Astrid Hotel - Brussels50.851768, 4.350189
According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as Hotels Recommended by Guests in Belgium
Astrid Hotel is a 3-star venue placed about 11 km from Parking V.I.P.. The hotel is located in a royal-style building in cultural Brussels. This 3-star hotel also offers storage for belongings, an elevator and a private carpark.
Located next to Rue Neuve, this 6-story hotel is a few steps from Royal Palace . The city center lies within 1 km from the venue.
Stores, a shopping street and a market are within easy reach of the hotel.
Metro Bourse metro station is set 250 meters away from the property. Brussels airport can be reached by car.
This hotel features rooms with satellite television, air conditioning and a pantry. A bath, a shower and a hairdryer are offered in each room.
Eat & Drink
It serves an American buffet breakfast every morning. Noordzee Mer du Nord and Delirium Cafe are located within 250 meters away.
A buffet breakfast is served at the price of EUR 12 per person per night.
It features bars, cafés and restaurants on site.
Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.
Private parking is possible on site at EUR 20 per day.
Number of floors: 6. Number of rooms: 100.
EUR 20 per day
- Restaurant buffet
- Buffet breakfast
- Business centre
- Air conditioning
- Individual heating
- In-room safe
- Connecting rooms
- Rollaway beds
- Hair dryer
- Cable/ Satellite television
- Carpeted floor
- City landmarks
Located close to both city center and central station, about 7 and 15 minutes respectively. Generally, good value for the price.
Unwelcoming neighborhood, lack of free internet in room (i was lucky enough to connect to some free network though). Had small issues with room locks.
The hotel room was clean and all basic facilities worked. The bed was comfortable and we all slept well. For a city hotel it was very quiet.
1. The television could be improved to include at least one English language channel, preferably news. 2. Breakfast staff were not very welcoming!
The service was poor and despite being charged wifi did not work. The clerk named Mike was extremely rude and has not helped with basic information.
Handy for metro, town centre, st. Catherine's square
Ludicrously complex WiFi set-up which doesn't appear to work if you have a Mac. Front desk staff said it wasn't their problem and to begin with said I'd have to take it up with the service provider (they had already required me to speak to them - in my rusty French - earlier that morning); no chance I said, eventually they relented and only charged for room and not internet fee. This stuff is basic, there's no excuse for over-complicated and inefficient systems. Above all, there's no excuse for saying it's not your problem if you're the hotel and you've contracted out to a sub-standard service.
Good location (close to metro, downtown and restaurants). The hotel was clean the recepcionist was kind and helpful. The bed was comfortable.
The bed linen was old and worn-out. The pillow was too small. Always I had to wait for the receptionist if I wanted something because he was busy all the time. Booked.net informed me that my account will not be charged before my arrival, however it was and with a higher price then it was indicated on Booked.net. When I asked the receptionist I was advised that upon my checkout the difference will be paid back but it's still don't arrive to my account. The difference is only 11 Euros but I feel ramped.
it is a great location at St Katherine's it is quiet inside the hotel but nearby are plenty of restaurants and a local metro station. It is a bit old fashioned and has something of a 70s feel about it but then that is all part of travel as an experience. If you want standard bland hotels the chains offer that.
Check in as always was extremely slow and bureaucratic - have found this before at the Astrid as they take endless photocopies of credit card, passport etc.
Expansie internet access
I paid €49 per night for the room over the weekend, this was excellent value for money. The room was large, clean and although basic was exactly what I needed. In terms of standards you could compare the room to an Ibis Hotel but only much cheaper. The staff were also friendly and security aware, for example asking me for more details when I requested my room key having been out for a while. That may seem annoying but it shows that they do check who is coming and going. The location is also good, perhaps 5-10 minutes walk from Grand Place and only two minutes from a major metro stop. I did not try the breakfast, but did try a 24 hours internet pass. This was €10, so not too expensive although I did have problems connecting. After about an hour or so however it worked fine. Finally for a budget hotel the room had a bath, something which I sorely miss in most hotels these days. In general I would recommend this hotel for weekend trips.
There was no mini bar in the room, which is always welcome after a long trip late at night. Some of the paintwork could have been tidied up in the room, but overall this was such a small issue there is no reason to kick up a fuss.
The hotel was understaffed. There was only ever one person at reception and they were frightfully overworked. They were polite about it, but too rushed off their feet to assist properly. Two staff even went so far as to complain about their manager and tell me they want to quit because of the lack of support. Breakfast was poor, but when I tried to cancel it for my last few days I was told this was not possible.
Absolutely nothing good to say about this stay. Avoid.
Staff at reception were extremely rude - man across desk barked "What do you want? " at my colleague when she asked a question. Took an age to check in and get our keys. Totally understaffed. The hotel was completely misrepresented by its website - best described as a prison camp. Rooms - beyond basic for the money you are paying. Eastern bloc circa 196 descibes the experience. Carpet looked unhoovered. Human hairs in bed. Filthy old blankets on bed. Smell of cleaner in room. Breakfast - for 12 euro - nothing worth eating. Absolute disgrace! Lobby area - spartan , uncomfortable. Wouldnt reccommend to my worst enemy.
Great location, comfortable, clean rooms, a very good option if you just want to visit the town - or if you are on a business trip and want to stay in a more charming area.
Not much personality, just a place to sleep.
Very poor and evil Breakfast.
Person at the reception did not speak Dutch. It is incomprehesible that in 2012 Flemish customers in the capital of their country are still not served in their own language!
excellent location, inside the city center. the hotel is really clean
well, we were 3 years togother with my fiancée, we did not have a double bed... al we had was 2 single bed, the stewart wasnt really helpfull.
Clean cozy hotel close to the place I had my meetings, at a reasonable price.
Wifi internet could have been included in the room rate.