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
How to Get There
This is a great hotel in the old town of Antwerp. The rooms are not too big, but very efficiently decorated. The bed is good, there are two comfortable chairs and a modern bathroom. The ceiling and the floor are made of concrete which gives the room a modern industrial feeling.
We really appreciated the free drinks and bites. Starting at five pm there are free drinks including wine and nice bites like olives, salami, salmon and tortilla chips for free. Great to relax between day activities and diner.
The pice of the hotel is reasonable for the location. I can definitely recommend the place for a weekend Antwerp.
I had booked a stay at Hotel Banks thru Hotel.com and wanted to inform the hotel I was going to arrive after 20.30 u.
Nobody answered the phone for over 45 min trying and when I contacted Hotel.com they where useless with helping and advised my wrongly to book another hotel as I would not be able to check in.
Both the hotel as hotel.com did not try to understand this and did nothing to solve this issue.
The hotel where not sympathetic towards a potential repeat customer and where dismissive by repeating I was a no show for them.
Overall a very bad service for both parties.
Would not recommend either.
-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.
-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.
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.
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!