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It is a great hotel in a real church. They kept the original details, but added the comfort of a good hotel. The breakfast was very good with lots of variation. The bed was fine, Bathroom and toilet seperate. Bathrobes and free slippers. Walking distance to the center of town, shops, restaurants and cultural center. The airco was not able to keep the room cool, so on this hot day the room was about 28 degrees, too hot to sleep in. Everything else was just great!
We were treated to an upgrade which was a lovely surprise and much enjoyed Having to pay for tea and coffee, I understand paying for MiniBar drinks but for tea and coffee!
the unique design and architecture of the room the hotel had very limited parking. We had to park away from the hotel which was inconvenient and expensive
Excellent personal attention from the staff. Bed was super comfortable (it was my best night of sleep in 10 days on the road). Breakfast was very good and they make eggs to order. Rooms were a bit dark.
Location of hotel near the historic center of Mechelen, Excellent breakfast.
The unique design and reuse of a beautiful cathedral.
Rooms in the really old style, comfortable and beautifull. I would recommend this hotel to everybody. In the room there is a coffe machine - you have to pay 3 euros per coffee/tea. In 4 stars hotel....
Clean, tidy, well equipped room. The hotel was quiet at night allowing a good nights sleep in a sumptuous bed.
Cozy atomosphere and comfortable bed linen.
brand new, very stylish and comfortable
The room was clean and pleasant and the hotel well located for visiting Mechelen and the surrounding areas It wasn't clear what was available for breakfast on the two price tarriffs i.e. full versus continental. The process for registering and then being charged for breakfast was not clear.
Fitness facilities, tv free channels, Wc is far from Bathroom, while (real) Moslems wash themselves after using wc.
It is a very comfortable hotel, very well situated, I recommend it to every body.
I would expect business hotels to have free internet access or a reasonable charge per stay.
Very well located. Quiet. It was one of the "new look" Novotels which is an improvement on their former image. Would like to have dined at the hotel but was disapointed with the menu which was not very creative.
The relaxed atmospere
The room layout was excellent better than most I have stayed in previously
Clean, well equipped room that was comfortable, quiet and in a great location. Initial check in was poor. Less than helpful, just going through the motions after a busy day. Had to ask about timings/facilities rather than being told. Wasn't told about the free 20mins internet use in the lobby. Breakfast was very overpriced at 18euro per person.
It was central and easy walking distance from the town. The facilities were good, including coffe and tea making facilities and a choice of bath and shower in the room. Also, as it is a modern hotel, there is a lift, so no walking up and down stairs with luggage. Check-in and check-out were easy and no problem with the booking. Not really a first choice for a city break/holiday as it is more for business than a hotel with a lot of character, but the other side of that is that it has the facilities. In common with many hotels, they need more or bigger pillows. I don't know why hotels are so mean with pillows and it makes a big difference to the comfort. (A word about Mechelen is that it has a lot going for it, but its attractions are a bit spolied by the roadworks and is a bit scruffy around the edges - but that's not the hotel's fault.)
overall great service (welcoming), very clean, friendly staff, quick check-in, free internet in lobby, good breakfast
position, silence, design, spaces the toilet separated from the bathroom
the hotel was very central; the room was quiet; breakfast was very good; few information about what was going on in town. The lights in the room were not good enough to read.
The location close to town centre and staff created good atmosphere for a weekend break. It would be better to direct people to go to the multi-storey car park opposite the hotel. It is a short walk and convenient for hotel. Perhaps a special daily rate for hotel guests could be arranged.
Very friendly and helpful staff. Stylish fit out in unusual building. Room overlooked bars that had to potential to be noisy but as it turned out, they were find.
Very stylish hotel, consistent and highly attractive. Staff, room and breakfast were all excellent. The free apperitif on arrival was also much appreciated.
We liked the central location with the local bars and shops. The breakfast was very good and the staff were very helpful and pleasant. Occasionally there was a strong 'drain' smell coming from the bathroom after using the shower
Personnel’s courtesy extremely valuable There was a not open able window in our first room, we asked to change it and so has been done without any problem or additional cost
Very nicely decorated and stylish. Very good staff and service. Slippery floors in bathroom (although very stylish). No tea and coffee making facilities in the rooms.
Can't beat the location if you need an early flight the next day.... This is ripoff pricing. First of all, the website says rooms from E139. But don't try to find a room at that price, E209 is what you pay. Without internet. Without Parking. Without breakfast. Even Tokyo and Paris are cheaper.
