- Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Located in the Saint Gilles neighborhood, the Hotel Catalonia Brussels offers a pleasant stay at a reasonable price. While not centrally placed, it is close to the main shopping, eating, and entertainment thoroughfares. I actually view this as a positive as I dislike staying in heavily trafficked areas. A 10 to 15 minute walk will land you on Avenue Louise, one of Brussels’ major shopping and dining areas. From here you can access most anything. The accommodations were nice; my room was located on the 7th floor and featured a loft ceiling and large window that let out onto a small balcony. Everything was clean and tidy, though the bathroom would benefit from an update. A few small improvements like repairing the leaky shower column, upgrading the aged and discolored toilet seat, and refinishing the stained tub surface would result in big gains as would realigning the tracks for the closet doors, which were difficult to open at times. As for other aspects of the room, the bed was quite comfortable, temperature control was good, and the room was fairly spacious. I appreciated the complimentary slippers and robe as well (though I only used the slippers). Overall, I was quite pleased with the service and with my Hotel Catalonia experience.