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July 17, 2006
by Linda Kaye
San Antonio, Texas
January 11, 2003
Our room, one of a total of 88, was a two-story suite with a kitchenette and living room downstairs, bedroom and bathroom upstairs. The refrigerator was stocked with bottled water, soda, beer, snacks, and liquor. A hot-pot for heating water for tea or coffee sat on a small dining table, surrounded by coffee, tea, and sugar. There were dishes, glasses, cups, pots, and pans--everything you could possibly need for a meal or snack. The comfy sofa was great for cuddling up at night and watching TV after a long day of sightseeing.
Midway up the iron staircase leading to the bedroom was a small landing with French doors that opened onto a tiny balcony. From there, we could stand and look down on the small street in front of the hotel. The bedroom was decorated with warm colors and blue accents. The bed was queen-size and very comfortable; the bathroom had a big tub with shower.
Breakfast, which is included in the rate, is served each morning from 7 to 10:30am in a beautiful dining room one level below the lobby. Immediately noticeable is the exposed rock wall along one side of the room. This is the remains of the original wall built in the 13th century that once protected the town. Breakfast includes cereals, yogurt, breads, sliced ham and other meats, cheese, beets, cabbage salad, corn, pearl onions, Danish, and fresh fruits. Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate is served in individual pots, adding an elegant touch.
Guests are invited for a welcome drink Monday through Thursday, offered in a lounge adjacent to the breakfast area. Wine, beer, sodas, juice, and snacks were available. For us, it proved to be a great place to meet other travelers and exchange information about what to see and do in Brussels.
The front desk staff was very accommodating and always ready to provide directions to whatever we wanted to visit. Most spoke English to some degree. They can help arrange several city tours that will pick you up at the front door. The Atlas also offers 24-hour reception, safe-deposit boxes, and limited parking for guests in an underground garage. They made us feel so comfortable and special, making our introduction to Belgium a pleasurable experience.
From journal Beguiling Brussels
April 25, 2001
The internet rate for a double room is BEF 4,600 (US$100) for weekdays but drops to BEF 2,900 for weekends which consist of Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. The hotel also has a few duplexes with kitchenette that can sleep 4. The rates include a buffet breakfast served in a room in the lower level that has a wall dating back to the Middle Age.
We found the hotel to be clean with good bathroom. It is very convenient to the Grand''Place and is surrounded by very good restaurants. However, it does not have air-conditioning. So beware if you are travelling in the summer.
From journal A weekend in Brussels