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Urbanrooms
Ranked #1 of 19 Ixelles B&B and Inns
Reviewed 8 December 2012

The key was left on a table to a room which was a wee bit hard to find at first, but it was ideal. It is an immaculate hotel with friendly staff (who didn't appear until the next morning). The location is a fair step from the centre of brussels, but is in an okay area of the town. We managed to find a great pub round the corner with the friendliest of folk.
Comfy bed, good shower and nice room. All good.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 December 2012

The entrance is so discrete that I first missed it. An entry code was provided to open the front door. On a table there was an envelope with my key and an instruction how to find the room, Two stories up (no elevator) and I was happy to travel light. The door number was placed in the top right corner and it took some time to find my room.
The room was large. The standard was high, a nice bed, free wifi and a flatscreen TV. I was missing a desk to place my laptop so I ended up with the laptop in my lap sitting in the bed, not very comfortable.
An extended continental breakfast was included with yoghurt, bread, juice, cheese, coffee or tea. The bread was fresh and coffee excellent.
The location was in a few minutes walking distance from the EU Parliament and the EU commission and other European institutions.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled on business
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Thank Amundin
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Reviewed 20 November 2012

What a great place to stay. This was the first time I stayed here, having normally used hotels whenever I travel to Brussels and not been satisfied with what I got in cheaper hotels. This place, for the same price, or less provided a very professional service. Very smart, clean and quiet. The free and reliable WiFi was a welcome bonus. I would certainly stay again. Book early, as the are often fully booked.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled on business
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Thank meadowbankians
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Reviewed 15 November 2012

Beautiful B&B!
Small, quiet, cozy and with an amazing minimalist design. Unfortunately we stayed only for one night but I will definitively stay here again if I come back to Brussels.
Very good location if you are coming for truism and also close to the EU parliament.
Rooms are spacious and ours even had a nice terrace. Breakfast was great and hosts took good care of us and gave us a great recommendation for restaurants.
The place has been completely renovated and it's in great conditions... and most important, it is super clean! Worth trying it.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Nicolas R
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Reviewed 14 November 2012

Urbanrooms is a wonderful B&B! Great location: walking distance to a lot of trendy restaurants and to city center. Amazing rooms: comfortable, design, luxurious bathrooms, great beds. Delicious breakfast and last but definitely not least: amazing hosts! Julie & Tanguy are extremely friendly and charming, and they are always ready and willing to provide you with expert recommendations about places to see and things to do around Brussels. All this makes Urban rooms the perfect place to stay, both for a romantic city trip or for an efficient business trip!

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Leire L
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Reviewed 25 September 2012

This B&B is a converted apartment over multiple levels. It has a limited amount of rooms and might not be the best for families, but I thought it was an excellent choice for my work-related trip and can imagine it would be very nice for couples as well. The B&B is very clean, modern and comfortable and is situated a short walk from the Metro. It's also close to EU Parliament and easy walking distance to a number of restaurants. The breakfast is excellent - a variety of healthy options and fresh-pressed juice. The only drawbacks are that you have to climb up a few levels of stairs - tedious with luggage - and I thought the pillows were quite uncomfortable. If possible, try to email the B&B in advance with your arrival time so that the woman who owns knows to expect you as she isn't always there.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled on business
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Thank DP301
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Reviewed 14 September 2012 via mobile

Took us a little while to find our bearings in Brussels, this accommodation is best for people who can read maps and follow directions. By no means is it a run of the mill hotel chain in a super central area. Instead, Urbanrooms is a little off the beaten track.
As with previous reviews the area it is located was unsettling to walk through at night (I'm writing this from the perspective of 2 gay girls from NZ), during the day this was not a problem and generally we didn't go out at night anyhow.

The rooms were really cool, minimalist without too much bother on anything flashy. Awesome bathroom (I want those? polished concrete tiles), just be careful to shower with the bathroom door closed as we managed to set the fire alarm off briefly.

The only downside for us was the temperature of the room, it was super hot and we couldn't have the curtains drawn and window open simultaneously.
There was a fan provided but was pretty noisy.
Not great for people who don't like stairs as you needed to climb a few to get to the rooms.

No elevator or anything flashy just beautiful rooms, lovely breakfast and friendly hosts.

Lovely hosts and should we return to Brussels we would stay here again.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Thank Ton3s
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Address: Rue d'Alsace-Lorraine 10, Ixelles, Brussels 1050, Belgium
Region: Belgium > Brussels > Ixelles
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Ranked #1 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Ixelles
Hotel Class:3 star — Urbanrooms 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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