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“Sad place, and poor wi fi”
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Rijckendael Hotel
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Rijckendael Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Strombeek-Bever
Reviewed 30 January 2013

Not the first time the office agency books me here and i cannot say it is awful but certainly it is very sad. Far from anything. Uninspiring. No free wifi, and you cant put the wifi on the room either, you need to pay with credit card directly (9€) so for business travellers this like me this is an issue as i cannot put it on my expenses. You need to get to the lobby to use your wifi devices, with music on and food smell. The whole place is actually smelly and the reception lady admits that she is not sure that people are not smoking in the room. Well they did in mine, sure enough. Will try to avoid the place in the future.

Stayed: January 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 1 November 2012

Modern hotel, well appointed, with free parking and fresh breakfast included at very reasonable rate. Rooms larger than most with large tub/shower in spacious bath. Set in quiet residential area (although did hear a rooster crowing). Plenty of storage space. Accommodating staff. A clean room did have a strong antiseptic smell upon arrival but cleared slowly when window opened. Pillow could have been larger. Hotel includes a sauna and a restaurant (both untried by me). Would stay here again.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 21 October 2012

This was the second hotel utelised in Brussel and although average, significantly better rgan Astrid. The breakfast was good but the rooms while clean have seen better days. The service in the restaurant was a bit slow. The checkout was a bit of a challenge due to nonb-functional PC

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled on business
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Thank Stephanus B
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Reviewed 26 July 2012

I spent one night in this hotel. General standards are insufficient, the staff is rude and the rooms are not enough clean. There are many other hotels in the area that are worth to go. Avoid this one.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled on business
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1  Thank fabgras
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Reviewed 16 June 2012

This hotel counts as the worst hotel I have stayed in over the past years, it has a wonderful combination of all the things that would make your stay..terrible
To list them
- Rude staff
- Careless staff
- Poor english... If any!!
- Average rooms
- Poor resto " that operates minimal hours"
- Poor internet connection
On top of that, it is far from everything. To get a taxi, you have to MAKE the reciption man/lady get you one, and then wait for ages before it comes!!

Net, I would never go back to this hotel, and highly recommend that you "reader of this review" don't... If you are looking for a budget hotel in the same area, Ibis expo is much better.

Stayed: June 2012, travelled on business
1  Thank Ali MD83
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Reviewed 14 June 2012

I recently spent 5 days in the Rijckendael Hotel and I will never return. Firstly when we arrived there was nobody at the reception desk. Eventually somebody sauntered in and begrudgingly checked us in. This was the start of many bad accounts with the staff in this hotel. I do not want to spend my time listing them but for what could be a fairly nice and easy to access hotel has turned into a nightmare due to the rude and unhelpful staff!

Rather look at one of the friendlier hotels in the region!!

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled on business
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Thank ddeboor
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Reviewed 12 May 2012

I have stayed with my boyfriend when we wanted to visit Brussels.

In general is this a nice hotel, good breakfast with pleanty of choice.
Room was a little bit old but not a big deal for me, bed was good and bathroom clean. Minibar and TV. 24h reception.

When we booked this hotel, we wanted to go by car because it was with free parking.
At the end we went by train, so every day we traveled by tram (easily) to the city centre of Brussels).
Do not expect any explanation about the city from the hotel staff they said that they do not know.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Rijckendael Hotel

Address: Luitberg 1 | Jozef Van Elewyckstraat 35, Strombeek-Bever 1853, Belgium
Region: Belgium > Flanders > Flemish Brabant Province > Strombeek-Bever
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Strombeek-Bever
Price Range: £50 - £103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 49
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