Globally renowned as the biggest marketplace for trading rare diamonds, Antwerp is Belgium’s largest city, brimming with historical heritage, award-winning dining establishments, and a collection of truly fabulous hotels to choose from. To help you with your stay from boutique hotels and homely B&Bs to upscale resorts, here are my favourite cool and trendy hotels in Antwerp, Belgium…
Our Top 3 Best Cool and Unusual Hotels
A fabulous choice for short trips and extended staycations, YUST is a free-spirited venue that promises a delightful vacation with good food, art, live music and cultural events.
This residence is the perfect spot to connect with like-minded visitors, sample new cuisine, and expand one’s understanding of art and culture.
YUST offers a wide selection of accommodations, including comfortable beds in dorm rooms, female-only dorms, standard rooms, family-friendly units and luxury suites. Guests planning an extended staycation in Antwerp can explore special offers starting from 1 month with many amenities.
The onsite restaurant serves buffet-style meals at brunch and an a la carte menu of vegan and Belgian dishes for lunch and dinner.
Mouth-watering Belgian cuisine
Ultra-modern creative architecture
Lively and free-spirited atmosphere
Live music and cultural events
Air con can be temperamental
Lively vibe might not suit everyone
Small Luxury Hotel De Witte Lelie
Hotel De Witte Lelie blends 17th-century charm with modern luxuries in three gabled white buildings in the bustling city centre. This urban haven features 10 luxury suites, two sitting rooms with an open fire, a floral courtyard and Antwerp’s famous Bronze Bar.
The interiors and suites have retained their original elements, such as exposed wooden beams, high vaulted ceilings and marble-clad fireplaces. All accommodations offer high-speed WiFi, flatscreen TVs, air conditioning, Treca de Paris bedding, and luxury bath amenities from Hermes.
Budget-conscious vacationers can explore Classic and Deluxe Rooms, while discerning luxury seekers prefer the Presidential Suite with its indulgent amenities and fine furnishings.
Antwerp’s famous Bronze Bar
Pristine floral courtyard
In-room marble-clad fireplaces
Authentic top-class interior design
Some rooms can be dark
Parking area is a little small
Breakfast is extra
Van der Valk Hotel Antwerpen
Situated on the Antwerp Ring Road near the historic quarters, the Van der Valk Hotel is home to 237 rooms, a business centre, and the famous Bistro Stiel.
Travellers can browse multiple categories to find their preferred amenities, including Comfort, Deluxe, Executive and Suite. All accommodations feature flat-screen TVs, safes, refrigerators, work desks, air conditioning, coffee and tea-making equipment and ensuite bathrooms with rain showers.
The state-of-the-art business centre has 28 meeting rooms and ample space to host conferences, parties and gatherings. Guests can feast on traditional Belgian cuisine and Valk classics at the onsite Bistro Stiel.
Renowned on-site Bistro Stiel
Savory traditional Belgian cuisine
Historic quarters nearby
Indoor Swimming Pool
Food is a little pricey
Air Con can be temperamental
A dreamy venue in the heart of Antwerp, Hotel Flora is a historic venue dating back to 1445, featuring an authentic Rococo gatehouse, timeless antiques and a Chinese pagoda. This 15th-century home has been lovingly renovated to infuse the old-world charm with contemporary luxuries.
Flora offers elegant lounges, an impressive library and 7 luxuriously appointed suites: Amethyst, Emerald, Terra, Aquamarine, Ruby, Agate, and Sapphire. The themed suites play up beautiful colours and design elements, while some units come with private patios overlooking the garden.
This centrally located venue is 300 meters from the Cathedral of Our Lady and 400 meters from Groenplaats Antwerp.
Elegant retro-inspired decor
Beautifully-colored custom-themed suites
Cathedral of Our Lady nearby
Impressive on-site library
Parking is a little far
Hotel Indigo Antwerp City Centre, an IHG Hotel
A creative venue adorned with handcrafted furniture and modern artworks that pay homage to talented Flemish artists, Hotel Indigo curates an unforgettable experience in the heart of Antwerp’s bustling city centre.
This high-end boutique hotel offers a selection of 82 rooms blending traditional oak accents with modern amenities. All units have air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, Nespresso coffee machines, ensuite bathrooms with walk-in showers and luxe toiletries from MOOOI.
The day begins with the hotel’s American-style breakfast buffet featuring cold cuts, homemade classics and Belgian specialities. The onsite restaurant, QA’s Kitchen, offers an eclectic atmosphere and a wide selection of pasta, salads, and flavorful snacks.
Contemporary Flemish artwork
Uniquely exquisite handcrafted furniture
Luxury Belgian-inspired breakfast buffet
No coffee making machines in rooms
Air conditioning can be temperamental
Some rooms are a little small
NH Collection Antwerp Centre
NH Collection is ideally located in the iconic Diamond Quarter, offering proximity to the Grote Markt and cultural attractions.
