Martin’s Rentmeesterij is situated 150m of a heritage site: the Grand Commandery of Alden Biesen. An exclusive immersion in culture and gastronomy which combined with relaxation makes your stay memorable.
The hotel − created in the Commandery’s 13th-century estate agent’s house − is augmented by a contemporary wing that plays on the contrasts between the strength of the past and the purity of more recent developments. With its 69 guest rooms and 3 junior suites (in the historical part), AKKO restaurant and pleasant terrace, bar and meeting and banquet facilities, it lends itself particularly well to holidays, business events, receptions and wedding dinners. The hotel also has a wellness area with pool and with a look out onto a pleasant courtyard and extensive wooded gardens.
All of the rooms at Martin’s Rentmeesterij are decorated with warm colors and luxurious textiles. They feature a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a minibar and a modern bathroom. You can choose between rooms with a rain shower or bath. The suites are located in the historical residence where you will find many authentic elements. Breakfast is served every day in the restaurant with a view on the orchard and prairie garden. Even in the winter you can see the castle of Alden Biesen, from the restaurant.
We invite you to embark upon a culinary journey in a thoroughly modern setting, with a historical link just around the corner, under the careful guidance of our team of enthusiastic staff. Restaurant AKKO owes its name to the founders of the Alden Biesen realm, namely, the Teutonic Order.
This Order organised numerous crusades to the promised land of Israel and, more specifically, the holy city of Jerusalem which invariably meant passing through the city of Akko. Following a number of failed crusades, the Teutonic Order decided to capture Akko. The Order subsequently set up a field hospital there for crusaders passing through the city during the third crusade (1189-1192), providing them with welcome shelter and enabling them to regain their strength before continuing the journey to the Holy City of Jerusalem.
With its 3 treatment rooms, swimming pool, a sauna and a hammam, an indoor and outdoor relaxation area with a view on the gardens, our spa has many attractions to tempt you with… Discover the exclusive Martin’s Signature treatments, and a wide variety of body treatments, massages and face care treatments enhanced with products from well-known brands, such as Cinq Mondes and Reveel,
Martin’s Rentmeesterij is a tourist attraction in its own right. The Commandery of Alden Biesen was built between the 13th and the 18th centuries by the Teutonic Knights − a German Hospitaller brotherhood, which later became a military order. The site has since been beautifully restored and converted into a cultural, tourist and conference centre. It was listed in 2000. The Castle and its various infrastructures are all accessible from Martin’s Rentmeesterij, via a pleasant walk through the estate’s gardens.
The region around the site is also bursting with activities. First of all, for nature lovers, with its natural parks, orchards and bike paths that invite discovery on two wheels. The town of Bilzen also delights shoppers (Maasmechelen Village is nearby) and lovers of fine food, culture and history.
Martin’s Rentmeesterij is just 10 minutes from Maastricht, and less than 30 minutes from Liège, Tongeren and Hasselt. It is also very easy to reach from Cologne, Bonn, Dusseldorf and Eindhoven (1.5 hours by car).