Radisson Blu EU Hotel, Brussels
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Day 1 – Belgium
We arrived in Brussels on the Eurostar - that was an experience. Pretty cool travelling at something like 250km per hour. The minute we arrived we hopped in a rental car and zooted off to Brugge, the most well preserved medieval town in Europe (other-worldly actually). It was such an experience sitting in the …
... had roast chicken with tarragon sauce (really delicious), Thomas had pasta (he says the best he's ever tasted) and Ben had the duck (Asian style and beautifully done). We met some Americans on the way out of the restaurant who could believe Tom was wearing shorts in the cool weather. This couple gave us some ideas on what to see. Off to bed as TV was news or not ...
... ventured onto the underground and into the city. We need to get the body clocks sorted very quickly and past experience has taught us that following the local time rather than giving into the need for sleep works best. Gare du Midi is only three stops on the underground from Bourse, so we hit town with forced enthusiasm. We were in Brussels last in 2010 and much is familiar to us, particularly the main square with its beautiful gothic architecture. ...
So I dragged myself out of bed after recovering from a night of total...self-indulgence to put it mildly! Took a hop-on-hop-off bus around most of the northern part of the city which was great to see all kinds of things! Went out to the atomium, which is an odd structure the Belgians build for the 58 expo! Anyone seen the movie contact, with Jodie Foster...ya, like that!!! You actually use ...
... and the act of play, and I was deeply impressed not just with the idea but the act; Sarah and I sat up late playing backgammon and other games each night and we made paper mache together for the first time in my adult life.
In addition to games in the traditional sense, they made sure I had fun in a host of different ways. One night I went to an art exhibition with ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Radisson Blu EU Hotel, Brussels Ixelles
In Aug 2006, we booked our room at the SAS EU through Hotels.com. We requested a room for 3 people and received a confirmation, even showing no additional charge for the 3rd person.
Ich machte mir ein wenig Sorgen, dass dieses Hotel sich in einem Geschäftsviertel, fernab aller Sehenswürdigkeiten, befinden würde. Ja, es lag in einem Geschäftsviertel aber Brüssel ist eine kleine Stadt und man kommt mit den öffentlichen Nahverkehrsmittlen sehr gut und günstig überall herum, lassen Sie sich also nicht von der Lage abschrecken. Das Hotel ist sauber und ordentlich. Die Zimmer sind groß und hell, sehr schön eingerichtet und die Betten sind sehr bequem.
Es ist fünf Gehminuten vom Stadtzentrum entfernt, das Zimmer war geräumig, modern, sauber und verfügte über alles, was man sich nur wünschen konnte. Das einladende Personal hatte immer ein Lächeln auf den Lippen, das Restaurant ist gut. Kaffee, Tee und Sprudel gibt es für die Club Room Gäste kostenlose (im Preis ist auch Frühstück eingeschlossen). Die Bar ist recht teuer, alles in allem sehr empfohlen.
A great place in the business district
I would echo other reviews. We found this to be a superb hotel, but it's not exactly near tourist attractions. It is, however, near the Brussels Luxemburg train station, which can get you to tourist central in a few minutes. The only reason we don't give it 5 stars is that the prices in the restaurant are ridiculous. 25 Euro per person for breakfast? Talk about gouging people who have few other choices in the area in the morning. We just took the train to Central Station and ate at McDonalds for 4 Euro each. Brussels is a ridiculously priced city everywhere, but this hotel takes it to new levels.
I was a little worried that this hotel was going to be stuck in the business district away from all the sights. Yes it was in the business district, but Brussels is a small city and getting around on public transport is quick and cheap, so don't let the location put you off the hotel.
The hotel is very clean and fresh. Rooms are large and bright, well decorated and have very comfy beds.
Nice place to stay for the money
The hotel is a great place to stay if you have business in the area. Being brand new it is very clean and comfortable and the bathroom is large and very nice. The location is not desirable for anyone here on vacation. It is approximately a thirty minute walk to the tourtist locations and the area surrounding the hotel was deserted on the weekend. There were no restaurants other than the one in the hotel open and the area surrounding the hotel was not the most desirable. I would not stay at this hotel again on the weekend but perhaps during the week it would be more lively.
a 5 minute walk from the heart of the centre of town, specious, modern, clean room withh all the thing you need or want. Welcoming staff profiding service with a smile, a good restaurant. free coffee/te/soft drinks on the floor for club room users (price includes breakfast). The bar is a bit pricy. alltogether worthy of recomendation.
great hotel but expensive for food 25 euros for breakfast location not bad easy to get a bus down into the main town and shopping area
My husband and I stayed in this hotel for a long weekend and were very impressed by the overall quality.
A very chic hotel
I'm writing this review as I'm sitting in the hotel room, really modern and chic. LCD Sony TV, really bright and vibrant colours and a reasonable size room. Bathroom has both a bath and shower cubicle - really modern and well designed.
The hotel is very new and the service is already what you can imagine to expect from Radisson SAS - the lobby looks fantastic, you can say the same about the rooms.
Its a business persons hotel, not been located in downtown Brussels and close to the EU parliament building. I paid 77 EUR for one night - which I think is a bargain for such a great hotel!