Ratings based on 115 Verified Reviews

4.4 out of 5
91% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Wrexham

"Oooh, this is nice."

Posted Aug 2, 2016
Pros: The style, the ambience, the welcome, the food, the staff, ... Everything except the outside of the building, really.
Cons: Very, very little.
Location: Visit the Waterloo battlefield museum and monument (unless you are French, of course).
The title is a quote from my 7 year old granddaughter on arrival. She voiced what we were all thinking. We had just wanted somewhere to stay within reach of the Channel Tunnel - what we got was a life enhancing experience. The building itself is slightly ugly, almost brutalist, architecture, but it is set in glorious woodland park, and you can't see it from the inside which is quite elegant. The spa, pool, sauna, etc. were very welcome after a day sightseeing in Brussels. The rooms are very comfortable and well appointed, with plenty of space, including in the bathrooms. The dinner at the restaurant was not exactly cheap, but was of a very high standard; and the service was impeccable - especially the care taken over the children. Then there was the excellent breakfast; indubitably the best buffet breakfast any of us had ever had. I cannot overstate how much we all enjoyed our stay. I confidently expect to be back.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Very relaxing hotel

Posted Sep 11, 2015
Pros: Location away from noise of city, cars.
Cons: More food choices. Only one onsite restaurant.
Location: It's location is great for just relaxing but is near to highway for easy access to all that's around Brussels. The site itself is great for walking.
Whole atmosphere of hotel is relaxation. Beautiful surroundings with no outside noises help embellish the experience. No road noises, no loud music help maintain the mood. Breakfast buffet is unbelievable, with a great assortment of different food groups both hot and cold.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 23, 2015 by Erik Jansen, General Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Traveler, Thank you for your feedback about your stay at Dolce La Hulpe Brussels. We are more than happy to read that you have enjoyed the say. Please note that we take into consideration your note about our in house catering services. I hope to welcome you back at our venue. Yours truly,
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from London, U.K.

Transport to and from the hotel

Posted Sep 21, 2014
Pros: Cleanliness, location (peaceful)
Cons: Make the breakfast cheaper!
Location: The park nearby...
I arrived on Saturday 13th Sep. There wasn't much way of public transport to the hotel, so I took a taxi Euro 18 from La Hulpe terminus I checked out on 14th Sep, Sunday. The hotel staff were kind enough to tell me where the nearest train and bus stations were. I wanted to go back to Brussels - Midi station. However, they didn't tell me about the engineering works taking place. This affected the running of the trains. I decided to take the bus, but these ran every two hours! I just missed one, so I returned (on foot) back to the hotel. Despite the lack of info on public transport schedules, I enjoyed my stay at Dolce La Hulpe. By the way, the breakfast was good - but very expensive at Euro 23 (all you can eat, and drink)!
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 28, 2015 by Erik Jansen, Hotel Management
Dear traveler, Thank you so much for your feedback! I’m thrilled to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Please know that I will follow-up on your comment regarding the availability of public transport information. We hope to have the pleasure of having you stay with us again in the near future. Kind regards, Erik Jansen General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from england

Hotel well close to we're I attending, in Waterloo

Posted Jul 28, 2014
Pros: The hotel in a the beautiful grounds.
Cons: We think, for a big hotel like your, evening dinner time should be available, bit later.
Location: Good
We were well pleased with the hotel, thank you, the staff were very good and help full.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 31, 2015 by Erik Jansen, Hotel Management
Dear Traveler, Thank you for taking the time to rate and comment your recent stay at the Dolce La Hulpe Brussels. We hope to see you again in the near future. Kind regards, Erik Jansen General Manager
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Jan 28, 2014
Pros: nicely located in woods, great spa facilities, spacious
Cons: - parking away from reception, had to carry luggage a long way - toilet in the room not separate, lack of privacy - breakfast should be included
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 2, 2014 by Erik Jansen, Hotel Management
Dear Traveler, Thank you for posting your opinion on your recent stay with us here at the Dolce La Hulpe Brussels. Your comments are very important to us. We sincerely hope to see you again very soon. Kind regards, Erik Jansen General Manager
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Mike from USA

Brussels, Belgium, hotel stay.

