I took my Fiance on a surprise trip to Antwerp to buy our engagement ring. After LOTS of TripAdvisor and other internet research I decided to go with the Leopold Hotel. The reviews were largely full of praise and the website and staff (upon reservation) seemed friendly and professional.
However, i was a little disappointed when i arrived with the hotel. The reception and lobby area don't create much of a welcoming atmosphere and both of the receptionists upon arrival seemed tired and uninterested in welcoming us to the hotel warmly.
One lift was out of order while the other screeched the most annoying screech every time the jarred door opened and closed-not a great start!
We arrived to our floor to be met with the 1980's finest decor which gave me a fair bit of anxiety wondering what the room would be like. I had booked (and paid a premium for) the deluxe park view room. Thankfully, the room was fine and clean and warm. The bathroom was a little bit underwhelming but the room and view were quite pleasant.
Location of the hotel is ideal for browsing the diamond district and is just 700m (5 minute walk) from central station. We walked a few times up to the old city and this is a pleasant 15-20 minute walk.
I wouldn't say I was unhappy with the hotel but having had high expectations based on other travelers reviews i was a little disappointed the hotel didn't "wow" my fiance like i had hoped.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Leopold Hotel Antwerp(former Carlton Hotel) has undergone a complete refurbishment and metamorphosis in 2009. Our 127 fully renovated guest rooms offer high quality Hypnos beds with a minimum size of 180 cm. The spacious rooms are decorated in hip, yet warm colour schemes, including I-Pod docking station and free Wifi. Leopold Hotel Antwerp is a contemporary 4 star hotel offering friendly and flexible service, all day food & drinks in a loungy atmosphere. The Leopold is all you may expect from a city centre boutique hotel. It's smart and sophisticated yet fun and just that little bit quirky ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Antwerp Leopold Hotel