Stayed here in December by myself. I booked a special rate through their website but was unaware that meant I would a dark dingy little room. I was on the first floor in room 103 but the way the room was decorated made me feel like I was in the basement. The brown theme of the rooms looks like its from the 70's. I was also given a single bed after requesting a double bed (I am 6'5) and they would not change my room unless I paid more money. The walls were very thin and every time someone walked by in the hall it made my door move which made me think someone was trying to get in. Also the heat is only controlled by the front desk so if you want it on of off or adjusted you can to call them every time. The wifi is 5 euros a day which is absurd in 2013 especially since it is free in the lobby and you can pick it up from your room if you are on a low floor. I also had a friend come visit me (at 3 in the afternoon) and he was questioned by the front desk and asked repeatedly if he was spending the night and what was the purpose of his visit. They then demanded a copy of his ID to make a copy for their records. That made me really angry. I would never even consider staying here again, there are better places that give you more for the "low price".
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At the heart of Brussels! Situated in the historic centre of Brussels, Hotel Alma is 5 minutes' walk away from the Gare Centrale and public transport (tram, bus, metro). This makes it very easy for you to get to the heart of the European quarter or to the Atomium. Just leave Hotel Alma to find your happiness, whatever it may be: a nice little café or a Michelin starred restaurant, trendy bars and old bistros, Belgian beers, exhibitions, stately homes and quarters. Even if you're on a tight schedule, you'll have time to see all the sights that can't be missed: our Grand Place, so beautiful it will take your breath away (+/- 200m away), Manneken Pis (+/- 500m), Brussels' most international "Kets" and the superb Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert (+/- 500m away). Just a few steps away there is also the museum quarter and the Sablon, a square full of trendy bars, exclusive boutiques and experts in everything from chocolate to antiques. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Alma Grand Palace Brussels
- Hotel Alma Grand Palace