Posted Jul 31, 2013
Pros: Clean hotel, staff is very friendly, beds are comfortable and area is very relaxing.
Cons: Prices are high for the mini bar in the room, 4 euro for a water and 5 euro for a coke is a little excessive. Showers need non-skid surface.
Clean hotel, staff is very friendly, beds are comfortable and area is very relaxing. You need a car, not a problem for us since we had rented one to travel. You don't have to pay a high tourist tax, one reason we stayed at this hotel. It is only about 10 minutes from Brussels by car. Free parking was a good thing, since you usually pay 25-35 euro a day inside Brussels city limits. Internet was free and fast. We didn't eat or drink anything in the hotel, thought it was over priced. Plus, I like finding local area restaurants anyway, cheaper and just as good. We brought our own coke and water into the room since the mini bar was expensive, we just emptied it and put our stuff in it. Beats paying almost $8.00 for a 12 ounce can of coke. I'm not cheap, but I don't like throwing my money away. There are grocery stores 5 minutes from the hotel, just take 15 minutes to get a few things and you are set. I travel a lot, so I like to cut corners on that kind of stuff. The pool, sauna and gym are free, so take advantage, it is small, but does the trick. We had a small problem with the shower and they had it fixed within 30 minutes. So they make a point to make your stay pleasant. Over all I would stay again, the staff was very nice. They weren't full when we arrived and gave us a free upgrade, wasn't expecting that, so they do try to make you feel welcome and do what they can to make it worth your time to stay with them.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Kevin from Vancouver, BC, Canada

May 10, 2013, trip through Belgium

Posted May 12, 2013
Dolce La Hulpe Brussels is located in the middle of a forest of beach trees with great walking paths. Very restful. The hotel was new and clean, the room very comfortable, the internet access fine. The restaurant 135 Brasserie was great.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Mareks from Riga, Latvia

Perfect for corporate meetings

Posted Oct 27, 2012
Pros: The room was great.
Cons: The food is the weakness of this hotel. It is quite o.k., but not good enough for the great dinner.
Location: In the night it might be a problem, as the gps shows the final destination some time before you really arrive into hotel area.
I've chosen this hotel, because having rent-car, wanted to be little outside Brussels, to feel more relaxed and not to have any parking problems. Being threre I discovered, that it would be great for some corporate meetings or trainings, being away for everyday mess, at the same time, being next to the beautiful city of Brussels. The feeling in hotel is really relaxing, even it is quite large. There has been only few people in the swimming pool and saunas.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Not a hotel - a conference venue!

Posted Oct 19, 2012
Pros: Leaving
Cons: Restaurant, bar, endless corridors
Location: In the back of beyond
Tghis was more of a conference centre than a hotel. being outside the city it cost between 35-55 Euros to go anywhere worth visiting! And the taxis the hotel arranged were in very poor condition (on 2 of the 3 I used each car had several warning lights flashing on the dashboard warning of imminent breakdown! The restaurant was like eating in an airport transit area - large, no character, rushed unattentive staff and really keen that everyone had the serve yourself buffet- which was costly! I won't be going back
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Squirrel from England, UK

Highly recommended

Posted Jul 25, 2012
Pros: The spacous lounges, the pool area.
Cons: carn't think of anything!
Location: Suitable to all areas, very central for Bruxelles, Waterloo, Zaventem Airport, Woluwe, Tevuren, Wavre & many more
Great quiet but convient location. Large, spacious, NOTHING was crowded in, a lot of thought has gone into this to give people comfort, & not sit on top of each other! We toke our 8 year old daughter who loved the room, the large sofa that pulled into her own double, the pool was great. The staff were knowledgeable & able to help ref which foods were suitable for specific food allergies without wandering off to find a chef or a packet to look at ( like they normally do ). Would def go back again if in the area. Well worth the price after comparing to other hotels in the area esp on 2 points, 1 not having to pay for the leisure faciliities, 2 the kids could share the room. Easy access to Waterloo, Bruxelles, Wavre, Woluwe, the airport & many more