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Hotel New Damshire

Schapenstraat 1 (Pater Damiaanplein), Leuven 3000, Belgium
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Hotel New Damshire
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Ranked #14 of 18 Hotels in Leuven
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Hotel New Demshire is a nice cozy city hotel, close to the square, and many restaurants and pubs in Leuven. The hotel was a bit hard to find, and the taxi driver had problem finding the way. The room we got was very small, but the bathroom had good size. It even had a bathtub. The amenities selection was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We spent two weeks at the New Damshire recently visiting family in Leuven. So much to like in terms of location, great breakfast but most importantly, the staff were just so friendly and welcoming. It is three stars in view of bathroom (small but clean) and room facilities (no jug to boil water for tea, coffee) but it is very... More 

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15 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

Close to the city center and in walking distance of the Begijnhof lies this practical hotel. It has everything and anything for a pleasant stay, nothing too fancy though. Good breakfast, nice clean rooms with a good bathroom, airconditioning, tv, it is all there. Surrounded by restaurants the eating options are plenty.

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

If arriving by train it's quite a walk to the hotel, probably just over a mile, but the centre of Leuven is quite pleasant and I didn't have any problems. The stairs up to the room are quite narrow and my room itself was quite small, but it was clean, comfortable and had toiletries and a hair dryer included. Bed... More 

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49 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Good hotel at walking distance for the centre of the lovely Leuven city. Rooms are good (get a top story one!) breakfast is excellent and service is great. Nothing to complain AT ALL. NB: if you're by car, make a reservations for the hotel-parking asap. Its not big and there are a lot of people wnating one.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Anyone who thinks this is an OK hotel must have very low expectations for a 3 star hotel. Stifling narrow corridors, humid non airconditioned breakfast space under the stairs, indifferent front staff, beds more like camp beds, ragged edged old towels, old tired bathrooms, noisy air conditioning, a bottle of branded tap water, lowest quality toiletries, mouldy fruit and a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

I spend one night in Hotel New Damshire to enjoy Leuven for two days. I choose this hotel because of it's location. It's about 10 minutes walking to the historical center of Leuven (oude markt and groot begrijnhof). The employees are very friendly and helpful. Kudos for them. The hotel itself is basic with small rooms with a bit cheap... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The staff at the hotel were freindly, knowledgeable of the local area. The breakfast was filling and had a varied choice of food. The hotel was within walking distance of all the local sites. the bar was well priced and had a good choice of local beers and coffees. The rooms were clean and the beds were comfortable. I would... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The best thing about this hotel is the location which is superb, and off course a very friendly and helpful staff. Othervice it is an average hotel with small rooms and not to modern bathrooms, but the breakfast is really good. All in all it is value for money and I myself has already booked a new stay at the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Stayed here for 1 night and was very pleased with this hotel. The location is excellent, right in the center of Leuven. The hotel has it's own parking space, very handy. Very clean, comfortable rooms with digital tv. Excellent breakfast in the morning.

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