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Hôtel Van Belle - Brussels

3 star Hotel Brussels

Chaussee de Mons, 39 - Brussels

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 48 .00
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Welcome to the Van Belle Hotel in Brussels, where traditional Belgian hospitality awaits you. The hotel is under the Vanbelle family's personal management; you will find a friendly, attentive welcome from the whole team.

This Brussels hotel is within walking distance of the Grand Place, and a free courtesy shuttle is available to take you to the city centre in the morning or in the evening. Also nearby are the city’s shopping district and easy access to public transportation. The property also offers wireless Internet access (surcharge), 2 gourmet restaurants, a bar, meeting facilities with 80 square meters of event space, and a 24-hour front desk. Pets are accepted (surcharge). Self-parking is available for a fee. 
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 7.2 Good
Based on 425 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Lovely hotel, very helpful staff. Cheerful breakfast staff. Nice breakfast.

Venere Guest, Canada
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Breakfast at Hôtel Van Belle

A buffet breakfast is served each morning for a fee.

Facilities at Hôtel Van Belle

  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Luggage room
  • Personal newspapers
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Lift/elevator
  • Pets accepted
  • Meeting Room
  • Internet/Email services
  • Shuttle service
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the railway station
  • Private parking

Know before you go

  • Children 2 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Check-in: after 2 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.
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.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: EUR 5 (for 24 hours, rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: EUR 5 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: EUR 12 per night
  • Pet fees vary based on length of stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 15 per night

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 1.50 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.

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7.5

Clean

4.7

Location

6.7

Quiet

6.7

Spacious

7.3

Service

Hôtel Van Belle reviews

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Peru

It is a very nice hotel, even in an old building but in good state of conservation, inside is ok, near the Clemenciau Metro Station which is on the same street Chaussée de Mons, this tip is ok to get there soon, the hotel is at 5 blocks from the station, crossing the “Arabic Neighborhood” (being back at the hotel before 10 pm no problem). People at Front Desk is friendly and kind and speaks many languages, the rooms are comfortable, has 2 elevators, now breakfast is payed. (I was in August 2014), it has a good restaurant inside for meals and for drinks. You get WI FI and a computer for internet. On the corner it is a minimarket to buy some fast food and beverages at good prices, and a very good Arabic restaurant also near, the Bab Al Hara, varied food and goos prices, try it. Some far from downtown but with the Metro lines you go anywhere. A bus stop is in front of the hotel also. A free service of the hotel, Shuttle Bus, takes you by a Van when you arrive or leave the hotel, to the Gare du Midi Metro Station, point to get another kind of transportation to go anywhere.

8.3 Very Good
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Austria

Clean and nice room, Hotel itself a bit outdated, quarter too. Short walk into city center (15min). Good value for money

7.4 Good
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Hungary

The hotel is located in a very run down part of Brussels. To tell the truth we haven't seen any part of the town that wasn't run down. There were a number of suspicious people walking in the streets around the hotel so we were happy we could park our car in the garage, this way we could sleep relaxed. The room smelld a bit strange when we entered but it was not stinking. The furniture is not like on the photos on venere.com, rather quite retro style and having traces of long time use. The windows looked into a messy yard. The shower was difficult to use properly, water was running everywher. The breakfast was substantial and varied so we could leave the hotel full. If you prefer low price price over high quality then this hotel is quite a good choice.

7.9 Good
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Netherlands

I really like it.

8.6 Excellent
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Hungary

Super view of the city from a the 5th floor (from my room).

7.4 Good
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

good breakfast, a little iffy in locations wouldn't recommend for single young women but for us just fine

7.9 Good
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

We came for the Jazz Marathon weekend. The hotel is in a very dirty and poor area but once inside everything was very clean and we were well looked after. Towels were fluffy and the bathroom clean and functional. The room was quite large with 2 comfy chairs and coffee table as well as a huge and comfortable bed. 10 minutes walk to the centre of Brussels and also 10 minutes walk to Gare du Midi so we spent nothing on transport. The hotel also had a free shuttle bus service to the town centre. For the prices charged we were very pleased with Hotel Van Belle.

