We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“14th century hotel, now refurbished to good standard” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hotel Den Wolsack

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Save
You added Hotel Den Wolsack to your Saves list
Hotel Den Wolsack
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Wollemarkt 16, Mechelen B-2800, Belgium   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #9 of 12 Hotels in Mechelen
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 67 cities Reviews in 67 cities
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
“14th century hotel, now refurbished to good standard”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2008

Take no notice of some guides which tell you there are few good hotels in Mechelen. It seems the hotels have taken notice and are refurbishing and improving, and the Den Wolsack is one of them.

Good sized room with LCD TV, wi-fi, tea/coffee making facilities. Clean and comfortable although I could forsee a noise problem with rooms (as ours did) overlooking the courtyard, as during the summer late diners and drinkers would easily be heard. We were woken at 6am one morning by the buzzing of a vacuum cleaner in the dining room and some noise from cleaning staff.

The restaurant is the biggest surprise with excellent service and very good food at reasonable prices.

  • Liked — Nice atmosphere and clean, large room.
  • Disliked — Slightly noisy at night/early morning
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

21 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    2
    8
    8
    2
    1
See reviews for
1
5
2
12
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (3)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Hants UK
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2008

I stayed in one of their "Executive" rooms which was a nice contrast of a huge, historical room but with contemporary fitting. Much bigger than most rooms in fact almost a suite.

All this for only 105 Euros. Great value.

Breakfast was so-so but OK and the Brasserie was fine for an evening meal, if a little over-priced.

It's close to the Cathedral and therefore all the fine local restaurants so a good place to head out from to eat.

No aircon in the room though, which would probably get pretty warm in summer and the noise from the Brasserie courtyard might keep you awake on a summer's night.

  • Liked — Great building
  • Disliked — slow service in the Brasserie
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
NJ
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2008

This hotel is defined by the owners as an historical place. It is said the building was constructed in the 1600's.
It's located next to St. Rumbolds Cathedral.

The staff is nice, smiley, maybe too much and some smiles feel fake.

The rooms still use the good old steel keys.
My room was big enough with a big bathroom. Here you feel like you're in the 1980's, despite the new LCD TV (20") and the PC (windows XP) with internet access included.
The room and bathroom were new, clean and comfortable.

You're welcome with a free drink to take at the bar/restaurant.
Take the local Beer the Carolus, it's different but good.
The restaurant is ok, but the service is slow, which is not unusual compared to the other restaurants of Mechelen.

It's a bit noisy in the morning.

The breakfast is basic. It is served in the veranda in the inside courtyard.

The location is good, since you're very close to Grote Markt and IJzerenleen.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — bed
  • Stayed February 2008
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Saint-Cloud, France
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2007

Basic.
Not excellent / Not Bad.
Personel is nice, it's clean but the hotel has got nothing very exciting.

  • Stayed March 2007, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Hotel Den Wolsack? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Den Wolsack

Address: Wollemarkt 16, Mechelen B-2800, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Flanders > Antwerp Province > Mechelen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 12 Hotels in Mechelen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Den Wolsack 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Priceline, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your Hotel Den Wolsack reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Hotel Den Wolsack, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.