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BEST WESTERN Hotel Gulden Anker

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ridder Dessainlaan 2, Mechelen B-2800, Belgium
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Ranked #8 of 12 hotels in Mechelen
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013
Carsten S Treia, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Treia, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

This hotel has a good breakfirst and nice but small rooms. Beware if you want to access the internet it is an extra charge, which is quite expensive. The location close to the center of the city and not far from the railway station.

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

My group of 40 retired businessmen and wives stayed here again this year because we enjoyed our visit so much. As last year, the staff, service, food (breakfast and dinner) and rooms were excellent. The hotel is about 10 - 15 mins from the city centre for visits, coffees etc. Mechelen is very well situated so we were able to... More

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Sarasota, FL
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

We booked this room through Kayak's website which indicated this hotel was 8.2 miles from the airport. The taxi ride was $60 from and to the airport and is definitely much further out than 8.2 miles. The hotel itself was very clean and the receptionist could not have been any nicer. She even prepared our breakfast by 6 a,m. (normally... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
40 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

I stayed here recently on a business trip. The reception area is very dark and un-inviting, but the staff were helpful. My room had clearly been used by a smoker, as others have mentioned, it smelt of stale smoke. The room was OK, although I had 2 beds put together rather than a real double bed. The hotel was well... More

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Oslo, Norway
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88 reviews 88 reviews
31 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

I chose this hotel for its location to the motorway and the centre of town. The rooms are spacious, so is the bathroom. Free WiFi which to my experience worked efficiently all over the premises. Large breakfast buffet, which covers all needs. The staff was service minded, efficient and good humoured. On the negative side: free parking was on the... More

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Macae, RJ
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69 reviews 69 reviews
45 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

My first impression from the reception lobby was not good, there was an odd smell in the air (and it lasted for the entire week). I've stayed in a room in the first floor facing the river and the street. My room was quite comfy and the place is not noisy. I was in a work trip and had some... More

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

I stayed at the hotel few times and the overall experience was ok. The peronnel is friendly and the dinner menu is quite fancy with interesting options (including game). However the list time I stayed there, I had the unpleasant experience to get a room for smokers (the same thing happened to other two colleagues who stayed there in the... More

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New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

My wife and stayed a night while cycling across Belgium. Just fair. Clean rooms, on the bike path, 15 minute walk to own center.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

First impression was not so good since in my room was a lot of dust and when I asked cleaning lady to clean it she used really awful and stinky thing to remove it. Second day I found strange blue traces on my blanket as my colleague in other room in the same hotel. Pizza which I bought outside disappeared... More

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Carl C, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Hotel Gulden Anker, responded to this review

Dear, First of all, I would like to thank you for your comment. I'm really surprised that your room was as dusted as you explained since Best Western is really severe concerning the cleaning rules of a room. Nevertheless, I'm not going to discuss about the conditions of the rooms, so I'll forward this comment to the cleaning staff As... More

Croydon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

The Gulden Anker is a superb place to stay. - see the ratings below. Excellent food (breakfast and dinner), very efficient, friendly staff in all areas and good rooms. An excellent location for visiting Mechelen itself, Antwerp, Brussels and other northern parts of Belgium.

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Address: Ridder Dessainlaan 2, Mechelen B-2800, Belgium
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Location: Belgium > Flanders > Antwerp Province > Mechelen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN Hotel Gulden Anker 4*
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Also Known As:
Best Western Mechelen
Mechelen Best Western
Best Western Gulden Anker

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Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style
#4 Luxury Hotel in Mechelen
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