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"Brussels has no shortage of..." Brussels Hotel Tip by Ronald_T

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<CENTER><font color = green>Brussels has no shortage of places to stay, and there are around fifty hotels and several hostels dotted within its central ring of boulevards.</font color = green></CENTER> <CENTER>Some of the most opulent – as well as some of the most basic – are scattered around the narrow lanes near the <font color = blue>Grand Place</font color = blue>, and staying here is an attractive option which obviously puts you at the centre of the action. The fashionable neighbourhood of <font color = blue>Ste Catherine</font color = blue>, a five- to ten-minute walk northwest of the <font color = blue>Grand Place</font color = blue>, is well worth considering too, its cobbled squares and side streets sprinkled with a reasonably good selection of <font color = blue>both budget</font color = blue> and <font color = blue>moderately priced hotels</font color = blue>. There’s another <font color = blue>cluster of hotels</font color = blue> just beyond the <font color = blue>southern edge of the centre</font color = blue> in one of the older and more prosperous residential areas around <font color = blue>avenue Louise</font color = blue>, and another trailing north from <font color = blue>the Bourse</font color = blue> along dreary boulevard <font color = blue>Adolphe Max</font color = blue> to <font color = blue>place Rogier</font color = blue>.</CENTER>
<CENTER><font color = green>Despite the number of hotels in Brussels, accommodation can still run short in the spring and summer, and to be sure of a bed it’s prudent to reserve at least your first night.</font color = green></CENTER> <CENTER>The simplest approach is to <font color = blue>telephone</font color = blue> or <font color = blue>fax the hotel direct</font color = blue> – <font color = green>language is rarely a problem as most hotel receptionists speak at least some English.</font color = green> Alternatively, <font color = blue>BTR</font color = blue> (Belgian Tourist Reservation; tell 02/513 74 84 fax 02/513 92 77) will make an <font color = blue>advance hotel reservation</font color = blue> on your behalf at no charge. If you arrive in the city with nowhere to stay, note that the <font color = blue>tourist office</font color = blue> in the <font color = blue>Grand Place</font color = blue> operates a <font color = blue>free hotel booking service</font color = blue>. At the <font color = blue>pricier hotels</font color = blue>, weekend discounts are commonplace with the average discount being about <font color = blue>fifteen percent</font color = blue>, though some places (sometimes) knock down prices by up to <font color = blue>fifty percent</font color = blue>. Almost everywhere, <font color = blue>breakfast is included</font color = blue> in the overnight rate; where this isn’t the case, reckon on paying an <font color = blue>extra F200–300</font color = blue>.</CENTER>

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