5-star numbers to eccentric guesthouses. Prices vary dramatically, but you shouldn’t struggle to find somewhere with a bit of personality (whatever your budget).
The Antwerp hotels below have been handpicked by our guide author and are grouped into three pricing categories:
Luxury (over €200)
Moderate (€100 to €200)
Cheap (up to €100)
These prices are for a double room per night and include all taxes and breakfast.
De Witte Lelie
This former 17th-century canal house is today one of the best boutique hotels in Antwerp. Period features and antiques have been sympathetically fused with contemporary designs to offer guests a comfortable and characterful stay in the city. The 10 gorgeous bedrooms give the hotel a cosy, personable feel, although rooms book up quickly.Address: , Keizerstraat 16, Antwerp, 2000
Telephone: +32 3 226 1966.
Hilton Antwerp Old Town
Boasting the sky-high Cathedral of Our Lady as its next-door neighbour, this five-story fin-de-siècle building was originally the Grand Bazar department store. Spacious rooms are sumptuously decorated with one eye on history, though the flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi keep everything up to date. Drink in the surroundings by taking afternoon tea in the marble-floored lobby.Address: , Groenplaats 32, Antwerp, 2000
Telephone: +32 3 204 1212
Built in 1929, the Firean Hotel is reputed to be one of the most charming hotels in Belgium. This hotel is an Art-deco mansion that the actual owners restored in 1986. They take pride in offering outstanding quality and service with thoughtful gestures. One of the proprietors welcomes guests upon arrival, acquainting visitors with the space.
Address: , Karel Oomsstraat 6, Antwerp, 2018
Telephone: +32 3 237 0260
A short walk from Groenplaats Square, this elegant and cosy Antwerp hotel is a beautiful mix of old and new. The rooms sport minimalist designer décor and all amenities blend seamlessly with original medieval features. Friendly staff preside over the space, and the roof terrace provides sweeping city views.Address: , Korte Nieuwstraat 24, Antwerp, 2000
Telephone: +32 3 229 0600
Tucked away in a quiet side street behind the Grote Markt, this stylish 4-star hotel is the perfect base to explore the Old Town. A friendly concierge welcomes weary travellers with a refreshing port or sherry, while the hotel’s chic rooms are comfortable, quiet and well-appointed. You won’t go hungry either; their buffet breakfast will set you up for a day full of sightseeing.Address: , Oude Beurs 29, Antwerp, 2000
Telephone: +32 3 222 4848
Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel
Less characterful than some Antwerp hotels, though no less luxurious, the Astrid is a towering modern building that borrows elements from older styles. Boasting some 200 rooms of 5-star lavishness, it’s situated directly opposite Antwerp's Centraal station. Guests have full use of the leisure facilities, including a health centre.Address: , Koningin Astridplein 7, Antwerp, 2018
Telephone: +32 3 203 1234
Matelote is a unique boutique hotel merging 21st century convenience with 16th century architecture. Nestled in the Haarstraat, the building is just a short walk from main attractions like the Grand Palace and its town hall, the River Scheldt and the Antwerp Cathedral. The Fashion Museum and Rubens House also sit nearby, making sight-seeing a breeze. Because it’s a historical site, there is no elevator in the hotel, meaning it does not offer full accessibility.
Address: , Haarstraat 11a, Antwerp, 2000
Telephone: +32 3 201 8800
Nestled in the shadow cast by the neighbouring cathedral, this long-established Antwerp hotel offers simple, clean and elegant rooms. It may be small with no frills, but considering its prime location opposite the city’s biggest landmark, Hotel Postiljon offers fantastic value for money.Address: , Blauwmoezelstraat 6, Antwerp, 2000
Telephone: +32 3 231 7575.
Next to the Fine Arts Museum, this cheap Antwerp hotel sits in the trendy Zuid district. The building occupies a former cardinal's residence that dates back to 1860, with ornate public areas and 22 tastefully decorated bedrooms.Address: Zuid, Amerikalei 115-117, Antwerp, 2000
Telephone: +32 3 237 0789.
Located near Antwerp's Centraal Station, Leonardo Hotel has 96 spacious bedrooms, which are smart, clean and contemporary. The location is great for exploring the diamond district and for onward travel, but not so good for the historic Old Town, which is a fair walk away. But the price is right and the summer terrace is the perfect place to enjoy breakfast.Address: , De Keyserlei 59, Antwerp, 2018
Telephone: +32 3 232 1443
Located in the heart of the fashion district, this superb little guesthouse is owned by Danielle, a friendly lady who has two apartments and a guest bedroom that she rents out at very reasonable rates. Danielle used to work in the fashion industry, so the decor is stylish and slightly eccentric (there’s an antique rowing boat hanging from the ceiling of one apartment), but the city centre location is almost unbeatable.Address: , Zwaardstraat 2, Antwerp, 2000
Telephone: +32 3 232 3066