Brussels City Center! Grande Place

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Rue des Pierres, City of Brussels, Brussels 1000, Belgium

The Space

Ever wanted to stay right next to the famous "Grande Place" and "Manneken Pis"? Well here is your chance! This is a very cute and cozy 1 bedroom apartment (2nd floor, no elevator) situated 30 seconds away from the Grande Place and all it's lovely terrace bars. Only a 2 minute walk to the famous Manneken Pis. From the apartment window, you can already see the Grande Place so makes for a great view!
You are 5 minutes away from la Rue Neuve, which is the big shopping street of the city center. Not classy enough for you? No worries! You're only a 5 minute bus ride away from Louise, the luxurious neighborhood of Brussels which has such shops as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Burberry many more... Feeling sporty? It's only a 15 minute walk.
The location is perfect! This is where everybody comes to go out for dinner, a drink or to party!
On a cultural level, you have museums and exposes on a regular basis just minutes away.
There is a corner shop open 24/7 a few seconds away from the front door so you'll never be stuck for groceries. And of course during the day, there are many shops and supermarkets to choose from.

As for transportation, there is a tram station "Bourse" at the end of the street. If you need to take the metro, De Brouckere is a 3 min walk away. All the buses also go from the De Brouckere metro station.

This place can accomodate 3 people: double bed in the bedroom and a big sofa in the living room. The kitchen is part of the living room (as you can see in the pictures.) You will have access to wifi and cable TV. There is a DVD player also and speakers. I have a huge selection of DVDs so feel free to watch any!
The bathroom is small with all the necessities needed! I think the pictures speak for themselves. I tend to leave shampoo, toothpaste and a fresh towel because I know I never bring those things with me when I travel!

For the party animals out there, I can arrange a free drink for each of my guests at the cocktail bar right next to my door! Just a way to get your stay in Brussels properly started!

All in all, you will love this place!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $43 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $853 /week
Monthly Price: $2134 /month
Security Deposit: $142
Cleaning Fee: $28
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • We were a group of 3 and only staying for one night and Mims was very flexible and easy going. The apartment was a large space with a 'cozy' bathroom, but it was fine for the night. The location was close to the train/tram and also within walking distance to the major sights. The space could easily accommodate 4 or 5 people. I would recommend this place to others passing through Brussels and do not mind a few flights of stairs.

    February 2014
  • Staying at Mims' place was great. The location was unbeatable. I've stayed in Brussels many times, and this was right next to most things, including some of my favorite bars and restaurants.

    There are three minor "issues" with the place: the stairs (second story, no elevator — not life ending, but getting luggage up there and climbing stairs after a day of walking around was a drag); the tiny shower (you'll get used to it); and the music from the bar below (honestly, this is going to be a problem whenever you stay in the party district of any city).

    Overall, though, Mims was very good about getting back to us (even arranging a drop off of keys in London as we were both there at the same time). The views from the apartment were stunning, and the location unbeatable. The 12' ceilings were very cool.

    I would definitely stay here again, without question!

    January 2014
  • The main advantage of this apartment is the location. It is within walking distance to the Grande Place and the Mannekin Pis. Tram and metro are also nearby. The apartment is directly above a bar and a grocery is just 1min walk away.

    To reach the apartment, you need to climb 3 flights of old stairs with no lift. Not recommended if you have heavy luggages.

    The apartment is large as indicated in the pictures. However, the condition of some of the facilities can be improved:
    - When we arrived, one of the window blinds was spoilt and could not be lowered so there was no privacy in the living room.
    - The bathroom is tiny with a very low ceiling. Showering is very uncomfortable even for a short person.
    - The shower hot water was intermittent. It will be hot for 5 mins and then suddenly no more hot water even after 30 mins of running. I would not recommend this apartment if you are staying during winter.
    - The bed is uncomfortable for more than 1 person.

    After the first night of 'no hot water' issue, we decided to move out of the apartment and find another place to stay. I had booked for 3 nights but Mims only allowed a 1 night refund. So, my overall experience with this place was bad.

    December 2013
    Response from Mims:

    This is the first time I've had to answer to a review because all the others have been from happy guests. So here we go:
    -One of the window blinds was indeed broken by another guest so, seeing as I hadn't had enough time to fix it between guests, I fixed it with an elastic band to let light into the room, but he could easily have removed it to let the blinds down and therefore enjoy his "privacy".
    -Yes the bathroom is small but to call it uncomfortable might be a bit of a stretch.
    -The hot water was working fine when I went back to the apartment so that is a big question mark on that complaint. As to not recommending my place during winter, the heating works perfectly.
    -My previous guests (who mostly come in groups of 3 people) have always commented on how comfortable the bed is.
    After wanting to help him out with this alleged issue, he wouldn't have any of it and asked for a refund for the two remaining nights. I was kind enough to give Airbnb the green light to refund him one night, which they wouldn't have done without my consent, given the reasons he wanted to leave. Still, he wasn't happy. I tried :)

  • Excellent location really close to the Grand Place and easy to get to from the main stations. We really only used it as a base to sleep, chill and do research using the wifi that is available but the flat seemed kitted out to allow basic meals at least. Mims was really sweet- she left us some teabags knowing we were from the UK! There was a problem with the heating in the apartment but Mims provided some heaters that kept the place toasty.

    November 2013
  • Mims was a great host, very welcoming. The apartment is quite big and there's plenty of space to enjoy. The location is absolutely amazing too, it takes less than 30 seconds to get to the main square of Brussels! Top stuff Mims, thanks very much!

    November 2013
  • Unbeatable location for sightseeing, and Mims was easy to communicate with.

    October 2013
  • The appartement was very central! So I can just say that we loved it. And Mims, it was very nice to meet you and all was ok!

    October 2013
  • Mims was great! Quick to respond, very helpful. Location was awesome. So close to Grand Place, transportation, restaurants.

    We could hear the club until 4 am on weekends. We are good sleepers, so didn't keep us from sleeping. Others mentioned the short shower - we just sat down.

    I would return!

    October 2013
  • Mims place is fun and situated right in the heart of the action of which there is plenty! She met us directly at the flat (way before the appoint time, sorry ^^) to hand off the keys and advise the to-be shopping areas and great places around the town. The squeaky sound from the stairs always made us giggled <- OK maybe this should be fix. But hey the place is clean and tidy, with fast WiFi!!

    September 2013
  • Good location, nice two room apartment.

    September 2013
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I'm a simple girl from London, having lived in Brussels for a few years now. I love traveling and meeting new people so airbnb is perfect to do so! I speak both English and French fluently so I can communicate smoothly with people coming from anywhere! And if I don't speak your language... I'll learn it!! :D
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