8.1 Very Good
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Netherlands

We made good use of the free shuttlebus in the evening. Great service. Hotel is in walkingdistance of the centre of Bruxelles. Nice people. Hotel with a century of history, as you can see on photos an the walls in the hotel

4.5 Ordinary
  • February 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Rooms are not exactly like pictured in photographs. I would describe the hotel as a 2 star hotel rather than 3. Breakfast was good but lacking in sweet choices, such as croissants. Rooms were rather clean but the bathroom wasn't smelling so pleasantly.

8.2 Very Good
  • February 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Venezuela

Good service and friendly and helpful staff. Small but clean rooms and my only complain is that the room smelled like people had smoked there and the cigarette smell does not go away. The smell of the room was horrible. They even offer a shuttle service to nearby downtown but you can walk as it´s not too far away. Good breakfast too.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • January 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

Very pleasant stay and the courtesy bus was an excellent extra. I have already recommneded it to a friend

6.7 Fair
  • January 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Czech Republic

The hotel met my expectations regarding the quality-price proportion. The staff was friendly, standard buffet breakfast, only my room was more than tiny. The walking distance to the very centre of Brussels is a great advantage of the hotel. Shuttle service from the Gare Midi to the hotel also works.

7.4 Good
  • December 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

Staff from hotel are very friendly, and You feel a warmth welcome. The quality y of the bufete has to be improved, waitress are very friendly .. The hotel is divided in two total differrent áreas , the old building and the new part.....it looks bad echen You stayimin the old part......discriminated La zona no es buena, y es bastante sucia, la gente del barrio aunque de diferentes nacionalidades pero todos respetuosos.... El staff del hotel muy amable, pero el edificio tiene una parte muy vieja y otra más moderna, si tienes suerte te hospedas en lo nuevo... Dicen que es atendido por la familia de los mismos dueños, pero no se nota. El sistema de llave de las habitaciones es muy viejo, con cerradura y llaves viejas, si se te olvida cerrar tu puerta metiendo la cerradura, cualquiera puede entrar a tu habitación ...que atrasó de tecnología en países de 1er mundo..No?

7.6 Good
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • GB

it located at the rough party of the city. but they provide coaches to centre and train station. My parents and I travelled together, we do feel unsafe walking from train station to hotel at night.

8.3 Very Good
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Poland

Well, as others said, the hotel location is near to center, 10 min walking you are in the center, BUT the surrounding of the hotel is not the best, I want to say at the beginning you feel that you are not in Europe, there are only immigrants and the streets are messed up (with a lot of rubbish). But I have to say thanks to that, that there is like the immigrants place, I have eat one of the best Kebabs that I have ever eat, and the food was really cheap there (not as the center) :P... So I recommend It! :P And anotherthing, the breakfast was great!! with a lot of things "tortilla", sausage, cereals, chocolate, ....

3.6
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

Hotel has neglected on maintenance work inside rooms. Shower fitting was incompetant and light need changing; but noone bothers.

3.8
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • GB

We stayed 3 nights, many others only as a break in their journey for 1 night. Breakfast left a lot to be desired on the quality front and the rooms were stuffy, dated and noisy. Surrounding area very run down and not suitable for tourists I.e. no bars or restaurants. However is is only 10-15min from the centre and Brussels Midi. Not somewhere I would return to.

8.2 Very Good
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Austria

The hotel looks bad from the outside and the surrounding is not too nice - but the rooms were nice and clean. The location is good, quite central. The breakfast buffet was really nice for the price - the breakfast room is not very nice though. Excellent value for the money.

6.5 Fair
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

1st time in this hotel, found on website, and very pleased with the stay at the hotel

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Denmark

Enjoyed our stay very much. Staff very polite, lovely old hotel started back in the 1930's. Plenty of atmosphere. Hoetl offers a free shuttle bus service to the nearest station which has a direct line to Brussels International airport. Also a free shuttle bus sevice in the early eveing and late evening to the town centre.

