I have travelled a lot over the years, and stayed at many hotels, but this has instantly become one of my favourite places. We stayed in the Square View Suite which was spacious and very comfortable, and a great combination of style and cosiness, with some wonderful bay windows with a view over the square.. Too often designer hotels feel cold and soulless, but not here, you can tell a lot of thought went behind the design, it feels very personal and welcoming.
There is such a great attention to details too, and lots of little touches that make it feels very homely (well I wish my house was as stylish!)
And your host Karin is great, she'll come and meet you, and gives you some tips, she even made a reservation for us for a restaurant she recommended when we arrived.
As for the location, it couldn't be any more perfect, tucked away in a charming little square, two minutes walk away from the touristic sights, but also very near a trendy area with plenty of vintage furnishing shops, and some great restaurants and wine bars.
I couldn't recommend it highly enough!
Aplace is a wonderful place to stay in Antwerp! The front room is really like a studio apartment with a sitting area and a very comfortable king-sized bed. The bathroom is very modern with lovely fluffy towels. Super clean throughout. There is a little area on the landing just outside the room with a coffee maker, tea, and all the fixings for same. The square is very quiet, but just a few short blocks from the Vrijdagmarkt Market. There is a lovely wine/beer bar across the square, Pinot, where we spent a couple evenings drinking with the locals and wonderful owners. Take a taxi to/from the train station. It's a bit of a walk. As noted in other reviews, there are winding stairs up to the room, but that is just Belgium! Karin, the owner, was very helpful and friendly. I would recommend Aplace to anyone looking for a good place to stay in Antwerp!
We stayed at this apartment when we visited Antwerp and it was a great place to explore the city from. The square where the apartment is situated has many nice bars and cafes and the accommodation was really outstanding. The room was very stylish and the owner Karin is very friendly and provided everything we needed. Coffee and tea were replenished daily and the kitchen area had a very good coffee machine. The en Suite was well equipped with a walk in shower. We would recommend.
My second stay, this time experiencing the 1st and 3rd floor flats. Each has its own character, both are stylish, comfortable and with lots of little touches that delight. Love the retro/vintage styling, the huge, comfortable beds, the gleaming kitchen area, the stylish bathrooms with lashings of hot water and great showers. The location is perfect. Karin is excellent at all stages, from contact on booking through to welcome to the flat. The only negative is having to leave at the end of the stay. We are already planning our next visit.
I stayed for one night in February. My flight arrived at 8am from the US, and the owner, Karen was kind enough to let me check in early and get some sleep. The location is perfect and the property itself is flawless. Karin thinks of everything and the rooms are well appointed. I was able to meet with her for a glass of wine, and she is a truly wonderful host. I would recommend to anybody that when in Antwerp, stay here. Great location, beautiful property, perfect price. Thanks again, Karin!! -Tom