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Condo Gardens Leuven
Reviewed 7 May 2014

Looked better on website than the large flat we booked more student halls than business traveller long corridors of old factory no security gates left unlocked even though they had a combination
Everything about the flat was dismal the kitchenette had dirty pots and pans stained work surface and the electric cooker was like cooking on a candle even on highest setting and the lighting made you eyes strain 3 candle lamps for the entire ground floor which were about 10 watt each
We had a lumpy plastic sofa an ancient TV and a massive table and 4 chairs one of which was broken(only sleeps 2)
The net curtain was filthy I wanted to leave on arrival and never unpacked as there was little space to do so
On the upper floor the beds were of poor hostel like quality and the only lighting in the bathroom was a small light and one tiny spot light which you had to turn on inside the bathroom cabinet no easy to find in the dark
The wifi which we rely on in the evening to keep working was dire had to sign in every minute or so a right pain
Overall dingy unclean and cold no central heating just electric heaters which kept turning off
Do yourselves a favour and go elsewhere unless you are back packing then it may suit for a shower and a microwave meal as long as you don't mind washing the dishes first

  • Stayed: May 2014
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

I lived very comfortable and cozy. Nobody disturbed me. I will always cherish my privacy. It was a cozy two-storey flat with the kitchen-living room and the bedroom. Inner yard was clean and comfortable. I like silence. So, all thins were exellent.

Room Tip: Higher floors have less A/C unit noise
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Be-Housing G, Manager at Condo Gardens Leuven, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2014

Dear guest,

Thank you for your positive review of your stay at Condo Gardens Leuven! We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you again in the near future!

Kind regards,

Be-Housing Group

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Reviewed 20 September 2013

Excellent budget accomodation, well situated, friendly staff, thoroughly enjoyed my stay.
My room on the second floor enjoyed a clear view of parts of the city and was pleasantly quiet.
No lift so a bit of cv exercise included as well.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Be-Housing G, Manager at Condo Gardens Leuven, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2014

Dear Mr,

Thank you for your positive review of your stay at Condo Gardens Leuven! We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay (with cv exercise :) ) and we hope to welcome you again in the near future!

Kind regards,

Be-Housing Group

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Reviewed 9 September 2013 via mobile

I've stayed for a short time in this accomodation. Nice and cozy setting, room equiped with everything you need (except washingmachine). Friendly staff. Only 1 negative point: 200mb limit on wifi per day. It's just not enough today. More Wifi available for extra cost.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Be-Housing G, Manager at Condo Gardens Leuven, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2014

Dear guest,

Thank you for your positive review of your stay at Condo Gardens Leuven! We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay. About the WIFI, we have noticed that several guests did not had enough limit, so we pulled up the limit to 400 Mb.
We hope to welcome you again in the near future!

Kind regards,

Be-Housing Group

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Reviewed 18 May 2013

Just completed my second stay at Condo Gardens. Excellent value - lots of space, a perfectly well-equipped kitchenette, free wifi, and even a separate bedroom. The breakfast pack for 10 Euro is also excellent value - enough for lunch as well. The staff are also very friendly and helpful. Comfy bed and very quiet, despite being 10 minutes walk from the city centre.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled on business
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be_housing1, Manager at Condo Gardens Leuven, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2013

Dear,
Thank you very much for this positive review. Our mission is to offer our guests a nice stay and this for a good price. We are happy to read that everything was OK.
We hope to see you back for more times !!

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Reviewed 22 September 2012

First of all, just to make it clearer that, this is not HOTEL, it's a kinda studio apartment in Leuven, Belgium.

Positive:
- Location in nice
- Mini Kitchen (inside the apartment)
- Toilet and Shower (inside the apartment)

Negative:
- Poor Maintenance
- Poor Interior
- Poor Lighting

Compare to the service and quality this place is bit pricey. So, if you just need a place to sleep (single) and you don't care much about the quality of service, then go for it...For couple people I would say NO.

But if you have something to do in KU Leuven then this is kinda nice place, from this place you might have good access to all of it's campuses...Like I had this problem, I had some works to do at the KU leuven, So it was okay for me.... The breakfast system I liked they provide more than enough stuff for breakfast which also cost extra 10 euro/day..C

Room Tip: Should avoid road side building's room.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled on business
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Be-Housing G, Manager at Condo Gardens Leuven, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2014

Dear Mr/Mrs,

Thank you for your review of your stay at Condo Gardens Leuven! It is indeed a fact that the accomodation is most suited for business men or students that need to be near Leuven. For couples the building is not that good for just a stay for several nights.

Be-Housing offers several buildings in Belgium for evryone. So we hope to welcome you again soon in the near future!

Kind regards,

Be-Housing Group

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Reviewed 15 September 2012

Pictures do portray some of the apartments but at no time was it the same as many of those shown in the advert. The aparthotel advertises that there is Internet in the apartment. Well, we had none. Complained three three times with the management but nothing was done. Changing for towels or linen was never done in the 10 days we stayed there, and please this is advertised as a hotel ans not as an aparthotels. Twice in 10 days we had no electricity and when you check in they give you the code for the main gate but they don't tell you how to open it on the inside, since the switch is the same color as the wall and at 6am without any light on the gate we could not see it. Pillows were so flat that we ended up folding the quilts to make a decent pillow. For the price we pain (and it is expensive compared to a real hotel) we expected something much much much better

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Condo Gardens Leuven

Address: Dekenstraat 87, Leuven 3000, Belgium
Region: Belgium > Flanders > Flemish Brabant Province > Leuven
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 16 Speciality Lodging in Leuven
Price Range: £40 - £94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Condo Gardens Leuven 3*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Condo Gardens Leuven is located in an old, renovated factory – in the center of Leuven.The 106 comfortably and homely decorated studio-apartments are fully equipped with all modern comfort.Every studio is equipped with kitchenette, living area and separate bathroom. In most studios, a separate sleeping area has been provided.Condo Gardens offers a beautiful courtyard where you will be able to enjoy the sun and/or make use of the barbecue facilities.You will have the opportunity to order several packages like for example a breakfast package or a basket with Belgian beers.In the neighborhood, you will find several restaurants where you can have lunch or a gastronomic dinner.The lively ‘Oude Markt’ of Leuven is located within walking distance.By paying a small supplement, you may use our parking facilities.By public transport it is possible to discover the entire city. ... more   less 
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