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“Caracter Suite - Kaai 11”
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Kaai 11
Ranked #36 of 112 Antwerp B&B and Inns
Reviewed 10 September 2013

We have visited the Caracter Suite at Kaai 11.

At kaai 11 there are 4 rooms (sizes are just indicative)
- Cozy Room: level 0: size: "small"
- Caracter Suite: level 1: size: "medium"
- Loft Suite: level 2: size: "medium"
- Penthouse Suite: level 3: size: "large"

The Caracter Suite was a pleasant surprise, it's very cozy and clean.
The personel of Kaai 11 welcomed us armly. The bed was great with enought pillows and a great blanket.

I would recommend this one to anyone who is interested.

Room Tip: From the second and/or third floor you might have the best view on the water
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

I love coming back to this hotel, time and time again. It feels so intimate, there are only 3 apartments in the buildings, so it is therefore quiet as well. All the apartments are spacious and definitely make me feel like home. The location is also great, right across from a large free parking on the quay, and within walking distance from the shopping areas, touristic objectives and restaurants. The apartment I chose had these big doors that could be closed and separate the bedroom from the rest of the apartment. I loved how quiet that made the bedroom, even in mid day, with all the traffic outside. The breakfast was also nice and delivered each morning in a weaved basket. There is no way I'd ever again consider staying at a chain hotel in Antwerp, where the atmosphere is impersonal and more often than not too business-like.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 June 2013

The hotel is very nice, we have stayed in the Loft Suite it is excellent, very different experience as before I arrived and I received a message with 2 pin numbers for the building door and for the room door (I kind liked the idea), the view was really nice and the location is good.

The women who works at the reception/house keeping (for 2 hours a day) is rude and annoying. Seriously it was very disappointing to meet such person in such nice place and there is no elevator in case you have a heavy bag like mine you will face a problem if you are staying in the 3rd or 4th floor.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank nasharahmed
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Reviewed 6 June 2013

Definitely one of my favorites, I really don't have anything bad to say about this place!! I just loved it! I felt in love with the decoration, and the privacy that you get there is just perfect! The location is very good, just a few steps from the center! and you can enjoy a lot of little boutiques in your way!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Thank LorraineBQ
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Reviewed 10 April 2013

Very nice rooms, great beds, very nice people, allmost everything in town is in walking distance, the harbor, the city centre, lots of eating places to choose from.
The hotel is small, but beats every chain brand ..... :)

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank DiabloDesigns v
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Kaai11, Owner at Kaai 11, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2013

Thanks a lot for your kind review, we appreciate! And thanks for staying with us :-) Hope to see you soon again.

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Reviewed 19 September 2012

I've got no idea how we ended up here - it's languishing down at 50 out of 100 on the TripAdvisor list, probably because it's a new place.

Just goes to show sometimes you need to go beyond the Top10 and really read the review content.

This was a total gem, we were very happy to have found it.

When you arrive the reception is clearly one part (hotel) reception and one part architect. They were friendly enough, lugging my heavy bag up 5 sets of stairs to our penthouse room.

The room was MASSIVE and it's safe to say we weren't paying the sort of penthouse rate you'd pay in a big hotel - in this boutique hotel it was only a little more than the other rooms.

The room had a balcony overlooking the river where we enjoyed sitting in the sun in the afternoon with a glass of prosecco (we had to buy the bottle ourself, but glasses were provided).

Great location, an easy walk to everything Antwerp has to offer - right by all the antique shops and close to the trendy, locals parts of town as well as the tourist centre.

Great city, great accommodation. The only negative is that they don't do breakfast - you can choose to walk to a "partner" restaurant for it if you want to, but for us we're quite happy going out for a morning coffee anyway so it suited to a tee.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank MooMaid
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Julie B, Owner at Kaai 11, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2012

Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your nice comment.

We are very pleased that you enjoyed the balcony so much!
Hope you experienced the amazing sunset too.

Thank you once again, and we are look forward to welcoming you back.

Kind regards,

Julie Boschmans
owner

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Reviewed 7 June 2012

This is one of the best hotels I have stayed in.
Great location with a wonderful boutique feel to it,
It suited our family of 5 and a great location to the city centre and the antique shops.
The owner and manager were more than helpful.
There is a great car park thats free opposite,

Room Tip: All the rooms are good
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Kaai 11

Address: Sint-Michielskaai 11, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
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Region: Belgium > Flanders > Antwerp Province > Antwerp
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 112 B&Bs / Inns in Antwerp
Price Range: £117 - £205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kaai 11 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kaai11 is a luxurious and charming historical building on the Schelde quays in the funky area Antwerp South. Top location! We house 4 city flats and 2 guest rooms. All flats and rooms can be reached by elevator and stairs. The city flats offer an amazing river view making your sunset unforgettable. All flats are fully furnished, providing an equipped kitchen, desk, livingroom, seperate bedroom and luxurious bathroom. Our city flats are also suitable for a longer stay. A dream location for every expat!! Cityflat 3 offers a private terrace. Our 2 smaller guestrooms offer the most amazing view on the Schelde river or the city, they are small and cozy but offer all comfort you wish for. All this at walking distance of the main sights, the fashion district, the historical centre, nice bars and restaurtants… In short, the ideal base to start for tourists, business people and most of all people enjoying the good life!!! ... more   less 
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