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Review of Thermae Boetfort Spa and Hotel

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Thermae Boetfort Spa and Hotel
Antwerp-Belgium
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37 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“quality dining without clothes...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2012

this is one of the very best spas in Belgium. The place is rather new and built into a medieval castle. Two separate parts, a clothed for the prude Americans and a nude for the real sauna people. Off course we went to the nude part. Great saunas, friendly people and a great restaurant, employing mainly immigrant people and excusing on the front page of the menu for their limited knowledge of Dutch and French. A nice way to help these people to a job and keep prices low. You just dine in your bathrobe, something quite funny if you are not used to it.
great menu+sauna deals for late arrivals, having spa for the price of a regular menu including dinner. The ultimate recipy for a surprise date. Getting nude on a first date can have surprising results on invitees. But success mostly guaranteed, not what they usually expect but seeing all other go naked most join in. Most saunas in belgium and Germany are nude places so no worry.
Do also try the hidden saunas in the garden, like the ice cave sauna and the mine sauna, not to forget the brand new resting cabin uttermost right from the pool in the trees.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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wardvansighem, Manager at Thermae Boetfort Spa and Hotel, responded to this review, 27 April 2013
Dear Sir,

We appreciate your opinion on our staff. We're an international company welcoming guests from Belgium, both Dutch, French and German, The Netherlands, Germany, France, United Kingdom and from all over the world. Language can sometimes be a problem but with friendliness and effort all our guests are pampered.

For you information: dining can be both in bathrobe or in clothes. So when you're all dressed up and ready to go home ... you can certainly get another drink or diner in the bar / restaurant.

See you again!

Kind Regards,

Ward Van Sighem
Marketing Manager
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2012

We were looking for a hotel near the Brussels Airport for the night before a flight, car rental return, etc. Happened across this one on a website. It really is a castle! Beautiful rooms, good restaurant, excellent breakfast, spa if you pay extra. It would have been fun to have had at least two nights there, try the baths. As it was, it was a lovely place in lovely surroundings yet near to the airport for our flight.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Brussels, Belgium
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318 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2012

To me this is one of the most beautiful wellness complexes I know.
The scenery is just great : the place is epic (the castle and caves are restored and upgraded to a comfortable & restfull place).
Sauna are really nice, the hammam is one of the best I know and it's oh so beautiful.

We stayed in the hotel once : room was very nice (all the comfort you need), wooden floors, ground heating in the bathroom, big bath, nice bed. Breakfast in the castle is ok.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2012

I stayed at the hotel whilst on business in Brussels, great location near the airport. Extensive spa complex which I did not use. A good alternative to the standard airport hotel. Room was large and comfortable. Restaurant reasonable.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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haarlemmermeer
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2011

newly renovated stunning little castle in a small village about 2miles from brucargo area. main attraction and focus of the castle are (partly underground) water-, pool-, massage- and sauna features in various forms called "thermae" with luxurious appearance. the rooms can also be booked without thermae arrangement and come with free ample breakfast in the castle restaurant. very nice! rooms are large with tv (only 36 or so channels), well stocked minibar/fridge and senseo coffee machine. bedroom and bathroom are nicely decorated (see pictures). overall a surprisingly awesome experience with "wow" moments already upon arrival and parking the car (free). a car is mandatory, but a busstop for the insight traveller is close by. town itself offers nothing, but there is a large "delhaize" supermarket at brucargo, 10min drive. no restaurants, but the one in the castle, in the surroundings. bring your fresh crispy belgium sandwiches along :-)) I rate it only 4 out of 5points because a) chance of heavy aircraft noise in the middle of the night b) invoice for business travellers is not available upon check out and will only be sent to your address once at the end of each month, which is an absolute service failure in my opinion. wake up management: this can not be so difficult!?! nevertheless, everything else was georgeous and I would always stay here again, hopefully soon.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Helsinki, Finland
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32 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2011

We were here for one night and a day (spring package - promo with overnight stay 95€/per person on their website) in May 2011. You can reach the Spa without a car (train + local bus + less than 10 min walk). The castle, its garden, the spa.. all very beautiful, romantic and well maintained.

