Name: Hilton Antwerp Old Town
Location: Groenplaats 32, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
Price: $160 and up | Book It
- Brasserie Flo Antwerp Restaurant
- 24-hour fitness center
- Executive Lounge
- Private Roof Terrace
- WiFi in public areas
- Business center
- Breakfast buffet included with room
Best Tip: Enjoy breakfast at one of the many tables that face the square with great views of Cathedral of Our Lady.
Stay here if…you don’t mind a bit of a dated room and care about location and experience – which are top notch here.
History of the Hilton Antwerp Old Town
The Hilton Antwerp in old town is located on a famous and historical town square right in the center of Antwerp. The gorgeous façade is from 1864 when the building housed the Grand Bazar Shopping mall.
Check in & The Room at Hilton Antwerp Old town
The halls and rooms are a bit dated in the Hilton Antwerp Old Town but the room was spacious and the bed was extremely comfortable. I stayed in a Junior Suite while on the property and seriously, large is an understatement. The room was the size of my apartment in NYC - which I know isn't saying much. The room featured a sitting area and a king size bed. The bathroom was again extremely large and very modern. It had a Jacuzzi as well as a walk-in shower.
I tested out the tub (twice actually – don’t judge, I was jetlagged) and took some relaxing baths. I was also pleasantly surprised to find that for having such a central location very little sound from the outside cafes and bars drifted into my room.
Wifi at Hilton Hilton Antwerp Old town
The Wifi at Hilton Antwerp Old Town was exceptionally easy to access and worked perfectly during my stay. I was able to stream Netflix, answer emails and search the web with high uninterrupted speeds.
Area around the Hilton Antwerp Old town
The Hilton Antwerp Old Town is in a prime location overlooking the Green Square with views of the Cathedral of Our lady - a top sight in Antwerp. It is also walking distance to many of the other top sites in Antwerp including the market square or Grote Markt and Anwerp City Hall.
Dining at Brasserie Flo at Hilton Antwerp Old town
Breakfast was included with my room and it was extensive to say the least. Not only were there the typical offerings but also a waffle station, a chocolate fountain (!) and a plethora of smoked meats and cheeses. I’m sure you can guess I spent most of my time at the chocolate fountain - no regrets.
Not only is Flo a great option for breakfast, but also evenings at the restaurant are not to be missed. They have a lively terrace with views overlooking the Groenplaats square, a perfect way to enjoy the Belgium café culture without having to leave your hotel. Starting each afternoon and continuing well on into the evening the terrace seating (and restaurant) was packed with guest enjoying the views and sounds of Antwerp.
Onsite extras at Hilton Antwerp Old Town
I was staying in an executive suite which gave me access to their executive lounge on the top floor. The lounge was a sweet haven to get some work done in a nice quiet atmosphere. Also, the lounge has wine and food available all day, if you’re into that sort of thing…
The top floor also has a spacious terrace with partial views of the main Cathedral. You don’t need to be staying in an executive room or suite to enjoy the views – only to use the lounge adjacent to it. The terrace was the perfect way start to my 3 week trip and indulge in the warm weather and spectacular views with a nice cappuccino (which I got from the afore mentioned adjacent lounge). Also, the property has a fitness center. I did not take advantage of it – at all – what a surprise!.
Final Thoughts for Hilton Antwerp Old town
This is honestly a fantastic hotel that exceeded all of my expectations. Add in the prime location and excellent price and you have a no brainer - Stay here while in Antwerp. I highly recommend The Hilton Antwerp Old Town and had an amazing stay while visiting Belgium.