Home from Home
Posted Dec 17, 2011
I recently made my first visit to Brussels and as much as anything else staying at Brussels@Heart will tempt me to return. The hotel is really three apartments each with its own bedroom, private bathroom, and kitchen/dining area. My bedroom was very spacious, well furnished, with a huge, exceedingly comfortable double bed and with lovely wooden floors. The room also had satellite television, including the added bonus for me of BBC1 & 2, together with free wi-fi. The kitchen/dining area had a table big enough to seat four, a microwave oven, two electric hobs, fridge, kettle, crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils, a cafetiaire with coffee, and a supply of instant coffee, tea, sugar, etc., which was replenished daily.
Breakfast was served daily on the ground floor. It was a typical continental breakfast, with a wide selection of fresh bread, pastries, cheese, ham, cereals, yoghurts, fruit juice and tea or coffee. The excellent host, Carmelo, was present at breakfast and found time to chat with his guests, making sure they had as much information as possible for the day's planned activities. On my final morning (I stayed for 4 nights) he allowed me to leave my bags in the hotel to collect when it was time to leave for the Eurostar home.
The hotel is a 2 minute walk from Yser Metro station, a 5 minute walk from St Catherine's Metro station and 10 minutes walk from Brussels North mainline Station.
I would definitely return to Brussels@Heart and thoroughly recommend it.