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Hotel Argus Brussels
Ranked #10 of 16 Hotels in Ixelles
Madrid, Spain
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Bad experience, unprofessional staff, overrated”
Reviewed 18 November 2013

The only thing I can highlight is the location and an acceptable breakfast. Very bad experience in Argus Hotel. Old building and rooms, not really clean. Wi-Fi did not work at my room (14). Asking about this to the recepcionist, his solution was "look for the modem and reboot it, should be one in your floor". By the end of my stay, I complained about it to the manager and his answer was even better: "Wi-Fi is a gift and don´t you ever have problems at home?" Extremely rude guy. To conclude the bad experience, he didn´t know that I had already paid a non-refundable amount to budgetplaces and he wanted to charge the whole rate.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

I have to write Argus Hotel experience again since I can't get enough of the excellent treatment I had for the second time. I rate this hotel 5 stars for location, affordability, cleanliness, super friendly staff, free wifi,
and great breakfast. It is very accessible to Louiza Metro that takes you anywhere. There will be a shopping mall coming up near the hotel, this will even make the hotel stay very convenient to everything. C'est bon.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

I stay at the Argus whenever I am in Brussels for work. It is a simple budget hotel. But there are lots of bad overpriced budget hotels in Brussels, so the Argus is a pleasant surprise. It is really clean and friendly. The bedclothes are lovely crisp and white and and the bathrooms are small but have great showers. Any of the rooms I've stayed in Have been spacious and have a little kettle and tea & coffee. (sometimes missing in budget hotels.)

It is outside the centre but near the interesting Ixellle area and only a 20 min walk to town. It's also really close to Metro stop Louise. Recommended for those on a budget, and even those who are not. Spend your money on chocolate instead!

  • Stayed October 2013
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2 Thank Sineadh2o
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Trosa, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2013

I do not remember when I first time stayed at Argus, but when I now have returned for three nights it was as good as before. Good location close to the Metro line 2 and 6. Enough breakfast downstairs and free wifi in the rooms make the stay perfect if you are in Brussels for work. Before the restaurants at rue Jourdan was temptating, but this time the nice girl at the reception recommended the area around place Bonaface, a suggestion I followed not only one evening, but twice. The restaurants there seem to be the natural meeting place for the locals. You find italian, asian, greek and belgian food.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 30 March 2013

Stuff helpful parcking close and staff not on the street. Room nice location basic but clean can be a biy noisy from people walking by of a night time but was fine for me and wee had a nicr stay I would not stay there too long one night stop over was fine was us

  • Stayed March 2013
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Prevessin Moens, France
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 27 March 2013

I stayed at the Hotel Argus for one night on a business trip. The place is comfortable, although a bit labyrinthine, and the staff is very friendly. The room was a bit dated and essential, but clean and well kept. Healthy breakfast with fresh croissants and preserves. Well located in walking distance to metro stations and close enough to train stations. Many restaurants and brasseries in the surrounding area. All in all very good value for money.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 17 March 2013

we stayed at Argus hotel in Brussels, Sept 2012 and had a very wonderful experience. The super friendly staff, the location and price are excellent. The manager went the extra mile to make sure our needs were met, he provided information on places to see, metro route, cab to airport at discount rate and overall comfort in our room.
This is our second stay and we highly recommend this hotel. The staff ensures we have breakfast even though we are late. I rate this hotel 5 star for value, cleanliness, service and location. What's not to love? Argus is number 1 in my book.
j and j

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Argus Brussels
Address: Rue Capitaine Crespel 6, Ixelles, Brussels 1050, Belgium
Region: Belgium > Brussels > Ixelles
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #10 of 16 Hotels in Ixelles
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Argus Brussels 3*
Number of rooms: 41
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