This hotel certainly doesn't win on location, nor is it necessarily the most luxurious that I have stayed in, nor does it offer a full range of amenities you would find ain a big hotel. And Brussels isn't exactly the most exotic of cities. But beManos is my all-time favourite hotel (out of many many that I have been to). Why?
a. Because it is not a chain hotel, as far as I can tell it is a family-owned business. Service is polite and understated.
b. The rooms are exceptionally comfortable, well appointed and a good size for Europe. They may perhaps be a bit too dark or "style conscious" for some tastes, but one cannot deny they are comfortable and welcoming.
c. The breakfast buffet while not as large or varied as in other hotels, is nevertheless of a high quality and adequate to get one started for the day.
d. Room service is quick and of a high quality.
e. Although the immediate neighbourhood is not exactly "charming", it is close walking distance to Gare du Midi. If you don't want to use the metro, then it is only about 30 minutes walk to areas like St. Katherine's Square (which has a good selection of restaurants).
f. I have stayed here several times and the level of service is consistent.
g. Did I mention the rooms?
I have seen other reviewers comment about the neighbourhood around beManos, and yes, it is not exactly attractive. But I would not say it feels unsafe, especially during the day (although I might understand single female travellers may find it a little intimidating late in the day). However, that aside, for me this is the best hotel in Brussels.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Be Manos Hotel, ideally located next to the Thalys and Eurostar Terminal, is the first Design Boutique Luxury Hotel in Brussels. The Hotel, with its 60 Rooms and Suites decorated in Black and White with natural black stone floors, metallic curtains, joyful photographs laid in aluminum, terraces with a panoramic view and Restaurant Be Lella are a mixture of esthetics, luxury and a timeless design.Being a tourist or a businessman, it offers you a personalized welcome. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Be Manos Hotel Anderlecht
- Be Manos Brussels, Belgium
- Be Manos Hotel Brussels