Beautiful loft apt in period house near EU quarter
This is a beautiful apartment, loft style, spacious and bright. It is tastefully furnished, and boasts a sunny, private terrace. During your stay you can enjoy free Wifi and cable TV.
The apartment is located in a residential neighbourhood at walking distance from the main EU offices, the city centre and public transport hubs. The neighbourhood is just behind some of Brussels' most famous Art Nouveau Squares and parks (Ambiorix, Marie Louise).
The apartment is on the 3rd floor of a period house built in the end of the 19th century. It is a loft style flat, with an open space living room, dining area and kitchen. It has high ceilings and a mezzanine bedroom with ensuite bathroom (please note that there is no elevator). We (your hosts) live in the rest of the house, but the apartment is completely independent.
We are an Italian / British couple, available to help and are happy to provide information that would help you to have a smooth and pleasant stay. Between us, we speak English, Italian, French and German.
Not suitable for children less than 8 yrs old.
CHECK IN- CHECK OUT TIME:
Check in and check out times can be flexible, depending on personal availability and other bookings.
***NORMAL CHECK IN is from 14 till 17 hrs.
***LATE CHECK IN before 20 hrs is possible with a little extra fee of 15 euro. If you need to check in after 20 hrs, the fee is 30 euro. This fee is asked as a small contribution towards the metro and/or taxi our housekeeper has to take to come from her home, leave her family and social activities outside her working hours and come and meet you at your convenience. It is to be paid directly to her in cash.
*** EARLY CHECK IN before 14 hrs is possible if there are no guests leaving the same day.
***NORMAL CHECK OUT is before 10 o'clock.
*** EARLY CHECK OUT is no problem and can be arranged with the housekeeper.
***LATE CHECK OUT no later than 14 hrs is only possible if there are no other guests coming in the same day into the apartment.
- NO pets, NO smoking, NO parties.
- No third party allowed in the apartment without prior notice and consent.
- There is NO air-conditioning in the apartment.
- Also available for long term rentals, ask for special rates and conditions.
- The apartment is NOT a PARTY apartment. We ask our guest to respect the tranquility of the other inhabitants. If you disrespecting this we will ask you to leave immediately without refund.
- You are renting a private apartment, NOT a hotel room, so daily cleaning and breakfast are NOT included in the price. However our housekeeper is available for you and is charged at an hourly rate. We do not provide products for the use of the washing machine
- When leaving the apartment we expect you to leave it in a properly state. Any damage or extra cleaning will be deducted from your guarantee.
Please read our Disclaimer of Liability. If you rent/stay in our property you will automatically accept it.
- Disclaimer of Liability -
Please read this carefully. If you agree to rent/stay in our property you will have accepted this disclaimer.
We: the owner(s) of the property or the property manager or such a person delegated by the owner to perform such role on the property.
Guest: person(s) renting/staying in the property for any length of time.
We shall not be responsible for losses, injuries or any damages resulting from your stay in / the rental of our property and assume no responsibility for same.
Limitation of liability
In no event will we be liable for any damages, including without limitation direct or indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages, losses or expenses arising in connection with your stay in our property / this rental.
We cannot accept any responsibility for your personal safety during your vacation. You are reminded to exercise care as to your personal safety and the safety of your companions.
The owner or property manager do not accept liability for lost or stolen personal property of the guest from the property during the rental period.
All guests understand and agree that neither the property owner nor property manager can accept responsibility whatsoever in case of accident or illness whilst on the property.
We will not accept liability for acts of violence, nature, fire, flood, war, civil disobedience, riot, or other force majeure that may have a deleterious effect on the Guest. We cannot accept any liability for the failure of public supplies such as water, electricity or gas supplies. Nor for the consequences of the actions or omissions of persons who may supply or control main services, or any action taken in the vicinity of the property reserved, by any authority or persons over which we have no control. We cannot accept any liability for the heating system, or any household appliance breaking down. Urgent steps will be taken for a local helper to rectify any problem.
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Beautiful loft apt in period house near EU quarter Brussels, Flanders & Brussels, Belgium
Additional Location Information
Quite road in residential area.
500 mt from EU main offices (Pl. Schumann, Rue de la Loi)
400 mt from Art-Loi metro station, 200 mt from Maelbeek metro station
300 mt from beautiful parks in Brussels famous Art Nouveau squares.
Less that 2 km on foot from the Grand Place (15 min door to door by metro), Place du Sablon and other city centre attractions.
20 min from Airport, 10 min from Midi Railway Station.
Left on 09/01/2014 for a stay in August 2014 | 363TiaReviewed Sep 1, 2014Stayed Aug 2014
We used this place on our recent trip to Brussels. The place was comfortable in a quiet locality with a metro station close by. The apartment was clean, airy, and included all the basic amenities. The apartment was located on the 3rd floor with steep steps and another set of steps leading to the loft bedroom. This makes it a little cumbersome to carry suitcases to the bedroom, not to mention that there is really no storage space there as mentioned by another reviewer. Suggest that the check-in/check-out times be clearly specified and also the house rules need to be clearly specified upfront- since they are 3 pages long. Overall we had a nice stay.
