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Best Western Hotel Golden Anchor, Mechelen

3.5/5  - basé sur 112 notations.
Ridder Dessainlaan 2, 2800, Mechelen, Belgium - See map

Beginning May 1, 2013, a city tax will be in force of 3. 40 EUR per room per night. The additional fee is not included in the reservation amount and will be paid directly at the hotel. This family-owned, Mechelen hotel is close to the city centre, Technopolis, Zoo Plankendael and is 20 kilometers from Brussels. The Best Western Hotel Golden Anchor offers first-class accommodations in a central location just a short drive away from Brussels. Hotel guests will be within walking distance of the city centre, Market Square, Vrijbroek Park and the railway station. Visitors are also close to St. Rombauts Cathedral, the Speelgoedmuseum and the Anker Brewery. Recreational activities including tennis, swimming and golf are also nearby. Guests staying at this Mechelen hotel will receive a courtesy newspaper. The hotel features a fitness room, sauna, meeting facilities and high-speed wireless Internet access. There's also a bar and lounge featuring modern décor and a gastronomical restaurant. The hotel's attentive staff await each guest arrive to ensure a comfortable stay while in Belgium. Make an online reservation today at the Best Western Hotel Golden Anchor! Enjoy your stay.

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Hotel Golden Anchor

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Hotel advantages

  • Coffee shop / restaurant
    Coffee shop / restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
    Cocktail lounge
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • 24-hour front desk
    24-hour front desk
  • Onsite laundry
    Onsite laundry
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Guest reviews

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based on 112 guest reviews
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Average
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Poor
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SUMMARY NOTES
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Value

"No"

1
29/05/2018

Air conditioning wasn't working... with just 25 degrees outside it was impossible to sleep in the room. The staff was saying that they will eventually fix it.. when.. nobody knows. Poor breakfast. Very old furnitures. Smelly closets. Sorry... no

"Hotel average, but restaurant first rate"

3
31/01/2018

First impressions - I felt a little bit neglected on arrival; the reception desk was empty (but the receptionist arrived on the bell). The room was a bit niffy but nothing I couldn't get used to. But - it was cold - the room heating did not work; I had to sit in my coat all evening. (It was a cold and rainy winter's day outside). And the pillow on the bed was too plump to be comfortable. However - the restaurant connected to the hotel was very good indeed and very welcoming; the menu choice was a little restricted but the food excellent and good value. And the local beer that I consumed with the meal was outstanding. Would I stay here again? Yes - probably. I am sure that when the weather is good it would make an excellent base for exploring this lovely town.

"Good location, good breakfast"

4
02/01/2018

Good location, about 1 km to reach the Grote Markt,(centrum), church and shops and about 2.5 km to get to the Kazerne Dossin museum. I think it is a safe area. We had good buffet breakfast. Only con was the noise coming from the upper floor. We stayed in the room on the ground floor.

"Tired hotel and needs improvement "

2
14/09/2017

I would not recommend this hotel, there must be better maintained and staffed establishments locally! Smell of smoke in the corridors and the restaurant was closed. Not what I would have expected for the price.

"Worst Best Western Ever"

1
19/07/2017

It is hard for me to write a negative review about one of my favorite chain hotels but this hotel here is really bad. Air condition did not work. We opened the window but found Spiders on the inside and outside of the window and have the video and photos to prove it. We are stuck here as we got here a little late and it's hard to pick up and change the hotels in the middle of the night. Have not had a chance to try their restaurant or room service but the restaurant was closed when we got here at 9pm and so was the bar. Front desk did not take my reward number and told me to give it to the morning clerk. Beds are very low to the ground and very very soft and sagging as compared to other BW hotels we stayed in. Hard to find good hotels in Europe comparable to US standards or even Mexican standards. OK that is all good night

"NO NO"

2
28/06/2017

Small old room and A/C not working water in shower not hot B/F Basic but with fresh orangejuice. We paid Euro 183 for our room very expensive for this kind of room. Parking was easy was lucky to have one of 3 spots on the canalside of the hotel. Wifi was good.

