We stayed here with two other couples and had a wonderful time.
The hotel has a convenient underground car park, with an entrance straight into the hotel lobby. The Tomtom took us straight to the Groenplaats entrance without a hitch. Look it up on Google Streetview first, so you get an idea of what to look out for.
It was raining really heavily on one of the days, but it was possible to get from the hotel to the diamond district (via the metro to Central Station) from the car park, without even getting wet! Luckily, at the other end the sun had come out again. Just in time to buy a lovely wedding ring from 'Geussens' jewellers, run by a very nice Belgium couple. Much better quality and a lot more trustworthy than the shops around the station. Sorry guys, but the amount of money you were knocking off every time we stepped towards the door was making me suspicious of what the real value was.
Anyway, back to the hotel.
We had room 468 which (for a business room) was pretty much the norm for a deluxe double. Very spacious and nicely decorated. A pleasant surprise to have tea & coffee facilities as well. Everything that we needed was in the room, including complimentary mineral water. The bed was a 'king', but was about a foot wider than our own kingsize at home and was so comfortable, it was far too easy to oversleep!
We didn't really explore much of the hotel, apart from the bar and restaurant, of which both were very pleasant and staff made us feel right at home.
The staff at breakfast each day were very polite (Dutch guy, Rory) and the selection of food was to die for. I could have had everything on offer, but I'd have also gained several pounds if I had!
All in all, the hotel is in a lovely location, probably the best place to be and if I was to return, I would definitely stay here again.
My only slight niggle was that I did ask (well in advance) for a room overlooking the main square, but was given one looking into an office instead. Then again, we weren't in the room enough to worry about it at the end of the day, so can't really complain.
Looking around the area and reading other valued Trip Advisor reviewers comments, I wouldn't stay anywhere else. Loved it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Awarded the 2012 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, the Hilton Antwerp Old Town is an elegant hotel housed in an historic building of architectural importance, in the most central, prime location of any hotel in Antwerp, right on the Groenplaats Square. This luxurious hotel is within walking distance of the finest shopping the city has to offer, the best museums are a brief walk away including the fantastic new MAS, nightlife and fine dining all within 5 minutes walk of the hotel. Hotel facilities include the largest guest rooms in Antwerp with marbled bathrooms (with separate stall showers), Flat Screen TV's, minibar, coffee/tea making facilities, wifi throughout (at a fee), and for those needing that added bit of luxury, the Hilton Antwerp Old Town has the only true Executive Floor concept in Antwerp, with a classically elegant lounge and an exclusive outdoor terrace. For families, the hotel offers family rooms and family suites for up to 4 Guests. The new restaurant of the hotel "Brasserie Flo Antwerp", opened since July 2014, brings you the delights of a world-class brasserie on the Groenplaats. It is opened all day long from breakfast to dinner. This new Brasserie, combining stylish decor with inspired food and skillful, dedicated service, offers authentic French-Belgian cuisine using nothing but the freshest and finest products. The seafood counter brings the variety of this fabulous food from an abundant plateau fruits de mer to lobster dishes. Pass by the Bar and be surprised tasting some local beers or home-made cocktails. For meetings and galas, the Hilton Antwerp Old Town houses the elegant Belle Epoque Ballroom, the largest hotel ballroom in Belgium along with 11 other flexible and functional meeting rooms. Additionally, the hotel offers a 24 hour rooms service and renovated Lobby Lounge to take a coffee or savor the signature Royal Sinjoor High-Tea. There is a public Parking Garage on Groenplaats with direct lift access to the hotel lobby (via -1st floor of the parking). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Antwerp
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