Georgia Hopkins

Hotel Pilar
  • Where:Antwerp, Belgium
  • Why:For the first trip of the year.
  • When:January 2018
  • Who:Me.
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Checking in.

Our beautiful loft suite.

Super comfy bed and dreamy window combo.

Bedroom eyes.

Le Labo bathroom detail.

Pilar by night.

Hotel Pilar’s beautiful foodbar.

The cute shop.

Sad to go, Antwerp.

Highs & Lows

  • Great location.

  • Beautiful restaurant area for eating or working.

  • Nice design touches.

  • Le Labo in the bathrooms.

  • Loft rooms are super bright and spacious.

  • Lacks some of the conveniences of other hotels - no one to help with luggage, no mini bar, no vanity packs in rooms.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 45/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Design-friendly boutique hotel and foodbar.

  • Vibe

    Casual cool.

  • Location

    Super central in one of Antwerp’s cooler neighborhoods, ‘t Zuid - think stately mansions, wide boulevards, beautiful bars and cafes, and Parisian vibes.

  • Rooms

    17 rooms

  • Music

    Yes, good playlist.

  • Year Opened

    Reopened as Hotel Pilar in August 2017.

  • Designed By

    Interior Archtiect Sam of Contekst.

  • Pool/Gym


  • Restaurant

    Yes, they call it a “foodbar."

  • Bar


  • Minibar

    No. Just a Nespresso machine.

  • Children

    Didn't see any.

  • Price

    Totally reasonable.

Have breakfast at nearby Tinsel cafe (amazing coffee)

Tinsel Cafe

Vlaamsekaai 40, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium

Have breakfast at nearby Tinsel cafe (amazing coffee)

Make sure you reserve ahead for dinner at their amazing vegetable-focused restaurant.

Shop and eat at Graanmarkt13

Graanmarkt 13, Graanmarkt, Antwerp, Belgium

Make sure you reserve ahead for dinner at their amazing vegetable-focused restaurant.

Visit Antwerp’s photography museum.


Photo Museum of Antwerp - FoMu, Waalsekaai, Antwerp, Provincie Antwerpen, Belgium

Visit Antwerp’s photography museum.

Hotel Pilar

Hotel Pilar, Leopold de Waelplaats, Antwerp, Belgium

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