"Clean friendly but tight with tea coffee and milk."
Lots roadworks around hotel at moment. Dont come home late and expect to park car again was full and barrier would not open. Do like others we parked on slip road leading into car park. Good bus and tram into the beautiful city. Was no english tea in room and coffee and powered milk sparce. But in all fairness was told we could have called down and some extras would have been sent up. No bisciuts but ash tray in room so could smoke if wanted to! Which was a bonus and a surprise as very rare one of us smokes. Thing is rooms just didnt smell of smoke. So smoked outside. large beds but tended to slightly part during the night. Ok if you like to sleep apart and you dont cuddle in the middle.
It is always a wonderful experience whenever our plans allow us to stay at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Antwerp. On this occasion the hotel upgraded our room and provided a 10% off coupon for our meal and a free drink for all three of us. Breakfast was good with a wide variety of selections. Our room was spacious and wonderfully located. I also had an opportunity to try out their above average trendy pool and spa area along with their great exercise room. Booking with Crowne Plaza provides an added perk of being able to take the airport express bus just outside the front entrance. Will definitely be back.
Convenient to rail station and beautiful downtown square. I found it convenient to travel to both Antwerp and Brussels. Unique experience to stay in a church converted to a hotel. I stayed in a standard cozy room which was very spacious.
Dennis from Cleveland, OH, USA
This Mechelen property is located near St. Rumbolds Cathedral and Mechelen Cathedral. Another nearby point of interest is …More
I have stayed in alot of hotels in Mechelen over the years and Teh Mecure V is the best!Great Hotel wonderful venue. Lovely restaurants close by and very near to teh grand market
Only comment is that if you are needing to take your car, you need to park at the secure parking near the Novotel, (just past the NH hotel) accessed via Brussels Port at the West of Mechelen. The parking is great very secure and near to the hotel! But don't plug in the address of the V to the Sat nav try the NH or the Novotel, or you will be like me taking 1 hour to travel 2 miles only to find you are parked outside the hotel having travelled down a restricted road!
Situated in an historic fish smokehouse dating from 1923, the charming and well-appointed Hotel Vé, Mechelen, Antwerp …More
"Stayed several times - acceptable rather than desireable"
If you need to be to the south of Antwerp there are really no other choices of this size and grade of hotel between the Antwerp ring and Mechelen. During the weekdays the service seems better than at weekends or holidays but it has still been acceptable at all times.
There are some points you need to be aware of:
1. Finding the hotel is tricky. It is actually very close to main routes but the entry, buildings and signage make it hard to get the right street. Suggest you make the effort to track it down with satellite views on webmapping services etc before you go. Otherwise you will be phoning the reception and getting them to talk you in and even then it remains tricky. I know the area well so have had no problems with this but agree with other reviewers about lack of prominent signposting.
2. The rooms are very large but furnishings sized for a normal size room so the rooms feel empty. But if you turn on all the lights the light level is actually much better than in many hotels.
3. Minor issues we have had include, a missing castor wheel from one of the beds feet. it was replaced the next day but on the first night a folded blanket had to be used to support the bed.; Belgian "muggen" mean fly screens on windows should be provided; Range of breakfast options is worthy of a 3 star not better; Never used the restaurant at other times so cannot comment on meals but these are not in the hotel building but in the sports complex the other side of the car park.
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