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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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5 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
  • 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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46 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 hotel reviews
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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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Ringoes, New Jersey
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85 reviews 85 reviews
6 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Stayed here for New Year's Eve. We had a little trouble finding the hotel since it is inside the pedestrian area. We were able to park on the street and then walk in. The hotel was clean and the rooms are a good size. It was nice and quiet and you are able to walk to most of the spots... More

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Bordentown, New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

This was my first time in Belgium for business and was very satisfied with the hotel. The location was perfect to walk about too restaurants and shops and hotel staff friendly. I slept well despite some noise of students having a good time as walking through the courtyard in the evening, but not enough to be completely disruptive. The daily... More

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Stayed here for two nights in one of their executive level rooms on the top floor. The room was very spacious and comfortable, but oddly the bathroom by comparison was very small. Nevertheless all was functional- nice coffee machine in the corner. Internet access was by cable rather than WiFi and was payable at around €20 for 24 hours of... More

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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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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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