"Awaiting refund & apology"

1
28/06/2017

Air con didn't work on hottest day of year. Room was like a sauna. Awaiting refund for poorly equipped room and horrible stay. No real apology and gave us a fan which just circulated warm air Fridge broken on arrival so nowhere to store chilled drinks.

"Clean and friendly, but nothing special"

2
30/05/2017

The bed was comfortable, staff friendly (organised a fan because the air conditioning was broken) and the cleaning satisfactory. The hotel is located 10 minutes walk from the city centre. I had not booked breakfast, so I cannot comment on that. A bit unfortunate was that the air conditioning, the mini bar fridge, safe, and short toilet flush, all did not work. It was very hot in the room because of air conditioning failure (in the hotel as a whole), and this was not fixed during my 4-night stay. Although the hotel is okay for a stay, I do not feel that this is "average" for a four stars hotel.

"Average 4-Star-Hotel"

3
21/02/2017

Rooms are OK, location is good at the entrance to the old town, free parking nearby. Breakfast does not meet the standards of a 4-star-hotel: Small selection of bread cover, everything short, no refill of food (e.g. no rolls, no orange juice, and so on). Ordered fright eggs but scrampeld eggs were served, and son ....

"Good place to stay"

4
25/01/2017

Stayed here two nights on a business trip. I would be happy to stay here again if I return to Mechelen. There's nothing spectacular at all about this hotel, but it's quiet, clean and reasonably-priced. The breakfast buffet is very good. Located a mile or so from the train station, so it's a bit of a hike, but there is a bus stop a block away. It's a 15-minute walk to the main town square or youi can take a bus there as well.

"OK for a short stay"

3
04/10/2016

Comfortable bed and very friendly staff are the upside. Downside is the lack of parking (its quite hard to find somewhere nearby to park even out of the busy season), little bit dated ... the bedroom was ok but the bathroom very tiny and shower not very good. Public areas downstairs fine but corridors and stairwells very in need of a bit of tlc. We thought breakfast was included and that was our downfall . . we had to leave the hotel each day by 7.30 am so just grabbed and orange juice and croissant only to be charged 60 euros for breakfast when leaving!

"Bad management"

1
28/09/2016

Have 3 rooms for smokers end they give me one of those rooms... and I never smoke. They do not care, they do not ask. The room smells horible. Bad room, bad management. I can't give 0 rating so I rated 1.

"Ideal stay durig Tomorrowland"

4
25/07/2016

Nice small hotel ideally located between Antwerpen and Brussels, and close to Tomorrowland in Boom. 24 hour service and very friendly and helpful reception. Nice breakfast. Located right next to the canal.

"Good Hotel"

3
02/07/2016

My wife and I stayed here two nights. The main room and bathroom were very spacious. Unfortunately, the beds were not very comfortable for either of us. The air conditioning was difficult to control and the room was either too hot or too cold. The breakfast was a bit disappointing and no baguette bread was available. Parking is a problem at this hotel. The free parking is three blocks away and a bit of a challenge to get to. While there is what amounts to a 15 minute "loading zone" in front of the hotel, that restriction is not enforced and it was difficult to load our luggage on our day of departure. We had to park across the street from the hotel and park in a no parking area in front of someone's garage door. I would not stay here again.

"Excellent service, hotel is a little bit dated but clean and very well located.”"

4
01/06/2016

?When you receive your confirmation you will get a different adress then the one you have to put in the GPS. The correct adress can be found on the site of the hotel. The hotel is surely a bit dated for its 4 stars, the room is small and so is the bathroom, the bed is very soft and the pillows are too high, but the kindness of the people there made us enjoy our stay and we will certainly return for a stay, even if I am taking my own pillow next time. ?The people at the reception were extremely friendly and the offered us a lot of extra information in the area. There are parking spots around the hotel and even a few private spots for guests. We left the car there and went to for a walk in the city center which is very near.

