We flew to Charleroi Airport then travelled by train to Antwerp, was 5 euros by booking on-line in the UK and printing off etickets !! bargain ........ took around 1hr 50 mins, the B&B is not ideally located if you want to easily walk into the town of Antwerp, which is why I have initially scored this down from a 5. After spending more than an hour trying to find the B&B on foot we finally ordered a taxi. The B&B is beautiful, the interior design is unusual and full of character. Our room was huge, warm, inviting and despite being on a busy road not as noisy as we were anticipating. There is a large 'gas' fire, which gave the room a cosy, comfortable feel, the heat could be altered with a remote control! Initially there was no tea and coffee making facilities, however Martin was extremely helpful and brought us a kettle and provisions so we could have a cup of tea in our room. The biggest disappointment was not having the room serviced, we stayed 2 nights/3 days and were surprised to find when we got back after our first night, having spent a full day in Antwerp, the bed was still 'unmade' and the towels etc were still where we had left them, hence my reason for scoring 3 out of 5 overall. It's a shame as this B&B was of a 4/5* quality, not sure if Martin just forgot to service the room or it was 'normal' that it would not be cleaned. We did not mention this to Martin, maybe in hindsight we should have done this. There was no access to communal areas, other than at breakfast time, where the breakfast room was accessed via the owners living room, however our room was large and other than maybe wanting to socialise with other guests, you do have space to sit and read, etc. in the room. We stayed in Room 3, lots of stairs to climb but that's normal in Belgium bed and breakfasts we soon learned. The host, Martin, was really helpful and nothing was too much trouble, breakfast was enjoyable and you were not left hungry. Martin was also really helpful advising about transport, sites, shopping, eating out. Overall the place is fantastic, hopefully the non cleaning was just a foresight on Martin's part, and if you want to be away from the centre you can catch a tram within a few minutes walk of the B&B.
- Also Known As:
- Boulevard Leopold Hotel Antwerp
- Boulevard Leopold Bed And Breakfast