Visitors wanting to spend their vacation shopping at designer boutiques and dining at Antwerp’s Michelin-starred restaurants will find this venue perfectly suited to their needs.
Designed to serve as a tranquil refuge from the crowded city centre, this refined hotel features 186 guest rooms divided across 8 floors. All rooms have exclusive NH Collection mattresses and pillows, Nespresso coffee machines, wide-screen TVs and ensuite bathrooms.
The onsite Spanish bar serves a delicious menu of seasonal recipes, and guests enjoy unrestricted access to the onsite gym.
Close to Grote Markt
Refreshing on-site Spanish bar
Premium gym and wellness center
Some rooms have better views than others
Some noise from the outside
Gulde Schoen The Suite hotel
The Gulde Schoen hotel is established in a 15th-century home, first maintained by the Cathedral of Our Lady and later owned by a Florentine merchant, who undertook extensive renovations to transform it into a Florentine palace. Today, this historical home ranks among Antwerp’s finest luxury boutique hotels, boasting old-world charm and a central location in the Old Town.
Gulde Schoen features 9 luxury rooms, a spacious living room, a cocktail bar, and the Gilded Restaurant. All units have wooden ceilings and floors, cosy fireplaces, living areas, fully-equipped kitchens, king-size beds and ensuite bathrooms.
The onsite Gilded Restaurant whips up a fusion of Asian delicacies with a creative Mediterranean twist.
Spectacular cocktail bar
Asian and Mediterranean cuisine
Studios perfect for families or longer stays
Eye-catching on-site Gilded Restaurant
No in-room kettles
U Eat & Sleep Antwerp
Home to Antwerp’s most beautiful sun terrace and a gourmet restaurant recommended by Gault Millau and the Michelin Guide. This place is much more than an average hotel. This quirky venue combines luxuriously furnished guest rooms, ambient lounging areas, and sumptuous dining experiences.
U Eat & Sleep features 15 guest rooms categorized as Cozy, Charming and Luxury. All units have fine linens, smart appliances, and Aquaclean shower toilets, while the Luxury rooms have free-standing baths and ample space.
The onsite restaurant is full of surprises, from its creative lighting concept and vibrant furniture to the delightful menu featuring regional delicacies and foreign flavours.
Charming on-site sun terrace and river reviews
Uniquely creative lighting concept
Top-class luxurious furnishings
Gault Millau-recommended gourmet restaurant
No public transport nearby
Breakfast options are a little limited
Botanic Sanctuary Antwerp
An ancient complex within a botanical garden, the Botanic Sanctuary welcomes travellers to soothe their minds and bodies with luxurious accommodations, an onsite spa and wellness-focused amenities.
Lauded as Antwerp’s first 5-star hotel with 4 Michelin stars, the Botanic Sanctuary has 108 rooms and suites, 2 fine dining establishments, 3 Michelin-starred restaurants, 14 conference and meeting rooms, and a 15-century chapel.
The 1000-square-meter Botanic Health Spa & Club is a world-class wellness area with a relaxation gallery, a panoramic pool, a Finnish sauna, and an ice fountain. Guests love dining at the onsite 1238 restaurant, which offers artisanal cuisine with a lovely outdoor setting.
Not centrally located
Rooms are not children-friendly
Slow check in at busy times
Hotel Julien is an oasis of luxury and comfort, pampering its guests with comfortable rooms, high-end amenities, an onsite spa and indulgent homemade food. Travellers can browse a selection of guest rooms in two main categories: Julien Experience Rooms and Julien Experience Terrace.
All units are thoughtfully designed with custom Egyptian percale linens, down pillows, designer furniture and photographs from Antwerp’s highly acclaimed Gallery 51. The rooms feature Nespresso coffee machines, minibars, workstations and marble-clad bathrooms with Aesop toiletries.
The onsite spa invites weary travellers to soothe their muscles with hot stone massages, while the hotel’s restaurant provides finger food and light snacks throughout the day.
Egyptian-themed percaline linings
All-exclusive in-room minibars
Superlative exhibition of Gallery 51
Elevators can be slow
Air conditioning can be temperamental
Some rooms can be dark
Hotel O Kathedral
Situated a stone’s throw away from the Cathedral of Our Lady, Hotel O Kathedral is 50 meters from Groenplaats and 500 meters from River Schelde. This design hotel offers a wide selection of Single, Double, Tower, Family, and Kathedral Rooms with sweeping views of the 15th-century Gothic basilica.
All accommodations offer ensuite bathrooms with complimentary toiletries, flat-screen TVs, double box spring mattresses, air conditioning, coffee and tea-making facilities, and in-room appliances.
