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Hotel FRANQ

FRANQ

Housed in a neoclassical building, FRANQ offers a chic and convenient place to stay near Antwerp’s historic district. The hotel’s location on a quiet side street ensures a more private and relaxing stay away from the noise.

The hotel is named for the building’s past as a bank; Belgium once used the Belgian Franc as currency. Original design elements are also in evidence throughout the building in details like marble floors, columns and stairwells. Overall, FRANQ gives off a sophisticated urban-chic feel; its lobby seating areas mix deep teal couches with soft coral armchairs and leopard print ottomans.

There are 42 rooms and suites in a variety of sizes, including multiple options for families or groups. They’re all decorated with clean lines and pops of orange and blue in pillows and armchairs.

The hotel also boasts a fine-dining restaurant that has a simple but stylish feel with teal banquettes and tan leather chairs, an outdoor courtyard and a well-equipped gym.

Our rating: Medium

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Rooms

There are 42 rooms and suites divided among five categories: Small Classic room, Classic room, Deluxe room, Junior suite and Luxury suite. The main difference between the categories is the size, though Deluxe rooms and above do have a larger TV as well. The Junior suites have attached seating areas, while the Luxury suite has a separate living room.

The decor is crisp and clean with mostly neutral tones, though there are pops of accent hues in decorative pillows and bright armchairs. En suite bathrooms, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, smart TVs, minibars and Bluetooth sound systems come standard in all rooms.

Location

FRANQ is located on a quiet side street bordering the heart of Antwerp’s historic district. It’s about a six-minute walk to the Cathedral of Our Lady, a ten-minute walk to Rubens House and a 15-minute walk to the Museum ann de Stroom. The streets nearby are lined with a wide variety of restaurant and shopping options.

Food and drink

  • A buffet breakfast with á la carte options is served daily in the dining room or outside courtyard in warmer weather.
  • The fine-dining restaurant FRANQ is open for lunch and dinner and serves French-Belgian cuisine.
  • Bar FRANQ offers coffee, tea, wine, cocktails and light snacks all day.

Families

  • Family room available
  • Two classic rooms can be combined by an exterior door in the hallway
  • Extra bed is available in Deluxe room category and above

Facilities and activities

  • Well-equipped gym
  • Laundry service
  • Outdoor courtyard with seating
  • Bikes to rent
  • 24-hour room service
  • Parking facilities

Accessibility

Hotel is accessible and has elevator access to all floors. There are wheelchair accessible rooms available upon request.

Our opinion

We recommend FRANQ for its convenient location, characterful design and personal service. 

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