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“Utilitarian”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Antwerp City Hotel

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Antwerp City Hotel
Ranked #20 of 71 Hotels in Antwerp
Wiltshire
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27 reviews
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“Utilitarian”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2013 via mobile

Very difficult to locate even using a sat nav as lots one way streets!
Receptionist guy pleasant. Free WiFi. Large room, small bathroom, twin, comfy beds with single down filled duvets,
Few bathroom amenities, bring your own. There's a kettle and two small coffee cups, no fridge or mini bar, no glasses but two small plastic ones. A huge tv with good channel selection.
Breakfast is basic and help your self, not much to say there. Housekeeping work limited hours and if you require anything after they have left there is no one that can help. We asked the receptionist for tissues & glasses, non arrived.
This is a very basic hotel and very good if location is your priority & you are spending little time in it as its rather like a lower standard premier inn.
Room 210 was facing gloomy run down buildings & a not at all nice balcony that I presume smokers use. The entire hotel has a peculiar nasty smell, sort of stale cigarette smoke like.
I wouldn't return here as its just too basic for me but would reccomend to business men who need a no frills bed and breakfast and have a budget to adhere to.

Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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Different H, Guest Relations Manager at Antwerp City Hotel, responded to this review, 23 April 2013
Dear Sir / Madam,

Thank you for your feedback on Tripadvisor.
Your comments are helpful to us for monitoring and improving the quality of our hotel services.

Although some of your observations lie beyond the management’s control (gloomy run down buildings facing the hotel), all your other remarks will be picked up and actioned as soon as possible. It is unfortunate that not all guests respect the no-smoking policy and this is something that needs our constant attention as well.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2013

The hotel is in great location, just near the beautiful railway station. So it's good if travelling by train. The equippment was modern, room was very clean so there was nothing to complain about. There was no possibility to eat breakfast if you leave early in the morning. Very good quality for money that we've paid.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Different H, Guest Relations Manager at Antwerp City Hotel, responded to this review, 18 January 2013
Thank you for your excellent review about your stay in the Antwerp City Center Hotel!

We were delighted to read you enjoyed your room and was pleased about the location.
We do look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2012

I stayed for 9 nights while attending a week-long conference in Antwerp, mixed with some sightseeing.

Pros:
- Good location near Central Station. Most of the main tourist sights are within a short walk or tram ride away.
- Large, spacious rooms.
- Helpful, friendly staff. Reception helped me check in early.
- Good breakfast buffet included.
- Free wi-fi internet access with good signal strength and speed.
- Large flat-screen TV with good variety of international channels. I was surprised to see even CCTV (the Chinese network) on there!

Cons:
- The soundproofing to the outdoors seems to be inadequate. I got woken up a few times in the middle of the night due to some commotion outside. If you're a light sleeper, you may want to bring earplugs.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Jeffrey M
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Different H, Guest Relations Manager at Antwerp City Hotel, responded to this review, 2 January 2013
Thank you for your excellent review about your recent stay in the Antwerp City Center Hotel!

We were delighted to read you enjoyed your room and our facilities while you were pleased about our staff. We hope you enjoyed your conference too.

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Louisiana, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2012

We had a good stay at this hotel. We were welcomed by Tom, who went out of his way to may us welcomed. we stayed 4 days and were pleased with our stay.
The hotel was remodeled nicely but not upscale.
The breakfast was a disappointment but adequate...
It was a little hard to find??

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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Thank Richardmelan
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Different H, Guest Relations Manager at Antwerp City Hotel, responded to this review, 14 December 2012
Thank you for your excellent review about your stay in the Antwerp City Center Hotel!

We were delighted to read you enjoyed your room and was pleased about our staff.
We do look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2012

We were six days here.

Pros:
The room is really big.
The beds are comfortable.
The location is great, near everything.
The staff, (many thanks, Shelley) very attentive and corteous.
Free Wi-Fi.
It has a good breakfast included in the price.
Facilities for preparing hot beverages. Microwave and fridge, though no dishes nor cutlery. We sometimes bought in the supermarket to eat in the hotel.
The TV channels have the best variety I saw in a hotel.

Cons:
The room was never done before noon, sometimes 3 p.m., and very superficially.
From the second floor we could hear the noises in the street. If you are a light sleeper, ask for an upper floor.
We had to pay the entire stay when we checked in. I paid without problem but I consider the clients should be noticed before about this.

In brief, if I return to Antwerp I´ll choose this hotel, hoping they improve the cleaning level.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Lidia F
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Different H, Guest Relations Manager at Antwerp City Hotel, responded to this review, 14 December 2012
Thank you for your recent review of the Antwerp City Center Hotel.

Delighted to read that you had an enjoyable time. Thank you for the feedback in relation to the cleanliness. This helps us to continuously monitor the quality of our product and improve where necessary. It makes us aware of problems which have slipped our own inspections

We are looking forward to welcome you again in Antwerp.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2012

The receptionist was very polite and nice. Our room was quite big and nice (but not those pretty ones you see in the pictures!). There was no toilet paper when we arrived but we requested one and it was promptly delivered.

Cleaning was pretty good overall. And the beds are very comfortable. It is in a very good location close to an underground station and to the Central Station. Within walkable distance to the main attractions.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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Different H, Guest Relations Manager at Antwerp City Hotel, responded to this review, 23 November 2012
Thank you for posting your comment on TripAdvisor.

We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback regarding your recent stay with us earlier this month. We are glad to hear that our services and facilities could meet your expectations.
We do look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2012

Great value for money. Situated a few minutes' walk from the rail station and just off the main shopping thoroughfare. Public car park next door. Unlike other reviewers, we found the room spotless. Large flat screen TV, spacious stylish room and huge shower. Helpful reception. Good local pub across the road.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Different H, Guest Relations Manager at Antwerp City Hotel, responded to this review, 23 November 2012
Thank you for your excellent review about your stay in the Antwerp City Center Hotel!

We were delighted to read you enjoyed your room, were pleased about our staff and loved the location of the hotel.

We do look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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Additional Information about Antwerp City Hotel

Property: Antwerp City Hotel
Address: Appelmansstraat 31 | 2018 Antwerpen, Antwerp 2018, Belgium (Formerly Mondo Empire Hotel)
Region: Belgium > Flanders > Antwerp Province > Antwerp
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 71 Hotels in Antwerp
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Antwerp City Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Antwerp City Hotel: In the heart of Antwerp's diamond district you will find the Antwerp City Hotel. A mere stone's throw away from the Meir, train station and Antwerp's diamond exchange, this hotel truly does have a dynamic location, which is ideal for those guests wishing to combine business with pleasure. Sleep: All 70 rooms are very spacious and equipped with free wireless Internet. Each room has air-conditioning, a 47 inch flat screen TV with international satellite channels, a safe and coffee and tea making facilities. Breakfast & dinner: The extensive breakfast buffet is served in the hip and colorful breakfast room. To have lunch or dinner you can visit one of the many restaurants in the city. Meetings: Antwerp City Center Hotel has two boardrooms for 10-15 persons. Both meeting rooms are equipped with direct day light, air conditioning and free wireless Internet. Antwerp: The Antwerp City Hotel is located in the diamond district with many tourist attractions such as the Town Square, the Cathedral of Our Lady, the Antwerp Zoo, the Rubens House and the Fashion Museum, all of which are within walking distance. The MAS(in Dutch "Museum aan de Stroom") and the Red Star Line museum are located 15 minutes by bus. Shopaholics must visit the famous Antwerp shopping street "Meir". For more information about the surroundings of Antwerp. ... more   less 
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