Mornings at the Hotel Kathedral begin with a sumptuous continental breakfast buffet, and the onsite bar is always well-stocked with decadent Belgian pastries and traditional Antwerp beers.
Views of the gothic basilica
Close to River Schelde
Sumptuous continental breakfast
Style may not be for everyone
Some noise from outside
Wi-Fi can be slow
BTFL Living Antwerp
BTFL Living introduces a unique concept with its iconic buildings housing a selection of luxury suites and apartments. This high-end venue offers the perfect accommodation for every vacationer, from singles and business travellers to couples, families and large groups.
The Barolo Suite is a 6-person accommodation with 3 bedrooms, a rooftop terrace, a well-equipped kitchenette, ambient seating, and a dining area. The Chianti Classico Suite is a smaller space with a lovely balcony, a kitchenette and innumerable smart appliances.
The Barbera d’Alba Suite accommodates 6 guests comfortably with its 3 spacious bedrooms, a state-of-the-art kitchen, a furnished seating area and an intimate dining space.
Uniquely constructed iconic infrastructure
Industrial-style cozy interior design
Outstanding rooftop terrace
Picturesque Pendennis Castle nearby
Check-ins can be slow
Hotel ‘T Sandt
Hotel ‘T Sandt curates a soulful experience with its warm ambience, personalized services, and artisanal breakfast spreads in the sun-soaked Italian courtyard. This homely establishment features 29 rooms, a spacious sun terrace and a patio to relax after an action-packed day of sightseeing.
Guests enjoy access to many amenities and facilities, including high-speed WiFi, in-room smart appliances, a 24-hour reception, and laundry service. The hotel’s lineup offers something for every traveller, from Standard and Duplex rooms to Superior Rooms and Junior Suites.
Travellers seeking to immerse in culture and history will fall in love with the Cathedral Penthouse, while the Cathedral Suite offers sweeping views of the historic quarters and the Cathedral.
Historic building with courtyard
Views of the historic quarters
Extensive artisanal breakfast options
Relaxing sun terrace
Air Conditioners can be noisy
No in-room coffee makers
Some rooms are a little dark
B&B Suites FEEK
FEEK is a homely B&B with boutique hotel-like amenities, situated in the pulsating centre of Antwerp, surrounded by cafes, restaurants and tourist attractions. This eclectic venue is established in a former Port House in 1898, featuring authentic neo-Flemish architecture and Renaissance-style interiors.
FEEK offers 5 luxury suites with complimentary breakfast and ensuite bathrooms with whirlpool tubs or Jacuzzi. The Junior Suite is ideal for singles and couples, while the Family Suite is more spacious, with lounging space and an ensuite bathroom with a rain shower and Jacuzzi.
The Luxury Suite is an oasis of indulgence with its oversized Jacuzzi bath, Tylo IR sauna, XL Smart TV, designer furniture and plush bedding.
Contemporary renaissance-style interiors
Authentic neo-Flemish architecture
Quirky-chic historical construction
Fascinating in-room whirlpool tubs
Lively at night due to busy location
Parking can be expensive
Some bathrooms can be small
The Greenhouse welcomes culture and history enthusiasts to a 1550 home in the heart of Antwerp’s historic town, surrounded by landmarks, heritage sites, and fine dining establishments.
This classy establishment features three lavishly decorated rooms with heated floors, king or queen-size beds, a lounging area, a freestanding bath, and ensuite bathrooms. The well-lit rooms have an intimate setting with greenery and indoor plants.
All rooms provide access to the backyard, and guests can soak up the sun while enjoying breakfast outside in the floral garden. The Greenhouse breakfast is hearty with healthy staples and homemade Belgian treats.
Belgian-inspired breakfast treats
Beautiful on-site floral garden
Antwerp’s heritage sites nearby
Brightly-colored petite interiors
Air conditioning is needed
Parking can be a little compact
Hotel Urban Dreams
Hotel Urban Dreams is ideally positioned in Antwerp’s historical square, a stone’s throw away from the Baroque-style Saint Paul’s Church, only a 5-minute stroll from River Scheldt and the lively Grote Markt.
The location is perfect for exploring iconic landmarks and shopping for rare antiques and vintage fashion finds.
This cozy bed & breakfast offers contemporary bedrooms and a spacious reception area with complimentary tea and coffee facilities.
Guests can explore a lineup of Single Rooms, Double Rooms, and Apartments to accommodate 3-4 guests comfortably. All accommodations have smart appliances, finely crafted furniture, and ensuite bathrooms.
The hotel offers a sumptuous breakfast spread each morning.