We were a bit wary as talking to the staff on the phone a few times for reservation and informations, they seemed rude.

Unfortunately the staff is not warm, not smiling, not especially polite nor anything positive at all.. Well, expect one tall dark haired waiter in the restaurant.

It's very unfortunate indeed as otherwise the experience of the place would be completely different, as you really come to a Spa to relax and feel at ease.

The hotel rooms are very nice, separate beds thought, but we just pushed them together. There's something to make yourself coffee and tea and everything is nice and clean. The downside was that our room was very dark, the lamps are economical / ecological and give only feeble light.

The morning we noticed that they had booked us our massage at the same time we should had emptied the room, which was actually also the deadline to get a breakfast... We went to the desk to ask for them to change the appointment and that worked well.

We got naked and put the Spa's dressing gowns on, left our rooms and put our stuff in the lockers. Then we were able to head to the restaurant to get a breakfast (you can't get there with your clothes on).
There was some confusion with the waiter there who asked us our room number, disappeared for few minutes to get back at us saying that it was impossible our room was the number we claimed... But after double check, he found out we were really in that room... no excuse, no smile...
Breakfast was pretty good. Only problem was that the room was empty (middle of the week) except for the not-that-nice waiter standing there near us and so we felt uncomfortable talking about our private stuff, as couples do... Maybe he was standing there just to serve us better, but as he wasn't smiling nor especially polite it didn't feel so.

Anyway, the Spa was a nice surprise. Large and clean.
The problems are that the Finnish sauna is not warm enough - you cannot throw water on the stones, the showers are bad - they don't have hoses that would allow you for instance to shower very cold water on your legs only after the sauna, the pools and jacuzzis are all the same really - when they could have massage jets of different sorts. Instead there's plenty of different saunas - not warm enough except for the hammam maybe..

The "naked" side is much better and larger. There's no perverts or alike. People behave very nicely and respectfully. The large relaxation / silence room has a very special ambiance. We just loved it.

Having a lunch at the restaurant in your morning gown is very funny, you really feel like being on vacation. The food was very good and light if we wanted it so. After you can have a walk in the beautiful little park. Charming.

The massages' we got were nice, really relaxing for a 25'.They were made to us at the same time, in the same room, nice idea! Of course my boyfriend didn't find the touch strong / efficient enough. But maybe that was the choice of the massage included in the package and probably it would be better to express what you want to the masseur beforehand.

A day there passes fast. It's a nice place to go, good price.

Though now we are planning another Spa weekend and, remembering the attitude of the staff we don't feel like coming back. We're going to try the classic Thermes de Spa. It seems more attracting also as the treatments are more specific... We'll see!

Room Tip: If you don't live nearby, the Promo package with an overnight stay is a good choice. Also if I r...
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ghost_object
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Limburg,
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37 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2011

Only 6 hotel rooms, but stunning interiors. Restaurant and mini bar prices are surprisingly low for the Brussels area. Food and service are OK, but the warm dishes for breakfast could be improved. Well elaborated split for dressed and undressed sauna landscape users.
Overall impression : entrance for 1 day visitors is not coming cheap, but the spa concept is worth it. As frequent users of spa facilities, we will certainly be back for more.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Guy001
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Property: Thermae Boetfort Spa and Hotel
Address: Sellaerstraat 42, Melsbroek 1820, Belgium
Region: Belgium > Flanders > Flemish Brabant Province > Melsbroek
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Melsbroek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Thermae Boetfort Spa and Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Thermae Boetfort is a historical wellness centre in a 400-year-old castle estate. Come and enjoy yourself for a few hours or several days and combine our public saunas in our nude and swimsuit thermae with a delightful treatment or a beneficial massage. Stay overnight in our authentic wellness hotel and go home totally relaxed. ... more   less 
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Boetfort Castle Hotel Zaventem

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