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Boardhouse Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Heverlee B&B and Inns
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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“Favorite hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

Excellent hotel, clean and nice rooms, new renovated, great breakfast, not in centrum but easy to get there. Free wireless internet but connection sometimes not that good. Free bicycles are the tip of the cake.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

We stayed several nights the Boardhouse apartments and found it a very reasonable place to stay. The apartments are well fitted out and on a nice square in Heverlee, a suburb of Leuven, Belgium. It is owned and run by the same people as the Boardhouse Hotel a few blocks away. One has to pick up the key there and drop it off at the end of the stay which is a bit inconvenient, but not the end of the world. There is a bus to downtown Leuven and one can walk there in twenty minutes.
If you like your independence and a comfortable place to stay this is a real find!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hasselt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

Stayed for only one night in the Boardhousing aparthotel, which is part of Hotel Boardhouse. The room was great, minibar and breakfast were affordable. We even had a small kitchenette in the room.Only one downside, you have to pick up and drop off the key at the Boardhouse hotel, a couple of streets further on.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

We had a lovely week at The Board House.

There is a bus stop right outside with regular buses to Leuven (buses are really cheap, you can buy a ticket on the bus). There is a train station too with trains about every 30mins into Leuven. It isn't the train line to Brussels, so to get there, you need to go into Leuven first.

The little kitchen in the cupboard was really good. A great design. We were able to cook some basic meals and it was handy to have fridge. There was only enough cutlery for one person, so we did buy another set. It might be useful to bring some extra with you if there are two of you staying.

The highlight was the lovely jacuzzi bath! A very good bathroom.

On Sunday, there is a market right outside the hotel. It was great, lovely cakes, pastries, hot chicken and lots of fruit. The only issue might be that the market arrived at 3.00am, so if you think this might be an issue, ask for a room at the back. We quite enjoyed hearing everyone arrive, it was quite atmospheric!

We checked in at the main hotel first, there was a very friendly welcome.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back would be quieter on Sundays as the market is at the front.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

When considering going to the Boardhouse hotel, make sure to not stay in the room on the groundfloor adjoining the restaurant. You will not get any sleep because - of course - they have to clean up the restaurant at night after the dining guests have left and they start very early in the morning to set up for breakfast - of course. The noise level of moving chairs, breaking glass and tinkering cutlery was unbearable. The reaction of the staff to this input was blatently unpleasant.
The food in the restaurant is very nice and the rooms higher up are fine too.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Boardhouse last year. This place is not listed on Expedia but he used to travel to Leuven for business so knows the place well. It's designed for business travellers during the week, which means that the rooms and the service are top-notch. HIgh-speed wifi (included), beautiful rooms, big comfortable beds, and a beautiful breakfast included in the price. I didn't expect all this for the good price we paid. The staff are very helpful, providing maps and recommendations on places to eat and things to do. My favourite part was the free bikes available for use. We spent a great day riding around the city. I don't just recommend staying at Boardhouse, I thoroughly recommend Leuven. It's easy to get to from Brussels, and is much smaller and quainter. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Amsterdam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

Located in a quiet, suburban street a few minutes from the bus stop to town or a few minutes drive. Small and very stylish restaurant with a relaxing atmosphere. People friendly and well-mannered. The room was good with a large, very comfortable bed. Bathroom large with bath and very clean. Wireless internet quick. The hotel has a good restaurant, although a bit pricy. The breakfast was excellent. Great food, some traditional dishes, lovely staff and in a very relaxing room/patio.
This hotel is a gem and the best in its range in Leuven I have met. I will be back and I recommend you to visit, too.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Property: Boardhouse Hotel
Address: Jules Vandenbemptlaan 6, Heverlee, Leuven 3001, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Flanders > Flemish Brabant Province > Leuven > Heverlee
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Heverlee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Boardhouse Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Boardhouse offers a sophisticated, minimalistic design and created a new hotel concept with a personal touch. The hotel and the well organized meeting rooms are bathed in an atmosphere of luxury and coziness that contribute to the success of your stay. The comfortable, relaxed atmosphere in this great accommodation is ideal for business travelers, tourists and hedonists. Boardhouse also serves every morning a breakfast buffet for the hotel guests and other visitors. Please always feel welcome! ... more   less 
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