Georgia Hopkins

Hotel Pilar

with Georgia Hopkins www.itsbeautifulhere.com
  • Where:Antwerp, Belgium

  • Why:For the first trip of the year.

  • When:January 2018

  • Who:Me.

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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

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

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

    No

  • Restaurant

    Yes, they call it a “foodbar."

  • Bar

    Yes

  • Minibar

    No. Just a Nespresso machine.

  • Wifi

    Yes

  • 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.

FOMU

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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