Hotel Karmel is based in a former monastery of Carmelite Nuns at the Great Market Place in Herentals. The monastery was established in 1921 and was in service for almost 100 years. In July 2006, after Sister Marie-Jeanne’s passing, the two remaining Carmelite Nuns, Teresa and Bernadette, decided to go to the Carmel of Moerkerke. We thought this was the perfect opportunity to continue their charitable work in the form of hotel rooms.
Since 2010, the former monastery of Carmelite Nuns is run by the Rastelli family, who renovated it and turned it into a modern four-star hotel while preserving the original elements. The Rastelli family has a lot of experience (decades of it) through their hotels in Diest, Lier, Heist-op-den-Berg and Tervuren, so a hospitable and well cared-for stay at Hotel Karmel is always assured.
Hotel Karmel offers its guests a spa experience and wellness concept in the historical scenery of the former monastery. Enjoy our heated indoor swimming pool, unwind in our luxurious sauna or relaxing hammam. Want something a little more exerting? Our guests can use our qualitative fitness gear for free.
Sauna & Hammam
Private Parking Lot