this fabulous bed and breakfast must be one of the most charming places i have ever stayed in. wait until you see the giant chandelier which hangs in the sitting room! i came to Antwerp on a trip with my mother who is 85 years old for the opening of the Red Star Line Museum! Georgette and Carl were wonderful hosts who made us feel welcome and warm in their charming historic home. we almost could not find it since it is marked only with a blue door! but once you open that door and walk inside the garden entrance begins to welcome you all on its own. you will not find this place listed in other sites because the rooms and bathrooms are so large and spacious, they don't qualify for certain listings. we had very soft and inviting linens in a large comfortable room with cozy down quilts with a sofa looking out toward the huge floor to ceiling windows that opened above a gorgeous garden. the bathroom is almost the same size as the bedroom with a Jacuzzi, 2 sinks and shower. it is so quiet right in the middle of the old city of Antwerp with everything just outside the door! At 85 and some limitations with mobility, the location was perfect because all the pubs, chocolate shops and restaurants are just steps away as is the gorgeous cathedral and city hall. the only sounds you hear are the church bells which toll constantly singing you a lovely song, ever so gently. breakfast was a delicious start to the day with fresh buttery croissants, the best grain breads, butter, jam, eggs, cheese, bacon , fresh squeezed juice and coffee. YUM! you have to be crazy to stay somewhere else. my only regret is that Georgette was renovating her kitchen so she was not cooking dinner, which i had heard on other reviews, was fabulous. if you want the same old thing, go to the Hilton. if you want a real inviting, warm Flemish experience, at an exceptional price and great comfort, this is the place for you! also, you should arrange a personal guide who will give you a tour of the old city you want ERNA BOONS who is a very delightful colorful character. you can find her at email@example.com.
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