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"Wouldn't have wanted to stay anywhere else..."
The Dominican was everything it was hyped up to be. Staff was absolutely wonderful and there was no hassle. The executive suite did not disappoint. Plenty of room and very clean. Bathroom had plenty of room as well. Gym was extremely clean and well done. Breakfast was better than most hotels and definitely better than average. Everything is your normal buffet style foods. Bacon, eggs, assorted meats and cheeses, breads, crepes and all the fixings. The fresh juice selection was great. You can also order fresh waffles, eggs (any way you want, including eggs Benedict), and French toast. Probably the best part was it's location. Very centrally located and a three minute walk from really great restaurants, including the Delirium Cafe. And about five minute walk to the Grand Place. Will definitely stay here the next time we stay in Brussels.
"Weekend Trip to Brussels "
Hotel - Upon arrival try to park in a local parking garage which is about 15 euro a day. We walked two minutes to the hotel and were greeted as we entered. The concierge was polite asked for our passports and within minutes we got to our room. Room- The hallways to the room have a musty smell but not inside the room. The room is nice. We stayed in the executive room. Check out the pictures. Breakfast - consists of an assortment of breads and croissants, cheeses, pancakes, bacon, prosciutto and sausage, crepes, beans, scrambled eggs, raw eggs you can boil, fruits all chopped up together and juices (lemonade, grapefruit, fruit smoothie, orange and apples). Still and sparkling water and the all you can drink expresso cappuccino machines. Review- the service was good. The room was very nice and had everything you needed to include bath salts. The breakfast was a solid 7/10 with a wide variety. Some of the food was lukewarm which is normal due to buffet style setting. I'd definitely stay here again and would rate my experience here as a 7.8/10.
"this is a review of the bar"
I had a breakfast meeting at the bar of the Dominican. Nice decor, quiet but the service is very average. after you get your drink nobody can be seen in a long time and you have to go to the bar to re-order or gesticulate in a frenzy way until someone pays attention to you. pity
When we were booking the Dominican for a two-night stay, I had very high expectations of the place and, unfortunately, only some of them stood up to reality. The hotel is ideally situated close to the Central Station (but not too close so you do not get all the dirt and the rest of it that you often see around railway stations) and a few minutes away from Grand Place with plenty of restaurants around to choose from (although it is worth noting that many of them are clearly tourist traps). Both the lobby and the room (we stayed in the deluxe room) were nice. The room is big and (more importantly) very quiet and allowed for a good night's rest. However, there are a number of things in the hotel that were highly disappointing. Firstly, there are clearly major deficiencies in the housekeeping and maintenance of the hotel which are, quite frankly, unforgivable for a place that positions itself as a luxury hotel. Upon check-in, noone at the reception bothered to ask us whether we need any help with our luggage and the bell staff was nowhere to be seen. Now, I am perfectly capable of bringing my suitcases to the room but it still befuddles me that we were not even asked the question. The woman at the reception went through the motions of checking us in but did not make us feel particularly welcome. The corridor (we stayed on the 4th floor and I am not sure whether the same issue exists on other floors) smells of wet socks (again, not sure whether this is mould, mildew or something wrong with the wallpaper or the carpets). It is a good thing that the smell does not sip through to the room but walking down to the corridor was not a pleasant experience. The bathroom is spacious but, due to the issue with the threshold to the walk-in shower, the floor is easily flooded and we had to use a rolled towel to avoid the water leaking onto the bathroom floor. Also, the shower head in our room was covered with mould. Lastly, there was no toilet roll in the room when we checked in so we had to ask for one. The breakfast spread is decent but the quality of the food leaves a lot to be desired. Pastries are stale and, when my wife asked for waffles, she was served something that was cold and clearly reheated a couple of times before. And this is happening in Brussels... PS: Do something about the monks' chanting in the lifts - while nice at first, this is getting extremely irritating after a while...
We stayed here for our visits to the Brussels Christmas markets and our stay was fantastic. The service at check in was very efficient with very helpful staff who helped us get our bearings. The room itself was very luxurious with good attention to detail. It had tea and coffee making facilities, including a coffee machine, hair dryer, all the things you would expect in a hotel of this calibre. It is a great Base for all of the amenities, it was a 5 minute walk from the main shops and from the square, which is an absolute must to see the light show. The only downside was the dominican was hosting a couple of events when we were there and it was extremely loud. We did struggle to sleep on those nights. However the rest of the stay was so wonderful that this wouldn't affect us staying again!
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM