Sheraton Brussels Hotel
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Not bad, but not great
I stayed at the Sheraton Brussels for one night earlier this month. The location is very convenient and is just a block or two away from the train station/subway. The hotel is located only about a ten minute walk from some of the major tourist attractions in Brussels (i.e. Grand Place, Mannequin Pis) and there are good several restaurants in the area. The hotel itself is an older high-rise building. The lobby is nicely decorated and the public areas appear to have been updated recently. I was upgraded to a Club Level room and, quite honestly, I was disappointed. The room looked like it was decorated in the 1970s and hadn't been touched since. The furniture was old and clearly in need of replacement. The bed was fine, although the sheets looked a little worn too. If this was a Club room, I was wondering what the regular rooms were like. So, the Sheraton is fine if you get a good rate and don't mind staying at a place that is a bit dated. I stayed at the Marriott in Brussels on this trip for just a few dollars more and I would stay there over the Sheraton in a heartbeat.
Fabulous location, excellent
I absolutely loved this place. Very reasonably priced, we had a great view, lavish room and the staff were eager to please. In walking distance to all the shopping you can handle. I highly recomend the sheraton.
Clean, Convenient Location, Good Deal
The Sheraton Brussels Hotel and Tower is among the best deals in the area (check sheraton.com for the best rates). The hotel is located right on Rogier Square with the subway literally right by the entrance of the hotel--though you may not need it as the Grand Plaza, the popular Place De Brouckere, as well as some movie theaters, and plenty of good restaurants are easily within walking distance. While it is true that there are a few mild 'sex-shops' down the block, they are few in number and not anything shocking--and they certainly don't dominate the area as some would have you believe. In fact, the hotel is in a rather nice part of town and a central location for tourism.
My room was clean (spotless even) and rather large, as was the bathtub.
Check-in took less than 2 minutes, and the staff was both friendly and professional. My only complaint is the AC which was rather confusing to operate. Also, while the hotel was indeed very nice, I'm not quite sure if it warrants the 5* rating it has received from some publications -- my standard hotel room was a bit too ordinary for that. But then again, for under 90Euros, it's a great value.
The kids loved it!
My husband and myself and two kids really loved this. This was our hotel on one of our regular trips to European capitals. We found that nothing was too much trouble for the staff. They found us connecting rooms, unlocked the connecting door as soon as we asked and were generally very helpful. Facilities were great. The kids loved the pool on the rainy New Year holiday; the bar people treated them as special people and prepared non alcoholic cocktails for them. We were within walking distance of everything, including the Grand Place and the deal for two rooms was excellent. Don't be put off because you're not actually IN the Grand Place! As a luxurious place to rest your head, it's great.
Ignore the other reviews
This is an incredibly nice hotel and well worth staying in. It is not loctaed in a red light district. There's one club and two shops about 3mins from the hotel. Attitudes are liberal in Europe to sex, not like the prudish American view (topless bathing frequent etc.) The staff are very courteous and helpful. The hotel is ten minutes from the Grand Place and it's a pleasent enough walk. The room we had was among the largest I've stayed in, including a lot of hotels in America and very well equipped. Belgian television also offers a number of English channels which is nice. The website sheraton.com offers deals for this hotel and is the best place to book. I would recommend this hotel for a weekend break, especially as it has an indoor pool which is a very nice way to start your morning.
Liked the Sheraton Hotel.
We stayed a weekend at the Sheraton in a twin bedded room. The beds were good; 2 double beds, and the room was also spacious enough with a small seating area. We were happy with the accommodation, as there was plenty of room, and the bathroom was nice and clean. The shower curtain was a minus, because the power shower provided so much water, that the floor was wet in no time. We noticed that the staff was very helpfull and kind ; even the chambermaids said hello, which doesn't happen everywhere! Also the breakfast buffet was very good, with lots of choice of hot (eggs, bacon, sausages, mushrooms, tomatoes, waffles, pancakes with maple syrup etc.) and cold (bread, croissants, meat, cheeses, salmon, yoghurt, cereals, fresh fruit, juices).
As we have never stayed in a Sheraton hotel before, we have no comparison to whether this hotel was less luxurious than other Sheraton hotels, but we thought it was okay. But perhaps the price we paid had something to do with that : we paid 95,00 Euro p.p. for two nights, buffet breakfast included, so that was a very good offer. Probably things are different if you have to pay the full amount. Yes, the hotel is in a busy area, with one of the main roads running along the hotel.
You don't hear much noise, because the rooms are double glazed. We haven't noticed much of the "adult entertainment" in that region, though we did see about 5 small sexshops in one of the streets opposite of the hotel. And what is a big advantage : you are across the street of the shopping streets with many restaurants, a big shopping centre and about 15 minutes from the Grote Markt. And also the Museum voor Schone Kunsten (paintings, old and new : very interesting) is within walking distance as is the Museum of Brussels history on the Grote Markt. Don't go to the chocolate museum, as it is a rip-off. It is very easy to have a nice short break in Brussels. WARNING : we put our car in the Parking "Place Rogier", and wanted to leave on Sunday. But this parking is closed on Sunday, so be sure that you pick up your car in time. Luckily the Crowne Plaza had a key to open the door, and we didn't have to pay the fee of 50,00 Euro to get your car out!
We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights on a Friday & Saturday in August in the middle of a heatwave. On arrival we were told that all the power in the hotel was to be switched off for 5 hours during both nights - no air conditioning - no working fridge - no lights - no TV! Pretty inconvenient. It was so dark we did not notice how dirty the bathroom was and had to request it to be cleaned next day. Apart from that the commual areas, bars/pool etc were pretty nice.
2 Great Weekend Hotels
On the weekends, Brussels hotels go cheap. My kids and I love the Sheraton Hotel and Towers, with its top-floor indoor pool and great room service burgers. About $100. The Metropole is a cool art nouveau hotel with a Parisian style cafe our front. Also about $100. It's walking distance to the square and the sights.
My husband and I visited Sheraton Brussels Hotel & Tower in March, all I can say is that we were extremley disappointed. Having stayed at several Sheraton Hotels worldwide I have always found them to be excellent and deserving of their 5* rating, this however is not the case in Brussels. I found the rooms to be very basic and not luxurious at all and the journey to the swimming pool seemed extremely excessive.
The location of the hotel is in the middle of what appears to be the adult entertainment area so be aware if you are taking children. On the plus side the breakfast buffet was very good, although we did have to pay a supplement to have the buffet, 3 Euros, instead of having the basic continental breakfast.
Nothing special, in bad neighborhood, don't go there with kids
Just came from out tour.Located in the sex shops and adult entertainment area. Without Belgian soul, nothing special. If you are looking for some Belgian experience don't go there.