Hilton Brussels City
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... to receive my euros.
$65 euros. That is all I got back
Screw Europe – I’m never coming back.
No I’m just kidding – I definitely will but after the Middle East it is
Following the signs downstairs to the train station I remembered
reading online that it’s much cheaper to buy a return ticket to Brugge on the
... will be with me daily to take pictures of my adventure.
I am using my iPhone to type these clogs so if there are any errors, blame my fat fingers (or auto correct). Ok. I did that on purpose. Correction: BLOGS
I then made my way to Central Station and started to look for La Grande Place. After wandering around for about 45 minutes, I realized I was going in the wrong direction. I did however discover a beautiful ...
... up purchasing a chicken salad sandwich on the dining car (I think for 4.90 pounds - expensive, but what can you do?) It was some kind of wheat bread and actual thin slices of real chicken (the kind that is carved) with a small amount of lettuce and tomato and a condiment that was most likely mayonnaise. Not a great sandwich but it was much better than our lunch, ironically. Of course the next day while on the train to the airport, I was skimming through ...
... So we found the bar which ended up being an irish pub. Yay! We've had discussions on how it doesn't matter where you are in any country you can find an Irish pub. Just funny really. Anywho, we drank some specialty Belgian beers and ate our chocolates chilled for a few hours since we needed to kill time for the game. We had been sitting at a pretty big party table because the place was empty but two girls came over and asked if we would need it for ...
... we saw on the bus..braving the underground this time. Not sure where my pride came in but I did fall, fairly spectacularly onto the cobblestones. My only thought was that I was going to break my arm and not be able to ride. Luckily I have fairly sturdy bones and while a bit bruised and grazed and definitely teary I will still be able to ride. Headed off to Amsterdam by train after lunch...our hotel is a fair way out but a tram is nearby and it is quite passable. Will continue this ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHilton Brussels City Saint-Josse-ten-Noode
Great stay at a great location for a great price.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hilton Brussels City Saint-Josse-ten-Noode
Convenient Business Hotel
I redeemed some Hilton Honours points to stay here for one night. The location is great - lots within walking distance, and right next to the Metro Station Rogier. The hotel decor was all newish and quite modern. The public areas were neet and well kept. My room was quite large with twin beds (comfortable), a large desk with laptop connection, and a chaise longue (nice for lounging on to watch Eastenders!) Decor was nice, with big cushions and wooden floors.
The bathroom was a good size too, but a bit spartan - that victorian public convenience decor and was a bit shabby round the edges. And one of my pet hates - those wallmounted hairdryers that are useless for any thing but the "wind tunnel" look! Nice selection of toiletries though. There was also a safe and a minibar.
I had a room service breakfast at the exorbitant cost of 28 euros - was prompt and good quality - but Le Meridien this isn't! The room service/brasserie menu was a little disappointing and quite expensive too. But the service in the hotel was very efficient and polite so no complaints really. I think for a night or 2 on business or a weekend away this is a perfectly pleasant place. Not maybe a spot for a romantic get away.
On the last night of the visit (new years eve) my boyfriend was pick pocketed and assaulted. We asked the staff to contact the police, which they did after much persuading. The police were terrible and told us they could not come around till the next morning. The member of staff Mark 22 (he would not give his surname) told me that "different country different rules" when I questioned him he said that not to expect anything and that this is "normal" so not to bother. I feel that the staff could be more sympathetic to the problem and try to help. I expected a certain level of service from this hotel but did not receive, considering we had paid for this experienced, to stay at the Hilton. The Hilton has a reputation for being superb. We wanted to bring this to your attention
Miss Poppy Carter
Mr Kris Ashcroft
Not all that good
there are many possitives and negatives.
the location was great, staff were very polite, hotel was very modern in appearance, however the rooms were not that nice, they were small and very basic. they did not fit with the rest of the hotel. i would not agree that this is a 4 star hotel once seeing the rooms. i was not dissatisfied but would not go back. think carefully about waht your wanting out of the hotel before choosing the hilton brussles city.
Loved this hotel
great place to stay. central to all ameneties. friendly staff. rooms spacious and extremely clean. dining here was exquisite. would recommend highly
A decent hotel in a good location
Just spent three nights at the Hilton and I have to say it was a very friendly hotel with clean rooms and a great breakfast, also in a good location.
A big word of warning though:- We printed our map off the Hotels.com web site and having got off the train at the nearby station, promptly decided to walk to the hotel, as shown on the map, as it is only 300m away. Carrying ruck sacks and all our valuables we walked to the location shown. This was about 2 miles the other way, in completely the wrong location from where the hotel actually is. We ended up at 10pm, in a dark and very unfriendly location, being approached by drug dealers and felt extremely intimidated. On finally making it back to the station and a prompt taxi to the hotel, the staff were shocked at to where we had been, due to the map being inaccurate and we were quite shaken by the whole experience (and we are regular travellers). I know the maps aren't guaranteed, but we were lucky to get to the hotel unscathed.
Apart from that experience the hotel was good with a great breakfast and good gymnasium but surprised that there were no tea/coffee facilities in the room.
Small but Friendly
The gym is very nice and cozy. However, the room was very small, it didn't feel like a hotel room at all. But friendly enough because kids are free. My three-year-old daughter enjoyed the special treatment at the restaurant during breakfast.
Executive floor really nice
I stayed with a friend that is a Diamond HH member, perhaps that was the difference. The bathroom was large, had a seperate shower and tub. The bed was comfortable and the room was large. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Best part was the location to both the metro and the train system.
Good Central Location
Date of Stay: June 3 - 7, 2004 Great central location. Near the Airport Express sky terminal - so finding the hotel was not a problem. Walking distance to Rue Royale and the Grote Markt, St Michel St Gaudel Cathedral, the famous "Mary Chocolatier", and Royal Palace. Rooms as smaller than American rooms, but similar to rooms we've stayed at in Europe. Staff were friendly and helpful, hotel is pleasant and clean. We enjoyed the FREE breakfast buffet (eggs, bacon, sausages, fruits, cerals, breads, yogurt, and pancakes). Health facilities were great, especially the sauna. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and would recommend this hotel. Note: Do not expect a huge closet space. The theme of the hotel is modern and somewhat minimalist.
I spent three nights there, and I was disappointed. I have stayed at a Hilton twice, now I will never do it again. Rooms are tiny (London size), bathroom is shaming and under average. Breakfast only offered limited choice. But I appreciated the wellness area with steam bath,sauna and fitness room. Staff was always helpful and courteous, and the location is good. Nevertheless I would never stay there again.
Four stars in no way justified by this hotel although it is a comfortable stay, a friendly hotel and within easy reach of the Grand Place area. Room was incredibly small, possibly a single for two people. The shower room (no bath) was a large toilet and for most people would be impossible to turn around in. Bedroom very small but well appointed. Our temperature was stuck at 26 degrees and rather than sweat it out, having complained with no result, we just turned the radiator off altogether. View awful, 1970s office blocks, building site and railway station!! Did have BBC1 to look at though!No coffee/kettle but ironing board and hairdryer. Hotel in modern design to make it look more spacious presumably, cold wooden floors etc. Very small lifts for people with luggage. Service generally excellent which made up for other problems. Pleasant bar/restaurant. Breakfast extremely average for class of hotel and certainly in no way could be described as 'american' as it seemed to be by the hotel. Food was nothing special and lukewarm or cold. Ok for price at the end of the day.