A chic hotel in the heart of Antwerp’s historic district, FRANQ provides a comfortable and convenient base for your stay in the city. Enjoy the hotel’s fine-dining restaurant, sit out in the courtyard or explore the nearby sights.
Hotel ‘t Sandt
With an elegant white façade of tall windows and curling wrought-iron details, Hotel ‘t Sandt offers a polished place to stay that’s conveniently located near restaurants, shops and the waterfront promenade.
The building was a 16th-century warehouse for the banana trade in Antwerp, but was given a Rococo facelift when it was repurposed as a mansion in the 17th century. Many of the original design elements — like wood floors, antique wardrobes, wrought-iron spiral stairs and wood-beam ceilings — were painstakingly restored and can still be seen in the hotel.
The hotel also has an Italian-style courtyard where you can sit outside on the tree-shrouded terrace and listen to the trickling of the fountain.
Each of the 29 rooms is unique in size and layout due to the historic nature of the building, but all have contemporary furniture for comfort, and plentiful sunlight from the oversize windows.
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There are 29 rooms and suites, each one different in size and layout due to the preservation of the historic design of the building. The Standard rooms are the smallest, while the Superior rooms are slightly larger and have additional seating.
There are three Duplex rooms which boast a living room on one floor and the bedroom on another, reached by a wrought iron spiral staircase. The Cathedral Penthouse has a large bedroom area and much of the original structure, such as wooden support beams, is visible. The Cathedral Suite has a separate living area and a sofa bed.
En suite bathrooms, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, minibars and flatscreen TVs are available in all the rooms.
Hotel ‘t Sandt is situated next to the Schedlt River and the waterfront promenade, and right near a wide variety of restaurants, bars and shops. It’s about a five-minute walk to the Cathedral of Our Lady, a 15-minute walk to the Rubens House and a 20-minute walk to Museum aan de Stroom.
Food and drink
- A full buffet breakfast with á la carte options is served daily in the dining room or outdoor courtyard in warmer months
- The suite option has an extra bed available upon request
Facilities and activities
- Laundry service
- Outdoor courtyard for your use
- 24-hour reception
Due to the historic nature of the building, the hotel isn’t wheelchair accessible. There’s an elevator that accesses all floors, however some small steps may be necessary.
We love this hotel for its high level of service, stylish rooms and attention to detail throughout the building.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Spend a few hours with a guide exploring Bruges’ historical highlights, where you’ll see artwork by Michelangelo, Gothic cathedrals and a towering belfry. Then, spend an hour cruising the postcard-worthy canals and see step-gabled houses and stone bridges.
Get to know Antwerp’s history and try some of its best cuisine on this guided walking tour. You’ll see the city’s oldest building and busiest square, and get to try frites, artisanal chocolates, waffles and beer.
Explore Antwerp’s legendary Diamond Quarter, a stopover for 86% of the world’s legal raw diamonds, on this three-hour walking tour. Your guide will take you to a workshop where you can watch the gemstones be cut, shaped and polished.
See a world-renowned altarpiece, a bird’s-eye view of the city, a medieval castle and lively market squares on a walking tour of Ghent. Then explore the city’s waterways on a boat tour of the canals, where you’ll be served local delicacies and Belgian beer.