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"Great hotel, super convinient location, amazing staff"
I stayed at the Dominican just for one night, while I was in brussles for work. It has a fantastic central location, that allows to make a short stroll arround and actualy see a bit of the city even if like me your time in very short. It has a beautiful lobby, trendy decoration. Check In was quik as pleasant with very polite staff. The bedroom was good, really comfortable bed, setting area, and a working desk. My only negative I think it was the strange music in the TV once you get in the room... it freaked me out a bit. Apart from that perfect stay.
"Unique, Beautiful Hotel Experience"
The Dominican was recommended to me recently and I couldn't be happier. Stayed for a few days in Brussels to see the city (which was thoroughly enjoyable) but fell in love with this hotel. As many have noted, it has a unique ambiance, which fit perfectly with my desire to feel relaxed while there. Soothing, quiet Gregorian chants play in the background (and on the TV in the rooms) and the mild fragrance that is pumped throughout the hotel matches that soothing sound. Is it for everyone' Of course not, but it is definitely a pleasant atmosphere. The front desk staff (with one shameful, notable exception) was amazing, professional, pleasant, and friendly. They gave great advice on city sights, directions to places to see and eat, and were incredibly efficient. The room was very large and the bathroom was as well. Shower was a rainfall type, with an open plan (i.e. no door) which I'm not fond of, but because of the sheer size of the facilities, it wasn't an issue. WiFi was very fast and easy to connect with. The beds were very comfortable. In our case, we had a large (King) bed with a single duvet. The hotel itself was located within a five minute walk of both a metro stop and the Grand Place - perfectly situated for sightseeing, but also very quiet. It's actually right behind the opera house, so if you want to see a performance, you're right there. I'll circle back around to the one notable bit of unpleasantry, which was a man at the front desk who was always rude and impatient. He was completely the opposite of evryone and everything at this hotel, and soured what was an otherwise wonderful experience. I'm pretty sure the hotel manage knows exactly who this is (and I want them to know), because he is so obviously an unpleasant person. Otherwise, a perfect stay, and one which I plan to make again.
"Nice place let down by service"
Stayed one night - the room was nice, the bed comfortable, meeting expectations for the price range. The location is very good, the bar could be lovely - however the bar service is atrocious, best to go collect your own drinks from the bar, as otherwise you may grow old before you get your hands on food or drink.
"Lovely but not excellent"
The pros: Fantastic central location Beautiful lobby and public areas Really comfortable beds Iron and ironing board in the wardrobe, and they trust you not to steal the coat hangers! Staff very polite. The cons: The hotel has installed those wretched showers that always spray water onto the bathroom floor. The type with no door. There was no natural light anywhere in the room for putting on make up, etc. Even with the blinds drawn up, the subtle lighting of the room and dark colour scheme means that you can't see your face properly. The bathroom isn't much better. It means that if you're sharing the room, the bathroom is in heavy demand. The plug sockets are oddly located. One right by the door to the room at elbow level (''), one behind one side of the bed, one by the table right next to where they put the telephone. Why' It means that every time you unplug your hair straighteners (and you have to yank european plugs out of the socket), you end up knocking the flipping telephone off the table because the plug comes away with a jerk. You can't even move the wretched telephone! So the rooms were clearly not designed by a woman! We thought that the food in the restaurant was nice, but very expensive for what it was. We ate at the hotel on one of the nights because of the weather. The restaurant was so cold that my husband had to go upstairs for a jumper. Later, we saw the staff closing a window that we hadn't noticed. Why leave it open on a cold night and during a torrential downpour' On our penultimate day, we returned at 3.30 pm to find that the room hadn't been cleaned. The domestic staff knocked on the door at 4 pm. We'd expected the room to have been cleaned by the time we returned; in the event, I told the cleaning staff when we'd be going out and their response was, paraphrased, "sorry, we'll have knocked off by then". My husband was asleep so we weren't going to leave the room again whilst it was cleaned, so I just exchanged towels with the domestic staff, but it felt a bit shoddy for a good hotel. Overall it was nice, and I'd stay at the Dominican again, but it could have been better.
"Overall Great Hotel"
Really, really loved this hotel. It's in a fantastic location in the center of the city with an easy 2-5 minute walk to many of the major tourist spots (and a 10 min walk to Brussels Central station), but it's also quietly tucked on a lovely, charming street. The lobby is beautiful and sets the tone for the rest of the hotel. Great courtyard bar with just enough action to make it fun without being to loud. As to the accommodations, while I certainly wasn't seeking out an upgrade, for staying only one night, it would have been an appreciated gesture for a hotel with this many rooms to simply give me anything that was available upon my arrival after flying in internationally and arriving just before the allotted check-in time. Instead, while my room wasn't ready, I used the gym to go for a run and take a quick shower. I found my standard room to be quite large for European standards, and the finishings were subtly luxurious. The sheets and towels were better than many "luxury" hotels, and I slept quite comfortably. An added bonus was that I found the room to be extremely quiet. If I had to nitpick, I'd ask the hotel to drop the incense they use in the elevator lobbies in keeping with their theme as a former monastery -- anyone who enjoys church incense will seek it out at church. But that's certainly not a deal-breaker. All in all, I would be thrilled to stay here again, and I'd encourage anyone looking for a unique, charming hotel in the center of Brussels to do the same.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM