Best Western Hotel Gulden Anker4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
I would not recommend this hotel, there must be better maintained and staffed establishments locally! Smell of smoke in the corridors and the restaurant was closed. Not what I would have expected for the price.
It is hard for me to write a negative review about one of my favorite chain hotels but this hotel here is really bad. Air condition did not work. We opened the window but found Spiders on the inside and outside of the window and have the video and photos to prove it. We are stuck here as we got here a little late and it's hard to pick up and change the hotels in the middle of the night. Have not had a chance to try their restaurant or room service but the restaurant was closed when we got here at 9pm and so was the bar. Front desk did not take my reward number and told me to give it to the morning clerk. Beds are very low to the ground and very very soft and sagging as compared to other BW hotels we stayed in. Hard to find good hotels in Europe comparable to US standards or even Mexican standards. OK that is all good night
Small old room and A/C not working water in shower not hot B/F Basic but with fresh orangejuice. We paid Euro 183 for our room very expensive for this kind of room. Parking was easy was lucky to have one of 3 spots on the canalside of the hotel. Wifi was good.
Air con didn't work on hottest day of year. Room was like a sauna. Awaiting refund for poorly equipped room and horrible stay. No real apology and gave us a fan which just circulated warm air Fridge broken on arrival so nowhere to store chilled drinks.
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.
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54% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 101 reviews