70 Traversiere Bed & Breakfast Brussels

Rue Traversiere 70 , 1210 - BRUSSELS, Belgium (Show map)


Charm of a time past and contemporary comfort close to the city center (20' walk to Grand Place) Ideally located near the heart of the city (a mere 20 minutes promenade to the historical Grand'Place), and close to the MADOU Metro station, the "70 Traversiere" is a 1850 bourgeois house offering you the charm of a time past and comtemporary comfort. Breakfast is served in our gorgeous dining room at about any time. Set breakfast time only happens if the total of guests outnumbers the seating facility (8). Cash payment only as we do not take credit cards nor cheque. Besides our B&B rooms (all with private bathrooms) the house also holds 3 student rooms, sharing a bathroom and a kitchen. They sometimes are available in B&B mode, at a lower rate. Get in touch for any special requirements, we might well meet them.

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Innkeepers: Jeanine Ravoson Ravomandroso



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  • Guest room4.1
  • Service3.9
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness3.9
  • Onsite Dining3.4

maison au charme ancien et proche du centre

3.0 on April 29, 2015

Endroit idéal pour faire une bonne partie des visites à pied .Chambre spacieuse et bien décorée de nombreux objets anciens.Accueil sympathique et beaucoup de gentillesse.Bon petit déjeuner.Nous avons passé quatre jours très agréable à Bruxelles.

charming B&B

3.6 on January 07, 2015

Very nice room for 4 people with batroom inside. Two double bed , one of them is a sofa and not very comfortable, we sugest it should be change to a regular bed. Jeaninewas nice and helpul with all our requierements. The breaksfast was also very correct. It is close to the center and to the Nord Station and very well comunicated with bus and metro.

Wonderful stay in Brussels

4.6 on October 16, 2013

I travelled to Brussels from Ottawa, Canada in September/October 2013 and stayed at 70 Traversiere "Balcon Room" for 3 weeks. Very impressed with pretty much everything about the B & B. Booking was fast and easy. My room was large, clean and decorated with authentic European charm. Private bathroom clean and tidy. Jeanine was very nice and very accommodating with breakfast schedule. The best part was the B & B's location - right in the middle of everything. I would definitely stay here again and would absolutely recommend this B & B.

Excellent stay in Brussels

4.8 on July 17, 2013

Wonderful place to stay in Brussels. Location is very good and convenient . Very charming rooms and living room. Service is outstanding. I would recommend to my friends and family

A real gem!

4.4 on June 14, 2012

My husband and I very much enjoyed our stay at this B&B. It has a really beautiful charm and the room we had was absolutely gorgeous. The whole interior of the the building is just beautiful. The B&B was pretty centrally located. It was just about a 10 minute walk from downtown Brussels which was something that was really important for us. It made it easy to go out and site see on foot. Our only real complaints are that the shower wasn't capable of running warm water-it was either hot or cold, therefore we had to take baths instead of showers. Also-for breakfast we were served fresh juice, coffee and bread with jam/other spreads. If the breakfast could have been a little more substantial, that would have been nice.

Travelers, BEWARE!

2.6 on August 14, 2010

While my husband and I agree with many of the positive comments that have been made about 70 Traversiere B&B, we had a negative experience which negated anything positive that we could have possibly added. We were traveling with our 10-year-old granddaughter and had made detailed and specific arrangements with the innkeeper, Jeanine, via email, for a particular room which would accommodate the 3 of us with 2 separate full beds in 2 adjoining parlors: the Baldaquin Room on the 2nd level. When we arrived we paid cash in advance for a "split booking" where we would stay a number of days, depart to do a week of travel in France & Italy, and return to Brussels for one night before our early-morning flight back to the States. When the first part of our stay was complete, we removed all of our belongings from the room, were assured that our room would be awaiting us upon our return, said our goodbyes, and left for the airport. A week later, the afternoon before our return to Brussels I, by chance, happened to check my email and discovered a message from Jeanine stating that the Baldaquin room, which we had prepaid for, had been booked to another party for 4 nights! She went on to say that the only room that was available that would have an extra bed for our granddaughter was the "Attique" Room. My husband and I are both seniors and I have a heart condition. The Baldaquin Room was on the 2nd level, but the Attique was at the top of the house on the 5th level and up 7 flights of stairs. Our granddaughter's "bed" was a cot. Since we had returned late at night there was no time to find other accommodations, so we were stuck. Jeanine never offered us a refund, a discount, an explanation or an apology. We will never again stay at 70 Traversiere, nor can we ever recommend that anyone else stay there. It was a terrible way to end what would have been a perfectly lovely trip.

