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“excellent place for coctails and good wines and to enjoy lovely terrace in the heart of Brussels”
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The Dominican
Ranked #18 of 199 Hotels in Brussels
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Brussels, Belgium
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5 reviews
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“excellent place for coctails and good wines and to enjoy lovely terrace in the heart of Brussels”
Reviewed 2 June 2012

I haven't stayed in the hotel, but the restaurant and terrace of the hotel are just hidden treasures in the beautiful centre of Brussels./ Highly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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thedominican9, Director of Sales at The Dominican, responded to this review, 3 June 2012
Dear,
Many thanks for your lovely recommendation!
Enjoy our terrace in summertime,
Gilles Devos.
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Reviewed 31 May 2012

The Dominican is a beautiful hotel a very short walk from the tourist attractions in Brussels. The room was chic and very comfortable. We walked to the hotel from the central train station based on other reviewers recommendations. I don't think I would recommend this to others if you have big bags like we did. It was not fun. We were only in brussels for one day, if we ever make it back we will stay here again. We did not eat the breakfast because it was outrageously priced, maybe it is amazing but I couldn't pay >20 euros per person for breakfast.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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thedominican9, Director of Sales at The Dominican, responded to this review, 3 June 2012
Dear guest,
Thank you for having taken the time to nicely recommend The Dominican to the world!
A true pity you've been with us for only a day.
The longer you stay, the more The Dominican experience grows on you...
Warm regards,
Gilles Devos.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 May 2012

First impressions when you walk in are very good. Beautiful serene lounge areas with attentive staff behind reception. The bar and outside courtyard aare kept to an immaculate standard and the food is very nice too. The rooms although reasonable size and are in a boutique style are probably not as amazing as the first impressions given by the impressive entrance to the hotel but are well equipped and comfortable. Listen people this is a very nice hotel and i would stay again definitely but be aware that its not cheap and if youre driving parking is a problem.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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thedominican9, Director of Sales at The Dominican, responded to this review, 3 June 2012
Dear Mark,
Many thanks for your honesty!
I appreciate your efforts to write things down.
About the parking... 2 public parkings are within close walking distance:
1) Parking Ecuyer
2) Parking Monnaie
I hope this information will be helpful for your next stay with us.
Best regards,
Gilles Devos.
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madrid
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Reviewed 29 May 2012

There are very few redeeming features about Brussels - it's basically a grey, drab concrete European city with one impressive square and one nice arcade. Tourism is basically on a budget so it's hard to well unless you want moules/frites. But all that aside. the Dominican transports you to another place: a clean, modern, a uber-cool building in the centre of town.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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thedominican9, Director of Sales at The Dominican, responded to this review, 3 June 2012
Woaw, sounds like The Dominican 'makes' Brussels!
Many thanks for such a flattering compliment.
Please spread the word,
Gilles Devos.
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Halle
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Reviewed 29 May 2012

I didn't stay here ( bit too expensive ) but do come in and check out their nice coctail bar. An excellent place to start of finish your evening diner.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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thedominican9, Director of Sales at The Dominican, responded to this review, 3 June 2012
Dear Yves,
I am happy to learn about your kindest appreciation for our Lounge Bar!
As you say it beautifully, we do our utmost to serve in style.
Thank you,
Gilles Devos.
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Nice, France
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Reviewed 28 May 2012

First things first.. I live in Brussels, so don't stay in the hotel's here alot. When people visit me though whether it be for business or pleasure there are only a couple of places I recommend that they stay, and The Dominican is always top of the list.

It has class, style, identity, location, cocktails, space.. everything you need. For the price and location it's my top pick in Brussels.

Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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thedominican9, Director of Sales at The Dominican, responded to this review, 3 June 2012
Dear,
I am speechless!
Really!
A million thanks,
Gilles Devos.
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Luxembourg
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Reviewed 28 May 2012

A really great hotel at a great location. Nice patio terrasse providing you with a haven of freedom in the center of the city.

A few bemols however :

Some people were reporting that the Internet connection was very slow. I can confirm that and this is the case as much for the wifi as for their connected computers in the lobby. It was so slow that it was unusable up to the point that I would say they have no Internet connection.

Getting out of the lift, they could have signs on the wall showing you in which direction you have to go for your room number, which is a standard at many hotels.

For whatever reason, the sink in the basin was closed all the sudden. We couldn't figure out how to open (and close) it ("Design Hotel" ;) ). So we lifted it manually and put a piece of soap in between to keep it open.

And the whole atmosphere could be a little more personal and socializing.

Apart from these observations, it is certainly on of the best places to stay in Brussels, a high overall quality that is not overpriced.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank slylux
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thedominican9, Director of Sales at The Dominican, responded to this review, 3 June 2012
Dear guest,
I highly value your detailed report.
For sure, I am taking your comments about the service level and the internet providing into deepest consideration.
About the signing, when leaving the elevators on the upper floors, there are clear signs on the wall with all room numbers (for turning whether left or right).
And concerning the sinks in our basins, you only have to push them down manually for opening and closing.
I am sincerely sorry for not having been more obvious on those few points.
Thank you for having taken the time to write things down.
Hoping to welcome you soon again,
Gilles Devos.
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Property: The Dominican
Address: Leopoldstraat / Rue Leopold 9 | 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 ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Brussels
#13 Business Hotel in Brussels
#13 Luxury Hotel in Brussels
#21 Family Hotel in Brussels
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Dominican 4*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Dominican, first member of Design Hotels™ in Brussels, is a destination for elegance in the centre of Brussels. The Dominican is a deluxe design hotel, poised to become a destination for elegance in the city centre. It's stylish rooms, private courtyard and bustling Grand Lounge combine to ensure indulgent hospitality. In the Grand Lounge, located adjacent to an intimate inner courtyard, our breakfast, lunch and dinner are served. The Lounge Bar is a combination of contemporary cafe and stylish lounge, making this the perfect destination for a relaxing break. A delectable selection of food and drinks are available to enjoy at any moment throughout the day. For a relaxing experience or an energy boost you can visit our health club with gym, sauna, steambath and massage. Stay and experience one of our 150 stylishly designed deluxe rooms, executive rooms or one of The Dominican's 3 exclusive suites. All our rooms are equipped with all modern amenities. WIFI (complimentary), Airconditioning, Telephone (VOIP), Safe, Mini-bar, Flat screen TV, Room service, Ironing facilities. The bathrooms are relax areas with rain shower or bath, hairdryer and toiletries. ... more   less 
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