Bd. Adolphe Max 107, Brussels, Belgium
Doubles from: $53 to $124
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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.
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
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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.