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Aloft Brussels Schuman Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Etterbeek
Certificate of Excellence
lincolnshire
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Great Hotel, Out of City Though”
Reviewed 15 January 2012

This was a great hotel. Was a distance out of town though so you have to get the bus or train into the city.

Really clean and modern rooms with free internet, bottles of water etc. very spacious and airy.

One thing that was annoying though is when we checked in we were told it was happy hour from 6 until 7 and given a printed off leaflet with this info on. When we went to the bar at 6.35 they said it was in fact from 6 until 6.30 and wouldn't honour it. A little thing, but not a good way to do business and not a good start to the stay.

Apart from that, all in all very good. staff were helpful and it really is a great hotel for the money! Oh, and really comfy beds!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Coennie, Manager at Aloft Brussels Schuman Hotel, responded to this review, 17 January 2012
Hi Camille,

Thanks very much for writing and sharing here on tripadvisor.
So sorry we missed the boat on our happy hour communication. I believe you informed our front desk on this printing mistake in our room? You will be glad to know that all flyers have since been reprinted with the correct timings - daily happy hour from 18.00-18.30 AND 20.00-20.30. Double fun!

Hope to see you back with us soon.
Have an easy breezy day.

Coen van Niersen
Hotel Manager
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Reviewed 14 January 2012

Spending an hour on the dancing floor of this "smoke-free" hotel we found ourselves smelling smoke as in the good old times when smoking was allowed... but if you like very loud music for teenagers, with plenty of time for queuing up at the entrance, this is the place for you. Also, double check if the location suits you, it's far from the center and not that close to the restaurant area in Schuman.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Coennie, Manager at Aloft Brussels Schuman Hotel, responded to this review, 17 January 2012
Hi faber_bru,

It seems like you did have some fun at least, otherwise you would not have had the stamina to stay on the dancefloor for one whole hour?

We are proud to say that Wxyz bar is becoming more and more known in the local market place which certainly enhances the atmosphere on the typical Eurocrats nights such as wednesdays, thursdays and friday but on a monthly basis we also have a party on Saturday which is what you might have experienced?

Aloft has a very strict non smoking policy, in fact all Aloft hotels worlwide follow the same direction on this.

As our name suggests, the Aloft Brussels Schuman is located in the very heart of the EU quarter litterally being only steps away from all main parliament, commision and permanent rep buildings. Metro's, busses and trams are closeby and take you into town within minutes. Going the old fashioned way by foot will take you anywhere between 25-35 minutes and it's worth the walk!

Wishing you an easy breezy day.

Coen van Niersen
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 January 2012

We stayed a weekend in Brussels in Dec to take in the Christmas Market.
We opted for the Aloft due to previous reviews and we thought it an excellent hotel. The weekend rates for this hotel were very good, but I'm not sure if I would pay the premium rate during the week. Only downside would be that it's located in the EU parliament area of the city and away from the main attractions, but the Schuman Metro station is practically 5 minutes walk to the Hotel. We bought a 3 day travel card for 9.50 Euros each, which we used extensively throughout the weekend, and great value for money.
We opted for the 5 Euro voucher offer, rather than get out room cleaned, which is a pretty good idea and worth it. You can only use the voucher in the hotel bar or restaurant. The hotel reception staff were pretty good, very informative about lots of things we asked and very pleasant. Only downside was we thought the bar / lounge area a bit to "hip" for our liking. We tend to prefer an old fashioned cosy bar / lounge atmosphere, rather than the modern hip open affair.
We ate at the breakfast area one morning, but we found a really cool old fashioned Cafe just in front of the EU parliament, which was very good, but a tad expensive.
For nightlife, we walked down to Jourdin Plein, about 10 minute walk from the hotel, where there were a load of decent restaurants and bars.
Overall, the room and hotel was very clean with a really comfortable bed. I would recommend this funky hotel for family and friends.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2012

Great hotel, very fancy, very neat, close to the city center. Excellent experience, the personnel is really nice and they made sure we have all the comfort we needed. They were very friendly and always with a smile on their faces.

The rooms are very spacious and modern, the beds are great, we slept very well thanks to the very smooth mattresses. The room has a fridge, a safe, wi-fi & ethernet cable, TV, and water, coffee & tea are provided each day. A big plus for all the mirrors.

