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Best Western Hotel Gulden Anker

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The bed was comfortable, staff friendly (organised a fan because the air conditioning was broken) and the cleaning satisfactory. The hotel is located 10 minutes walk from the city centre. I had not booked breakfast, so I cannot comment on that. A bit unfortunate was that the air conditioning, the mini bar fridge, safe, and short toilet flush, all did not work. It was very hot in the room because of air conditioning failure (in the hotel as a whole), and this was not fixed during my 4-night stay. Although the hotel is okay for a stay, I do not feel that this is "average" for a four stars hotel.

Rooms are OK, location is good at the entrance to the old town, free parking nearby. Breakfast does not meet the standards of a 4-star-hotel: Small selection of bread cover, everything short, no refill of food (e.g. no rolls, no orange juice, and so on). Ordered fright eggs but scrampeld eggs were served, and son ....

Stayed here two nights on a business trip. I would be happy to stay here again if I return to Mechelen. There's nothing spectacular at all about this hotel, but it's quiet, clean and reasonably-priced. The breakfast buffet is very good. Located a mile or so from the train station, so it's a bit of a hike, but there is a bus stop a block away. It's a 15-minute walk to the main town square or youi can take a bus there as well.

Comfortable bed and very friendly staff are the upside. Downside is the lack of parking (its quite hard to find somewhere nearby to park even out of the busy season), little bit dated ... the bedroom was ok but the bathroom very tiny and shower not very good. Public areas downstairs fine but corridors and stairwells very in need of a bit of tlc. We thought breakfast was included and that was our downfall . . we had to leave the hotel each day by 7.30 am so just grabbed and orange juice and croissant only to be charged 60 euros for breakfast when leaving!

Have 3 rooms for smokers end they give me one of those rooms... and I never smoke. They do not care, they do not ask. The room smells horible. Bad room, bad management. I can't give 0 rating so I rated 1.

Nice small hotel ideally located between Antwerpen and Brussels, and close to Tomorrowland in Boom. 24 hour service and very friendly and helpful reception. Nice breakfast. Located right next to the canal.

My wife and I stayed here two nights. The main room and bathroom were very spacious. Unfortunately, the beds were not very comfortable for either of us. The air conditioning was difficult to control and the room was either too hot or too cold. The breakfast was a bit disappointing and no baguette bread was available. Parking is a problem at this hotel. The free parking is three blocks away and a bit of a challenge to get to. While there is what amounts to a 15 minute "loading zone" in front of the hotel, that restriction is not enforced and it was difficult to load our luggage on our day of departure. We had to park across the street from the hotel and park in a no parking area in front of someone's garage door. I would not stay here again.

눉When you receive your confirmation you will get a different adress then the one you have to put in the GPS. The correct adress can be found on the site of the hotel. The hotel is surely a bit dated for its 4 stars, the room is small and so is the bathroom, the bed is very soft and the pillows are too high, but the kindness of the people there made us enjoy our stay and we will certainly return for a stay, even if I am taking my own pillow next time. 눇The people at the reception were extremely friendly and the offered us a lot of extra information in the area. There are parking spots around the hotel and even a few private spots for guests. We left the car there and went to for a walk in the city center which is very near.

After a Christmas evening with our children, we slept in the Gulden Anker last night. We know the place and the quality of service remains at a high level. The room is not specially luxurious but perfectly clean and the beds are very long and comfortable. The temperature in the bathroom was perfect. Buffet breakfast is perfect with much choice. Just the place to be, if you want high level comfort, perfect welcome and many amenities. The WiFi worked well in the room.

We stayed here for one night - a Friday. Arrival into Mechelen was by train and it took us about 20'minutes to walk to the Gulden Anker. Our room was on the ground floor - near to reception. It was tastefully decorated. However, there was some noise from reception and other guests. WiFi was free and worked well. Breakfast the following morning was good with a nice selection of hot and cold items. All the staff we encountered spoke English. It took us about ten minutes to walk from the hotel into central Mechelen.

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Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour fitness center

Located within a 5-minute walk of Brussels Gate, Best Western Hotel Gulden Anker is within a 15-minute stroll of Vrijbroek Park. This 34-room, 4-star hotel has a 24-hour fitness center along with free in-room WiFi and free self parking. Lamot Conference and Heritage Centre and Fish Market are also a short walk from this Mechelen hotel.


Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. You can sip a beverage at the coffee shop/café.


All of Best Western Hotel Gulden Anker's 34 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, coffee makers, and free bottled water. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 26-inch LCD TVs with cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms have hair dryers, free toiletries, and bathrobes. Safes, phones, and desks are also standard.

Property features

At Best Western Hotel Gulden Anker, guests have access to a 24-hour fitness center, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a meeting room, free newspapers, and a terrace.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 Single Bed, Non Smoking

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 3 Single Beds, Non Smoking

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

54% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 88 reviews