Hotel Cardinal is located perfectly right in the middle of a lovely leafy square in this great old town. Overall, this is a perfectly adequate place to stay for one or two nights during race meetings at the Spa, Francorchamps circuit which is located 10kms down the road. It is a clean, efficient hotel but do not expect any frills - it is more like a UK Travelodge let's say. The staff were very pleasant, but they do not man the desk at all times. The check-in was easy, the front door routine and where the garages are, were explained perfectly. The rooms were fine; but really quite dated. Let's just say I had not seen a 14" tv on a wall bracket for a few years! Bathroom was small (kneeling in the bath to shower, as there was not shower-curtain) but all clean and working, but do not expect any kettle, mini bar or hair-drier. I suppose as we stayed over the 24 hour race, they can charge a premium for their rooms, which is fine. But over €350 for 1 double and 1 family room is not brilliant value in my opinion. Beware; they also require a one third deposit on booking and full payment 2 weeks before arrival during race weekends. Great position though!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Standing against the «Annette & Lubin» wooded hill, this newly renovated family hotel enjoys a unique position on the main square in the center of the Spa thermal town, a two-minute walk from the funicular giving access to the Thermal Cure Center. It is noteworthy that the most beautiful motor racing track in the world, Spa-Francorchamps is only 9 km away. Hotel Cardinal is the oldest hotel in Spa and will blow its 100 candles in a few years. In its Art Deco style, you will enjoy a warm family welcome, a very comfortable accommodation, free WiFi access in the whole building and a lift leading to the upper floors. Pets are not allowed on the premises. All non-smoking rooms are equipped with a 32’’ flat screen television, free WiFi, telephone, radio alarm clock, writing desk, refrigerator and an en-suite bathroom with bath or shower, toilet, hair dryer, make-up mirror, towels and cosmetics. ... more less