Husa President Park
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Today we were up early to grab breakfast and meet Evelyn. We had pastries and I tried some white chocolate coffee for breakfast. It was very good. We were supposed to meet Evelyn on the 920 train to Bruges but we somehow got on a different 920 train that made a lot more stops. Luckily Evelyn found us at the train station. From there we walked to …
The purpose behind our trip to Brussels was to visit the many institutions of the European Union... So as you can imagine, our days were filled with various meetings at the European Council and Commission.. sounds interesting right?! But honestly, other than the fact we had to walk around Brussels the whole week in business formal clothing, I didn't think the meetings were all that terrible. Of course my notepad was full ...
... fees. I had some coins (1s, 2s and 5s) that had been weighing down my purse so we put them on the table next to us. Mistake 2. A wino picked them up and then kept coming back to us for more...getting more and more insistent and closer with each circuit! So sad to watch all the social problems rolling around the train station...and the city... We've seen so many types of beggars. A version I hadn't seen before is the young girls asking for your signature to what ...
... square and doing a lot of window shopping I decided to dig into a delicious warm chocolate coated belgium waffle- DELISH! We then made the obligatory stop at the Mannekin Pis- this is a very a small statue of a urinating cherub known as the mascot of Brussels. The peeing boy was so small- I expected the statue would be much bigger so I was a little disappointed but happy at the same time happy to tick ...
... inside with nothing on it (what i had), there is the sugar on top, and you can also get the "tourist" kind where you can put whip cream, strawberries, chocolate, etc. I recommend just trying it the way i did!! So good and tasteful!! No need for other things on it. I walked around for a bit and took some pictures. I also decided i had to try the chocolate!! BTW everything is in French so its hard to tell what something really is lol. But i got some milk chocolate and there was ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Husa President Park Brussels
On arrival the hotel looked lovely, the lobby area is decorated with marble etc.
Would recommend this hotel
stayed for four nights, triple room basic but the rest
was top class, restaurant, bar and staff were very helpful
main entrance is its best feature, after that its all dull, i stayed for 2 nights was covered in bites from flee,s or midgets when i left,rooms have no colour or style, i have stayed in better 2 & 3 star hotels, very quite area more for buisness than pleasure. dont wonder outside on your own.
Warning: The hotel is located in a dangerous area. I was robbed when I waked to the hotel. Take a taxi.
A forgettable experience
The hotel is not in the best location for visitors, but offers average levels of comfort. The staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast was rather lacklustre. No great problems were encountered but this hotel remains one of the least memorable I have stayed at.
Nice Hotel but a bit out of the way, more business class
We stayed here for 2 nights, it was a bit pricey 110 euro for the room per night
breakfast extra 19 euro. The hotel was a good walk from Grand Place, we didn't
walk it but I'd say it was at least a 30 min walk. There is a coutesy bus 4
times a day to Grand Place which is handy. We like the hotel because the rooms
were good and spacious, the breakfast was very good, the staff were very helpful
to us and food at the restaurant was good also, it suited us as we had
excurisons planned but it wouldn't have suited if we wanted to explore the
centre of brussles by foot, it's sister hotel President Centre is in a more
central location but noiser, President WTC was in a quiet location which was
Good hotel, were given an executive room at no extra charge. Buffet breakfast was ok but nothing special. Hotel is a bit out of the way from the centre (grande place) but offers a free shuttle service throughout the day
Not what was expected! Not sure how Belgium works its star ratings, but it was not what was expected for a four star hotel! i have stopped in three stars which are better. As i walked in, i was impressed, and it looked like a four star hotel, but soon as we entered our room, it was dark, dreary, dirty! It was a complete oppositte to the brochure. There were also ciggarette burns in the blankets. After kicking up a fuss, were were given a better room than the first, but it was still fairly average! At least the second room was cleaner and slightly better! Not much selection at breakfast, but ok! One advantage was the hotel provided a shuttle to the Grand Place and was close to Brussels Nord station. Overall an average stay, could have been better though!
For Grey People
Clean comfortable and very very average. Has no sense of identity, mainly for conferences. Close to the town centre 1 mile. Only problem was the shower was broken, followed their guide on how to get repairs done but needless to say they weren't. Could have been any average hotel in any western city. P.S. dont know how the Belgiums work out their star ratings