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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 June 2009

I stayed in a small room that had no room number that I booked as a single. The room was small but beautifully decorated and cleverly arranged for maximum space and comfort. The bed was actually a double and extremely comfy. The room was quite dark and only looked out at a wall but the dark wood floors, warm grey...

Thank alan c
Reviewed 31 May 2009

This B & B was fantastic in many ways - great room, clean, good breakfasts. The thing which let it down for us, and which I wish I had known, was that it is in a night-life 'hotspot' i.e. there are clubs and late night bars on all sides. We had a room at the front of the B &...

Thank Rammy269
New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 April 2009

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - I was in Brussels for business, and my colleague and I stayed at Downtown BXL. The location is fantastic - just feet from the subway, and a lovely walk to the Grand Place, to the Sablon, and many other places in town. The owner is extremely friendly, and the staff are just great too. And the price...

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Reviewed 21 January 2009

Downtown BXL is conveniently located a minute's walk away from Anneessens metro station (only 2 tram stops away from Gare du midi). It is about a 5-min walk away from Grand'Place and even closer to the touristy Manneken Pis. We visited the Christmas market on our first night which was also a close walk away. Our room was huge by...

Thank tortellini
Reviewed 13 January 2009

The B&B is located centrally to most tourist attractions in Brussels. You're less than a 10 minute walk from the Grand Place and about a 30 minute walk to the main train station. The breakfast was good for what is usually served in B&B's. The owner was really great with us and was always up for a chat. Just be...

Thank DaShizzle
Reviewed 28 October 2008

Stayed there as a couple one night October 2008 and VERY pleased that Tripadvisor reviewers were right. Great location in funky central area but well above any traffic noise. Couple minutes on foot to Grand Place past bars, restaurants etc. Ten minute plus walk to Brussels Midi (awful station), would take a cab next time. Nice welcome by the owners...

Thank david t
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 28 August 2008

As long as you can climb steps, this is the place to stay. We stayed in a spacious room on the top floor that faced the rear. I don’t think you will find this much space in a room for more than twice the price. There was also a small common area room with a small fridge, coffee making equipment,...

Thank AllenDC
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 19 August 2008

Myself and my boyfriend stayed in this cool B&B for one night. We stayed in Room 1 on the first floor and I would highly recommend staying here. Our room was very funky - with a round IKEA bed (I disagree with a previous comment that it was uncomfortable as not only was it a brillant novelty it was also...

Thank Dubheire
hong kong
Reviewed 30 July 2008

My experiences is same as below. Nice people, great location~~ I like the room very much i stay at the green room :) we have stay 1 night at BXL 2 rooms with my family. we all like it the most!!!! Must stay again when i am in Brussels again. by the way like Brussels airport as well,due to no...

Thank mccm11
New York City, New York
Reviewed 13 June 2008

LIKED: - Reasonable price - Friendly personnel (very helpful with carrying luggage up the narrow stairs) - Simple, but convenient breakfast downstairs - Location (walkable to Peeing Boy & Grand Place, just steps from metro station) - Clean bathroom - High ceilings and spacious bedroom DISLIKED: - Tiny shower stall - Awkward bathroom furnishing (no counter or holder near sink...

Thank sherek

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Address: Rue du Marche au Charbon 118, Brussels 1000, Belgium
Region: Belgium > Brussels
Price Range: $146 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“Pick a lower floor to avoid too many stairs.”
samc51, 21 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Foot traffic at night, at least on weekends, so if that would bother you, see about getting a back room.”
elizabethsS2321DD, 1 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Best to travel light if you're staying here due to the stairs!”
arkans_s, 29 Aug 2015 | Read review
“If you trouble with carrying suitcases(as no lift here) choose 1st floor !”
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KDKOFLONDON, 30 Jun 2015 | Read review
“The rooms in the front have big windows with views. The rooms in the back are quiet and good for sleeping in.”
Kobedog703, 13 Jun 2015 | Read review
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