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Nice trip in a lovely setting


Everything you'd expect from a good hotel.


A care-free stay is what we aim at any time. Please feel free to contact us about the precautions we have taken in our hotels concerning COVID-19.

Hotel ECU

A nice trip in a lovely setting

Cityhotel ECU is located in the middle of the vibrant city centre of Genk. Right around the corner you will find many shops, restaurants and bars. Using public transport? You only have to cross the street.

Everything you expect from a good city hotel is there: a comfortable bed, an extensive breakfast buffet and private parking. All rooms have free wifi, a TV and tea and coffee making facilities on request.

Our guest loving hosts are happy to welcome you between 12h00 and 20h00. Outside these hours you can use our quick and easy online check-in and check-out system. You will need to check in online and provide your credit card details in advance. If you do not have this information, colleagues at the Carbon Hotel will be happy to help you outside of opening hours. This is only 50 metres away. You can also leave your luggage here.

Nature lovers should hike in the Hoge Kempen National Park or cycle through the water in Bokrijk. If you are a foodie, enjoy the countless restaurants in Genk or Hasselt. Are you a real shopaholic? Maasmechelen Village Outlet Center is a 15-minute drive away or pay a visit to Maastricht, just across the border.


The rooms are available from 2 PM on your arrival day. Do you want to arrive earlier? We'll store your luggage and you can explore the city. This also applies to departure. Check-out is at 11 AM.

The reception is open daily from 7 AM to 11 AM.

Family room

from € 89.00 Book now

Single room

from € 60.00 Book now

Deluxe room

from € 89.00 Book now

Comfort room

from € 69.00 Book now
Hotel ECU - Comfort kamer
Hotel ECU - Ontbijt


The ECU breakfast buffet is sometimes said to be the best buffet breakfast in Limburg. Judge for yourself after you've enjoyed our assortment of homemade pastries, fruit juices, cold and hot dishes, crispy bacon, fresh eggs, fresh fruit salads and healthy cereals.

Breakfast hours
Monday - Friday: 06h30 am - 10am
Saturday: 7am - 11am
Sunday: 7am - 11am

Time blocks are used to safely offer our different guests a delicious breakfast. At check-in you will be asked for the desired breakfast hour.

€17 per person

Let's meet

Hotel ECU is a trendy city hotel in the heart of Genk. Its location guarantees smooth connections with train traffic and the motorway. The hotel is known for its excellent personal service and budget friendliness. This makes it extremely suitable for more intimate business meetings for up to 15 people. All rooms were completely renovated in 2011 and the meeting room has all the desired facilities.

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Meeting room Ecu


The meeting room at Hotel Ecu has all the facilities you need such as a projector, flipchart and pens to make your meetings go smoothly.

  • 31 m²
  • Up to 15 people
Free quotation

Free quotation



Carbon Sense City Spa is located 100 meters from Hotel ECU. As a guest of Different Hotels you enjoy an exclusive discount rate. You pay € 25 per person for access to Carbon Sense, including bath linen (bathrobes, slippers & a towel).

Private sauna Hotel Ecu

Relax in the private sauna of Hotel ECU

€15 per person, 1.5 hour.


Private sauna Hotel Ecu

Carbon Sense City Spa

Perfect harmony and serenity

On the fifth floor of Carbon Hotel is the Carbon Sense City Spa, which offers a haven of perfect harmony and serenity for the traveler. It is a wonderful place to spend quality time escaping from the busy agendas and daily stresses of life.
Carbon Sense City Spa is a 700 m² facility, where a professional team will take you on a journey to explore the depths of your senses. The skilled hands of our therapists will rejuvenate your body and mind, stimulating a sort of rebirth for your skin. These treatments are possible on Saturday and Sunday. The main focus of Carbon Sense City Spa is a pleasurable experience and excellent results for our customers. Total wellness and relaxation, stimulation of all senses and results beyond expectation are our key goals.
In Carbon Sense City Spa, we work toward actual improvement in your skin, a balance between body and spirit, combined with the genuine healing effects of total wellness.
Carbon Sense City Spa offers you everything you look for in beauty treatments, massages and health advice.
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Carbon Sense City Spa

Carbon Sense City Spa


Europalaan 38
3600 Genk

T. + 32 (0)89 32 29 22

Opening hours

  • Monday 10u00 - 22u00
  • Tuesday 10u00 - 22u00
  • Wednesday 10u00 - 22u00
  • Thursday 10u00 - 22u00
  • Friday 10u00 - 22u00
  • Saturday 10u00 - 22u00
  • Sunday 10u00 - 22u00


Must see's and do's in the area

  • Studio Piet Stockmans

    Studio Piet Stockmans is the only company in Belgium that develops hard porcelain. The material and its production are identical to that of the best porcelain manufacturers in Bavaria and Limoges. This year, Pieter Stockmans will celebrate his 50-year anniversary of working with porcelain.

    Since setting up his studio in 1987, Pieter Stockmans has been exhibiting all over the world. Besides selling his work to the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, he was also made cultural Ambassador of Flanders and has been awarded numerous prizes, including The Red Dot Award.

    One of the studio’s milestones was the development and production of the plate for Albert of Monaco’s wedding to Charlene Wittstock in 2011. Additionally the studio has developed tableware for a large number of Michelin star chefs such as Alain Ducasse (Louis XV - Monaco), Simon Taxacher (Rosengarten – AU), Peter Goossens (Hof van Cleve – B) and Sergio Herman (Pure C - NL).

