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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2014

This hotel is handy to all things Mechelen but its website is a bit deceiving. The web showed fresh, modern rooms. My room was very tired and dated. It was not fresh smelling. It was clean -- no problems there. The bathroom was adequate. The free Wi-Fi never did work for more than 1-2 minutes and it went off. It... More 

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Risor, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2014

Hotel Het Anker in Mechelen is a rare bird. An old family.owned brewery has included a hotel part with a few rooms. Be sure to include the tour to the brewing part with tasting of first class Belgian beer (Goude Carolus)

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Odder, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2014

Stayed for one night in connection with visit to the adjacent Het Anker Brewery. Spacious rooms, good beds, adequate breakfast. Very friendly staff and good value for money. Had dinner in the Brasserie, strongly recommended if you enjoy good beer along with a nice meal. Mechelen in itself probably hasn't too much to offer, but again the brewery is well... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2014

This was our first stop on our recent European vacation. Having flown from Canada for many hours, we were pretty tired when we arrived at the hotel. The lovely check in lady and cleaning staff moved things around so that we could get into our room early. We were very grateful. Given that this is an old hotel, the room... More 

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The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2014

The hotel stands on the grounds of the Anker brewery. It consists of 2 floors. If you like to sleep with the window open, ask for a room on the 1st floor (the windows are on the street side). The rooms are very spacious and the beds are good. Neat bathroom with toilet and shower cabin. Watch out for a... More 

Thank gurt65
Aarhus, Denmark
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37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2014

We spent one night at the hotel, which is situated next door to the brewery – the brewery which makes some of the best beers in the world. We took the opportunity to visit Mechelen and took the recommended beer walk. Mechelen is by the way a beautiful town. The rooms are pretty standard.

Thank Peter S
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2014 via mobile

Sat by the bar, did not stay in the hotel. They make some excellent beers and I believe they are made right there, on site. All their different styles were very good. Food looked good there, too. They also have a small store where you can buy their beers and some other related stuff. Very cool space inside, nice and... More 

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Fleetwood, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Great hotel, good breakfast (continental buffet). On site restaurant. Rooms comfortable but can e noisy if you are on the road side of the hotel. The car parking is small but free parking is available across the road. Beer available for sale at reception for taking away.

Thank William1946
Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2013

While visiting Mechelen, we stayed over at the Anker hotel. Both the hotel and restaurant are inspired by the underlying Anker brewery, so everything is beer based. Authentic scenery, nice rooms, nice breakfast, good location towards the center of Mechelen.

Thank Alex55_13
Oxford, United Kingdom
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32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2013

Most men's idea of heaven, and the beer is one of Belgian's best (Golden Carolus). Our room was clean and spacious with a fine view of stacked beer canisters and mysterious old brewing machines from the outside passage way. We paid a bit extra for overnight parking in the brewery car park. Breakfast is in the restaurant, where we also... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In the heart of Mechelen lies the historical beguinage. And in the heart of the beguinage lies our 15th century brewery. From here, you can discover everything the city of Mechelen has to offer. A visit to our brewery is all about discovering and enjoying. Therefore discover our new brasserie and enjoy our variety of beers and dishes. It won’t surprise you that our beers are the key ingredient to our delicious dishes. Those who want to escape everyday life are welcome to stay in our divine brewery hotel. "Between the sheets with the brewer," is a unique way to spend your night. And from here, the city of Mechelen lies at your feet. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Het Anker

Address: Guido Gezellelaan 49, Mechelen 2800, Belgium
Region: Belgium > Flanders > Antwerp Province > Mechelen
Price Range: €73 - €118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Het Anker 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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