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Review: Terhills Hotel, Maasmechelen, Belgium

By - July 4, 2019 (Updated: July 9, 2019)

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If you're wondering where to stay in Maasmechelen, Belgium, Terhills Hotel is a perfect choice. Monika reviews the hotel and shares some great ideas for things to do in Maasmechelen. (Yes, there's more than just shopping!)If you’re wondering where to stay in Maasmechelen, Belgium, Terhills Hotel is a perfect choice. Monika reviews the hotel and shares some great ideas for things to do in Maasmechelen. (Yes, there’s more than just shopping!)

When thinking of things to do in Belgium, people instinctively think of visiting Brugge or Ghent. Rarely, have I seen people discussing Maasmechelen.  So, when I was invited to stay at the Terhills Hotel, I thought it would be an excellent opportunity to enjoy the hotel and also discover things to do in Maasmechlen, in Limburg province. So, we trekked off on Easter Sunday afternoon to Maasmechelen and the Terhills Hotel; roughly a one-hour drive from Brussels and a perfect weekend getaway.

The Terhills Hotel is a handsome building with a neoclassical Baroque exterior and an impressive manicured lawn. 

The handsome Hotel Terhills Maasmechelen with its stunningly manicured grounds.

The handsome Hotel Terhills Maasmechelen with its stunningly manicured grounds.

Our check-in was quick and hassle-free. We enjoyed a nice glass of bubbly in the lounge area, which was cozy and welcoming. What I found interesting were the glass canisters of knick-knacks and coconut truffles. The guests could help themselves to a chocolate treat with their champagne, which was all very welcoming and generous!

Champagne to welcome the guests of the Terhills Hotel in Maasmechelen, Belgium

Champagne to welcome the guests of the Terhills Hotel in Maasmechelen, Belgium

The hotel is in a stately building, which was once the office of the Eisden Colliery, the remnants of which have been smartly integrated with the plush interiors by Domo Deco.

The stylish interior of the Terhills Hotel makes it one of the best places to stay in Maasmechelen.

The stylish interior of the Terhills Hotel makes it one of the best places to stay in Maasmechelen.

Our room was very comfortable with clean lines, and every detail for comfort thought about, and easily accessible. I have a thing about bathrooms; I like them really ‘proper.’ The shower was terrific with strong water pressure, and the ventilation was perfect. After the shower, there was no steam in a minute. However, they could improve on the line of toiletries they provide for the class of the hotel.  I loved this sign in the bathroom, all needed for our dear planet Earth.

There's no trouble getting cozy at the Terhills Hotel in Maasmechelen, Belgium

There’s no trouble getting cozy at the Terhills Hotel in Maasmechelen, Belgium

Chef, Dirk Dekinderen, heads the hotel’s restaurant. Since we were visiting on Easter, we were invited to the Easter dinner the chef had specially curated. We started with some grainy bread, and oriental salmon tartar served with dashi and cucumbers. The delicate salmon was perfectly balanced with the nuanced dashi, a Japanese broth with dried sea kelp.

Stylish dining at the Terhills Hotel restaurant in Maasmechelen.

Stylish dining at the Terhills Hotel restaurant in Maasmechelen.

This course was followed by watercress soup, and then we could choose the main platter with either fish or beef. I love fish and was served a European sea bass, with pea cream and lemon infused with butter. My other half chose the beef tenderloin with mustard juice and seasonal vegetables. The fish was done perfectly while the beef tenderloin was succulent and served with seasonal vegetables.

European sea bass and beef tenderloin with seasonal vegetables served at the Terhills Hotel Restaurant.

European sea bass and beef tenderloin with seasonal vegetables served at the Terhills Hotel Restaurant.

We finished our dinner with some excellent dessert, which was not only delicious but was well presented. Don’t believe me? Take a look:

Time for dessert at Hotel Terhills Maasmechelen

Time for dessert at Hotel Terhills Maasmechelen

We also enjoyed a great breakfast the next morning, and I was pleasantly surprised by the choice of warm breakfast options, as well as champagne (which helps you to have a frizzy start to your day.)

Breakfast at Terhills Hotel is the perfect start to a day of things to do in Maasmechelen, Belgium.

Breakfast at Terhills Hotel is the perfect start to a day of things to do in Maasmechelen, Belgium.

Terhills Hotel is located next to the famous Maasmechelen Shopping Village and is not only a perfect weekend getaway but also could be a great escape for the upcoming July discounts.

Terhills is the perfect Maasmechelen Village hotel; just moments away from great shopping!

Terhills is the perfect Maasmechelen Village hotel; just moments away from great shopping!

Maasmechelen Village is next to The Bakery, which every Belgian knows is a house of excellent baked goods. And like Maasmechelen Village, it is open on Sundays too.

The hotel also provides an entrance to Connecterra, which leads you to Hoge Kempen National Park, where you can find various walking and trekking trails.

Hoge Kempen National Park is one of the best things to do in Maasmechelen, Belgium.

Hoge Kempen National Park is one of the best things to do in Maasmechelen, Belgium.

While on our way back to Brussels, we stopped at Genk just to experience the Karting racing track in Belgium. It has a go-karting activity for all, adults and children and is just a 10 min drive from Maasmechelen.

Go-karting in Genk is a fun family activity just a 10 min drive from Terhills Hotel

Go-karting in Genk is a fun family activity just a 10 min drive from Terhills Hotel

Maasmechelen not only offers a variety of things to do, from shopping to hiking to go-karting, but it is also a perfect weekend getaway from Brussels. What better way to enjoy the area than to stay at Terhills Hotel, with its convenient location, warm hospitality and a competent quality-price ratio.

Terhills Hotel, Zetellan 10, Maasmechelen 3630 – Check the best available prices now

If you're wondering where to stay in Maasmechelen, Belgium, Terhills Hotel is a perfect choice. Monika reviews the hotel and shares some great ideas for things to do in Maasmechelen. (Yes, there's more than just shopping!)

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Monika Lamba Saini is an Indian expat, in Brussels, with her husband and an amiable, energetic toddler. Trained as a doctor and specialised as a pathologist, cancer research brought her to Brussels. When she is not working on molecular profiling of different types of thyroid carcinomas, she likes to cook, read and listen to music. Her favourite part of the day is definitely the time spent with the family. She is the author, co-author and peer reviewer of many national and international scientific publications. She is an avid foodie, loves to travel, explore new places, new cultures and also loves to write about them!
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