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Scandic Hotel Grand Place
Ranked #110 of 198 Hotels in Brussels
New York City, New York
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good value, decent hotel”
Reviewed 23 August 2014

The price was right! Lobby is nice and well-appointed. Staff was relatively new and didn't have the best suggestions on where to go for a meal, but they were extremely friendly and helpful when they could. The rooms are the smallest I have ever seen! Two twin beds and barely room to move around. Beds were surprisingly comfortable- like large featherbeds that you practically sank into. Bathroom was "big" in comparison to the room size. Room had little to no natural light as it was facing a small courtyard, though this was not a significant issue since we spent very little time in the room. While the hotel itself was quiet, the noise from the room next door could be heard through the connecting door. One drawback- no safe!!! Had to carry my passport and valuables with me around Brussels.

The best aspect to this hotel was the location- walking distance to great restaurants, the gallerie shops, and Grand Place (my favorite spot in Brussels). I arrived at this hotel 45 minutes after getting off my flight- this includes time spent finding the train station in the airport and walking to the hotel. Very convenient!

Room Tip: Try and get a room that faces OUT rather than into a small courtyard
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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labellaroma
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2014

Was a bit worried after several negative comments but the location is perfect, room was lovely and clean, well appointed and he staff were amazingly helpful. A great short stay in Brussells. Highly recommended

  • Stayed April 2014
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Wellington, Florida
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2014

This hotel is in downtown close to all the sites and is an easy walk from the train station. The hotel lobby was a little worn down, but room was clean and neat, with air conditioning. The breakfast buffet was wonderful with many organic options.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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Warsaw
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2014

The great advantage of this hotel is its location – walking distance (5-7 minutes) to the Central Railway Station, metro and Grand Place = 2 minutes walk to the bus stop going directly to the Luxembourg Square (European Parliament).
The hotel is organized in the typical Scandic Hotels style – i.e. wooden floors, eco bins (to sort litters), big containers for shampoo and shower gel in the bathroom, no small containers during the breakfast (as in many hotels it happens in the case of butter, jam).
The size of the rooms is OK. Majority of rooms are dark – windows facing either the wall of neighboring house (which is very close) or internal patio. In the room you will find complimentary bottle of water and some other soft drinks, snacks, sandwiches can be purchased in the small shop next to the reception (this is also typical for Scandic hotels). There is also restaurant on the ground level + big screen TV (popular to watch football together with other guests)..
Internet is free (basic speed) what is enough to read mailbox, news etc. etc. As I know the high speed Internet is also available – but paid. There is also computer + printer available for guests (free of charge).
Breakfast is OK, some hot dishes (scrambled egs, bacon, beans, mushrooms) +very good selection of cold dishes (various types of cheeses, sausages, jams, breads – in each case at least few types).

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 August 2014

We had already stayed at the Scandic Hotel in Rovaniemi, Finland and found it excellent which was one of the reasons we chose to stay at the Scandic in Brussels at the end of July. We found it to be very good, especially the location, service and food. It does what it says on the label, so if you expect incredible luxury, you will be disappointed, as the Scandic offers practical, very satisfactory Scandinavian style hotels. The personnel deserve a special mention, as they were all extremely helpful and very courteous. We had a very pleasant stay and would willingly return another time.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sollentuna, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2014

The hotel is very well located very close to Grand Place and the Central station. The rooms were clean and fairly spacious and a big plus was the environmental aspect. You could save your towel for the next day and the soap was in containers, which saves money and makes a less harmful impact on the environment. The staff was friendly and all in all it was priceworthy. The only downside was the rather poor range of choices at breakfast.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Abu Dhabi
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2014

This is far from what you would expect from a 4-star hotel. Room was small, dull and not so clean. There was none of the usual "freebies" in the bathroom - If you needed a toothbrush, you had to buy it at reception. The view from the room was of the three internal walls of the courtyard. There was no safe in the room. There was no kettle or anything to prepare drinks. The wifi required a new lengthy password every day - you had to type it in every time you opened the computer. Wifi strength poor. Would definitely not recommend this hotel to anyone.

Room Tip: Ask for tea-making facilities, a safe and and free toiletries.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Property: Scandic Hotel Grand Place
Address: Rue d'Arenberg 18 | Arenbergstraat, Brussels, Brussels 1000, Belgium
Region: Belgium > Brussels
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#57 Luxury Hotel in Brussels
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Scandic Hotel Grand Place 4*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With its central location in Brussels, hotel Scandic Grand Place is your perfect choice when visiting this charming Belgian capital city. Within walking distance from the hotel you'll find many of Brussel's prominent tourist attractions and a vibrant city life. Scandic Grand Place is situated a 5 minute walk from Brussel's central station, and a quick walk from the famous Manneken Pis, great shopping areas, restaurants, bars, cathedrals and museums. ... more   less 
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