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Hôtel des Colonies - Brussels

3 star Hotel Brussels

Rue Des Croisades 6-10 - Brussels

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 64 .63
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Located in Brussels' historic center, just off Rogier Square, Hôtel des Colonies is within walking distance of La Grand Place as well as Brussels' longest pedestrian shopping street. The hotel is also near the European Community buildings and the World Trade Centre. The metro and train stations close by the hotel offer fast connections for travel throughout Brussels, the Schuman District, and the European Quarter. This 6-story lodging is ideal for both business and leisure travelers who want to visit this European capital.

On-site amenities include a bar, an Internet point, a game room, ATM/banking, complimentary wireless Internet access, discounted parking and a friendly staff ready to help make guests' stays more enjoyable. Many restaurants, cafes and bars are within walking distance.
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 7.9 Good
Based on 65 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

breakfasts too much expensive

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Breakfast at Hôtel des Colonies

A buffet breakfast is served each morning for a fee.

Facilities at Hôtel des Colonies

  • Business Center
  • Meeting Room
  • Bar
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Laundry room
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the railway station
  • Shuttle service
  • Internet/Email services
  • TV Lounge
  • Indoor entertainment room

Know before you go

Check-in: after 3 PM.

Check-out: before noon.

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 15 per person (approximately)
  • Facilities fee: EUR 10 per person, per day and includes use of:

  • - Fitness facilities

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 5.25 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.

Hôtel des Colonies is also known as

Hotel des Colonies
Des Colonies Hotel
Des Colonies Brussels

8.1

Clean

7.4

Location

7.9

Quiet

7.5

Spacious

7.6

Service

Hôtel des Colonies reviews

8.4 Very Good
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

Room was clean and reasonably quiet. Shower was good, though the nozzle needed a replacement, but this is common to many hotels, even at high levels and price. Wifi signal was good, but data transfer was at times very slow and I had to switch to mobile cellular network. The hotel keeps some of its begin 20th century flavour, without being worn out. Location is good. You are well connected by metro, near to Bruxelles-Nord and 20 minutes lousy walk from the very center of the city (but metro or Villo bikes can bring you there faster if you need). I have not tried breakfast. 15 Euro is a bit expensive. Nearby bars can help you saving some money.

8.3 Very Good
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • France

The Free wifi does not work with Apple devices. The service was good and the location near the city centre. I recommend this hotel.

8.1 Very Good
  • March 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Fine overall! The hotel itself (we didn't have breakfast) was pretty good for the price. The immediate surroundings are a bit down-at-heel; but then again, the hotel is only a shortish walk to the old centre of Brussels. In general, very good value for money.

8.9 Excellent
  • December 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Ireland

i had no complaints, the hotel was what we wanted and very good location, near the station and the center of Brussels and quite. the only thing was the price of breakfast 15 euro each, we didnt have breakfast at the hotel during our stay, other than that id recommend this hotel

7.4 Good
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Egypt

he price per night increased by 30% compared by last year and breakfast not included.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Czech Republic

I spend 3 days in Brussels. I can recomend this hotel. It was not the best by my personal expectation, but in other way it is the hotel in the centre of city, relativelz confortable and quiet.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • GB

The attentive and kind Staff in the frond desk permit that guests enjoying their stay. It is not a Sheraton or other five stars hotel. It is a simple two stars hotel. However, it is clean and good location. It is not a bad hotel, which breakfast is very acceptable according the price Eur 69 per night trough internet, include breakfast and taxes. There is not bell boy to help you with your baggages. This hotel is more for maximum a weekend. If you have to trip for business and you can pay more. In this case, I recommend other hotels. Obviously, this depends on the purpose of your visit in Brussels.

6.9 Fair
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

The Hotel is a very old house, exemple the elevator! But the room is correct with TV and spacious. When we coming at evenig 22.00 H staff is not so much sympathic.

8.4 Very Good
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Luxembourg

Service is good and staff is nice. Lift is slow. Only one shared computer for internet and lot of people needed it but if you have laptop WiFi is accessible. Close to the metro and lot of market place.

8.3 Very Good
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

A very characterful hotel in a good location - well above par for Brussels.

8.4 Very Good
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Very handy for working at the European Research Council.

8.6 Excellent
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Norway

Very nice hotel in relationship to the price

7.4 Good
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

This was the fourth country in my holiday and by far the best accomodation however I did have a problem with room service not knocking before they entered my room. This happened three times. The hotel is perfectly located for the international train station which was 4 minutes walk and the metro station is 2 minutes walk. The get on, get off bus to see the city is just 1 minute away and is well worth doing. The hotel is about 30 minutes walk from the old inner city area which you can walk to or see when you do the get on, get off bus. I would tell people about this hotel and suggest they stay there however be aware that the walls are not soundproof which seems to be the case in all the places I stayed at in Europe. The one thing I thought was good and made me feel safe is that you need your room key to get into the front door at all times. This assured me that the security was taken seriously. You also have the option to use a buzzer and they would let you in. The entrance, foyer and reception area was very nice and for those that need it, they have a public computer which is free to use for guests. If you want a taxi there is a taxi stand just opposite the front door of the Sheraton hotel which is beside Des Colonies. There is also a very big shopping complex 1 minutes walk away.(just beside the metro entrance)

8.4 Very Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

The hotel reception staff were very friendly and helpful,and the hotel was in a very good location with the North railway station and the bus station being very close to the hotel.There was good shopping facilities near to the hotel and a good selection of restaurants. I would be happy to recomend this hotel to anyone wishing to stay in the city of brussels

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Arrived early after an overnight flight, they checked me right in, into an excellent room. Very pleasant, very close to my meetings. Will definitely stay again.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Hungary

I recommend thsi hotel.

