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August Hotel Antwerp Review

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Immanuel Debeer | 09/10/2019

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  • 20/ 20
    Location & Cost
  • 10/ 20
    Hotel Design
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    Room Design & Amenities
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Pros

  • Beautiful interior design
  • Great seating options
  • Table service and a-la-carte dining

Cons

  • No spa
  • Lounge only opens at 2:30 pm

Antwerp is my home town, but unfortunately I’ve never found any hotels in the city that are remotely high-end or luxurious. There are a few boutique hotels around, but in my 32 years of existence, none of them have enticed me into a staycation.

August Hotel Details

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That all changed when Design Hotels announced a new member to the family called August.

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August Hotel is in the Green quarter, bordering the Jewish quarter in Antwerp. It’s a beautiful area (lots of charming buildings), relatively quiet and with a great restaurant scene.

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August Hotel is located in a former nunnery, and it’s a beautiful heritage building which has had a modern makeover which would make most hoteliers envious.

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Booking August Hotel

You can book direct, via Design hotels or of course via an OTA such as hotels.com (my preferred option). For some reason, I always find that Design hotels offer the most expensive pricing.

If there’s no good deal booking direct, I always go via hotels.com because they have the best rewards program out of all OTA’s (10 nights = 1 night free).

August Hotel Antwerp Check-in

Check-in was quick and uneventful, the hotel has no key cards so you will have to do with a real key.

The Room

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Our room was on the first floor, overlooking the street. The designer of August has done a terrific job, incorporating a heritage building with modern design touches.

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The bed was incredibly comfortable, and so were the pillows. Small touches such as USB chargers are a welcome sight to any traveller with international’s plugs.

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August Restaurant & Bar

August has a well-regarded restaurant, but unfortunately it was closed when we stayed. The bar however, was serving snacks and cocktails which are well worth your time.

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The bar is the piece de resistance of the hotel. Beautiful marble stone offset the coloured glass window from the old chapel.

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If you’re after a bit of fresh air, next to the bar is a garden where you can sit and enjoy your drink.

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In the garden, you will find a concrete cave which used to house the Maria statue and where the nuns used to burn candles.

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It’s a pretty ugly structure, and it somewhat clashes with the rest of the hotel’s aesthetic. Since it’s heritage-listed, the hotel was not allowed to remove it so now it doubles as a great spot to have a few cocktails.

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August Hotel In Conclusion

Finally, there’s a hotel in my hometown, which I would be happy to recommend to anyone looking to visit the beautiful Belgian city of Antwerp (pro tip: skip Brussels, head to Antwerp).

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It’s in a great location, and the whole project has been executed to perfection with great rooms, service and amenities.

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August Hotel Antwerp Detail

  • Address:
    Jules Bordetstraat 5 2018 Antwerp, Belgium
  • Phone:
    +32 3 500 80 80
  • Email:
    [email protected]
  • Website:
    https://www.august-antwerp.com/
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