When I read the reviews for this hotel on here I was worried I was going to be staying in a run down prison-like nightmare!
However, when we arrived, we were greeted by a clean exterior with well kept gardens and inside there was a lovely gentleman who checked us in. He gave us a map of both the city centre and of the Metro system. He was very helpful in showing us the easiest way to get to all of the major attractions via the Metro and also told us the bus times.
I opened our room door to find a well laid out room which was by no means too small. Everything was very clean and there was a reasonably large television, hair dryer and trouser press. The bathroom was a good size and the shower was brilliant.
Our towels were changed every day and we they also refilled our coffee, tea, sugar and milk.
Even with the window open, there was no traffic noise or anything and the other guests were mostly professionals and were well behaved.
The view from the hotel is lovely as it looks out over the Atomium (a must see in Brussels).
The only negative thing I have to say about this Holiday Inn is that it is approximately a 20 minute drive from the centre and Taxi's are very expensive. It cost us around 26 Euros to get a taxi back at night. The Metro is cheap but if you don't speak French, it can be hard to work out.
I think the people who have left bad reviews for this hotel are obviously used to much more expensive hotels where you have four-poster beds and a Jacuzzi. They obviously have nothing better to do than write bad reviews unnecessarily.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Alliance Hotel Brussels Expo enjoys a prime location within walking distance from Brussels Expo, the international Brussels Fair and Exhibition Centre. Only at 100m from the Atomium and the Bruparck, the Alliance Hotel Brussels Expo is connected with a direct metro line to Brussels City Centre and only at 30min driving distance from Brussels Airport in Zaventem.The Alliance Hotel Brussels Expo is a high-speed internet hot-spot with wireless Internet on all floors and offers a 24-hours Business Corner.Travelers will find close access to companies such as Procter and Gamble, UZ Brussel, Douwe Egberts (Sara Lee), the BDC and Trade Mart.The Alliance Hotel Brussels Expo, surrounded by a private garden with a terrace open in summer, offers 79 cozy rooms with all amenities.In the morning, the hotel restaurant welcomes you with a delicious breakfast buffet, and offers you a traditional Belgian cuisine for lunch and dinner. A parking will accommodate all visitors. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Garden Court Hotel Brussels
- Holiday Inn Brussels