An experience, indeed!

3.4 on January 06, 2009

All in all, I enjoyed my stay at this b&b. I reckon the place has the absolutely craziest interior I have ever seen anywhere :) And this is, I think, can be both a good and a bad thing, depending on your sense of humor. Personally I enjoy all that kitchy stuff, so I found it just wonderful with all these crazy objects all over the place. The room alone was bigger than my own flat, and the private bathroom was huge, too, so at least you get enough space! The only thing to complain about was that you couldn't lock the door, which made me a bit susceptible about leaving my property there (nothing got stolen, though). The breakfast was very simple, a bit of a disappointment. But despite some bad sides, I would stay there again and recommend it to my friends!

I'd recommend this to my friends

3.4 on October 14, 2008

We were both a bit disappointed when we arrived as the street is quite dark and gloomy but our room was lovely and light, Jeanine is charming and very helpful, the bed comfortable (even for my husband who's 6ft4) and in fact the area is handy for transport and the Botanical Gardens (and the bar there) are lovely. I'd recommend this B&B to my friends

Met my expectations for a short staying

3.6 on October 11, 2008

I enjoyed my staying, because I had calm and confortable staying without distorbing and problems. The service was flexible and friendly.

quirky accommodation

3.8 on October 09, 2008

A strange b&b. stayed in attick room, lots of stairs. no room key but place to attach own padlock and a chain for the inside. shower water pressure was great. floor sloped a bit which was strange. but at this price 69EUR it was good. rather charming.

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Rooms & Rates

Le Balcon

2 persons with private en-suite bathroom with toilet

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: EUR 69 - EUR 69


Family suite with private en suite bathroom with toilet. (+/- 50 m2)

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: EUR 79 - EUR 79

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Brussels, Belgium (BRU-National) 10 miles

Directions to property:

FROM SOUTH (Midi)RAILWAY STATION (Thalys/Eurostar): take metro/subway to "Madou" station; take "Astronomie" Exit; check city plan on surface and walk about 3 minutes. FROM NORTH RAILWAY STATION : take bus 61 and step out at "Limite" bus stop; walk 100 yards down street

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Computer, Conference Rooms, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, Secretarial services, TV, TV Video games, Telephone, VCR, Videos , Limited telephone facilities, Limousine Services, Complimentary coffee or tea

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  • Check In:: Let us know !
  • Check Out:: Noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smokers welcome in Study and Lounge(es) only
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Yes One additional bed possible in each of the three rooms
  • Childcare Provided: No We have our own twins (1993) but what can we do for you ?..
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes 4-legged pets welcome - get in touch for less or more legs..
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: None unless you book for long periods. Then a 30% deposit might be required, and guests will be invited to at least settle once a week
  • Cancellations: We merely rely on courtesy and common sense : if you change your plans, be kind enough to let us know as soon as possible. Thank you !
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Jeanine Ravoson Ravomandroso

Languages spoken

Malagasy, English, French

About the innkeepers

Not literally as engraved on Robert Louis Stevenson's grave "Home the sailor, back from the sea, and home the hunter, back hom from the hills" - but nevertheless quitting both a profession and a hobby to better welcome you in our home and among ... a few old telephones

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  • Time Served: 7:00 - 10:00
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Signature Dish

Jeanine's Breakfast
A croissant (or the Belgian equivalent "Couque au beurre"), a "pistolet" (small round bread), squeezed orange juice, butter and jam or Sirop de Liège (or special Pok-Pok jam from Madagascar when available !). Coffee, tea or hot chocolate. All served with a smile in fine china, in accordance with the spirit of the house. Special wishes ? Ask Pierre...

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