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“Short trip in Brussels” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Marriott Executive Apartments Brussels, European Quarter

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Marriott Executive Apartments Brussels, European Quarter
Ranked #10 of 16 Hotels in Ixelles
Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Short trip in Brussels”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013

We stayed for a week at the Marriott executive apartments the 3rd week of September 2012. From the airport, we took the airport line bus #12 to hotel. Cost is $3.50 (euro) one-way. It was very easy to use. When you check in at the hotel, you have to go to the Renaissance hotel next door. Our room was very spacious; it has a small living room and kitchen so we were able to buy groceries at a small supermarket called Shop & Go on Rue d’arlon street that is close by. Also, there is a good Gryo fast food restaurant called the Kabob House that is across the street and is open late if you want a late bite to eat. The work out facility is downstairs and is owned by another company but is free use if you are staying at the executive apartments or the Renaissance.

We took the metro station Trone to the Grand Place. It about a 10 min walk to the station from the hotel. Beware of pickpockets when riding the metro trains or in the terminals. On our first day, we had pair of guys in business suits that try to open my backpack in the morning while we were riding the train. These guys are slick, I was standing in the train since there were no seats available, two guys that look like business men entered the train and one was stand next to me pretending to read a newspaper and the other guy was in front of me with is back turned. After a few minutes, my wife saw the guy (the one reading the newspaper) had one hand already in one of my backpack pockets and grab his hand and said “honey” loud and then whispered to me that he is trying to pick picket me and when I turned around, he and his counterpart were gone and they just got off the next stop. They timed it perfectly when they try to pick pocket, when it get close to the next stop they will try to get something or if they get caught they have a easy was to escape. Later in the evening (going back to the hotel) waiting for train, we had a pair of young girls getting a little too close to us on the train platform and also when we entered the train. My wife told one of the girls to back off and they realized that we were on to them and they whispered something to each other and got off the next stop.

I notice there is a network of them around and at the metro stations and they use their cell phones to communicate to each other on who pickpocket. So be aware of your surroundings and if someone is really close to you, be alert.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013

I stayed with my extended family, we had 4 x 1 bedroom apartments, for 5 adults, 4 children. Possibly not the cheapest way to do it, but that was the best way to split up the family. 2 of the apartments were interconnecting, and the other two just down the hall. Our two biggest gripes would be the lack of cooking facilities, but then we were cooking for 9 people. The kitchens were small and the pots and pans etc were limited, but this is what we found everywhere. The other other gripe would be the noise, no doubt we annoyed people with kids running between rooms at 8am and 9pm. But other rooms were doing similar around 1am which was not appreciated when it woke us up. Otherwise the location is fantastic, close to the bus stop, and an easy walk to Grand Place. There are a number of restaurants nearby also. Breakfast at the hotel had a fantastic range, although most of the fruit didn't seem to be fresh. The hot chocolates weren't the best but they certainly bad for Belgium. Definitely recommend for people wanting more space, but hotel facilities as well (the Marriott hotel is next door and you can use it).

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Phoenix, Arizona
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47 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013

We stayed here for 6 nights & really enjoyed the fact that you have a kitchen & use of a washer/dryer. We had free bfast in the lounge at the renaissance w my husbands platinum level, have to say after a few days the bfast wasent so good, they serve the same thing every morning. It would be nice if they changed things out a little. We also found a little kabob place right across the street that was sooooo good, you must try their food when you stay at the marriott. We also loved the fact that you could walk to the metro in less than 10 minutes & the train station was a 5 minute walk, very easy to get around to different towns from there. We went to paris, brugge, ghent & leuven.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Basel, Switzerland
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2013

Nice spacious, good with small baby who wants to walk around.breakfast was nice.

The carpet were not that clean, I found bunch of hairs here and there.
The electric gas was too fancy to use, you need to put a pan on the burner then only it will work. No manual for the gas .
The entrance you will find no one and wonder where the reception is, guess what you need to walk back to the renaissance hotel , that's where the reception is. I spent 15 minutes where the reception was, stupid enough not to put a board when you cross renaissance hotel,that "check in here at mariott apartments". Can save a lot of time for traveller.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank HappyFeet D
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Charlotte, NC
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013 via mobile

My family of 3 stayed here for 3 days in August. The room is perfect if you want to save some $$. There is a market 1 block away for supplies.

The internet is a bit pricey, and the TV controls clunky, but not bad. You can use the pool & gym next door and try their restaurant.

There are washers & dryers conveniently located in the building. The area was very quiet while we were there but suspect it is busier usually. Tourist areas were reasonably close.

The building was safe & quiet, but some areas close by looked a bit questionable.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

The staff were exceptional! They really went out of their way to make our stay as pleasant as possible. We had access to the club lounge in the Renaissance hotel and enjoyed high quality drinks and nibbles, computer access and newspapers every evening. The rooms were not cleaned daily but housekeeping was always available when needed. Highly recommended hotel, certainly worthy of its 4 star rating. The hotel is a very short walk from a train station and also from the metro station so very conveniently located. Swimming pool was lovely too.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank teamg2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2013

After a week-long business conference in Köln my daughter, wife and I stayed here for two nights before spending two weeks in Paris. It was a great stopover place because unlike the hotels we stayed at on either side of this, we could put our daughter in the living room and have some privacy; we had access to the Renaissance pool; and the laundry facilities were free. Overall it worked out very well for us.

Why not five stars? Well, details really: the check-in / check-out process was a bit awkward, being in the hotel next door; using the pool at the Renaissance involved walking outside and going in the front revolving door of the hotel; the location, while actually pretty decent, was pretty difficult to find. It's super handy to the European parliament but a substantial walk to the main parts of the city, and nearest metro stations are far enough that we ended up just walking everywhere.

Those are pretty minor details, which are more than made up for by its positives. Brussels is a very walkable city, and this neighborhood is certainly nicer than others. The staff were very friendly, and when our room wasn't ready at our check-in time, they gave us free drinks at the bar while we waited for it to be prepared.

All in all, I'd stay here the next time we come to Brussels, especially at the great price we got.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank tom l
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Property: Marriott Executive Apartments Brussels, European Quarter
Address: Rue du Parnasse 15, Ixelles, Brussels 1050, Belgium
Region: Belgium > Brussels > Ixelles
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Ixelles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Marriott Executive Apartments Brussels, European Quarter 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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