40 steps to Brussels international airport
Perfect. Just in front of the departure hall. The best place where to stay if you depart early in the morning.
Can walk across street to airport. Bar area was short staffed so see I e was dry slow, but to their credit, the bar manage really was concerned. Plus their computer system was down
Convenient location to airport and excellent facilities for the price.
Very convenient for catching early morning flight The hotel was under renovation - the only restaurant operating was very crowded and busy
Convenient to airport - just walk across the street.
Excellent location I had a very badly soundproofed room (next to the lift). Outrageous for a room of that price.
It was conviently located for our needs. My wife and I needed to take a flight early the next morning and, while we aren't rich, we enjoyed our stay for the night. We were ready to take the flight. Leaving. It was sooooo good. It is unfortunate in this survey that there wasn't a choice "very good" because the item that we checked as good was very good, yet not excellent.
Extremely very well situated across from Brussels airport entrance. It's the prime dpot to spend the last night before you leave. The good is good. Good breakfast. It's on the more expensive side but the location is what makes this property so convenient. There is a good train connection at the airport to get to the center of Brussels Antwerp Gent of Oostende. Its of course well understandable to the expensive side. Breakfast $25. But it's location makes you accept.
Position of electric outlets in rooms too far from bed
Location is perfect. Walk to check in at airport. Restaurant costly and service in restaurant slow.
Breakfast had a good selection of food and drinks. Some of the people on reception were not very friendly or keen to provide the sort of enthusiatic service I expect and recieve at other hotels I have stayed at in Mechelen.
very close to the city center (walking distance)
room was very clean and free internet connection is very generous breakfast is a bit boring.
Central location. On site parking. Rooms fair for price Difficultv location to drive to initially. Reception staff could be better.
Friendly, helpful staff Not enough tea/coffee facilities in the room particularly milk.
The rooms were very clean and modern. The breakfast was available when we went down at 11am on Sunday. It wasn't meant to be but they still let us eat which was much appreciated.
The location of the hotel is excellent. Having read other reviews I had expected it to be noisy, however this was not our experience. Having stayed at other Holiday Inn Hotels we were slighty dissapointed with the breakfast as it was a cold buffet. However this was an express and was reflected in the price.
Nice and local for city of mechelen. Parking within hotel carpark not available for minibus
Good Location, Easy to Get to, Excellent Breakfast
It was as described on the web site Restaurant/Bar was shut for holidays. Small things like tea/coffee/ milk not replaced adequately. Although our room was a no smoking room someone had obviously been smoking in the bathroom while cleaning it - we had to run the fan for an evening to get rid of the smell.
Good value for money and Excellent cuisine !!
clean large rooms, on main junction but still quite.
Helpful staff, excellent location, comfortable beds, excellent breakfast.
Lack of secure parking.
the breakfast was very good and we liked the modern bathroom The carpet in the bedroom was old and grubby. The room was very gloomy.
breakfast croissants were stale. coffee tasteless.
A very comfortable room Noise through the windows from the busy road. They need to improve their sound installation
Clean room, friendly staff and value for money I have never been able to eat in your restuarant, due to being fully booked.
Central location, cleanliness, huge rooms and bathrooms, well preserved old building, excellent breakfast This is not a hotel. It is a bed and breakfast. € 130 per night for a b&b in a provincial town is overpriced
This is a bed&breakfast but rooms are comparable with a 5* hotel, very very tastfull design, superb service. I travel a lot for work and rarely find a room which is such a gem. Lovely! I will stay here again. I honestly cannot find any downsides to this place.
Spacy bathroom, large bathtub, comfortable bed
The owners did a great job conserving the house in it's original style and combined it in a very tasteful way with modern elements. Very cosy place, spacious and very comfortable room with a huge bathroom. Good location in the city centre. If you have special dietary needs for breakfast even this is taken into account. So to summarize: a lovely place. A very minor thing is that it's a bit difficult to shower in the old bath tub.
Very nice place & people, very comfortable room and excellent atmosphere of the room.
Host and Hostess were quite hospitable and told the guests staying in hotel funny stories. 100 Euro for one night in a relatively far location, bath room is quite small. 25 euro for one home-made "menu", did not know the meal and guest were so rare in that hotel lol~
The staff...really helpful...very good service No restaurant, but I did know that before booking
Friendliness of the staff and personal service. Hotel was very clean and comfortable to stay in.
