Hotel Silken Berlaymont Brussels
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... best view in Belgium. Well, that may be true, but the fact is, the view in Brussels is not great. So.... :<
When I was heading back home, I had a problem. Trains were alternating too fast, and the station was too crowded. Since I dont know french, I do not understand what was happening on the board. I asked an old man who stood next to me, and thank god he speaks English. ...
... on time.
It didn’t. We arrived 90 minutes late, just as my flight to Victoria was taking off. I was exhausted, jet lagged and worried. I approached Air Canada desk after Air Canada desk until finally I spoke to the right person. “The other two flights this evening are fully booked,” the agent said. I almost started crying, but tried to keep it together (apparently I can face drunk drivers in Mongolia no problem, but ...
... walking and toodled past Chez Léon’s, famous for its mussels. I’ve made a mental note to save up and go back one day. On the way, several restaurant owners called out to try and get me to visit their restaurant, one going so far as to offer me a free drink. I can’t help but wonder if I should that offer as some sort of bargaining power….who knows, maybe I could bargain them down to a free meal?!
I realized that, as much as I might ...
... off with the 11am walking tour. It was a fun tour, taking us through the history and interesting stories that Belgium has to offer. Highlights include seeing the Manneken Pis, which is a national symbol. The little statue of a boy peeing has its origins in representing the location that the poor could come and sell their urine to the tanning industry. However as time changes the statue became very popular and people loved it. The one in place now however is not ...
Wednesday; Left London and headed for the White Cliffs of Dover and a ferry to Western Europe. Arrived Brussels at dinner time. Wonderful beef tip dinner with desert, our table on the second floor, overlooked the beautiful town sq. Chocolate shops everywhere. This is the sort of place you may want to hang out ever Saturday ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Silken Berlaymont Brussels
They wanted us to pay twice for one room
We stayed at the hotel for one night. The hotel seems to be right but rooms are quite small. Breakfast is delicious and worth every penny (not included in room price). My room was already payed by the company inviting me but they wanted me to pay anyway! And after I get back and check my account, I realized they've made the transaction twice!!! So I payed double price for already payed room, horrible! Stay away from this hotel...
Location is the key
Im frequently staying at this hotel only because of its location. It is next to the european commission. The staff is extremely slow, reception and room service rarely answer the phone, and its very expensive comprared to its facilities. On the good side, apart from location the food is very good, SOME of the rooms are comfortable and newly decoraded. Thats about it. If you have a choice prefer a hotel down town.
Flocks of dust / 3 course dinner = snack
Airo humms all night.
The bedlinnen was only flattened.
(I left a memo under it, so perhaps you are lucky to find it)
Dust, rubbish and spiderwebs.
The Natali / 2 others at the reception speak only French (what to expect in Brussel). However a blond girl, is very pleasant and speaks also German.
The dinner. Take my advice better go left around the courner and 20 meters is a little restaurant. Breakfast 07-12 thats very good.
I had free parking (24Euro/ day). But not mentioned, max car 1,95 hight 2 m width. However my car was 2m high and it fitted.
Due to businesscentre activities, in the midday there was no spot.
It is not 4 stars, so we would not recomment it.
I recently stayed at the Dorint for a business trip. Initially i was given a room two floors below the ground floor. the room was dull and dank and when i pulled back the duvet on the bed, the sheet, although look clean, was quite crumpled. I returned to reception to change rooms and was offered a room on the 5th floor. Again, the room was very dull and dark. Although on the surface the room looked clean, on closer expection, i discovered that the bathroom was not cleaned to a good enough standard. I had room service breakfast and again, not impressed. The hotel is owned by the Silken group. I recently stayed at their Bilbao hotel. It was amazing and am, therfore, very disapointed by my experience in their Brussels hotel. Although I found the staff on reception very helpful, I will not be returning.
Modern, stylish hotel
I stayed here for two nights when in Brussels for business. It was certainly one of the better hotels I've stayed in in Brussels.
Quick check-in in a stylish open lobby, lovely spacious and nicely decorated bedrooms, with great photographs both in the room and in the corridors. Thumbs up for the "first drink free" from the mini bar!
Very pleasant buffet breakfasts and lunches served in a nice space.
One complaint is the attempt to overcharge for wine bought from room service.
Overall, in comparison to other hotels in the area (very good for EU institutions, not so good for being in town) it's very nice.
My personal view of this hotel is that it is too reliant on its modern stylish entrance/reception but can't seem to get the basic components of good service right (except for the staff who were very helpful and polite).
Modern stylish hotel - lots of interesting photography in the long hallways and in the room. My room was comfortable and modern in design. I visited the spa one morning (I believe it was an extra 9 euros) and found the jacuzzi and the spa were nice and enjoyable but the water in the jaccuzzi was not very "hot". The spa also has a cold plunge, steam room, sauna, showers and sun tanning bed.
Couldnt ask for more
When you first arrive and compare the Dorint with its neigbouring hotels, you realise youve made the right choice. It is modern and welcoming with very friendly staff. The rooms are well designed and while containing all the usuals, it boasts a full size desk, seating area and balcony, while still feeling spacious. There is nothing more you could ask for from the hotel although prehaps for the business user and being such a new hotel, you would have thought wireless Internet access would be available. A great choice.
We just returned from Brussels where spent two nights in Dorint hotel. The first night was great ? large comfortable room and extremely nice reception girls. On second night at 4 a.m. the ceiling fell down in entry space ? large heavy peace of wood, about 2 meter long. Terrible noise was really scary. It was our luck we were in bed, not near the bathroom . We could not get out by ourselves and called the reception. Soon they helped us to move to other room, but we did not get any apologises from staff. So, be careful ? something is wrong with the construction of ceilings in this hotel.