Excellent location in quiet street minutes from the main square.
Staff were extremely helpful both prior to the visit (email), on arrival and throughout the stay. All evening meals were arranged and booked via the hotel staff and all were excellent. Best restaurant was the Aurelia - go there before they retire as you will not be disappointed.
We stayed in room 6 on the second floor. Compact but fine, very clean, great shower and comfortable beds/pillows.Fridge and safe present. No real view.
Minor Quibbles? The room was rather warm at the start of our stay but stabilised with time. Please provide larger bath towels!!! Our flatscreen TV had a single vertical pink stripe, no big deal
No lift, but to be expected in period building
Cannot comment on the optional breakfast as we ate out in small cafes.
The hotel is modern in style with a minimalist look
Overall I would certainly recommend this hotel for its location and staff as the primary reason.
I read the "OK" review by BlueJay and would say they were unlucky with there room. There was a step up to our bathroom but no problem if you leave the subdued blue lighting on in the bathroom. Not the largest we have ever had but in very good condition. As to price, we paid £100 per room in the centre of the historic district during Christmas market weekend. I think this is pretty good.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the peaceful Haarstraat this unique hotel has the best location in Antwerp only some footsteps away from - the famous Grand Place with its stunning town hall - the Antwerp Cathedral - the River Scheldt, ... Right in the very middle of the heart of downtown Antwerp, home of Fashion, home of Diamonds, home of Culture, Port of Antwerp City by the water A short walk to the Grand Place, the Fashion Museum, the Rubens House, the MAS, ... . Only 500 meters from the Central Station, 6 km from Antwerp Airport Please take into account we have no elevator in this historical building ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Matelote Hotel Antwerp