On my latest visit to Belgium, I arranged for my friend and I to stay at the Bedford Hotel & Congress Centre, just a short walk from Grand Place and the many sights to be seen around the local area. We were only staying for one night, so easy access to attractions from a central location was the priority.
First impressions of the hotel were good; we took the metro to the hotel which was a short trip and just a few minutes walk from there to the Bedford Hotel. Despite having limited access to the map on my phone (thanks to T-Mobile deactivating the roaming function), we found the hotel with ease running parallel to the main road, Boulevard Anspach.
As we had arrived earlier than scheduled, we arranged to store our bags whilst we started our sightseeing, returning later to check out our accommodation.
Upon our return to the hotel, we were given the keys to our twin room that was on an upper floor ensuring that we had a peaceful stay. At this point, I did notice that the hotel was undergoing some renovation however this didn’t interfere with our stay at all and work only seemed to take place during times that we were out of the hotel.
We immediately noticed that the room was very clean and appeared to have been recently refurbished with modern decor (something that I had been concerned about following reviews on other websites) The bathroom was well equipped and the beds soft but offering a very comfortable stay overall. Take a look at the photos below:
Our booking had also included a buffet breakfast which offered a combination of hot and cold food such as eggs, croissants, cold meats and cereal – unfortunately I didn’t manage to get photos but it was worth the money and set us up for the day ahead.
Overall I liked the hotel; the rooms are already modernised or at least going through the process, staff were professional and happy to provide maps and directions to assist with sightseeing. For the price, we had a pleasant stay and loved being in a central location. Having previously stayed at the Stanhope Hotel, it was nice to be somewhere a little closer and whilst it didn’t offer the luxury of the Stanhope Hotel, it was just as comfortable for a shorter stay in Brussels – upon completion of the renovation, it could be a high competitor.
Have you stayed at the Bedford Hotel or can you recommend any other hotels in Brussels?