The house is splendid and the Sainte-Catherine neighbourhood is charming. For those who love cycling, jump on our bikes to discover the city!
The house is located in a lovely neighbourhood of the city center. It is a very untypical space which caracterise this historical part of Brussels at best. From the street, the house is nothing special, but behind is hidden a surprising place ! On a side, a balconny gives a view on a small private street inside the block, and on the other, we find the garden, accessible from the garage.
Both rooms are convenient for either short or long term stay (double bed, wardrobe, wifi). Intimacy and userfriendly ! The garden, garage and living spaces are all accessible.
We propose a breakfast (extra 7€ per person), it is taken on a large common table, alone or together depending everyone’s schedule. Our guests are more than welcome to use our bikes, there are a few itineraries that we could recommand too!
Interaction with Guests
We like to spend some times with our guest on their arrival. Drinking a beer and learning about eachother is a good way for everyone to feel confortable and welcome in the house.
Far from three pedal strokes of the the essential « Manneken Pis etc... », the neighbourhood is famous for its many restaurants, bars and artshops. It is nonetheless popular and multicultural. Our house is, besides, exceptionaly calm for its location.
For transport, there are many options. We provide some bicycles to our guests who desire to discover the city sportively. There are very nice bike tours that we could recommand. The metro stations are located at 200m (line 1 and 5) and 500m (line 2 and 6), and the three main train stations are only 15 minutes walk (Central, Norht and South).
Other Things to Note
We are quite flexible with check in and check out time. However, it is quite important for our organisation that the guests respect the arrival time announced.
We ask our guests to take off their shoes when coming into the house, we've got slippers that you can use though ;).
It is forbidden to smoke inside but there is a balcony and a garden for the smokers.
Virginie & Laurent made us both very welcome into their lovely house. Communication was good and they offered suggestions on local food, pubs and sightseeing. The location is great and it it is an easy walk to transport or city centre. We would highly recommend this place to stay.
Our opinion is NOT GOOD.
The first main important thing is that is NOT A PRIVATE APARTMENT as they showed it in the web. (we've seen its already changed)
Before we got there he texted us saying he wouldn't be home which is fine and she would welcome us.
THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN. Another flatmate was there when we came and he told us she was working and he will show us to our room. In fairness he was SO NICE to us and he gave us maps directions and recommendations about where to go etc and we're so pleased for that.
We didn't see her until that night when we told her we would have breakfast. That morning we saw the 7€ breakfast wasn't worthed AT ALL. few little variety of food for the amount of money and we went to have a coffee and there was nothing left for us.
Bathrooms were not cleaned in the 3 days we stayed up there and we had to buy oil and sugar for cooking when we spent 75€ PER NIGHT (what is more expensive than a hotel room) for no service at all.
The only good thing about the apt was the flatmate Julen and we really thank him the attention and interest we didn't get from her, who was meant to our host person. bikes were fine and helpful too.
We feel CHEATED.
Nuestra opinión no es buena
Lo primero y más importante es que no es un apartamento privado como decia en la web (hemos visto que esta cambiado)
Antes de llegar el nos dijo que no estaría en casa, y obviamente no nos importó ya que ella estaría en casa para recibirnos.
Pero eso no pasó. Otro compañero de piso estaba allí y nos dijo que ella estaba trabajando y que el nos enseñaría la habitación.
En realidad, el fue muy amable, nos dio mapas y recomendaciones de adonde ir y estamos muy agradecidos.
No la vimos hasta esa noche cuando la dijimos que íbamos a desayunar a la mañana siguiente. Esa mañana nos dimos cuenta de que los 7€ que valía el desayuno no merecían la pena. Muy poca variedad para la cantidad de dinero que vale. Fuimos a tomarnos el café y no quedaba nada para nosotros.
Los baños no se limpiaron en los 3 días que estuvimos allí y tuvimos que comprar azúcar y aceite para poder cocinar cuando nos gastamos 75€ la noche (más caro que una habitación de hotel) por un servicio que no existe
Lo único bueno del apartamento fue Julen al que agradecemos el interés y la atención que no tuvimos de ella quien debería haber sido nuestra "anfitriona". Las bicis también estaban bien.
Nos sentimos timados.
1. We are sorry if you felt cheated, the announce has however never been changed, it has always been a private room and not a entire appartement (airbnb can confirm it so do all comments below...)
2. I wasn't there and we sent you two messages to know what time you will arrive, without answer (airbnb can confirm that too). If you had a good welcome from Julien, why complain? You were lucky he was there, we are not a hotel with a 24h reception...
3. Our announce says that you can use the kitchen, make coffee, tea, etc... if there were some ingredient missing, we are sorry and we'll pay attention to that in the future.
4. The bathroom is being cleaned between every guest arrival and we wish that it stays clean during that time.
We are sorry that you feel cheated, really, and glad that Julien could help you out with everything.
Appartement et chambre très agréables. L'appartement est très bien situé pour visiter la ville.
Virginie et Laurent sont très sympathiques et nous ont très bien accueillis. Ils nous ont donnés de très bon conseils pour visiter la ville.
Je recommande !
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Well..... what can I say!!! Virginie and Laurent were so helpful, and made us feel at home from the second we walked through the door. We sat with Laurent, and he showed us all of the local restaurants and places that we should visit and his recommendations were spot on!! We ate at some fantastic places, and met some great people.
The room is very clean and the bed is very comfortable. There is a shared shower and bath that is very well looked after as well! I cannot recommend this place enough, and I hope to come back and stay with them again soon!
Great experience, perfect location - warmly welcomed and thoroughly enjoyed it. Amazing pad with all the facilities you need. Situated in a really 'arty' 'quirky' area with fantastic cafés and bars and 10 mins walk from the touristy stuff. Friendly, helpful hosts - thoroughly recommend.
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We are a young couple from Brussels. We have always lived in this city that we adore! We share the house with Laurent's cousin, Julien, who has adopted the b&b&b attitude too.
We love sport, bicycle, going out in bars and restaurants and sometimes to clubs to listen to good electronics. We love gardening, some days we might grow some chickens too (--> local urban eggs for breakfast mmmh).
During our travels, we like to discover local folklore and things that autochtones are used to do. This is what we'd like to share with our guests too.