loved the Dominican
I have recently stayed at the hotel with my family and loved it .
The hotel is a design hotel and I'm a fan of design hotels.
The rooms were quite comfortable , nicely decorated and modern.
The type of rooms I have chosen only had a shower in the bathroom,and I really would prefer also a bath but that's my fault.
The rate was nice as I have booked a weekend rate, otherwise it would probably be a bit pricey.
The location is just perfect because it is just a 5 minute walk to Grand Place and other touristic areas and it is a quite street, perfect for a good night's sleep.
Internet is free.
The staff is very young but quite helpful and welcoming.
I just think there should be someone to help with the luggage.
We loved our stay at the hotel and I think it will be in the Top 10 soon.
This hotel is " a Must" believe me.
I got this little carving from Dominican on the beach.Men came along the beach each day and tried to sell us things.I eventually gave in and bought this.But i do like it now and its home is the hall,of course..
Basilica of Aglona - Aglona, Latvia
At about 1700 Dominican monks built here wooden church, later, in 1768 – 1780 brick baroque church and monastery around was constructed. The popularity of place was because of one saint thing – church housed painting of Madonna, which was moved here from Vilnius, capital of Grand Duchy of Lithuania. After some miraculous recoveries, crowds of worshipers started to head to Aglona.
In 1920 church of Aglona was chosen as cathedral of Riga’s diocese, place was used as seminary and gymnasium of Catholics. It was named as the center of Catholics in Latvia.
1980 Pope of Rome listed this church as Basilica minoris. It is only one “basilica” status place in Latvia.
Wonderful hotel and staff
We had a short two day stopover in Brussels on the way to a cruise sailing from Copenhagen and chose the Dominican based on magazine coverage and Tripadvisor reviews. The hotel is in a quiet but very central location, a very short walk to the metro and the all the major sights. The reception staff was professional, pleasant and helpful. They did seem a bit understaffed at times, with the one person at the desk serving also as the concierge and handling the phone. The decor is exquisite. There are just two computers but they worked fine. Our room was on the small side but had every feature we require. It was modern, well designed and the bed was quite comfortable. The bathroom was very nice and the shower great. As a travel agent, I travel frequently and it is easy for me to compare and contrast hotels. I'd stay at the Dominican again and look forward to a return visit.
New hotel, great central location
Stayed one night at the Dominican.
Hotel is modern in an old building opposite the Opera. The bar and restaurant on the ground floor face onto a inner courtyard. My room faced onto this inner courtyard and from the 4th floor I heard no noise from the window. The hotel room was impressive, clean and modern and the bathroom was large with a walk in LARGE shower.
The hotel itself is in a great location being 5 mins walk from Central station and also the centre of the city.
Great service, good location
We booked this through the Eurostar website and got a great deal. The hotel is exactly as pictured on their website, the rooms are immaculate and the service is friendly but not intrusive.
Location is near the city centre but in a very quiet side street so it's a great retreat after walking around all day. The rooms have all the luxuries you could possibly want and the bathroom has a fabulous rain shower big enough for 2 people to shower together!
We used the steam room and although was quite enjoyable it was very small so i imagine it can get very crowded at times but still worth a visit.
The staff made several recommendations about restaurants for brunch, dinner & bars and were all spot on. They were also very receptive to some small requests we made and never made us feel like we were asking for too much or being too demanding. Really a great service at reception desk.
Overall Brussels is a great city to explore - I highly recommend going to the Sablon area - a 20 minute walk from the hotel (which would have been very enjoyable if we didn't get caught in a snow storm!) and just strolling through the lovely streets and trying any of the restaurants in the area (although not cheap). The Dominican is a lovely hotel with very high standards and it's evident a lot of thought has been put into the rooms. I would highly recommend it to friends especially if you're able to get a good deal. By the way the 3 photos posted by an earlier traveler must have been taken while the hotel was still being constructed as there was no sign of any incomplete building work.
Very nice centrally located hotel
Recently stayed at The Dominican over the early May Bank Hol weekend. Booked the whole trip through Eurostar website and felt we got quite a good deal. Hotel is very nicely presented, communal areas and restaurant have a lovely ambience. Reception staff are pleasant and very helpful, all speaking impecible English. The bedrooms are small, but being completely new, are very well presented. Unfortunately we had a room in the corner of the hotel with virtually no natural light and the lighting provided in the room is not really good enough without any natural light to aid it. The room was too dark to do hair or make up in and you had to use the bathroom. On the plus side, the bathroom is fabulous. Again, compact, but with everything you need (including complimentary slippers and robe) and a fantastic walk-in rain shower - which you really don't want to get out of once you're in there!!
One big plus side of this hotel is it's location. It is in a quiet side street, but is literally 3-4 minutes walk from Grand Place, the shops and restaurants and 5 minutes or so walk to Central Station, the Cathedral and Tour bus stops. We took a taxi in from Midi Station to the hotel and this was under 10 euros and saved us messing about with the metro - which we found a little confusing.
Only word of warning is the hotel is still relatively new and early Monday morning there was drilling going on the garden and reception, although no work was carried out over the weekend. The area surrounding the hotel appears to also be undergoing quite a refurbishment programme, so you may well experience some noise for a while. We were up early every day though, so it didn't bother us at all.
Would definitely recommend this hotel as a comfortable and convenient base for seeing the sights of Brussels.
Booked a 3 night stay with travel on the Eurostar website. Great deal with 3rd night free and upgraded to 1st class on the way out from Ebsfleet to Brussels.
The hotel is beautifully designed with gorgeous public spaces and lovely large bedrooms.
It was an old Dominican Friary and has been designed with that in mind. A really oasis of peace and calm.
Didn't eat in the restaurant ( too expensive for us ) but we did have the room service continental beakfast which was only a little expensive but was lovely.
It's situated in a quiet ( except when the builders are working next door ) street but only a few minutes walk from the Grand Place and plenty of eating places. Couldn't be better situated.
Hop on - hop off bus tour ( buy your ticket in the late morning and you will be able to use it that day AND THE NEXT ) great to get your bearings but then it's easy to walk just about everywhere. Metro and trams easy to use if necessary. Do visit Mini Europe out at the Atonium. We found it fascinating and passed a good 3 hours on a nice morning.
Finally what raised the hotel to a higher standard than other similar hotels in Brussels were the staff. They were young, enthusiastic, genuinely friendly and couldn't do enough for you. They made our holiday!
Oh and the 1st class travel on Eurostar. Lovely breakfast and as much champagne as you wanted for the whole journey!!!!
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how to get from the airport in brussels to hotel dominican? how much should a taxi cost? thanks,m
You can expect to pay 40 euros for a taxi or you can also take the train and get off at Centraal Station and take a taxi from there for a few euros.