were spotless and all facilities worked well apart from a slow running bath waste which caused some problems when using the shower. The TV had many channels including BBC1 & 2.
The bar/brasserie was pleasant and the food was very good at a reasonable price. Service was efficient and unfussy. Breakfast was also very good, including the hot food which was served on hot plates, and a large variety of breads and pastries were available right to the end of the breakfast period. A wide range of other breakfast options were also available which included fruit and cold meats.
We found the surrounding area quiet but the hotel is in a commercial part of the city that is reasonably clean and is about a 15-20 minute walk to the Grand Place. There is not much in the vicinity of the hotel worth visiting which can generally, in our opinion, be said for Brussels as a whole. Far better to check out Bruges instead!
Boxed in Brussels
Despite what other reviews state this hotel is well positioned for both transport links and easy access on foot to Brussels many attractions.
The room supplied was diminutive in the extreme although the beds were comfortable and the air conditioning worked. No bath however, only a shower and after a couple of days legging it around the city we missed being able to soak our tired limbs. The lounge was pretty awful hardly any room at all. The breakfast room was superb, the hot food looked o.k. but the bread was dissapointing. Coffee at breakfast was disgusting and service of same poor. The management were particularly unhelpful in relation to our booking. We booked and paid for four nights which included one free night. We decided to leave one day early and agreed that we were not entitled to a refund but asked if we could have the free nights breakfast without charge (all paid for nights included breakfast) Notwithstanding that the hotel could readily relet our room for which they had been paid and which included breakfast they were adamant that we pay for the breakfast following the free night. We took breakfast at a bakers 100 metres away , much cheaper and very good.
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... us why it was so famous. What I really loved about Brussels was the lovely street art that seemed to pop up everywhere. It was fantastic and added a different dimension to the city. We spent our afternoon in a music museum. It was pretty fantastic, thousands of instruments had been set up and we had an automatic machine connected to headphones which played music from whatever instrument we happened to be looking at, straight into our ears. ...
Slept well, so we got up and had breakfast (included with the room ) Belgian Waffles, eggs sausage, fruit, etc. It was a good start to the day. Took Frank to church, very nice high mass with Monks singing. Went on the HOP ON HOP OFF bus tour to see the city. Great way to understand history, etc. Enjoyed a nice lunch on a sidewalk cafe. We all had a rest as some more jet lag set in. Went for a walk and then more food. Yes, mussels and Frites ...
... 1,000 beers! Despite the fact it was a Monday, the place was heaving. We lucked out and got to two seats at the bar, Kim had been before so knew the score - she asked a barman for a copy of the book that details their beer selection. Now, at this point, I feel it is important that I pause to let that sink in - a book. And not a small book either - it was like an Argos catalogue of beer! I settled on a 9% (well when in Belgium) Belgian IPA ...
... they knew the language they were able to ask and find the cartoon gallery/museum so I felt better about that (I was so ready to be mugged in what appeared to be back streets). As you can imagine, the cartoons were more for the kids than the adults, however a nice time was had by all. It was mainly older cartoons, tintin, Smurfs etc and some that I didn't know. We then made our way back to the galleria for a YUMMY lunch. ...
... something to eat, and came back to the hotel to watch movies on Stacey lap top and just relax and hangout. It was so nice to have a day of nothing, I think we made a few trips to the third floor for some hot chocolate, but that was pretty much all our day consisted ...