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pentahotel Leuven

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Alfons Smetsplein 7, Leuven 3000, Belgium (Formerly Mercure Leuven Center)
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Ranked #7 of 18 hotels in Leuven
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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135 reviews 135 reviews
35 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is still being refurbished so there is some disruption and noise after 9am with drills and banging, but hopefully will be finished soon. We had trouble finding the car park even with the hotel's instructions as you have to go through pedestrian zones & bollards with codes, but good not too expensive parking when you get there. The... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived late on Friday evening to find the lobby sparkling to the light of a disco ball. The welcome was warm and friendly and our room clean and modern. The rainfall shower was a particular highlight. There are still renovations being done, but don't let that put you off. You are 2 minutes from the centre of town. I... More

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Curtea de Arges, Romania
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7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best experiences we had in Belgium. This hotel is central for the country and at walking distances for all visitor attractions and restaurants. The entire staff - and more particular Holy - is very friendly and always open to offer help. Here you really feel at home ! I always prefer this kind of hotels , compared... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

mercure sold this hotel to PentaHotel and I was thinking to cgange my booking to other hotel, especially that tgere was a major reconstruction going on in the hotel. But I sticked to it and stayed. I found the employees e tremely friendly and helpful. No inconvenience fdue to reconstruction. I will definitely stay again!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice hotel for a city stay in Leuven within walking distance of all the visitor attractions and with parking available is an added bonus. The staff are friendly and very helpful and we always felt welcome

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was nice to stay at this hotel. Very good location, rooms totally renoved, new reception area with a bar to have a relax moment. You can count with a parking for 18 euros per day on basement. The staff very nice and it is close to all the restaurants area. I will come back for sure!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Shocking. Building site, hotel filled with dust and workmen, NO advance warning. Awful awful awful. Constant banging, dust everywhere. Very very disappointed. Health hazard. Goodness knows what is in that dust. Pentahotel seem to want your money regardless of the state of the hotel. Irresponsible and greedy.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I was surprised to arrive at this hotel and find that it had changed from Mercure to Pentahotel. Anyway my reservation was still valid so no harm done. The hotel is well-placed in a quiet courtyard near the centre of town - walkable to the restaurants and squares as well as the train station. Reception staff were friendly and welcoming,... More

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Bruges, Belgium
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I remember this hotel being built in the late eighties when I was studying at the law faculty accross the stree. I guess nothing has changed ever since. The room was worn out, the carpet dirty, the decoration outdated. I slept on the second floor and it seemed the first four rooms on this floor have been renovated already and... More

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Castle Donington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Centre of Leuven, lots of nice restaurants, bars and cafés nearby. The hotel does not serve food in the evening. Rooms ok, free wifi only available in the bar. Breakfast very expensive, if bought at the hotel, use cafés nearby instead. Fitness suite is quite poor.

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Address: Alfons Smetsplein 7, Leuven 3000, Belgium (Formerly Mercure Leuven Center)
Location: Belgium > Flanders > Flemish Brabant Province > Leuven
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — pentahotel Leuven 3*
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Also Known As:
Mercure Leuven Hotel Leuven
Holiday Inn Leuven
Leuven Holiday Inn

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Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Staying in Leuven? The shiny new pentahotel is the cleverest decision you could make. Right now we're transforming the former Mercure Hotel into something exciting and different, with a very special penta flavour. In the meantime this culturally beautiful location, with friendly staff waiting to help you settle in, is a brilliant choice for leisure or business trips. The wonderful neighbours include one of the world's most prestigious universities and several of the world's most prestigious beers. Not forgetting you! At penta you become the world's most prestigious VIP. ... more   less 
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