I only spent one night here but I would definitely stay here again on a multiple-night trip. The staff was friendly and willing to assist. Although the location was a bit outside of the main city center, there are plenty of trams and buses in the area and if you are driving, the autobahn is nearby.
The room I had wasn't large, but it had everything that I needed and it was comfortable. I was not there long enough to check out the sauna and steam rooms but I was under the impression that they must have been nice for the amount of people that I saw going to and from them.
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.
The Best Western Hotel Ter Elst is ideal for business travellers on a corporate trip to Belgium. The hotel offers …More
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