I've never been a fan of the new high-priced Holiday Inns. They usually lack amenities & just give a very poser impression. This hotel is different. The room was nice, the gym has free weights and some standard aerobic equipment, the pool is very dramatic & fun to swim in, there is both a steam room & sauna with a nice shower/changing room, the breakfast buffet is much nicer than you would expect, the wifi actually works well in your room, and the front desk is pretty customer service oriented. And customer service is in short supply in Europe, if you haven't noticed. You can even get a good deal on this hotel at Hotels.com. I saw as low as $85 USD.
It's not in the exact center of Antwerp but, since the Albanians were shooting each other a block from the hotel (3 hours after I walked by the location with my 2 year old son) the last time I stayed downtown I would prefer this somewhat suburban location. If you need to go downtown there is a bus station across the street from the Crown Plaza (#17) & it's a short ride to the central station. Starbucks will even take your US currency. Ha!
My only complaint: I didn't like the pillows. They're were these odd squarish things that just didn't work for me.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Check into the modern Crowne Plaza Antwerpen hotel for easy access to Brussels Airport and central Antwerp.In a leafy residential area known as the Green Heart of Antwerp, Crowne Plaza Antwerpen is surrounded by parks and green zones. This welcoming high-rise hotel affords city or park views from all its stylish rooms, and you can log on to complimentary wireless Internet anywhere in the hotel.Brussels Airport is 30 minutes by airport shuttle bus, which stops directly outside Crowne Plaza Antwerpen. You can hop on local buses to reach Antwerp's historic centre in 10 minutes. We're seconds from Antwerp's Ring Road, with easy access to the rest of Belgium, and halfway between Holland and France. Leave your vehicle in our ample car park.The Crowne Meetings Team can arrange successful conferences for up to 500 theatre-style in one of our 14 meeting rooms. All rooms have complimentary WiFi (60 MB per 24hrs), while those on the 16th floor offer spectacular city views, sure to impress clients. Enjoy complimentary access to Octopus, the pool & wellness centre of Crowne Plaza Antwerpen.Mingle with locals over a business lunch or family dinner at the relaxing Anna Living and Bar. From the sumptuous breakfast buffet to a sandwich between meetings, a Belgian beer after sightseeing or a succulent steak for dinner, you'll find an enticing menu throughout the day at Crowne Plaza Antwerpen. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Antwerpen Hotel Antwerp
- Antwerp Crowne Plaza