I was pleasantly surprised on the size of the rooms at this 'budget' hotel. Unlike other budget hotels in the region, this is not tired nor run down - quite the opposite. Clean, bright, simple.
Yes it is compact with the shower/hand basin etc but all was fine.
We needed somewhere to stay for 1 night after a night out in Antwerp. I'm not sure about a long stay but as somewhere to lay your head, fine.
A couple of things for me not to give it a '5' - the bedbase is a single board, not slats etc, so some may find it very hard. Towels were thin and scratchy. No hairdryer. None of these things though would stop me staying again.
We had no problems with noise (and we left our window open all night). However, we were on the square facing side at the weekend.
We didn't have the breakfast, so can not comment on this.
We walked everywhere including to the old town, the river etc. There were plenty of people around at all times (even at midnight), so I felt quite safe.
If arriving from the train station (as others have said), very easy to get to. Take the exit that is at the opposite end of the main entrance. It leads in to the Diamond Hall. From there just keep heading straight. There are signs point to "L KIEVITstraat". If you follow them, you are practically there. Once exited the building, turn left and you can see (about 100 metres away), the blue IBIS sign on the side of a building in a small square. Walk towards this. The actual entrance though, is not below the sign on the square but around the other side on the street.
Overall I'd recommend this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This budget hotel in the heart of the Diamond district offers functionally furnished modern rooms with satellite TV, only 200 metres from Antwerp Central Railway Station. ibis budget Antwerpen Central Station features air conditioning in all public areas, as well as a 24-hour front desk and vending machines with drinks and snacks.Each of the rooms at ibis budget Antwerpen Central Station includes a work desk, and private shower / toilet.Antwerp Zoo is only 300 metres away. Ibis budget Antwerpen is a 10-minute walk from the De Meir shopping street, and close to the charming "Dageraadplaats" and Art Déco Cogels-Osylei. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Etap Antwerpen Centrum