Hotel Silken Berlaymont Brussels
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... 8221; button immediately after requesting the release of the bicycle, while pulling the entire vehicle out of the post, et, voila! Bear in mind that I haven’t properly ridden a bicycle since I was a teenager, and the last time I was on one in Europe, I fell off (the seat was too high, and I couldn’t adjust it). I walked my trusty steed along the sidewalk until nobody was coming and then took my first tentative wobbles into ...
... to the middle near all the hot bodies to warm us up. They were either grateful of our cold wet bodies cooling them off, or thought us gross and would be better to go back in the rain. We had to dance hard and fast to get warm, and we watched everybody do the same once they were under the shelter. Now we were all warm from dancing, it was time to face the rain again, as our bus would soon be waiting for us to return to the hotel. Drowned rats walking up the stairs, bunching ...
... we walked over 10kms today which isn't bad considering the lack of sleep. I didn't know much about Belgium other than they speak two languages - French and Dutch although apparently German is also a national language (still behind Switzerland - it has 4). I also didn't know they had a royal family although they are relatively new by European standards.
Hopefully we will get to check out some more things tomorrow after a good nights sleep!
... just wasn’t a whole lot opened. We finally found a place. I had a waffle (which was to die for) and Jer had a salad and sandwich looking thing (he thought he was getting quiche). Because we had gotten up so early to catch our train, I was feeling exhausted, so we headed back to the hostel and I had a little nap.
Our hostel room was kind of interesting. We had an ensuite bathroom, but you wouldn’t know it on first glimpse. The doors leading to ...
... out which tower they were in.)
Then we had the adventure of getting home. Although we had the phone number for the taxi that brought us, we couldn't read the numbers he'd written. Joe attempted calling numerous times with no luck, so we went into the restaurant outside the castle. One of the waitresses tried the number for us, but she couldn't get through either. Fortunately, she knew ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- 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.