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Hotel Leopold Brussels
Ranked #5 of 15 Hotels in Ixelles
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Reviewed 25 February 2013 via mobile

This review needs to be read in the knowledge that we were upgraded for free to a suite that should have cost more for one night than our whole holiday did. It was wonderful to have so much space in a city hotel so many thanks for this Hotel Leopold.

We were in 712 which is at the back of the hotel. The room was very quiet and toasty warm despite sub zero temperatures outside.

Reception was friendly and efficient. We asked for a kettle following advice from previous Trip advisor reviews and were also supplied with a jug of milk that lasted us through our 3 night stay ( and we do have a serious tea habit)

The hotel could be described as traditional rather than boutique but is none the worse for this. It was full while we were there but staff and facilities stood up to this well.

Breakfast was the full range provided as a buffet including hot dishes and smoked salmon. As well as the usual sliced cheese a range of distinctive local cheeses were on offer .

Wi fi is available free in the ground floor public areas and can also be picked up on a hit or miss basis in rooms. For a reliable service in your room you need to pay.

The brasserie in the hotel is fine. We probably had the best meal of our holiday there. It's fair to say that we didn't find great cooking in Brussels, particularly around the hotel. For restaurants you need to walk the short distance to the square by the European Parliament.

The hotel is easy to get to from Gare Midi by the excellent metro (Troon). It is close to the museum of art and Magritte Museum where we spent a whole day.

The Grand Place isn't far on foot but the route isn't that straightforward the first time. If in doubt look for a tall gothic spire downhill.

We really enjoyed our stay here and would return.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Thank HazelRuth
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Leopold39, Manager at Hotel Leopold Brussels, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2013

Dear Hazelruth
Great to read about your stay with us and happy to hear that you enjoyed your time in our hotel. We try to promote a feeling of staying in a home from home in Brussels and it seems to have worked for you
Where possible we do try to give free upgrades to our larger and newer rooms but you can always guarantee this by paying a small supplement
As you noticed despite being full we still managed to provide a friendly an efficient service. I know from long experience that many hotels cut their staff to the bare bones at weekends (low season), so that you are left only with one stressed receptionist in the hotel - we don't do that !
We look forward to welcoming you back soon

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Reviewed 25 February 2013

Good location, very tasty breakfast, nice breakfast room, superb weekend deal. We stayed just for a short time. It's in 3 minutes to the metro station Troon, near to the city center. The staff was very friendly and helpfull.

Room Tip: rooms with a street view are too noisy
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Loresere
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Leopold39, Manager at Hotel Leopold Brussels, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2013

Dear Loresere
Many thanks for your kind review of your stay with us. We are proud of our friendly, welcoming staff and the value for money we offer. As you say, a great breakfast in our lovely orangerie terrace
Looking forward to seeing you again soon

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Reviewed 20 February 2013 via mobile

An average city hotel that feels a little dated. Pros: friendly staff, convenient for EU buildings, good blackout curtains giving a dark room, reasonable buffet breakfast. Cons: wifi that wouldn't connect, continuous drone of air conditioning system, broken heater in the bedroom, shower screen that did not fit resulting in a very wet bathroom floor.

Thank Daniel U
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Leopold39, Manager at Hotel Leopold Brussels, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2013

Dear Daniel U
Thank you for your review of our hotel. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay, our great staff and superb location
I am sorry you couldn't connect to our new (and very expensive) WiFi system - a quick check with Reception would have helped you out - free wifi in the public areas and high speed professional wifi in the rooms from 3 eur
There is a 24 hour maintenance team in place, so any issue with your heater or bathroom could have been quickly fixed. Just a call to reception...
We look forward to welcoming you back to Brussels on your next visit

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Reviewed 19 February 2013

Just a stones throw from the trendy but oh so youthful Place Lux this restaurant takes you back to the 20th century - in a good way. The accomodation is fine but the lunches are excellent. Rabbit and Beef Carbonnade are great but the kidneys should be prescribed by all decent doctors! A haven from the over fussy and under done cuisine of other Brussels eateries.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Leopold39, Manager at Hotel Leopold Brussels, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2013

Dear Andrew F

Thank you for your delicious review. Glad you noticed we are not trying to be the trendiest place in town. A family run business with old-fashioned service, classical rooms and real food is what we are aiming for and judging by your comments we have succeeded

The Brasserie Leopold has a new menu for 2013 with some seasonal suggestions (for Spring) with a 2 course menu from 19.50 eur and house wine at 4 eur the glass. I am sure you won't find a better price quality elsewhere in the city

