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Ibis Budget Hotel Leuven
Ranked #5 of 17 Hotels in Leuven
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“very good value for your money!”
Reviewed April 30, 2013

Very good central simple place. Room basic but extremelly clean. Very nice and efficient staff. The breakfast room is a bit small for the overall capacity of the place but very well run. Internet is free and good reception. Close to the train station, about 13 min irde from the airport of Brussels. The city itself is amazing, nice student centre, good nightlife, very nice restaurants.

Room Tip: I had one on the lower ground and it was just fine. No noise.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

You pretty much know what you are getting when you book an Ibis so know not to expect a 5 star hotel. This hotel is fairly new (it was not to be seen on Google Street view) and is located to the back of the train station. If arriving by train and not carrying a heavy bag take the "Kessel-Lo" exit direction for quickest access to the hotel but you will have to climb a long and fairly steep stairs to street level. If you are not up to that, take the more normal exit (centrum) from the station, turn left and left again and there are lifts that will take you up a level. Then pass the Radisson Park Inn and turn left to find the Ibis.

Rooms were small but clean, beds narrow, showers good and the breakfast is an extra €7.50 but we did not bother but went to the station square for takeway coffee and pastry/croissant/roll and sat outside watching the world go by.

Hotel Ibis budget is perfect for travellors like me travelling by train and not desiring to spend much time at their hotel

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

Obviously a new hotel, everything was very clean and bright. Reception staff were very helpful. The room was functional but at such a low cost compared to other hotels, it was great value for money. The station is alongside so a good location for anyone needing to visit Brussels or the Airport, but there was no noise from the trains. You have to walk into the city centre for dinner in the evening but it is only a 10 minute walk and Leuven is a city you should explore with many restaurants and bars to enjoy.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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IbisBudgetLeuven, General Manager at Ibis Budget Hotel Leuven, responded to this review, April 30, 2013
Thank you for your kind comments and compliments.
I look forward to your next visit.
Best regards, Michèle Deprez - General Manager
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WLG, NZ
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

Nice compromise between a hotel and a hostel. Very good value for money. Clean. Great location - right next to train station, therefore, just a short walk to city centre, handy for travelling to Brussels. Free wifi. I would stay again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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IbisBudgetLeuven, General Manager at Ibis Budget Hotel Leuven, responded to this review, April 30, 2013
Thank you very much for your review. I look forward to welcoming you back.
Best regards, Michèle Deprez - General Manager
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

I had a very pleasant stay I stayed here for 1 week, Hotel is next to train station so it was ideal for us and not noisy at all. Staff were pleasant and hotel room was clean and beds comfy so overall it was a nice hotel and not very expensive.

Room Tip: get a disabled room
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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IbisBudgetLeuven, General Manager at Ibis Budget Hotel Leuven, responded to this review, April 5, 2013
We appreciate your feedback and hopefully, we can welcome you again in Ibis Budget leuven centrum.
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Michèle Deprez - General Manager
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Gent
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87 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2013

We booked a room in this hotel through a website on which the hotel claimed they had soundproof rooms. This was essential to us as the hotel is located near the train station.

However, these soundproof rooms turned out to be a complete joke. We heard each and every train passing by, until late at night and starting again first thing in the morning, as if we were sleeping in the station's waiting room. Good thing our stay was only for 1 night.

The room itself is what you would expect from Ibis Budget - tiny and extremely basic. Ideal if you are out whole day and only want a shower and a bed when you come back in the evening - and nothing more than that.

Room Tip: We had a room at the station side and heard each and every train passing by. However, the other side...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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IbisBudgetLeuven, General Manager at Ibis Budget Hotel Leuven, responded to this review, April 5, 2013
I'm really sorry that your stay wasn't up to your expectations. Nevertheless I'm surprised about your feedback concerning the noice, because I never had complaints about that matter before. Please do not hesitate to give me the roomnumber you stayed in, so I can investigate the matter accordingly.
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Property: Ibis Budget Hotel Leuven
Address: Martelarenlaan 10, Leuven 3010, Belgium (Formerly Etap Hotel)
Location: Belgium > Flanders > Flemish Brabant Province > Leuven
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 17 Hotels in Leuven
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Ibis Budget Hotel Leuven 1*
Number of rooms: 139
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ibis Budget Hotel Leuven Centrum - the smart traveller's choice! Our 139 modern, comfortable rooms can accommodate up to 3 people, with a shower, separate private toilet, and satellite TV, all for a very budget-friendly price. Start the day with our good for value breakfast buffet! Free Wifi in the entire hotel and lobby computer with free internet access for Ibis Buget hotel guests. Welcome to Ibis Budget Hotels! ... more   less 
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