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  • Terhills Cablepark

    Terhills Cablepark is famous for waterskiing and wakeboarding, which is suitable for young and old. You are connected to an electrically driven cable, where you can be pulled over the water along with other people. Cable water skiing is similar to snow skiing in the way that you glide over the surface. Wakeboarding is very popular with younger people because of all the tricks and stunts they can do thanks to the obstacles in the water. Additionally, Terhills Cablepark has three cables,  one is suitable for beginners.

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  • Barefoot path

    You don't need shoes on the first barefoot path of Flanders in Zutendaal. The surface of wood, stones, tree chips, grass, clay and water gives you a special feeling. For two kilometers a barefoot stimulation of senses, a special experience.

    Opening hours: from Easter to All Saints: every day from 10 AM to 7 PM. From All Saints to Easter: every day from 10 AM to 5 PM.

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  • C-mine

    The renovated mine buildings today are home to designers and artists such as ceramic artist Piet Stockmans, the design and fashion academy, but also trendy eateries and the Euroscoop. You can also visit the C-mine expedition. A unique (interactive) experience course in the Winterslag mine buildings through underground corridors and ending on the 60-meter-high shaft with a phenomenal view of the region.

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  • Connecterra, panorama gate of Hoge Kempen National Park

    From the hotel you walk in the nearby National Park Hoge Kempen by entering throug your favourite and nearest entrance gate. There are plenty of activities and you can enjoy a surprising landscape of 'mountains and lakes' with high peaks and spectacular panoramas.

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  • Karting Genk

    Experience a sensational day at Karting Genk, where sport, fun and adrenaline complement each other perfectly! Whether you come with family, friends or colleagues. From a length of 1m25, you can fully enjoy the beautiful outdoor circuit of 550m. Dangerous? No! Karting Genk stands for "Safety first".

    When it rains you get a rain suit and often it is even more fun! After or between karting you can catch your breath in our brasserie" A La Kart ". Enjoy a well-deserved refreshing drink and a tasty snack with a view over the famous circuit.

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  • Kattevennen

    ‘Kattevennen’ is the gateway of the MACROKOSMOS with the Cosmodrome as the most striking landmark. Besides stargazing, you can also indulge in hiking, cycling, mountain biking, horse-riding, playing mini-golf and letting off steam in the playground.

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  • Kickcity

    Kickcity is a brand-new initiative with one goal... to have fun! With your friends, with colleagues for team building, or for an unforgettable bachelor(ette) party... Kickcity is the place for you!

    Be surprised by the latest VR Games and play against or with each other, or even against teams all over the world. Do you prefer the real world? Then you play indoors or outdoors, the choice is yours.

    Clay pigeon shooting, ax throwing, bubble foot and even human table football, it's all possible at Kickcity.

    Kickcity is new, but the team has years of experience with both indoor and outdoor activities at home and abroad. Let's play the game!

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  • KRC Genk

    Take a stadium tour through Goalmine or visit a match of KRC Genk.

    At a stadium tour you get a look behind the scenes of this new stadium and a guide answers all your questions. You can see the dugouts, the press room, the lounges, the lodges, the visitors' field, the youth grounds and much more! Discover the Luminus Arena soon!

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  • Maastricht

    Maastricht: a multifaceted city that has elevated Burgundian life to culture. The many restaurants, cafés and terraces (mostly heated) create a cozy atmosphere. And whether you like shopping or want to enjoy the rich history of the city, welcome to Maastricht. Be sure to skip the old Maas bridge to the cozy Wyck.

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  • Open Air Museum Bokrijk & the Sixties

    The Bokrijk Open Air Museum takes you back to the past. For example to the square where the church bells are ringing, the pastor practices his thunder speech, the mushroom patrols and the farmer and peasant woman work on the farm. You are introduced to long-forgotten Flemish crafts. Did you experience the 60's and do you miss them? Or did you miss this period and would you like to experience it? In Bokrijk, 'the Sixties' comes back to life in a brand new museum area!

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Public parking
It is possible to park in the vicinity of the hotel (paid parking).

Private parking
Parking is available in our private car park for €9 per night/per car. Did you book through our own website or by telephone? Then you only pay only €7.50 per night/per car. Parking space cannot be reserved.

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Corona safety

Our reception is closed due to Covid-19. This way we limit contact and the risk of contamination. If you book a room in Hotel ECU, you will receive an email or WhatsApp on the day of arrival with your room key and the key of the entrance door. The key card is valid from 2 pm and works until 11 am on the day of departure.

On departure it is not necessary to check out, you can just leave the hotel and your credit card will be used for the costs incurred. You will then receive the invoice by email. If you would like to receive company details, you can pass this on via email or WhatsApp. It is not possible to pay on the spot. Cash is also not accepted in times of Corona.

If you do not have a smartphone, it is important that you inform us about this at least 24 hours in advance.
If you wish to arrive earlier and wish to use the room earlier, we would also like to receive this request 24 hours in advance. We will do our very best for you.

The minibars in the room are not filled now. If you wish to order something, you can always notify us by telephone, email or via WhatsApp. This also applies if you need help on the spot.