Sercotel Izan Avenue Louise

Rue Blanche 4, Brussels, 1000, Belgium | 4 star hotel
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Ukraine is not yet dead....

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... the metro to go to the only internet café we could find. To say that I have a soft spot for Kyiv would be an understatement. It started my whole love affair with all things Eastern, Slavic. It taught me that I am stronger than I think I am, that I can do things and that I can travel. If it weren’t for Kyiv, I may not have braved the 24 countries that stand between now and then. It’s not much of an exaggeration to say that, for better or for worse, I ...

Frites, Waffles, Chocolate & Beer!

A travel blog entry by k_tworldtravels


... we didn't have to go far for some regional brews as there was a well stocked bar on the main floor. We were right between the ethnic and tourist parts of town, offering all sorts of small supermarkets or restaurants with different foreign foods and only a short distance to the cities main attractions.

Our first full day began with a visit to an original friterie which still remains in a small booth amidst modern ...

In Brussels for Mussels...chocolate,beer&waffles

A travel blog entry by sarahs-trips


... shopping, eating some delicious waffles at "La Maison de Dandoy", seeing the cathedral and eating les moules frites (the unclaimed national dish of mussels and fries.) Personally I ordered steak, but did try two mussels, because that is apparently what you should do while in Brussels. We finished our night at a bar in town, drinking... you guessed it, more Belgium beer. (Ramée Blanche - way better than the previous beers that day.)

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Like a Kid in a Candy Shop....

A travel blog entry by gallopmonkey


... gave way to Turkish cafes and halal butcheries. Men sat at tables and chairs outside, passing time with cups of strong, eastern coffees. Earlier today, a street was totally blocked off as the residents threw a big block party, complete with music and loud speakers.

I eventually reached Place Rogier, where I’d been the day before, and made my way to Rue Neuve, Brussel’s main shopping street lined with stores such as H&M and the Body ...

Belgium: In three parts..

A travel blog entry by carlydavid


... there are literally diamond jewelers and jewelry stores side by side in a row down the street. Another interesting part of Antwerp, surrounding the Central train station area, is the Orthodox Jewish district. And we were staying smack bang in the middle of it! I think after the first day of this new exposure to an unbeknownst-to-us group of people we got on google to learn more about our temporary Neighbours! One thing I remember reading is that they stick ...

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This 4 star hotel, located in the Bruxelles area of Brussels, is near Place Eugene Flagey, Place Louise, Place de la Liberte, and Rue Defacqz.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Sercotel Izan Avenue Louise Brussels

    Not very welcoming


    I had a bad time here. The guy on the desk blurted out 'NO' before I had chance to tell him I had a reservation, and the room stunk of smoke.

    Quite nice stay, especially for the hotel staff!!


    We have just returned from Brussels. We booked Melia Hotel by its internet site. Price was quite good 80-85 euros per night, buffet breakfast enclosed.

    Very Good Hotel


    Stayed here as part of a lastminute Eurostar break to Brussels. Although this hotel is a little further from the Grand Place area of the city (the tourist area) than hotels I have stayed in before, it is in the shopping heart of the city, and the area is very nice.

    A lovely hotel in every respect.


    Having read previous reviews I was not sure what to expect of this Hotel. Fortunately within a very short time my fears were allayed and I am really pleased that I stayed there. It has everythng you need from a short stay Hotel. It's clean and presentable throughout. The rooms are large, the bed certainly is and it has all the room extras that you might need; hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities (in the cupboard next to the minibar), a TV, a room safe, a minibar, a comfy chair and a desk! The bath is a tad on the small side but the bathroom itself is as spacious as it needs to be.



    All of the Sol Melia hotels I have stayed in have been brilliant and this one is no different. For the person who said they wish theyd never stayed there: had you checked on either Expedia or on the hotel's web site you would have been informed of the distance from the metro/tram stops and 1 km is hardly much of a treck, secondly the vast majority of continental hotels do not provide tea and coffee making facilities in rooms, this is a British thing, and given that this is a spanish hotel chain its not suprising that they weren't available, again, the web site details room amenities.

    This is a fantastic hotel, don't stay anywhere else in Brussels

    Okay, with a few minor quirks


    As the name suggests, the Melia Avenue Louise is situated off Avenue Louise (posh shopping district), near the picturesque "Marollen" quarter. It's about 700 meters to the nearest Metro station (Louise/Louiza) and about 500 to the nearest Tram (streetcar) stop (Stefania/Stephanie).

    Pleasant Surprise


    We had booked the Melia Avenue Louise through the web, because it seemed to provide a good balance of cost and quality. We were not disappointed. We stayed there from Dec 6th to 10th.

    I wish I had never


    There was no faulting of the ambiance and decor - worthy of the four star rating the hotel is billed to be. However, the so called 'superior' room is the basic version and anyone who would like to enjoy the luxury of having a kettle in the room should beware - you need the 'executive' room.

    What defied coomon sense was that I had booked the hotel through Expedia and hotel charges were pre-paid. When I realised 'superior' was basic, I offered to pay the difference and upgrade my stay to one of their executive rooms, but oh no I should contact Expedia for any alterations to my booking.

    Location was most inconvenient if you do not have a car. I did not enjoy having to trek 1 km to the Metro in the winter and used the taxi more often than I would have liked.



    I just returned from 2 weeks in France, Belgium and the Netherlands and this was the nicest place we stayed during our trip! The hotel is beautiful - very elegantly decorated. The staff couldn't have been more friendly or helpful. They rushed out from behind the desk to help us with our luggage and offered us a map of Brussels, orienting us to where we were and the various places of interest we might want to visit, before we even had the opportunity to open our mouths to ask. The room was gorgeous - large, clean and comfortable. The bathroom was smallish, but beautiful - made of gleaming marble. And considering all the amenities, a steal at only $107/night for two.

    Loved the Melia


    I went to Brussels on a short, solo trip and felt very pampered at this lovely place. It is very clean, new, wonderful service, parking, good food and very comfortable (large) bed. If you need a large bathroom, you might not be happy - it's a pretty marble one, but not large.

    Everything else was perfect

    TripAdvisor Reviews Sercotel Izan Avenue Louise Brussels

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good