We booked our trip to the Westcord Fashion Hotel like may others through Lastminute's top secret hotels. Yes there are teething problems but on the whole we loved the hotel and it made for a really relaxing break. The rooms are really comfortable- the beds are particularly huge and comfortable. Bathroom is lovely, with a seperate shower and deep bath. Yes there is a bit of an issue with the floor but if you dont have the shower on full its ok. All the usual extras were provided- toiletteries, tea and coffee, safe, tv, hairdryer. We didnt eat at the hotel so cant comment on the food, although it was more pricey than going out into the city centre. Breakfast is 17.50 euros and meals were around 30. WE paid between 8 and 12 for breakfast in the city. Drinks semed expensive but on reflection, no more so than nice places in town. I guess the exchange rate is to blame rather than high prices. The Sky Bar is a must for a relaxing drink after trecking about all day. I can recommend the pool and treatments if you fancy a relax although be prepared to pay 10 Euros to use the sauna and steam room. They are also opeining it up to membership so be prepared for it to get busier. The gym isnt up to much although maybe its not finished.
Transport to/from the airport is easy, as are trams. You can walk to the Leylaan station from the hotel- takes about 10 minutes. We had problems buying a ticket at Leylaan to the airport- there is a machine but it only takes coins. It wouldnt take our cards so we had to travel without a ticket.
We bought a 72 hour tram ticket which was handy. Ride to town is about 20 minutes. There was a problem with the trams one night so we had to get a taxi back which cost about 10 euros. We found lots of places to eat and drink in the centre- either we were lucky or everywhere is a really high standard. Id really recommend the 1st class restaurant at the central station for a real step back in time- i promise you wont be disapointed. We did find the access to museums and churches a bit pricey- everything seems to cost so much so in the end we didnt bother.
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