Malcot is a very nice hotel off the main road. Beautiful garden. Quiet and peaceful. Nice room and bathroom. Finding a nice restaurant close by was not easy.
The GPS could not find the address or stopped just about 200 metres from the address.
Family run, friendly, great service. Wonderful breakfast included in rate, free internet also.
Pleasant welcome and a nice quiet room with all necessary facilities. I would like to have stayed longer!
Friendly and attentive staff/owners. Personal attention. Tasteful, comfortable rooms. No hot drink making facility in room.
Quiet environment Poor breakfast
I loved to stay there, next time I will stay here again. everything was perfect.
Decent size room, big comfortable bed, really comfortable armchair, clean, tidy, modern, convenient
convenient location; on-site parking Lighting in the bathroom was inadequate; parking spaces are very tight and the up-ramp is steep; necessity to get out of the car to open garage door
Good staff, nice relaxing atmosphere The road works, the messy on the street parking and the shower curtain leaks on the floor.
clean spacious rooms, walking distance from the city center of mechelen too expensive (paid 140 for the double), reception area and elevator could be updated.
coffe and tea making facilities, large comfy bed, location pillows were too firm and small
See a band play
Not much Expensive;poor breakfast offer considering it was extra on the room rate.
Walking distance from the City. Parking on site excellent and then lift to hotel. Breakfast was not included in the price.
Location and speeed of check-in/out Price of breakfast, parking facilities
convenient location; on-site parking poor lighting in bathroom; absence of magnifying make-up mirror
We enjoyed walking out of the hotel and within minutes, we were in the main market surrounded by cafes, churches and shops, emanating a great atmosphere. The church bells next door rang on the hour, it would have been great if they stopped at 11pm and started at 7am.
Nice restaurant~ The mattress is to soft and loose. and the queen bed is actually made of 2 singe beds...
Helpful, friendly staff in Hotel and Brasserie Weekend Room Maid not as efficient as weekday staff.
Friendly Staff, Good size room
good location of the Hotel
The age of the hotel There was nothing I did not like. Everything was ok.
The shower, resupply of water bottles each day Very slow internet (weak signal on the 2nd floor), no Iron for ironing clothes (was also not supplied by my request)
Pleasant and helpful staff. Good food. Excellent local draught beer. Friendly local people regularly drink in the bar and made us welcome.
Staff is kind and welcoming The hotel gets a bit old and worn out and would need some redecorating
Nice location, nice building, good breakfast My room was not clean (stains, paint drops)
Close to airport
The location to Budget car rental and the airport. The internet charge was ridiculous, and the internet service unacceptable, possibly due to spyware used by the service. When you charge for internet access, it should not include breaches in privacy. This alone will cause me to never stay at this hotel or any other hotel in the chain again.
The roomservice menu is very poor, food in general is not of high quality. I had to drink my wine from a plastic glass!
cleanness and hotels facilities (hotel shuttle on call during the night was very useful)
The ease of transportation to and from the airport and the location.
The hotel is close to the airport & the shuttle service was good. The room was good. Arrangement with credit card was confusing - as I had pre-paid I had to come back to reception to register my CC to pay for restaurant. The service in the restaurant was very slow.
Close to the ariport Room not clean (especially toilets and floor) - Very noisy : I could hear the other client calling his wife thru the wall, and all the noise coming from the corridor
Everything was perfect.
Efficient transfer to the airport Cleanliness, in particular the carpets in the rooms. In urgent need of change.
comfort and proximity to airport
Very clean, staff very helpful Being English we do like tea and coffee making facilities in the room. I missed them!
Excellent location. Mosquito attacks on me in room 201. not coming in through the window but coming in through a big hole in the Shower room where the shower ventilation has not been installed/completed.
The warm welcome and good service provided by the reception staff at all time. Nohting that I did not like. It is a new hotel and some things need fine tuning, but they will get there as the staff are excellent.
This is a very stylish, comfortable hotel in the centre of Mecehelen. It seems to have been recently modernised. Very helpful staff. Large room with plasma tv, comfortable bed. Helpful staff let uus print something we needed from the internet in their office. Incredibly good value for money, would definately stay there again. Room was a bit cold, heating didn't work, so I had to wear a jumper in bed. Could do with a thicker duvet or the heating on. Also it has laminate flooring, very stylish, but when I walked around, my feet were cold and small bits stuck to my soles. Would be a nice touch to offer complimentary slippers. But overall its very good.