Saint Paul’s Church nearby
Finely crafted top-class decor
Surrounded by vintage fashion finds
No Air Con
Lively at night due to busy location
Sapphire House Antwerp, Autograph Collection
A luxurious establishment housed in a 16th-century building, Sapphire House is a 5-star boutique hotel featuring 139 rooms and suites, 2 onsite restaurants, and the iconic Handelsbeurs with 11 multipurpose rooms for meetings and events.
Sapphire House pays homage to Antwerp’s diamond heritage with its rich interiors, sapphire-shaped tables, and bespoke furniture. The accommodations feature authentic wooden floors, high vaulted ceilings and ornate fireplaces dating back to the 18th century.
The Handelsbeurs building offers well-appointed rooms and space for business conferences, conventions and meetings. Guests spoke highly of the onsite plant-based restaurant, WILDn, led by the Michelin-starred Chef Bart de Pooter.
Antwerp’s heritage-focused rich interiors
Ornate historical fireplaces
Bespoke furniture with sapphire-shaped tables
Air conditioning can be temperamental
Restaurant menu is a little limited
B&B Yellow Submarine
The Yellow Submarine is an upbeat B&B in the bustling Eilandje district, boasting a central location near the Grote Markt, Saint Paul’s Church, the historic town center, and the Museum Aan de Stroom (MAS).
This venue features three luxurious rooms with parquet flooring, minibars, high-end Auping beds, ensuite bathrooms with oversized bathtubs, and innumerable in-room amenities. The double rooms are ideal for singles, couples, and sharers seeking ample space with high-end appliances and personalized services.
Guests can request a homemade breakfast spread in their rooms or enjoy their meals and snacks at the onsite coffee bar, featuring multiple gluten-free and lactose-free options.
Luxurious parquet flooring
Intricate in-room minibars
Museum Aan de Stroom nearby
Gluten and lactose-free meals
Some bathrooms are a little small
Some rooms can be warm
A lovingly maintained accommodation nestled in a peaceful residential area in northern Antwerp, the Sint-Mariaburg B&B offers a home away from home with 2 guest rooms, homemade breakfast, and thoughtful amenities.
The B&B is established in a preserved outbuilding of a historical farm in Ekeren, and the interiors retain their authentic elements. The Elixir d’ Anvers Room features a double bed, a seating area with a table and chairs, an ensuite bathroom, and a private terrace.
The Van den Wyngaert Room, named after the founder of Sint-Mariaburg, offers a comfortable sleeping and seating area with an ensuite bathroom and innumerable in-room appliances.
Exquisitely organized authentic interior design
Serene and peaceful surroundings
On-premise biking facilitation
For the budget-friendly crowd
No 24/7 reception staff
No outside space
Comparison of Best Hotels in Antwerp
In the table below, we have compared the top 19 cool and unique hotels in Antwerp. You can sort the table based on different factors like location, distance from attractions, price per night, and restaurants nearby:
Hotel Name Location Price Range (per night) Fitness Facilities Distance to Attractions (km) Nearby Restaurants
YUST Antwerp Coveliersstraat 6 $105-$293 Yes 2.1 2
Small Luxury Hotel De Witte Lelie Keizerstraat 16-18 $387-$778 Yes 0.5 2
Van der Valk Hotel Antwerpen Luitenant Lippenslaan 66 $249-$473 Yes 1.9 2
Flora Korte Nieuwstraat 12 $346 No 0.2 3
Hotel Indigo Antwerp City Centre, an IHG Hotel Koningin Astridplein 43 $155-$258 No 0.9 1
NH Collection Antwerp Centre 84 Pelikaanstraat 84 $194-$316 Yes 1.1 1
Gulde Schoen The Suite hotel 37 Melkmarkt $194-$421 No 0.5 2
U Eat & Sleep Antwerp Nassaustraat 42 $243-$387 No 1.1 2
Botanic Sanctuary Antwerp 26 Leopoldstraat $423-$3,038 Yes 0.7 2
Hotel Julien Korte Nieuwstraat 24 $223-$410 Yes 0.5 1
Hotel O Kathedral Handschoenmarkt 3 $366-$377 No 0.7 3
BTFL Living Antwerp 25 Zirkstraat $164-$360 No 0.65 3
Hotel 'T Sandt Zand 17 $243-$276 No 0.75 2
B&B Suites FEEK Oude Leeuwenrui 23 $303 No 1.0 3
The Greenhouse rijke beukelaarstraat 12 $195 No 0.7 1
Hotel Urban Dreams Veemarkt 26 $154-$174 No 0.6 3
Sapphire House Antwerp, Autograph Collection Lange Nieuwstraat 20-24 $311-$826 Yes 0.6 1
B&B Yellow Submarine Falconplein 51 $219 No 0.75 1
B&B Sint-Mariaburg 3 Schepersveldlei $135-$278 No 3.6 2
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