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“Perfect for Rock Werchter”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel New Damshire

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Hotel New Damshire
Ranked #13 of 17 Hotels in Leuven
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Perfect for Rock Werchter”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2012

My partner and I stayed at Hotel New Damshire for 4 nights during the Rock Werchter 2012 festival. For a three star hotel - this place was great. We slept really well every night and were treated really nicely by all the hotel staff.

Don't expect pure luxury - it is only a 3 star hotel! But it definitely has all you need and it is only 5 minutes walk from the main square and only 15 minutes walk to the train station (which is also the bus pick up/drop off point for Rock Werchter).

There is also great undercover parking available only across the road.

I would definitely recommend this hotel for all wanting a good base for Rock Werchter.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2012

I recently stayed at the New Damshire when at a conference in Leuven. I shared a room with another delegate, and I have to say it was a fairly small room for the two of us. (We also had only one key...) The small bathroom had a hair dryer - and a trash can with a broken lid. ;-) The air conditioning didn't seem to work. OK, we just opened the window, so we didn't complain - as a result I can't say how the hotel handles situations like that. I felt the beds were rather soft...
Internet (wifi) was free and it worked fine. They also offer a wired LAN connection - if you don't have an ethernet cable, they'll provide one for free.
The hotel is located reasonably close to the centre or town. The area itself was fairly busy and there was plenty of noise in the evening, particularly on the weekend. Lots of people out for a drink seem to pass the hotel. But I guess that's the case in the whole city centre of Leuven.
Breakfast was OK, but nothing to write home about.
On the whole, an OK experience, but not a hotel I would make an effort to return to.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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frankfurt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2012

We had a very nice family room on the 4th floor. Although it was a bit impractical to get up there -the lift only goes to the 3rd floor and the stairs to the 4th floor are a bit steep and narrow- we found the room very comfortable. The hotel is very well situated between the groot begijnhoof and the city centre. Breakfast was honest to goodness and the staff was very friendly. I'd call it very good value for money for a family with two young kids.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Helsinki
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2012

My room was up on the 4th floor with windows to the sky and a view towards the neighbouring church and house roofs. Very nice and peacefull room. Very kind staff. Good breakfast. Reasonablypriced taxis. Very nice old village. Extremely nice people.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
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Milan, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2012

I've been at this hotel a number of times and in many other hotels in town as well, but the New Damshire offers the best quality for price. Hotel is clean, efficient, sober and well kept. Staff has always been very kind and supportive, rooms are mid-sized with enough space for a work desk, bathroom and wardrobe. Furniture is quite basic, but clean and well kept. Sleeping has always been comfortable and not noisy. Very useful to know that there's free cable internet available in each room (no Wifi though). Moreover it is very close to the city center.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
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Aarhus, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2012

Good: Very nice staff, location, and ok breakfast
Bad - really bad: Extremely loud - could e.g. hear the snoring of my neighbor and also the alarm clocks from lots of rooms and the pillows which were very high and hard and one could feel the pieces of foam rubber inside.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2011

Hotel New Damshire is located near Leuven's Old Market (Oude Markt), but is far enough away that you won't have to worry about loud, late-night revelers. The location is really great as a base-camp for seeing Leuven, though you'd be better served staying somewhere nearer the train station (on the east end of town) if you're using Leuven as a base-camp for seeing the rest of Belgium.

The staff, though, really set New Damshire apart from other, comparably priced hotels in Leuven. They go out of their way to help you find your way in the city, and their recommendations are the perfect mix of affordable, traveler friendly, and unique.

In addition, you're treated to a traditional Belgian breakfast of tea, coffee, rolls, croissants, jams, etc. each morning. There's also a bar on the ground level.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel New Damshire
Address: Schapenstraat 1, Leuven 3000, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Flanders > Flemish Brabant Province > Leuven
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access
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Ranked #13 of 17 Hotels in Leuven
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel New Damshire 3*
Number of rooms: 35
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