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Martin's Patershof

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Karmelietenstraat 4, Mechelen 2800, Belgium
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Central Mechelen: a maze of quiet twisty tiny streets and a placid river that's almost a canal. And bang in the middle, walking distance to everything, including Grote Markt and Sint-Rumbout's cathedral and tower, is a hotel seemingly carved from an old church, Martin's Patershof. It's been well and thoughtfully converted with some rooms in the church itself (some with... More 

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Stijn B, General Manager at Martin's Patershof, responded to this review

Dear jmbucknall, Thank you very much for your message through TripAdvisor and for sharing your experiences with our future guests. Nice to hear you enjoyed your stay and the city of Mechelen. You've booked a COSY room, in the cloister part of the hotel, next to the church. Like you say, these are nicely decorated rooms, but without any church... More 

London
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76 reviews 76 reviews
52 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we had a room in the 'cloisters' which actually means ground floor and quite dark, none of the lovely stained glass as per their web site. That said the room was large enough, clean, quiet and had a good coffee machine. The hotel does a good breakfast but no evening meal apart from bar snacks. Easy to walk to town... More 

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Stijn B, General Manager at Martin's Patershof, responded to this review

Dear judiko, Thank you very much for taking the time to send us a message through TripAdvisor. I hope you've enjoyed your stay and the city of Mechelen. Next time, try a room in the church instead of booking the cloister so you can have the real experience of sleeping in a church. We offer some dishes in our bar... More 

Chesterfield, Michigan, United States
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135 reviews 135 reviews
13 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed at Martin's Patershof a couple of times. It is both comfortable and cool. They have expertly taken the design of the former church and transformed it into a cool boutique hotel. The staff is accommodating and professional. My breakfasts were consistently delicious. Most importantly, I slept like a baby in the comfortable beds. I will be back!

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Dear Brian S, Thank you very much for your message through TripAdvisor and to share your positive experiences with our future guests. Nice to hear you enjoy your stay each time with us. As you have already been several times with us, do you try each time another room? There are 79 bedrooms and there are no 2 rooms exactly... More 

Berlare, Belgium
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152 reviews 152 reviews
36 hotel reviews
257 helpful votes 257 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Stayed for one night and for us it was enough..Hotel is nice when you enter,all staff friendly and helpfull..Room on the 3rd floor was small and dark and depressing.grey ceiling,grey walls grey bathroom and brown carpets.only one tiny window for natural light and fresh air.had a nice bit of stained glass to look at but that is not original as... More 

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Stijn B, General Manager at Martin's Patershof, responded to this review

Dear mrbusy, Thank you very much for your message. I'm sorry to hear your experiences didn't meet your expectations. However, I'm happy to hear you've noticed the friendliness of my staff and the fact they were very helpful. I think these are the most important things about hospitality and hotel services. The in house architecture is a matter of taste.... More 

Gravesend, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
19 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Great hotel and really cheap for a twin room. Lovely churchesque features throughout the hotel. Hard to park near, ad to use a multi-storey, 5-10 mins walk. Excellent location for walking around town and eating.out. Reception staff recommended a great restaurant and made reservations too for us.

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East Midlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This hotel has been imaginitively restored taking into account the needs of the mobility impaired. Access is gained through the ramped luggage storage area and the hotel is accessible throughout. The architects are to be praised for the way the ancient features have been incorporated into the rebuilding and restructuring of this hotel. Breakfast is excellent with a full choice... More 

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Stijn B, General Manager at Martin's Patershof, responded to this review

Dear Eurotravelller, Thank you very much for writing a review about your stay on TripAdvisor. It's nice to hear you enjoyed your stay with us in Mechelen. Disabled people are more than welcome. These days, they should have the same possibilities like everyone all over the planet. However, I know this is not the case jet. I'm happy that we've... More 

Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

What a wonderful gem. Historic old church on the outside. Wonderful, high class hotel on the inside. Rooms can be a bit unusual in their layout (sometimes a support pillar in the room), but they've retained the beautiful building and it's character outside and wonderfully remodeled the inside into the gem that it is. And close to the centrum. Great... More 

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Stijn B, General Manager at Martin's Patershof, responded to this review

Dear Daniel S, Thank you very much for your message through TrripAdvisor. Nice to hear you enjoyed your stay in our special hotel. The fact that you liked the service of our staff and our breakfast buffet makes us even more proud on what we are doing each day. Not only our hotel, but also the city of Mechelen is... More 

London
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92 reviews 92 reviews
24 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Definitely deserves its 4-star! A remodelled cathedral with great room space, this hotel is stunning. The tower room was clean, spacious and comfy. The breakfast was more than convenient. Even though the parking was expensive, it was worth having a car space. Very convenient to restaurants across the river. Will definitely stay there again.

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Stijn B, General Manager at Martin's Patershof, responded to this review

Dear Corsica30, Thank you very much for sharing your experiences with the world. Thank you for your 4-star hotel rating :-). If you would travel to Belgium again. Have a look on our own website. You will discover 8 other fantastisch Martin's Hotels. See you next time. Kind Regards, Stijn Beschuyt General Manager Martin's Patershof Mechelen More 

Madrid, Spain
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Great hotel within an old church. I was given a room at the top, and it was nice, not outstanding but nice. Room was big with tube. The view from the room was great, with beutiful church 50-100 m away. The breakfast was very good, and the breakfast room was amazing, the former chapel of the church. The staff was... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I visited the Martin's Patershof hotel as part of a business trip to the city. A charming hotel, very tastefully restored to reflect the history of the church building. My room was large by other hotel standards, beautifully decorated and full of character with a preserved stained-glass window. Like the rest of the hotel, cleanliness was of a very high... More 

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Stijn B, General Manager at Martin's Patershof, responded to this review

Dear Kathryn W, Thank you very much for sharing your good experiences with our future guests. Nice to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! If you travel a lot to Mechelen, don't hesitate to ask us each time another room. All our 79 bedrooms are different, so every stay will be a new discovery! Hope to may welcome you... More 

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