Georgia Hopkins

Hotel Pilar

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

Checking in.

Hotel Pilar Our beautiful loft suite.

Our beautiful loft suite.

Hotel Pilar Super comfy bed and dreamy window combo.

Super comfy bed and dreamy window combo.

Hotel Pilar Bedroom eyes.

Bedroom eyes.

Hotel Pilar Le Labo bathroom detail.

Le Labo bathroom detail.

Hotel Pilar Pilar by night.

Pilar by night.

Hotel Pilar Hotel Pilar’s beautiful foodbar.

Hotel Pilar’s beautiful foodbar.

Hotel Pilar The cute shop.

The cute shop.

Hotel Pilar Sad to go, Antwerp.

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.

  • Health & Wellness


  • Restaurant

    Yes, they call it a “foodbar."

  • Bar


  • Minibar

    No. Just a Nespresso machine.

  • Children

    Didn't see any.

  • Price

    Totally reasonable.

  • Website

    Visit website

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