So I am in Antwerp now at one of my favourite hotels… the Hilton! The Hilton has a beautiful hotel in Antwerp’s old town which overlooks the majestic cathedral and is close to the canal / river and has plenty of cafes around with a the right level of foot traffic to people watch!
The staff are so amazing! They look after every need (taxis, special requests etc.) – like most Hilton Hotels they really know service.
We are staying at the Ambassador Suite – a spacious suite that is the epitome of luxury! It is one of the better suites in the Hilton chain and perfect for our stay.
The Entrance to the Suite
I couldn’t describe the expansiveness of the suite… my camera was too small to capture the room’s size, so I have taken plenty of photos to show the lovely suite. It’s such a beautiful room and I don’t think the pictures do it any justice.
The bed and duvet are oh so plush and comfortable, there is a beautiful work desk for me to work on my blog at night, a sofa to sit and contemplate the moments of travel that just have you in awe, and a beautiful bathtub with a powerful shower, where the foamy silky Peter Thomas Roth bath amenities wash away the stress and troubles of the day just gone.
The Shower and Spa
The Executive Lounge
The reason I choose the Hilton in most cases is the Executive Lounge. The perfect place to relax, have some pre-dinner canapes before tackling the nightlife, a private breakfast and the charm of sitting in the plush sofas and watching the travel-set mingle and socialise.
The Lounge has beautiful terrace where one can collect a glass wine and just sip it and admire the historical cathedral.
The Terrace at the Executive Lounge
The Lounge itself is beautiful with some plush antique sofas – a very much like an old English library room.
The canapes in the lounge were lovely – there were mini burgers, quiches, prawn rolls, cheese and nuts and lovely Italian Wine.
This hotel is amazing and if I ever came back to Antwerp I probably would stay here… However there was one let down; there was only one staff member serving the entire Executive Lounge. As a result there weren’t enough wine glasses, the food was not refilled from the initial serving (most lounges actually have continuous service for canape / drinks timeframe) and wine took ages to be restocked.
I hope this is fixed soon – but I wouldn’t let it detract from my experience here which was absolutely lovely.
Pre-Dinner Canapes at the Executive Lounge