"Over the top security" Beauregard Hotel Tip by g0akc
Beauregard Hotel, Namur: 151 reviews and 4 photos
I've passed this hotel many times but stayed for the first time in April 2008. We booked it because our usual hotel, and all others in Namur, were full.
The hotel itself was fine - rooms spacious though not luxurious. Breakfast was fine. The main difficulty was with all the hassle from security. It was difficult to find the parking.
The hotel is inside the Casino complex. Therefore to go into the hotel you have to be registered with the Casino and go through all the security. Heavy doormen directing you to long queues. Having to show ID such as passport often to get in the building - even though you are waving a room key at them.
They have a barcode sticker and coloured wristband system which helps once you have entered once that day, but you still get a load of uncessary hassle - just to get your room. We fund this intimidating and inconvenient. They insisted on taking a photocopy of our passports which we didn't like - for identity theft/data protection reasons - they insisted it was for the police and mandatory under Belgian law.
One day we had to get a receptionist to come and unlock the main door to let us out of the building - she would only leave it unlocked for a few minutes so we had to argue to let our colleage come down from his room (we were speaking to him on mobile phones and having to shout at her to leave the door unlocked) - we kept saying he is coming but got a load of bother.
I would stay elsewhere to avoid this security. If you do stay make sure you have all the papers they give you including the coloured paper wristband that they insist you wear (in the shower!) and your id readily available (necessary in Belgium anyway).
Unique Qualities: Casino. River. Citadel.
Address: Avenue Baron De Moreau 1, Namur 5000
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: Take road toward Dinant. near river and Citadel.
Phone: +32 81 23 00 28
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