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... book a hostel and go and sleep through the day. I chatted to an American girl who watched the Long Way Round and the Long Way Down with her Dad and one day would like to do an adventure like that with him. She is, like me, a big fan of what Elon Musk is doing with the Telsa cars and the SpaceX project - back in the USA she even has a Nissan Leaf. She and her friend were heading out for beers and invited me along, but I declined because I needed to get everything sorted for ...
... station that has multiple floors completely filled with bikes. I couldn't get a picture that did it justice. I felt the bikes had a nastgic look to them and, though a few had flowers, most were very plain and alike. Often passengers would sit on the back of the bike and there were wooden baskets in the front for kids. I dislike bike riding and even had a three year old comment on my poor biking skills last summer...so I will not be moving to ...
... breakfast type menu. The city has a cool vibe and is not only pretty with the old buildings and cobblestone roads but also has quite a bit of street art and murals around. Which, is my fav. It's home to Tin Tin, so there's a mix of that with a fair bit of comic book type stuff and then just normal stuff too. Saw many a cathedral and of course stumbled across the main even which was Grand Place.
Grand Place was pretty grand. It used to be ...
... day before. I also made my first Metro trip! I rode down to Gare Midi to reserve some trips on my Eurail pass. The ticket agent there was INCREDIBLY helpful, and really lightened my day. I had heard some things about the Midi station being an area for pickpocketers; so, I kept to myself and showed no outward signs of "tourist".
As much as I got accomplished today, I am still feeling uneasy about living here. But, I figure it is ...
... well just chop them off.
As for my job situation I am feeling very optimistic. I have an interview tomorrow with the head of a catholic school in waremme( a city 15 minutes from where I live now). With enough luck I will be teaching or assisting a professor in class. What ever it is I have a good feeling...
I have been having so much these past few weeks. I appreciate every day that I am here more and more...I enjoy the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Martin'S Brussels EU
I found a great deal on this hotel at Hotels. I am a student studying in Italy this spring, and safety and costs are both big issues for me. This hotel was SO SO SO nice. It's comprable to a Marriott in the States. Eurovillage is right beside the European Union, and the metro stop to the Grand Place and Palais Royal is about 300 meters away from the hotel. Extremely safe and clean area. Great hotel!
Enjoyed the stay
Stayed here for two nights with my husband and 5yr old daughter . The rooms were spacious and very clean . There is coffee/cappucino/hot chocolate machine on each floor that was free . Lobby is quite nice and has enough coaches and sofas to sit and chill a bit . Breakfast had an above average spread and the food was very nice . Free parking in front of the hotel was a bonus . Only downside is that it is loacated a bit out of the old town but the metro station must be about 400 meters from the hotel .
One of best hotels in Brussels
This hotel was the closest to an American-style business hotel that we stayed at during our European trip. Overall, it was the one of the best we stayed at during our European trip. Additionally, it was a great value since we stayed on the weekend and prices fall when the "Eurocrats" leave town for the weekend (75 USD per night in mid OCT 2005).
The hotel is located in the EU sector of Brussels (take the Schumann exit of the metro and go through the exit towards the EU Commission building. Stay on that street and the hotel is 500 meters - 2.5 blocks - on your left). The hotel is of average European size with a private bath and all of the amenities - soap, shampoo, hairdryer, and bath gel. The room has both AC and heat. There is great storage space where you can store two luggage cases on one side and unpack your clothes on the other. The room also looked as though it had an ironing board included. A mini-bar is also in the room but you will need to get a key from the front desk.
All rooms have wired high-speed internet available. This should be free of charge but verify with the front desk. The staff is courteous and multi-lingual. The room had cable TV and PPV with multiple channels from most of the EU countries (Turkey is also included).
Breakfast was not included and runs 17 euro per person. However, we tried the breakfast on Sunday and it turned out to be well worth the price, especially if you need the fuel to get going on a big day of sightseeing. Breakfast consisted of cured meats, fruit, breads, eggs, bacon, pancakes, yogurt, cheeses, juices, and coffee.
As stated, this hotel was a great value. You are close to the metro and hence, Central Brussels. If you target your stay in the city over a weekend, this hotel can be a great deal. Stay where the EU stays!
For all its three star status, this hotel must be a borderline 4* with 3* rates. I paid about £51 per night including breakfast and car parking. For this kind of silly money you can spend the rest down town in Leonidas Chocolaterie!
Could be a solid 4
This hotel could be a very solid 4 star hotel. Nice lobby, decent size rooms, clean bathroom. If you are very picky, there were a few minor things like the bedspread had a little burn. For under 100 euros it was a good deal.
We had a car, so free parking was a plus, but be aware that is a little far from all the action if you don't have one. However, I believe there is a metro station very close.
They had a free coffee/cappuccino machine in the floor, nice plus for us caffeine lovers!
Taking the hotel as an octopus hot deal I was wondering about what i will find on my arriving there. When I left i was sorry that i had booked only one day! Huge single room with almost a triple bed and a small living room with two lounge chairs and a small table. There was also a DSL connection with daily fee wich i did not use. The real suprise was the bath room where combs and hair brushes were provided. Breakfast was fine in a small cosi room. If you are a coffe lover don't expect too much but as I found this happens to the whole city...All this in a 200m distance from the Europian Union Building. Bus No12 with directly connection to the airport 300m and metro station about 200m besides the EU building both. I won't search for another hotel if I return to Brussels!!!
Loved the EuroVillage Hotel
A modern, clean, quiet hotel with a helpful staff, excellent breakfast, air conditioning, and underground parking all included in the price. Just up the street from the Schuman metro station which is helpful if you don't want to drive.
We found this hotel by booking through a Thomas Cooke travel agency and saved a considerable amount of money from the published rates. They apparently work with another company that books many rooms at a time, offering them at a negotiated discount.
The only negative is the location if you're driving. This place would make a great CIA safe house. It's on a small street and everything is one way, making it a nightmare to find by car -- even with a good map. The walk from the Metro station is a breeze though.
We'd stay there again in a heartbeat.