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Van Belle Hotel
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Anderlecht
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Through the free shuttle service, I was picked up at Tour midi 15 min after I called. Otherwise, tram 82 goes in a few minutes to stop Porte dÀnderlecht and from there it is a 4 minute walk. I used this tram stop for many trips and bought a ticket for 10 single trips. I had paid for a cheap single room and it was basic but clean. At bedside there was an electric outlet so I could charge my mobile phone. Free wifi that worked well. A small bath tub in the bathroom. Breakfast was OK.

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled on business
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

The hotel is located in an arab street of Anderlecht which is rather dirty and chaotic. No wide choise of restaurants in there (except small kebab shops) but the city center is easily reachable.
The lady at the reception desk was very kind and nice; good enviroment at entrance hall; room a bit old but basically clean; free shuttle Service to Midi station.

Stayed: August 2017
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

Single room was small (I knew upfront), yet clean. Wifi password didn't work, neither did 2 out of 3 Netherlands TV channels that would be on the 45 channels TV set. The bed is OK. Neighbouring guests can be overheard when they're talking loud. Breakfast was okay, although I missed the marmalade, chocolate spread, and bowls for the yogurt / cereals. I saw another review stating that it was a 40min walk from Brussels South/Midi Station. I did it in 10mins. It's not that far! Clemenceau is the nearest metro station, 2 blocks away.

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled on business
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

I didn't expect much for the price I paid. The room was fully renovated with a beautiful bathroom, new interior, nice tv and really dark curtains for those day sleepers and night crawlers.

The rooms are cleaned/looked at daily. We didn't take the breakfast but there is an option for that.

Other travellers might complain about the neighbourhood its located in but all in all its not that bad. Keep an open mind and don't do or act in anyway you wouldn't act or be at home

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Nathan C
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Arrived for 3 nights in mid November. Relatively easy to find, but a fair 40 minute walk from Midi-Zuid.. we should have got an Uber.

The main reception and bar area are lovely and warm. Well decorated and welcoming. A tourist tax is payable upon arrival (about €1 per day). The staff are multilingual and very professional.

Some of the bedrooms have been refurbished lately, giving them a basic, but fresh appeal. Ours had not been, and whilst tidy, looked as though the furniture had not been updated since the 1990s. Most was very heavily chipped, bleached through years of cleaning, or badly marked, as was the case with the bed frames. The bathroom had not had a thorough deep clean for months, and under the sink was badly coated in dust, and the bath seals starting to mould. Two of the lights didn’t work, which housekeeping must have know about for at least the whole stay, as the rooms were cleaned and checked over by a supervisor daily. The safe didn’t work and the telly was like one I owned 30 years ago and had equally good reception. WiFi was available for free, and there were sockets in the room to charge phones, &c.

Breakfast was available from 7.30 - 10.00. The breakfast room desperately needs refurbishing, with no natural light, a decor decades out of date and communal dining. Hygiene was very good. The breakfast itself was basic, consisting of cereals, fruit, chopped hot frankfurters, sometimes bacon and eggs (sometimes hard boiled, other times available raw to boil your own), ham and cheese slices and 5 different sorts of sliced bread. All of the guests arrive for breakfast at 8am, like ravenous dogs, so arrive early if you want any choice.

A sign in the bedrooms informs ‘No picnic in the rooms’, so fill up!

Upon departure, the hotel provided a free shuttle bus back to the station, which was fantastic.

Overall: clean, good value, basic. You’d get the same standard from any British chains like Travelodge or Premier Inn, though breakfast could have been better. I’d visit again I think.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Mongovag
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Address: Chaussee de Mons 39, Anderlecht, Brussels 1070, Belgium
Region: Belgium > Brussels > Anderlecht
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Anderlecht
Price Range: RM 231 - RM 482 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Van Belle Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 125
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Older, Homey Hotel with modern wing (1982) situated 10 minutes from city center. ... more   less 
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