"A Unique Hotel that I would stay at again and again..."
Pulling up to the hotel, you first notice the uniqueness and beauty of the hotel. The staff was extremely accomodating. We arrived around 11 in the morning, and the representative walked us up to our room (there is no elevator). The room wasn't ready, but we were able to store our luggage and she quickly had the cleaning staff clean up the room. The room was awesome with a comfy bed, excellent decor (exposed logs from the original lodge), and a nice bathroom. The Lodge was also equipped with free wireless Internet. The restaurant, although a little pricy, was delicious with great service (and popular with the locals). My husband and I visited eight countries and stayed in 11 hotels on this trip and the Heverlee Lodge was always on the top of our list.
Dana from New Jersey
Close to the airport, this property is also near Arenberg Castle. Another nearby point of interest is Louvain Town Hall. …More
The hotel is a few yards from the station and the old town, so is convenient for seeing central Leuven. We arrived by car and had not been told that there would be a hefty charge for parking in the underground public car park. There is no hotel concession, and nowhere to unload bags at the hotel. Our room was on the second floor with no lift, but hotel staff did help with the bags on arrival and departure. The hotel facilities are non-existent and the stairs to the rooms very steep with stained carpet. However, to make up for this, the room was newly refurbished with contemporary fittings and the bed was large and comfortable. The bathroom was large and the whole room was spotlessly clean. The breakfast included was the biggest surprise - self service but with a large variety of items to choose from, and all fresh and tasty. The service was very attentive. The hotel is over a restaurant on the station square so well placed for snacks and meals if you don't want to go far. It was quite noisy at night but you expect that for such a central location. So although we had to pay for parking, the generous breakfast made up for this irritation, and the room was excellent. I would recommend the hotel for a short stay and a convenient place for exploring Leuven by foot.
Lizzie from London
Situated in Leuven, this hotel is close to Ladeuzeplein, St. Peter's Church, and Leuven Town Hall. Local attractions also …More
My party of four travelled to Belgium from Aberdeen and stayed in two rooms at the Boardhouse in Leuven as our base for the 2014 Rock Werchter festival.
The hotel location is in a pleasant suburb called Heverlee, which has numerous shops, cafes and pubs close by and is a five minute walk from its own railway platform, just one stop away from Leuven Central. There are also frequent buses into the town centre, which is alternatively a 30 minute walk through suburban Heverlee and the lovely university quarters into the splendid centre.
We got back to Leuven most nights from the festival around midnight and either took taxis back to the residence or walked through the streets which were always quite busy and felt very safe.
The lodgings themselves (which are more centrally located in Heverlee, five minutes’ walk from the hotel reception & main building) were a delight to get back to, especially on the days that were rainy. Our rooms were spacious and clean, and although we didn’t use the cooking facilities in the rooms, I did use the free washing machine and dryer in the basement – very convenient once the festival site became muddy.
The hotel management and staff were really welcoming, friendly and helpful, and our entire experience in Leuven was really pleasant. The Festival was a huge success, and having the Boardhouse and Heverlee as our home from home really added to the whole experience.
Book early for Rock Werchter 2015!
SJ-1957 from Aberdeen
This hotel is located in Leuven (Heverlee), close to Arenberg Castle, KU Leuven, and Old Market Square. Also nearby are …More
This hotel is within easy walking distance of the railway and bus station and very close to the centre of this beautiful and interesting town. The staff are efficient, friendly, helpful and speak good English. I forgot my hairdryer and there wasn't one in the room but they are available free of charge. The breakfast is very good. If you are a light sleeper ask for a room at the back then you wont hear the night revellers going home or the road sweeper early in the morning. Traffic noise is not a problem. The hotel is above The Leffe Cafe which has stairs and a door directly into Reception. The food in the cafe is good and staff excellent.
Denise from Beaconsfield, Bucks.
Close to the airport, this property is also near Ladeuzeplein and St. Peter's Church. Another nearby point of interest is …More
The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The breakfast was excellent with a full range of both traditional fried items and continental breakfast items. My sister is a celiac and wheat free bread was provided every morning. When we needed a taxi, the staff responded immediately, even when they were very busy with others checking out. I forgot to print out the boarding passes for coming home and they were able to do this for us. I can't praise the staff highly enough and will stay here again when I visit Leuven. I will also be recommending the hotel to any of my friends who are visiting the area. We had a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
Josephine from N Ireland
Situated in the city center, this hotel is close to Ladeuzeplein, Leuven Town Hall, and St. Peter's Church. Also nearby are …More
I've been staying at the Hotel La Royale for nearly 20 years now when I visit the city to attend academic events at KU Leuven. I always look forward to my stay at the Royale. It is an historic, quaint and comfortable Belgian hotel. The service and breakfasts are always excellent and my visit is pleasing.
A professor from the USA.
Holland from USA
The La Royal hotel is conveniently located in the city center, next to public transportation stations and several commercial …More
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