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“Beautiful but somehow depressing”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel de la Source

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Hotel de la Source
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Francorchamps
Delft, Netherlands
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53 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful but somehow depressing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2012

Stayed here on a rainy day. The area is quit depressing if the weather is bad and there is no racing activity near the circuit. The woman at reception wasn’t doing much to help matters. Unwelcoming and uninterested. The hotel was rather empty. Didn’t see any other guest. This might explain the staffs’ attitude.
Even though the hotel was empty I was given a small and somewhat uninviting dark room at the back of the hotel. At least give me a choice at check in when there are hardly any room occupied. Better yet. Give me an upgrade…
Check out was equally cold and unfriendly.

The good:
- great location if you come for the races
- modern building with nice spacious lobby
- ample parking

The bad:
- dingy rooms
- unfriendly staff
- not so great cleaning in rooms

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
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HoteldelaSource, Responsable commercial at Hotel de la Source, responded to this review, September 3, 2012
Thank you for your comment. It's a pity but we have no action on the weather... there are plenty of museums to discover in Stavelot and Spa when it's raining (or not), as well as nice places like the Grottes of Remouchamps, Le Monde Sauvage (you remain in your car for a part of the visit) or special Belgian Beers to taste... Do not hesitate to ask us for ideas next time.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Kent
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2012

This motorsport themed hotel is ideal for anyone attending the Spa Francorchamps Race Circuit as it is situated right next to the circuit, though don't expect a room with a view of the circuit (unless specially booked) as these unfortunately appear to be very few due to the fact that the hotel is gable end to the circuit. It's a new hotel and the staff are excellent and multilingual. The rooms have electronic door locks, safes and complimentary soft drinks. There is an underground secure car park - and a race car in the lobby.

I would recommend telephoning before booking if you have a trailer. I don't think it's feasible to take a trailer into the underground car park. There are a couple of other options.

The food was generally very good with generous helpings - however the bread did not seem to be freshly made.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
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Heidelberg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2012

Wow! Wake up and see the circuit at Spa Francorchamps from your bedroom window!
This hotel is modern, clean and spacious. The bedroom and bathroom are also just that - everything in perfect working order, and perfectly clean, and roomy enough.
Front desk staff were nice and friendly.
We ate dinner in the hotel restaurant - good food with hearty portions! Very tasty house wines, too. Service here was lacking somewhat - either understaffed, or just not the right staff. But the restaurant is pleasant, and buzzy with a mixture of international racing folk.
Best part is definitely the location - superb!

Room Tip: If you are already that close to the circuit, go one step further and ask for a room with a street...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

You pretty much can't stay in a hotel that is closer to the circuit! The hotel is good - reasonably sized, clean and well equipped rooms. The hotel's owners have put a great deal of thought and effort into creating a motor-racing themed hotel with tasteful fixtures, fittings and decoration. Staff are also very helpful and there is a great bar and a good restaurant.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2011

Very modern place with some nice touches that set it apart from other new Hotels. Found the staff were happy to help with non Hotel related matters. The rooms are good with great bathrooms. The food is good but with a small menu. Secure parking and free wifi. Have stayed twice, both times at the same room rate. Seems they should perhaps offer a better rate when there is nothing going on at the circuit as we (6 persons) were the only guests on one of the visits. I can understand the supply and demand issue when the circuit is busy but it is a little expensive otherwise. Having said that, we knew the rates and chose to stay bcause it is a nice place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2011

I assume that this hotel is only booked for racing events at Spa-Francorchamps - and during that time it is a major privilege to get a room here. Of course, being in the center of things, can also mean some noise. Perfect location, in walking distance to the paddock. Nice contemporary design. Pleasant terrace if the weather allows. Actually, one could also spend a night here outside the racing calendar.

Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2011

Being a very new hotel this is of a high standard with great bedrooms and bathrooms. Nothing could be faulted with this.
Add to that the friendly professionalism of the staff and you get a great combination.
A coupe of negatives do exist .
The hotel is right by the race circuit - great for getting into the paddock quickly from the secure underground garage, but far enough away from Spa town to present a problem.
The taxi service I used to get to Spa town cost 54 euros for the round trip. A shock too, as it was unexpected for a 3 mile trip!
This cost is apparently because there are no taxis resident in Spa and they have to come from further away.
The hotel did not indicate this charge beforehand - otherwise I would not have gone!
One of the reasons you might want to go to Spa is to try a different restaurant - you could also try the Grill Steak House at Le Relais de Pommard - a 10 minute walk up the road - good food at reasonable prices.
The la Source does not provide bar food (like a club sandwich) so its the restaurant or nothing.
Don't think you will get by on chocolate from the mini bar in the room either - it contains two small bottles of coke and two of water and a lot of empty space.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
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Property: Hotel de la Source
Address: Route du Circuit 22, Francorchamps 4970, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Wallonia > The Ardennes > Liege Province > Francorchamps
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Francorchamps
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel de la Source 4*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the heart of the Belgian Ardennes, nesting over the celebrated La Source corner, the 4-star hotel looks out over the Spa-Francorchamps race track. Between nature and motor racing legend, its 86 rooms and 4 suites are privileged spectators at the finest race track in the world.Its geographical location makes the Hôtel de la Source unique, the No. 1 place to stay as a VIP, not only to witness the numerous races on the timetable. ... more   less 
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