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Hotel de France - Brussels

2 star Hotel Brussels

Boulevard Jamar 21-23 - Brussels

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 55 .00
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Hotel De France is located in Brussels, a few steps from the Gare du midi railway station, within a walking distance from the center of Brussels. A cordial staff and a dynamic service will make your stay pleasant and enjoyable.

The property offers comfortable and elegant rooms. A luggage room is available at the reception desk, which is open 24 hours a day. Wireless internet access is available for free throughout the hotel. Parking is not available on site, but metered street parking available nearby. 
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Guest Rating 6.0 Fair
Based on 66 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

excellent value..... large size room..... noisy traffic.... perfect location for ...

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Breakfast at Hotel de France

A continental breakfast is served between 7:30 AM and 9:30 AM for a fee.

Facilities at Hotel de France

  • Luggage room
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • City tour
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

Check-in: after 1:30 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.
  • Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same hotel / stay dates).

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: EUR 5 for adults and EUR 5 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: EUR 10 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 3 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee: EUR 3 per accommodation, per night
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

6.3

Clean

4.7

Location

5.7

Quiet

5.9

Spacious

6.1

Service

Hotel de France reviews

3.8
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

Very expensive for really poor room However, very nice and welcoming staff, which has to be underlined.

3.2
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • GB

with this kind of price i have nothing to say, the the room is not clean at all, the reception is not nice at all. worse hotel i never stayed also, the location is very unsafe

5.9 Ordinary
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

The hotel provided what I needed. No extras, but no complaints.

8.2 Very Good
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

No problem

7.3 Good
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Greece

Close to train station. We were able to leave our luggage while we visited the city. Walls very thin so could here other guests, though at night area very quiet. No air con but fan in room. staff friendly and very keen to help. Hotel quite old and not best area but we only stayed one night probably wouldnt stay longer but fine as a cheap stop over.

4.1 Ordinary
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Bulgaria

The problem which I met when I asked for wake-up call. The team accepted my order, but in the morning no one woke me up. Is the first time at Brussels and I chose this hotel because it is very close to EuroStar trains.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Kingdom

the first day we arrived, the surounding was a bit stinky because of the rubish near by. it was fine the next day as the place was clean and rubish put awy. from this point, it is better to put rubish bags at the back of the hotel. secondly, i was looking for a room where i could stay in the balcony to look all around, but unfortunetly my room was leading at a wall where i was not able to see outside nor have fresh air. although there was a van in the room, it wasn't anough as my son and i stagled, the room was really warm sometimes at night. however, it was nice, a place to have a rest, not far from trai and bus station, a place to locate easily.

7.5 Good
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

We stayed at de France for one night, as a brief stopover between returning from the Netherlands and our flight out of Brussels. We basically wanted sufficiently decent place to lay our heads, and one that was convenient to Gare du Midi. Both were fulfilled for us. The station is moments away- The city center is not terribly far either- we walked to and from for our last night(about 20-30 mins walk). This would have been more frustrating had we stayed as "tourists". Also the immediate neighborhood, while not dangerous (as far as our NYC senses could tell), is rather run-down, certainly not picturesque, and possibly threatening for some. The room was quite cramped, but sufficiently clean. The sliding bathroom door was completely broken. Again, for budget travelers looking for a quick stay, de France is just fine. For tourists sight-seeing for a few days, there are better options closer to the center of town.

4.1 Ordinary
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Israel

Very noisy kids running up and down the corridor for all 4 days of my (second) stay. Window opening to an air shaft along the building. Hardly any air, and the view of a brick wall. They provided a fan in the room. Run down neighborhood. But you get what you paid for. I chose the place because of its proximity to the Gare du Midi. But I would not want to wander in these streets after sundown.

6.7 Fair
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

The hotel is ok, but the surroindings... Beware!!!

5.7 Ordinary
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • China

The price is a little bit high for the facility provided here Anyway, It's close to the Midi station(about 1KM, not sure). Cuz, Right across the MIDI station, there are so many same leveled hotel.

6.6 Fair
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

for jogging Dudenpark is quite close.

2.5
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • United Kingdom

Very noisy room, no aircon (not expected at this price) Building work in progress at rear of hotel with a dump in front.

7.4 Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Argentina

Hotel ok, frente a la estacion, una o dos noches esta bien.

7.5 Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Thailand

Good for family

6.2 Fair
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Arab Emirates

The hotel is quiet close to a black neighbourhood , not really in the city centre & the price quoted to me was including breakfast , when i spoke with the reception manager he said breakfast not included & i had to pay additional 7 euros which is not too fair , Overall the room was good with the bathroom , but the receptionist never spoke good english & not good warm welcome

9.0 Wonderful!
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Excellent location minutes from the train station.

7.2 Good
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

A simple hotel that does what it says on the tin. Nothing fancy but very convenient for the Eurostar & Central Brussels. We stayed as a group that had popped over for a few Xmas beers & this place was spot on for us. Would I bring my wife? Unlikely but if you're on a budget this place ticks the boxes & was surprisingly comfortable & clean - despite some of the previous reviews.

