Sint-Truiden, Limburg, Belgium
Kasteel van Ordingen
Review by Mila
Written on 22-12-2023
Luxury castle hotel with spa and gourmet restaurant, just across the border in Belgium
The five-star hotel Kasteel van Ordingen (Ordingen Castle) is an icon in the Belgian city of Sint Truiden. The medieval building oozes class and history, but also embodies a homely atmosphere. Add this luxurious and unique House of Hideaways accommodation to your shortlist and have a regal overnight stay with your loved one!
A holiday in the chic Kasteel van Ordingen, part of Relais & Chateaux, is pure indulgence. Host Egide Cordie, who gained his experience as maître in the Royal Palace and the Egmont Palace, will personally ensure that you will not lack anything. Moreover, there is 24/7 room service available, you can join every morning for a mouth-watering breakfast buffet with homemade cakes and local delicacies, and there is a wellness center with a fitness room that you are free to use.
In addition, the luxurious castle hotel has 34 beautiful rooms, suites and apartments that have been expertly decorated by master decorator Pieter Porters. They exude a grandeur and have an old-fashioned charm, but with all modern conveniences. For instance, there is a rain shower, a flat screen, a well-stocked minibar with fantastic wines and a large bed with ultra-soft bed linen. In short, everything you need for a very comfortable stay.
Relais & Chateaux
Relais & Châteaux hotels all have one thing in common: the unique gastronomic experience. Culinary connoisseurs can indulge in Michelinstar restaurant Aurum, where star chef Gary Kirchens commands. At a perfectly set table, in a room that feels like a royal dining room, or outside in beautiful weather on the terrace, you can enjoy tasty dishes that look like works of art and are mainly prepared with local and seasonal ingredients. End your culinary experience with an overnight stay in one of the luxurious castle rooms.
Discover the Belgian region of Haspengouw
Although you can entertain yourself on the estate surroundings of this fairy-tale castle, it is definitely worth exploring the nearby area. Ordingen Castle is located in the beautiful Haspengouw and is the perfect base for various walking and cycling tours. Consider the blossom route to Bokrijk and witness the most stunning blossom trees pass by during the season, or visit Bosland, where you can enjoy beautiful panoramic views. You can also visit the Limburg wine domains. There are various packages available that include taxi and guided tours. A must do!
A 21-year renovation
Setback after setback: it took a whopping 21 years before the doors opened to a beautifully and meticulously finished Castle of Ordingen. During this time-consuming and special process, the owners, the Sleurs family, collaborated with master decorator Pieter Porters. He expertly honored the history of the building, with a special eye for the smallest details!
Stay like royalty
Ordingen Castle has 34 suites, rooms, and apartments spread across three buildings. 22 rooms in the central castle complex, 11 in the adjoining commander's residence. And then there's a charming bridal suite. The suites and rooms in the castle complex are all tastefully decorated by the world-renowned master decorator, Pieter Porters, who expressed his sense of style but with respect for the history of the property.
Dining at star level
Star chef Gary Kirchens, who has gained worldwide experience in the most exclusive top establishments of 2- and 3-star level, ensures a gastronomic experience in the restaurant and a creative interpretation of the menu. Simplicity and deep flavors are central at restaurant Aurum, which was awarded one Michelin star in 2022. In addition, he primarily works with seasonal and local ingredients. You can also visit Bistro Richard to taste delicious classics.
Relax, refresh and rejuvenate
To rebalance body and mind, or as a treat after an active day in Haspengouw, you can drift off to the spa of Kasteel van Ordingen. Here you will find an infrared and Finnish sauna, a Turkish steam bath, a relaxation area, and a beauty corner, where advanced treatments are offered.
Ordingen Castle is located in Sint-Truiden, in Limburg, Belgium. It is located in the middle of the Haspengouw nature reserve and less than an hour's drive from Brussels, Maastricht and Liège.
Important to know
Check-in: Available from 15:00
Check-out: Available until 11:00
- Free WiFi
- Free parking
- Pets are not allowed
- Spa & Wellness
- Family rooms
- Bathroom with bath