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Reviews of Hotel de France

2 star Hotel | Boulevard Jamar, 21-23, Brussels, Belgium 1060

67.8% Overall Rating

155 out of 239 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (05/02/2013)

Virginia Cruz thinks…

"It´s close to the Midi Station (where you can stop if you come by train from the airport)...the room was ok, clean..."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 6.90

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

Please be aware that this property does not accept Visa Electron card. If you are securing your booking with Visa Electron you will need to provide the property with alternative card to guarantee the booking. Otherwise your booking might get cancelled

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67.8%

Overall Rating

155 out of 239 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hotel de France'

Atmosphere
58.4%
Location
70.4%
Facilities
64.0%
Cleanliness
74.4%
Staff
69.6%
Value
68.0%
Safety
69.6%
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68.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With a large group / tour

Partying / nightlife

28 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and secure rooms

Disliked: Kept having to reset our keycards all the time...didn't always work and the lift was broken so lots of stairs!

57.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 40%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Virginia Cruz

Alone

Work / volunteering

05 February 2013 Virginia would recommend this property

Liked: It´s close to the Midi Station (where you can stop if you come by train from the airport)...the room was ok, clean...

Disliked: Midi is not the best place to stay I think, I didnt feel safe (maybe because I was a girl alone) and its a very ugly area. They dont include breakfast. Be careful, the check out is at 11am not at 12am...the guy was kind of rude to me when I called to the reception at 11:02am trying to make sure what time I shoud leave :/

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Peter Huszar

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

17 December 2012 Peter would recommend this property

Liked: Good location

Disliked: Peter left no negative feedback.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

David Thomson

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

22 October 2012 David would recommend this property

Liked: Distance to the Grand Place is superb. 15 Minute walk.

Disliked: The rooms are pretty dated but are kept clean. Could do with a renovation.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Chai Tin Ooi

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

08 April 2012 Chai Tin would recommend this property

Liked: Price

Disliked: Quite a long walk from the train station. Instruction given on how to get there is a little confusing, need to ask people along the way numerous times. If you speak French, no problem; if not, you may find the locals don't know how to assist you. Quite noisy at night.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

07 December 2011

Liked: Free Wi Fi in the room

Disliked: The outside area is not safe. A lot of strangers, beggars around this area. Beware of pickpocket here. They distract you by asking direction and time.!!!

57.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway

10 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was very chip; internet wireless connection was free; staff was kind

Disliked: breakfast was not included; room's photos on the hotel website are quite different than the reality; the location was not so good; there was no hairdrier, frigobar in the room.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Mohammed Ismaeil

Alone

Work / volunteering

15 May 2011 Mohammed would recommend this property

Liked: The location is very good. the room was clean.

Disliked: the water drops sound at night.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Elizabeth Kelin

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

13 February 2011

Liked: The hotel was really close to the train station (about a minute walk). We didn't mind being farther away from the center of town because we wanted to walk around. The bed was comfortable and the room was fairly clean. The people at the desk spoke english and it was relatively cheap.

Disliked: Several things in the room were broken including the shower head and light. They ran out of towels and the second day gave us hand towels instead of regular ones. The location was sketchy and we didn't feel very safe walking back at night.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

11 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: cleanliness

Disliked: Friendliness and helpfulness of the staff

28.6%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
City break
Sightseeing & culture

27 September 2010

Liked: Near Gare du Midi and nothing else.

Disliked: The common area to rest and hang out for the shared bed/bathroom customers was at the front lobby which made the hotel noisy, scary and looked low class. Heavy cigarette smoking throughout hotel even inside the room. Our room's windows were not facing front of building therefore had no air ventilation. It was very hot and there wasn't any other source of cooling system in the room. The little table fan is not helping at all and cannot be adjusted. It's also hazardous due to no cover of the fan blades. The room was dimmed because some broken light bulbs were not replaced. Bathroom was not completely clean. There were hairs on towels. Breakfast was not worth the value.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Barzy Hernandez

With a large group / tour

City break

13 September 2010

Liked: close to grand palace,,,15 minutes walking

Disliked: UNSAFE AREA,,VERY WEIRD PEOPLE AROUND,,MEN STARING AT YOU ALL THE TIME, BAD SMELLS IN THE STREET, TOOOO SMALL BATHROOM,,,

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

05 July 2010

Liked: it had someone at the front door all day and night. they did well at answering questions when we had some

Disliked: very expensive for what we got. had to stay here because everything else was booked up. paid too much for a tiny room and had to share the bed. the window opened to an outside hall way? very unsafe to leave it open overnight. as much as we had a few ammenities not expected in a hostel (tv in the room for example) it didn't make up for the shotty state of the hotel. the hallways were dark, dingy and dirty. it should've been cleaner for the money.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

28 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: We had a problem with our room, they were doing construction in it and when we went back down to the check in, after making some calls he got us another, better room, it was big bright and smelled good!

Disliked: It is about a 15 to 20 minute walk to the Grand Place, which is fine as long as you know that. Also, the surronding area was entirely composed of middle age men, there were no women outside at the cafes. It was strange and we got a lot of stares walking down the street.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

26 June 2010

Liked: Location is not good, but the breakfast is worth the value.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

22 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: near to train station

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

07 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This is a hotel not a hostel.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

04 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: People very nice, all facilities very very clean and just around the corner of Gare du Midi. Excellent!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Jason Kang

25 April 2010 Jason would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, very clean room and toilet. Hotel staff could be friendlier, but its not a deal-breaker.We stayed here during the volcano eruption mess, and it worked well for us coz it was really near train station, Midi.We only stayed for one night there, and although the area seemed slightly dodgy, and there wasn't really much going on, it was only a place for us to spend the night, and we were mostly around the centre, which was more pleasant...The metro station is in walking distance too.

Disliked: Jason left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

15 March 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to train station. Good breakfast. Great waitstaff.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Marco Paulo Pinto Ferreira da Silva

08 January 2010 Marco Paulo would recommend this property

Liked: OK

Disliked: Marco Paulo left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

28 December 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it was ok, but my car was picked up by the police, so be carefull were you park on saturday night

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Jürgen Leitner

08 December 2009

Liked: somebody broke into my car, smashing the window, basically outside the Hotel (50-70m)

Disliked: Jürgen left no negative feedback.

28.6%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

23 November 2009

Liked: Nothing

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Gilbert Solis

15 November 2009 Gilbert would recommend this property

Liked: The proximity to the train station, stores and downtown.

Disliked: Gilbert left no negative feedback.