Nice and Simple
The Hampton by Hilton Antwerp Central Station is located directly outside Antwerp Centraal Station - a minute's walk - so very convenient for rail travel. The neighbourhood is clean, convenient to shopping areas and attractions, and surprisingly quiet at night. Reception, lounge, and dining areas are quite nice, bright, modern, and updated, located on the first floor above the street. The staff was so lovely and accommodating - we experienced a noisy neighbour issue shortly after check-in and were promptly provided with a quieter room upon request. They were also nice about stowing our bags after checkout while we explored the city prior to our evening train home. The room itself was nice and simple with no frills, but nicely designed. The bed was not the most comfortable as I found it too hard, but my partner was pleased with it. Temperature control in the room actually worked, which does not always happen in hotels, so we could alternately warm or cool the room as we pleased. The only problematic aspect of our stay was the bathroom. Be prepared for a wild ride as the shower temperature drops and spikes constantly during use. This happened both in the morning and evening, so frequently enough that it seems standard. Also, the toilet takes anywhere from two to four tries to properly flush, even when holding the button fairly long, which was annoying. Apart from these issues, the hotel was nice and got the job done. I would consider another stay.