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We went to the Dominican right after getting engaged for some bubbly. Beautiful bar with wonderful staff, they provide lovely nibbles while you enjoy your drinks. Looking forward to returning and staying here!
"Great location, lovely hotel but let down by poor reception staff"
I have just come back from a conference in Brussels. The Dominican was one of the hotels on the list so I booked a room to stay in for one night between the two days of the conference. I got up at 4 am, caught the Eurostar to Belgium from London, attended the conference all day and checked in to the hotel at 6.30 pm, in time for a quick shower before heading off for the Conference Dinner which was held at Autoworld. The man at the reception desk was very helpful. He confirmed that my room price included breakfast and gave me a map of the Metro, marking the nearest station to the hotel and the Metro stop that was nearest to Autoworld. He said tAs I was quite tired, I didn't think to double check the information but just followed his instructions. I emerged at the Koning Boudewijn Roi Baudouin Station and then realised that I had been sent on a wild goose chase. He had sent me heading north east to a station beyond the Heysel Stadium when the place I needed to go was a short distance due West at Merode. I arrived at the dinner 90 minutes late. I then checked out the following morning. I was charged an extra €23 for breakfast. I spotted this immediately before signing the bill and showed the receptionist the email showing that my room rate included breakfast. They then took 15 minutes to fix the error, which made me 10 minutes late for the talk I was due to listen to at the conference. This is a great pity as the location was perfect, the hotel is beautifully designed and the room was stylish and comfortable. The breakfast was fine although the choice was quite limited and wholly self service with no offer on additional items such as omelette.
"Great location to explore central Brussels"
We found the hotel to be offer very good value for the money, even if it was Sunday night. We booked on line well in advance, found our room spacious (particularly in comparison to our experience in other European capitals for the same rates), and there is a shopping and restaurant arcade practically next door. Our only issue is we requested the hotel to make dinner reservations, which the front desk did, but then directed us to the wrong restaurant. We went back to the hotel perplexed, and the puzzling mistake was corrected. However, the actual restaurant had a locked door, with an entry through its kitchen, which in turn threw us for a loop. So, on "service," we think average is as far as we can go, and that drags down the overall rating, which otherwise might be higher.
"Excellent central location for exploring city."
I have stayed in Brussels many times but need to be near the EU institutions. This visit was for pleasure and the location was excellent. Not only are the Grand Place and Galeries Hubert nearby, so too are two metro stations for more distant travel in the city. Many of Brussels' thoroughfares are noisy, traffic-filled areas but this hotel is well-situated in a quiet pedestrian area. The hotel is well-furnished and there is a pleasant outside courtyard -- again quiet. Very attentive staff. Good value at a weekend -- all Brussels hotels are expensive during the working week.
The rooms are a little small (to be expected in Europe), but the room was well appointed. The standout is the lobby - that was designed very well. The bed was fairly comfortable. We had a 10 Euro credit to the restaurants for booking online but we didn't use it since everything in the restaurants was overpriced. I would recommend they let the 10 euro also go towards the mini-bar. But the best part about this hotel is its location. You are a three minute walk from the Rue des Bouchers and a five minute walk to the Square. It is very touristy but it is quite an experience sitting outside of a cafe while having a drink and people watching.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM