Hotelchain: Radisson Blu
Location: Antwerp – Belgium
Classification: 4 star superior hotel
Official website: radissonblu.com/nl/astridhotel-antwerp
Radisson Blu Astrid is a great four superior star hotel in the center of Antwerp. You can’t beat the location, you are in the middle of it all. The world famous Central Station of Antwerp is right across the hotel. The main shopping area is only a few minutes away! This is a very convenient location to explore all the major attractions Antwerp has to offer!
The exceptional iconic façade of the hotel is just gorgeous and has been designed by Michael Graves, a famous American architect. Once inside, I was surprised that the hotel has been renovated recently and is totally up to date. It looks like a new hotel. The reception staff was friendly and everything we needed to know about the hotel and its facilities were explained in a very kind way.
The rooms at Radisson Blu Astrid are of a four star level and offer all the comfort you’d need for an upmost comfortable stay including a Nespresso coffee machine. Again, they are recently renovated and I appreciated the contemporary design and overall lay out. The room I stayed in had a full view over the central station. Just beautiful!
Bathroom was comfortable and featured a bath tub. Bathrobes were provided. I must also highlight the good quality toiletries. They even provide a deep sleep pillow spray which worked pretty well.
On the first floor, a full spa center is available. Radisson Blu Astrid offers an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna and steam room. Right next to the pool area is a large fitness facility. The place was very well maintained and towels are provided.
I love the large bar Made right next to the check in area. Several cozy sitting areas can be found here with plush sofas and amazing drinks at affordable prices! This is the perfect spot to chat with friends and have a great time! They have the best cocktails there, be sure to check out the HAVN gin, a local gin. I’m sure you will love it as much as I did! It was great to find out that a lot of local people were enjoying themselves in the hotel as well. It is the place where local people and guests merge!
Their Made in Antwerp restaurant offers delightful dishes with a lot of healthy options. Decoration is wonderful and trendy. Very nice!
At night, we thoroughly enjoyed a wonderful dinner here. The chef definitely knows how to combine ingredients, flavors were amazing! As a starter, the shrimp croquettes with pork bacon were delicious. The Belgian Blue Steak with pommes Anna as a main course was outstanding! And we always have some room for dessert, the signature hazelnut éclair was one of the best I have had in my life! I must mention that each plate was beautifully presented! Service was easy going yet professional – Top!
Restaurant Windows of Antwerp is the place where they serve breakfast. The large buffet consists of several cheeses, meat, etc. Most of you know I love eggs and they do know how to prepare the eggs just the way I prefer! Thumbs up! Each morning guests can enjoy fresh orange juice which was a bonus!
Besides of Made and Windows of Antwerp, there’s also a Starbucks located in the hotel. Always nice to grab a nice coffee.
Radisson Blu Astrid is a perfect hotel to stay at when visiting Antwerp! Each time I entered the hotel, I felt like coming home which is quite unique! Can’t wait to return to this beautiful place with the most convenient location and accommodating staff.