Just saw my Max Hotel has won the Trip Advisor award for best Brussels hotel 2016—a framed photograph in the lobby; I was just about to complain about the foul smell coming from my drains in my bathroom but when I saw that I felt it would be too churlish of me so I kept quiet. A lovely little basic hotel, and at 41 euros—in August!—ridiculously cheap. For budget travellers, I cannot recommend the Max enough. The beer from the vending machine is ICE cold. What more need I say.