This long stay flathotel's bonus is the location in a nice are of Ixelles, close to Fernand Cocq square with a lot of nice café's and restaurants. Flageyplein is also in walking distance and adds an additional option for a night out or a nice dinner.
The nice neighbourhoods of Ixelles and Louizalaan/Kasteleinsstraat areas are close by and recommended areas in greater Brussels. However, this being said, the connection to other parts of the city are rather poor. The EU quarter is a longer (although pleasant) walk, the city centre is rather poorly served with an always crowded and delayed bus service nr 71.
Underground system access is also a longer and rather steep walk or a complicated wait and transfer with bus or tram. Therefore, if easy access to Zuidstation, the city centre or the EU area is important to you, this hotel is not recommended.
Except the location, the positive aspect of this hotel is its rather new condition with cleaning being very professionally done. Toilets, surfaces and towels are all clean and in good shape. Only points of criticism may be the rather dusty air, bed sheets and the sofa, although this might be generally acceptable. If you're an asthmatic you might not be too pleased though.
One major down point is the bureaucratic handling of internet passwords. A password is handed out per device, not per person. This means that in these modern times only your laptop computer, for example, will be connected to the internet, not your smartphone or your ipad. Do not make the mistake of accidentally using your password for your phone and then trying to access the internet on your computer. The front desk will only offer you a new password for a ridiculous amount of money. For people being away from home and searching for a job or long-term apartment internet access is particularly important and therefore this aspect should be considered. Also, the fact that any customer can use McDonald's or Starbucks wifi as much as he likes, makes this strict one password regime look rather petty. Otherwise, service and staff are competent, friendly and efficient.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally located in a green and quiet setting and yet very close to Avenue Louise – fine restaurants, trendy bars and fashionable boutiques – AXL Flathotel offers a wide choice of studios, flats and apartments (from 25 sqm to 90 sqm) fully equipped and designed to make your stay enjoyable, with reduced prices for stays of longer duration.For one night, a few days or several months, enjoy the comfort of our apartments. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- A-XL Flathotel Brussels, Belgium