About This Listing
Accommodations: Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2-3)
Leuven is a nice-size city with direct train connections from Leuven to Brussels (17 Minutes to Bruxelles Nord, 25 minutes to Bruxelles Midi and), and direct bus connection to the airport (50 minutes).
This 7th floor one bedroom Apartment features lovely view of Heverlee & Leuven. Located near Katholieke Universiteit Leuven , Imec, KLA-tencor (ICOS Vision), Option and 5 Minutes from Haasrode Business & Research park. 5 Minute bus ride to Downtown Leuven.
The apartment is only a five-minute walk to the Heverlee train/bus station, near Gym & Restaurants and Grocery store.
This is a non smoking unit!
Vacation Rental Features
oCooking Utensils Provided
oFlat plasma screen TV
oI Pod Docking station/Alarm clock
oHP Bussiness Printer
oNo Pets Allowed
oSmoking Not Allowed
There is a bus & train stop nearby, about 5 minute walk
Absolutely no smoking allowed if there is evidence found of smoking you will be billed an extra 100 euro's in order to have the whole apartment deep-cleaned and deodorized!!!!
We stayed 8 nights in Carina's apartment. Getting the keys was easy, just made an appointment with the concierge upon arrival.
Cons: There was a bit of dust behind the toilet and a lot of dust behind the washing machine. We experienced heavy wind during our stay and it blew straight through the windows. Also, you can hear the neighbours very well.
Pros: A nice apartment for a short stay and good value for money! Location is nice, especially the proximity to Heverlee station.
Carina gave us clear instructions as to how to contact the concierge for the block of flats/apartments and the key was easy to get hold of. Although we did not meet Carina the flat was clean tidy and had all the amenities promised.
We had a great five day stay during a conference in Leuven; this was our first ever Airbnb rental and the experience was positive. We can’t add more than previous reviewers: having a full kitchen, living room, bedroom makes a longer visit much more pleasant than a hotel. Having a washing machine as well as pretty much anything else you might need (including a computer printer) is an added bonus. Apartment is on seventh floor (looking west) so we typically had a breeze during a heat wave, and there is a balcony. No noise from other apartments. This was the only high speed Internet we had in more than two weeks in Europe, and there’s lots of English language programming on cable! As noted previously, there are frequent buses going downtown from the university just to SW, and two food stores close by. We would certainly recommend to others.
Carina’s apartment comes with its own parking space, which we appreciated. We liked the balcony and the views. There’s a good wifi signal throughout the apartment, and lots of storage space. Guido, the concierge, was easy to deal with. The kitchen is very small; cooking meals is a bit of a challenge!
My girlfriend and I stayed here for 9 days, during which I had to present at a conference in Leuven, Belgium (Heverlee's neighboring city). Carina was a gracious host. She responded to every question I had, and even created a helpful document for 'checking-in' and 'checking-out'. The apartment was lovely! It was located in walkable distance to Heverlee's train station, making travel quick and easy. Given its proximity to Leuven, we could trust that it was also in a very safe location, as well. This is a great place to stay, hands down!
I stayed at Carina's apartment for four months while I was studying in Leuven during the summer. The apartment was absolutely perfect for my stay - it included all the amenities I could have wanted to make getting settled easy (linens, cookware, insuite laundry) and make it feel like home. Some of my favorite features of the apartment were the extremely comfortable bed, the deep bathtub (I did a fair bit of cycling while I was there, and a nice bath in the evening was a great way to relax), having a printer (very convenient for printing out train tickets) and the beautiful views over Heverlee in the evenings.
Carina was extremely helpful, easy to communicate with and was always responsive to my inquiries. Check in was simple (the concierge met me out front of the building), as was check out. She provided brochures and information about Leuven and other Belgian cities, which was very helpful. I also had a monthly cleaning service included, and that always went very smoothly and was appreciated.
Heverlee itself was a great place to stay. I rented a bike at the main train station, and so getting to the city centre only took about 10 minutes - I would highly recommend this for longer stays (you can also go by bus or walk to the centre, which takes around 20-30 minutes). There is a market close to the Heverlee station (about 5 minutes walking from the apartment) on Sunday mornings. The apartment is also walking distance from groceries stores (10 minutes), bakeries (5 minutes) and restaurants (5 minutes - I really liked Via Via). If you like walking, you can easily get to Castle Arenberg and explore the Heverleebos (a forest with many trails for running, walking or cycling).
Overall, I had a great experience staying in this apartment and would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Leuven for a short or long stay - it really does become a home away from home. Thanks Carina for a great stay!
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