We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Modern Rooms, Reasonable Rates, But Bad Area.”
Review of Aryen Residence

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Aryen Residence
Ranked #12 of 14 Schaerbeek B&B and Inns
Reviewed 23 March 2012

Chose room because it seemed to be close to the Gare du Nord, but was surprisingly far and in an bad neighborhood. I felt like I was walking through bad parts of the Bronx, and having a large backpack and a map that screams "i'm a lost American tourist" in this area of Brussels doesn't fill me with a warm and fuzzy feeling.

The rooms were clean, modern and the hotel itself felt safe, but I would opt for a hotel closer to public transportation in a better area next time.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank itsmillertime109
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (86)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

40 - 46 of 86 reviews

Reviewed 7 March 2012

Locations could be better, not the safest area of Brussels. The room is clean, furnitures are the usual ikea stuff but still new. The door of the hotel opens only from inside, means only the receptionist can let you in to the hotel. (kinda weird) The receptionist and maids were kind, no problem with them.
The triple room has a small kitchen adjusted to the room, no fridge though..

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank attilathehun7
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 February 2012

Nice clean hotel. Comfortable bed & pillow. Winter stay, but heater was good and there was a nice thick quilt, and extra blanket available. Quiet location except for tram, but there are noiseless rooms in the back, with a small balcony. Easy walk from Brussels North train station; a bit of a hill to climb. Half hour walk to downtown but the #94 tram stops right in front of the hotel. 6 euro breakfast has everything except hot cereal - worth it. Kitchenette but no fridge.

Room Tip: Ask for a room in the back.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank phys406
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 February 2012

I went to brussels, belgium for 3 days trip from Feb 10 to 12 2012.
I flew in to Charleroi Brussels south Airport and took the airport express bus to Brussels Midi/Sud Gare
, which is 13 Euros and return 22 Euros(buy return whoever
on short travel). Airport is very far around 60 Kms and reaching 45 minutes to Gare Di Midi Station(in front of rau de france and rau de illustration square).
If Bus is Crowded, look for sharing taxi around 7 passengers (maximum 15 to 20 Euros). From then Change to Metro(Line 2 and 6) and I buy brussels 3 days card 13 euros
(bus, tram and metro covering) and get down botinque Metro Station and take Tram 94 to Lefrancq get down(3 Stop from botinque Metro Station)and hotel in front or
Tram 92 to Saint maria(2 Stops) and walk 4 minutes reach to hotel. Public Transportation is very good on time, u reach 25 Minutes to Hotel from Gare Di Midi.
Very nice hotel. Quite new, with big bathrooms, a stove and also a sink in the bedroom.
The Residence Aryan hotel was extremely good value for the price all rooms looking modern and clean. staff are extremely helpful and pleasant too.
i also liked the 24 hrs services at the reception, which mean any time a guest arrives, he / she is sure to check in and lastly.
The hotel is not central but easily within travelling distance to everywhere you would wish to visit by metro and/or tram(Gare Di Centralle or Gare Di Midi).

Room Tip: First Floor is Good
See more room tips
  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank saravanan G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 December 2011

The location of the hotel is very good. You can get to the city center by tram (10 minute) or by foot (30 minutes).


The breakfast costs 6 euro, and it's basic but ok (because it costs only 6 euro).

The Internet connection is not free but it's cheap (1-2 euro/h as I remember).

The kitchenette doesn't work.

When you leave the hotel you should leave also the key at reception for cleaning …. ???!!

The payment is done at the arrival. There is a general trust problem.


The room could be cleaner (the hotel is new).

I recommend this hotel only because it's cheap (50 euro room/night + 6 breakfast) and in a central location.

In the winter is ok, bun on summer there is a problem I think if the window must be opened. The opposite street is noisy (only if the windows is opened).

