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Hotel Rubens - Grote Markt

#11 of 77 Hotels in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence
Oude Beurs 29, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
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Ranked #11 of 77 Hotels in Antwerp
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Hampshire, uk
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An elegant hotel with welcoming, friendly staff. With a few hints of the modern age thrown into the decor, the rooms were comfortable and clean. We thought the free drinks and nibbles offered early evening gave a very nice touch also. The hotel boarders the main centre of Antwerp, so within easy walking distance of bars and restaurants.

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Monchengladbach, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

In most cases, you have to decide whether you want a hotel in the heart of the city or a hotel that is quiet enough to sleep without earplugs. With Hotel Rubens you get both. Unless you choose a hotel that is actually on the Grote Markt, you can hardly get a more central location. Hotel Rubens is right in... More 

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Lanai, Hawaii
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25 hotel reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I experienced this hotel on a recent short stay in Antwerp. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The location is just superb in the center of "Old Town". The room was a good size, very clean and comfortable. My room also faced the front of the hotel and I was able to not only open the curtains at night... More 

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Dboehlen, Eigenaar at Hotel Rubens - Grote Markt, responded to this review

Dear Romazzino, Wauw! What a great review you have given our hotel! Thank you. We are very pleased to hear you had such a good time staying at our hotel. We hope your travels brings you back to Antwerp soon and we get a chance to welcome you once again into our hotel. Kind regards, Didier More 

Derby
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Hotel is within a 2-3 minute walk of Grote Markt, and the quite wonderful and startlingly beautiful cathedral. We upgraded from a DeLuxe room to an "Atmosphere Room", which was spacious, and overall acceptable. Disconcerting and inconvenient (not intended as a pun!) was a toilet separate from the bathroom. Tea and coffee available, but tea and coffee supplies were not... More 

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Dboehlen, Eigenaar at Hotel Rubens - Grote Markt, responded to this review

Dear Jeremy C, We are happy to read you had a nice stay in our hotel! Thank you for your constructive comments which I will take a look at and take action where possible. Sorry you didn't like the separate toilet, we however believe it is something that makes us different from other hotels since it avoids potential smell coming... More 

London, England
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63 reviews 63 reviews
33 hotel reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Very much enjoyed our 4 night stay here! The staff are very helpful and friendly and speak excellent English. The hotel had very pleasant main rooms and we enjoyed the free wine and tapas that is served from 6-8 each evening Mon-Thur. Breakfasts were beautifully arranged and there is a very good choice. I did feel that the cooked elements... More 

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Dboehlen, Eigenaar at Hotel Rubens - Grote Markt, responded to this review

Dear Snickerbar, Thank you for your very nice comments! I will share them with the staff which has served you. Regarding your comments on breakfast, I will discuss it with the team and see if we can improve the quality. We hope to welcome you again soon! Kind regards, Didier Boehlen Hotel owner More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Nice hotel right in the center of Antwerp, position is great. Currently being renovated, but the work didn't affect our stay at all. We didn't like the first room we were given and they nicely changed it the next day. The breakfast buffet is vast and well-organized. Absolutely satisfactory. A mention to the staff, everyone was extremely nice and kind.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Breakfast was as expected and had everything you would want. We found that it was very hot in the hotel. Also TV channels you can get the whole world but not any belgian stations. centrally located not far from good restaurants and bars on the grote market or the groen plaats.

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18 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We recently spent one night here on a short trip to Antwerp. From the third floor the views over roof scapes are great and you can hear the bells and see the Cathedral spire and its easy walking around the city. The room was quiet and comfy, but not luxurious. Public rooms are ok but dated. The breakfast however was... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Extraordinarily well placed in this attractive city, the Rubens offers good sized, comfortable rooms. The staff are extremely helpful and will offer advice, directions and assistance of all kinds. The breakfast was first class: an enticing range of tasty items that lured you towards over indulgence. Hell, it was new year after all!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

So, if location is what you're after…this is the place to stay in Antwerp…right in the thick of things…but a quiet street away. Its a real pleasure. The hotel itself is tired and desperate for a make over…and the interior decorator seriously needs assistance…very dated and unimaginative…AND THEN…whats with the pornographic glass bed side tables that change colours on demand…... More 

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