7.7 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

The general opinion of the hotel is largely positive. However, the hotel wanted to charge me the costs of using an international calling card (Telecom Columbus) as a full international call. Depending of the policy of the hotel, they can charge a service, not the cost of the call, which is NOT charged at all to them by the local provider. After strong protests (more than 30 minutes), they agreed with me and I did not pay any costs.

3.2
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Indonesia

Apalling: The bedroon radiator (water heater) was not working! This with an outside temperature of about 2 degrees C at night! Had to sleep with my overcoat on. The water in the sink was hot, but the shower only delivered freezing water! All this for 80 Euros/night without breakfast...Miserable.

5.5 Ordinary
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Serbia and Montenegro

When booked directly with hotel management the room was much, much better, although the price was slightly higher

9.8 Outstanding!
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

Excellent hotel with very helpful and attentive staff. Only downside was that the hotel bar isn't open at weekends and it wasn't open on the Monday night of my trip either.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

very good!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Norway

A very nice hotel. Good price as well! Nice breakfast! It's very close to the North Station (where trains run 4 times an hour to the airport) which is vital if you're getting the plane early from Brussel Airport, as we did! It's also just a short walk from the city centre and attractions!!I would certainly stay here again if visiting Brussels!

8.6 Excellent
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

There is a lot of building work going on in the area and at the rear of hotel. however did not spoil our enjoyment although i would like to have been able to make a cup of tea in the room.It didn't seem very busy but maybe business users werew at the 7pm breakfast. we would stay there again as it was well situated fro walking to the main square down rue Neuve and for Trains and metro.

7.9 Good
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

This is a nice hotel and has a reasonably good location. The rooms are very comfortable and it feels like an effort has been made to make the rooms nice. This also applies to the public areas. However, I was a little disappointed with the services offered. The hotel charges a price that means it should offer more service than a family run pension (using the logic low price = low expectations) But actually if you expect more service you would be disappointed.

7.6 Good
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

Conformità con quanto indicato nel sito. L'unico difetto è il bagno, molto piccolo e poco comodo. Tale difetto, però, è compensato dal prezzo molto conveniente

9.5 Outstanding!
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

VERY friendly staff, clean bathroom and room.

8.0 Very Good
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Hong Kong SAR, PRC

The hotel is closed to Metro & train station which is convenient. Room is clean & big enough for 2 persons with lugguage. Breakfast is good. However, toilet is separated with the bathroom (2 different areas) which is very funny.

7.9 Good
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • France

A good welcoming in a well-located hotel

5.8 Ordinary
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Montenegro

10 Outstanding!
  • February 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Japan

8.2 Very Good
  • February 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

9.6 Outstanding!
  • November 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

6.7 Fair
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

6.4 Fair
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

5.5 Ordinary
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

5.6 Ordinary
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Bulgaria

6.5 Fair
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Bulgaria

7.8 Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

8.9 Excellent
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

6.3 Fair
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

9.2 Wonderful!
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Czech Republic

6.9 Fair
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

8.4 Very Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

9.5 Outstanding!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Sweden

6.1 Fair
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Italy

8.8 Excellent
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

7.8 Good
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

7.8 Good
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

8.2 Very Good
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Austria

8.2 Very Good
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Greece

7.5 Good
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

8.4 Very Good
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

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9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Mexico

4.6 Ordinary
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

8.2 Very Good
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.6 Good
  • February 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

4.6 Ordinary
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

8.1 Very Good
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Italy

7.5 Good
  • November 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

9.0 Wonderful!
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

8.1 Very Good
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

5.9 Ordinary
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Russia

7.6 Good
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

9.2 Wonderful!
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Italy

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Room Details

Book your business-friendly accommodation at the 97-room Hôtel des Colonies. Cable TV channels and pay movies provided in each room are great for unwinding at the end of a long day. Corporate travelers visiting the Brussels North - Rogier Square area will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks. Additional comforts include blackout drapes/curtains. Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Pay-Per-View
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Cable TV
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer on request
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Hôtel des Colonies

By train The nearest railway station is Gare du Nord, 200 metres from the hotel. Several tram lines run between Place Rogier (50 metres from the hotel) and this station. By airplane Brussels international airport can be easily reached by train from Gare du Nord railway station. Trains run every 15 minutes and arrive directly at the airport.

Distances from Hôtel des Colonies

Rogier Square - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
City 2 Shopping Mall - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Belgian Comic Strip Center - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Colonne du Congres - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Jeanneke Pis - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Spontaneous Art Museum - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Cathedral of St. Michael - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Cirque Royal - 1 km / 0.6 mi
St. Catherine's Square - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Royal Theatre Toone - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Galeries St. Hubert - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Brussels Stock Exchange - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
The King's House - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
La Grand Place - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Moof Museum - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
The closest major airports to Hôtel des Colonies are:
Brussels (ZYR-Brussels Midi Train Station) - 2.8 km / 1.7 mi
Brussels (BRU) - 9.9 km / 6.2 mi

The preferred airport for Hôtel des Colonies 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.

Transportation services Hôtel des Colonies

  • Shuttle service from and/or to the railway station
  • Shuttle service