First of all, the website pictures do not lie. The room was spacious, clean and modern
The problem lies with what's outside the room. There is only 1 member of staff at a time, so if you ring in advance and he's busy, the machine picks up the phone. Likewise, as the door is usually closed, he may not come to the door right away, so you need to keep ringing. You soon realise that you've actually booked one of the best rooms in what basically is a hostel. Apart from room cleaning, there is no other service on offer. Just like others describe, the worst is the overwhelming stench coming from the toilets that seems to be strongest at the ground floor (reception floor) and the second floor. Not having a toilet in the room is actually a good thing.
Location-wise, it's on the north edge of centre, close to the tube, tram and buses and the Grand Place is about 20 minutes walk away. However, it's in a mainly poor immigrant area which at times can feel unsafe, so not suitable for families or single females.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Botanique Brussels, Belgium