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“Lovely lodging”
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Hotel Julien
Ranked #8 of 72 Hotels in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence
Antwerp, Belgium
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Lovely lodging”
Reviewed 11 October 2013

My wife and I spent two very nice nights at this hotel.
The rooms were spacious and warm, which was a plus as the weather had turned cold.
The staff were attentive, very friendly and courteous.
We were greeted with a welcome drink and the rest of our stay enhanced the experience.
The location of the hotel is perfect for access to the town, we walked to most places.
Reception helped find two wonderful restaurants.
Only two minor issues, the lift is small and very slow and the road outside the hotel is dangerous when accessing due to the tram line that ran just outside the door.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Almere, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

This is a nice boutique hotel at a very good location, perfect for a weekend in Antwerp. The rooms were nice but a little bit pricey.

The downside was the following: We needed two rooms, they only had one regular room and one 'experience' room available. The difference in price was 70 euros, while the rooms differed in size (and the 'experience' had a bigger bathroom), there was also a massage session included, but because we were staying for a very short period we didn't get the massage session because you had to make an appointment in advance. They didn't tell us this when we booked, I wish they would have done so, we payed for something we didn't receive, we asked if we could get anything else instead, and they simply told us: no.

My other complaint is that one of the other persons travelling with us (65+) who had a problem with her knees, had to climb two flights of stairs to get to her room, after we asked, they told us there was an elevator, but in that part of the building it would only go up one floor, for the next floor you had to use the stairs. We tried to change the room, but they said that they just handed over the key to the other guests of the only remaining room, so it was not possible to change rooms.

Oh and I have to add: there was nothing for children.

Other than that I have to say, the location is perfect, we noticed there is a bus stop right in front of the hotel. 'Groenplaats' and The Cathedral are about 3 minutes walking distance.

(ps. Don't forget to check out the deck on the roof with has a nice view of the Cathedral!)

And if you go to Antwerp by car, you can park in the 'Meir' parking garage for 16 euros/day (that's in case you don't find any free public parking spaces on the street).
Tip: public parking is free on sundays,

Room Tip: The experience room (# 23) is nicer, more accessible and with a very nice bathroom!
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

A wonderful old building that has been lovingly renovated to creare a superb atmosphere and very comfortable experience. My room was on the 2nd floor facing the street but well sound-proofed (although the first tram of the day did wake me up!) and extremely well appointed. The stairs to get to it might be daunting to someone not 100% mobile though. Reception was very helpful and friendly and the breakfast service was good. The hotel is just a short walk from the cathedral, Grande Place and the sights of old Antwerp. If staying in Antwerp I would definitely reccomend Hotel julien.

Room Tip: A room at the back would avoid the noise of the trams pasing by in front.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

Funky, classy hotel right near the main squares in Antwerp. Make sure to go up and check out their cute little deck on the roof. Nice view of the cathedral. Nice, small, quiet rooms, and friendly staff.
Go to the Waffle Queen for breakfast

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

This beautifully renovated building was our favourite hotel during our five week overseas trip. Spotlessly clean and comfortable and only a few minutes from central Antwerp. The lounge area was perfect to relax and have a drink from the bar or a coffee. Fabulous breakfast and all the staff were friendly and available when needed. I highly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: We had a top floor room which we thought was good as the tram runs past the hotel which is in a narr...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

Location - 10/10. 5-10 min walk to everything central. The hotel itself is nice and quiet. It's a quirky little place with a lot of nice surprises in every nook and cranny. The lounge is a nice area to chillax. Staff polite and helpful and the breakfast is more than sufficient to keep you full until lunch (or beyond). Room 11 (at the top level under the eves) is nice and spacious. As a solo traveller, the room is perfect but couples or those travelling as friends may not like it as much because it's all open plan i.e. no doors separating the bath from the bed. Great design throughout the hotel and Room 11 has a lot of storage space but because it's under the eves, the design has been compromised slightly e.g. no big mirrors in the bathroom, you may need to be careful with the beams when you walk around, nice big bath with a shower head but no walk-in shower etc. Great views of the cathedral though.

Room Tip: Room 11 is all open-plan.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

We've stayed for 5 night in Hotel Julien. Chose not to have breakfast in the hotel because neighborhood offers very nice places to have it outside - so I couldn't rate restaurant. Service is nice, helpful. Designed rooms - clean, quiet with enough space for the two of us (of course, that includes shopping bags)
Although it is a bit pricey staying, my rating is - recommend!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Julien
Address: Korte Nieuwstraat 24, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
Region: Belgium > Flanders > Antwerp Province > Antwerp
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Room Service Spa
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Antwerp
#3 Romantic Hotel in Antwerp
#5 Luxury Hotel in Antwerp
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Julien 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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