The location of the Radisson Blu Astrid is very central as most other reviews have already indicated, but what distinguished it for me (other than I had a very good price so I must judge it accordingly), was the view from the restaurant to the central station, which is majestic, and the service. The staff was truly friendly. The room is typical Radisson, meaning comfortable and clean and the amenities were fine. It was clam. Wifi worked very well and the breakfast was really good!
I would like to thank the staff at the restaurant for actually getting out of their way to provide appropriate food to one of our party members, who was not feeling well. They also showed a LOT of restraint with a (large) group of children accompanying their families to a congress taking place in the hotel. I would personally would have not stood the mess they made, but they were very professional in the way that they handled the kids.
There is always room for improvement obviously and in any hotel, so in this case, I would say the information available about public transportation could be much better: the information I got from the front desk on the buses and the metro was not precise. Yes, there is a tube station RIGHT next door, but in case you are unable to take a very long staircase down, or are accompanied by a reduced mobility person, you would not know what to do since no signs are available.
The pool is relaxing and so are the sauna and steam rooms, although they are a little small, but perfect for the end of day relaxation session. The gym was alright too.
I would stay there again if in Antwerp!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel, located right across Antwerp's Central Station (direct Thalys trains Paris - Amsterdam), offers 247 rooms and 18 meeting rooms. Broadband WiFi (100 Mb) free of charge in the hotel. Underground parking available. A Direct train will take you from Brussels Airport to Antwerp Central Station in 34 minutes. The city offers a mixture of magnificent architecture,fashionable shops, pubs and clubs, dazzling monuments and restaurants with superb Belgian and multicultural food. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel, Antwerp Hotel Antwerp
- Park Plaza Antwerp