We were two friends spending a break in Belgium and decided to make our base in Antwerp with side trips to Ghent and Bruges. Tony and Jenny were very helpful hosts, giving us good directions to the sites we wanted to see, suggesting other lesser known ones that might interest us as well as public transport, restaurant and shopping tips. We really enjoyed the food and atmosphere at nearby Mampoko, a popular restaurant with locals.
This is a large and spotlessly clean flat on the seventh floor with good views of the city and apparently there is also a penthouse suite available on the eighth floor too. We did not not find privacy to be a problem at all and rarely saw other guests though other rooms were booked.
We had breakfast at 8 am all three mornings and others seemed to breakfast later. Fresh fruit, yogurt, orange juice, cereal, chocolate (this is Belgium after all) toast, coissants and a variety of breads, cheese and cold meat were always available, eggs could be cooked to order and the coffee was excellent. A roll of foil was on hand and we were encouraged to make a packed lunch to take with us - a perk we were happy to accept.
Beds were very comfortable with quality linens and the ensuite bath was large and modern. The flat at first appears to be in a boring office block but inside its very Euromodern with clean lines and interesting art and furnishings. We caught sight of the two cats once but they were mostly out of the way. The location was good - parking was available for a fee - quite walkable but trams if needed, and provided a quiet night's sleep. Tony and Jenny were gracious, precise and interesting hosts.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 1. Room with double bed (1.80 m wide and 2.1 m long with two Jensen mattresses), TV and private bathroom and 2 hand-wash basins, bath and sports shower, breakfast for 2 persons included. 2. Room with double bed (1.4 m wide and 2 m long), TV and private bathroom with hand-wash basin and shower; the toilet is in the hall of the apartment close to your room and is not used by the other guests; breakfast for 2 included. 3. Penthouse (non-smoking, 70 sq m) on the eighth floor with private entrance, abounding in daylight and large sunny terrace (40 sq m) with panoramic view over the city spans the entire roof of the building and offers all facilities. ... more less