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Carbon Hotel - Different Hotels
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Genk
Ghent, Belgium
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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“Probably the best place to stay in Genk”
Reviewed 15 February 2014

I stayed at the Carbon Hotel for one night.

The Carbon Style room was very spacious and the layout was unique compared to other (business) hotels I have stayed at. The dark colors combined with the ambient lightning were very nice. A high-quality flat screen TV and Bose sound dock were nice extras. The airco/heating system was difficult to control and as a result it was really hot in the room in the evening. The thermostat was set to 18 but didn't seem to work properly.

I stayed for business so the nice desk area combined with free and excellent Wi-Fi was definitely a plus.

The only downside of the stay was my breakfast. Buffet choice was limited and the quality was not really up to par. Also during breakfast I got the impression the staff was not too well organized ... and as a result things got kind of hectic and noisy.

The hotel is located just across the railway station and right around the corner of the shopping district. Public parking is available beneath the hotel but be aware it is expensive. I paid 12 EUR for the night.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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DifferentHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Carbon Hotel - Different Hotels, responded to this review, 19 February 2014
Thank you for your review and feedback.

Only with this feedback, we can improve our products and services.

We hope to see you again in Genk in one of our hotels.

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2014

This was a great hotel. I loved the decor, it was VERY clean and the rooms were bright. Plenty of good towels too.
The downside was the price of breakfast. 35 Euros is way over the top. The price was not mentioned until I was checking out, or I would not have eaten it.
The taxi driver said I should have walked along to Hotel Ecu (which is very close) and had their breakfast for 15 Euros, which is better too! We live & learn.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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DifferentHotels, General Manager at Carbon Hotel - Different Hotels, responded to this review, 4 February 2014
Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor! We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again soon in Carbon or ECU Hotel.

Have a Different day!

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Wachtebeke, Belgium
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Reviewed 12 December 2013

Probably, Carbon is the best hotel to stay at when you're in Genk. I had a warm welcome (although my door key didn't seem to work - no apologies for me having to hurry downstairs again - I admit I was in a rush). The rooms are well decorated, but as often, in so-called Design Hotels the wear and tear doesn't come as charming.
However, I had a good night sleep and except for a strange smell in the hallway, some leftovers left alone from a room service and the background music in the hallway resounding in my room it was a perfect night.
The price for the room (around € 100 (which is discounted because I booked really late) ) was totally acceptable.
The breakfast wasn't, considering the price (€ 19). Practically everything was pre-packed, soulless and can be found in any hotel offering a breakfast buffet. The coffee was frankly terrible.

If you're in Genk, you probably should sleep here. It's a nice place and conveniently located. However, have breakfast somewhere else.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

My partner and I spent a night at Carbon just two weeks ago. This was our second visit and even better than the first. All the staff were very attentive and helpful. We were given an upgrade in room which was a pleasant surprise. The room was spacious, modern and clean. The boxspring beds are very comfortable and the docking station for an iphone was a nice modern touch. The room was excellent value.
We ate in the restaurant downstairs where we selected the classic menu and a bottle of Lourens River Morgenster. The wine was divine. The food was good and well presented but somewhat pricey for what you get. Having said that, it was completely full with rather a chic crowd - so they are obviously doing something right.
Certainly worth a repeat visit.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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DifferentHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Carbon Hotel - Different Hotels, responded to this review, 28 October 2013
Thank you very much for your review on Tripadvisor!

We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your second stay in Carbon Hotel and we hope to see you again a third time :)

With Different Regards

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Amsterdam
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

Upon arrival at the Carbon Hotel we did get a free upgrade which was really nice. The room was really spacey with a view on the hotel garden. Its quirky design definitely ads to the experience, which I think is a good thing. It might not be practical but ah well, it is a weekend trip.

Our main reason for the visit was the C-Mine, but there's definitely all sorts of things to do around Genk. Not so much in the city itself, but that area has plenty to offer. For a change we dined at the hotel restaurant: Gusto. The food was really good and fresh. Maybe a bit on the expensive side, but sitting outside on the terrace, getting to talk with the locals and enjoying very good wines is what makes trips like this great.

