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“Wonderful Experience”
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Britselei 37
Ranked #51 of 107 Antwerp B&B and Inns
california
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5 reviews
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“Wonderful Experience”
Reviewed 19 August 2010

We stayed at the Britselei for 4 nights and couldn't have been more pleased. Location is great; trams are right across the street - although most everything is within walking distance. Elegant, beautiful apts. Elaine (one of the owners) was most helpful. The Britselei is what made our stay in Antwerp memorable. It is now one of our favorite "hotels" in Europe.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2010

I booked the last available apartment - a rooftop apartment back in May. From the pictures on the website I was expecting a bit more from the room. All the features and fittings were cheap IKEA so that was a bit disappointing and some of the room was quite dusty (the top of the extractor fan was never wiped down).

Maybe the other, more expensive rooms would have been better.

For the price (£100 a night) we got a decent sized room and decent cooking facilities. I found all the nespresso bits, the tea, condiments, juice, morning croissants and bottled water that was provided a very useful touch and saved us money on breakfast. We ate in both nights so it saved us quite a bit. There are food shops around a 5 minute walk from the hotel.

The welcome way OK, I was expecting someone British but this lady was local but her English was very good and she showed us everything on a map which was really useful. She even left a list of vegetarian restaurants in our room which was very sweet.

There was no one there when we checked out even though we checked out at the specified time, so that was a bit confusing. We didn't know where to put our key card etc so just had to slip it under the reception door. I always think that you should send your guests with a friendly goodbye to leave a lasting impression. The last few hotels I have stayed at have simply forgotten this completely!

All in all I would recommend and would probably not choose to stay anywhere else, I think I would simply pay for one of the better rooms as I was expecting something of a much higher quality after reading all the reviews here.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank DrPwk
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Frankfurt
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Reviewed 28 April 2010

I stayed for 2 nights with my husband in a junior appartment. I had emailed a few times with one of the owners to make a restaurant reservation and this person was very helpful and friendly. However, on arrival we were greeted by another lady who was not exactly unfriendly but did not have a single smile for us, just held her 'speech' on where we find what, etc. Nothing personal. The lady that we met on departure was very friendly though. So it seeems to depend on who you meet...
The room itself was very nice and cosy. Just bring your earplugs as a big street and tram go by and this is kind of a draw-back. Croissants in the morning were allright; the additional basket with food could contain a bit more and those little plastic packs with jam, honey, etc. do not fit to a so-called luxury appartment. But it's still good to have a bite to eat in the morning, so we appreciated the service all in all.
The bed was comfortable; the shower worked well, so nothing to complain about here. We really liked how the appartment is situated: nice walk to the city centre (watch out for Leopold Plaats with its nice cafés, but do not trust the recommendation of La Lanterna (or so). This Italian restaurant was not good at all; there are so many better places!) or the Fashion district. For the evening it is also not far away from T'Zuid with bars, etc. Antwerp is a fabulous city with a great atmosphere!

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Bucharest, Romania
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794 reviews
123 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2010

This place has been chosen due to the tripadvisor.com and due to the Nespresso machine:) joking, of course. But not entirely. The place is unique, exceptionally clean, and modern, amenities are perfect, hosts are wonderful. Perfectly located near the National Bank on Britselei, underground parking is nearby (200 meters) and is 5 EUR per day! Apartments are spacious and elegant, with all comfort means. The nice ladies are very kind and helpful, giving tips and recommending places to eat and to enjoy Antewrp. In the neighborhood there are shops where to find anything else you can need. Enjooooy Britselei 37!!!

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Cologne
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2010

Apartment was very spacious and luxurious, really appreciated the extra space, living room and kitchen and all facilities were to a very high standard. Delivered breakfast was also an unexpeceted bonus, great croissants!!
Only criticism would be the thin walls between the apartments, you can certainly learn a lot about the other guests, but perhaps some people may enjoy the surprise and delight!!!!

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank jsande22
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hertfordshire
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113 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2010

We stayed at Britselei apartment building for the weekend after reading so many good reviews on the web. The apartment and welcome did not disappoint. We were given a map upon arrival and we were told where the market would be held on a Saturday, the best shopping centres, chocolate shops etc. Croissants arrived on the door handle each morning at 08.30. We slept through the tram and traffic noises but next time would request a room at the back of the block.
Antwerp is a great weekend destination. Rubens House, the Cathedral are a must but allow plenty of time to look at the shopping and enjoy a glass of champagne in the wonderful new shopping centre called Stadsfeestzaal

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Dublin
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2010

Was in Antwerp shopping for a diamond ring, so wanted somewhere special and this place had the highest rating on TripAdvisor. Due to bad weather we didn't get in till the evening when the reception was closed, but they had made arrangements for us to get to our room (a junior suite) which was lovely, tall ceilings, very nicely furnished, really felt special. Room came with water, juice, wine, cheese, yogurts and fresh croissants daily.

Friendly staff, on a main road through town, 10 minutes walk from the diamond district, a bit more from the Grote Markt.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Britselei 37
Address: Britselei 37, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
Region: Belgium > Flanders > Antwerp Province > Antwerp
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Ranked #51 of 107 B&Bs / Inns in Antwerp
Number of rooms: 15
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