There are many disadvantages of this hotel, but in the most important issues this is the hotel one just needs while in Brussels.
The location is perfect, less than 15 minutes walk from the central train station (not 5, as stated on the hotel's website), and same distance from the historical city centre.
The rooms are clean, but very small, equipped just with bed, small table, small place for clothes and a plasma TV. No minibar, no space to stretch your legs, not even pictures on the walls.
It's the same with the bathroom: just small shower tub, basic necessities like hair dryer, shower gels and shampoos, few towels and that's it.
But, for a business or quick leisure trip actually you don't need too much more for the price offered (truly budget hotel).
The wi fi is good (and free), even for video Skype.
The real problems are noise (it's extremely noisy street in front), poor wall isolation between rooms, and poor, poor breakfast (actually I skipped it every day, the choice was so uninspiring). The shower tubs apparently in most of the rooms are in poor condition, so don't be surprised if the tub door stays in your hands.
The staff are helpful but not very enthusiastic (again, who actually cares?). Nearby there are lot of bistros, bars, and restaurants, which only add to the hotel's experience. The small garden in the back is simply lovely.
Generally, I think it's worth of the price.
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- Also Known As:
- Du Congres Hotel
- Du Congres Brussels