not fit for business travellers
Posted Feb 24, 2016
This was a business trip; hotel was chosen for the proximity to customer and good experience with other IBIS hotels in Paris and Amsterdam. The hotel is generally in need of all-round up-dating. The stair carpets are worn through and dirty. Chairs in the room are worn and dirty. There are dark edges around tiles and tabs in the bathroom. The loo does not flush properly and I found loo-paper still in the loo when I entered the room. The bed is uncomfortable and pillows the cheapest and worst I ever slept on. I had to get a really good night's sleep, something IBIS promises on its brochures. This hotel can only fulfill this if guests are not using the basin (!), shower or loo after 11pm. The walls are paper-thin. At around 11.30 pm, there was a thundering noise which came from a guest using the shower in the next room. Following this, I was woken up every couple of hours by a loud blowing of his noise, clearing his throat and spitting it into the basin with the tap running, using the loo with accompanying noises. I was shattered in the morning with 120km ride in a hired car through unfamiliar Brussels visiting 3 customers, a late return flight and two hour car trip home ahead of me.
The breakfast is ok but quite expensive for what it offers. The internet connection is bad. On a high note, the staff is very friendly and helpful;