24th June 2014
What: Three city apartments in the centre of Antwerp.
Atmosphere & design: The apartments are all decorated in a different way. Think: Eames chairs, Saarinen tables and Castiglioni’s Arco Lamps. What I love most about these city flats is that they are all very spacious; they even have a small kitchenette. I stayed here for a couple of days and didn’t feel like sleeping in a hotelroom at all.
Location: Perfect location, right in the middle of Antwerp. Rafaël Residence is situated in Schuttershofstraat, a great shopping street (dangerous!!!).
Insiders tip: Just below the apartments the owners have a small café ‘Bar Tabac Julien’; my favourite spot to eat a croissant in the morning or to drink Franciacorta (high-quality sparkling wine from Lombardy, Northern Italy) in the afternoon.
Price category: The city flats on the 1st and 2nd floor: 150 euros per night (my two favourites!). The duplex above: 200 euros per night.
Address: Wapper 18, 2000 Antwerpen
Copyright pictures: Marie Monsieur