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Historical Traveler Reviews Scandinavia Hotel Anderlecht
hôtel qui parait très joli de l'extérieur, le bar et la salle de repas sont corrects mais les chambres ne sont pas accueillante, il ne mérite pas d'être un 3 étoiles. De plus lors de notre arrivée nous avons du être accueilli dans un autre hotel : le rivoli pour des raisons pas très compréhensible (de l'eau sur la moquette de la chambre). L'hôtel n'est pas très bien situé (loin du centre, loin de la ligne de tram). Par contre l'hôtel Tivoli est très sympa, bien situé avec une super ambiance, c'est un deux étoiles qui le mérite.
STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE
If you want to be robberd or stay up all night because of the noise coming from a very very busy street in that case you should definately stay in this hotel.
Otherwise STAY AWAY!
Very Nice Hotel, Great Location near to the Metro, Bus & Tram
Very Good Location. It is minutes from the Metro station (Clemencau) and the Bus 20 & Tram 83 stops. It is about 15 minute walk to the Midi Station.
Very good room & bathroom, clean and comfortable.
There is an inhouse bar area and breakfast, lunch & dinner is available.
The breakfast was a very good continental style with juice, cereals, yougart, boiled eggs, cheese and ham, fresh rolls, jam, fresh fruit, cake and plenty of coffee and tea.
I would recommend this hotel to friends and business colleagues. Yes, I will stay there again.
Okay if it was relocated
My partner and I had a great time in Brussels, the only disapointment was this hotel. The staff are very helpful and friendly and the food is good. The problem was the area. It is in a very impoverished area of the city and a ways from the Grand Place. You can take the underground to the centre easily but after dark this proves a problem. We were actually told by well-meaning staff not to walk outdoors after dark as an elderly couple staying there had been mugged that evening. This meant that every evening we either had to retire early or take a taxi back. One afternoon on the way back to the hotel I actually witnessed a man on the train dipping into an unknown woman's handbag! The room was clean enough, but fairly spartan. It is a good deal for the price so the more robust traveler might not be put off. For us, we prefer not having to spend so much energy on being safety conscious when on holiday.
The crap hotel
when we stayed at this hotel we thought we was getting value for money. how wrong we was when we got there. the room was unclean very cold dirty and smelled of poo poo! we was right next to a very busy and noisy street. there was also a very noisy morrocan social club opposite which was open all night. It was about 40mins walk to the grand place when we was told it was 5mins. The neighbourhood was very rough, dirty and run down. o yes the breakfast was very poor and not much to choose from. i would not recommend this hotel to anyone and also we will not be staying there ever again. hopefully you wont to either and if you do good luck to you!
Very helpful staff, nice hotel
A few of us stayed at the Scandinavia during a week there was a football match in Anderlecht. The hotel was very clean, check in was speedy despite the numbers of check in's over the couple of days, and the rooms were spacious and comfortable.
I can't believe the poor reviews of some other travellers as I have no criticisms of the hotel at all. The staff were very friendly and more helpful than in most hotels I've stayed at.
The Scandinavia is not within walking distance of the Grand Place, but it is only a short taxi ride of between 5-7 euro's, or a few stops on the metro which is a couple of minutes' away.
Would definitely stay there again. Excellent value for money.
Worst Hotel EVER
The Hotel Scandinavia, Chausee de Mons 115-117, Brussels, Belguim.
The mattress was EXTREMELY LUMPY.
The BEDBUGS ATE US ALIVE all night.
A NEEDLE from the mattress STUCK ME.
A WATER pipe DRIPPED in the wall behind our bed all night.
The room had a moldy, sour SMELL.
This property should be clean up or taken off everyone's website. It's unhealthy and unsafe.
Beware large groups of teenagers
Hotel in a problem area but only at night. This required an early supper to get back before nightfall as Taxis were a rip off as in any major city.
Great breakfast and helpful staff. Stay was spoilt by the hotel asking us to change rooms on the daybefore our departure just as we were leaving to catch the train to Bruges. The promised better room was smaller and a minute bathroom. Empty minifridge which needed a clean and on inspecting the bed we found hair and creased linen. This bed had not been changed from the last occupant and the chambermaid agreed that it was unacceptable.
The above we can live with but the invasion by 40 FORTY Spanish teenagers all around us was dire to say the least. The noise level was horrendous and at 2.30 - 3 a.m. totally unacceptable. The manager was no where to be seen next morning.
It would appear that this hotel is setting itself up to be a 2 star student type hostel and good luck to them but it is really not suitable as a 3 star Hotel
We will not be staying there again.
Good value for money
I don't agree wholly with the member from the Netherlands who stayed at the Scandinavia in April. I found the room clean and tidy and situated at the back of the hotel very quiet. Not much of an outlook and the area round about is rather rundown.
No problems with locks on doors or dirty loos. I agree with the comments about the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff, and the buffet breakfast was excellent.
There is a tube station (Clemenceau) about five minutes walk away, but we preferred a taxi (7 euros to Midi station and about 10 euros to the town centre).
As a tourist you have to watch it late in the evening anywhere in Brussels, so don't walk around swinging a handbag.
Hotel Scandinavia is nowhere near Scandinavia
I have no Idea where this hotel got its name from, but its deffinately nowhere near Scandinavia, more like Northern Africa. Very far from the city center and a bit more than kilometer away from the train station. Metro station is quite close though and is surrounded by ample amounts of very cheap internet cafeterias (1 euro for an hour) and snack bars (2 euro sandwiches). Very close is also a big market place where you can find anything from cheap socks and old CD players to meat and souveniers.
The hotel room smelled dusty and was only halfway cleaned (toilet was unflushed with some crap in there). There was a bath but the plug was missing. A very loud street is going right by the hotel and the soundproofing was nonexistent, you might want to ask for a more calm room facing away from the street.
There was no bolt lock on the door. This together with a very rough looking neighbourhood made me feel unsafe. The reception staff was very friendly and helpfull though and saved what there was to save. The breakfast was included in the roomrate and was good, special mention goes to croissants which were excellent and saved this hotel my 'Okay' review. I guess the hotel itself was also okay for the price (about 50 euros for a night in a single room) but the location could've been a lot better. On some sites you see them mention roomrates of 190 euros, those must be just marketing ploys to make people feel better with their 50 euro 'occasions'.
Next time I will choose a hotel in a nicer neighbourhood closer to the city center, but budget travellers and adventurers (or those who want to experience Morocco cheaply) might consider this as an option. Just dont think you're going to see any of Scandinavia while there!
I wished I had a hotel review like this to read before I booked in here, so hope this will help somebody.
TripAdvisor Reviews Scandinavia Hotel Anderlecht
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