All in all our stay was very positive. My only thing is that the beds were a bit on the soft side and the 'plastic' floor covering don't age that well. But I will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Different H, Manager at Carbon Hotel - Different Hotels, responded to this review, 26 September 2013
Dear,

Thank you for leaving your review on Tripadvisor concerning your stay at Carbon Hotel! It’s great to read you liked your stay at our hotel. It’s also great to read you liked the location which has a lot of things to offer.

We hope we’ll see you back soon at one of our Different Hotels

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2013

The hotel is very nice and is part of a chai that is called different hotel.. the carbon is very particular has light for chrome therapy. . The bath tub in the middle of the room ( at least on mine).. on the floor there is sort of textiles floor but seem with some stain next to it there a public parking lot but with direct access. The breakfast included s very good

  • Stayed May 2013
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Different H, Manager at Carbon Hotel - Different Hotels, responded to this review, 25 June 2013
Dear cmarmot,

Thanks for for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor. Nice to read you liked your breakfast!

See you soon at Different Hotels!
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Reviewed 26 May 2013

I have stayed at this hotel on a number of occasions on business and I have always found it provides a high quality service.
The hotel is situated in central Genk, opposite the bus and rail station.
The decor in the rooms reflects the hotel name with a predominantly black theme.
Most rooms have a double bed and shower / toilet facilities, some higher specification rooms also have a bath.
There is no bathroom as such instead the rooms are zoned with partition walls discreetly placed, it works well and gives the rooms a different feel unlike other hotels.
There are the usual wardrobe, desk, television provided and if you have an iPod there is a sound system to play your favourite music. Free wifi completes the package.
The restaurant is excellent for both individual meals and group meals if with colleagues.
A couple of years ago I would have given 5 stars, but the hotel has changed recently and become less different, the mini bar used to be free with water, cola, beer available. The hotel has gone the way of other chain hotels and started charging for this. There are other points that have changed that make the hotel more mainstream.
Despite my minor criticism I always enjoy staying there when on business.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled on business
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Different H, Manager at Carbon Hotel - Different Hotels, responded to this review, 5 June 2013
Dear Nev C,

Thanks for posting your review on TripAdvisor. Nice to read you liked your stay! We also really appreciate your remarks and will take these into consideration.

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Property: Carbon Hotel - Different Hotels
Address: Europalaan 38 | 3600 Genk, Genk 3600, Belgium
Region: Belgium > Flanders > Limburg Province > Genk
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Genk
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Carbon Hotel - Different Hotels 4*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Carbon: Carbon is found in the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the cosmetics we use and the fuel in our cars. Carbon is the 6th most common element in the universe and a major building block in the chemistry of life. In Genk, it has an additional meaning: it is the name of a chic and stylish official design hotel that offers a complete range of services and facilities under one roof. Carbon Hotel is also a showcase for the talents of Limburg designers, who have conceived a harmonious blend of originality and luxury. Carbon Sleep: All 60 guest-rooms have a view on the exclusive roof garden and invite you to relax in style. Each room provides a luxurious bath or shower unit, R(ed) G(reen)B(lue) lighting system, an iDock, free internet and a minibar. Carbon Meet: Carbon has two unique meeting rooms, an exclusive boardroom and a VIP room. Meetings can be combined with a drink at the impressive roof garden. Gusto: Enjoy the innovative Gusto restaurant with its exclusive wine and champagne bar. Delicious dishes are combined with an excellent selection of new world wines. The chef works with regional ingredients to create contemporary flavours. Carbon Taste won the 2008 European Interior Design Award in London. Carbon Sense: Need to relax? Our team is delighted to welcome you to Carbon Sense: a fully integrated city spa on the top floor of this design hotel. Here you can unwind in the bathhouse or enjoy a relaxing treatment. Practical Information: You can park your car in the Q-Park, located underneath the hotel. Price: € 12,- per 24 hours. The main station is within walking distance. For more information, route description and to make a reservation, go to carbonhotel.be. ... more   less 
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