Modern central hotel - at good price! A review of Alma Hotel
I have recently stayed at the Alma Grand Palace Hotel for 4 nights..and I would definitely recommend it.
The location - very central, about 5 mins away on foot from the train station (make that 8 if carrying luggage!), 2 mins away from Grand Place, the restaurants, the chocolate shops! Couldn't be in a better location. The street is not a main one, and views are nothing in particular, but I guess that makes the hotel a quiet one.
The staff - very friendly and helpful. Will try to accommodate you to your wishes. Not "too friendly" though, which is good..will let you mind your own business!
The building - very modern, very practical, very minimalist. If you like grand hotels and lovely lounges and receptions, this is not the hotel for you, no grand entrance. Hotel is lacking in public areas and interior decor, but is practical, clean, neat lines.
The rooms - quite spacious for an inner city hotel.. there is room for the bed, the luggage, you and more! Soundproof rooms, very modern and new (at least when i was there!). Bathrooms are clean and tidy. Rooms are kept very clean btw.
Breakfast - B'fast room is fresh and neat, serving hot drinks, various juices, various types of bread, jams, cheese, English b'fast (but no bacon!), yogurts, cake slices, croissants... and with good variety incl. diabetic.
Quality v Price - very well priced at 75 euros per room per night at peak season!