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I am from Ghent, Belgium, work in the financial services industry in Brussels and am interested in travelling and history
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It really was a pleasure for my partner and I to have stayed in Jan's flat located on a quiet street in the Saint-Gilles quarter of Brussels. As other reviewers have pointed out, the photos certainly do not do justice to what is a beautiful, bright and charming 50s flat, renovated with style and taste. Not only is the flat warm and comfortable, it has a wonderfully luxurious large bed and an indulgent shower. The flat is probably in one of the best areas of Brussels, full of BOBO chic and very near the excellent restaurants, cafes and shops of Ixelles and a stone's throw from Avenue Louise. All in all, the surrounding area offers a brilliant bohemian mix that will not disappoint. Although we didn't get to meet Jan, he proved himself to be a friendly, attentive, accommodating and professional host - replying speedily to our queries and always eager to assist. We felt very welcome indeed. Jan - 5 stars!
The apartment was really nice, cosy and clean; it was equipped with the basic things necessary for a comfortable staying. Louise area is very quiet and agreeable with all the facilities nearby(carrefour, pharmacy, restaurants, shops). Jan was helpful and available for any questions. He also suggested us a detailed tour of Ghent, which was great!
Should we come back to Brussels, we'd surely ask for his apartment again. Thank you Jan, we had a great staying!
Appartement très agréable, moderne, refait à neuf, silencieux et lumineux. Les photos du site sont très représentatives. Bien situé à proximité de l'Avenue Louise, du tramway et d'une supérette, il est très pratique. L'hôte s'est montré très attentif et à l'écoute, aussi bien dans les échanges préalables par courriel qu'en direct. Nous y reviendrons. Une très bonne adresse.
We stayed in Brussels in January. Ian greeted us warmly, answered all the questions about the city, talked about the main sights of interest, offer excellent restaurants and bars, which are known only to residents of city. He also spoke about nearby interesting cities, recommended delicious dishes from the local cuisine, which are not written in the guide. Ian is a very good man who knows and loves his city. This meet was very nice.
We travel several times a year and always stop in the apartments of residents. This allows a better feel for the country and the city itself. In our personal rating of apartments, this apartment is one of the best.
So about this apartment:
Lovely area and live here nice people.
The street is quiet, conveniently located, easy to get to the center. The apartment is excellent. Handsome and thoughtful modern design, a lot of air. Spacious and bright room, full set of appliances in the kitchen, you can cook.
The bed is big and comfortable, there really can say a real bed.
Pleasantly surprised by the book in the apartment, the complete works of
William Shakespeare, books on Modern Art.
We felt like a real city residents living here.
Many thanks to Jan for stories about the city and this apartment.
It will be nice to come back when we still find ourselves in Brussels.
What an amazing weekend and what an amazing host!
Jan greeted us when we arrived and spent at least 20 minutes explaining the city to us and giving us hand drawn maps and restaurant suggestions.
Very well located, a short 5 minute walk to the local deli and also a couple of cafe/restaurants, a couple minutes on from that is the main high street with well known stores. We enjoy a good walk so we only took a taxi to and from the Eurostar. The chocolate square (I can't remember what it's called! Ha) is about 15-20 minutes away and the grand place is just under half an hours walk away. It's a beautiful walk because of the amazing architecture around brussels, walking straight past the palace.
We ate in in front of the TV for 2 of the nights but if you do feel like heading out I highly recommend Chez Leon, a fish restaurant which when first entered doesn't look like much but the mussels and scallops were top class! Easy on the wallet to!
Back to Jan and the apartment... It was exactly as pictured and very central.
We had the best weekend and Jan was a great host! Highly recommend staying here.
Het appartement is eigenlijk mooier dan op de foto's. Het is ook ideaal voor mensen die met hun kind op stap gaan. In de slaapkamer is genoeg ruimte voor een campingbed en de slaapkamer kan worden afgesloten. Het appartement was zeer schoon en alle benodigdheden, zoals servies, pannen en bestek, waren allemaal aanwezig. Het appartement is op loopafstand van Avenue Louisa. En op een steenworp afstand gaat de tram richting Grand Sablon. Jan was een uitstekende gastheer!
Nice apartment and location... enjoy my time -would happily stay again.
Très bon accueil et échanges avec Jan. L'appartement est très bien situé, proche du métro et des commerces. L'appartement est lumineux, bien aménagé et idéal pour un séjour a Bruxelles.
accueil parfait. Appartement très agréable. Très bon séjour. Rien à redire.
Jan was the perfect host. I arrived late and he still took the time to explain maps, tips, locations and the city. I felt immediately at home by his friendly demeanor and warm welcoming. The apartment is perfect: beautiful little terrace, spacious living room and bedroom, the bed is amazing and there is a very sleek bathroom and kitchen. The location was great and very easy to get to public transportation. All in all, a wonderful space with lots of light AND an elevator. Thank you Jan for making my trip to Brussels such a grand experience!
Thank you Richard for your nice words! always welcome back, whenever you come back to Belgium! Jan
Jan was an amazing guest! The apartment was left very clean and the communication was excellent!
Jan und seine zwei Freunde haben eine Nacht in unserer Wohnung in Nürnberg St. Sebald verbracht. Die Terminabsprache zur Schlüsselübergabe verlief problemlos.
Sie waren sehr freundlich und aufgeschlossen.
Die Wohnung wurde bei der Abreise im Top Zustand an uns übergeben.
Es war uns eine Ehre die Wohnung an die drei Herren zu vermieten.
Jederzeit gerne wieder.
It was such a pleasure to host Jan and his friend here in Manhattan. They really brought in the "home" energy to the environment accomplished by great manners and consideration for other people space, belongings and time. Great with communication. I would highly recommend Jan for your home and he is more than welcome in mine ANY time!
Jan and his friend were wonderful guests and we enjoyed having them stay with us. I hope they will make it back here again someday and we recommend them to any hosts!
Jan and Johannes were perfect guests, although because of my plans I didn't get to spend as much time with them as I would have liked. I saw first-hand, however, how considerate and helpful they were, and I very much enjoyed the time I spent with them. I would certainly welcome them back any time, and I recommend them to all other hosts.
Jan and his partner were great guests. Very delightful to talk to, and took great care of the house. Highly recommended.