I actually joined Tripadvisor in order to review SHS back in February
Let me reiterate: the reason I'm even on this site is that I was so impressed with this hotel that I had to let other people know.
Since then, my family and I have stayed two more times, and I've found even more things to recommend about this place.
It's just a five-minute (or less, if you don't have small children, like I do) walk to stops for the 92, 94, and 97 trams. The 92 and 97 take you to Wolvendael, which is a huge park and has a great playground. The 97 takes you to Forest Centre, which also has a great playground. The 97 also takes you to a Carrefour market, so if you don't like the small grocery stores nearby or the Delhaize two tram stops away, here's another sizable grocery store nearby.
The convenience of SHS is off the charts: the trams are convenient and timely and take you to the metro (the Louisa stop is one stop away, and you can get the metro there to or from the airport very easily) or key bus stops, the neighborhood is safe and friendly, there are two pharmacies within five minutes on foot (one is only two doors away), two Carrefour express markets within five minutes on foot (one of them has a semi-post office, which is the only thing like a post office I ever found in Brussels), and then that big Delhaize I mentioned just two tram stops away.
And as other people have said, the service here is outstanding--don't be alarmed by the lack of a conventional welcome desk! The cleaning/maintenance guy doesn't speak English but is incredibly friendly and helpful, and Laurent is multilingual and extremely sensitive to the needs of the people who stay here.
I'm so pleased to see that SHS has won a Tripadvisor award for being the best low-cost hotel in the area. It absolutely deserves the award, and frankly, I'm not sure how the other hotels nearby can stay in business.
We're already looking forward to our fourth stay. Don't hesitate to book your first.
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