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“Poor stay”
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Hotel Hobbit
Ranked #8 of 11 Hotels in Mechelen
Lisbon, Portugal
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Poor stay”
Reviewed 17 June 2013

The thing is: if you have a really big reason to stay here then by all means ...
But it has to be a really big one otherwise it's definitely not worth it.
It's specially dirty, poorly managed, and mainly way of everything except the highway and some offices around.
All the furniture was dirty with food leftovers as well as the floor. The lady poorly presented to be at the reception gave us towels just like in a hostel.
It smelt of food from the adjacent rooms...
The curtain of the shower was also dirty
But the sound isolation was good and the wifi worked..

And the price is not a bargain if you compare to others in town.

A place to avoid, unless you know what you are getting.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2013

The location of the hotel made it easy to find, the room was a good size and the bathroom above expectation. But we asked for a twin and they prepared a double and this took much time to re-organise. The WiFi was welcomed but the staff seemed to be having their own party and this seemed to take much of their attention. Bar prices seemed to be reasonable, but the only reason we ended up in there was because our room was not ready when we arrived. Hopefully they have got their web site back up and running now.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
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West Linton, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2012

As far as budget hotels go I don't expect much, there are plenty to choose from and they all follow the same theme. I came across the Hobbit on a well known booking site as my normal choices of hotel were all fully booked.

The Hobbit is located in a convenient location just off the main highway between Brussels and Antwerp and was very easy to find. It is located on a small office part surrounded by office buildings and has ample dedicated parking which is a bonus and even better, its free !

The Hobbit is clean, smart and very modern with a nice restaurant area adjacent to the reception and on arrival i was made to feel welcome and was given an introduction on how the catering arrangements worked, breakfast was included and the chef would arrive soon to cook whatever I wanted from their extensive range.

My room was located on the ground floor at the end of a short corridor and on entering the room I was surprised how spacious it was and it was far better equipped than most of the competitors with a real bed, desk area and a nice flatscreen TV. The bathroom was a proper bathroom with bath and fantastic power shower, unlike some of the 'pod' types in other places.

The bed was comfortable, shower was powerful with plenty of hot water and overall the room was well above average for such a low price. The room was clean, fresh towels, complimentary toiletries and a general feeling that the hotel management take a pride in their establishment.

Breakfast was a standard buffet style with continental selection, breads and pastries and a hot dish of scambled eggs with bacon pieces which was very nice. Plenty of choice of tea, coffer or fruit juice and again the breakfast are was clean and well presented.

Evening meal was prepared by the chef and owner who also runs a local restaurant and there is no set menu, simply request what you want and if he has it he will cook it, I had a Belgian stew called Stoflees but I saw others have Salmon, Steaks and Spaghetti so I guess he has an extensive range.

Overall the quality of the food was excellent, restaurant quality in fact and I was very pleased with the quality.

Overall this is a fantastic Hotel, it punches well above its weight in value and quality of service provided and I would highly recommend it. The staff are friendly, excellent location and the overall experience was superb.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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Reading,
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2010

Stayed here 1 night on business, December 2010. Rooms are very clean and a good size, with excellent bathroom.
Breakfast was perfectly good, with a decent selection.
Bar / restaurant area is small and functional, but perfectly OK.
Handy for Mechelen Nord business area.
It is about 2 kms from the town centre, but this is an easy 25 minute walk down a straight road, or you can take the bus from right outside the hotel; it will take you into the town centre in less than 10 minutes. I will stay here again if I am back in Mechelen.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled on business
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Aurora
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 November 2009

Comfortable bed, clean room, nice hosts, nice breakfast included. Great location for industry, but about 1 km walk to downtown Mechelen.

Stayed October 2007, travelled on business
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Holland, Europe
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2006

Stayed here for 2 nights in December 2006. Good value for a very reasonable prize, 58 euro for single use including breakfast. Good room, good bed, good bathroom, even a good breakfast. So, why not..

  • Liked — Good prize
  • Disliked — Busy area
  • Tips/Secrets — No
  • Stayed November 2006, travelled on business
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Property: Hotel Hobbit
Address: Battelsesteenweg 455F | Business Park E19, Mechelen 2800, Belgium
Region: Belgium > Flanders > Antwerp Province > Mechelen
Amenities:
Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 11 Hotels in Mechelen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Hobbit 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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