We look forward to welcoming you back next time. We have some completely renovated standard rooms and will be doing some more in July and August

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Reviewed 12 February 2013

My wife and i are just back from an enjoyable weekend break in this hotel. We saw an offer in the Times which was with AA getaway who were very helpful in finding the right times for us. The hotel is near the European Parliament and is quite expensive in the week - probably full of civil servants on expeces. However it is very good value at the weekend - we were upgraded to a junior suite - roomy and comfortable and the cost for three nights B&B with Eurostar was only £318 for the two of us. Very good range of choice -hot and cold - at breakfast and close to buses and Metro at Troon - though we walked into the centre - 20 mins - each day. Weather was good and hotel a great base to explore Brussels

Room Tip: rooms on 6th floor are very roomy and quiet
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank David B
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Leopold39, Manager at Hotel Leopold Brussels, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2013

Dear David

Thank you for your kind words about our hotel. You are correct to say weekends and holiday are the best times to stay with us as leisure clients. We have some great deals direct and through tour operators like Driveline and Railbookers if you need a Eurostar package to Brussels.
We pride ourselves on our high quality breakfast with great choices. There is even a bottle of brown sauce hidden away for our British guests

We look forward to welcoming you back

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Reviewed 3 February 2013

Stayed here for one night on business. I chose this hotel because it was only 5 minutes from where my meeting was and the price was good for a 4-star hotel, (although it turned out that city tax was not included in the price quoted by the booking engine).

The room was ok, pretty small with out-dated decor but ok for one night. The bed was comfortable and everything was clean. A loud noise started up around 10 and I could not find the source. I eventually phoned reception who came to investigate and said it was coming from the air conditioning in the room above mine and there was nothing they could do. Luckily I had earplugs with me.

The breakfast was good and staff were friendly and helpful. The hotel was quiet that night so the chef cooked to order rather than putting hot food on the buffet - I liked that effort to avoid wasting food.

Hotels in Brussels are expensive during the week and this hotel was good value compared with other hotels in Brussels although the price did reflect that the rooms are not as nice as at some other 4-star hotels.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled on business
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Thank dubbie99
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Leopold39, Manager at Hotel Leopold Brussels, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2013

Dear Dubbie99
Many thanks for your kind, thoughtful and honest review
I think you are right that we offer very good value for money. The other 4* hotels in the area are modern/new chain hotels. We are a family business that has been her for 35 years. With that comes the charm and warmth of an individual business and possibly some of the quirks of a small independent hotel !
If you book direct with us at the hotel by phone, our website booking engine or email we include city tax in the rates. The 3rd party booking websites also charge high commissions (to us) so contacting us direct will normally get you a better rate or a free upgrade at the very least
We also include breakfast in all our prices - most of the hotels in the area do not, so you need to be careful when making price comparisons
We are just completing the renovation of 5 rooms, so I hope you will be able to sample them when you come back to Brussels - hopefully you will think they are as nice as the other 4*s !

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Reviewed 27 January 2013 via mobile

Although the location is great, there are far better places around for much lower prices. I stayed here twice and both rooms and bathrooms looked old, as if not maintained for years, and thus gave a dirty impression. The decoration is old-fashioned and boring. Not at all worth the high price.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Leopold39, Manager at Hotel Leopold Brussels, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2013

Dear Evelienlode
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I am disappointed that you did not find our decor to your taste. We do have a lot of photos of the hotel as it really is on our website and facebook page so you can see before you book
We have a new Reception in place now (just finished) and 5 new rooms will be open at the end of this week. We will be renovating another 20 in the Summer - these are in a classic style so you may still find them boring !!
As for price, we know we are the best priced hotel in the European Quarter - we know we check every hour to make sure we give the best value for money. Like all businesses, prices are higher in big demand periods and lower when demand is not so great
Maybe you will be back to try our new, not so boring room decoration ?

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Address: Rue du Luxembourg 35, Ixelles, Brussels 1050, Belgium
Region: Belgium > Brussels > Ixelles
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Ixelles
#3 Romantic Hotel in Ixelles
Price Range: £58 - £199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Leopold Brussels 3.5*
Number of rooms: 107
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family run independent 4* hotel convenient for European Parliament and Brussels' historic centre. 107 rooms and suites for business and families - triples, quads and apartments for families. Excellent restaurant with local fresh cuisine. Glass-roofed inner terrace garden for meals and extensive buffet breakfast. ... more   less 
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