It's a great place to stay in while in Brussels, I would definitely recommend it to others.

There is also a bar where on Wednesday & Thursdays they bring a dj, it's a very funky place to stay and dance or chill, it looks really really good. They also have pool and wii.

The hotel is close to a few supermarkets and a plaza where you have a few restaurants and bars.

A great plus was the New Year's promotion with huge discounts for the rooms.

A great place, worth to try!!!

Room Tip: We had room 514, bigger and with a couch.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 January 2012

Great hotel with friendly and helpful staff. Hotel is 20-25 min walk from Grand palace grote markt with lots of sights along the way like the royal palace. Our room was spacious and clean with free wifi in room and lobby. Lobby is also great place to chill out, with pool table, happy hour at the bar and pool table.

  • Stayed January 2012
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Atlanta, GA
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Reviewed 3 January 2012

My friend and I stayed at Aloft Brussels for three nights in December 2011. Aloft Brussels is located about a 5 minute walk from the Schuman metro station and is only about a 6-8 minute metro ride from Central Brussels. You also have the option of walking into town, which only takes about 30-40 minutes.

I have only positive things to say about Aloft. The rooms are extremely spacious, well-maintained, cosmopolitan, and modern. The beds were very comfortable, the shower was amazing, and the Bliss products (e.g., soaps, shampoos, etc.) were great. There was also a mini fridge in our room. The gym is one of the best gyms that I’ve ever seen at a hotel. At the time of our stay, the gym had four bicycles, two ellipticals, and two or three treadmills. There were exercise balls, a full free-weight set, and a weight machine and bench.

The hotel is near a couple of convenience stores and quite a few restaurants. There’s also a small café in the hotel lobby where you can purchase food and beverages if you don’t feel like leaving the hotel.

The staff is very accommodating and friendly. Oh, and the best part? The price! We paid 60 Euros/night during our stay. I would definitely stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2012

We stayed at this hotel for 4 nights, during the New Year Ave; we were a group of 14 persons, 7 rooms. We were really surprised by this new, very modern hotel: the check-in procedure went fast, the staff was very helpful. Rooms-truly amazing! All new and modern, very comfortable beds, bathroom – great!, all at hand, large shower. New TV set, and in general, a very nice and comfortable room, well designed. The hotel location is good, 1 minute walk from the subway station “Schumann” and 4-5 stations from the center.
In the room where we stayed the heating system had a problem, and we found that during the night, because it was getting really cold, but we were moved to another room, without any problem, at 2:00 in the morning, when we told the front desk about it.
The biggest disappointment was the breakfast: in total opposition with the good impression that we had about the hotel. Very poor and very expensive! We had to limit ourselves to 3 or 5 products (a glass of juice was one product !!!). If you wanted open buffet, you had to pay $ 33!! For a very poor breakfast (no omelets, no bacon, no sausages etc). We firmly disliked the breakfast concept. It’s a pity for this superb hotel to have such breakfast! I’m sure Aloft can do much better.
However, I would recommend this hotel without a doubt to anyone travelling to Brussels. I would definitely stay again; it's worth the money and is a splendid new hotel. I’m very sorry to give a 4/5 rating to this hotel, mainly because of the breakfast.
Pluses: free internet in all hotel, rooms
Minuses: breakfast, 50 euros deposit at checkin-as a gurantee

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Aloft Brussels Schuman Hotel
Address: Place Jean Rey, Etterbeek, Brussels 1040, Belgium
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Region: Belgium > Brussels > Etterbeek
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Etterbeek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Aloft Brussels Schuman Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tune it up in the capital of Europe. Tuned into modern day expectations with open loft-inspired approach, tech-savvy features and self-service options, Aloft Brussels Schuman gives an innovative concept to early adopters travelling for business or leisure. Autonomy and flexibility are key: our guests can fully customize their stay, from choosing to grab & go anytime, anywhere, to mixing up work and play in our free-flowing re:mix space. The rooms are modular, comfortable, and can also become an open-plan urban office in an instant. Where others imitate, Aloft Brussels continues to break new grounds, supporting up and coming music talents with a vibrant Live @ Aloft programming in W XYZ bar and offering a platform for creative entrepreneurs to showcase their creations to our guests in the re:mix lounge. ... more   less 
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