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“Secure parking & would recommend to others and will be back”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel National

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Hotel National
Ranked #62 of 71 Hotels in Antwerp
Harlow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Secure parking & would recommend to others and will be back”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2011

Honestly when my wife booked this for me and 2 mates traveling on motorbikes for a few days in europe I told her the most important thing is SECURE PARKING. She definately got that right. The parking is secure and inexpensive as we decided the 3 motorbikes could go into 1 parking space. Yes, I agree with her comment that she had read from other reviews that the hallways needed a paint but dont be put off by this as its so close to main bars etc and the price was brilliant for 2 twin rooms with unsuite bathrooms. The rooms and hotel were clean. The staff were fantastic, very friendly and helpful. Infact they couldnt do enough for you. I've already recommended to friends and my wife and I will going for a weekend stay soon.

Room Tip: The room was clean and provided everything we needed.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Napier, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2011

Overall a good hassle-free stay with an excellent, free, generous breakfast. Would happily stay here again. The staff at reception were just great and very helpful. The location is perfect for shops, trains etc.

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  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2011

This was our second visit to this hotel, last time was two years previous, then it was clean, rooms were fine, which is why we booked to stay there again whilst we celebrated New Year in Antwerp.
When we arrived the receoptionist was charming and helpful and gave us our room key - room 311. Not only did the room smell heavily of cigarettes, it also had mould growing on one of the walls.
I went back to reception and asked for another room, the receptionist did not ast at all surprised, and told me that only one other was available - 211 - but this had no telephone, which, to us, was not a problem. The room was extremely cold, but was in better condition that the first one. Not only did it not have a telephone, it also did not have a hairdryer (we were not warned of this before taking it).

Also cleanliness was obviously not a priority, both in the bathroom and also the main room. It did have the benefit of a seperate toilet, which was a room so cold we used it to cool our champagne.

The curtains could not be pulled as they were half hanging down.

On January 1, housekeeping did not come to the room to make beds, empty waste bins, or provide soaps, change towels, etc. We were in the room whilst housekeeping were attending to other rooms, they did not even knock on the door. They just couldn;t be bothered.

Cleanliness overall is not an option with this hotel, note the carpets throughtout. Also it states on their hotel details online, that it has a bar and a restaurant, it has neither of these.

Two good points, the staff are very helpful and polite,(this excludes housekeeping) especially in the breakfast room, and the buffet breakfast is good considering it is included in the price.

I would never go back to this hotel again, and would advise anyone to steer clear. Although New Year celebrations in Antwerp are really great and we enjoyed them, the hotel really spoilt our trip.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with friends
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2010

We were a little disappointed by this hotel. The staff were excellent and parking was easy as next to hotel. However, the room we had, had certainly seen better days although it was clean and quiet. The breakfast was good and we were even offered freshly baked croissants.

The location was excellent as not very far from most of the attractions and a launderette just down the road which was much needed on our 3 week tour.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2010

Stayed for one night. Location very good. Room dated but bed linen/towels very clean. Shower curtain needs replacing as it looked grubby and worn out. Had a good night's sleep despite being at the front of the building ie it was not noisy. Nice quiet breakfast next day, although hotel looked pretty full, and this was served on the first floor with a pleasant view of street below. Food available for breakfast was excellent with plenty of choice and the staff were helpful and polite. Yes, the hotel is a little run down but it should be borne in mind it is two-star at the end of the day. I would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled on business
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Thank Sictransit
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Breda
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37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2010

We stayed in Cammerpoorte before and found it a nice hotel
right close to the AMUZ music hall.
This time we booked a room in Cammerpoorte in advance.
When we had to cancel the day before we were to arrive
because of illness I phoned the reception.
They told me we could cancel the reservation,
all I had to do was write an e-mail to the hotel.
But in the end my e-mails were not answered,
and the 74 Euro fee was billed to my creditcard.
So we will not stay in Cammerpoorte again.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank T0H0
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Eindhoven
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2009

Because our room at Hotel Postiljon was double booked, we were transferred to Cammerpoorte Hotel and the lady told us that both hotels would be similar. This was all but true. Its location in the center of Antwerpen is good for shopping, but there are plenty (plenty!) of hotels in this neighbourhood that will definitely be better than Cammerpoorte (even for 80 euro per double room). Nothing has been redecorated since the 1970's, awful atmosphere, interior and lighting. Rooms are less than basic (althoug shower had warm watter and toilet worked fine) with dented mattresses and smelly (fungus?) carpet. You'd also rather eat your breakfast in the city than at this hotel. Never go to this hotel because they keep earning money for a bad hotel.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel National
Address: Nationalestraat 40, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
Location: Belgium > Flanders > Antwerp Province > Antwerp
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #62 of 71 Hotels in Antwerp
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel National 2*
Number of rooms: 39
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