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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Downtown-BXL

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Downtown-BXL
Ranked #21 of 208 Brussels B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“A must stay b and b!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

We recently stayed at this BandB for one night while passing through back to Paris. What an outstanding, charming and comfortable property! The rooms are well appointed and the staff extraordinarily helpful and friendly. The breakfast in the morning was beyond filling and delicious. I highly recommend this property if you're spending any amount of time in Brussels. One word of warning: there is no elevator, but the staff will help you with your bags to the rooms.

Room Tip: The higher rooms offer great views of the street below.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014

We loved this B&B. The location is perfect. We were able to walk anywhere we wanted. The neighborhood is very fun. The inn itself is very clean and well-kept. We had a private kitchen area for tea/coffee on our floor. We also were served great breakfasts: tea/coffee/breads/cheese/yogurt/eggs/ham/jams/etc. Everything was great.

We also thought Theo was extremely kind and helpful. He made great suggestions, called a taxi for us for the airport, etc. We ate at four restaurants that Theo recommended and all were fabulous: If you like Ethiopian, try Kobok. If you want great pasta nearby, try La Cavena. Bij Den Boer and Tavern Passage were great for Belgian food.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014

As a young couple, we often look for somewhere which is cost-effective but provides that little bit of chic which makes a holiday special and this place ticks all boxes. The rooms are spacious, beds are comfy and the staff are more than friendly. The breakfast definitely fills a hole and provides a wide range from boiled eggs, yoghurts, cold meats, cereal... i would definitely recommend this place if not for the rooms then for the bar located about 2 houses down but be wary of the stairs if you've had a few!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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89 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

We stayed 2 nights in Brussels over NYE's and really loved this place. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful and where always willing to help us out with a smile on their face. The location couldn't get any better really. Right in the centre and a stone's throw away from the Grand Place, Manneken Pis, restaurants, bars and anything else you need really. The breakfast is delicious and fresh and served in a very personal area on the first floor. The room was absolutely spotless, beautifully decorated and the bed was VERY comfortable. (this is extremely important in my books). I was surprised with some of the comments i read previously that mentioned that the B&B is in a noisy neighborhood. Not at all I must say! We had a great sleep for both nights of our stay including NYE when everyone is out on the streets until the early hours. The only down side to the B&B was that we stayed on the 4th floor which meant I had to carry some heavy suitcases up and down a lot of narrow and steep steps. Quite tiring to say the least but worth the small hassle. Probably not the best for someone who has a bad back but a great little workout for everyone else. (To be fair here, we were warned by the hosts about this so it did not come as a surprise to me).

For a big city like Brussels this is a little gem and great value for money. Would recommend this place to anyone going to Brussels for a short break!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2013

Right next to Moeder Lambic, one of the best bars in the area. Very helpful staff, who helped direct us to the B&B when we got a bit lost on the way there (in excellent English).

BEAUTIFUL rooms - really stunning, great design-aware trendy boutique style, and even champagne glasses and a corkscrew available in the room for late night drinking :-)

We were in the attic suite which was amazing, really beautiful and nice to have a sitting room to spread out the maps when planning the day.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

We stayed here as part of my husband's surprise 40th birthday celebrations. It was absolutely perfect - a brilliant central location, welcoming hosts, delicious breakfast, a beautiful building, spotless rooms and excellent value for money.
The building is full of character and a truly awe-inspiring staircase! We had the duplex apartment on the 5th floor, which wasn't a problem for us - but it's worth requesting a room on the lower floors if you have difficulty with stairs, as they're very narrow and steep.
It was quiet, cosy and very relaxing - the perfect place to unwind after a busy day enjoying the sights of Brussels.
Thank you to Theo et al for your wonderful hospitality and a truly memorable place to stay for a celebratory weekend.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Huntington Beach, California
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193 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013

We stayed two nights in Brussels and enjoyed our stay here. The hosts are fantastic; David greeted us and showed us to our room and Theo served breakfast with a smile and so much energy and chatter. We enjoyed it so much and the food was fantastic; juice,bread croissants, jam and butter, ham and cheese, yogurt and an egg; soft, medium or hard cooked. The coffee was fresh from the expresso machine to your order and more than one cup if you wanted. The room was large with a chair and small settee, large french windows that are sound proof if you want to keep them closed. Even though the street can be noisy below, we slept with the windows open without a bother. The bathroom was nice and very adequate although the shower is small. The stairs are steep so we got good excerise. The location is excellent we walked to all the sites we visited, restaurants and the main square is so near. Great stay.

Room Tip: I'm not sure but I think the rooms are basically the except for the amount of stairs to climb.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Downtown-BXL
Address: Rue du Marche au Charbon 118, Brussels 1000, Belgium
Region: Belgium > Brussels
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Ranked #21 of 208 B&Bs / Inns in Brussels
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Number of rooms: 3
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