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Hotel Rubens - Grote Markt
Ranked #11 of 72 Hotels in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 23, 2014

this was a wonderful place to stay for a long weekend in Antwerp. We had 3 spacious and clean rooms, everything was very comfortable (if rather old fashioned) and the location in the old town was perfect. Really recommended if you are going to Antwerp for a break. Helpful concierge service, and good breakfast. I also understand that there is free wifi in all the rooms now - we just missed that so that was the only downside. so good on them for fixing it and for going out of their way to tell us (they emailed my friend who'd commented on the lack on wifi on his feedback form). Would definitely return on another Antwerp trip.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 19, 2014

We (couple, 20+) stayed at Hotel Rubens in August 2014, and had a great stay. They offered us a small welcome drink, and we got to check in a little earlier which was great. We did request a room on a higher floor, since they have views of the cathedral, but got a room on the first floor (there's a total of 3 floors), facing the small street outside. It took about 20 mins to walk from the Central Station, and it's just around the corner from the cathedral and the harbour. Great location!

No cars on the street outside, so it's calm
Plenty of restaurants just around the corner
Large breakfast - hot and cold
Courtyard for relaxing (or eating breakfast if the weather is good)
Tapas night some nights of the week with free snacks (we never went but it sounds nice)
Close to most of the sights - walking distance to most things
Large, comfortable bed
Large bath tub
Wi-Fi included
Free map in the room

Small and slow elevator (not a problem for us, but maybe if you have a wheelchair)
The breakfast fruit wasn't very fresh
The staff was a little slow and took his time with everything (but he was very pleasant)
The hotel felt a little dated, like it was styled in the 80's - charming or weird, you tell me!

Room Tip: Rooms on higher floors (3rd floor, I think) offer views of the cathedral
  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 16, 2014

Good location. Pleasant staff. Lovely courtyard. Nice breakfast. Walking distance to city center... Reasonable.
My friends and I really enjoyed our stay. It was a great jumping off place for our river cruise.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 10, 2014

We were at this hotel in July 2014 and it's incredible. The location is perfect, really. The rooms are nice and there is air conditioning (!), the breakfasts are very good, and the free wine in the evening is a nice touch. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here!

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Melinda M
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Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

We went there in 2012 in order to spend some good time with my wife. 250 euros for a room -> you expect to find something nice!
But in the afternoon, no heat in the room. After 3 calls and 2h later, someone arrived to say that it was broken and they didn't find the time to change before we arrive. Joke??? No!
Moreover the bed was not good.
So we stayed 1 night only and the one after we went to the Hilton 200m after. For half price you find 300% better with a real service!

Stayed: April 2014
1  Thank Kian321
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Reviewed July 22, 2014

Really nice 'boutique' style hotel on the doorstep of the Grote Markt. Very friendly staff and nice rooms with well-needed aircon. The bed was a little bouncy but not a real problem. Nice hot and cold breakfast too. A good experience for us.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 17, 2014

My mother and I stayed here together for three nights in May 2014, a joint birthday celebration. The hotel is serene and tranquil despite the very central location a few blocks from Grote Markt, the decor in public rooms as well as in our room attractive and tasteful (but not insufferably hip like many small Antwerp hotels), and we loved having a small terrace off our room to enjoy the surprise sunshine. The room was quite large by European standards. Breakfast, served buffet style, is more than adequate (and convenient, since there is no super-slow waiter service), and the staff at the hotel was gracious and helpful. All around, a superb stay. I'd recommend this hotel to tourists and business travelers alike, and I believe there are also several family rooms.

Room Tip: The room we had, a superior double with terrace, was spacious and quiet, overlooking the back of the...
  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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1  Thank Ingleseitalianato
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Additional Information about Hotel Rubens - Grote Markt

Address: Oude Beurs 29, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Flanders > Antwerp Province > Antwerp
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Antwerp
#7 Luxury Hotel in Antwerp
#9 Romantic Hotel in Antwerp
Price Range: $120 - $255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Rubens - Grote Markt 4*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Rubens-Grote Markt is situated less than a 1-minute walk from the lively Market Square with bars and restaurants, as well as The Cathedral of Our Lady. It has a 24-hour front desk and free high speed wireless internet access throughout the property. This hotel offers light and spacious rooms as well as a luxurious suite. All units have individual climate control as well as a flat-screen TV. Some of the deluxe rooms and suites also come with a private terrace. The breakfast buffet offers a variety of hot and cold choices. Weather permitting, breakfast is served on the patio with the hotel's own 16th-century Pagadder tower. Guests can benefit from the Rubens-Grote Markt's convenient location in the historic centre for visiting the most important museums and shopping streets, De Meir and Groenplaats Square, all within walking distance. The MAS Museum is a 10-minute walk and the Red Star Line Museum can be reached in 15 minutes on foot. ... more   less 
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