Ibis Brussels Centre Ste-Catherine
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We were away to Brussels for our 6 months anniversary over the weekend and we have stayed in the hotel. On our arrival the staff have placed rose petals on our bed which I was really pleased and thankful! No issues with the staff or the hotel itself but one of the things I wanted to mention that the room was really really hot! Even with the windows open, the air con wasn't working properly so that was a minus. But in general everything was ok. Also during breakfast I wish decaf tea was provided as I don't drink coffee unfortunately.
I regularly have to work and stay in Brussels, and sometimes it is hit and miss when it comes to hotels. However, I like this one. It is central enough to be able to get to the Grand Markt easily, it is close to the metro station I need for work and it does a decent evening snack for a sensible price. The rooms are relatively small, but as a base they are fine. Despite its location close to the centre, it is quiet and you can get an decent night's sleep. Breakfast is a bit chaotic, but you can pretty much get what you want.
I was going to be in Brussels for one day so I wanted a hotel that was close to the city center. I was going to be in Brussels for one night, but I was not going to arrive until midnight so I needed a place that was going to be open late and allow me to store luggage the next day (this ruled out many AirBnB's, which was another option I was considering). Based on my criteria, I decided to stay at the Ibis Brussels Centre. I have stayed at Ibis's before so I know they are basic, budget-friendly hotels with average facilities and free, decent wifi. This set-up was perfect for what I needed - a decent place to stay the night as I was not planning on spending a long time in the hotel. The ibis Brussels St Catherine is centrally located to many points within Brussels. The hotel is located across from the Novotel and right next to the St Catherine church. The hotel is about a 5 minute walk from the main center and is conveniently located to many services and attractions. As you enter the hotel, on the left is the check-in desk, elevators to the rooms, as well as the breakfast area. To the right is the bar plus a computer area to access the internet. I had arrived late at night and when I arrived at the hotel, the attendant at the checkin desk was on the phone (clearly not a work call) and did not bother to get off the phone to greet me or welcome. It was a bit rude but I checked in and got the key to my room. Again, the elevator was very small and could barely fit me and my stuff. The small size continued to the room because it was tiny.When you open the door you literally hit the bed. The room has one straight wall and one angled wall making the room very small. The bed was against the angled wall and the edge of the bed was literally right next to the door. Across front the bed was the TV on the wall. Next to the TV was the entrance to the bathroom. Across from the bathroom, and next to the bed, was desk. There was also a shelf/bench underneath the window in which you could either sit or place your luggageThe bathroom was equally small as it was located on the angled wall. As you entered the bathroom, you literally hit the sink in front of you. To the left was the shower, which was tiny and not suited for a tall or thick person. On the other side of the sink was the toilet, again on the angled wall so your knees hit the wall if you sat straight on the toilet. Ibis does not provide any toiletries, but does have a shampoo/body wash/soap all in one bottle connected next to the sink and a dispenser in the shower. Its not the best but basicIbis are known to be budget and to provide the basic items. They have basic room with a decent bed and free WiFi. The WiFi was free and fast (you could connect as many devices as you wanted). Everything else needs to be paid for. I knew this going on and I was only going to be here for one night and the hotel was centrally located, so given all that it was fine. However, I am not sure I would choose this hotel if I would be here for many days. Another negative note was the hotel's policy in keeping bags. In most hotels, after you checkout you can leave your bags there while you roam the city; this done as a courtesy for the guests. When I asked at the Ibis, they had a room with lockers and I either had to pay for the lockers or leave my stuff in the room next to the lockers. This is the first time I had experienced this and it was not very customer-friendly.
A group of nine of us stayed here for a weekend break and thought it was very good value for money.It's a short walk from the city centre, with plenty of restaurants and bars in easy reach.The staff were all pleasant and spoke English well enough that we could understand each other.The rooms are very small, but everything was clean and worked.Our only gripe was that despite the menu card in the room stating that hot food was available around the clock, we were informed at 11pm that we couldn't order food because the bar closed in 30 minutes. We found somewhere close by to eat, so it was no great hardship.All in all I would definitely recommend this hotel as a good value place to stay on a city break.
This your normal Ibis. Very clean. Pros-Location is 30 min walk to the train station and 12 min to all the tourist sites-Clean and quiet -decent breakfast Cons-bathroom is really tight. I'm not sure someone 6' 3" could sit on the toilet without their knees touching the wall
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Ibis Brussels Centre Ste-CatherineBrussels,Belgium
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Rue Joseph Plateau 2, Brussels 1000 Belgium
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