3.5
Average 549 Reviews
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What We Love

  • A lovely hotel in Belgium's charming city of Antwerp, with breakfast and drinksStaying at a hotel right in the heart of the city, close to all the most popular sights
  • Enjoying free drinks at the bar each evening
  • Waking up each morning to a delicious breakfast at the hotel

What To Know

  • Guestrooms are on the small side, but suites are more spacious, and some have fireplaces
  • Central location in the fashion district
  • Glass bathrooms add sex appeal, but may not be for those who want privacy
chair restaurant Boutique Dining dining table

Overview

A lovely hotel in the city center, with a welcome drink on arrival and free drinks at the bar each evening

The Lowdown

How to Get There

Hotel Banks
Steenhouwersvest 55
Antwerpen, Belgium

Reviews

3.5 Average 549 Reviews
Strange room set up - room 105
Reviewed 2 months ago

Bad
-Our bedroom was located right above the breakfast/dining area which means that we can hear everything, even with the TV on. This would wake us up in the morning as the sound of screeching chairs was quite uncomfortable to my ears.
-The doors in the bedroom are so thin you can also clearly hear everyone talking in the hallway.
-The set up of the bathroom in the bedroom is very strange, the bathroom isn't separate. It's a glass box in the corner and the sink is separate to that. A problem that comes from this is not just that you're on the toilet in a glass box but also that if you want to have a shower in the morning and the person you are with is not awake, you can't turn the light on.
-Strangely, there is a kettle, tea bags, coffee etc but no mugs.
Good
-Our bed was very comfortable
-For our room, the window opened onto an outside area with no other windows, so you could open the window and the curtains without anyone looking in on you. this outside area didn't appear to be used that much so there was no noise.
-Something to take advantage of is that from 4:30-8 there are free drinks and nibbles in the dining area
-Apart from the strange bathroom set up, the room decor was quite nice
-There was also a tips and tricks book in the room about shops, bars and restaurants in the area.

Right in the Center
Reviewed 2 months ago

Quite nice. Very modern furnished rooms. The center of Antwerp is just 5 minutes walk away, but not noisy at all. Very friendly staffBut bathroom and WC are only divided by a rather transparent glas wall from the rest of the room. Once I was traveling alone, so that was no problem but later I traveled with my wife and even though we are not very shy we didn't really like that. So if you mind that better ask at the reception for a double room with a real wall between room and bathroom. Nervertheless, very clean and comfortable.

Great value for money hotel
Reviewed 2 months ago

Stayed here recently with friends. The hotel is in a fantastic location, very central with some lovely bars and restaurants within a short walking distance. The rooms are simply but tastefully decorated, love the unfinished plastered ceilings. The rooms are not huge but have plenty of space for two to sleep and get ready in comfortably. Had a great nights sleep in a very comfy bed. We'll definitely be back, especially with the added bonus of the 'happy hour'. Agree with Bettystravel - either 1 big bottle of water or two small per room please!

Location, simplicity, value
Reviewed 2 months ago

Perfect location set in the heart of town. Simple non cluttered rooms with beautiful white cotton bed linen and comfy beds. A real treat to get a complimentary bar of drinks and tapas which is truly free flowing. Add all this together and it’s great value for money.
I have stayed here three times always in a Standard double room and the size is fine. Perfect for a weekend break. I only didn’t give it 5 stars as I would like one more pillow, 2 bottles of water for 2 guests.

Great hotel
Reviewed 2 months ago

Perfect hotel , close to groenplaats and grote markt .nice breakfast and very clean room We loved it ! And we Will visit again soon . We really do recomend the hotel to all of out friends and familie !