Royal Windsor Hotel
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... warmste deel van de dag (slechte tijd voor een safari) kunnen we relaxen aan het zwembad. In de late middag vertrekken we terug op safari ...
... Belgian fried food with special sauces, and that was a dinner. In true Belgian style, we then headed to his local bar to sample some more Belgian beers, as there were so many. And if we were going to try them all, we had to get an early lead, as most menus consisted of at least three pagers full of beer choices. Beers, buildings and bits and pieces of Belgian cuisine, and our Belgian adventure was well underway.
The next day, Kris showed us a ...
... this was in English and had to be subtitled in both French and Flemish, the two languages of the capital; it transpires that there are actually three different languages in Belgium (German in addition to French/Flemish) which must make growing up there an absolute nightmare. After that, we did discover the older centre of the city and had to slightly revise our earlier conclusions, although the fact that a statue of a little boy ******* is the city's most ...
... her and Jean-Marc a nice bottle of wine as a thank you. To make it extra special, we took it next door to a cheese shop and had the man recommend three types of cheese to go with it. We knew they would appreciate the French combination. After a while, Isabel left us in town so he four of us could grab lunch. She recommended an amazing Thai place. It was teeny inside and the tables were full so we ordered takeout and sat in the sun. It was some of the best Thai I've ever ...
... station hides itself from everyone with its near boring simplicity and lack of character, those within the local lines are all very different. I’m not surprised if some locals don’t know the name of the station, instead simply getting off at the one with all the blue tiles and the writing about something. It seems even stranger with everything existing in two languages. The maps are twice a cluttered and streets signs appear in pairs on posts. I feel ok about getting lost in ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Royal Windsor Hotel Brussels
This hotel was very nice. The location is great for the tourist. The hotel is literally just behind the Grand Place. We enjoyed two nights at the hotel. The service was great. The room was nice and the bed was very comfortable. The marble bathroom was small, but very clean and functional. Be advised that the famous hotel restaurant (4 Seasons) was closed for renovation. I also could hear some faint noise of construction starting at 9 AM on the 5th floor. They are renovating the hotels top floors. However, despite this one small problem, it in no way detracted from the experience. We stayed in a Business Godiva Double Room for a remarkably low rate considering the quality of the hotel.
I stayed there July 13. Great place and location. Just a couple of blocks away from the heart of the old city, and one block away from Central Station, easily accessible from Midi/North Stations via the local trains. Very nice and clean rooms, good A/C... and a large bathroom with all the trimmings! However, they are renovating the top floors, and the noise starts about 9 am. So ask for a room on the 3rd (non-smoking floor), 1st or 2nd floors.
Best hotel in Brussel.. best deal in europe
If you go to Brussels... THIS IS THE HOTEL... it is about one block from Grand Place.. the heart of Brussels... Our room was very classy and nice... the nicest room on my 5 country stay... The woodtrim was beautiful, the marbel bathrooms comfortable...the TV has your name on it when you arrive... multilingual cable... internet access is extra...
big room even by US standards... definitely a 5 star hotel at a price that was a steal... but, the area is noisy from people at the row of restaurant just outside the hotel (which I like) but with the window the noise was quieted. Staff was excellent. Nice restaurant, bars and niteclubs in hotel.
You couldn't ask for a better located hotel in Brussels. The Royal Windsor is right next to the Grand Place, but not above any of the restaurants. The rooms are small, but very well equipped and nicely decorated. There was a loud private party on the opposite side of the street going on late into our first night, but they moved us immediately to a room on the opposite side of the hotel with remarkably little hassle. The new room was one of the more expensive Godiva rooms.
It was not much, if any, bigger than the standard room, but was again very nice (not sure if it is worth the extra though). If you are staying on after the weekend do remember that breakfast is served until 11am on the weekend, but 10.30 in the week - we very nearly missed it on our last day. We would certainly recommend this hotel for business or pleasure in Brussels.
Avoid this hotel at all costs! My room was burglarized while I was staying there in early March and it has taken months for them to be willing to deal with me regarding my claim. I made dinner reservations via the concierege and while out on the town my stuff was rifled through and stolen. I was up until 4 a.m. dealing with the police. They didn't change my room or even re-key the lock on my door. Now, the hotel staff couldn't have been nicer the next moring, but it has now been three months and they (and their insuror) are dragging their feet over settling the claim. If it weren't for the assistance of my attorney I doubt they'd even be talking to me. My thought is no matter what the deal on a great room in a good location, it's just not worth the risk to stay in this hotel.
Staid but nice.
The Royal Windsor is in a great location. The front desk staff were extremely accomodating on our visit in May of 2003. Our room was small, but nicely decorated and clean. The workout facility was a disapointment and is located in the basement so I didn't use it. If you're looking for a fun hotel, don't stay here. However if you are a quiet place to escape the crazy streets of Brussels, this hotel is a good choice.
Loved the location.
Hotel was good, pity both the 4 Seasons restaurant and Waterloo bar are closed on Saturdays and Sundays. No good if there for a weekend break.Fitness centre and sauna difficult to find if you don't ask.. (They are behind the reception and down a spiral stair) A bit embarassing if you go from your room to the sauna in your bathrobe as you MUST pass through the reception and past the Waterloo bar.Room clean if a little small. Very convenient for the City Centre. It was a longer walk from reception to our room than from reception to the city centre.
Best Hotel in Brussels
My girlfriend and I stayed at the Royal Windsor for the weekend 21-23 March. The hotel is well located right next to the Grand Place and everything else Brussels has to offer. We had booked the hotel through the "Leading Hotels of The World" website and got a "Great affordable" package, which included full buffet breakfast. We had booked a Classic Room but at arrival we were upgraded to a Godiva Room which is a Deluxe Room. The room was very beautiful and well furbished with a large bed and marble bathroom. The staff was very helpful and we felt very welcome at the Hotel. The buffet breakfast was amazing and the service in the restaurant excellent-. The next time we go to Brussels we will stay at "The Royal Windsor" Again. I will recommend "The Royal Windsor" to everybody because this hotel is worthy of all Five stars.
We stayed at the windsor the weekend of March 22-24. It is located right downtown Brussels, and the service is amazing. We had the Godiva room, which was only a bit expensive than the regular, but much more spacious. We didn't eat at the hotel as the meals were over 30 dollars. Try another restaurant, but stay away from the Greek food there, the Gyros, is absolutely dreadful. I can say that because I am Greek, and while the whole area there has about 30 gyros shops, stay away, it will give you a horrible stomach ache. I thought US gyros was bad, but is a delicacy compared to that. The Griffin club in the hotel is very nice, but more directed towards 40-50 year olds, not for 23 year olds. Excellent hotel for business people who also want to see brussels, I wouldn't reccomend it to younger people though. Our experience was really good, I just hoped that there was a younger crowd in the hotel. Pambos
Wow!! What a hotel!
The Royal Windsor offers the royal treatment in the heart of Brussels. A beautiful lobby with gracious, helpful staff and a very warm welcome upon a very early arrival made this hotel a top pick for us. The rooms - while small - appear to be newly renovated with modern and sophisticated furniture. The marble bathrooms are very nice (and come complete with a shower curtain - often a luxury in Europe). The service was excellent and when we complained the room was chilly, a floor heater was immediately placed in our room. Extra towels and robes were delivered immediately following the request and the concierge offered supurb restaurant recommendations. This hotel is a find - and while it would be worth paying the rack rate, great deals can be found on-line, making the deal even sweeter.