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BEST WESTERN Hotel Gulden Anker
Ranked #9 of 11 Hotels in Mechelen
Croydon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Return visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

My group of 40 retired businessmen and wives stayed here again this year because we enjoyed our visit so much.
As last year, the staff, service, food (breakfast and dinner) and rooms were excellent. The hotel is about 10 - 15 mins from the city centre for visits, coffees etc.

Mechelen is very well situated so we were able to go on many new daily trips.

We hope to return.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Sarasota, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2013

We booked this room through Kayak's website which indicated this hotel was 8.2 miles from the airport. The taxi ride was $60 from and to the airport and is definitely much further out than 8.2 miles. The hotel itself was very clean and the receptionist could not have been any nicer. She even prepared our breakfast by 6 a,m. (normally their buffet starts at 7 a.m.) because we had an early flight out and the buffet had a very wide selection. We definitely would recommend this hotel but not if you want to be close to the airport with a short taxi ride.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Derby, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
60 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

I stayed here recently on a business trip. The reception area is very dark and un-inviting, but the staff were helpful. My room had clearly been used by a smoker, as others have mentioned, it smelt of stale smoke.

The room was OK, although I had 2 beds put together rather than a real double bed.

The hotel was well located for the small town centre, which was only a small walk away

Breakfast was adequate, with most items available.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Oslo, Norway
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93 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

I chose this hotel for its location to the motorway and the centre of town. The rooms are spacious, so is the bathroom. Free WiFi which to my experience worked efficiently all over the premises. Large breakfast buffet, which covers all needs. The staff was service minded, efficient and good humoured.

On the negative side: free parking was on the street side(no private parking), and to the extent that you were interested n keeping upnwith the traffic this hotel gives you a chance to wake up with the morning traffic.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Macae, RJ
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73 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

My first impression from the reception lobby was not good, there was an odd smell in the air (and it lasted for the entire week). I've stayed in a room in the first floor facing the river and the street. My room was quite comfy and the place is not noisy. I was in a work trip and had some activities to do at night on my computer, but I thought the room to dark to work, but the sleep is really good (don't worry). The place is clean and well mainteined. To reach the city center and train station you need to walk 10-15 minutes, I did this walk every day to go to work and it was pleasent and safe. They have a restaurant, but i didi not tried it. The gym is not really a gym, they put some machines in the basemente, it is really improvised, looked like a dungeon (did not like it).
They provide free wifi Internet access and it really worked, at least on the first floor. The breakfast is simple, but good, wiith enough options and included in the rate.The staff was always friendly and helpful, all the time they were accessed they helped me even with good information about the city and commerce.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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25 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

I stayed at the hotel few times and the overall experience was ok. The peronnel is friendly and the dinner menu is quite fancy with interesting options (including game). However the list time I stayed there, I had the unpleasant experience to get a room for smokers (the same thing happened to other two colleagues who stayed there in the same time). My clothes (including those not removed from my luggage) smelled like cigarettes even few days after that.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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New York City, New York
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74 reviews
73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2012

My wife and stayed a night while cycling across Belgium. Just fair. Clean rooms, on the bike path, 15 minute walk to own center.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: BEST WESTERN Hotel Gulden Anker
Address: Ridder Dessainlaan 2, Mechelen 2800, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Flanders > Antwerp Province > Mechelen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Mechelen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN Hotel Gulden Anker 4*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Since 2015 our hotel has a new owner and new elan :) First renovations of hall, bar, fitness and some rooms are done! We wish you welcome in one of our 34, all different, rooms of our hotel. Share us your room preferences and we'll try to adjust reservations as such. We are located in a quiet residential neighborhood, alongside the canal. At the end of our street we can find the lovely Vrijbroekpark. The city center is at walking distance, as is the train station Mechelen. Exit N° 10 of the E19 highway between Antwerp and Brussels is nearby. ... more   less 
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