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“Very friendly - good place to stay”
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De Swaen
Ranked #3 of 4 Herentals B&B and Inns
Antwerp
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“Very friendly - good place to stay”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

conveniently located in the centre of Herentals, this hotel offers very good value for money. Within our company we have used the hotel to organize training sessions & it was a pleasure to work with the hotel personnel to get this all nicely organized. Also recommend eating in the bistro.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
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Leigh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed July 20, 2012

Stayed at De Swaen for one night when visiting Herentals for a football match (the local club, VC Herentals, was hosting the game on behalf of SK Lierse against Hibernian).

Having exchanged emails with the hotel reception a few weeks previously to confirm our reservation, we were greeted at reception (situated on the first floor) by Wim who spoke very good English and advised us straight away that he had managed to get a couple of rooms that were going to be slightly cheaper at 90€ per room for the night rather than the 100€ advertised on the website.

The beds were comfortable and the balcony outside was a nice touch, albeit not much of a view on to the roof of the neighbouring C&A store! The bathroom was large with a good shower although curiously didn't have a door, so instead we used the interior door in to the bedroom as something as a substitute! Was told that isn't the case in all of the rooms though, with the other room being used for our party not having a balcony but having several chairs and a settee, along with a bathroom door!

Herentals itself is a lovely town and the hotel is in a great location only a short walk from the main town square which is flanked by several bars and cafes.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 17, 2011

We stayed for one night on our way home, having stayed in De Zalm on the way out. I would recommend both hotels.

There is free onstreet parking near De Swaen, and although it is not located directly on the central square, it is just around the corner from it. It is clean and comfortable. The bathroom was large, and we had a washbasin each. The bed had blankets instead of a duvet, which I don't like, but that's a personal thing. There was a kettle. There was also apparently free wifi, though I couldn't get it to work.

The room was let down by the coat hangers. There were only three, and they were mismatched and tired looking. I don't understand why hoteliers scrimp on this cheap and easily fixed facility! But of course ageing coat hangers don't spoil your stay.

Service was personal and friendly, and I found the breakfast excellent. There was a lot of fruit.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 1, 2011

I stayed in this hotel for 6 weeks for business, It is a very friendly hotel. people are very helpful , friendly and happy. It is a clean and simple hotel. Rooms are clean . A nice, simple breakfast. All you need from shops to bars all close by...
It is a very good place for Cycling and horse people....

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  • Stayed August 2010, traveled on business
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Property: De Swaen
Address: Belgielaan 1 - 3, Herentals 2200, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Flanders > Antwerp Province > Herentals
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Herentals
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — De Swaen 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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