2.0
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

A 2-star hotel with the standard of a 1- or 0-star hotel. It was not mentioned on the internet and in advance, that 3 very noisy construction areas (street tunnel and 2 neighbouring houses) are around, where works began before 07:00 o'clock. The front street was also very noisy during the night. After complaining, I was offered a more quiet room: Smelling of litter and wast, because the window was going to a dark chimney of 2 to 4 meters, the bottom covered with litter and wast. The cimney was covered by a closed glass roof, thus no air circulation, no daylight. During the night frequently the sounds of lovers echoed through the chimney. After complaining again, no other room was offered. I canceled the rest of the booked days and went to a nearby hotel withour a star, with a small room, window to the back yard, very quiet, same cleanliness as before, but to my suprise only 45 EUR (instead of 60 EUR for de France).

2.7
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

It has lots of noise, lack of hot water, a little bit dirty and seriously weathered, so I would not recommend the experience. The only possitive is that it's near the railway station, and breakfast is not bad (but not included).

5.3 Ordinary
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Taiwan

One of the staff is very reluctant providing service, including hiring taxi. She doesn't quite speak English. I don' know know whether this is common in Paris.

7.3 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

I was a bit wary of booking a room at this hotel after reading some of the reviews but as it turns out it was fine. My room was clean and quiet and the location excellent as I wanted to be close to the Gare du Midi. Note that it takes 15-20 mins to reach the Grand Place by foot from the hotel. Not a luxury hotel by any means but fine if you're looking for budget accommodation.

5.3 Ordinary
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Denmark

To see Brussels The rooms was OK

1.1
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Austria

Das Zimmer hat gestunken. Nach zwei Nächten hat sogar die Kleidung im Koffer nach dem Zimmer gestunken. Lüften half nur kurzfristig. Im Badezimmer war Schimmel. In der Dusche gab es keine Möglichkeit etwas abzustellen. Das Klopapier war aus. Ich war schon in vielen Hotels, aber dieses hat alles geschlagen. Wir waren in Zimmer 101.

4.8 Ordinary
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

- The rate quality/prize is expensive for single rooms, and I had a noisy room very near the lift and the avenue. My room was right but the shower was not in perfect condition. The service is good and breakfast is good. My overall impression is, expensive single room for the facilities offered.

5.5 Ordinary
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

kind of a gross hotel, not that clean and in a shady neighborhood. we stayed here because it was close to the train station but it was very hard to find and we had to call a cab. the beds and bathroom were not that clean.

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

Hotel was exactly what we wanted, i.e somewhere to sleep. It is approximately a mile from the Grand Place which is a must see! There was a fair right outside the hotel but it did not cause us any bother with noise. Hotel staff all spoke English which made things a lot easier, when i return to Brussels i will definitely consider this Hotel again.

6.8 Fair
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

7.1 Good
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

4.6 Ordinary
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

7.7 Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Ireland

9.0 Wonderful!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

8.3 Very Good
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Romania

7.1 Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

7.0 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Thailand

5.6 Ordinary
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Argentina

7.6 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Netherlands

7.6 Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Romania

4.3 Ordinary
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

2.0
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Argentina

3.4
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

5.8 Ordinary
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Spain

2.3
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

7.4 Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

6.9 Fair
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Romania

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6.8 Fair
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Argentina

1.8
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

6.4 Fair
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

8.9 Excellent
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

5.3 Ordinary
  • January 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

1.8
  • December 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

6.8 Fair
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

6.1 Fair
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

6.7 Fair
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

7.9 Good
  • November 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Belgium

8.1 Very Good
  • January 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

3.9
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

3.9
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

3.6
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • GB

6.6 Fair
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

5.0 Ordinary
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

9.9 Outstanding!
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

4.7 Ordinary
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

3.6
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

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Room Details

Hotel de France has 27 guest rooms. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy LCD televisions with cable channels. Business travelers will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks and phones during their Brussels South - Midi Train Station visit.

Every room comes with an ensuite bathroom.

Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Cable TV
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer on request
  • Wireless Internet access
  • LCD flat screen TV

Distances from Hotel de France

Midi Market - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Cantillon Brewery - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Place du Jeu de Balle - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Porte de Hal Museum - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
National Museum of the Resistance - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Notre Dame da la Chapelle - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Law Courts of Brussels - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Manneken Pis Statue - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Jacques Brel Foundation - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Halles de Saint-Gery - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Place du Grand Sablon - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Notre Dame du Sablon - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Place du Petit Sablon - 1.2 km / 0.8 mi
Brussels City Hall - 1.2 km / 0.8 mi
Brussels Stock Exchange - 1.2 km / 0.8 mi
The closest major airports to Hotel de France are:
Brussels (ZYR-Brussels Midi Train Station) - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Brussels (BRU) - 12 km / 7.5 mi

The preferred airport for Hotel de France is Brussels (BRU).

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.