Location: Antwerp – Belgium
Classification: 4 star hotel
Official website: http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/belgium/hilton-antwerp-old-town-ANRHITW/index.html
The Hilton Antwerp old town is one of the best hotels in Antwerp I have ever stayed at. It truly has a prime location right in the center of beautiful Antwerp, on the “Groenplaats”. It offers stunning views of the Cathedral of Our Lady. The historic building itself is quite impressive and as soon as I entered the hotel, I was surprised by how modern and large this hotel is! The lobby area clearly has been renovated recently. Check-in was very friendly, professional and accommodating!
We stayed in an executive room and although the rooms have not been renovated, we were really pleased with the room! It had a great size and most comfortable sitting area. We actually watched a television show later that night while lounging in those cozy chairs. I also liked the oversized desk. The marble bathroom had a bath tub, single sink and great toiletries. The beds were great! The Hilton Antwerp Old town is a classic Hilton and I did appreciate the design and decoration of the rooms.
Guests staying in one of the executive rooms can enjoy and relax in the executive lounge located on the 5th floor (actually, all the executive rooms are located on the 5th floor) and having experienced different executive lounges in many hotels, I loved the on at the Hilton Antwerp Old town. I felt like a large living room to me and I have spent many hours there. There are complimentary soft drinks, water, coffee, etc. and snacks throughout the day. At night (from 6:00pm) complimentary wine (red, white, sparkling) is offered and some light bites such as different cheeses, bread, nuts, etc. When the weather is nice, the terrace overlooking Antwerp is the place to be! I do recommend paying a little bit extra for the executive floor. It is totally worth the money!
Before dinner, I went working out in the fitness center. The fitness center has been renovated and has up to date equipment. Towels and water are provided.
Later that night, we had dinner in Brasserie fLO. I loved the interior of the restaurant! It is really a fancy place with a great service! We had the seasonal 3 course menu and priced at 32 EUR per person, this was a great value for money! I enjoyed the mussel soup with curry cream, fennel and North Sea shrimps and the sea bass with Mediterranean vegetables and lemon risotto as a main course. Also, the clafoutis of cherries with Amarena ice cream was so yummy, I enjoyed every bite J I highly recommend Brasserie fLO, the quality of the food is excellent and prices are fair.
Hilton Antwerp Old town is known for its grand ballroom. I had a chance to see the ballroom and since they are still renovating the place, I couldn’t take pictures. But I can assure you that the ballroom is even more spectacular than it used to be. Up to 1200 people could easily fit in, making it the largest hotel ballroom of the Benelux. Very spectacular! The hotel also offers different meeting rooms equipped with the latest technology.
Breakfast is served at Brasserie fLO, it is a buffet style breakfast with plenty dishes to choose from. When staying in an executive room, a buffet is offered in the executive lounge as well.
The Hilton Antwerp Old town is a great hotel with excellent service. Everyone I met was really nice and professional. Again, an upgrade to the executive floor is a bargain. You won’t be disappointed when staying here. Highly recommended!