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Best Western Hotel Royal Centre
Ranked #86 of 198 Hotels in Brussels
Reviewed 21 July 2011

We were given a twin room, although we reserved a double. The beds were old and uncomfortable. There was no safe. We couldn't understand how this is a four star hotel.

Breakfast is cramped - there simply isn't enough space and we had to queue for a table one day. Although when you get through, it is a good spread and worth the price. Free wireless internet access is a big bonus.

The hotel is very dated, although everything works. However, lots of things in Brussels are like this. It's away from the city centre proper, with about a ten minute walk to the sights of interest, and places to eat. You have that feeling of being slightly on the edge of the city, with quite a few surrounding office blocks now vacant. However, it's only a few minutes to walk to the Botanique metro station. Buy a travel card and it's the best way to get around. The metro was easier to use, and much more frequent, than the Lonely Planet would have you believe. Overnight car parking is very expensive in Brussels.

The staff were very helpful, which was one small bonus. We got a good late rate on the room, which offset most of our woes, but would have been unhappy if we had paid full price.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 June 2011

Very good hotel, the staff was friendly and very helpfull. The hotel is close to the city center so it is very easy to walk to all the maine turist attractions and to the shops :)
It is also close to a train station and metro. I recomend to everybody that they take the train to Brugge and spend a day there, it takes about one hour by train to go there and it is a beutiful little town.
And one other thing we arrived very late and there was only one restaurant near the hotel that was open, it was not a very good one, it was ok but I kind of regretted not buying something to eat at the airport.
Dont forget to go see Manneken Pis... especially if you are travelling with children

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 June 2011

This was a very nice hotel, in a very quiet business area, but walking distance to everything. There is also a tram line that stops right in front of the hotel....my only problem was the mattresses, very soft....

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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 May 2011

The hotel is loacated on the north of the historical city of Brussels. There is a metro station nearby, though. The only problem is the case where you 'll like to spend some time in Brussels after midnight where the metro is out of service. But, even in that case the distances are in walking range.
It has excellent service, with very good breakfast. The accomodation is new. Sheets and towels are fresh and soft every day in order to provide you a perfect sleep.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 May 2011

Having read the previous reviews I did not expect that much of the hotel and was pleasantly surprised. Very helpful and friendly staff, very cosy rooms with comfirtable beds, clean and comfortable bathrooms and utterly delicious breakfast. I would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone and I will look closer at Best Western hotels when chosing a place for my future trips

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 May 2011

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Hotel's good price/quality relation. Nice bathrooms. Confortable bed.

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A bit small rooms for a 4 stars hotel, altough the space is well organized. Small breakfast room. Breakfast OK, but could be better in a 4 stars hotel. A bit far from the center, although walkable.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 April 2011

We had a great time in Brussels, the hotel is very nice, room was comfortable, bathroom clean, breakfast buffet delicious. The location of the hotel is close to Grand Place and all the bars and restaurants.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Best Western Hotel Royal Centre

Address: Rue Royale 160 | Brussels, Brussels 1000, Belgium (Formerly President Centre Hotel)
Region: Belgium > Brussels
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #86 of 198 Hotels in Brussels
Price Range: £52 - £159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Hotel Royal Centre 3*
Number of rooms: 73
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As the name suggests, the Best Western Royal Centre Hotel is located in the heart of Brussels. It is ideal for both business or pleasure with the Royal Palace and Grand Place just a short pleasant stroll from the hotel. The European Parliament district just a few stops by metro. Walking distance to boutiques at fashionable Rue de Namur and Boulevard de Waterloo. The very professional and welcoming staff will help to make your stay more than enjoyable and are ready to answer all guest's enquiries. A warm welcome in a haven of peace and elegance. ... more   less 
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