1.7
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

i wasnt very pleased as there were people makeing so much noise till 3 in the morning so didnt get any sleep and the next night it was 1 30 in the morning so we wasnt very happy and wouldnt go back there again

3.4
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Turkey

Hotel is very old, needs renovation urgently. and definetly needs sound isolation. The noise from street and from other rooms kept me awake.

5.7 Ordinary
  • February 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Turkey

The hotel itself is good but its location is horrible. Nothing is in walking distance. Closest metro station is at least 10 min away. You do not feel safe walking back to hotel when it is dark. Infact, you do not feel like you are in Brussels.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Colombia

The Hotel was very nice! It was comfortable. The Hotel is near the bus station and the Old Town. I recommend it!

9.3 Wonderful!
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • GB

Morning Staff on the reception were excellent and very very very helpful!

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Japan

This hotel is good! the staffs are kind and close to midi station.

4.4 Ordinary
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Poland

I am not sure the hotel is worth its price. I know that Brussels' hotels are not cheap, but for 100 EUR per night the comfort is not very high. On the other hand, there is much for eating during the breakfast :)

7.7 Good
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Germany

I had a good stay at Hotel Van Belle. we booked a triple room. it was not big, but it was clean and comfortable. I was satisfied with buffet breakfast. The hallway is too complicated to find our room quickly. we were able to get to Brussels Midi station by 20-minutes walk and Grand Place by 15-minutes walk. good location.

7.6 Good
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Russia

A nice hotel, a friendly staff, good breakfast, the room was clean, a little bit old furniture, but in a good condition anyway. The main problem for us was the noise outside, a group of youngsters talked very loud and made noise on a small backstreet during the night...

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ukraine

old-fashioned furniture, too old shower(esp curtain), very-very small shower room, TV didn`t work, good breakfest, nice shuttle service

8.3 Very Good
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

(+) Clean room, very good breakfast. (-) It's an old hotel and surroundings are a bit wretched at first sight.

7.7 Good
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

The room was clean and the breakfast ok. The shuttle service a nice plus. I found the surroundings of the hotel not so nice, but this is Brussels anyway. I found it not as dangerous as many people wrote. This is a big city and many things can happen. This hotel is ok, if you want a reasonable hotel for a good price. It is really close to the station and to the center, so if you stay just a few nights it's perfect.

8.4 Very Good
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Switzerland

Good place - within 10 min walking distance from South station. great value for money - neighbourhood a little dicey - but no issues. Staff was competetnt and I would defintely return to this place

4.8 Ordinary
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Philippines

we got lost. i dont know if its just because its holiday, but the area is scary because very few people around and everybody is looking at you because we look like we are in a wrong place. and the area in the environment is not Caucasian. im not a racist but they are not Caucasian in the area. we just felt scared in that area... im sorry but its the truth for us... the room is not clean. old. and kind of smells. but still sleep-able. have small old tv. no free wifi internet. their is an area nearby, across the other street, a bar that is full of gay people. so i recommend it to gay couples.

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

It was pricey and further from city center than I would have liked as it did not feel safe to walk around the area at night. When asked about staying additional days, the price increased drastically and there was no discount offered as current guests. Overall the hotel itself is nice if you already know all the tram schedules and are prepared to keep on guard after midnight.

7.9 Good
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

As mentioned by others the location is not the best but the hotel itself is OK. Would I stay there again? Yes if the price is right.

8.8 Excellent
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Kenya

I would stay here anytime i come to Brussels,initially we were very hesitant reading the other reviews on surrounding and security but it was very safe and easily accessible. The staff were helpful and breakfast was decent. its good value for money!! all the best van belle

6.8 Fair
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

For a very economic hotel, I was anticipating far worse. Everything was quite clean, I welcomed the soap and hair dryer in the bathroom, the clean towels every day, and the very reasonably priced wifi in the rooms. My only complaint was the noise which carried into my room late at night, and the fact that the staff had difficulty relaying my messages to me from outside callers. But for these prices, I could put up with these annoyances.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Russia

Very nice hotel, hust 10 minutes walking from central square.