"Excellent place to sleep in Mechelen"

5
25/12/2015

After a Christmas evening with our children, we slept in the Gulden Anker last night. We know the place and the quality of service remains at a high level. The room is not specially luxurious but perfectly clean and the beds are very long and comfortable. The temperature in the bathroom was perfect. Buffet breakfast is perfect with much choice. Just the place to be, if you want high level comfort, perfect welcome and many amenities. The WiFi worked well in the room.

"Nice hotel"

4
05/12/2015

We stayed here for one night - a Friday. Arrival into Mechelen was by train and it took us about 20'minutes to walk to the Gulden Anker. Our room was on the ground floor - near to reception. It was tastefully decorated. However, there was some noise from reception and other guests. WiFi was free and worked well. Breakfast the following morning was good with a nice selection of hot and cold items. All the staff we encountered spoke English. It took us about ten minutes to walk from the hotel into central Mechelen.

"Not bad but a bit "characterful""

3
12/10/2015

Not bad but not 4 star. I came by car and discovered that the parking is on street which the web site doesn't mention. Also experienced the crazy road junction outside the hotel. When sitting in the restaurant I noticed the statue of a nubile naked young lady in the middle of the junction. I'm surprised anyone gets through it alive ! The room was nice enough with a view over the canal but there was an odd drains smell pervading the corridors. I was also lucky enough to be propositioned by a large and drunk Belgian lady in the restaurant which enlivened things a bit ?( I declined her offer)

"A warm atmosphere"

5
25/09/2015

I can't pinpoint exactly what made this hotel feel so welcoming. I'll just give a list of small details that stood out as signs of attention from the staff: - the reception was truly helpful - the lovely lady that mantained a spotless breakfast buffet - with the brisk manners and efficiency; in the first day I asked for a bigger glass (I drink a lot of fresh orange juice mixed with water in the morning) - and she placed one near the juicemaker the next morning when she saw me arrive - the restaurant view is towards a crossroad - and peoplewatching (biker-watching actually) was mesmerizing - soft beds, comfy pillows, nice furniture, fast wi-fi The room had the slight smell of being smoked in; but it really looked good and it didn't disturb me enough to ask for another one. I came to Mechelen by train and chose this hotel because, from the trains station to it's location - it had the simplest route. It was a lucky choice: if I opted for a more central hotel - I would have had to watch my troller's wheels diminish (the other roads are paved but from the train station to the hotel I found a smooth one and the distance can be walked in 15 minutes). It's located at the margins of the historical centre and the road to the Central Market is lovely. It's quiet but busy. You'll understand this only if your familiar with the bike-life-style so popular in this area: no noise, just people. No spectacular view - you have to walk outside for it: I loved Mechelen. The buildings, people, views and the fact that it felt safe to walk it's streets at 11 in the night.. I didn't feel the same in Brussels so I'm really considering to stay here for my next business trip - instead of Bruxelles, even if it's not time efficient.

"Excellent"

5
01/08/2015

This hotel was prebooked as part of our cycle tour. We stayed 1 night. The hotel reception staff were brilliant. We were late arriving and didn't want to go out to eat. We asked if ok to bring in a Chinese takeaway, this was no problem. We sat in the patio area and staff were very obliging and looked after us really well. Hotel room very comfortable, clean and had all we needed. Would recommend this Hotel.

"simpel cheap hotel in mechelen"

5
13/05/2015

the hotel has reasonable facilities, bed is from poor quality, matrasse was not good. Shower is not working very good. But compared to the price it is all ok. the breakfest is only till 9:30 in the morning and they start to clear out the breakfest at 9:20 allready. parkingplace is arranged in the neighbourhoud and for free, which is very good.

"Nice stay"

5
11/04/2015

Stayed here for 1 night at very short notice, check in was great with the staff member being very helpful, breakfast was excellent and the price was also nice and acceptable, would recommend for a short stay.

"Good location"

3
25/03/2015

The hotel is next to an entertaining intersection! it is the most illogical thing I've seen so far. bikes and cars gets jammed if they follow the rules :-) The hotel itself has 4 stars - which is a bit steep. the hotel bears many signs of wear and aging - the Internet is Ok but unnecessarily complicated to get started. If you have Business in Mechelen then this hotel are usable.