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“A cycle friendly hotel in Flanders”

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Ibis Hotel Aalst Centrum
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Aalst
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“A cycle friendly hotel in Flanders”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2013

I travelled with a group of 8 cyclists to do an event in Flanders. Hotel was very accommodating, allowed us to keep expensive bikes in our rooms. Staff were brilliant, they couldn't have been more helpful and were knowledgable about the town and good places to eat. Rooms were spotlessly clean as was the reception lounge and dining area. Great bar with great selection of Belgian beers and the breakfast was everything you could want for (unless you like greasy fry ups as they don't do those, thankfully).

Hotel is on the edge of Aalst, probably a 15' walk into the central square.

Couldn't fault this hotel really, can't say more than that.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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KennethClaerbout, General Manager at Ibis Hotel Aalst Centrum, responded to this review, 18 April 2013
Thank you for your kind comments and compliments – I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Kenneth Claerbout, General Manager
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2013

Used this place for the last four years as a staging post on the way back from the Austrian Alps - there's a good pub up the road called The Fox that you can walk to for dinner.
Rooms are fine and the hotel is usually quiet at weekends.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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KennethClaerbout, General Manager at Ibis Hotel Aalst Centrum, responded to this review, 8 March 2013
Happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Ibis Aalst Centrum.
I look forward to your next visit.
Kind regards,
Kenneth Claerbout
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Ostend, Belgium
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2013

Good location. Room was a bit tired. Cleaning of room was not adequate for a couple of days. Found someone else dirty socks under the bed. Mattras VERY hard. A lot of noise on the corridors and adjoining rooms

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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KennethClaerbout, General Manager at Ibis Hotel Aalst Centrum, responded to this review, 10 January 2013
Dear Guest,

I would like to thank you a lot for your comments about your stay in Ibis Aalst Centrum.

Thank you for the remark about our location, the hotel is indeed very well situated, as well for a business or a leisure trip.

I am sorry to hear that the cleaning of your room was not adequate; I can guarantee you that for our team the hygiene and the cleaning procedures are the biggest priority in the hotel.
Therefore we will check what happened during your stay to make shore it does not happen again for future guests.

Also I want to apologize for the noise coming from the corridors. To avoid this problem we have now created a new banner, which we will place in front of the elevators every evening, to ask all our guests to respect the silence in the corridors.

Hopefully we can welcome you again in the future and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Kindest regards

Kenneth Claerbout
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2012

The staff was helpful and friendly, and there was a lot of space at the parking. The rooms, although not so spacious, were quite comfortable. Also, there was a much wider range of food at the buffet table than I have seen in many other hotels of the same class. The only drawback may be that the hotel is located quite far from the train and bus station, but if you are travelling by car, it is very easily reached. The motorway nearby connects Brussels and Ghent, so it is very convenient to see both these cities. All in all, despite having only two stars, this hotel offers service of much higher level than it may be expected!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Reading, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2012 via mobile

I have chosen to stay at the ibis on a number of occasions and providing you don't set your expectations too high you won't be disappointed.

Prices are low and as a result facilities are a little basic but the staff are helpful and courteous and the essentials are there. An ok bar with simple meals (no real restaurant) and the breakfast is good but a little expensive (Similar to comparable other hotels).

Wifi is free and has been upgraded to cover all rooms which is an added benefit. Rooms have air con and a decent tv although nothing in the way of English tv (not even news)

  • Stayed October 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2012

I stayed here for 2 nights on 12th & 13th September while on a business trip. Room was very clean. Free Parking is available.

My only observation is that of 24 tv channels provided on the room tv, not one was available in the English language, not even an English language news channel - English being the 2nd most spoken language in the world !!

Room Tip: My rating excludes reference to the restaurant as I ate at other locations and I am not aware if the...
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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Stourport-on-Severn, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2012

We were traveling from the UK to the Harz in Germany and we used this as a one night stop over on the to Germany and on the way back to the UK. This was excellent position just off the motorway.
The overall presentation of the hotel was really nice and were the rooms, the staff were excellent and very helpful. There is no restaurant available in the evenings but there are bar snacks with a limited hot food menu, the nearest restaurant otherwise is about a 20 min walk away. Breakfast is very nicely done and all you can eat, although it is expensive at €13.50 per person. We would recommend this and will be using it again.

Room Tip: We have stayed in 2 different rooms and they were both good.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ibis Hotel Aalst Centrum

Property: Ibis Hotel Aalst Centrum
Address: Villalaan 20, Aalst 9320, Belgium
Region: Belgium > Flanders > East Flanders Province > Aalst
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Aalst
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Ibis Hotel Aalst Centrum 3*
Number of rooms: 78
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ibis Aalst Centre hotel is located at the border of the centre of Aalst, next to the motorway E40 and very close to the business districts. The hotel has 78 air-conditioned rooms, a cosy bar where we serve drinks and snacks 24/7 and a breakfast area. All our guests can use the free Wifi Internet Acces. The hotel has a private pay covered parking. The hotel is ideally situated for a trip to Gent or Brussels, both are only 25 minutes away from the hotel! ... more   less 
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