Thank you for your review. I take this opportunity to make a few corrections/clarifications to some of the points stated in this review.
-Check in/out times
They are specified in the listing, there is a specific field that must be filled in. Unfortunately this site does not show the information clearly to the potential/confirmed guests. We also indicate our check in/out time and policy in the description as well as in the additional notes.
- House rules
We send the House Rules and other information at least one week before the guest's arrival date. In the specific case of this guest we sent everything (and they confirmed the reception) on July 8 for arrival and check in on August 22.
It is cumbersome to carry extra large suitcases to the upstairs bedroom. It can also damage the walls, and for both reasons we always offer to help our guests with their luggage.
There is a 4 square meters area upstairs, by the bathroom and accessible but separated from the bedroom area, for storing suitcases (the biggest suitcase measure between 0,48 and 0,6 square meters). There is also a set of 9 shelves in a "chester-drawers" equivalent, by the bed. Normal size luggage can be also stored on the lower floor, under the clothes hanger.
Tenants have been leaving for several months at the time in this apartment and never complained about lack of storage space.
- 3rd floor
We clearly say in the Overview that the apartment is on the 3rd floor of a period house (high ceilings), with no lift. It may be misleading to define "steep steps" the absolutely average steps of a stately staircase in a rich house of the 19th century.
The apartment includes much more than the "basic" amenities. We provide, as examples: a Nespresso coffee machine and the coffee capsules, a Dualit toaster, kettle, dishwasher, all the appliances and accessories for a well appointed kitchen, shower gel, shampoo and hairdryer, a 46" tv set, etc.
In conclusion I can only invite all potential guests to read very carefully the description of a place before renting it. And not to hesitate to ask for details and clarifications for even the slightest doubt. It can only help to make the whole experience more successful and pleasant for both the guest and the host.
Thank you for staying with us and have a good life.
“Fabulous Christmas in Brussels”
Left on 01/09/2013 for a stay in December 2012 | C. AyalaReviewed Jan 9, 2013Stayed Dec 2012
We stayed in this beautiful loft apartment 6 nights with our 9-year-old daughter for Christmas in Brussels. Elena was amazing from the moment we contacted her and very helpful with the arrangements and for all things we wanted to see and do in Brussels. The apartment was exactly as shown in the photos, very clean and nicely furnished, with everything we needed. The loft bedroom and bathroom gave just enough privacy. The location was perfect, just a short walk to two metro stations and close to restaurants and a really nice market. The neighborhood and the building itself were very quiet and being on the top floor gave us a lot of privacy out the windows, without neighbors looking in. We would recommend this rental unit to anyone. It is our fifth vacation rental, and was our favorite so far.
“A really lovely place to stay when visiting Brussels”
Left on 01/09/2013 for a stay in January 2013 | AngieReviewed Jan 9, 2013Stayed Jan 2013
My husband and I stayed here with our adult son for 4 days in early January. The apartment was exactly as shown and described on the website. It was spacious, warm, clean and comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped and we really appreciated having a washing machine and large clothes drying rack. We made good use of the storage rack downstairs for hanging some clothing as the steps to the loft are quite a climb with luggage. At all times, Elena was accessible via email and her cell phone and we always found her to be friendly and accommodating. We especially appreciated being able to store our bags at the apartment building prior to our arranged check in time and also at the end of our stay as we had a late afternoon flight.
The location of this apartment was ideal for us. It is in a quiet area of the city and within reasonably easy walking distance of the metro, central railway station and shops. We would definitely stay here again and would be happy to recommend it to others.
Left on 07/27/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 27, 2012Stayed Jun 2012
We stayed in this apartment for one week with my partner. Everything was clean, nicely decorated and comfortable. The apartment is very close to two metro stations and it's very near to the EU Quarter and in walking distance from the centre. The neighbourhood is also very nice, we found everything we needed.
We had a warm welcome and upon our arrival we found milk, juice and coffee stocked and some brochures with suggestions for getting around in Brussels. We found everything very comfortable, the bed, the dining chairs and the living room.
The host is very kind and helpful! Also, our communication with Elena was excellent from the beginning. She answered to all of our emails and questions promptly.
We did a lot of research before renting this apartment. We think that the price, compared to other apartments of this kind in Brussels, is very good. Also, what you see in the pictures is exactly what you get. There are some stairs to climb but this wasn't an issue for us.
We have already recommended this place to our friends.
