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“Good base to explore city” 4 of 5 stars
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Antwerp City Center Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Appelmansstraat 31, Antwerp 2018, Belgium (Formerly Mondo Empire Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #13 of 77 Hotels in Antwerp
Dublin, California
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15 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Good base to explore city”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Good value for money. My stay included a breakfast which was very good.Great location, 3 minutes walk from central station, 10minutes walk from shopping streets/squares/Cathedral. Very large rooms, large bathroom. Room was clean..sheets, floor etc but felt it could have done with a dusting! Double room consists of 2single beds pushed together. Staff were mostly pleasant.Overall, a good base to explore the city as you wouldn't be spending most of the day in the hotel!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Different H, Guest Relations Manager at Antwerp City Center Hotel, responded to this review, August 25, 2012
Thank you for posting your comment on TripAdvisor. We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback regarding your recent stay with us earlier this month. We are glad to hear that our services and facilities could meet your expectations. We do look forward to welcoming you again soon.

With Different regards.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

Nice hotel, room with large relacing beds and a big TV. They recently restyled the hotel and looks modern. Hotel is close to the city center and just 2 streets away from Antwerp Central station. It is not an expensive hotel, you get value for your money.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Different H, Guest Relations Manager at Antwerp City Center Hotel, responded to this review, July 30, 2012
Thank you so much for your fantastic information about our hotel and our services. Your helpful feedback motivates us to keep up the good work and services. We look forward to welcome you again. With Different regards.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

There really isn’t much fuss about this hotel. There’s a rather small utilitarian lobby, a pretty good breakfast and vey spacious rooms. The Hotel is located at the edge of the Diamond District, 2 blocks away from the Central Train station and 2 blocks away from the main walking street (Meir). I took the train from Brussels Airport and was checked in within 90min. It is very convenient and the prices are usually very reasonable. There is FREE WiFi and I have to stress that the hotel staff was EXTREMELY helpful and rather gracious regarding a late check-out. On the bad side, the main street leading to the train station is being renovated now and there is construction (no noise problem, just an eyesore) but there’s a lot of that currently in Antwerp, and it’s not the Hotel’s issue since it’s not on the main street, but 1 block away. I didn’t give it an "Excellen"t rating because it’s not a “full service” hotel, but I honestly don’t need anything else and can highly recommend this place.

Room Tip: Not much of a view unless you're on the 6th floor where you can just barely see over the other b...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

Recently renovated hotel, nice and comfortable rooms with huge TV! Very good location (300m. from central station). No restaurant in the hotel but plenty of choice around the hotel. Restaurant Gran Duca was recommended by the receptionist, really lovely kitchen in a good atmosphere!

Room Tip: I had booked the superior room which was very spacious and well equipped, it even had a kitchenette.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Antwerp, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

We found the rooms were nice and big, and the bathrooms to be above average compared to the other bathrooms where we stayed during our european holiday. The staff originally were exceptionally helpful and friendly.
However, we left the laptop lid open when we left our room to do the "tourist things" for the day, and when we came back to our room to drop off some of our shopping and things, we noticed there was a liquid substance laying on the keyboard of the laptop. when we went to wipe this off, it appeared to be cleaning/shower gel. I fired up the computer, and even though it was still processing, the keyboard was fried. I took it straight down to the desk and involved the manager, and of course, I just got a nice letter saying that since it can't be proofed it was their cleaner, they were taking no responsibility. They also couldn't advise me somewhere to take it for repairs. it took us 5 mins of walking around a city we didn't know, to find a very helpful friendly repair man who looked after us very well.
We were in no way aggressive or unpleasant throughout this procedure, we stayed friendly and tried to find a solution to the problem. However since the incident the staff have been very curt and lost their friendliness.
The only other "problem" with the room we found is it is exceptionally noisy. you can hear everything happening in rooms around and above you, including people talking, not to mention the street noise.
We also asked for twin rooms, as we are two friends travelling, and got a room suitable for a couple. this was rectified easily with the re-arrangement of furniture, and the fact that most european hotels that we've seen have two single beds together as a double. thank goodness the room was big enough to allow this.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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DifferentHotels, Guest Relations Manager at Antwerp City Center Hotel, responded to this review, October 6, 2014
Dear guest,

I`m sorry to hear that the room didn`t meet to your expectations. We will discuss this with our housekeeping team.
Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. I am grateful for your feedback since this helps us to continuously monitor the quality of our product and improve where necessary.
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Additional Information about Antwerp City Center Hotel

Address: Appelmansstraat 31, Antwerp 2018, Belgium (Formerly Mondo Empire Hotel)
Location: Belgium > Flanders > Antwerp Province > Antwerp
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 77 Hotels in Antwerp
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Antwerp City Center Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Antwerp City Center Hotel by Different Hotels!In the heart of Antwerp’s diamond district you will find the delightful Antwerp City Center Hotel by Different Hotels. At a mere stone’s throw away from the Meir, the station and Antwerp’s diamond exchange, this hotel truly has dynamic location. Ideal therefore, for those wishing to combine business with pleasure.The attractive interior, its very generous, comfortable rooms and a hospitable and informal service ensures that you feel at home immediately.Our 70 spacious rooms are furnished with all comforts and you are able to park your car in the adjacent car park.Attention!: Due to roadworks the hotel can be reached by car via the Simonsstraat - Pelikaanstraat and then the Vestingstraat. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Alfa Empire Antwerp
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