7.7 Good
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Belgium

The hotel and the room were clean. I had some trouble when I call to the recepcionist because he didn´t understand my english. The breakfast didn´t have great variety in sweets, but it was fine. The sorroundings are not good and the hotel is a little bit far from the centre. A very good relationship between price and quality. I recommend it.

6.5 Fair
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

The hotel is good enough for the price. Service can be improved, as well as some details, especially in public areas. Internet is not free, even if reasonably cheap. Shuttle from railway station was free and useful. The room was better than expected.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Frist time in Brussels, enjoyed our stay very much. Great hotel and very useful free shuttle service to/fm centre and to Midi train station. Recommended.

6.7 Fair
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Good value by European standards. Neighborhood is "ify" but never had a problem there in several stays over the past few years.

7.6 Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

Good for 49 € but not for 200 €...

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

The ratio of price vs quality is excellent. The service is excellent. The cleanliness in the rooms requires a bit more thoroughness but the rooms are very comfortable. The staff is very welcoming except for one staff member (a lady) who should ensure to be more welcoming with clients. The hotel is generally well situated in terms of transport to and from the city centre. Keep it up, Hotel Van Belle!!! We will surely come back!!!

8.0 Very Good
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

Pros: Hotel in walking distance to both BrusselsMidi and city centre; hotel staff extremely helpful; good breakfast. Cons: area is not the safest (but has some good arabic restaurants); problems with the hot water at peak times.

1.2
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Very bad hotel, the three stars indicate are really not in relation with the quality of the hotel. The normal price which is 200euros is a thelf, i would never pay more than 54euros.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Russia

Unexpectedly nice hotel with clean spacy rooms, welcoming staff and very affordable price. It is located in a walking distance from Bruxelles-Midi which was very important for me as long as I had a shuttle to Bruxelles-Charleroi airport at 4 a.m. Just note - the hotel is NOT located in the centre of Brussels (it is not inside Brussel's 'pentagon'), but still very close to it and in a 30-40-minutes walking distance from Grand Place. If you want to have great value for money (I paid 52EUR for 1 night in Double room and think it was excellent price) this hotel would be a very good choice.

7.4 Good
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Overall stay was alright considering the price paid. We were not expecting 5 star hotel and we got exactly what we were expecting and not less. Eveything was just fine except for the Breakfast, I personally didn't like it. the food wasn't that good and there weren't variety to choose from. The resaturant arrabgment wasn't that good as well, as they are having bg tables for groups more than they are having smaller ones. The neighbourhood wasn't good but not dangerous. It is this kind of places with mixed cultures, mainly Morrocons, but as far as I experienced it wasn't dangerous. Overall we needed a safe, clean and cheap [place to spend the night there because we were out th whole day, and Van Belle was a good choice.

5.1 Ordinary
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Ireland

Bad area, I did not feel safe on my own, the hotel is not very welcoming.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

The hotel staff was friendly, with good and helpful information. Computer connection was not the best, but staff accommodated me by giving me access to their own computer. Room was very clean, linen, towel service was very good. Excellent value. Good location. Walking distance to Center but not really to the train station, especially with luggage. Note that the shuttle service had restrictive hours, and the location was not in a "shopping" district. I would recommend it for travelers of all ages.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Netherlands

All is very good, but late evening and night near to hotel is unsafe

6.6 Fair
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Spain

Hotel staff doesn't seem to have a clue. No help as in providing maps or failing internet connection in the room. At check-out we requested to redo the invoice as the original had the wrong name and receptionist said it was impossible. We managed to get it done only after insisting. Towels and pillows are clean but old so they stink a bit even after washed. Cleanliness of rooms is above average and breakfast is superb! Surroundings are not touristically attractive since the hotel is in an off-the-track position but very good for business. Internet connection available and fast for a very cheap price (5€ for 48h).

