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Hotel Rubens - Grote Markt
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Oude Beurs 29, Antwerp B2000, Belgium   |  
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Ranked #9 of 77 Hotels in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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133 reviews 133 reviews
38 hotel reviews
Reviews in 61 cities Reviews in 61 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Happy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Sometimes hotels just get it right: Good location, nice building, refurbished hotel, good staff, good rooms, clean, good breakfast, a welcome drink, parking close by at reasonable price. Was very impressed and the hotel made a very pleasant impression.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Doha, Qatar
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

the room was a bit small, but relatively clean. staff is good, we had no problems at all. comfortable beds. free drinks and snacks at the lobby with free Wi-Fi. they also have a nice open area where you can sit and enjoy the free drinks.

The first day there was some funky smell coming from outside, but the next day it was fine. the location of the hotel was not bad either. Its not the best, but I liked it.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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White Plains, New York
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6 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We spent 2 nights at this hotel. We had never been to Antwerp and wanted a central location. The location is excellent, close to everything yet on a quiet block. We had a first floor room with private terrace - very nice but for security you would need to keep the French doors shut at night. The room was small but nicely furnished and luxurious. The bathroom was also small but very clean and modern. A separate toilet was a nice touch. The staff was very helpful and Joachim kindly offered us a glass of port when checking in. The breakfast buffet was delicious and abundant. Also snacks are offered in the afternoon. Checkout is noon which was convenient and they arranged for a cab to take us to the train station. Antwerp is a very interesting city and we would like to return - and stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2014, 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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Geneva, Switzerland
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I had heard of the Rubens Hotel but never had the opportunity of staying there. We arrived late in the evening to a nice clean (but slightly old) room in the first floor (104). Had a good nights sleep and came downstairs to a very nice buffet breakfast. The Rubens is an old hotel but very cozy and reasonably priced. Try it out!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, England
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Recently spent two nights in Hotel Rubens. A great location near to the Grote Market and walking distance to the many local attractions. A friend and I had a really spacious twin bedded room with good size bathroom and separate toilet, always a great idea in my book! The breakfast had plenty of the usual fare both hot and cold. Staff were extremely helpful with directions and recommending restaurants. Also on the Thursday night it was a very nice treat having complimentary wine and nibbles in the reception area. All in all would highly recommend.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I have stayed at this beautiful hotel a number of times now. The rooms are nice and clean and the beds are very comfortable. The location could not be better being near the city sites and the bars and restaurants. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone. It's very nice being greeted with a glass of sherry or port to warm you up and in the weekday evenings there are free tapas to enjoy.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 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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Rome, Italy
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64 hotel reviews
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

the position of the hotel is perfect next to it there is the grote market parking, but I believe that the hotel itself has its own parking . The room, I stayed on ,was very big with wooden floor. The bathroom was dated but there was a bad smell on it separated from the toilet . The tv has a lot of channels, and there were all the main italian channels( 6) it is very unusual. the breakfast is good and very nice the aperitif that they are offering you on the evening. The hotel pretend to be very elegant but the result is an average one. The price is not very cheap but I stayed in other hotel in the city and was in line with the others

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Rubens - Grote Markt

Address: Oude Beurs 29, Antwerp B2000, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Flanders > Antwerp Province > Antwerp
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Antwerp
#6 Romantic Hotel in Antwerp
#8 Luxury Hotel in Antwerp
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Rubens - Grote Markt 4*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Very centrally located but quiet, this romantic 4 star boutique hotel caters to the demanding tourist as well as to the discerning business man. Unique historical views from nearly all rooms. (Cathedral, St. Pauls, the Wolsack,patio and 16th century Tower and walkway (some with private terrace on the garden). Surrounded by countless restaurants in the immediate vicinity. Minibar, telephone, airco, TV, hairdryer, Parking, WI-FI, automated w.u calls, voicemail and an excellent breakfast buffet. Friendly and personal service. ... more   less 
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