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“Great location, great hotel, friendly staff” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel O Kathedral

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Hotel O Kathedral
Ranked #22 of 71 Hotels in Antwerp
Capellen
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great location, great hotel, friendly staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2007

Apparantly everybody agrees that this hotel has a great location. Recently there must have been some major maintenance since in my room an in all public areas, the hotel was in very good shape. The staff are very friendly though perhaps for some people to informal.

  • Stayed May 2007, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank businessmanCapellen
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Normandy, France
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2007

Can't beat this location. Couldn't be more centrally located. View of the cathedral from the bedroom window. Parked the car one block away, not a problem. The cathedral chimes were not at all a problem, as some other posters here have claimed. Rather charming, in my opinion, and not at all too loud. More of a three-star hotel than a four -star hotel, not unlike other BW hotels. You're paying for the location, but the hotel is fine. Friendly staff. Decent breakfast buffet. I'd definitely stay here again the next time I go to Antwerp, and I'd recommend it wholeheartedly.

Do NOT stay in the Diamond District -- unless you are in that business -- as it's not nice at all.

  • Liked — location location location
  • Disliked — a little pricey for someone who is used to bargain hunting
  • Tips/Secrets — try to stay on a higher floor
  • Stayed December 2006, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Normandy_Dude
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Dortmund, Germany
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49 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2006

Location - as everyone says. very nice - but that is all. No air-con, so rooms unbearably stuffy. Open the windows for air - too noisy to hear yourself speak or sleep until the revellers have gone home. Everything is shabby, dingy and grey. Very basic breakfast. Very difficult to drive to. There are much better hotels for this price.

Stayed May 2006
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2006

Don't listen to what people say about the bells just remember the location. This is just where you want to be in the city and the staff are friendly and interested. It is true that there are shabby places in the hotel and that not everything works in the room but the welcome and the price more than make up for this. It suited us perfectly and we will certainly return.

  • Liked — The staff
  • Disliked — Shabby in places and only one socket worekd in the room
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Palm Desert, California
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2006

PRO: I'd like to first start out that the location cannot be beat and the view from the room was LOVELY. You are in the middle of old town and fairly safe to walk around at night. Lots of restaurants to choose from. The bells were loud but very charming and you gradually get used to it. They will bring you coffee and room service if you like. They are very quick and staff is friendly

The room was OK and clean. . It was a bit warm during the afternoon but they did provide a fan (no air con).

The night crowd was loud and the church bells were loud (you quickly get use to it!)
Downstairs restaurant served your standard breakfast and good and affordable meals!

All in all, I would stay again but would ask for their best room if I visit.

Best restaurant we ate was in place decoradted with many saint statues. Very good food. I think it is called "in the shadow of Our Lady's church" which literally it is......

Don't forget to buy Pierre biscuits. They are so buttery!!!

  • Stayed June 2006
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank MichaelPD
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ArroyoGrande
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2005

Would have given this hotel five stars for its location and the view of the cathedral and colorful market square. However our room was a shambles, with drapes hanging loose above the windows and dirty stained chaircovers. Everything about this hotel says "Clean me up because I deserve it!". Would we stay again, yes, probably because of the remarkable location But I would bring my own linens and a can of lysol spray. Really not so fussy but this was too much! Active travelers in their 60s from Califoria.

Stayed September 2005
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5 Thank BobLinda
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Vienna, Austria
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133 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2005

The location is wonderful, and, with the windows closed during a very cold spell, I had no problems with noise. The management supplies earplugs for those who cannot abide the cathedral bells. A plethora of shops, restaurants, and all the sights are in walking distance. The staff is extremely friendly. My room was large, with an almost kingly Queen Size bed, nice and comfortable furniture. The rooms were clean, but the curtains rather shabby. But sitting at night at the windows of a comfy room with a beautiful view, with a great (and rather inexpensive) bottle of red wine from the brasserie downstairs, one thinks of returning any time soon.

  • Stayed August 2005
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
5 Thank Hans_Staden
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Property: Hotel O Kathedral
Address: Handschoenmarkt 3, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Flanders > Antwerp Province > Antwerp
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 71 Hotels in Antwerp
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel O Kathedral 3.5*
Number of rooms: 33
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