7.8 Good
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Hotel is good (price/quality) but location is a problem, specially the surrondings. I would not recommend to walk during the night in that area.

7.4 Good
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Canada

Staff was very welcoming and it is located only 10 minutes (walking) from the center of Brussels. It was a very well-run hotel, offering bus trips to a few locations. The only downside was its location. The neighbourhood surrounding the hotel is a little rundown but don't let that stop you from staying here.

7.9 Good
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Hotel decor is dull, but so what at that price - €49 for two including the most tasty and filling breakfast I have ever had in a hotel located between the UK and Germany. About 500m from the Gare du Midi, which is handy, but make sure you have a clear map.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Argentina

Very good quality at a very best price. I´ve written another questionary similar like this one when I left the Hotel, so they know my opinion. I´ve also suggested them to follow in this way.

7.9 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

la prima impressione è stata negativa per quanto riguarda l'ubicazione nel quartiere. I servizi dell'hotel invece sono stati buoni e la colazione ottima e abbondante.

8.3 Very Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

uhh the hotel is pretty good if you're just gonna use it to sleep but I can't say its the best. The employees were extremely nice but the rooms were just to tight and the bathroom smelled very bad. No air conditioning so you have to leave the windows open and the street is very loud so if you're a light sleeper you might not like this hotel.

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

Ottimo rapporto qualità prezzo. Camere ampie, pulite, ottima e varia colazione. Comodo a Bruxxeles Midi ed al centro, raggiumgibili a piedi senza progblemi il personale freddino (forse la lingua) consigliato a tutti, anche a noi che sicuramente torneremo.

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Argentina

Sólo creo que tendría que agregar personal para el traslado del equipaje. Gracias.

6.4 Fair
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

Hotel correct, bon rapport qualité prix et proche du centre ville mais situé dans un quartier très mal famé et peu sûr. La personne qui m'accompagnait a été victime d'un vol à l'arrachée ! Bilan du week end : très mauvais souvenir et plus de sac avec tous les papiers à refaire! A noter, la police belge est plutot sympa mais on se serait bien passés de cette mésaventure !!!

7.8 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

Good variety at breakfast, but unfortunately only instant coffee and juice drink rather than real juice.

4.6 Ordinary
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Romania

I have applied to the services of this hotel several times, only for short visits, using a variety of rooms and confort - not all up to standards. There was an improvement during the last visits.I thing their facilities are good for business travel and short time accomodation

9.4 Outstanding!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Venezuela

Great hotel. Better and bigger than what I imagined. Includes breakfast, it was very good. There is a van that takes you to the center and back to the hotel. They have certain hours. Very good service. My room was excellent. Definitely would repeat.

6.1 Fair
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

Abbiamo prenotato una tripla. Stanza piccola e un po' vecchiotta. In generale l'albergo è più vecchio di quanto non sembri dalle foto e nonostante anche i dintorni non siano dei migliori, l'albergo si trova in buona posizione, a cinque minuti a piedi dalla stazione centrale e con un comodissimo servizio di navetta. Cortesi e disponibili alla reception. In complesso bene, raccomandato a chi non ha grosse pretese.

7.9 Good
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Russia

15 minutes walk from center. Small and clean rooms. Friendly staff.

6.1 Fair
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Philippines

The carpet felt dirty or old. I've been to many other cheaper hotels in Europe with much better cleanliness. I suppose this is okay/doable if you're on a tight budget.

5.5 Ordinary
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

The service personnel is not interested at all in giving reliable information to its guests(e.g. room availability or possibility to move around the city).

4.0 Ordinary
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Netherlands

Our car was broken into due to the lack of any warning that this hotel is located in the most criminal neighbourhood of Brussels and actually in the most criminal neighbourhood I ever travelled to (been around the world from Cuba to Asia Pacific). I would recommend to parc and not leave the car until you reach a guarded parking. I was even made fun of by the robbers when I walked towards the centre on my new shoes and a new bought toothbrush in my pocket.

