Bd. Adolphe Max 107, Brussels, Belgium
Doubles from: $55 to $129
Check Rates for Max HotelChecking Rates for Max HotelNo availability
Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
The Max Hotel, situated on a busy shopping street in central Brussels, is a cool, modern and unapologetically basic budget hotel. Though technically a one-star hotel (quote the Web site: “who cares?”), its uncluttered design easily exceeds those of most two- and three-star establishments. It’s also super-clean and comfortable—not to mention conveniently located.
The Max excels in its no-frills approach to comfort. You won’t find freebies like disposable shower caps here. Likewise, you can forget about minibars or flowers in the hotel’s 31 rooms. Wi-Fi and even luggage storage cost extra. Instead, you have what you need: very comfortable beds and flat-screen TVs, as well as air conditioning and sleek writing desks and. D&eacut;cor, a minimalist mix of black and white with green accents, works well, creating the illusion that you’re in a tiny boutique hotel, but at a fraction of the cost. Though on the smaller side, the bathrooms are spanking new and easy on the eyes.
Don’t expect a rosy-cheeked Belgian hostess to welcome you in an apron. Check-in and -out is done by a machine at the miniscule entrance. Finally, the hotel did away with breakfast altogether, instead offering a snazzy but soulless lounge with vending machines.
Note: The earlier you book, the cheaper it gets; and if you waive maid service during your stay, your rate drops by €15, meaning you can expect to pay as low as €40.
Reviewed by: C H Kwak, EuroCheapo Staff Writer
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor and is recommended based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
- Reception: 24-Hour
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Air conditioning
- Bathroom: Private
- Cable TV
Bd. Adolphe Max 107
Near Gare du Nord, Brussels, Belgium
About the Max Hotel neighborhood
Gare du Nord, the city's northern train station, isn't as busy (or occasionally sketchy) as the southern Gare du Midi station. Located a 20-minute walk from the Grand Place, the area is full of mid-price shopping centers, cheap eateries and budget hotels. Its highlight is the Botanic Garden, a green oasis amidst office buildings and heavy traffic.