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Esperance
Ranked #61 of 200 Hotels in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Very helpful staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2012

I can't praise this hotel enough! We arrived at 12 and the staff let us check into our room even though we were 3 hours early. The staff couldn't have been more helpful. The room we stayed in(red room) was spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated. We would definitely stay here again. Thank you hotel Esperance you made our stay in Brussels a perfect one

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank NeilsandLouise
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2012

I got back from a two night stay in Brussels yesterday and we loved it, the hotel was lovely, the rooms were very nice with modern twist that looks even better in the flesh than the photos. I travelled with my wife, 5 month old daughter and my parents and we had two superior rooms on the second floor. The staff were very friendly and couldn't do enough for us.

I have to be honest i had read some reviews on here and the two complaints I read were about no shower curtains and steep stairs, IGNORE them, the bathrooms are wet rooms so what do you need a shower curtain for, and yes there are steep stairs but your in an old building what do you expect your probably only going up them once a day anyway.

The location is perfect its close to every major land mark and is a 10 minute walk from grand place which is beautiful. there is a metro station 3 minutes walk in almost every direction and your four stops from brussels midi where you get the Eurostar, which i will add is very poorly sign posted in the metro stations and we had a nightmare getting to the right platforms.

The Hotel is a real gem and we will be back, we highly recommend.

Room Tip: get a superior room there worth it.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DunstableRyno
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2012

Just come back from a couple of nights. We were in the blue room which was very nice - basic but chic. It was 2 simple things - easily replacable which let it down - the shower curtain and the towels. The stairs were tricky especially with luggage but we knew about that. I would go back as it;s a great location, good value for money and nice helpful staff.

Room Tip: No higher than floors 1 or 2 as there;s no lift.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Charles S
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Burnley
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72 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2012

The 1920's decor of the reception and bar area is perfectly intact and the rooms have been modernised to a good standard. We stayed in room 5 (the blue room) which was chic, comfortable, light and airy. Staff are attentive and friendly and the breakfast is good and plentiful.

This little hotel is a hidden gem in the heart of Brussels, just off the beaten track but only 10 mins walk from the Gare de Nord, 2 mins from the nearest Metro station and 10 mins to the Grand Place market square. It's difficult not to find good food and beer in Brussels, and within a stones throw of Esperance you will be spoilt for choice with places to while away the evenings.

Just as a warning though, the bells of Notre-Dame Du Finistere don't ring through the night, but expect to be woken at 7am with a melodic 90 second chime.... that being said I wouldn't think twice about staying here again.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank stumblebee
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2012

Location is perfect. Good place to stay, affordable and good quality. The rooms are nice. Well decorated. Felt at home. Sleeping on the top floor, the nearby bell tower was a bit loud, recommend to close the windows if you want to sleep in late..

(I forgot an item and it was promptly sent to my address, great service!)

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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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Thank Jaap_den_Dulk
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Ottawa
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20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2012

We only had one night in Brussels before traveling in Belgium. Esperance hotel was set in a great location with easy walking to the Grand Place and other sites. The little tavern below the hotel is comfortable and nice, with good beer of course. The room was pleasant, very clean and had a fantastic bed. We love nice showers and our room had an excellent one. A definitely nice place to stay.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JosephandLianne
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Sweden
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2012

This small lovely hotel in the centre of Brussels is a place I would definitely return to if in Brussels on another occasion. This is a great place to stay, two minutes from the pedestrian shopping street and with very good service.
There are one or two minor flaws though.
We would have appreciated a shower curtain (not just a glass wall )between the room and the shower. A few hooks would also have been a good idea in the bathroom, to use when hanging towels.
I also think guests, at least on the top floors, would have enoyed a lift; the stairs were quite steep and narrow.

Room Tip: Be aware of there being steep stairs and no lift.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Esperance
Address: Rue du Finistere 1-3 | Brussels, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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Region: Belgium > Brussels
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#17 Best Value Hotel in Brussels
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Esperance 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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