7.8 Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Breakfast was fantastic, the staff went out of their way to help, particularly offering to shuttle us to the station and into town.

2.0
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Oman

I have been given a very small room, completely different then than one I've seen in the picture. I thought that is their standard, but on the next day I've relaised I've been given the worse roon in the hotel and I was paying the same price as the rest. But when I went to complain they gave me better room at the same price. I don't think I will go back again to this hotel. They should be very clear with customers if they have two different standrads and let the customer have the option!

7.4 Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Excellent stay. Superb breakfast. Sometimes the evening shuttle to town was late (going and coming). Otherwise, fine.

5.1 Ordinary
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Norway

Although appearing a bit outdated, the hotel provided a decent accommodation for a family travelling on a budget vacation. The private parking was convenient, particularly taking the neighbourhood into consideration. In fact, the most important reason for considering other hotels on a later occasion would be the late night traffic of noisy and drunk youths passing the streets and alleys surrounding the hotel. On the other hand, the central location could be considered an advantage; the Grand Place is only a 15 minutes stroll away from the hotel.

6.9 Fair
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel represents value for money. However I probably won't return because the walls are quite thin and I would rather pay a touch more and stay in a nicer area.

6.4 Fair
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Argentina

The room was OK. The personnel, recepcionist at the arrival, not friendly. Neibourhood not nice. Transportation service to Grand Place OK. Breakfast just good. The hotel is not bad but even the location is close to the station and that s confortable,the streets are not sufficiently sure. The room as I say was clean and confortable. Probably is an hotel for few days.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

All Right! Perfect for three friends in holiday!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Russia

Good relationship between price/quality. Not. far from railway station and the center of the city. Though yu may think the district is dangerous the people are friendly. Breakfast is excellent for Europe!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

Dommage que cet hôtel se situe dans un quartier de Bruxelles pas trop accueillant, sale et surtout extrêmement bruyant. Il faudrait que les fenêtres des chambres soient mieux isolées contre le bruit extérieur. Bravo par contre pour les navettes gratuites mises à disposition par l'hôtel.

3.6
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Singapore

Hotel staff were unfriendly and unhelpful. Bath tub pipe dispells rusty bits. In our room, it was not possible to take a shower without wetting the entire bathroom floor area (inadequate screening).

6.3 Fair
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

The hotel was primarily run by men with a negative attitude towards females. The minibus was not disabled/wheelchair friendly due to the high step onto bus. The room was very small and the beds were less than single size ??? The initial reception was that we had no booking and they were doing us a favour in taking us at all. The breakfast was good but no t/c facilities in the bedroom.

8.1 Very Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

price/quality ratio is Ok. surroundigs are a bit noisy and pillows in the room were tiny. but hotel is Ok in general.

6.7 Fair
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

We walked to the hotel from Gare Midi. It was a bit tricky as we used an old map. It is only 5 blocks, but the map on the venere site is not sufficient. It is another 5 block walk from the Hotel to the "Grand Place", but the blocks around the hotel are a bit depressed. We also noticed an odd behavior at night. Young men would drive alone in cars playing loud arabic music, then stop, get out and dance a bit, then pee on the wall, and drive on. A bit annoying on a hot night where you need to keep the window open for ventilation. I would look for a place with AC if it is hot out. Price was good, and facilities were OK given the price, but you get what you pay for.

5.9 Ordinary
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

The breakfast was appauling, watered down "multi-vitamin" juice. The receiptist was extremely rude, bedroom was small. The bathroom shower tap was really stiff, i couldnt pull it myself. But the room was clean, with nice sheets and good just to stay a night or two.

