Despite the somewhat negative reviews here, I had a very good stay. Price/quality I would say this was very good. Couple of pros:
Free high-speed, stable internet (important for me). Good service at the bar and front desk. The lady at the front desk (Nadia, I believe her name is) was quite helpful and very friendly. The service in the bar can indeed be slow at times but from their viewpoint, I can understand why they don't put a second guy in the main lobby bar. Half of the time nobody is there. So, I don't mind getting up and walking 15 steps to go ask for a beer. But ... that's me. Beer was served with a smile (and quite cold). No complaints there :)
Rooms are large and have all necessary comfort. Location is great; right next to the park with a nice lake. The hotel is also situated right in the city center, close to everything. The fact that Genk is a small city is not the hotel's fault but there are some alternative dinner options if you don't arrive too late. I did take breakfast in the hotel and I enjoyed that very much (good selection and fresh things to choose from).
Couple of cons:
Bathrooms are outdated and I'm not a fan of the show in the bathtub concept [with a curtain that constantly tries to hug you]. I also did see the carpets being dirty in places, so that is certainly an area with room for improvement. I'm actually also not a fan of carpets in hotels [overall] since even when they look clean, they are dirty regardless.
The beds have an average comfort (not bad, not great) and parking is also a bit limited but that didn't personally affect me. I can see this being an issue however.
Overall, I always look at what I'm getting for my money. In this case, I had a very good experience and I would certainly stay here again in the future. If anything changes down the road, I'll update my viewpoint.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- M Hotel: M Hotel is located between the beautiful Molenvijverpark and the newly renovated shopping center (2014). Sleep: The M Hotel has 83 rooms renovated in 2014, all equipped with free wireless internet. Business guests can work as if they're in their office and relax as if they're at home. Meeting: The hotel has five meeting rooms for meetings of up to 250 people. All of these rooms are on the ground floor and have natural daylight, air conditioning and wireless internet. Some of these rooms also have a pond view. Brasserie Royal: In the restaurant you can dine out, enjoy a business lunch or have a small snack. After that you can move to our sun terrace, with a view of the Molenvijver, or you can go to the bar. Relax: The Carbon Sense team of our colleagues at hotel Carbon will gladly welcome you in their wellness centre. Here you can relax in the sauna facilities or you can enjoy a soothing treatment. Carbon Sense is a five minute walk from M Hotel. carbonsense.be. Genk & area: Thanks to the unique location of the M Hotel in Genk and Limburg and the fact that everything is within reach will make it easy for you to fill your spare time! Jogging or exploring the different parks behind the hotel, shopping in Genk, Maastricht, Hasselt or Maasmechelen Village or visiting Bokrijk, the outdoor Museum and the C-mine expedition. It's all possible. The hotel is also perfectly suited for bicycle and hiking holidays. One of the entrances to the Nationaal Park Hoge Kempen, the biggest national park of Flanders (600ha) is right around the corner! Practical information: For only €10 per night you can park your car in the hotel's private parking. The central station is within walking distance. For more information, route description and reservations, check m-hotel.be. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nh Hotels Genk