3.5
Average 534 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 534 Reviews
Awesome stay!!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a weekend at this luxurious hotel that is located in the middle of everything!! It is so close to shopping districts, close to lots of museum and other cultural areas!
The rooms are clean and nice! Not so Big but absolutely big enough!
The beds are comfortable and it is calm and silent!
And they have great breakfast at Bonnies where you also can have great lunch/ dinner! If you want to have some nightlife the bar is a popular place and is absolutely nice to visit!!
I definitely can recommend this hotel! It is well worth the money and you will not be disappointed! Would also like to give the staff some compliments, they are so nice, friendly and serviceminded!!

Great Location and that is all!
Reviewed 1 month ago

This is a hotel you want to love because of the location, but that’s about all in its favour. We arrived quite early and stored our luggage until check in at 3pm. Walking distance to everything and across the street is a Le Pain Quotdien – much of their fare is organic and it was a good place to refresh. The rooms in the hotel are very small as others have said, the bathrooms being extremely awkwardly laid out. We also found it odd that the bathroom is a glass box placed in the room and if you don’t know your companion well, after staying at this hotel, you will. The bathroom sink is in the bedroom and that in my opinion is a bit gross. No place to put your shampoo bottles etc whilst showering and also limited space for your toiletries on the sink. There is a kettle which is nice. The bed was comfortable. The room has a concrete ceiling and in the bathroom, due to the ventilation problems, mould has grown. The shower was also a bit grubby. As others have said, the walls between other guests are really thin – we had neighbours that sounded like young American girls, giggling, slamming doors, laughing etc, which is slightly annoying. At 12.15 am on our last night, we were woken by these girls running around in the corridor, slamming doors and I decided to say something when one settled into the corridor to have a phone conversation in a loud voice. I asked her to return to her room, then the neighbours on the other side came back at 1am and proceeded to make a noise too. You can hear everything. The staff are relatively friendly if a bit disengaged – the reception is often unattended and when we arrived back at the hotel on our first day, we rang the bell and no one appeared, eventually we gave up and sat on a bench outside. One of the most annoying things about this hotel is the dreadful wifi – there are two addresses and both are pretty pathetic. As I had work to do, it was extremely annoying, the wifi drifts in and out and in today’s world when it is easy to have good wifi, puts me right off a hotel. The maintenance in the hotel looks like it needs some attention, from arrival to departure a fluorescent light that was not working was not repaired, the lift on the downstairs door was broken, and you can see various indentations etc in the corridor and a hole in the wall in our room. I did mention the noise to the person at reception when we checked out, she said we should have contacted the night receptionist, however we were told that the reception is not manned at night. All in all a disappointing experience, this is more like a cheap hostel and I definitely would not stay here again, tempting as the location is. Perhaps the hotel should accept that they are a cheap hostel, charge prices in accordance and not pretend to be anything else.

Small and noisy, disappointing
Reviewed 1 month ago

The hotel is centrally located near the old citycenter of Antwerp. Reception and check-in were friendly and efficient. Our room was small, and looked more like something you would find in a youthhostel than a hotelroom. Because there is no carpeting there are a lot of contactnoises from other rooms. We could also literally follow the conversation from one of the adjoining rooms. On the plus side, the beds and shower were excellent, as was the breakfast. All in all we were disappointed by the room and thought is was much to expensive for what was on offer.

Unexpected goodness!
Reviewed 1 month ago

Truly liked this hotel, from the kindness and ease of check in to clean rooms. Although I had a small economy room it was fully sufficient for my few days in Antwerp. I only really slept here, spending most time touring. The room was clean including all that was needed for a short simple stay. Even a mini fridge was offered if needed.
The beer/wine/champagne and nibble hours every night were a treat before heading out for the night. If you want a nice clean, great location to stay in Antwerp definitely suggest this hotel. If you are looking for 5 star luxury including amenities, this isn't your place. This is a boutique, budget friendly, clean place to crash for a few days.
Also the fact that the doors closed at night and you had to go through night entrance wasn't a problem at all, phone numbers were supplied to the staff if any issues arose.

Nice
Reviewed 2 months ago

Nice hotel, friendly staff.
Reception friendly and competent.

Nice location, city centre, fashion quarter.
Clean but also cosy (reception and dining area are nice).
Recommendation for sure.
Everything on walking distance.
Nice area, parking close by.