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“Nice hotel but mini-room”
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Banks Hotel
Ranked #31 of 74 Hotels in Antwerp
Reviewed 27 February 2012

After checking in we received a complimentary glass of cava. This was nice, but we had to take it immediately as the bar would close at 8pm (on a Saturday!). We enjoyed our cava in the bar next to the fireplace (which was really nice).

The size of the room was what you'd expect in New York or London, but not in Antwerp. Very tiny, and also kind of unpleasant (so make sure you don't book the smallest room - we had no choice as we used a "Bongo" voucher).

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 December 2011

Nice hotel, a free aperitif is served all the afternoon with drinks and appetizers, free coffee always available. Rooms are not so big and are very basic. Reception closes early so you have to arrive in time for the check-in. I didn't have problem to park in the street on Saturday afternoon. It's a good address for a city trip.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 December 2011

We love Antwerp, it is a beautiful city. Hotel Banks is right in the centre, but this is all the positive we can mention. Small rooms and bad service behind the counter. Extremely rude. We specifically asked for a room with a bad, but didn't got that. Not a hotel I would like to recommend.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 November 2011

Had to stay there on business because all other hotels were booked in town.
Very strange hotel. Had to pay all nights in full in advance. One single very slow and small elevator. Front desk is a little stand offish.
All staff is gone at 8 pm - which makes me wonder what happens if you lose your pass afterhours.
The hotel has some charm and could be so much nicer - provided the service was improved.
Best thing is the location; in the heart of Antwerp, walking distance to everything.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 17 November 2011

I stayed in this hotel for one night.

The staff at the reception was very helpful. But my room was really not what i expected. Very basic and small room which was very cold (unheated) when i arrived. The small electric heater in the room couldn't warm-up the room , even not after 8 hours. The floor and the ceiling were unfinished (concrete), and the bathroom was separated by a small wall of glass from the bedroom. towels didn't smell good.The bed was ok and the room was quiet! Location is very good.

I would definitely rate this hotel as a 3 star hotel instead of 4.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled on business
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Thank AxelSegers
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Reviewed 16 November 2011

Very nice European experience. Nice staff, fantastic room, amazing breakfast service... We wanted to stay another night but they were booked. Definitely a memorable time!

  • Stayed: November 2011
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Reviewed 5 November 2011

The location is ok in the centre of Antwerp! The rooms are a bit bare, but it has all the necessities. Bed and breakfast are good, breakfast and afternoon drinks are presented in an original way.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Banks Hotel

Address: Steenhouwersvest 55, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
Region: Belgium > Flanders > Antwerp Province > Antwerp
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#17 Luxury Hotel in Antwerp
Price Range: £77 - £122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Banks Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 68
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
BANKS, a wonderful hotel where you can find a Daytime Café and a Lazy Lounge. Located right in the middle of the most fashionable area in town. You will be charmed by the original and modern look of its interior design. Wood, glass and concrete were melted together to enhance a harmonious mix of design and tradition. The furniture has been selected with the utmost care and is completed by their owners creations. A display of exhibitions by young artists decorate the walls. The result is fresh, bright and invigorating. Lounge next to the open fire place or a stroll straight into town? Always feel welcome at BANKS! ... more   less 
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