Why book with us?


Nice trip in a lovely setting



Less is more! The Ecu city hotel has everything you expect from a good hotel. A good breakfast, sauna and shops around the corner. Step outside the box and come stay with us!


The rooms are available from 14 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.

The reception is open daily from 7 am to 11 pm.

Family room

from € 80.00 Book now

Single room

from € 60.00 Book now

Deluxe room

from € 80.00 Book now

Comfort room

from € 60.00 Book now


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: 06:30 - 10:00
Saturday: 07:00 - 10:00
Sunday: 07:00 - 11:00

€15 per person

Let's meet

The meeting room at Hotel Ecu has all the facilities you need such as a projector, flipchart and pens.

Free quotation

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



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. 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


Europalaan 38
3600 Genk

T. + 32 (0)89 32 29 22

Opening hours

  • Monday 10.00 - 19.00
  • Tuesday 10.00 - 19.00
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday 10.00 - 19.00
  • Friday 10.00 - 19.00
  • Saturday 10.00 - 19.00
  • Sunday 10.00 - 17.00


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).

Bokrijk Open Air Museum and the Sixties

The Bokrijk Open Air Museum will take you back to the past. For example, to a Haspengouws square where the church bells ring, the priest preaches his sermon, the constable patrols as well as the farmer and his wife working on the farm. You'll become acquainted with long forgotten Flemish crafts. Did you experience the 60's and do you miss them? Or did you miss out on this period and would you like to experience them? In Bokrijk, 'the Sixties' come back to life in a brand new museum section!

Hoge Kempen National Park Kattevennen

Kattevennen is one of the five gateways to this great nature park. Kattevennen is the gateway to the MACROCOSM with the Cosmodrome as most prominent landmark. As well as stargazing, you can enjoy hiking, cycling, mountain biking, horseback riding, skiing, mini golf and romping around the playground.µ


Today, the renovated mine buildings of C-mine are home to several designers and artists such as the ceramic artist Piet Stockmans. You’ll also find the fashion and design academy, trendy eateries and the Euroscoop movie theatre there.

Why not visit the C-mine expedition while you’re there? It’s a unique and interactive experience going through the underground passages of the Winterslag mine buildings. At the end of the expedition, you’ll stand at the top of the 60m mine shaft with a spectacular view over the region.

Maasmechelen Village Outlet Shopping

With around 100 luxury brand stores, Maasmechelen Village Outlet Shopping is the largest shopping street in Limburg. Here, you will find the most famous international fashion brands at great discounts. Tip: You can also shop with a professional stylist.

Terhills Cablepark

Terhills Cablepark is famous for waterskiing and wakeboarding, which is suitable for young and old. Here, 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 which are suitable for beginners.

Karting Genk

Enjoy a sensational day at Karting Genk, where sport, fun and adrenaline complete each other perfectly! Whether you come with family, friends or colleagues, from a height of 1m25, you can let yourself completely go at our beautiful outdoor track of 550 meters.Dangerous? Not at all! At karting Genk we place “Safety First”.

When it rains, you get a rain suite which often makes it even more fun! After or in between your karting sessions you can relax in our bistro “A La Kart”. Enjoy a well-earned drink and a tasty snack with a lovely view over the famous race-track, where even Michael Schumacher comes to Genk for.

Bilzen Mysteries

Bilzen Mysteries is located at The Grand Commandery Alden Biesen. You can discover this brand new attraction after sundown.With a tablet in your hand and headphones on your ears, you make an unprecedented multimedia journey through 800 years of history of the Teutonic Order.

From the Brethren Knights on crusade, over dancing nymphs in the romantic Temple of Minerva, to a devastating fire... Immerse yourself in the enchanting scenery of Alden Biesen and a fascinating story based on true events.

A virtual guide will show you the way. This guide is the Lord Biesen (interpreted by famous actor Jan Decleir). Duration of the attraction: aprox. 70 minutes.

Opening times
From sunset to midnight (last admission at 11 pm), during the summer months until 1 am (last admission at midnight).

Opening days
During (Belgian) holiday periods: daily
Outside (Belgian) holiday periods: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday



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.


Europalaan 46, B-3600 Genk
T. +32 (0)89 36 42 44 | F. +32 89 36 42 50

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All differently. Different Hotels has 11 hotels and a B&B scattered throughout Limburg. All with their own character, their own approach... All different. Every hotel of the group spoils you in its own typical way. Nothing is the same. Or maybe: the desire to make something special out of your stay. Therefore, choose a hotel where you feel at home. That fits your lifestyle. In an environment that appeals to you. Different Hotels does the rest. Welcome to Limburg. Welcome to Different Hotels.