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank danandrei
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 November 2011

Ok.. I booked this place even after reading the reviews, submitted before mine.
I only needed a place to sleep and shower, my stay wouldn't be longer than 8 hours, so I figured not much could go wrong.
Well, I only paid 48 euro's. And I have to say that even that is too much for this place.
I arrived at the 'hotel' at 23:00, after having walked through a not so pretty part of town (I don't mind bad areas, but if you do, don't go to this place), but very near (less than 5 minutes) North Station.
Upon my arrival the lady behind the front desk was very grumpy, unwelcoming and plain unfriendly and rude. I asked her if she wasn't happy to receive guest at the hotel after which she explained that her shift was over and that she was tired. It was an explanation for her bratty behaviour, but she offered no appologies.. anyway.. 48 euro's, i wasn't expecting much.

My room (201) was located facing a courtyard, not the street, so I didn't have any street noise the other reviewers talk about. I can't really review the size of the room, since I had booked a single room, but I was given a room with 3 beds, so it was large for me. If I had to judge it on having to stay there with 3 people, I would say it's small. The room wasn't that bad. The interior was fairly new, but it was IKEA style flatpack stuff, that was put together properly so everything was wobbly. The bathrooms wasn't cleaned properly many hairs all over.
On the door there is a notice stating not to leave any valuables in the room, as the hotel is not resposible if anything goes missing.
One other reviewer talks about itching all over because of the sheets. Well, I suffered the same fate. I am not sensitive and I have allergies, But I really was itching all over after being in the bed for 5 minutes..

The worst thing about this place to me was the noise. Eventhough I wasn't on the street side, I really wasn't able to sleep. You litterally hear EVERYTHING that goes on in every single other room. Ever key that is turned, ever light switch that is flicked, every cough, every turn.. you get to hear it.

Like I said.. 8 hours .. 48 euro's ... If I had paid 1 cent more, I would have been seriously peeved,.. If I had had to stay there 1 minute longer I would have been seriously peeved.

I can't review the breakfast, as I just left without it..

There are 2 good things at this place:1. the shower had a lot of power and got nice and hot.
2. The hairdryer had a lot of power (I am sure I woke the entire hotel up when I dried my hair at 6:00 am).

Just go somewhere else there are plenty of options in Brussels.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
4  Thank childonmoon
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 November 2011

This hotel is close to the Gare de Nord and we chose it mainly because of this. It's not so bad, the staff is really friendly and even if the check-in started at 14,00, we got our room earlier. What I mostly appreciated was the staff, it was a very gentle lady who gave us a map and even reccomended where to go and how to get there. The neghborhood is not so dangerous, I felt safe, and I enjoyed the Turkish restaurants around. The room was big enough for two and very clean, but it was very close to the reception and it was a little bit noisy during night. Moreover, the bed was quite unconfortable, but for a one-night stay it worked fine. I reccomend this hotel for a budget trip.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank RalucaUngureanu
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Schaerbeek hotels
1.9 km away
Housingbrussels
Housingbrussels
#1 of 8 in Schaerbeek
179 reviews
0.8 km away
Condo Gardens Brussels
Condo Gardens Brussels
#1 of 5 in Schaerbeek
226 reviews
1.4 km away
Hotel 322
Hotel 322
#3 of 8 in Schaerbeek
54 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.3 km away
B&B Brussels Bed and Toast
B&B Brussels Bed and Toast
#2 of 14 in Schaerbeek
27 reviews
0.9 km away
Avenue Deschanel B&B
Avenue Deschanel B&B
#1 of 14 in Schaerbeek
121 reviews
1.5 km away
B&B Josaphat Park
B&B Josaphat Park
#5 of 14 in Schaerbeek
7 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Aryen Residence? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Aryen Residence

Address: Rue des Palais 64, Schaerbeek, Brussels 1030, Belgium
Region: Belgium > Brussels > Schaerbeek
Amenities:
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Schaerbeek
Hotel Class:3 star — Aryen Residence 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity.ca, TripOnline SA and Cancelon so you can book your Aryen Residence reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Aryen Residence Brussels/Schaerbeek, Belgium

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing