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Hotel Den Grooten Wolsack

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7 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great hotel with pleasant atmosphere, situated next to the magnificent Mechelen Cathedral. Clean rooms with really great beds. Public car parking is next door. Very good burgerbar Il Cardinale is worth to spend some time and money and just across the street on the Wollemarkt.

Thank EdwardLooye
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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

I did not stay but ate in the restaurant. I could have given a 1 rating or a 5 rating. Why? The quality, style and presentation of the food is worth a 5. We had the tasting menu served with different beers which made for a fantastic combination that I would recommend when in mechelen. Why is a 1 rating... More 

Thank pandtReading
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Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Had a great view of the cathedral from our room and the hotel is close to the main square. The hotel has great character and the rooms are a good size. I would definitely recommend. The continental breakfast had quite a large range and there is a bar/restaurant. Only downsides were the double bed was a European double (two singles... More 

Thank Claire W
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 31 May 2016

We stayed here on Saturday 28 May. The hotel is ideally located for the Grote Markt and it's joys. We were pleased with our room and certainly the rate. The downstairs area and restaurant/bar had had a lot of thought and care put into it. The rooms were clean and basic, but what more do you want than a comfortable... More 

Thank Jackie W
County Sligo, Ireland
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

I was booked into this hotel by the corporation running the conference. Took taxi from airport took 15/20 minutes but bill was €60.00 please note taxis are quiet expensive. Their is a train service about 2 miles from hotel away if interested. The hotel is stated 3star but is more 2/3 star then 3/4 star. The facilities such as bar... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 October 2015

I stayed at this cute hotel for 3 nights. The rooms are basic, but they are taken care withh a great attention to detail. The room was arranged beautifully and it had a great feeling of tranquility. My room faced the square and the church and the view was amazing. The hotel has a courtyard with the most beautiful fountain.... More 

Thank Sanda-gb
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Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

We upgraded before arrival to an executive double, I dread to think what our original room would have been like. On arrival, there was no one at reception; even though we arrived well before 9pm. I found a waitress who sourced our key and told us where I room was. The room was very basic, with two small singles pushed... More 

Thank WalesJennie
Los Angeles, California
1 review
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

Mechelen was a lovely surprise on my recent trip to Belgium - & Hotel den Wolsack exceeded my expectations. A gracious European hotel in a wonderful historic building mere yards from the historic old market square. It was quite literally next to the cathedral. My room had a view of the cathedral tower and the neighboring park, & the carillon... More 

Thank Zandrazan
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 June 2015

I spent just two nights here on business. The hotel is in a great location, right opposite the Cathedral, which was a concern initially due to the amount of chiming that comes out of the almost 100mtr tall tower. Thankfully this seemed to be switched off between 11-00pm and 6-00am. The staff were very friendly, the room I had (33)... More 

Thank g6ued
Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 March 2015

Hotel is outdated, so no more than 2 starts. In the evening the personnel in reception are the waiters from the restaurant. In the morning, the personnel in the breakfast room (very poor breakfast) is the person in reception… Location is good, and price is also cheaper (not cheap indeed) than other hotels in Mechelen.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
CENTRAL LOCATION Hotel Den Grooten Wolsack is housed in the same building as the Grand Café Den Grooten Wolsack . Very comfortable if in the evening you're looking for a special culinary experience without leaving your hotel. Because of its central location near the old town center, hotel Den Grooten Wolsack is also ideal as a base to explore the city of Mechelen with its squares and parks, small streets and alleys, churches and chapels and fun fashionable shops. HISTORICAL PERSONALITY The hotel was originally a patrician and has only three floors and 22 charming rooms. On the 3rd floor you're sleeping under the beautiful ancient beams that have been preserved in the restored. Both tourists and businessmen are seduced by the character of this hotel due to his historical personality charming small scale. . ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Den Grooten Wolsack

Address: Wollemarkt 16, Mechelen 2800, Belgium
Region: Belgium > Flanders > Antwerp Province > Mechelen
Price Range: €81 - €106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Den Grooten Wolsack 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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“We were on the top floor facing the cathedral, slept with the windows open, and still found it quiet.”
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