Travel Blogs from Brussels
... as she thought we were going to watch the game live and doesn't understand it's not possible to go to Brazil. The game was fairly uneventful but when Belgium scored the cheers erupted and to Isla's delight, she was able to yell in a restaurant without consequence. Our elderly, friendly waiter was so excited and went around hugging and slapping people on the back. ...
... with his best known works of religious origin: the Elevation of the Cross and the Descent from the Cross. He lived a pretty good and long life. The house was about 12 blocks from the train station, pretty easy without suitcases. 12 Euros entrance fee, plus 4 Euros for the audio tour...well worth it. Beautiful house, grounds and especially the garden.
Then it was off for another 10 blocks (spitting rain on us most of the ...
... street that as we were walking towards the metro, shoes and dresses caught our eyes! Harlea and I ended up having to go back to the Airbnb and put our things down. Shoes and clothes here were so much cheaper than in France! I bought a beautiful maxi dress that I will wear in Santorini!
Afterwards, we decided to go to lunch on a very known fish market/restaurant, Nordzee - Mer du Nord. The fish market is on the right side of the facilities and ...
... to Dutch or Flemmish! The whole thing was just too weird.. I mean what are they going to put by the paddock? “Period= No Passing” and even if it’s in Flemmish no one else would understand that.. AND I do notwant to even imagine a picture that would be on sign for that.. That may be one of the most random “I don’t know how to speak Dutch” stories yet…
So that is my week. That happened. I did that. I sometimes have to repeat that. ...
... no insurance when you're on the track – who-evers fault it is!!!! We went into a small car park right by the entrance to the track as I was a bit nervous and wanted to check out what was actually going on, unfortunately there was not spaces and there was only one exit point – THE TRACK – The "car park" I thought I was going into turned out to be some kind of paddock area!! Whoops!! So there we were, ushered to the starting gate – so much to ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Stanhope Hotel Brussels
Recently I played the tourist in my own city and stayed a week-end at the Stanhope.
I have just returned from a stay at The Stanhope (30 Jan - 1 Feb 2005). I booked it on expedia because it was close to where I needed to be for business, the trip advisor reviews and web images. I was very impressed. I was lucky enough to get a suite, which was beautiful. I really would recommend the hotel. It was very clean, friendly, helpful and nicely decorated. I am only sorry that I did not get a chance to experience the bar or restaurant. I would definitely return.
Our favorite Brussels Hotel
We stay at the Satnhope everytime we are in Brussels. The staff had our same suite prepared for us. The front desk service is helfpul. The location is great for business or pleasure. The separate bathroom with shower and tub/shower is luxurious. The bed is comfortable. Our 6th floor room was very quiet. My only wish for an addition was a front door person to help with cabs/luggage.
What a find!!! We have just spent two nights at The Stanhope and what a pleasant surprise. Ok, it is a 5* hotel but from my experience that doesn't say all. In our week's stay in Belgium we have stayed only in 4* hotels and they have, in reality, ranged from a 2* to a passable 4*. And if you consider the prices of these stars, well it's always a surprise, but a negative one. I had read that prices were greatly reduced during the weekend in Brussels but even so, to pay Euros 89 with breakfast for this hotel is a treat!!! It is small, elegant, tastefully decorated, and the breakfast is excellent. Ah yes, and so relaxingly quiet always with nice soft classical music in the background. You have to love it! The distance to the Grand Place is manageable if you want to walk, and it is quite near Avenue Louise and even closer to the Parc de Bruxelles and to the Palais Royal.
Just spent 4 nights at the stanhope. The hotel i cant fault and the room was great, it is in a quite location but thats good and yes, as another reviewer pointed out it was also very quite inside - again not a bad thing. Here comes the moan. We were not informed that breakfast was extra or how much it was - therefore upon checking out we found or bill for breakfast alone was 150 euros - thats £100 in real money. No breakfast is worth this! Also a word of warning, i dont know if this applies to all hotels or just hotels in belgium, but we were chargeded for making phone calls which were not answered at the other end - we only made 4 calls which connected but got charged for 11, i did bring this up at reception but only manged to reduce it by 2 calls - great ! ;-)
We stayed last weekend in this wonderful hotel and town, and we loved it.
The week before, I was worried after having read these reviews, but I think they are wrong to say that it is too far from the centre, it is not 5 stars etc...
Yes, you have to walk 10mn to Sablon (my favourite place), yes to have to walk a bit more for the Grand Place, and so? It is actually fantastic to be somewhere calm and walk after a nice visit or a nice meal. I would discourage people to choose an hotel right in the centre, especially around the Grand Place. It is too noisy and too touristy!
I definitely recommend this hotel. You will have a wonderful time.
Bit like Marie Celeste
Recently spent long weekend at the Stanhope which is a very comfortable hotel with attentive staff when you can find them. I guess they cater more for the week long trade (businessmen etc) aas at the weekends the staff seemed to vanish. I do not think that at a 5 star hotel one should be asked if one wants a porter to bring in ones luggage - that should happen seamlessly. I suspect that when we wanted a drink at the Library Bar (at 10pm) someone had to hauled out of bed to serve us.
Certainly the people on duty on the Monday were more alert. But it is comfortable.
Excellent hotel in quiet location Upper Town.
Stayed at the "Stanhope" for a weekend in September 2003, an excellent hotel even more so if you can negotiate a special Friday to Monday stay. Rooms and service excellent, breakfast adequate but please note the "Brighton" restaurant is not open for dinner Sat/Sun. Trone metro five minutes walk as is the Royal Palace. Grand Sablon and Avenue Louise 10 minutes. The Grand Place is a 20 minute downhill walk. There are a couple of decent restaurants in Rue Jordan, first right on Avenue Louise. We can recommend this Hotel
Luxury I've never seen before
Had a great time in this wonderful hotel. I had not expected such a luxurious ambiente. And also the staff is very kindly and charming. It's a must to stay there.
Good but ailing
I spent 4 nights here in April 2003. Though rated 5 stars don't expect it to meet that high level (especially when compared to "American" 5 star properties. The breakfast was nice and the rooms were well decorated. The location in actually decent if you don't mind walking a bit - though at night there is nothing nearby that would entertain you - but then there's the rest of Brussels! The water was not working when I was there and was switched to a nicer room after a day. Overall they were very accomadating but I would never pay the full asking rate - it isn't worth it!