4.9 Ordinary
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel was clean but old and worn around the edges the safe in the room was broke we had to use one in reception. The restaurant was not open in the evening and there was nowhere that I would go to eat near to the hotel, but the hotel shuttle bus would take you to the city centre at night last bus back is 11-05pm

5.2 Ordinary
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

The shuttel service was great, the driver was very helpful and kind, the room was extremly hot( had to sleep with open door&window), the location was so noisy (music till 3am), breakfast was rich, the staff were helpful except one girl in the reception.

8.3 Very Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Norway

A very nice stay. Friendly staff. Good breakfast. A bit of a 'basement smell' on the ground floor, but for the price I dont think you will find a better deal in Brussels.

6.5 Fair
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Belgium

We were surprised by the spaciousness of the room : very little... But it was clean and this price in the center of Bruxelles is very cheap (we paid 75€ for a double room with breakfast... After all, a 7/10 seems OK ;-) And the service is very correct ;-)

9.4 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Germany

good

7.9 Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Apart from the "exotic" location, the hotel is pretty comfortable and offers everything you need for a low rate. Beside, the room has a trendy interior decoration and amazing corridors !

7.6 Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Good value for the money. Conveniently located, walking distance to the Grand Place and Gare du Midi (about 1 mile). Contrary to other reviews, the neighborhood is working class and was not "rough" The shuttle service was great and the service was good, but not too much English was spoken by some of the staff. The breakfast was better than most. Overall, we had a good stay at the hotel.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Ireland

Best price in town, if booked by Internet. The only negative point I can recall was the noise coming from the street in front of my room during the friday-saturday night (people talking loud).

9.6 Outstanding!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Extremely good value for money, especially with the free shuttle bus to centre and station. Excellent breakfast and pleasant public areas. We booked a second night for our return journey while there which was cancelled by mistake but they found us a room anyway in spite of being fully booked.

7.7 Good
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

The rooms are OK but the surroundings are really ugly. The only restaurant available is the restaurant of the hotel, which is hopefully good

2.2
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

It was my first time in Brussels and I had heard many good things about the city. Finding the Hotel Van Belle was difficult and the area in which the hotel is situated was absolutaley appauling. For the price of the room it was disgraceful. I could have had a 4 star hotel in th city centre for 15 euros more and was very dissapointed with this. Basically staying at this hotel completely ruined my experience of Brussels and I was happy to leave.

7.0 Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Japan

It's a little far from the Midi Station. It costs 7 or 8 euros by taxi from the station to this hotel.

8.6 Excellent
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

Satisfait de l'hôtel mais l'environnement était assez surprenant.

8.4 Very Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Austria

As I read before booking this hotel, the surrounding area is not the best. Lots of noise on the streets during our weekend stay. The hotel is located just a few steps from the tram station. Great value for money. Would stay there again.

6.9 Fair
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Norway

I had damp sheets - this was not the light side of the staying. However the breakfast in the morning made things better... It is quite ok as a low budget hotel. You get your own room(and hopefully dry sheets), bath, phone and TV for 26 euros - it is quite good, isn't it?

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at Hôtel Van Belle, offering 110 guest rooms with climate control. Satellite TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Corporate travelers will benefit from wireless high-speed Internet access (charges apply) as well as complimentary newspapers, safes and phones during their Brussels South - Midi Train Station visit. Every room comes with an ensuite bathroom.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Extra beds
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet access

Distances from Hôtel Van Belle

Cantillon Brewery - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Midi Market - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
National Museum of the Resistance - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Halles de Saint-Gery - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
Brussels Museum of Industry and Labour-La Fonderie - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Manneken Pis Statue - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Place du Jeu de Balle - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Brussels Stock Exchange - 1 km / 0.6 mi
St. Catherine's Square - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Notre Dame da la Chapelle - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Brussels Event Brewery - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Jacques Brel Foundation - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Brussels City Hall - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
La Grand Place - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
The King's House - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
The closest major airports to Hôtel Van Belle are:
Brussels (ZYR-Brussels Midi Train Station) - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Brussels (BRU) - 11.9 km / 7.4 mi

The preferred airport for Hôtel Van Belle 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 Van Belle

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