Hotel O is a sensual and stylish place to stay in Antwerp. Located on the trendy south side of the city, often called ‘T Zuid, this 3 star boutique hotel is surrounded by chic eateries and bars, and impressive cultural venues like the nearby Museum of Fine Arts.
We were allocated a room on the second floor, overlooking the street below. Everything was black, sleek and design orientated. Sheer curtains draped from the windows to give privacy but allow light in. The multi-light bulb construction on the ceiling gave out a warm golden glow over the room, and could be operated by an efficient dimmer switch system. The room felt a little squashed with the double bed taking up the majority of the space, but we excused this as it was extremely comfortable. The cupboard and desk were awkwardly placed and hard to use, I definitely felt the room was more for pleasure than business.
After a busy day of sightseeing, I was relieved to try the giant black freestanding bath. It was the ultimate indulgence to relax in a hot soapy bath whilst watching night descend over the city from the window. There was a separate rain shower wet room and toilet, fully stocked with toiletries by Rituals.
If you feel a little peckish you can head down to the ground floor, where the restaurant Brasserie Nero serves up Belgian beer and regional cuisine. Continental breakfast is also found here in the mornings, it is a pleasant room with natural light streaming in the large windows.
We checked out early to catch a train to Bruges, so missed out of on breakfast, but instead witnessed a wonderful fresh sunrise in this pretty area of the city. Hotel O is a glamorous and affordable option for style conscious tourists visiting Belgium’s most fashionable city.
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Thoroughly Modern Milly travelled to Belgium with Eurostar.
· Eurostar operates up to 9 daily services from London St Pancras International to Brussels with return fares from £69.
· Tickets to any Belgium station start from £79.
· Fastest London-Brussels journey time is 2 hours.
· Tickets are available from eurostar.com or 03432 186 186.