Superb hotel for Valentine's in beautiful Antwerp
Posted Feb 17, 2015
This was our first visit to Antwerp. We arranged the trip quite last minute and booked our rooms at Hotel de Witte Lellie before anything else as there was a good offer on the room and it looked beautiful. The hotel did not disappoint, it lived up to all of our expectations. The room was impeccably clean, simply and comfortably furnished with unusual architectural features. We liked the combination of old style elegance with modern furnishings. The high ceilings, large windows thoughout and grand fireplaces in the lounges and breakfast room were all enlivened by the shimmering wall coverings, polished floors and the flickering of candles and fires blazing in the hearths. The staff were so helpful and friendly. We were greeted at the door before we had even had a chance to find the bell and our hosts went to great trouble to find us a table at some very good restaurants. We had not had the foresight to book a table in advance for Saturday night. As this was Valentine's night many of the restaurants were fully booked but after making about 15 calls on our behalf, the staff managed to get us a table at Gist which was perfectly good. The breakfasts were excellent, all very fresh and with a good selection of fare. This we took in the delightful breakfast room overlooking the formally laid out courtyard. With its smart tradtional style kitchen at one end, where eggs and toast were prepared to order, it felt a little like staying at the house of friend rather than being in a hotel.