I emailed the hotel in advance to ask about a wired internet connection to log onto an external work server. I also asked about connecting my DVD player to the room TV. A lady from the hotel replied to say that this ought to be possible with my own cables. When I arrived, it appeared as though my required connections weren't possible. I didn't need to protest. The guy at check-in, Mick, upgraded me to a deluxe room. This had a panel on the wall in which one can plug in a PC, DVD, USB etc to the TV. And he called in an external technician who sorted out a wired LAN connection from my room within 24 hours! I could not have asked for more from him. Mick also checked in on a subsequent day to ensure all was in order. That episode, and Mick's genuineness, was enough to win my goodwill. I found the other reception staff also to be very friendly, and three smiling ladies from the housekeeping team would come to clean my room. Everything was always left sparkling clean. So for me the biggest selling point of this hotel is personal service and cleanliness. Next comes the food and location. Hasselt is a small town, so the latter probably isn't a unique feature. As regards food, a lot of locals come to the restaurant to eat. Ask for the local menu, as the English version only has the a la carte stuff on it, and you may get fed up of that after a while. Besides, the fixed price menu is worth trying at least once! As for decor, I understand that most of the hotel is renovated, but there are still some rooms not done. If you get a renovated deluxe room like mine, you'll have a good bed and clean bathroom with sufficient toiletries, flat screen TV, coffee machine, umbrella, a little fridge, bottle of water etc. I also had a little goldfish in a bowl, but I was convinced that it was out to attack me. It seemed very agitated and would knock against the bowl whenever I came into the room. Poor thing - I'd probably be terrified cooped up like that with strangers coming near me, especially ones that look like me. So I asked for it to be removed. Another thing that might bug some people is that the four pillows all seemed the same, extra soft. I guess that's better than all being hard, but I carry my own orthopaedic pillow so it didn't bother me. And maybe because I got the upgrade, my room was on the first floor where the hotel office is, as opposed to a higher floor. But I didn't care one bit, as the cleanliness and my ability to work was much more important. I did not try the gym, but I am told that guests can visit the nearby professional gym. So no dingy exercise room but a proper gym! All said and done, if you are one for chains as opposed to little establishments, then this one isn't for you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- HASSOTEL .. Loves to welcome you.. .. ... Its central location on the Green Boulevard keeps you in touch with city life and gives you that feeling of coming back home after an exciting visit to Hasselt. Unique to its surroundings, HASSOTEL is becoming the trendiest hotel in Hasselt. A balanced mix of 'trends' and 'feelings' are the perfect ingredients for a comfortable stay and a culinary experience. Unique are the Penthouses with a View on the skyline of Hasselt.. You can have a drink on your own private terrace with gasfire. The attention to detail with a personal touch gives our rooms just the right feeling of harmony. Try also our excellent cuisine. Head chef Frank Treunen and his team combine pure flavours into culinary sensations. Between the heated terrace and penthouses with a view, 'You' - our customer - become the centre of our world. The hotel with its very new apero- terrace ETAGE, the eventroom C.ROOM, the MEETING 1 ,it's marvelous restaurant en the luxurious rooms are a combination of a unique concept with an innovative character. This makes the place into a perfect location to enjoy your citytrip, businessmeeting, seminar, drink or dinner. Like its partners, THE CENTURY & C.BAR, HASSOTEL provides you with warm hospitality, symbolizing what Limburg is really all about. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Hasselt
- Hasselt Best Western