I had never been to Antwerp before and wasn't sure what to expect. I knew it was small and had a medieval centre with a lovely cathedral, surrounded by bars and restaurants. The hotel, De Witte Lelie, which I found on Trip Advisor was utterly gorgeous. The breakfast room, the outdoor courtyard with fountain, the quirky decor in the living spaces and the bar, to my room itself was a complete delight. The outside is that of a grand house in a small, narrow cobbled street. Inside the giant chandelier and old meets new decor was perfect. The immediate feeling of calm you get percolates through the entire hotel. Laid back, beautiful and informal but still glamorous. It's a hard trick to pull off but here it works completely. I booked the Presidential Suite and all my dreams came true. The enormous living room with three giant windows, rose velvet sofa, enormous chandelier and marble fireplace was adorned with orchids and jars of toffees and sweets! My heavenly bedroom fused pure gold wallpaper with a gold and white bedspread with fuscia pink soft furnishings. An enormous white marble bathroom with excellent bath and shower, two flat screen televisions and a mini bar with free juices and fresh coffee machine made the offer complete. I needed to work and had a deadline to meet. So, rather than stay upstairs I took advantage of the free wifi throughout the hotel and set myself up at a table in the courtyard. Charlotte who checked me in, looked after me with glasses of apple juice and pistachio nuts, extension leads for my laptop and even lent me her calculator for two days! Breakfast was a variety of fresh, cooked to order dishes or continental breakfast or fresh cheese and ham or sweet pastries. Curiously candlelit, which was unusual but worked, the open plan kitchen with its lime-washed beams really gave you a lovely start to the day. Relaxed, friendly, smiling staff are a real asset to this hotel. I was really well looked after throughout and when my colleague joined me the next day, a restaurant was found, taxis ordered and information provided instantly. A really good, well run hotel that I would definitely return to. Oh and while there's no restaurant for lunch or dinner, they have an extensive take-away menu and will set you up a table in the courtyard or up in your room or in a lounge complete with white linen and glasses. Fabulous!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Surround yourself with a beguiling mix of style and character at Hotel De Witte Lelie, an eye-catching trio of 17th-century gabled white buildings in the center of Antwerp. With just 10 suites, a beautiful floral courtyard, two delightful sitting rooms with an open fire, the very intimate Bronze Bar, this is a contemporary urban haven with a chic yet homely feel. Hotel De Witte Lelie is a proud member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World since 2008. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- De Witte Lelie Antwerp
- De Witte Lelie Hotel Antwerp