What is(are) your name(s)?
Danielle Du Bois
For how long have you been running a B&B?
Please share something about the history of your present bed and breakfast.
Our home is in our family since 1918; all our history is inside our home. This includes the Paul Du Bois's sculptures (my great grand-father). I chose to turn it into a B&B because I would love to share that history.
What are the unique characteristics of your B&B?
Every room is in fact a small apartment; including a kitchen and a private bathroom.
Based on your guests' opinions, what feature of your B&B has made their stay special?
Most guests like a lot the sculptures from Paul Du Bois - my great grand-father - that are spread almost everywhere in my home.
Please describe in short your bed and breakfast and its general services and amenities.
The two B&B rooms are on the first floor, each one including a room, a kitchen and a private bathroom. One of the rooms includes also a living room. Our house has been built in 1912 in a Art Nouveau style.
How many rooms are offered at your B&B and what is its maximum capacity?
B&B Du Bois has two rooms, each of them is able to accommodate up to five people.
What kinds of rooms do you offer?
First Apartment: View of the street, old style furniture; some sculptures. Second Apartment: View of our garden, modern style furniture. Kitchen in Red Formica.
Please describe the in-room facilities for each type of room in your B&B.
First Apartment: bath, sink, toilet, a small kitchen. A fridge is also included. Microwave, Kettle and Percolator are also included. Second Apartment: bathtub, sink, toilet, a great kitchen with a dinning room. This includes also a fridge, a microwave, a cook with an oven included. Kettle and Percolator are also included.
Which room is your personal favorite?
The first apartment, because it's a more "typical" room.
What do the room rates include?
Our rates include breakfast, bed sheet and towels, Wi-Fi.
Do you offer any special packages?
What may guests expect from a typical breakfast at your property?
Whole-grain and white bread, croissant and chocolate bread home-cooked. We also offer fresh orange juice and tea, coffee or hot chocolate.
When and where is breakfast served?
In the B&B rooms. We serve it at flexible hours.
Are dietary needs accommodated?
Only upon agreement on a prior request.
Do you serve other meals?
Are there cooking facilities, which guests may use?
Yes, every apartment includes a kitchen as explained above.
Is your bed and breakfast suitable for children?
There is no age limits.
Do you accept pets?
We accept pets on prior agreement with no extra costs.
What is your smoking policy?
People are allowed to smoke into their room.
Is there a parking facility on premises or nearby?
People can park in our street, but we have no private or public parking reserved for our guests.
Is your B&B suitable for disabled guests?
We have no elevators, and the rooms are not much suited for disabled guests.
What safety precautions are provided at your B&B?
We have smoke and fire alarms, there is an extinguisher in the corridor between the two apartments. There is also a burglar alarm on the ground floor. We provide a small first aid kit in each bathroom and we can provide a bigger emergency kit when needed. We have also a security cam' pointing on our sidewalk.
What is your check-in/check-out policy?
Arrival upon 08:00 AM til 11:59 PM - GMT+1 to drop the luggage; we agree before arrival on what time the apartment will be free. Check-out is by 11:30 AM - GMT+1.
Are there a minimum number of nights for staying at your B&B?
No, except for the weekend; we ask people to take at least two nights (Friday to Sunday).
How can guests check availability and make a reservation?
On our email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: +32 2 344 46 49 for the information; the "official booking" is only done by email.
What is you cancellation policy?
We require a 25% of the total amount as a deposit. If cancelled up to one month before arrival the deposit is returned.
What types of payment do you accept?
We accept cash upon arrival, bank and PayPal transfers before arrival.
Is there a special etiquette that guests should know about and comply with?
Please tell us what things guests might enjoy visiting, seeing, doing, etc. in your area.
There are lots of museums and lots of "Art Nouveau" Neighborhoods to see. There are also 3 parks in our area. We also provide lots of brochures and informational materials about what to do and see in Brussels.
Where is your B&B located and how it may be reached?
We suggest that you check the "access" page on our website. It includes maps and lots of useful explanations.
We are close to the main train-station of Brussels, and not very far from the Brussels Airport. Lots of common transit are also close to our home. http://www.bbdubois.be/en/access
What would you say to people who have never stayed in a bed and breakfast?
It tends to cost less than an hostel ; and this is much more friendly. Each apartment is a private apartment. Our guests don't have to share the kitchen, bathroom or anything with the other guests, excepted the common stairs that lead to each apartment.
Is there something more that you want to share about your property?
I think that I told you everything. I can only suggest that you check my website: http://www.bbdubois.be ; it has all the information you might need about my B&B.