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Boardhouse Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Heverlee B&B and Inns
London
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14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Excellent hotel”
Reviewed September 6, 2010

Stayed here for one night in September 2010. Lovely hotel, beautifully decorated, very clean and modern. Our room was directly above the restaurant (as were most) but we were not disturbed by noise. Good if you are driving as the hotel allowed us to park for free in their restaurant car park next door.
It's about a 15 minute walk from Leuven or there is an easy bus journey which takes virtually no time at all. Leuven itself was beautiful and well worth a visit.
My only criticism would be the incredibly uncomfortable rock like pillows but otherwise very comfortable and an excellent choice of hotel. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Baasrode
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2009

We stayed here for a night. We had booked a 'romantic' weekend in this hotel. When we checked in we received a little bottle of champagne, some beauty products, and a movie. Our room was just amazing! I think it must be the most beautiful room we ever stayed in. The bathroom was huge and the bathtub just amazing. Overall there's nothing wrong I can tell you about this hotel. The breakfast was also very good and the service is perfect.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Mühltal, Germany
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2009

I stayed at this hotel (actually I was in their dependence called Boardhousing, about 200m away from the main building) during a three-day business trip for a meeting at the KU Leuven. For that the location was very convenient - it's between 5 to 10 minutes by foot. To the city center you can either go by bus (1,60 EUR, 10 minutes) or you can walk (20 minutes).

The hotel itself had nicely decorated room of a very generous size, a perfect desk for working, free wireless access, quite a big bathroom with a tub and, to my surprise, a fully-equipped compact kitchen hidden in a cupboard. This room would this be comfortable even if I had been a visiting scientist working at Leuven for a longer time.

For the breakfast, I had to go to the main building, and it cost 12 EUR. However, I would say the breakfast was really worth the money! The service was also very friendly. All in all I can recommend this hotel both to business travellers and to people wanting to stay a few days to enjoy Leuven.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled on business
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2 Thank beelzebot23
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2009

On reading the previous reviews we thought we would give this hotel a try.
We didn't realise it wasn't in the centre of town ,about 15 mins by bus/train or half hour walk.Saying that the transport links are good and the walks interesting and quiet.Heverlee is so quiet it is as nobody lives there apart from on a sunday when its market day which has plenty of fresh food to please anybody!Anyway back to boardhouse,it is an unassuming 8 roomed hotel above two restaurants.The room we had was basic room with all usual facilities ,it wasn't the biggest of rooms but the furnishings were modern,new and tv flat screen.Bathroom fine apart from bath wa svery small if you are tall thats not good.the view was of houses opposite and there is a terrace which would be lovelly to sit out oon in summer.The staff leave you to it really.once you have checked in the next time you see them is when you check out!Overall a very quiet hotel in a very quiet place ideal if you just want to relax like we did.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Lesley M
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Suffolk
Level 6 Contributor
290 reviews
159 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 367 helpful votes
Reviewed November 30, 2008

I stayed for just one night, but if I stay in Leuven again, I will definately come back. The Boardhouse is very smart - modern and slick, renovated using excellent materials and extremely well done. I booked the lowest category of room and it was better than many five star hotels I've stayed in.

Check in was very quick and I was accompanied to my room, helped with my luggage and shown the facilities. The room was on the top floor, in the roof space, but was large, airy, modern and very well designed. Wooden floors, efficient aircon/heating system, modern and clean design, good quality plasma TV, minibar, safe and an extremely beautiful bathroom. Double floor length velux windows could be opened out to the roof terrace - no rails so not suitable for children. The bed was very new, very comfortable, with high thread count, excellent quality linen.

Very good breakfast and again, extremely helpful and friendly staff. Excellent coffee and very good fresh fruit and cooked options.

This is a real find!! If only they took this concept around the world - they really know what they're doing and they do it exceptionally well. Stay here - you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed November 2008, traveled on business
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1 Thank tryanythingonce
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Bamberg, Germany
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2008

This was a great hotel. We had a triple/junior suite which was very roomy and a single that had wonderful balcony/terrace. I found the decor very appealing not your typical hotel that looks like every other hotel. The hotel has 2 restaurants. We ate at Voltaire and the meal was fabulous. If being in downtown Leuven is important, it might not work but otherwise, I would highly recommend The Boardhouse.

  • Liked — Great room
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled with family
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2 Thank madthompso
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Netherlands
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 28, 2007

This little hotel is a gem! It is very close to some nice locations (churches, castle turned university, "pub district" of Leuven, parks .....) and has an excellent price/value ratio. The hotel staff was very friendly, the room was clean, nice with modern furniture, very modern bathroom facilities and even an espresso machine!! A very pleasent surprise and i can highly recommend it to everyone who looks for some nice place to stay in Leuven.

  • Liked — the care that was taken to make it look like a nice place to be, not some anonymous hotel room
  • Disliked — there wasnt really anything bad
  • Stayed March 2007, 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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