"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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