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Where hospitality is everything PHOTOS: DE RODE HAAS
In one of the greenest municipalities in Flanders, just a stone’s throw from the E40 highway and only six kilometres from Leuven, you will find guesthouse De Rode Haas. The name De Rode Haas has not been chosen at random: the guesthouse is located in the quiet village centre of Haasrode. Cathy and Johan, who live next-door, have been running De Rode Haas for two years now. The couple’s aim is to offer an alternative to large and impersonal hotel chains. For them, service and hospitality is of the utmost importance. Located five minutes from Haasrode Research-Park, De Rode Haas is a perfect base for business travellers. Cathy truly understands the needs of business travellers, due to her previous career organising work trips. Yet De Rode Haas also has plenty to entice holidaymakers. Less than one kilometre away lies the Meerdaal wood - a true paradise for hikers and cyclists. Culture vultures will not want to
miss Leuven, with its architectural gems such as Leuven City Hall, one of the most famous Gothic town halls in the world. The guesthouse offers three double rooms and two single rooms, equipped with the latest modern comforts: De Rode Haas is one of only three hotels in Belgium to offer luxurious Swedish Hästens beds. All rooms have an ensuite bathroom, individually controlled air conditioning, minibar and smart TV with international channels. Guests can enjoy free Netflix and free WiFi throughout the property. On the ground floor there is the breakfast room and a cosy lounge with fireplace and honesty bar comprising tasty local beers and exquisite wines. Cathy and Johan prepare a luxurious buffet breakfast: freshly squeezed orange juice, eggs with or without bacon prepared to order, tasty regional products and a good cup of coffee. Guests who do not want to go out for dinner can make use of the fully equipped
kitchen. Nearby you will find a variety of dining options, including a star-worthy restaurant and a popular brasserie. Space for free parking is available to all guests, while a shuttle service to and from the Research Park is provided. A grocery service has also recently launched, providing guests with requested items in their refrigerator upon arrival. There is a fully-equipped meeting room that can be rented separately, for which tailor-made arrangements can be elaborated - ideal for an off-location meeting or brainstorming session. If you are looking for a relaxing stay in green surroundings near Haasrode Research-Park and the city of Leuven, Guesthouse De Rode Haas is the choice par excellence.
Issue 49 | January 2018 | 15
Promoting Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.