Left on 07/12/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 12, 2012Stayed Jun 2012
Cosy, comfortable stay in the EU area (walking distance to the main institutions). Host is extremely helpful. There are all necessary things for longer stay (f.e. several weeks). As the apartment is on the top floor, there are some staircases to climb.
Left on 06/25/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 25, 2012Stayed May 2012
We were 3 people and stayed here for 3 nights.
the flat looked the same as what we saw from the picture.
Plenty of utensils to cook, big table for eating, 2 big beds enough for 4 people.
Also clean and tidy 2 bath rooms, (one toilet and one bathroom with bath tub) and nice, sunshiny terrace!
Almost of all, house owner was so kind and always willing to help us, she recommended nice restaurant, reserved a taxi for us.
if i have a chance to stay in Brussel again, i will definayely
Left on 05/05/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 5, 2012Stayed Apr 2012
From the beginning, our contact with owner Elena was excellent. She answered questions promptly and once we arrived, we were warmly welcomed. Because we were driving, we asked about parking facilities and Elena's husband actually gave up his garage space for us! How great is that! The flat itself has a spacious feel because of its high ceilings.There is great light and a nice view to a park nearby. The bed is comfortable and the kitchen very well-equipped, including some provisions already stocked on our arrival: milk, cereal, juice, coffee, tea and wine -- what more does one need?
There was a transit strike all 5 days that we were in Brussels, so we really appreciated the central location of the flat, between the Royal Palace and the EU area. It's also close to a more down-to-earth ethnic neighborhood, full of interesting restaurants and small markets with fresh meat and produce -- ask Elena about the Lebanese place nearby.
The loft had just come off the long-term rental market and I think we were among the first Flipkey renters. There are a couple of things that would have improved the stay, although they are relatively minor. In the sleeping space which is up a steep set of stairs, there was no place to put our suitcases except the floor, and there was no place to unpack (no chest of drawers or hanging space), which meant we had clothes scattered around for 5 days. Also, the seating in the living area could use an upgrade: a better sofa and/or comfortable chair(s). It's not that they're uncomfortable but they do have the look and feel of university student accommodations. One final small thing: we'd been on the road for a week when we arrived and were delighted to use the loft's washing machine, but a laundry drying rack would have been nice, rather than draping our damp clothes all over the flat. But these are small criticisms and I am sure that Elena will address them with time. It is really a good place to stay and I'd definitely come back.
Thanks to Doris for her review. It will always be a pleasure to have her as our guest. The apartment was impeccable after they left.
I just wanted to add/clarify a few details that seems confusing on the review.
- Space for clothes and suitcases
There is actually a cloth wardrobe/set of 9 shelves in the bedroom. It is in the space next to the bathroom, as one can see from the pictures. I forgot to point that out but I (wrongly!) thought that it was quite obvious.
To avoid carrying the suitcases up the "steep staircase" there is a iron-wrought hanger on the lower level. You can hang your clothes and put the suitcases on the lower shelf. Again, I didn't point it out...
- Seating in the living room
Absolutely true. We have bought new sofas and armchair since.
- Drying clothes
The washing machine is actually also a dryer.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
Left on 05/03/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 3, 2012Stayed Apr 2012
Very modern, pleasant and peaceful apartment, very well located, close to public transportation or pleasant 20 minutes walk from Central Station. It has entirely private small terrace with nice view on the park. It's a very comfortable (if you're not too large or afraid of narrow staircases) place to stay. It is fully equipped with brand new appliances and most of the furniture; flat screen TV, radio/CD player and perfect Wi-Fi internet connection. The check in / check-out was very easy - the owners are very friendly and make sure we had a perfect stay. The apartment was super clean and has every utensil you could possibly need. We had all basic bathroom supplies and tea, coffee etc., even some oatmeal, raisins, milk and orange juice! I would definitely recommend this apartment. Many thanks for a wonderful stay!
Beautiful loft apt in period house near EU quarter
Cleaning fee | $45 per stay
Damage Deposit | $112 per stay
Fees for additional guests may apply.
The Booking deposit is nor refundable for stays of less than 1 month.
Longer stays (booking deposit):
For a 50% refund, cancellation must be made 1 month (30 full days) prior to listing's local check in time (or 3:00 PM if not specified) on the day of check in, otherwise no refund. In this case there is a 20 € administration fee to be added.
If the guest cancels less than 30 days in advance, the booking deposit is not refunded.
If the guest arrives and decides to leave early, the nights not spent are not refunded.
CHECK IN- CHECK OUT TIME:
Check in time : 2 pm
Check out time : 10 am
Check in and check out times can be flexible, depending on other bookings.
Please note that Check In and Check Out outside these times have to be agreed with us and MIGHT carry an EXTRA COST of 20€. Availability for Check In and Check Out between 8pm and 8am has to be confirmed by us and MIGHT carry an EXTRA COST of 35€. Time flexibility and extra costs will be confirmed to you before your arrival.
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