The staff spoke English and were extremely helpful. The hotel was right in the middle of the town yet it was a quiet location and ideally situated for what I required.******************* You couldn't fault anything
the hotel was in town centre, the room was clean and the style nicely Scandinavian
It was comfortable, the food was good, the breakfast was good It was hard to check in because we had to walk to a neighboring bistro
excellent accomodations, comfortable, clean rooms. helpful staff. excellent resturant nearby. town center very close and convienent to walk to. Excellent experience all around.
The rooms are quite comfortable and the breakfast is very good. Transportation from / to the station can be complicated.
The position and the ambience.
If staying in an historic brewery yard is your thing, then this is the place for you! Easy to find and perfectly located if travelling by car as it is on the edge of the historic core with the centre just a short walk. The staff could not be friendlier or more helpful.
Good value for money. Easy to get to by car. Free parking & wi-fi. Excellent food & beer in the restaurant. Couldn't get into the restaurant the third evening 'cos it was full. Luckily there's an emergency MacDonald's opposite and an emergency beer vending machine in the lobby.
free parking and free wi-fi facilities breakfast is too basic
Good position for Mechelen and Belgium - both central.Character setting and excellent if you like quality beer. Not really bad, just minor - car park can get full,but management are very helpful to rectify
It's location and ambience suit my needs.
The proximity to Brussel National Airport and teh free Airport Drop and Pick ups are the most salient points of thsi Hotel. No
Access from motorway - very easy to find. Comfortable beds. Good value for money. Secure parking. Good breakfast. Minor point but would have liked extra pillows. If I had asked I am sure they would have provided these.
The room was very nice and roomy, the bathroom was modern, large and well equipped The wake up call system did not work and we nearly missed our flight
A beautiful, comfortable, well staffed hotel. It was perfect for my 13 hour layover at Brussels Airport. Twenty One Euro for breakfast is outrageous. I ate about two eggs, two slices of bacon, a slice of toast and coffee. I can not eat Twenty One Euro of breakfast. It would have been nice if the restaurant was open for breakfast.
The free shuttle service from the airport to the hotel and back.
Great hotel close to the airport. 30-40 Euro taxi ride to town. Staff is great in the bar area. Nice service and food is well done. Carpets not the best of shape. Could be cleaned. Taxi service is a bit slow. If you need to be somewhere at a certain time, I would book the taxi the night before.
Location and value Airport shuttle not 7/24
Close to airport especially if you have an early flight out of Brussels. Close to city centre too - station 5 minutes walk away. Time to city centre about 15 minutes. Taxi provided at hotel expense from airport to hotel during the day. Very efficient service. We left hotel at 5am. We had to take a taxi. Hotel pays for taxi after 6am.
Very close to the airport, free shuttle, clean, modern, nice restaurant and bar. Train station is near by . Hotel is located in the middle of business park.
Facilities, staff, restaurant and overall upkeep all excellent and consistent with 4-star designation. Airport shuttle was active/available (contrary to older reviews). Good location for airport access. Gated parking was 15 E on-site and was very convenient. Air conditioning was poor and room remained rather warm (sign on thermostat noted that it was an eco-friendly system so this may not be considered a major issue by some), only 1 full size towel for double room posed an inconvenience. Location very good for airport access but otherwise nondescript.
Food was excellent; staff was efficient and courteous One complaint: I extended my stay by a day and a half while waiting on a flight. When I called to extend the stay, the reception did not tell me the rate would be changing from 99e to 150e. This is a big difference and took me by surprise when I checked out. Not sure why the rate increased during a weekday but nevertheless I was not informed. I did not like this.
I called reception and waited for an unnecessarily long time before an irritated and unfriendly employee answered me. I asked for some utensils and he said "didn't room service give you this?" And I responded "This is not room service related", as I wanted utensils to eat with take away food. His irritation came through his voice while he said "fine." He hung up on me before I could say thank you. After this short but unfriendly exchange with reception, I never got my utensils! I never called back to followup . It wasn't worth the hassle and especially the rudeness. I improvised by using their wooden coffee stick as utensils instead. It wasn't easy to use but did the job with the scooping motion. I've never experienced such distasteful rudeness from hotel staff before until now. It really put a sour ending to my visit to Brussels. It only takes one uncalled for encounter to leave a bad immpression. Needless to say I will not be coming back to this hotel. And forewarning for anyone asking for utensils; good luck with that!