Radisson Blu EU Hotel, Brussels
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... from its citizens. Apparently in a recent poll 70% of respondents answered that they were either not proud or ambivalent about being Belgium. They are very open about the artificial nature of their country, the french south, the Flemish north and the german east, all crammed into a tiny patch of land that was defined largely by the British who wanted a friendly foothold on the continent for trade in the early 1800s, out of the aftermath of the napoleonic wars, even ...
Where do I begin with Brussels....we flew into Belgium on Thursday April 3rd. After an extremely delayed flight we finally landed in Belgium and took a bus to our hostel. We arrived at our hostel, checked in to find animal print blankets on our beds which already seemed weird. We dropped our bags and went off to grab some dinner down the street. I had some delicious pasta and back to the hostel we went for the night. Or so we thought...we woke ...
... hearing of the terrible storms that battered England, ferries been cancelled. We wondered if we would be getting home. So we headed to the ferry port early. Although delayed we managed to get on an earlier ferry and much to my delight the crossing was much smoother than I thought! An hour and a half later we made it. The island monkeys have returned. As we pulled into the drive at Matthews house, it was as if we has never left. Four incredible months gone in a flash. ...
... the hotel a day early so I was able to rest my back and we were able to buy clothes that we could throw out after
- next morning we boarded a coach bus for our private tour of Bruges. The tour included beer tastings, chocolate tastings, a boat tour around the canals and a birds eye view of the city from a crane.
- then we were taken to a private pre-party with a DJ and food
- next we were brought to the Gathering which is a pre party for the people staying in tents ...
Yesterday we woke up about 8 o clock in time to walk to The EU area in time for our 10 o'clock.The buildings were grand but the tour was not that exciting. There seems to be a lot of bureaucrats having lots of meetings and talking a lot on expense accounts. With three information offices and more than a dozen guides we were well informed on the workings of the European parliament in 23 languages including Gaelic.
We walked around Lousia ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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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.
We arrived at the hotel and they would not allow a 3rd person in the room, they told us all the roll away beds were in use, hard to believe in a large business hotel. We showed our written confirmation, the hotel mgr. insisted that all internet bookings are on a, as available basis for anything other than the room.
We had no choice but to book another room there, no special rate.
The hotel itself was very modern, newer and nice. Restaurant and bar limited in their offerings. The surrounding area is lacking in much in terms of shopping, dining. There is a square with a couple of restaurants and a decent Indian restaurant across the street, that's about it.
The room was very nice, service other than honoring the reservation was good. Next time in Brussels, something closer to the Grand Place area.
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
Great hotel, location so-so
My husband and I stayed in this hotel for a long weekend and were very impressed by the overall quality.
The rooms are categorised into three types - fresh, chic and fashion (I think!) We had one of the 'fresh' rooms, which was perhaps a little "zingy" for our taste, but nevertheless very uplifting.
A couple of downsides - the breakfast (if you choose to order it in-room) was a staggering €25 per person, which means around £35 for two people! Also, the gym facilties were a little "basic". The sauna was OK, but there were no separate male and female changing rooms! The staff were friendly enough, although they didn't seem particularly knowledgable about the area (restaurants, bars etc.) Perhaps this was because there was actually very little going on in the area!
Having said this, if you are a business traveller I think the location would have been spot on. The rooms were immaculate, the beds very comfy and the bathrooms luxurious. If travelling for pleasure, be aware that the city centre (Grand Place etc.) are approx. 30 mins walk away.
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!