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Review of Ibis Budget Hotel Leuven

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Ibis Budget Hotel Leuven
Ranked #5 of 17 Hotels in Leuven
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Ajmer, India
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85 reviews
44 hotel reviews
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“100% Value for money”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

The hotel is more like a hostel with a private room.
Really on budget service.
Wireless could be slow.
The rooms were clean and place is tidy.
Right next to the train station, and since the town is small so it is ok.
I do not remember hearing the trains. But then again the windows do not open either.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank YashAgarwal
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IbisBudgetLeuven, General Manager at Ibis Budget Hotel Leuven, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
May I begin by thanking you for your review on Tripadvisor. It's with sincere regret, that we note your dissatisfaction with our service and facilities. We sincerely hope the experience will not alter your confidence in our hotel and that you will give us the opportunity to welcome you again. May I also end by saying that we found a solution for the windows and that it will be possible to open them in a near future.
Best regards,
Michèle Deprez - General Manager
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Nyon, Switzerland
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78 reviews
44 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013

Polite and friendly staff, an excellent location (right outside the train station on the opposite side of the town), a good price and a clean room is just about all you can ask for. This was an excellent base to have a look at Leuven and to move on the following day.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TOREANDRE
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IbisBudgetLeuven, General Manager at Ibis Budget Hotel Leuven, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Thanks for your review. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Michèle Deprez - General Manager
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Den Bosch/Netherlands
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

The positive things:
The hotel is nicely located close to the city center and close to the station. The design of the room is nice, just as in all other Ibis Budget. The room is very clean. The breakfast budget offers you all you need for a good start into the day. A parking garage is around the corner, not costly.
The negative things:
The walls are as thin as paper. During our stay, other guests run around in the middle of the night, chatting, shouting, clashing doors, having fun. Although this hotel has a non smoking policy, other guests smoke in the hallways. Since there is no isolation, smoke and noise is in your bedroom which makes you feel as if you would sleep in the hallway. Unfortunately the staff has no means to "police" that. This influenced the overall experience very negatively and I decided to not book this hotel again. Further the bed clothes in the kids bunk bed are not the same as in the double bed of the same room: whilst grown ups have a duvet, the bunk bed only has a thin polyester blanket (and you have to make up your bed on your own).

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Christine-Nuni
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IbisBudgetLeuven, General Manager at Ibis Budget Hotel Leuven, responded to this review, December 4, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm sorry that on this occasion you were disappointed with your stay. Please do not hesitate to inform the reception about unpleasant incidents like this. The reception can always take the necessary measures in order to restore tranquility on the floors.
I hope you will give us the opportunity of welcoming you again.
Best regards,
Michèle Deprez - General Manager
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013

Very conveniently located if Leuven is your base to explore the rest of the Belgium (which may be a great idea!) - Its right next to the train station, though a bit of a walk from the city centre (about 10 mins) The staff is very friendly and the rooms are squeaky clean. The bathroom's a bit tiny but is separate from the toilet, which is great for time management if you're two people!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank chapeaumagique
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IbisBudgetLeuven, General Manager at Ibis Budget Hotel Leuven, responded to this review, November 14, 2013
Thank you for your kind comments and compliments. I'm glad my team made your stay enjoyable.
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Michèle Deprez - General Manager
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Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

The hotel is rather new, clean and well maintained. However, the interior is rather basic (this is an Ibis budget and not a regular Ibis). It is conveniently located at the train station. The city centre is within walking distance. However, a big drawback is that the windows in the rooms cannot be opened (even when requested at the reception). On warm days this makes the stay in the room rather uncomfortable.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Kaurilein
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IbisBudgetLeuven, General Manager at Ibis Budget Hotel Leuven, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent visit. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we have noted your comment about the window which cannot be opened. We are trying to find a solution for it as soon as possible but would also like to inform you there is a ventilation system with fresh air in the rooms.
Best regards,
Michèle Deprez - General Manager
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Additional Information about Ibis Budget Hotel Leuven

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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